Encyclopedia of Sustainability in Higher Education

2019 Edition
| Editors: Walter Leal Filho

Business Education for Sustainable Development

  • Meredith StoreyEmail author
  • Sheila Killian
  • Philip O’Regan
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-11352-0_199


Education and collaboration from business and management faculties contributing to Sustainable Development, which is understood as advancing ‘the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.’


The field of business education for sustainable development is a dynamic one, with the positions of both business and business schools constantly changing with regard to sustainable development. An overarching trend, however, is a move away from accepting the pedagogical patterns of the past and toward innovation-seeking to meaningfully contribute to a sustainable society. This triggers a paradigm shift in the field of business education. As well as imparting knowledge and skills, business and management educators must prepare students to be citizens who are mindful of sustainability, responsibility, and ethics within whatever field they occupy on graduation.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Meredith Storey
    • 1
    Email author
  • Sheila Killian
    • 1
  • Philip O’Regan
    • 1
  1. 1.Kemmy Business SchoolUniversity of LimerickLimerickIreland

Section editors and affiliations

  • Ingrid Molderez
    • 1
  1. 1.KU LeuvenLeuvenBelgium