Details for Stockholm School of Economics
Type of Organization
Type of Education
Undergraduate, Post Graduate, Doctoral, Executive
Sign Up Date to PRME
05 Jul 2013
Current Sharing Information on Progress Report Submission
03 Jul 2015
Sharing Information on Progress (2015)
Period Covered: Jul 2013 to Jun 2015
This is the first Stockholm School of Economics PRME SIP report. In the report we have reported on our position and objectives for the next 2 years within the framework of the 6 PRME principles. We are proud of our efforts to date, yet enthusiastic to take on further challenges and to continuously improve on ensuring that our stakeholders are thoroughly prepared to take on future leadership roles. PRME has been a great tool to evaluate our efforts and to extend collaboration throughout the network.
Achievements Curriculum Integration in the Field of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability
We have since the start of our new curriculum for Master programs in 2008 integrated CSR and Sustainability as mandatory modules and courses in the following programs offered at SSE:
• Executive MBA
• Master of Marketing
• Master of General Management
We offer since 2009 an elective half-term specialization course in Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility to students from all six Master programs at SSE and to the CEMS-program students and our exchange students. In addition we have a long tradition of teaching Development Economics at SSE and elective courses on both the BSc and MSc level are offered. In addition a selective number of students have the opportunity to do a Minor Field Study relating to global issues and development in a developing country for a minimum of 8 weeks as part of their thesis project.
SSE plan on continue to integrate these subjects in the remaining of our MSc and BSc programs guided by the principles of UN PRME.
In our Executive Education (IFL) we have over the last 10+ years offered modules and lectures in Corporate Responsibility as part of our program offerings. During 2012 a working group has been established at IFL & SSE, also including two other strong institutions in Sustainable Development: Stockholm Resilience Center and Stockholm Environment Institute, to develop further the CSR and Sustainability offerings in executive education. As a result IFL delivered one full day sustainability seminar for chief sustainability officers from invited corporations in February 2013 as well as during the spring of 2013 “The Ericsson Sustainability Management Training Program” for Ericsson’s global regional sustainability managers as well as their HQ sustainability group. The planning group at IFL are continuing on with the work based on the experiences done so far to find a multitude of learning vehicles for CR and sustainability in the executive educational program offerings.
Achievements Research Development in the Field of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability
SSE has since the 1960’s done research in environmental economics and in economic development. In the 1990s corporate environmental and social sustainability and business ethics became a topic for a few doctoral thesis and in 2003 a research group, Sustainability Research Group, SuRe, was established at the department of Marketing and Strategy (www.suregroup.se). Researchers at SuRe are active in research relating to a wide variety of CSR and corporate sustainability issues such as sustainable transformation of the fashion industry, human rights and supply chains, SRI, consumers and ecological foods, business in development co-operations, etc. The faculty is also engaged in teaching in SSE’s various programs as well as in creating workshops and events for corporations and other stakeholders (please see homepage). Other business administration departments also hold individual researchers doing research on topics of CSR and sustainability SSE, for example at the department of Management and Organisation a large research program on Corruption is ongoing.
SSE has recently applied for a grant to start a research center on the topic of sustainable markets that will encompass research from different fields and subject areas from financial market responsibility and sustainability to consumer market sustainability. If successful, the planned start is 2014 and the center will host researchers from other universities as well as arranging outreach and engagement activities with corporations and other stakeholders.