It's never been more important - in a world as volatile and uncertain as our own - to join the MBA community together and create positive change across the world. We've put together this special edition of Ambition to celebrate the achievements of MBAs in spearheading responsible management practices, but also to act as a challenge and an opportunity to leaders. By placing purpose maximisation alongside profit maximisation, you can unearth new sources of innovation and contribute to wider economic prosperity.

In this issue:

  • The core qualities of tomorrow’s leaders. Top CEOs from Dell, Time Inc., Western Union, WPP and McKinsey outline the skill sets MBAs must develop to thrive in an ever-changing business world.
  • A passion for sustainability. Ian Walker, head of Johnson & Johnson’s Global Community Impact Team, talks exclusively to David Woods-Hale about the role of social business and responsible management.
  • Embracing multi-dimensional leadership. Take a game-changing approach to the responsible and sustainable management agenda, writes John Mervyn-Smith, Chief Psychologist at The GC Index.
  • Responsible leadership hinges on diversity. Diversity a has a positive impact on individuals and a measurable financial impact on companies, writes Malavika Balachandran, reporting on London Business School’s EurOut conference.
  • Pumps with purpose: killer heels that give back. Tammy Jennifer Haines completed her MBA in Design Management at MIP-Politecnico Di Milano in 2007. In 2013, she launched her own range of stiletto shoes and is now Managing Director of The Glow Brand. She describes how the shoes she manufactures contribute to a range of worthy causes across the world.