In This Issue

It’s 2013 and this edition of Global Responsibility has a fascinating blend of articles. Two elder statesmen of the sustainable business community both call for the strengthening of the inner dimension that is at the heart of responsible leadership. The wisdom of Anthony Sampson and Izeusse Dias Braga from business is matched by the clarion call of Philippe de Woot’s book on leadership now translated into English and Henri-Claude de Bettignies’ opening contribution to our new though leadership booklet series, Reflections.

And then we look back on three major events of 2012 including the GRLI General Assembly in Stellenbosch viewed from the perspective of Young Ambassadors Brigitte Roediger and Charline Collard who took part and host Arnold Smit combines with senior advisor Nick Ellerby to paint a picture from their lenses. The consensus that this was our best ever meeting was widely shared amongst the two hundred or so who took part.

Our work on developing the next generation of responsible leaders is especially focused now on supporting management education to implement the 50+20 Agenda we launched at Rio+20 in June last year. John North shares insights from that launch.

2013 will see the GRLI meeting at ESSEC in Paris June 6-8 and at CENTRUM in Lima, Peru 6-8 November. We look forward to seeing you there.

Contributors

Arnold Smit

Chair of the GRLI Guardians, Professor of Business in Society

Sauli Sohlo

Deputy Director, Martti Ahtisaari Institute