Kier talk to MBA students provides firm foundation in business principles

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Business students enjoyed the opportunity to build on their academic foundations when an industry leader from the world of construction presented the programme’s latest expert talk.

Sheryl Moore, Group Social Sustainability Manager for Kier, shared her knowledge and advice with Master of Business Administration (MBA) students, in an online session this March.

Sheryl Moore, Group Social Sustainability Manager for Kier, Master of Business Administration (MBA) students and Tao Chang, MBA Director.

Sheryl discussed the way companies are governed, and the responsibilities of businesses to society and the environment.

Kier is a leading provider of construction and infrastructure services and its purpose is to sustainably deliver infrastructure which is vital to the UK. It is committed to delivering for communities and leaving a lasting legacy through its work.

Sheryl gave invaluable insights on corporate governance, responsibility and sustainability, explaining how Kier’s sustainability framework builds on the work it has previously undertaken in environmental protection and the creation of social value in the communities it works in.

Tao Chang, MBA Director said: “Thank you to Sheryl for a very insightful talk.

“Sheryl joins with other industry leaders who kindly give up their time to share their knowledge and experience with our students.

“Ensuring our students hear from business experts like Sheryl is an important part of supporting them to build their global network, test their creativity, challenge their perceptions and develop the management skills for international corporate success.”

Sheryl said: “I was delighted to support the MBA students at the University of Chester and share Kier’s Building for Sustainable World Framework, and how Kier’s actions have a positive impact on communities and environments in which we work.”

Student Uchenna Nnawuihe fed back how helpful the talk was: “Our discussion with Sheryl was very engaging; it provided a bridge between some strategic management concepts taught in class and actual application.

“Specifically, I gained insights into how a leading construction firm took steps to embed its corporate social responsibility initiatives into its strategy and how it monitors its effectiveness.