BoS Blog

The BoS blog provides a platform to discuss and inspire people to reflect and take part in the discussion on issues related to corporate social responsibility (CSR), corporate sustainability, sustainable consumption, and government’s impact on corporations, to name a few. As the name indicates, we are interested in how business and society interrelate, especially when considering businesses’ responsibilities towards society.

The Business of Society blog (BoS) is run by a group of business school academics, with editors-in-chief Verena Girschik, Andreas Rasche and Anne Vestergaard from CBS Sustainability. We regularly invite guest bloggers to share their knowledge in order to secure a dynamic environment focusing on the latest research.

Recently on the BoS blog

Published in 2020:
04/09/2020 Different pathways to sustainability standard adoption
08/09/2020 Aspirational talk for a challenging walk
15/09/2020 Normative foundations for stakeholder involvement in environmental and societal impact assessments
22/09/2020 Private Standard-setting Organizations and the Theory of Change
24/09/2020 Is Tourism an Essential Industry?
30/09/2020 Making the case for and against and beyond Friedman in 2020
06/10/2020 Economics for Life
08/10/2020 Making Corporate Sustainability More Sustainable
13/10/2020 Has COVID-19 changed our relationship with food?
16/10/2020 Not every time is the right time for real-time marketing: Branding in the COVID-19 pandemic
20/10/2020 Top Leadership Compensation: From Hockey-Stick to Shared Pay-checks
22/10/2020 Friedman’s critique of CSR at 50: birthday surprises
27/10/2020 Cultural sensitivity and diversities in the measuring of sustainable development
22/06/2020 What does it mean to call someone a stakeholder?
16/06/2020 Tax havens, COVID-19 and sustainability
10/062020 I Am What I Pledge – The importance of value alignment and crowdfunder behavior
08/06/2020 Supplier perspectives on social responsibility in global value chains
04/06/2020 The rise of social media bots – how do they work, and how can you spot them?
02/06/2020 Fresh Air: An Impact Story
27/05/2020 Building A Better Planet: Toward a Sustainable Post-COVID-19 Society
25/05/2020 Small, yet important – and still responsible. Reflections on SMEs and social responsibility in times of Covid-19
20/05/2020 On the Ground: What CSR and sustainability standards fail to address
18/05/2020 How the pandemic can reset cities and transform aspects of urban mobility
13/05/2020 The problem with CSR: why companies need to listen to their activist employees
11/05/2020 Lobbying and the virus – three trends to take note of
07/05/2020 How to make food systems more resilient: Try Behavioural Food Policies
05/05/2020 In Movement from Tanzania to Northern Italy to Denmark
30/04/2020 A Green and Fair COVID-19 Recovery Plan
27/04/2020 The Coronavirus Pandemic – and the Consequentiality of Metaphors
24/04/2020 Supply Chain Responsibilities in a Global Pandemic
15/04/2020 The Political Economy of the Olympics – Misconceptions about Sustainability
09/04/2020 Sustainable Development, Interrupted?
18/03/2020 Normalizing Sustainability
12/03/2020 Sustainable Consumer Behavior: Go Big or Go Home?
05/03/2020 Ensuring effective collaboration in cross-sector partnerships: three valuable lessons for partnership managers
03/03/2020 Just announced: And the world’s worst company is …. Really?
28/02/2020 Responsible Tax in Multinational Enterprises – Why?
26/02/2020 Lead where others follow
21/02/2020 AI: A new culprit in missing the sustainability mark?
12/02/2020 Helpful hypocrisy? The ‘ironic turn’ in corporate talk about sustainable development
11/02/2020 Fake news and the future of the truth
07/02/2020 Why consultations on large projects should matter to citizens as well as companies
03/02/2020 Female entrepreneurs & reward-based crowdfunding: Offline inequality and online equality?
27/01/2020 SDG 17 check in: cross-sector partnerships from the beneficiary perspective?
21/01/2020 Better than nothing but still “exSASBerating”!
16/01/2020 We can’t better the world at once. So let’s do it together!
Published in 2019:

Teaching (and doing) anthropology in a business school

11/12/2019 When business is not as usual – why companies should engage with humanitarian crises

When is a banking scandal a corporate social responsibility scandal?


Football and the Meaning(lessness) of Management Concepts


How SDGs help us see buildings through a different lens


Consumers fall for food products with nutrition claims – what about you?

18/11/2019 Regulating 300,000 Years – Nuclear Waste, Sustainability and the Need to Talk to the Distant Future

Towards a Realization of Sustainability Ambitions?


How sustainable is ecotourism?


Is it a right policy to focus on SDGs during Economic Slowdown?


Thinking outside the box on corporate tax practice


Conquer the Lock-In: How Food Companies can act on their Political Responsibility towards Children


The year of corporate acting—does business need a new approach to palm oil?

Published in 2018:


Corporate contributions to United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals


The Academic Smarts in the Smart City


Fake news and what it means for discussions about CSR-related issues


Green – a special shade of innovation


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