Objectives of the Summer School on CSR

Putting the SDGs at the core of the business strategy and fully benefiting from the relevant efficiency gains of corporate responsibility requires a drastic rethinking regarding the identification of business opportunities and business management

Moreover, there is a growing body of managerial knowledge recognizing that people who manage corporate responsibility need to have certain knowledge and levels of access to relevant networks to perform their jobs effectively and efficiently.

The objectives of the Summer School on CSR are three:

  • The first objective of the Summer School on CSR is to raise awareness: Ideas for generating sustainable value for businesses and society will arise through a higher level of awareness about corporate responsibility and the SDGs from leading experts in the field, both from the academia as well as senior professionals.
  • The second objective of the Summer School on CSR is to provide advanced training in the management of sustainability in business: Obtaining managerial capabilities, through training future corporate leaders in the relevant tools, constitutes a prerequisite for exploiting the business opportunity of SDGs. This objective is in line with the first UN Principle for Responsible Management Education.
  • The third objective of the Summer School on CSR is to promote interaction among current and future professionals, researchers and faculty members related to corporate responsibility and the SDGs, in order to disseminate and extend our knowledge regarding the effective approaches and challenges in meeting social and environmental responsibilities. This objective is in line with the fourth, fifth and sixth UN Principles for Responsible Management Education.

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