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About ICOR

Contributing to the development of responsible, innovative and enlightened organizations.

A growing number of organizations increasingly support and conduct social and environmental programs, develop ethical codes of conduct and charters, work in partnerships with non-governmental organizations, public partners and regional, national or international federations, collaborate within networks, and endeavour to (re)position responsibility- and sustainability-related values and ethical considerations at the heart of their business models and/or within their organizational strategy and culture. Through such initiatives, organizations aim at better fulfilling their responsibilities and accountability to society.

In this context, IÉSEG aims to be a source of inspiration and a proactive player in the development of a responsible and sustainable economic and social environment. IÉSEG aims at constructively playing its role as a catalyst for the progress of sound business communities, as a forum for debate, and as a source of diffusion of creative knowledge and solutions. To meet this ambition, the IÉSEG Center for Organizational Responsibility (ICOR) was founded in January 2014. The two central missions of this integrated, cross- departmental academic center are to constitute a coordination center for all initiatives around social responsibility and sustainability currently developed by and within the School (including the School’s commitment to international and national schemes, such as the UN Global Compact, the Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative, and The UN Principles for Responsible Management Education) and to represent a constructive platform for the proposal and development of refined actions and innovative initiatives linked to social responsibility and sustainability ideas at the School level, in collaboration with its stakeholders.

 
 

Structure

ICOR’s activities are organized around 4 main interrelated pillars:

1. Research:

A research agenda focusing on the analysis of organizational practices in the field of business and society relationships which aims at developing, testing and refining practically-relevant theory to enhance our understanding of important ethical, social, and environmental questions and their relation to business practices.

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2. Learning and Education:

About 30 courses on business and society relationships, corporate social responsibility, sustainable value creation and related topics offered to IÉSEG students in the various programs offered by the School, in addition to the continuous process of integrating ethics, social responsibility and sustainability ideas in a transversal manner across courses of all programs.

A ‘certificate in business ethics and sustainable organization’, a trans-disciplinary programme emphasizing how ethics, social responsibility and sustainability management relates to all areas of management, and across disciplines and functional levels.

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3. Service to Society and Stakeholder Relationships

About 30 courses on business and society relationships, corporate social responsibility, sustainable value creation and related topics offered to IÉSEG students in the various programs offered by the School, in addition to the continuous process of integrating ethics, social responsibility and sustainability ideas in a transversal manner across courses of all programs.

A ‘certificate in business ethics and sustainable organization’, a trans-disciplinary programme emphasizing how ethics, social responsibility and sustainability management relates to all areas of management, and across disciplines and functional levels.

 
 

IÉSEG Commitments

IÉSEG School of Management commits to four main social responsibility and/or sustainability initiatives at the international and national levels.
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United Nations Global Compact:

In 2014, IÉSEG joined the world’s leading voluntary corporate citizenship initiative. By committing to the 10 UN Global Compact principles linked to human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption, IÉSEG acknowledges that the energetic engagement of higher education institutions is critically necessary to fostering a more responsible global business environment, and serves as a source of inspiration for all stakeholders affected by the School’s activities.
VISIT unglobalcompact.org

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United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME):

IÉSEG is a signatory of PRME and has been an active member since 2007. The School reports on progress on the six PRME principles and, by doing so, exchanges effective practices with other academic institutions according to the six PRME principles. The School believes that its organisational and management practices should serve as examples of the values and attitudes conveyed to its students.

IESEG PRME Report 2016 VISIT unprme.org
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Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative (GRLI):

IÉSEG is an active member of GRLI, a think tank and worldwide partnership of companies and business schools/learning organisations founded in 2004 by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) and the UN Global Compact. IÉSEG joined in 2007, and GRLI’s principles directly relate to and inform the School’s mission to educate responsible leaders.
VISIT grli.org