Recent Writing/Speaking

New Paper on "Bullshit and Organization Studies") (in Organization Studies)

New Paper on Data Partnerships for Sustainable Development (Business & Society, Open Access)

New Teaching Case published:
"The UN Global Compact: Advancing or Impeding Corporate Sustainability?" (Open Access)

Our Unilever Case wins the
2018 Case Award from The Case Centre (in the CSR/sustainability category)

reflecting on the history of CSR (together with others)

"What is the ethics behind sustainability?" New paper in Business Ethics Quarterly

New Textbook
Corporate Social Responsibility (together with Mette Morsing and Jeremy Moon)

New Paper "Managing for Political Corporate Social Responsibility" (Journal of Management Studies)

New Paper
"The Corporation as a Political Actor: European and North American Approaches" (European Management Journal)

Interview about
Corporate Social Responsbility in DJØF Bladet (in Danish)

New Paper
"Decoupling Responsible Management Education" (Journal of Management Inquiry)

Interview about
Philosophy and Business Ethics by QS Top MBA
My research and teaching examine the intersection of corporate responsibility, politics, and strategic management in the governance of contested global issues. In particular, I discuss the role of (public)-private governance in the context of addressing global social and environmental problems. Much of my work is focused on how non-state actors (e.g. businesses and non-governmental organisations) set voluntary standards to improve the enforcement of basic rights (e.g., human and labor rights). I have also done work on the relationship between the UN system and the private sector with a special focus on the United Nations Global Compact.

I have a passion for research that matters (we have too little) and students who care (I have met many)...

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The Business of Society (BOS) Blog

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Copenhagen Business School

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Social Science Research Network (SSRN)

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Recent Blog Posts:

The Ethical Blindness of Corporate Sustainability

Board Oversight of Corporate Sustainability - From Awareness to Engagement

Corporate Criminal Liability in Germany - An Idea Whose Time Has Come

CSR Is Dead. Long Live CSR!

Courage is Contagious - CSR and the Panama Papers

What Do We Mean by "Political CSR" - Towards a Definition

UN Global Compact Expels More Participants than New Participants Join

Responsible Management Education - Are Schools Walking Their Talk?

Using Big Data to Support Human Development