NCUB Green Paper: Developing Exceptional Talent: The Education of Global Leaders
- Published: Thursday, 27 November 2014 07:26
- Written by Michael Stevenson
Author: Michael Stevenson
Published: 27th November 2014
NCUB Green Papers are think-pieces intended to foster debate and discussion. They do not commit the NCUB to action or reflect the views of the Leadership Council, members and funders.
Will the best global companies in the first half of the 21st century succeed by helping solve global problems? Do companies need to meet these challenges by acquiring and developing new expertise – new in nature and new in level?
And if the answer to that question is yes, then what will be needed from higher education institutions – the propagation rooms of leadership development? This report summarises the outcome of preliminary research. Interviews were conducted with the HR Directors of eight companies (below), all international, and either headquartered in London or with major UK arms based in London. The report has been shaped by what they said.
Northumbria University, Newcastle, has announced a formal partnership with Unilever, one of the world’s largest fast-moving consumer goods companies. The move follows a decade of collaboration between Unilever and Northumbria School of Design and corresponds with the launch of the University’s design-led open innovation centre INNOVATE.
Unilever’s Sustainable Living Plan (USLP) has a vision to double the size of the business while reducing its environmental footprint and increasing positive social impact.
Ongoing research relationships.
Professor Frank Martin explains why NCUB member Unilever are working with Lancaster University's students.
Will the best global companies in the first half of the 21st century succeed by helping solve global problems? And if the answer to that question is yes, then what will be needed from higher education institutions – the propagation rooms of leadership dev
Unilever began the search for a higher education partner to deliver a Food Science and Technology Higher Apprenticeship to its R&D Apprentices. The School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences at Nottingham Trent University was in a unique position in that it already offered provision for both further and higher education study, with clear progression routes for students.