Main Objectives and Activities

Main Objectives

Based upon the unique successful experience of international cooperation with leading national and international professional associations tackling the SCR issues, - European Business Ethics Network (EBEN), European Academy of Business in Society (EABIS), Caux Round Table (CRT) and Global Responsible Leadership Initiative (GRLI), - the Center defines the main objectives as follows:

 

  • To become a leading national research and educational CRS Center.
  • To participate equitably and continuously in the international projects realized by the leading professional associations.
  • To meet accreditations/ranking standards, including participation in Beyond Grey Pinstripes indexes in 2012.

 

Main Activities

Research

  • Social investments in Russia (in co-operation with Russian Association of Managers)
  • Corporate Philanthropy in Russia (in co-operation with PricewaterhouseCoopers and non-commercial partnership "Donor's Forum")
  • Global socially-responsible leadership (in co-operation with GRLI)
  • Organizational learning in CSR (as part of GOLDEN for Sustainability project)
  • CSR impacts on Society Development (in co-operation with EABiS)
  • Managing corporate social performance (CSP) (in co-operation with EABiS and CRT)
  • Business Ethics (in co-operation with EBEN and CRT)
  • Social Entrepreneurship (in co-operation with Fund "Our Future" + Citi)

 

Knowledge Dissemination

The knowledge gained and results received will be actively used in:

  • Executive MBA/Executive Education programs in the field of CSR
  • Executive Education program “Project Management for Social Entrepreneurs”
  • Mainstreaming-oriented seminars for GSOM SPbU faculty in order to integrate CSR elements into the basic courses’ system
  • Russian- and international level teaching seminars for business schools’ professors in the field of CSR
  • Preparation and dissemination teaching and methodological materials in the field of CSR
  • Presentation of the research results in the main international and Russian Conferences
  • Publication of research materials and studies in leading international and Russian research journals
  • Setting up a public platform to host research events, including Conferences, Workshops, Seminars and Guest Lectures
  • Publication of practice-oriented and methodological materials in professional magazines and other Mass Media

 

Training/Teaching

The results of CRS Center’s research activities are applied across the board at GSOM SPbU for the benefit of current and future programs:

  • EMBA – "Business and Society" course
  • CEMS MIM – Interdisciplinary Seminar "Corporate Responsibility in Managerial Practices"
  • MIB / CEMS MIM – "International Corporate Social Responsibility" course
  • BBA – "Business Ethics" and "Corporate Social Responsibility" courses
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