In May 2008 GIBS established, with funding from Transnet, an academic programme in sustainable development. The programme, directed by Donald Gibson, aims to mainstream sustainability into GIBS’ activities both externally through its teaching and research, and internally in its campus operations. The programme is made up of the following activities:
- An MBA Elective entitled ‘Sustainability and the Environment’;
- MBA and doctoral research;
- Executive Education courses and Company Specific Programmes;
- Forums and conferences;
- Greening the GIBS campus.
From 2010, sustainability will be included as a key component in the core MBA module ‘Macro-environment of Business.