Department of Management Studies

Corporate responsibility

Cross-national governance of businesses make ethical issues urgent.
CSR news articles

Our work in the domain of corporate responsibility (CR) deals with the impacts – positive and negative – that business organizations have on society in terms of environmental quality and social and economic well-being. The objective of such work is to increase understanding of the multiple interrelations between business, society, and the environment, and to promote transitions to a more sustainable world.

The research area of CR is very broad and it can be approached from several perspectives. Examples of our current areas of interest include:

  • Philosophical questions: What is the role of business in society?
  • Contemporary questions: How does digitalization affect CR?
  • Strategic questions: How are CR activities related to financial performance outcomes of business?
  • Sustainability questions: When and how can CR activities result in real improvements in social and environmental conditions in the world?
  • Systemic questions: How can corporate and consumer responsibilities work in tandem to transform production-consumption systems?


Research areas

A girl and a man selling items in Brazil

Innovation for sustainability

Innovating new sustainable products, services, business models and forms of consumption can help tackle global challenges.

Department of Management Studies
Solar panels in front of mountains

Sustainability transitions

Our research looks at several dimensions of the transition toward sustainability societies.

Department of Management Studies
Recycling bins

Circular economy

Circular economy keeps materials in use longer using strategies like reuse, remanufacture, recycling, and replacing ownership with rentals.

Department of Management Studies
Sustainability in Business (SUB)
  • Published:
  • Updated: