Haifa 2013 Newsletter
The Bank of Ireland: A Raw Case Study panel highlights an excellent example of a raw case jointly created by GNAM schools. In the panel discussion around the case, with classrooms of three Network schools connected through technology, we also see what we can all do together with the network. The Preparing Leaders for a Flatter Worldpanel is also interesting as a chance to hear the thoughts of nine Network school representatives on the challenges and opportunities of management education today.
We were also very pleased to have Peter Bakker, President of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, join the Path to Resilient Prosperity panel. Yale has just entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development to facilitate collaboration between the Global Network and the 200+ global multinationals and more than two dozen regional networks that comprise the WBCSD. In this spirit, Bakker urged students to build solutions for urgent global problems, telling them, I will work with you and the 24 other international universities to survive. The panel moderator Brad Gentry also expressed his excitement about teaching one of the Small Network Online Courses (SNOC) that he is teaching to more than 60 MBA students from 14 Global Network schools between now and May.
The other panels offer a range of fascinating perspectives on a variety of topics, including in the Finance in Society: Markets and Behavior panel, the thoughts of Robert Shiller, Zhiwu Chen, David Swensen and Jane Mendillo on the influence of financial systems on society; and in the Bosses as Brands: CEOs in the Public Spotlightpanel, the thoughts of Pepsico CEO Indra Nooyi, Time Warner CEO Jeffrey Bewkes, and remotely from his office in China, China Petrochemical Corporation Chairman, Mr.
Chengyu Fu, on the role of a CEO.