The GRLI operates with an adaptive purpose-driven organisational framework which continues to evolve as the work of the GRLI Community develops and changes. This philosophy is embodied in the GRLI’s organising structures and in its governance model.

The GRLI is currently organised and governed through the following core entities:

Guardians of the GRLI Council

Full institutional partners are at the heart of the GRLI and constitute the Council of Partners. Whereas the Board is legally and financially responsible for the GRLI and the Support Centre runs its operations and manages projects, the Guardian Group works, on behalf of the Council of Partners and with the Support Centre and the Board to uphold the vision, mission and operating ethos of the GRLI and to ensure all three elements are actively supported, acted upon and visible in the GRLI and in all related activity.

The following principles underpin the work of the Guardian Group:

  • We work collaboratively and out of a peer based approach
  • With openness and transparency both within the Group and the Community
  • With a willingness to challenge and be challenged
  • Freely contributing to the development of the GRLI and the Council of Partners

Guardian Group Activities:

  • Design and facilitate Council meetings
  • Identify emerging new impact initiatives within the partnership
  • Encourage an involved, active and influential GRLI partnership
  • Contribute to the overall good governance of the GRLI by co-designing and co-facilitating transparent and robust processes to ensure Partner representation in the Governance structures of the GRLI

Michaela Rankin

Deputy Dean, International - Monash Business School, Monash University

Vanessa Duckenfield

Bettys & Taylors Group

Carlo Giardinetti

Active in Program Development, Holacracy, 50+20 Agenda implementation and directing E/MBA programs - BSL - Business School Lausanne

Chris Laszlo

Faculty Executive Director, Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit & Professor, Organizational Behavior - Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University (CWRU)

Arnold Smit

Chair of the GRLI Guardians, Professor of Business in Society - USB - University of Stellenbosch Business School

Anne Keränen

Responsible leadership and HR Teacher / Specialist, Martti Ahtisaari Institute - Oulu Business School - Martti Ahtisaari Institute Of Global Business and Economics

Jean-Christophe Carteron

CSR Director - Kedge Business School

Board of Trustees

As an organisation, we are enabled formally as a Foundation established under Belgian law. This Foundation and its workings in terms of a formal governance model are described in attachment 3. The board of the Foundation has primarily a fiduciary responsibility relating to the proper management of resources entrusted to the community and the functioning of the Co-ordination Centre.

Robert Widing

Dean and Albert J. Weatherhead III Professor of Management - Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University (CWRU)

Tom Robinson

President and CEO - AACSB International

Thomas Sattelberger

former Board Member for Human Ressources, Deutsche Telekom AG (Germany) - EFMD

Arnold Smit

Chair of the GRLI Guardians, Professor of Business in Society - USB - University of Stellenbosch Business School

Jonas Haertle

Head of PRME Secretariat - UNGC

Claire Maxwell

Co-Director - Oasis School of Human Relations

Eric Cornuel

Director General & CEO - EFMD

Mary Godfrey

Director of Change & Performance - Bettys & Taylors Group

Katrin Muff

Thought Leader Sustainability and Responsibility - BSL - Business School Lausanne