Credit Suisse – Reputation is vital

Dr John Tobin, Managing Director and Global Head of Sustainability for Credit Suisse, presented a conference on “Finance and Sustainability in a Resource-Constrained World” to our Masters in International Finance students in the class of Prof. Alkis Tsiklis last week. Continue reading

Social Impact Assessment, Risk and CSR

I thought I would continue on the theme of my previous post where I mentioned the glazing of the eyes of students when faced with theory of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) versus the reality of applying CSR in the business context, especially in emerging markets with its specific challenges.

CSR has to be above all things practical, achievable, measurable and in many ways the practice of Social Impact Assessments (SIA) when embarking on new projects embodies this. Continue reading

Are lawyers an obstacle to progress on Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability?

About the author of this blog post

We welcome the first blog post of our BSL colleague Mary Mayenfisch-Tobin and grab the chance to introduce her briefly.

Mary Mayenfisch-Tobin is a lawyer, who specializes and teaches in the area of Law, Business and Human Rights. She is responsible for Stakeholder Relations and Student Counseling at Business School Lausanne.

Mary’s principle preoccupation in recent years has related to education, and particularly responsible education, not only as taught in business schools but in all educational institutions, including law schools. Continue reading