Are you interested in sustainability? Give your academic profile a sustainable edge by taking one of the courses organised by CBS Sustainability's faculty.

Sustainability courses at CBS

Sustainability continues to be an increasingly important area of business studies, and the sustainability research carried out at CBS Sustainability covers diverse topics such as public policy, consumer behavior, corporate responsibility and much more.

The courses organised by the CBS Sustainability faculty provide the student with access to knowledge and insights from leading sustainability researchers. Sustainability courses are an excellent way for students from any programme to build a unique academic profile.

Copenhagen Business School offers a variety of courses related to sustainability which are either contributed to or coordinated by CBS Sustainability’s faculty. Below is an overview of the courses offered through CBS Sustainability for the academic year 2018/19.

Copenhagen urban challenge

Students visiting a goat enclosure at the urban challenge in Copenhagen, 2015.

Master level courses

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Achieving the SDGs: Environmental Sustainability for Organizations Elective Autumn, Spring Kristjan Jespersen
Achieving the SDGs: Feeding the Future of Sustainability Elective Autumn Kristjan Jespersen
Behavioural Public Policy for Sustainable Development Elective Summer Lucia Reisch
Brand Aid: Cause-Related Marketing, Celebrity Humanitarianism and Ethical Consumption Elective Autumn Stefano Ponte
Business Responsibilities for Human Rights Mandatory Spring Karin Buhmann
Business & Human Rights: Governance, Leadership and Management Elective Autumn Karin Buhmann
CEMS SIGMA Responsible Business Course Elective Autumn Kai Hockerts
Circular Economies and Sustainable Development Goals Elective Summer Martin Skrydstrup
Consulting for Sustainability - Harnessing Business Models and Innovation Elective Autumn, Spring Kristjan Jespersen
Corporate Citizenship: Political Responsibility in Theory and Practice Elective Autumn Jeremy Moon
Corporate Social Responsibility in Global Supply Chains Elective Autumn Esben Rahbek Gjerdrum Pedersen
Corporate Responsibility and Organization Mandatory offered as elective Spring Dennis Schoeneborn
Corporate Responsibility and Society Mandatory offered as elective Spring Anne Vestergaard
Critical Perspectives on Sustainability Elective Summer Matthew Archer
CSR - A Path to Sustainable Development? Mandatory Autumn Peter Lund-Thomsen
CSR - Managing the Social Impact of Business Mandatory Spring Steen Vallentin
Impact Investing - The Effectiveness of Institutional Investors in Purpose-Driven Finance Elective Autumn Kai Hockerts
Organizations and Society Mandatory Spring Jeremy Moon

Poverty, Sustainability and the Private Sector

Elective Autumn Andrew Crabtree
Rome-Copenhagen Urban Challenge Elective Autumn Esben Rahbek Gjerdrum Pedersen
Social Entrepreneurship: Creating Social Change Using the Power of Entrepreneurship Elective Autumn Kai Hockerts
What is Behind the Label: Sustainability in Developing Countries Elective Autumn Peter Lund-Thomsen

For enquiries about CBS Sustainability’s courses, please contact the course coordinator or write an email to

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