When the Danish 'Berlingske Business Magasin' announced this year’s 100+1 top talent list on 19 April, one-third of them were once again alumni from CBS. The +1 talent was Denmark's youngest mayor, who Berlingske Business itself had picked as an additional talent in its annual Talent 100 magazine.
Mathilde Kjærgaard Jakobsen left a successful corporate career to follow her passion and become an entrepreneur. Working for Maersk and Coloplast gave her invaluable business experience and international exposure. It helped her mature and, ultimately, be able to build a business from scratch. One of her companies, Fresh.Land, recently won the Frederiksberg Entrepreneurship Prize 2018 and was featured in Forbes. Mathilde has also been awarded the Women of the Decade 2018 prize by the Women Economic Forum (WEF).
“#IWillFightFor (#JegVilKæmpeFor)… making sure that my children can explain the need for equality as nothing more than a historical triviality, when talking to their children.” This was just one of the many tweets from the large event with 500 participants at the International Women’s Day at CBS, which produced a shared manifesto about women and management.
One of the many ways in which CBS’ alumni involve themselves in their alma mater is by being mentors in CBS’ mentor programme. Through five months over the winter, they meet and discuss career perspectives with a group of committed students. This is something that the students – judging by all their feedback –really benefit from. But what do the mentors get out of involving themselves? We have asked four of them.
Lise Kingo supplemented two humanist bachelors with a Graduate Diploma from CBS and ended on the executive floor of Novo Nordisk as Executive Vice President for Corporate Relations. Today, she is the CEO and Executive Director of the United Nations Global Compact, working to develop, implement and disseminate responsible business practices in accordance with ten universally accepted UN principles for human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption – and CBS' newest Distinguished Alumna.
CBS has appointed Lise Kingo – CEO and Executive Director of United Nations Global Compact, former Executive Vice President at Novo Nordisk and holder of a Graduate Diploma from CBS in 1992 – Distinguished Alumna of the year 2018. Kingo is being awarded this honour because of her leadership values and efforts within corporate social responsibility (CSR) throughout a prominent career that has made her a Danish role model in an international top position.
For many of us the holidays are the time we finally have time to read books. For that reason, CBS Alumni has asked three CBS scholars to recommend academic texts within their field for Christmas. Take a look at what Professor in in Financial Economics Lasse Heje Pedersen, Professor in Strategic Human Resource Management Dana Minbaeva and Professor in Organizational Philosophy Bent Meier Sørensen recommend.
Luxemburg Leaks in 2014, Swiss Leaks in 2015, Panama Papers in 2015/16, and now Paradise Papers – ultra-rich tax avoiders are being exposed left, right, and center. But once the media and politicians have made the appropriate sounds of outrage, no consequences of any note seem to happen to anybody. We asked Professor with special responsibilities (MSO) Brooke Harrington why not.
Employers can be reluctant to hire a student assistant or intern from study programmes that they do not know – even though the student could bring just the value and knowledge they need. Now there is an opportunity to build that bridge: The job and project portal CBS CareerGate. Here companies can offer up large or small projects and try out collaboration with CBS students.
In 1990, the total annual turnover of the ten largest Danish companies equated 19.5 per cent of the Danish GDP. In 2015, the number was 45 per cent. Associate Professor Martin Jes Iversen from the Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy has examined four of these companies’ impact on Danish society and the meaning of being a Danish company. Selected results from the Impact case study will be presented at the CBS Impact Summit on 16 November.