This South African business school takes sustainability issues seriously that believes that business has the greatest potential to change the world for the well-being of current and future generations. In all its programme offerings, MBA, PDEM, executive and short courses, Rhodes Business School emphasises the balance which needs to be placed on the social, environmental, economic and ethical performance of organizations which is essential to their sustainable impact and performance.
As a result of the concerns with climate change, for example, there is a risk that public policies and social movements will speed up the demands for companies and other organisations to operate in a more sustainable way.
Sustainability embodies two main ideas. Firstly there is the idea of “business continuity” and organizational longevity, and secondly, there is the idea of “sustainable development”. Both ideas are tied up with the concern of “meeting the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs”.
Our essence is “Leadership for Sustainability”. Our vision is to “Transform business for a sustainable world” and our mission is to “Educate and influence responsible business practice, responsibly”. We believe that business has the greatest potential to change the world for the well-being of current and future generations.