Adaptation to Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management in Business Education: A Case Study in Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV), Brazil


This White Paper presents FGV´s Master in Sustainability Management (MSM), a program initially offered in 2005, and the recommendations to increase and reinforce the adaptation to climate change and disaster risk management in the program syllabuses. The program focus on management issues regarding sustainability. Since inception, its aim has been to demonstrate the potential of sustainability as a key strategic factor for companies to obtain and maintain competitive advantage, as well as provide tools for students to evaluate results and identify sustainability-related risks and opportunities. Recommendations are based on our own research experience on adaptation and climate change risk within the business sector and on the literature review on management education and sustainability and disaster risk management.

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