Managers have a critical role to play in the transition to a low-carbon, resilient society. They must mitigate the environmental impacts of their organizations and work to adapt society to the changes that are underway.
However, they are rarely trained on these issues. In 2019, only 6% of management training courses addressed ecological issues in mandatory courses. Our economic activity depends on energy and material flows, climatic conditions and ecosystems. To be sustainable, it must respect planetary limits. The leaders of tomorrow's economy must fully integrate this reality.
Management science and its practitioners are at the center of this revolution in ideas and practices. In fact, 94% of management educators believe that their institutions should train students in environmental issues. The urgency is undeniable.
The Shift Project and the Audencia School of Management joined forces in September 2021 as part of the "ClimatSup Business - Training the players of tomorrow's economy" project, to explore how to accelerate the transformation of teaching to include ecological issues in all management courses. This work follows a previous report on engineering courses and will be completed at the end of the year with a report dedicated to finance courses, published on December 15, 2022.