Department of Management, Society and Communication

What's happening at MSC:

Maria Figueroa becomes advisory board member for UN Habitat World Cities Report

Associate Professor Maria Figueroa has been invited to become a member of the International Advisory Board for the UN Habitat World Cities Report 2024 themed Cities and Climate Action.


Maria will be joining an interdisciplinary team of highly experienced human settlements researchers, academicians, practitioners, and policymakers from various regions of the world with the purpose of advising UN-Habitat on the substantive content and organization of its Flagship Report to enhance and uphold its validity and quality.  The report will be published in 2024.


About the UN Habitat work: “The United Nations Human Settle-
ments Programme (UN-Habitat) is mandated by the UN General

Maria Figueroa

Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities. UN-Habitat is the focal point for all urbanization and human settlement matters within the UN system.


UN-Habitat works with partners to build inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable cities and communities. UN-Habitat promotes urbanization as a positive transformative force for people and communities, reducing inequality, discrimination and poverty.” Read more on the UN Habitat website.


For further information, write to Maria at

University of Oxford appoints Mette Morsing as the next Director of the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment!

Mette Morsing_UNGC

The University of Oxford has appointed ‘our’ Professor Mette Morsing as the next Director of the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, and Professor of Business Sustainability. Mette will take over from Professor Cameron Hepburn as Director on 1 October 2023. She has additionally been made a Fellow by Special Election at St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford.


Mette (on leave from her position at MSC/CBS) is currently Head of the Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME), UN Global Compact, in New York since 2020 (USA). She leads the United Nation’s largest initiative on responsible management education with more than 800 business school and university signatories signed up to advance sustainability in leadership education (including CBS).


At MSC, we congratulate Mette with this prestigious appointment and wish her all the best for her and the Smith School!


Part of the top-ranked School of Geography and the Environment at the University of Oxford, the Smith School

of Enterprise and the Environment brings public and privateenterprise together with world-leading research to achieve global net-zero emissions and sustainable development. It is known for pioneering work across climate risk, environmental economics, sustainable finance, and law, from climate conscious investment to innovative funding models underpinning water security for over 3 million people. Education – from undergraduate teaching to executive education – is also central to the School’s mission.


Read more about the appointment of Mette Morsing on the website of the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment.


MSC in the media:

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

Danske bestyrelser er bagud, men nordiske scorer endnu dårligere på vigtigt parameter
Associate Professor Kristjan Jespersen is interviewed in a series of articles about his research on the ESG competencies of the boards of Danish C25 companies, Børsen, 21 May 2023.

See also
"Forsker: begrænset ESG-viden er dyrt på bundlinjen", Børsen, 21 May 2023
as well as
"Danske børsselskaber i kapløb med tiden: Har få år til at leve op til nye omfattende esg-lovkrav, Børsen 3 May, 2023
"CBS-forskning: På ét område fejler C25's bestyrelser - investor savner 'dybtfølt ansvar', Børsen, 2 May, 2023
Debat i Storbrittanien om en ny 'woke elite'
Associate Professor Ole Helmersen is intervied about the British debate about 'woke elitism', DR P1 Orientering, 20 April 2023.(42 minutes into the programme)
Eksperter slår alarm: Ny revolution med kunstig intelligens vil få voldsomme konsekvenser for alle
Associate Professor Daniel Hardt is interviewed about the consequences of the rapid development and general availability of AI, Jyllandsposten, 2 April 2023.

Also with Daniel Hardt:
Forskere advarer om Chat GPT: "Vi ved faktisk ikke, hvordan den fungerer", Børsen, 30 March 2023..
Kan dit job snart erstattes af en computer?,, 12 December 2022.
En bitter kop te: Dokumentar afslører omfattende misbrug af kvinder i Kenyas temarker
Associate Professor Martin Skrydstrup contibutes to article about abuse of women in Kenya's tea plantations, danwatch, 18 March 2023.
Miljøkatastrofe lurer fra enorm mængde europæisk tøjaffald
Professor MSO Peter Lund-Thomsen contributes to article about the European export of textile waste to especially Asia and Africa, Børsen, 27 February 2023
Den russiske hovedpine er ved at udvikle sig til en migræne for danske virksomheder
Professor Andreas Rasche contributes to article about Danish companies still active in Russia, Finans, 21 February 2023.

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 is located in the Dalgas Have part of the CBS campus. As one of CBS' largest departments, 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)
The BHRights Initiative - teaching and research on Business and Human Rights
The ESG Academic & Practitioner Network
CogLab - MSC’s facility for experimental research
The Critical Digital Methods Lab.

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 // 05/30/2023


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