CKGSB and Harvard Kennedy School Collaborate for Betterment of Society
March 17, 2015

Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB) and Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) have announced a collaboration inspired by CKGSB’s and HKS’s common mission: to create knowledge and disseminate it through teaching programs and other outreach methods for the betterment of global communities.

Xiang Bing, Dean of CKGSB, and David T. Ellwood, Dean of HKS

The joint program, expected to run through March 2020, will consist of collaborative teams from CKGSB and HKS leveraging research, events and executive education to address issues of global relevance and significance, which will require alliances that bring together leaders from government, business and civil society sectors.

Potential subjects to be covered by this cooperative project may include:

  • The role of governments and businesses in promoting institutional and social innovations that mitigate income and wealth inequalities and promote inclusive growth
  • The impact of technological disruptions and social changes on the business environment
  • New perspectives on leadership (comparing Eastern and Western models, public and private sectors, as well as short-term and long-term views)


As part of the collaboration, research teams from CKGSB and HKS are expected to deliver:

  • High-impact public events and forums at HKS in Cambridge, MA, and at CKGSB in Beijing where faculty from both schools will shed light on sustainable development, inclusive growth, and corporate social responsibility, among other key issues
  • HKS-CKGSB customized executive education programs on issues of relevance to the global community
  • White papers, case studies and articles

These joint efforts will leverage the respective strengths of CKGSB and HKS to provide solutions to some of society’s most challenging problems—part of the mission of both schools.

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