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IESEG School of Management ( IÉSEG )

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Niveau Année de formation Période Langue d'enseignement 
Professeur(s) responsable(s)D.FITZGERALD
Intervenant(s)David FITZGERALD

Pré requis

Students should possess a basic knowledge of organisational structures and how the stakeholders within these structures interact.

Objectifs du cours

To develop an understanding of the systems approach to sustainability and its contribution to the business case for corporate sustainability.
To understand how effective leaders adapt to the emerging challenges facing organisations as the impact of globalisation intensifies.
To understand and apply frameworks that measure and promote value in strategic CSR initiatives.
To understand how to apply CSR assessment matrices for competitive advantage.

Contenu du cours

Systems thinking and sustainability:
- Frameworks for engaging leaders in establishing a strategic approach to CSR and sustainability;
CSR, leadership and emerging challenges:
-Sustainability, leadership and developing economies;
-Frameworks for understanding and resolving intricate social and resource dilemmas;
The Business case:
-A customised approach to social accounting, reporting and monitoring;
-Understanding reeturn on investment for CSR initiatives.

Modalités d'enseignement

Organisation du cours

TypeNombre d'heuresRemarques
Face to face
lecture10,00   The course combines lectures with interactive class forums. This structure allows for consistent personal feedback.
Independent work
Reference manual 's readings2,00  
Independent study
Group Project3,00   Both the group presentation and the group assignment will be related to the same topic. The majority of personal work will be allocated to this task.
Estimated personal workload5,00  
Individual Project4,00  
Charge de travail globale de l'étudiant32,00  

Méthodes pédagogiques

  • Presentation
  • E-learning
  • Research
  • Seminar
  • Project work
  • Interactive class
  • Case study


Industry based group assignment: 30%
Exam: 50%
Group presentation: 20%

Type de ContrôleDuréeNombrePondération
Final Exam
Written exam2,00150,00
Individual Project6,00130,00
TOTAL     100,00


  • Metcalf, L. and Benn, S. (2013). Leadership for Sustainability: An Evolution of Leadership Ability. Journal of Business Ethics. 112: 369–384 -

  • Maon F., Lindgreen A. and Swaen, V. (2008), “Thinking of the Organization as a System: The Role of Managerial Perceptions in Developing a Corporate Social Responsibility Strategic Agenda”, Systems Research and Behavioural Science, 25 (3): p.p. 413-426. -

  • Martin, R.L (2002) The Virtue Matrix: Calculating the Return on Corporate Responsibility. Harvard Business Review . March 2002: p.p. 5-11 -

  • Porter, M.E and Kramer, M. (2006) Strategy and Society: The Link Between Competitive Advantage and Corporate Social Responsibility. Harvard Business Review. December, 2006: p.p. 78-96 -

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