TBS Education becomes a “Business for Good”
Through research with a societal impact, TBS Education has created a diverse group of open and well-informed stakeholders who can contribute to a responsible and sustainable economy through their organisations. This is TBS Education’s foundational purpose.
What is a Business for Good company?
TBS Education became a Business for Good in 2021. Now ingrained in our statutes, our ‘raison d’être’ is shown through our social, societal and environmental commitments in order to contribute to a more sustainable and responsible economy and a positive society.
Thanks to research with a societal impact, TBS trains diverse, open and enlightened learners, who will contribute to the development of a responsible and sustainable economy within their organizations.
This process has taken place in 4 steps:
- Define the purpose of the organization, “its North Star”
- Identify the objectives that will give substance to this purpose
- Include the purpose and objectives in the statutes of the organization
- Be assessed every two years by a third-party organization on the progress of statutory objectives
The evolution of TBS Education’s status into a Business for Good has been achieved in collaboration with all school stakeholders: students, alumni, professors, employees, the board of directors and regional stakeholders, which represents more than 1000 people.
What are the 4 statutory objectives established by TBS?
Statutory objective #1: Education
TBS Education wishes to educate our entire learning community on socio-environmental issues. TBS Education is carrying out a wide range of actions in this area, such as the Climate Action Program, the CSR Certificate of Excellence, Fresque du Climat workshops, the Sulitest, the Equal ID program, and the ANEDD sustainable student fair. The school also aims to develop the learning community’s capacity to act with the aim of addressing socio-environmental challenges in complex ecosystems through various initiatives, such as recognising student involvement, the “Cordée de la Réussite” scheme and community action.
Statutory objective #2: Research
TBS Education aims to promote research with a societal impact by making it accessible to as many people as possible through the new Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development and Societal Responsibility. Our school explores a wide range of research topics, led by our experts. These include diversity, gendered marketing, circular economy and the environment.
Learn more about our Sustainable Development & CSR research:
Statutory objective #3: Diversity
TBS Education seeks to promote diversity by supporting a greater diversity of open and well-informed stakeholders and providing them with enhanced employability. This involves developing scholarship initiatives including flexible registration fees, promotion of interculturalism, and mainstreaming disability.
Statutory objective #4: a responsible and sustainable economy
TBS Education aims to promote a responsible and sustainable economy by strengthening its ecosystem through partnerships driven by strong social and/or environmental commitments and entrepreneurship with an impact through our TBSeeds incubator. The reduction of our environmental footprint is based on structural measures such as responsible purchasing, a mobility plan, and raising awareness among our stakeholders.
What practical changes will this lead to at TBS Education?
The first major development for our school has been the increased cooperation among all stakeholders: students, alumni, professors, employees, the board of directors, and regional stakeholders.
The second major development has been the introduction of new socio-environmental indicators that will complement the traditional business school indicators.
Achieving this recent status of a Business for Good allows the school to contribute as an organization towards a responsible and sustainable economy.
Let’s not wait any longer. Let’s build a sustainable world together.
TBS – Together Building Sustainability