Department of Management, Society and Communication

  • CBS Sustainability
Associate Dean

Room: DH.Ø.2.57

Andreas Rasche is Professor of Business in Society at the CBS Centre for Sustainability and Associate Dean for the CBS Full-Time MBA Program. From 2014 to 2019, he was Co-Director of the CBS World-Class Research Environment “Governing Responsible Business” (GRB). He has taught courses in the MBA and doctoral programs, chaired Executive Education programs, authored more than 50 academic articles and cases, and published four books. He has collaborated with the United Nations on a number of projects, and served on the United Nations Global Compact LEAD Steering Committee. He is Associate Editor of Business Ethics Quarterly and was Visiting Professor at Stockholm School of Economics (2017-2020) as well as an Associate Fellow at Warwick Business School (2012-2018).

Professor Rasche’s research examines the intersection of global governance, corporate sustainability, and the political role of firms. He has also done research on sustainable finance and ESG metrics. His work has been published in top-tier international academic and practitioner journals such as Academy of Management Learning and Education, Journal of Management Studies, Organization Studies, Business Ethics Quarterly, Journal of Management Inquiry, Critical Perspectives on Accounting, Business & Society, Corporate Governance, and Research in the Sociology of Organizations. His books include, among others, “Sustainable Investing” (with Georg Kell and Herman Bril) published by Routledge, “Building the Responsible Enterprise” (with Sandra Waddock) published by Stanford University Press, and “Corporate Social Responsibility: Strategy, Communication, Governance” (with Mette Morsing and Jeremy Moon) published by Cambridge University Press.

Professor Rasche earned his doctorate (Dr. rer. pol.) in business administration from EBS Business School in Germany and completed a postdoctoral degree (Dr. habil.) at Helmut-Schmidt-University Hamburg. He joined CBS from Warwick Business School in 2012.

Primary research areas
  • Corporate Sustainability / Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Sustainability standards, especially multi-stakeholder initiatives 
  • United Nations Global Compact / Sustainable Development Goals
  • Sustainable finance and ESG metrics
  • Corruption in the global business environment
  • Sustainability and Global Supply Chains (Procurement)
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“Leading Responsible Corporations” (Executive MBA)

"Sustainable Finance” (Executive MBA / Full-time MBA)

“Managing Sustainable Corporations” (Full-time MBA)

“The Corporation in Society” (Bachelor, BLC)


Currently only supervision of PhD projects.

PhD Supervision in the following areas: ESG metrics and new forms of valuation; corporate sustainability and Boards of Directors; corporate sustainability standards (incl. certifications and labels); corporate sustainability reporting (incl. integrated reporting); corporate irresponsibility (related to human rights abuses and corruption). Interested post-graduate students should send a one-page research proposal and CV.

Selected publications

Rasche, A./Morsing, M./Wetter, E. (2021): Assessing the Legitimacy of “Open” and “Closed” Data Partnerships for Sustainable Development, Business & Society, Vol. 60, No. 3, 547-581. 

de Bakker, F.G.A./Rasche, A./Ponte, S. (2019):Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives on Sustainability. A Cross-Disciplinary Literature Review and Research Agenda for Business Ethics. Business Ethics Quarterly, Vol. 29, No. 3, pp. 343-383.

Scherer, A.G./Rasche, A./Palazzo, G./Spicer, A. (2016): Managing for Political CSR: New Challenges and Directions for PCSR 2.0. Journal of Management Studies, Vol. 53, No. 3, pp. 273-298.

Rasche, A., Gilbert, D.U., & Schedel, I. (2013). Cross-Disciplinary Ethics Education in MBA Programs: Rhetoric or Reality? Academy of Management Learning and Education, 12, 71-85.

Rasche, A. (2012). Global Policies and Local Practice: Loose and Tight Couplings in Multi-stakeholder Initiatives. Business Ethics Quarterly, 22, 679-708.

Brunsson, N., Rasche, A., & Seidl, D. (2012). The Dynamics of Standardization: Three Perspectives on Standards Organization Studies. Organization Studies, 33, 613-633.

Rasche, A. & Chia, R. (2009). Researching Strategy Practices: A Genealogical Social Theory Perspective. Organization Studies, 30, 713-734.

Gilbert, D. U. & Rasche, A. (2007). Discourse Ethics and Social Accountability: The Ethics of SA 8000. Business Ethics Quarterly, 17, 187-216.

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Koen van Bommel; Andreas Rasche; André Spicer / From Values to Value : The Commensuration of Sustainability Reporting and the Crowding Out of Morality .
In: Organization & Environment, 8.4.2022
Journal article > peer review
Stephanie Schrage; Andreas Rasche / Inter-organizational Paradox Management : How National Business Systems Affect Responses to Paradox Along a Global Value Chain.
In: Organization Studies, Vol. 43, No. 4, 4.2022, p. 547-571
Journal article > peer review
Leona Henry; Andreas Rasche; Guido Möllering / Managing Competing Demands : Coping With the Inclusiveness–efficiency Paradox in Cross-sector Partnerships.
In: Business & Society, Vol. 61, No. 2, 2.2022, p. 267-304
Journal article > peer review
Sylke F. Jellema; Mirjam D. Werner; Andreas Rasche; Joep Cornelissen / Questioning Impact : A Cross-Disciplinary Review of Certification Standards for Sustainability.
In: Business & Society, 2.3.2022
Journal article > peer review
Andreas Rasche; Wencke Gwozdz; Mathias Lund Larsen; Jeremy Moon / Which Firms Leave Multi‐stakeholder Initiatives? : An Analysis of Delistings from the United Nations Global Compact.
In: Regulation & Governance, Vol. 16, No. 1, 1.2022, p. 309-326
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Andreas Rasche; Mette Morsing; Erik Wetter / Assessing the Legitimacy of “Open” and “Closed” Data Partnerships for Sustainable Development
In: Business & Society, Vol. 60, No. 3, 3.2021, p. 547-581
Journal article > peer review
Sylke F. Jellema; Andreas Rasche / Brace for Impact : A Cross-disciplinary Review of the Impact of Certification Standards for Sustainability.
Paper presented at 37th EGOS Colloquium 2021, 2021
Paper > peer review
Carolin Johanna Waldner; Stephanie Schrage; Andreas Rasche / Driving Internal Change by External Means : The Paradoxical Mission of Development NGOs.
Paper presented at The Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2021, 2021
Paper > peer review
Carolin Johanna Waldner; Stephanie Schrage; Andreas Rasche / Driving Internal Change by External Means : The Paradoxical Mission of Development NGOs.
In: Proceedings of the Eighty-First Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. ed. /Sonia Taneja. Briarcliff Manor, NY : Academy of Management 2021, 1 p. (Academy of Management Proceedings)
Conference abstract in proceedings > peer review
Catharina Høgdal; Andreas Rasche; Dennis Schoeneborn; Levinia Scotti / Exploring Student Perceptions of the Hidden Curriculum in Responsible Management Education
In: Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 168, No. 1, 1.2021, p. 173-193
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Stockholm School of Economics

January 2018 - December 2020

Teaching and research; PhD development  

CBS Executive January 2021 - Teaching