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YOUR CURRICULUM Inspiring professors from the real world of business Known as much for their academic credentials as for their experience as executives, consultants, and entrepreneurs, these standard-bearers of our distinctly different approach to education will define your experience. Joanne Lawrence American Business & Global Society Professor Business experience: More than 30 years of corporate and consulting experience with global organizations including BP, IBM, SmithKline Beecham, the World Bank, and the U.N. Global Compact, focusing on leadership, the strategic alignment of organizations, and sustainability Qualifications: MBA, Stern Graduate School of Business, New Yo rk University Honors & awards: Named one of Britain’s “Top 20 Corporate Women” by the Sunday Times; Winner of the Case Centre’s 2018 Best Case Award in the Ethics and Sustainability category for Sustainability as Opportunity: Unilever’s Sustainable Living Plan Classes include: Business and Global Society, Social Innovation, Future Mindset What first motivated your interest in sustainability and social impact? When I realized that business—from the steam engine to the automobile, from time-saving appliances to life-saving medicines— has always been about making our lives better. Aside from improving our lives through what they make, businesses can change lives. I chose business as a career path because of my belief in its life- changing, transformative power. Why are these themes so important for business students? “In my corporate roles, I faced ethical dilemmas affecting business—and these experiences inform my course. I encourage students to think holistically and creatively to find market-based solutions to support the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and eradicate poverty.” 42 We are all interconnected today—nothing happens in a vacuum. We have seen time and again how all the issues today are global issues: what happens in one country no longer stays in that country, and just as issues cross boundaries, so must the solutions. There are also huge opportunities presented by solving some of the world’s most pressing social challenges. Why do you teach at Hult? Because I believe very strongly in its mission to develop truly global- minded, ethical leaders who can take the world forward in ways that are positive, innovative, and inclusive. Students who come to Hult are unique—they really want to understand each other’s culture and the world around them and how, together, they can make it better.