After the success of its first impact papers series, ESCP Business School has published a new one: “Better Business: Creating Sustainable Value”.

After the initial success of the “Managing a Post-Covid19 Era” series, ESCP Business School is proud to publish a second edition of “impact papers” aimed at providing insights into management knowledge that is applicable to not only practicing managers, but also other stakeholders, namely the European community, students and society. Following the same principle of the first edition, this collection of impact papers aligns with the B.E.S.T. research impact framework (Business, European, Societal, and Teaching).
“The ESCP academic community has played a significant role in advancing academic knowledge on how businesses engage with social and environmental issues, as shown in the recent ranking of the SDG-related research publications made public by the Financial Times (4th in Europe). In gathering papers for this second edition, we sought to further anchor this position by encouraging contributions which reflect on the challenges and opportunities of the transition of ‘business for good’ from a peripheral social corporate responsibility or sustainability function, to an integral part of business purpose,” explains the Associate Dean for Research and Chairs as well as the Editor-in-Chief of the impact papers, Pramuan Bunkanwanicha.

The 54 papers gathered for this second edition of the ESCP Impact Papers series reflect on social and environmental actions as an integral part of core business values and processes rather than being undertaken within siloed functions. Specifically, they discuss the latest advancements of knowledge around sustainability-related issues including business philosophy and business value, corporate activism, role of technology, new business models and sustainable value chains, people, their wellbeing and their prosocial behaviour, as well as pedagogy and the role of business schools in educating future responsible leaders.
There is a great wealth of contributions, both in content and angles of approach. This variety reflects as much the diversity of expertise and knowledge of ESCP’s faculty, as the diversity of their concerns in the face of the new normal in the post-Covid era. Through this collective effort, the school hopes to stimulate creative ideas and innovative perspectives, inspiring its many stakeholders to make responsible choices.

Are business schools finally walking the talk of responsible management education? For ESCP Business School, this second series of impact papers certainly represents an important step forward.

You can download the white paper here.