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What's happening at MSC:

Closing workshop of the VELUX Endowed Chair in Corporate Sustainability

VELUX Chair of Corporate Sustainability group picture

The VELUX Endowed Chair in Corporate Sustainability held its last activity on 17 January 2020 when members of the Chair gathered for an internal closing workshop entitled ’What did we do and where are we going?’.


Following the last public event, From Global Goals to Local Impact: Implementing Corporate Sustainability, held in June 2019 in collaboration with the Governing Responsible Business research

environment, this marks the end of the VELUX Endowed Chair. However, the work continues within the CBS Sustainability centre. The former VELUX Professor of Corporate Sustainability, Jeremy Moon, is now Director of CBS Sustainability.


Read more about:


For further information, please contact Jeremy Moon,

MSC researchers host workshop in Beijing on leadership development

In 2019, Eric Guthey and Esben Karmark from MSC received an extraordinary activities grant from the Sino-Danish Centre for Education and Research to organize a workshop entitled “Where Will New Leadership Ideas and Practices Come From?” as part of their research project on leadership development in China.


In the process of organizing the event, they partnered with the Beijing II Hub of the Global Shapers Community, a network of young people under the age of 30 working together to address local, regional and global challenges. Initiated and sponsored by the World Economic Forum, the Global Shapers Community includes more than 7,000 members across 369 city-based hubs in 171 countries.

Esben Karmark in Beijing

Eric and Esben ended up hosting their workshop as part of the Beijing Global Shapers’ Social Impact Week, from December 8-14.


With additional sponsorship from Lego China, they worked with the Shapers on the leadership challenges they face as a social change network,  they contributed to several other panels and activities during the week, and they participated in a conference at WEF’s Beijing offices with Global Shaper Communities from across China.

Esben Karmark also gave the closing address at the Shapers’ Impact Beijing Un-Conference, hosted at the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (photo above).


For more information, see the Social Impact Week Vlog, created by Fan Hongyi (Troy) from the Global Shapers Community, or contact Eric Guthey,

MOOC on Sustainable Fashion

Based on their long-standing research on sustainable fashion, MSC researchers Professor Esben Rahbek Gjerdrum Pedersen and Postdoc Kirsti Reitan Andersen have launched a new MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) together with Sustainable Fashion Consultant Ana Lucia Diaz Schiavon.


The title of the course is Sustainable Fashion and it focuses on sustainable business models for the fashion industry.


Targeting students and practitioners alike, the course centers on a practical introduction to sustainable business model theory and a wide variety of inspirational examples from the industry. The course contains expert interviews, animations and case examples from Denmark as well as abroad.

Sustainable Fashion MOOC

The Sustainable Fashion Course, which has been developed by CBS and SokFok Studio, is offered by Coursera, an internationally recognized platform for online courses. All videos are also available on Honest Fashion.


For more information, please contact Esben Rahbek Gjerdrum Pedersen, .

MSC in the Danish media:

A few recent MSC appearances in the Danish media (many more references can be found in the left-hand menu under 'In the Media'):

Stor rokade i Storbritanniens regering
Associate Professor Ole Helmersen comments on the changes in the British government, DR P1 Morgen, 14 February 2020 (1 hour, 8 min. into the programme)

Also comments by Ole Helmersen:
Boris Johnson giver startskuddet til det fremtidige samarbejde med EU, DR 2 Deadline, 2 February 2020 (2 minutes, 30 sec. into the programme).
Selvom der nu er flertal for at blive i EU, vil briterne bare have Brexit overstået, Jyllandsposten, 20 January 2020.
'Nu begynder jagten på en ny Labour-leder: Tony Blair kritiserer Corbyn's 'komiske ubeslutsomhed',, 18 December 2019.
Expert om SAS reklame
Professor Lars Thøger Christensen comments on the advertisement published by SAS recently, Politiken, 12 February 2020.
NGO'er og virksomheder: 'Sammen kan vi ændre verden'
Professor Andreas Rasche contributes to Nordea Invest article about global goal no 17, Nordea Invest, 17 December 2019.
Mikkel Flyverbom: Det er urimeligt, at vi selv skal have styr på vores data
Professor MSC Mikkel Flyverbom comments on the issue of data responsibility, Politiken, 14 December 2019.
Her er Danske Banks nye hvidvaskfond
MSC Associate Professor Steen Vallentin comments on the foundation established by Danske Bank to counter international financial crime, Berlingske, 2 December 2019.
Velkommen til Twenty-first century digital skills
MSC External Lecturer Henrik Køhler Simonsen is interviewed about the significance of technology for communication professionals, KomMagasinet, December 2019.

Introducing MSC:

The Department of Management, Society and Communication


The department came into existence on 1 January 2017 as a result of the merger of the Department of Intercultural Communication and Management and the Department of International Business Communication. Read about MSC's research profile here.


MSC moved into its new premises in Dalgas Have in August 2017. As one of CBS' largest department, it occupies most of the second floor of the building.

Dalgas Have

MSC is home to a number of Centres and research initiatives:

CBS Sustainability
Centre for Business and Development Studies (CBDS)
CBS World Class Research Environment ‘Governing Responsible Business’ (GRB)
VELUX Endowed Chair in Corporate Sustainability
The BHRights Initiative - teaching and research on Business and Human Rights
The CBS Africa Initiative
CogLab - MSC’s facility for experimental research

BiS Platform secretariat
MSC hosts the joint secretariat for CBS’ three new Business-in-Society Platforms, which came into existence on 1 January 2018:
Difference & Diversity
Transformations: Technology, Data and Knowledge in the Digital Age
MSC contributes with members to all three platforms and with academic co-directorship to one of them (Transformations).

PRME office
MSC also houses the CBS Office of Responsible Management Education (PRME). The office aims to ensure that the UN principles for responsible management education are an integral part of CBS core activities both in research and education. PRME shares its facilities at MSC with oikos Copenhagen, the Danish chapter of an international non-profit student-driven organization on sustainable economics and management, and Transparency International, an organisation working to prevent corruption.

Further information about MSC

Please contact the MSC Head of Department, Dorte Salskov-Iversen or the MSC Head of Secretariat, Annika Dilling.

The page was last edited by: Department of Management, Society and Communication // 02/19/2020


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