The Albert Luthuli Centre for Responsible Leadership

The Albert Luthuli Centre for Responsible Leadership

Background

The Albert Luthuli Centre for Responsible Leadership aims to develop a new generation of responsible leaders, shaping local and international business practices and policies in support of social and environmental justice. Its strengths lie in its ability to harness the academic integrity of a variety of academic disciplines cutting across areas such as economic and management sciences, environmental sciences, natural sciences, law, engineering and humanities, to name a few. Its legitimacy lies in its ability to respond to key issues in the field of corporate responsibility and responsible leadership.

The Albert Luthuli Centre for Responsible Leadership recognised, in line with leading scholars of this field, three core questions around which our research revolves, namely:

a) How do we define responsible leadership?
b) What constitutes responsible leadership?
c) How can we develop responsible leadership?

Linked to these questions the Albert Luthuli Centre for Responsible Leadership identified a number of relevant projects that investigate the emergence and development of responsible leadership within the context of a changing contract between leaders, organisations and society. A discourse set against the backdrop of securing a socially just and environmentally sustainable future for all.