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Kemmy Business School Students Featured on Global Sustainable Platform

Students enrolled in Kemmy Business School’s MSc Financial Services were recently named as finalists in the 2018 Aim2Flourish Flourish Prizes. Aim2Flourish is a global story-telling platform which aims to highlight sustainable innovations in for-profit business.  This is Kemmy Business School’s first year contributing to the Aim2Flourish platform, though the school has worked with many of the founding partners including the United Nations-sponsored Principles for Responsible Management Education initiative and Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative. KBS is a Champion member of PRME and remains highly engaged at a global level with both initiatives.

The group, comprised of MSc students Victoria O'Halloran, Raphaelle Robeyns, Rinky Chetia, Dimah Abuabah and Gaurav Taneja, partnered with local business Bord Na Mona (Kildare) to tell the story of Ireland’s Lough Boora Discovery Park. The park had been a thriving source for peat harvesting but has recently made transitions which align their own priorities to advance biodiversity and profile opportunities for similar lands on local, national and international scales. The students reported upon the inspiration behind Bord Na Mona’s cutting edge work and overall impact, aligning both to business, social and environmental benefit.  The group also aligned these local priorities with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals for Sustainable Cities and Communities, Responsible Consumption and Production, Life below Water, Life on Land and Climate Action. The student’s story can be read here- http://aim2flourish.com/innovations/transforming-old-peat-harvesting-site-for-the-people-and-the-planet.

The group completed work on this project as a core component of the SG6002: Corporate Responsibility module with Meredith Storey and Sheila Killian. This course aims to raise student knowledge, awareness and action around responsible business, corporate social responsibility and the UN’s sustainable development goals. Throughout the course of the year, additional stories of engagement have been published by Aim2Flourish, including those written by students in the MSc Risk Management and Insurance, Computational Finance, Entrepreneurship and International Management & Global Business programmes.
Photo: (L-R) Philip O’Regan, Raphaelle Robeyns, Victoria OHalloran, Gaurav Taneja, Dimah Abuabah, Rinky Chetia, Meredith Storey (L-R)