TBS Education becomes a mission-led company
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 mission-led company?
For an organisation, becoming a mission-led company involves defining how it plans to contribute to socio-environmental issues for the purpose of promoting a positive society and economy.
This is a four-step process:
- Define the organisation’s foundational purpose, its “North Star”
- Identify the objectives that will give substance to this foundational purpose
- Incorporate the foundational purpose and statutes into the organisation’s statutes
- Be assessed on the progress of these statutory objectives once every two years by a third-party organisation
The change of TBS Education’s status to a mission-led company was achieved in cooperation with all school stakeholders: students, alumni, professors, company employees, the board of directors, regional stakeholders, which represents more than 1,000 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.
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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?
The first major change for our school will be increased cooperation among all stakeholders: students, alumni, professors, company employees, the board of directors, and regional stakeholders.
The second major change will be the introduction of a new socio-environmental indicators that will complement the traditional management school indicators.
Achieving this status of a mission-led company allows the school to contribute as an organisation to a responsible and sustainable economy.
There’s no time to lose. Together, let’s build a sustainable world.
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