30 August 2022

In June, MIM-Kyiv launched the nationwide educational project ReІnforceUA aimed at intellectual support of Ukrainians, national businesses, and revival of the wartime and post-war economy. In July, Thinkers50, the global ranking of management thinkers partnered with MIM-Kyiv and enhanced the project expertise. The summer lectures covered human rights protection, Ukraine’s competitiveness opportunities arising from uncertainty, and crisis management in the economy and politics.


John Morrison, Chief Executive Officer of the Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB) and the Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum's Global Future Council on Human Rights (2020 - 2022), and one of the top 25 influencers in the fight against modern slavery believes that nowadays corporate culture must embrace human rights. In his lecture “How Business Leaders Can Step Up for Human Rights During a Global Crisis”, he mentioned that corporate culture should be based on dignity and respect, zero tolerance for corruption, and freedom of speech when people are not fearful of speaking up.


Christian Ketels, a professor at the Harvard Business School, thinks that Ukraine needs to understand what it is and what its national offering entails. He is sure that after the victory on the battlefield, competitiveness and positioning will define Ukraine’s future in the global marketplace. He mentioned that teamwork is critical for competitiveness. He also thinks that joint efforts of business and academia together define the development of society and the economy.

Uncertainty has its silver lining. In The Upside of Uncertainty, INSEAD professor Nathan Furr and entrepreneur Susannah Harmon Furr provide a guide to embracing uncertainty and transforming it into a force for good. Drawing from hundreds of interviews, along with pioneering research in psychology, innovation, and behavioral economics, Nathan and Susannah provide dozens of tools—including mental models, techniques, and reflections—for seeing the upside of uncertainty, developing a vision for what to do next, and opening ourselves up to new possibilities.


On Independence Day, amidst air raids Natalie Jaresko, Minister of Finance of Ukraine (2014 - 2016) delivered her lecture “Crisis Management in Economics and Politics. She paid special attention to the uniqueness of the situation. She believes that a strong economy will help Ukraine outmaneuver any enemy and jeopardy. Having one recipient and many donors makes the situation more complicated and the scale of the catastrophe will require substantial resources.


Andres Indset’s lecture “THE ART OF BEING WRONG – The Path to Positive Progress” is scheduled on the last summer day. Titled Rock`N`Roll Plato by German, Andres has vast research interests ranging from digitalization through lifelong learning to Q-economy.


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