Corporate Social Responsibility seminar
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
a perspective from Kristian Heydenreich
Director, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility at Vestas Wind Systems A/S
When: February 16 2015 from 11:00 to 12:30
Where: CBS, Auditorium RS20, Råvarebygningen, Porcelænshaven 22, 2000 Frederiksberg
It is widely discussed that corporations are expected to serve constructively the needs of society. This notion has been related to the core of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). It is suggested that CSR reflects the social imperatives and the social consequences of business success. However, where are the corporations’ limits to implement the CSR’s strategy? Should corporations overtake local governments’ role to fulfil society’s needs? Corporations may develop capacity with local governments and civil society, among others, to implement CSR’s strategy. It is suggested that such strategy should be adapted according to the specific characteristics of the institutional context where the corporation intends to operate.
Vestas is the world’s largest energy company dedicated exclusively to wind energy. Vestas supports its global operations and employees through an expanding set of sustainability policies on: human rights and freedom of association and ethical behaviour in the business, especially when entering emerging markets.
CSR Director Kristian Heydenreich will present a corporative view to CSR. The importance of local context to efine and implement CSR’s strategies will be discussed.
Kristian Heydenreich, MSc from University of Copenhagen in Denmark and diploma in Business Administration, has been working within the bioscience industry, energy sector, consultancy and packaging industry for the past 12 years with all aspects of CSR and related business development.
11:00 Welcome to CBS
Dorte Salskov-Iversen (TBC)
Head of Department - Dept. of Intercultural Communication and Management, CBS Vice President for International Affairs
11:05 CSR: What is it? A perspective from Latin America
Jacobo Ramirez, Assistant Professor
11:10 Keynote Speech: Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
Director, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, Vestas Wind Systems A/S
11:35 Questions and answers session
Moderated by: Jacobo Ramirez
12:10-12:30 Snacks & Networking
Please sign-in for the event by sending an e-mail before the 2nd of February to:
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Center for Business and Development Studies, CBS