Roland Heller, Senior Manager
«Corporate Social Responsibility» – Just a Slogan or Are We Really Serious?
COMPANIES INCREASINGLY RESPONSIBLE FOR SUSTAINABLE ACTION
Companies are increasingly called on to introduce socially responsible business models. The term “Coporate Social Responsibility” (CSR) covers a broad range of topics that company management must integrate into operations. These include working conditions, human rights, the environment, corruption prevention, fair competition, user interests, taxation, and transparency. Implementation of CSR demands that the interests of all persons and groups involved are considered – shareholders, employees, suppliers, consumers, local associations, NGOs.
The talk will be held in German.
Thursday, 2 June 2022, 5:00 to 6:30 pm
ABB Forschungszentrum, im Segelhof
Food and drinks (“apéro riche”) served after the talk.
Professor Dr. Thomas Beschorner
was appointed professor of business ethics and director of the Institute for Business Ethics at the University of St. Gallen in 2011.
Stations along his professional career include the following: PhD 2001 at the University of Erfurt/Max Weber Centre for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies; head of research group leaders from 2002–2007 at the University of Oldenburg, where he gained his professorial qualification in 2007; McGill University visiting professor from 2005–2006; DAAD professor and associate professor at the University of Montreal from 2007–2009.
Research priorities: Business ethics, Cultural Theory, Corporate Social Responsibility, ethics of digitisation, robot ethics, soccer and accountability. Thomas Beschorner is
one of the most respected thinkers in the field of business ethics in the German-speaking world. He regularly publishes articles in the press, including the NZZ, Die Zeit, and Spiegel Online.