June 22 - July 3, 2015
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University of Geneva Summer School jointly with the UNCTAD-UNIGE Sustainability Research Centre
The Geneva CSR Summer School on Global CSR issues provides insights on how the business sector addresses environmental, human rights or sustainable development issues through corporate social responsibility (CSR). It delves into the interactions between governments, international organizations, civil society and businesses through lectures at University of Geneva and site visits at the United Nations Office in Geneva, UN specialised agencies and companies.
- Concepts and definitions of CSR; tools for implementation
- Global issues and business involvement: environment, human rights, finance, labour, global health
- Sustainability leadership
- Site visits to companies and to the United Nations
What you will learn
You will get exposure to the latest global challenges in sustainability and how they are addressed by the business sector and the United Nations through a mix of lectures, case studies and site visits.
Evaluation and grading will be based on class participation and students’ presentations on the last day of the course. Completing the Geneva CSR Summer School: global CSR Issues may earn you 6 ECTS.
Dr Catherine Ferrier, Geneva School of Economics and Managment (GSEM), University of Geneva
Dr. Anthony Miller, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
Prof. Lucio Baccaro, SDS, University of Geneva
Prof. Bernard Morard, GSEM, University of Geneva
Lectures will be given by CSR experts from academia, United Nations specialised agencies and business professionals.
Upper year undergraduates and MA students
Tuition Fees: 2300 CHF / Deadline: May 15, 2015
A limited number of partial scholarships are available. Priority will be given to participants from developing countries.