The Twenty Fifth Deans' Meeting

14:00-15:00, 9 May, online

This online meeting is solely for Deans from Chartered ABS member business schools. Facilitated by the Chair of the Chartered ABS, Professor Robert MacIntosh and with input from Deans from across the membership, this is the latest meeting that the Chartered ABS has run and it builds on the previous meetings that have taken place since April 2020.

We will be joined as a guest speaker by Paul Polman, Former CEO, Unilever; co-author, Net Positive. The agenda for the meeting will be available in due course.

Please note: Attendance at this meeting is restricted to Deans of Chartered ABS member institutions.  If you unsure about whether you are eligible to attend this meeting then please contact Oliver Lowe -

Guest Speaker

Paul Polman
Former CEO, Unilever; co-author, Net Positive

Business leader, campaigner, Co-Author of “Net Positive: how courageous companies thrive by giving more than they take”, recently published October 2021.

Paul Polman works to accelerate action by business to tackle climate change and inequality. A leading proponent that business should be a force for good, Paul has been described by the Financial Times as “a standout CEO of the past decade”.

As CEO of Unilever (2009-2019), he demonstrated that a long-term, multi-stakeholder model goes hand-in-hand with excellent financial performance. Paul was a member of the UN Secretary General’s High-Level Panel which developed the Sustainable Development Goals and which he continues to champion, working with global organizations and across industry to advance the 2030 development agenda.

Paul’s new book, “Net Positive”, is a call to arms to courageous business leaders, setting out how to build net positive companies which profit by fixing the world’s problems rather than creating them. He Chairs IMAGINE, a social venture dedicated to systems change, and Saïd Business School, and he is Vice-Chair of the UN Global Compact as well as a B Team Leader. Paul is Honorary Chair of the International Chamber of Commerce, which he led for two years.

The 2022-23 Deans' Meetings calendar