A new approach to defining the relationships between careers and competences. A new role for the education system.
Yesterday I had an interesting conversation with a prominent Professor; well, we immediately and naturally found ourselves agreeing on how much new professional competences can play a strategic role in the business arena, as far as being connoted by an outstanding multidisciplinary vision able to integrate advanced culture, technology, legal, economic and social skills.
As proved by several events spanning both the sides of the Atlantic Ocean, the business world shows an ever-growing demand of:
integration between regulatory compliance –on the operational, contingency-based side- and ethical-social responsibility -on the strategic and value-driven side of the corporate vision-;
availability of tools and methods able to dynamically provide the measure of the impact of a responsible business conduct over the business evolution and, more precisely, of the return on investments of each initiative linked to such conduct;
capability of responsibility-based organisational models to swiftly and effectively adapt themselves to changes of the corporate organisation and of the regulatory scenario.
In this perspective, we both think that young students should be helped access a new type of professional profile, some sort of Sustainability Manager, who will be acquainted with Corporate Social Responsibility, regulatory compliance, Enterprise Risk Management and last generation software technologies.