CSR from theory to practice

The course is built on the expertise of international CSR academics and professionals to ensure that participants are exposed to CSR in its globality, both on a theoretical and practical level.

We maintain a balance of CSR practitioners drawn from both the public and private sectors, international organisations, NGOs as well as academic experts.

Confirmed faculty for 2017-18 includes:

Representatives from  the Global Reporting Initiative, ISO, Nestlé and other institutions will soon confirm their participation.

We also welcome each year special guests lecturers in our activities such as:

  • Mervyn E. KING, former Chairman of the Global Reporting Initiative and current Chair of the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC)
  • Jean-Pierre MEAN, President of the Swiss chapter of Transparency International
  • Dr Anthony MILLER, Economic Affairs Officer at UNCTAD
  • Robert RUBINSTEIN, CEO of TBLI Group
  • Staffan SÖDERBERG, AMAP Sustainability and Vice-Chair ISO 26000
  • Rob STEELE, Secretary-General and CEO of ISO
  • Peter UTTING, Deputy Director, UNRISD
  • Simon ZADEK, Senior Fellow at the Global Green Growth Institute and the International Institute of Sustainable Development, and Visiting Scholar at Tsinghua School of Economics and Management in Beijing. Founder of AccountAbility

Past faculty and speakers include:

  • Jem BENDELL,  Director, and Professor of Sustainability Leadership at Institute for Leadership and Sustainability (IFLAS)
  • Kate CACCIATORE, Corporate Responsibility Director and Sustainability Strategies Director at ST Microelectronics
  • Melissa DAVIS, CEO, Truebranding, London, UK
  • Simone DE COLLE, Lecturer in Business Ethics, Dublin City University, Ireland
  • Bettina FERDMAN, Founder & CEO, Philias
  • Christian FRUTIGER,  Public Affairs Manager at Nestlé
  • Edoardo GAI, Head of Sustainability Services, DJSI, Zurich
  • Patrick GASSER, Senior CSR Manager at UEFA
  • Abby GHOBADIAN, Henley Business School, UK
  • Michael GONIN, Researcher and Lecturer in business ethics, University of Lausanne
  • Virginie HELIAS, Global Director Sustainability, Procter & Gamble
  • Adrian HENRIQUES, Professor chez Middlesex University and Chair, UK Mirror Committee ISO 26000
  • Ivor HOPKINS, Director, Responsibility3 Ltd
  • Michael HOPKINS,  CEO, MHCi
  • Jean LAVILLE, Vice-President Sustainable Finance Geneva
  • Christian LEITZ, Ethics Manager, UBS, Zurich
  • Michelle LEMAITRE, Head of Sustainability and Olympic Legacy at the International Olympic Committee
  • Bérangère MAGARINOS-RUCHAT, Vice-President Sustainability Partnerships, Firmenich
  • Maria MENDILUCE, Director, World Business Councl for Sustainable Development
  • Antoine MACH,  Managing Partner, Covalence EthicalQuote
  • Adrian PAYNE, Former Professor of CSR, Hult International University
  • Johannes SCHNEIDER,  National Contact Point of Switzerland for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO)
  • Emily SIMS, Senior Specialist in the ILO Programme on Multinational Enterprises
  • Steven TEBBE, Managing Director Europe, The Carbon Disclosure Project
  • Nicole VOILLAT, Sustainability Director at Bata Brands