Responsibility at CBS
Carbon Literacy Workshop
Carbon Literacy: “An awareness of the carbon dioxide costs and impacts of everyday activities, and the ability and motivation to reduce emissions, on an individual, community and organisational basis.”
The prior workshop took place 4 February 2020, 9:00 - 17:00 at Dalgas Have Room DH.Ø.1.20, Copenhagen Business School.
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By taking this free workshop, participants are eligible to become Carbon Literacy certified. Participants who wish to get the Carbon Literacy Certification will need to pay a 10 GBP fee directly to the issuing organization.
By taking part in this training, you will gain an understanding of:
- The basic science behind the climate crisis
- The impact different sectors such as food have on our climate and vice versa
- Climate Change mitigation tools for your discipline or/and function
- Solutions with the highest impact
- Strategies and skills for communicating and/or teaching climate actions
- Your personal possibilities to take action privately and in your current/ future role
The purpose is to understand how you - as business school students and the leaders of the future - are addressing the issue of climate change, and discuss your understanding and expectations of the role of government and the private sector.
Today, over 12,000 individuals and more than 39 organizations are Carbon Literate. Are you?
PRME Nordic Chapter
The PRME Nordic Chapter was established in September 2014 and it serves as a focal point of coordination and communication for signatories based in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. The PRME Nordic Chapter serves to collect all Nordic PRME signatories in a Nordic-wide network, to help each other implement the PRME initiatives in their local context. The chapter therefore provides a platform, which enables collaboration and communication within the field of sustainability and responsible management among universities in the Nordic Region.
Current key activities at CBS PRME related to PRME Nordic Chapter:
- Nordic PhD course
- Implementation of Sustainable Development Goals
The PRME Nordic network meets twice a year. The 2019 PRME Nordic Chapter meetings will be held at Jönköping International Business School on 30 September
If you represent a Nordic business or management school, and would like to be involved in the PRME Regional Chapter Nordic, do not hesitate to contact the CBS PRME Office:
For further questions, please contact Caroline Aggestam Pontoppidan, firstname.lastname@example.org
PRME Nordic Chapter Meeting 2017, Hanken School of Economics, Helsinki.
Responsibility Day 2020
Responsibility Day was launched by the Dean of Education in 2009 and is today one of the biggest annual events held by CBS with more than 2000 participants each year. The event has a duel function in part as an official welcome ceremony for all 1st year undergraduates and in part as an introduction to a case competition with responsibility in business as the main theme. At the event, the students are met by a wide range of stakeholders including teachers, student organisations, CBS senior management, industry leaders, celebrities and many more. The case competition centers around real-life challenges in regards to corporate social responsibility (CSR) within a chosen case company. Case companies from previous years include Hummel, Claus Meyer and the Danish denim brand Yab Yum.
Stay updated on our website for Responsibility Day 2020.
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Crown Princess Mary giving a speech on Responsibility Day 2017.
In 2019, Responsibility Day has the theme “How are organizational dilemmas managed responsibly?” and will entail a panel debate with representatives from the Danish industry such as; Grundfos, UN Women, Novo Nordisk, Ørsted and Mærsk. This year’s case evolves around Grundfos’ employee initiative ‘Water2Life’ and how they can responsibly manage their dilemmas. Representatives from the management consulting company, QVARTZ, will guide the students in solving the case. CBS management, together with celebrity speakers, will then talk with the students about what responsibility means at CBS and in a broader spectrum.
The day will then commence at Solbjerg Plads, where lunch will be provided, followed by afternoon sessions where students work on the case and can get assistance from QVARTZ professionals. The following three days the students will then spend solving the case and the top three finalists will compete for the 1st place in The Case Finale on 12th of September. The whole two weeks will then be wrapped up when the winners are announced at The Case Finale, with a party at Nexus!
Responsibility Day 2019 was held at at KB Hallen on the 2nd of September.
Case lounges took place at Solbjerg Plads from the 2nd – 4th of September.
The case finale took place at Solbjerg Plads on the 12th of September.
Read the Responsibility Day 2019 case here: Grundfos Case
The winners also won a trip to the 18th ABIS Annual Colloquium Conference in Berlin. The goal of the conference is to put focus on the importance of measuring impacts, the challenges that academia and businesses are facing to maximize their impact.
Read the student article about the conference here: Responsibility Day 2019 Student Article
ABIS Annual Colloquium on Business in Society: Measuring Impact and Creating Change 29-30 October, 2019 in Berlin.
Responsible and sustainable behavior is increasingly becoming more and more important for companies and society as a whole. At CBS, one key objective is to convey values that hopefully enhance responsible behavior in its students. But is education at CBS geared towards this objective or is it indirectly equipping our students to support dubious business practices through its focus on profit maximization and utilitarian decision making? The Responsible Management Education (RME) survey tries to answer these questions by measuring students attitudes towards (ir)responsible behaviour, their self-efficacy and belief about their ability to act responsibly. By repeating this survey after every semester we have now obtained longitudinal data that helps us understand how these attitudes change over time. It is hoped that the insights gained from this survey will help CBS better understand what influence its curriculum has on the attitudes of its students and what can be improved or changed to help strengthen CBS’ position as one of the leading business schools for responsible management education in the world.
For further questions, please contact Elin Colmsjö, firstname.lastname@example.org
Recent developments show the impact but also challenges that technology and the digital transformation have on Danish businesses, society and the planet. It's time to get creative, innovative and pitch your ideas to challenges organisations face! From September 24 to September 27 we will explore possible futures of blockchain as a solution to some of these grand challenges.
Be a role model in developing blockchain solutions with a positive impact on people’s lives and foster sustainable development, engage with forward-thinking students, academics, and network with practitioners. Join us for the four-day Hackathon on Responsible Management and Blockchain Technology.
In teams of 2-5 students, you will work on interdisciplinary solutions to current challenges faced by society and industries in Denmark. Ideas are pitched on Friday the 27 and you have the possibility to win big: The winning team of each challenge will receive a 10.000 DKK prize.
You can register to participate as a team or as an individual and we will find the perfect teammates for you.
Find the sign-up, detailed information about the program, purpose and goals of the event on our website
SIGN-UP DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 19, 2019.
We can’t wait to see you on September 24 for the kick-off of an excited Hackathon!
The Patagonia Case Competition is being held for the 5th time by University of California - Berkeley Haas School of Business. The case competition is an amazing opportunity to research corporate sustainability with one of the most forward thinking companies in the world, Patagonia. Copenhagen Business School is providing students with the opportunity to sign up for the case competition and possibly be one of the finalists going to Berkeley, California. Winners from past years include Yale University, University of Michigan, and University of Virginia.
During Spring 2020 CBS will participate in the Berkeley-Haas Case Series and Patagonia Case Competition. This is a unique case competition redefining the relationship between business and a healthy planet. Graduate students from across the US, and globally, tackle the interdisciplinary business and sustainability aspects of a current, real-life issue facing the outdoor gear retailer Patagonia. CBS PRME supports CBS participation in the this case competition.We love seeing students strengthening their engagement with sustainability. Educational opportunities that support learning by connecting crucial issues into our decision-making. Meanwhile, taking into account the consequences of our actions not only for financial capital, but also the boundaries of our planet.
- Sep. 2019: Topic for the case released
- Nov. 2019: Rules posted
- Jan. 2020: Team sign up deadline
- Jan. 2020: Case Released
- Feb. 2020: Case proposals due
- March 2020: Finalists announced
- April 2020: Finalist presentations
- 1st prize: $15,000
- 2nd prize: $5,000
- 3rd prize: $2,500
More information coming soon.
Read more here