VELUX Endowed Chair in Corporate Sustainability
Inaugural lecture of Jeremy Moon on 3 June 2014 in Råvarebygningen
Thanks to a generous grant from the VILLUM FOUNDATION (15 million DKK), CBS in 2014 established an Endowed Chair in Corporate Sustainability to significantly strengthen and develop CBS’ research, education and outreach in an area of the upmost importance to business and society. Corporate Sustainability, both as an intellectual inquiry and a field of practice, explores crucial aspects of the interface between private enterprise, public policy and civil society.
With Professor Jeremy Moon as the “VELUX Professor of Corporate Sustainability,” CBS has attracted a top researcher who for many years has garnered global recognition for his pioneering research, award-winning teaching, and his influential collaboration with companies and politicians. Read about Jeremy Moon's CSR story.
Jeremy Moon’s research focuses on: corporate social responsibility; corporate sustainability; corporate citizenship; corporations and governance; business and politics.
In addition to the Professorship, the VILLUM Foundation grant funds Assistant Professor Lauren McCarthy, PhD candidate Erin Leitheiser, PhD candidate Luisa Murphy and Research Assistant and Project Manager Louise Thomsen. Jeremy Moon comes from a position as a Professor at Nottingham University Business School, UK, and Director of International Centre of Corporate Responsibility, one of Europe’s most renowned. The team is also working with the 'Governing Responsible Business,' which hosts the Business of Society blog.
The VELUX Endowed Chair in Corporate Sustainability is housed within and hosted by the CBS Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility (cbsCSR) and the Department of Mangement, Society and Communication (MSC) at Copenhagen Business School on the ground floor of Porcelænshaven 18A, Frederiksberg, 2000.
|the VILLUM FOUNDATION|
The VILLUM FOUNDATION is a non-profit foundation created by Villum Kann Rasmussen. The foundation is the principal shareholder of VKR Holding, the parent company of VELUX A/S and other companies in the VKR Group, whose mission it is to bring daylight, fresh air and a better environment into people’s everyday lives. In 2014, the VILLUM FONDEN awarded 947 million DKK to non-profit purposes.