Details for LUISS Business School & Department of Business and Management

Participant Status


Type of Organization

Business School & Department

Type of Education

Undergraduate, Post Graduate, Doctoral, Executive

Institution is part of

LUISS Guido Carli University


Roma, Italy


Sign Up Date to PRME

27 Mar 2015

Current Sharing Information on Progress Report Submission

23 Jun 2017

Sharing Information on Progress (2017)

Report on Progress 2017 LUISS Business School - View Report

Period Covered: Jun 2017 to Jun 2019

LUISS Business School and the Department of Business and Management believe that Ethics, Responsibility and Sustainability must become core principles guiding any organization. The concern for people, society and the environment has been expressed by the leaders of the University in many public and internal occasions, and several initiatives have been taken to promote behaviors driven by honesty, equity and integrity of faculty, staff and students.

Achievements Curriculum Integration in the Field of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability

The applicant is “Luiss Business School & Department of Business and Management”. As Luiss Business School and Department of Business and Management are structurally and legally integrated into one single entity, they act as a one, and the current application is from this unified subject, hereafter called “the School”.

Within the School, coverage of corporate responsibility and sustainability is included both in standalone and embedded modes at the undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate degree level, as well as executive education.

All students enrolled in any Master program are required to complete a module called “Ethics, Sustainability & Responsibility (ERS) Lab”. This is a laboratory providing 4 CFO and composed by a series of diversified activities all aiming at offering a deep exposure to ERS experiences and discourse to the students. Examples of such activities include social business model/business plan (Luiss Social Contest), green consumption and behavioral modification (Green Consumption Lab), management of shared goods (Lab Gov), social project management (Cantieri d’Europa) or volunteering programs

Similarly at MBA level, all students are exposed to the Social Impact program. Today’s globalized and competitive business environment have an undeniable social impact that is generating both risks and opportunities for companies. Finding business solutions that could foster shared values is a challenge for the new generation of managers whose responsibility goes beyond the economic activity to reach a social perspective. The social impact program is intended to provide students with background cultural knowledge and social awareness through a set of activities, all of them aimed at finding the best solutions to a real social issue. Students will have the opportunity to collaborate with social entrepreneurs and NGOs, and learn from them. Examples of collaborations include “Energia per i Diritti umani” (Italian NGO) or “Made in Carcere” (social
business). Moreover, all students are enrolled in a specific Ethic, Responsibility and Sustainability course every year

A Social Impact Program will be included in all Master developed by the School and not only in the MBA program.
Courses in such topics are also offered to all Phd Students.

Further example at Executive Education level is a specific Executive Master in Environment Innovation & Management - EMEIM focused on environmental resource management both at strategic and operational level for sustainable development.
Finally, all students in the Bachelor in “Economia and Management” are required to complete courses that develop critical perspectives on the role of business in society, financial markets, the various schools of economic and management thinking, and the history and evolution of management theory and practice. Moreover, specific contents related to ethics, responsibility, and sustainability are included, among others, in the following courses: Book keeping and financial statements – stakeholder management and social/environmental balance sheets; Business Administration – corporate governance and external stakeholders; Markets and strategies – issues related to social business models; Psychology and Economics – issues related to morality and moral decision making; social emotions; social norms; happiness and wellness; Services of general economic interest – energy management

When corporate responsibility and sustainable topics are not specifically included in courses (at each level), instructors wanting to introduce them into one or more teaching sessions can easily set it up by means of the ERStoolbox, a special pedagogical instrument provided by ERShub@luiss based on speeches, simulations, business games, cases available on corporate responsible and sustainable issues.

Double Degree With Kogod
The School is going to sign a Double Degree agreement with Kogod Business School. A selected group of students enrolled in the Master of Science in Management (major Entrepreneurship and innovation/International management) will have the chance to spend the whole second year at Kogod getting on top to their LUISS degree the KOGOD Master of Science in Sustainability Management. The Master's in Sustainability Management degree program (MSSM) from the Kogod School of Business is designed to integrate business education with environmental science and public policy. It prepares students who want to be part of the first generation of professionally-trained sustainability experts and managers. The MSSM is the only interdisciplinary business-based degree of its kind in the country, and is offered by one of the greenest universities in the U.S. Graduates of the program will be well poised to successfully lead in developing and implementing multi-faceted solutions to environmental, societal, and other cross-sector problems in business organizations, not-for-profits, or the government.

Achievements Research Development in the Field of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability

Current and future ERS challenges to business, the economy and society are addressed in the research carried on by Faculty members in the School.
Research reflects the societal impact of business in society, financial markets, in the various schools of economic and management thinking, and history and evolution of management theory and practice.
Across the School a large number of studies with a focus on ethics, responsibility, and sustainability have been published in a wide range of outlets. Examples covering the period 2010-2014 includes:

- Giuseppe Di Taranto, 2010, Etica delle imprese e dei consumatori, Conference paper, Etica delle imprese e dei consumatori, ISBN: 8856872315 , Roma.
- Giovanni Fiori, 2010, Il trade off tra conservatism e fairness alla luce della recente crisi finanziaria, Chapter, In Invernizzi, Studi in onore di Vittorio Coda, Egea.
- Mirella Pellegrini, 2013, Etica e regole di condotta degli intermediari finanziari, Chapter, In Sabbatelli , Banche ed etica, cedam, padova, ISBN: 9788813328504.
- simona romani, silvia grappi, richard p. bagozzi, 2012, Explaining Consumer Reactions to Corporate Social Responsibility: The Role of Gratitude and Altruistic Value, JOURNAL OF BUSINESS ETHICS, 0167-4544.
- Grappi S, Romani S, Bagozzi R P, 2013, Consumer response to corporate irresponsible behavior: How emotions and other-regarding virtues energize negative word of mouth and protest behaviors, JOURNAL OF BUSINESS RESEARCH, 0148-2963.
- Romani S, Grappi S, Bagozzi R P, 2013, My anger is your gain, my contempt your loss: Explaining consumer responses to corporate wrongdoing, PSYCHOLOGY & MARKETING, 0742-6046.
- Grappi S, Romani S, Bagozzi R P, 2013, The Effects of Company Offshoring Strategies on Consumer Responses, JOURNAL OF THE ACADEMY OF MARKETING SCIENCE, 0092-0703, 10.1007/s11747-013-0340-y.
- Romani S, Grappi S, 2014, How companies' good deeds encourage consumers to adopt pro-social behavior, EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF MARKETING, 0309-0566.
- Romani S, Grappi S, Bagozzi R P, In corso di stampa/deposito, Corporate socially responsible initiatives and their effects on consumption of green products, JOURNAL OF BUSINESS ETHICS, 0167-4544.
- Del Chiappa G, Grappi S, Romani S, In corso di stampa/deposito, Attitudes toward responsible tourism and behavioural change to practice it: A demand-side perspective in the context of Italy, JOURNAL OF QUALITY ASSURANCE IN HOSPITALITY & TOURISM, 1528-008X.
- Maiolini R, Rullani F, Versari P, 2013, Rendere sociali le imprese. Impatto sociale, confini dell’impresa e rete di stakeholder, IMPRESA SOCIALE, 2282-1694, Iris Network.
- Izzo Federica, 2013, Corporate Social Strategy, Commentary, ACCOUNTING IN EUROPE, 1744-9480, 10.1080/17449480.2013.772723.
- Izzo Federica, 2012, Il circolo virtuoso della RSI. Ripensare il ruolo della Responsabilità Sociale d’Impresa, RIVISTA ITALIANA DI RAGIONERIA E DI ECONOMIA AZIENDALE, 1593-9154.
- Izzo Federica, Magananelli Barbara, 2012, Responsabilità Sociale di Impresa e Rischio. La relazione tra Performance Sociale e Costo del Debito, RIVISTA ITALIANA DI RAGIONERIA E DI ECONOMIA AZIENDALE, 1593-9154.
- Fiori, Di Donato, Izzo, 2007, CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND FIRMS PERFORMANCE. AN ANALYSIS ON ITALIAN LISTED COMPANIES, Conference paper, 4TH Conference on Performance Measurement and Management Control, 26-28 Settembre 2007, Nice – France.

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