As his role as the first Executive in Residence at CBS, Thomas F. Borgen took the time to meet with 10 of CBS’ full-time MBA students for an exclusive mentor meeting, where the Danske Bank CEO gave his insight on what it takes to lead a large-scale financial institution through the ongoing change in the financial industry.
Only a handful of Danish companies use online marketplaces such as Amazon and Alibaba to sell their products, according to figures from Eurostat. A new research project wants to change this. The Danish Industry Foundation has approved a grant of DKK 8.8 million to fund a collaborative project between the Confederation of Danish Industry and CBS.
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.
CBS has a new interdisciplinary research centre, Centre for Organizational Time, which will serve as a mainstay for a research network for studies of organisation and time. At the inauguration, some of CBS’ most prominent researchers talked about the role time plays within their different business administration disciplines.
The Novo Nordisk Foundation grants DKK 10m to CBS for an industrial foundation professorship. This donation helps to secure a research area that is essential to Denmark, says Dean of Research Søren Hvidkjær.
Affirmative action. Quotas. Equal pay. Paternity leave. And so on. These are all topics that we often discuss in both Denmark and abroad. But is there anything that prevents women from reaching the top in business? This is one of the questions up for discussion at CBS at the International Women’s Day on Thursday, 8 March. The language
at the event is Danish.
Time is money, and so is talent. All companies have areas and possibilities they would like to explore that keep getting put off due to the pressure of clear and present demands to their day-to-day operations. Through CBS CareerGate, you can find students who, through projects or their theses, can help solve these tasks – and perhaps even demonstrate their value as a future employee.
Danske Bank’s engagement with CBS is one of the broadest and most extensive of its kind. It ranges from support of research over contributions to education and case competitions to participation in CBS’ career activities. CEO Thomas Borgen is the first Executive in Residence at CBS in this academic year, 2017-18. But what does Danske Bank get out of this?
Right now the environment is the biggest loser, when our goods travel halfway around the world. CO2, methane and other emissions are among the worst offenders. But with a two-digit million dollar amount from a Canadian council, CBS Maritime is going to help lead a larger global cooperation. The aim is greener shipping.
CBS’ first Business Connect event connected the more than 300 friends of CBS through a three-hour information and insight- packed event, focusing on just about all aspects pertaining to entrepreneurship – spanning from its DNA and nurture to growth prerequisites and Danish government policies.