Developments in Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability: Innovation, Organization and Governance, 7.5 ECTS 

Course Coordinator: Anselm Schneider

The aim of the course is to give an in-depth understanding and overview of the current state and contribution of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability research and practice. By Sustainability, we refer to the broad challenge of social, environmental and economic sustainability for inter-generational justice facing all sectors. By CSR we refer to the business-oriented contributions to the sustainability agendas, but noting that this may well also involve cross sectoral partnerships, interactions with public policy, and multi-stakeholder initiatives as well as the corporations themselves. The course focuses particularly on the key themes of innovation (e.g. new networks and new industrial fields related to such issues as digitalization and energy), organization (e.g. new forms of organization, new business models, finance and corporate governance) and governance (e.g. historical and contemporary perspectives on private authority and public policy; corporate, social and political power).

Deadline for registration: 1 June 2018
Acceptance notifications: 30 June 2018
Module 1 (Aalto, Helsinki, Finland) November 2018
Module 2 (Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden) February – April 2019
Module 3 (Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen, Denmark) June 2019