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What's happening at MSC:

MSC Professor Mette Morsing new Head of UN' PRME, New York

As of 1 May 2020, Mette Morsing will be working for UN’s largest business school network to advance responsible management and sustainable development.
Mette Morsing

Professor Mette Morsing will take up the position as Head of PRME (Principles of Responsible Management) based at the UN Global Compact office in New York, USA, as of 1 May 2020.


The Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) is a UN Global Compact initiative launched in 2007. Today PRME has more than 850 signatory business schools from all over the world, and PRME works to raise the profile of sustainability in schools around the world, and to equip today's business students with the understanding and ability to advance sustainable development.


Mette Morsing and CBS have been a part of PRME’s journey for 10 years: CBS’ decision in 2009 to become an early signatory to PRME  was very much orchestrated and prepared by Mette

Morsing in her then capacity as Director of the CBS Centre of Corporate Social Responsibility. In 2013, CBS spearheaded the establishment of a PRME Nordic Chapter, and since then, CBS has been recognised as a so called PRME Champion school.


Mette Morsing has been Professor of Corporate Social Responsibility at Department of Management, Society and Communication (MSC) at Copenhagen Business School since 2007 (the first such professorship in Denmark).  In 2017, Mette Morsing was appointed Professor and Mistra Chair of Sustainable Markets and Executive Director of Misum Mistra Center for Sustainable Markets at Stockholm School of Economics in Sweden (alongside her CBS position).


 “I am honored to be trusted to take on the UN position to lead a UN global movement of business schools to set an agenda towards the sustainable development goals”, says Mette Morsing, and continues:“Business school research and education play a critical role when it comes to preparing the next generation of leaders for making decisions that will allow our societies to prosper in the long term. The current covid19 pandemic is epitomizing the need to bring responsible management and sustainable development of our societies from the fringe to the core of the management school curriculum”.


CBS President Nikolaj Malchow-Møller congratulates Mette Morsing: “I am confident that Mette will be an excellent leader of the PRME global movement to support business schools onwards in their sustainable engagement. Her leadership in bringing sustainability from the classroom into the boardroom is impressive and has importantly contributed to strengthen the sustainability agenda at CBS.”


Mette Morsing plans to retain an affiliation to MSC’s CBS Centre of Sustainability while working for PRME.


Mette Morsing (Ph.D.), Professor and Mistra Chair of Sustainable Markets at Stockholm School of Economics (Sweden) and Professor of Corporate Social Responsibility at Copenhagen Business School (Denmark). Morsing’s research concerns how organizations govern and are governed in the context of sustainability. She is particularly interested in how global governance of CSR communication, identity and partnership work in this regard. Morsing has published in Journal of Management Studies, Organization Studies, Human Relations, Business Ethics Quarterly, Business & Society, Organization, Journal of Business Research, and elsewhere. Her latest textbook for students is ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’ at Cambridge University Press is co-edited with Professors Andreas Rasche and Jeremy Moon. She is the co-editor of the Cambridge University Press Series on Business, Society sand Value Creation with Ed Freeman and Jeremy Moon.


For further information, please contact Mette Morsing,

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'):

Eksperter vurderer ny Novo-strategi for social ansvarlighed
Professor Andreas Rasche comments on new strategy for social responsibility from Novo Nordisk, SUSTAIN, 1 June 2020.
Lektor: Labour har desperat brug for en ny politisk kurs
Associate Professor Ole Helmersen comments on the election of a new leader of the Labour party, Jyllands-posten, 4 April 2020.

Other comments by Ole Helmersen:
Tre kandidater kæmper om at skulle genrejse vingeskudt Labour, Børsen, 24 February 2020.
Stor rokade i Storbritanniens regering, DR P1 Morgen, 14 February 2020 (1 hour, 8 min. into the programme)
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, Jyllands-posten, 20 January 2020.
Østafrika udfordret af corona
PhD Fellow Pernille Bærendtsen contributes to article on the spread of the corona virus in East Africa, Globalnyt, 20 March 2020.
CBS har mere fokus på bæredygtighed
Centre manager Sarah Netter, CBS Sustainability, comments on sustainability initiatives at MSC and CBS Sustainability,, 24 February 2020.


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.

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