Class Central is learner-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.

Online Course

Sustainable Vikings: Sustainability & Corporate Social Responsibility in Scandinavia

Copenhagen Business School via Coursera

Overview

This course gives you immediate access to the world leading sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) practices. Scandinavian firms dominate the major sustainability and CSR performance indicators including the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI). In this course we explore the concepts of sustainability and CSR and focus attention on how Scandinavian firms, like Novo Nordisk, have achieved superior sustainability and CSR performances. We consider what lessons can be drawn by managers and firms irrespective of where they may be located in the world.

Through this course, participants will:
• Gain appreciation of the concepts of sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) and be able to situate these concepts within the broader debates about the role of business in society
• Understand the sustainability and CSR approaches by leading Scandinavian companies
• Describe how partnerships between companies, NGOs, and government are fundamental to the sustainability and CSR by Scandinavian companies
• Be able to describe the characterization of the “Scandinavian management” and the role Scandinavian management plays in sustainability and CSR approaches by Scandinavian firms
• Become familiarized with concept of “Scandinavian Cooperative Advantage” and understand how it challenges the dominant view of strategic management.

Syllabus

Introduction to Sustainability & Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

Scandinavia: An Introduction

Scandinavian Leadership & Management

Case study of a Scandinavian sustainability leader: Novo Nordisk

Scandinavian Corporate Governance

Course reflections: On Becoming a Sustainable Viking

Taught by

Robert Strand

Reviews

0.0 rating, based on 0 reviews

Start your review of Sustainable Vikings: Sustainability & Corporate Social Responsibility in Scandinavia

Related Courses

Class Central

Get personalized course recommendations, track subjects and courses with reminders, and more.

Sign up for free

Never stop learning Never Stop Learning!

Get personalized course recommendations, track subjects and courses with reminders, and more.

Sign up for free