Mission and Vision

CBS fosters knowledge exchange between a diverse set of audience to collaborate and work towards a collective goal: rethinking the role of business in a collectively conscious and responsive society. To achieve this, the centre brings forth a spectrum of activities which ranges from trainings, conferences, edutainment events and student competitions to policy discussions, debates and speaker sessions.

Thematic Pillars

Ethics, collective awareness and social responsibility are the underlying themes for all the centre’s activities. CBS’ blueprint draws largely from the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that lie at its heart. Keeping in mind the SDG’s and the legacy passed down to CBS by CGPM AND SEDC

The CBS thematic pillars center around the following themes:

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Environment and Sustainability
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Governance and Public Policy
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Social Entrepreneurship and Capacity Building
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Reduced Inequalities
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Diversity and Inclusiveness

Legacy Centres

CBS was created by merging the Social Enterprise Development Centre (SEDC), the Assessment and Strengthening Programme (ASP) and Governance & Public Management (CGPM) at Suleman Dawood School of Business (SDSB), LUMS. CBS was inaugurated under its current name in 2019 at the successful conclusion of CGPM, which evolved into a new centre with the objective of embodying a new order of business and mandate at SDSB and LUMS. CBS draws on the exemplary legacy it inherited from these centers and has expanded manifold to absorb the key activities and undertakings of these prominent centres at SDSB.

Social Enterprise Development Centre (SEDC)

SEDC was launched in 2001 in collaboration with McGill University, Canada, with financial support from the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), with the objective to strengthen organizations by providing and disseminating specialized management training and fostering effective leadership development.

Assessment and Strengthening Programme (ASP)

The Assessment and Strengthening Programme (ASP) was a 5-year long project/programme launched in 2010 by SEDC, LUMS and funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). It was a programme by SEDC and culminated in the creation of the Centre for Governance and Public Management (CGPM).

Centre for Governance and Public Management (CGPM)

The Assessment and Strengthening Programme (ASP) developed into the Centre for Governance and Public Management (CGPM). CGPM was created with the mission to strengthen the Public Service and Civil Sector institutions of Pakistan by developing their leaders and managers and providing knowledge compatible with current and future requirements of the country and to conduct research in Public Policy.