The GRLI joins with AACSB International and the Responsible Management Education Affinity group in celebrating and supporting International Volunteer Day.
Has there ever been a more urgent time of reckoning with the difficulties facing all of us? Climate breakdown, political unrest, and economic uncertainty are only some of the challenges confronting us in a time of unparalleled transparency, when the suffering of people and collapsing biodiversity around the world is as close as our mobile phones and in front of our eyes — yet it is so commonplace now that we can too easily become desensitized.
Within these urgent challenges lies one of the greatest opportunities humanity has had. Every single one of us reading this article has the power to spend our time at work and at home in ways that restore human dignity and ensure a healthy planet for all. The best self that we bring to our families and close friends must also be nurtured in the institutions of higher learning and the organizations where we work.
Inspired by the U.N. Global Goals (also known as Sustainable Development Goals) framework, the Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative (GRLI) community joins the world in celebrating the upcoming International Volunteer Day as an opportunity to reflect on how we contribute to a better world for all. To help change the trajectory of adverse events put into action over many years, we are committed to finding new ways of working together for global responsibility. These explorations include an inquiry into finding new ways to learn, live, and lead in all aspects of our lives.