Greg Whitwell, University of Sydney
business school dean
Under Greg Whitwell’s leadership, the University of Sydney Business School has begun a comprehensive mapping of its teaching, research, and operations against the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as part of its commitment to the United Nations’ Principles for Responsible Management of Education (PRME). The school’s new five-year strategy, called Business Not As Usual 2.1, was designed to align all its units of study, research, and operations to the SDGs. The school also recently launched its second PRME Sharing Information on Progress Report, which outlined the school’s achievements in relation to each of the PRMEs and details future action. Whitwell believes that business schools should be champions of the need to secure a sustainable and inclusive economy, by preparing future leaders through management education, research, partnerships, and dialogue with business, civil society, and government.