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School of Management graduate to lead the UN Global Compact

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Lise Kingo, alumna of the Bath MSc in Responsibility and Business Practice, has been appointed as Executive Director of the United Nations Global Compact. She will assume the role on 1st September 2015, succeeding George Kell who retires later this year.

Lise, who also holds a BA in Religions and Ancient Greek Culture from the University of Aarhus and a BCom in Marketing Economics from Copenhagen Business School, graduated from the School of Management with an MSc in Responsibility and Business Practice in 2000.

The United Nations Global Compact, launched in July 2000, is a leadership platform for the development, implementation and disclosure of responsible and sustainable corporate policies and practices. With over 8,000 corporate participants in over 150 countries, the United Nations Global Compact is the world’s largest voluntary corporate sustainability initiative.

Lise was most recently the Chief of Staff, Executive Vice-President and member of the Executive Management at Novo Nordisk A/S from 2002 to 2014.  She also served as Senior Vice-President of Stakeholder Relations from 1999 to 2002 and as Director of Environmental Affairs from 1988 to 1999.  She currently serves as the Deputy Chair of the Danish Nature Foundation, member of the boards of Grieg Star Group A/S and C3 Collaborating for Health, and chairperson of the Danish Council for Corporate Social Responsibility.

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The MSc in Responsibility and Business Practice (1997-2009), was the only course of its kind in the world at the time to explore responsible business practice, an idea that has since spread round the globe. The course was initiated by Professor Judi Marshall and Professor Peter Reason, of the School of Management, and Dr Gill Coleman of Ashridge Business School, in partnership with the late Anita Roddick.


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The School of Management is one of the UK's leading business schools. Currently ranked 1st for Student Experience (Times Higher Education 2015) and 1st for Business Studies (The Times & Sunday Times University Guide 2016), we are a leading centre for management research - placed 8th in the UK in the latest REF2014.

We are one of a select number of international business schools accredited by EQUIS, the European Foundation for Management Development's quality inspectorate and the Bath MBA has been accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) since 1976.

The centrality of research to teaching is an essential feature of all our programmes. The School offers a full range of programmes from undergraduate to postgraduate up to PhD level and post-experience programmes including the world-ranked Bath MBA. The School also provides tailored executive development programmes for middle and senior management.

The School of Management has a faculty of over 100 teaching and research staff, including visiting academics, with a professional support team of around 90 managerial and administrative staff. Research income averages £2 million per annum. There are approximately 2,400 students in total comprising some 150 MBA students, over 500 Master’s students, 250 full- and part-time research students, and over 1500 undergraduates following BSc degrees.