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Approx. 12 hours to complete
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

4 hours to complete

Introduction to Sustainability & Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

4 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 55 min), 6 readings, 3 quizzes
8 videos
1.2) What is the purpose of business? From Adam Smith to Milton Friedman to Michael Porter.10m
1.3a) What is sustainability? What is corporate social responsibility (CSR)?6m
1.3b) Why do we need sustainability & CSR?8m
1.3c) Interview with Professor Mette Morsing, Copenhagen Business School15m
1.3d) Interview with Mads Øvlisen, former CEO Novo Nordisk & “Father of CSR in Denmark4m
1.3e) Interview with Professor Ed Freeman, University of Virginia Darden & oft-cited as “Father of Stakeholder Theory”1m
1.4) Reflections with Robert Strand2m
6 readings
"The Social Responsibility of Business is to Increase its Profits” by Milton Friedman10m
Watch the Harvard Business Review video “Porter’s 5 Forces”10m
Watch “What is Stakeholder Theory” with Professor Ed Freeman10m
Read “The Origins of ‘the World’s Dumbest Idea’: Milton Friedman”10m
Read the executive summary of “Creating Shared Value” by Michael Porter & Mark Kramer10m
Watch the Daniel Pink video “Drive: The Surprising Truth about What Motivates us”10m
3 practice exercises
1.2)30m
1.3)30m
1.4)30m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Scandinavia: An Introduction

2 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 47 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
6 videos
2.2) Exploring sustainability & CSR in Scandinavia: My personal journey6m
2.3) Why explore sustainability & CSR in Scandinavia?12m
2.4) Scandinavian Creating Shared Value7m
2.5a) What is Scandinavian culture?9m
2.5b) Interview with Mads Øvlisen, former CEO Novo Nordisk & “Father of CSR in Denmark7m
3 readings
Read "Strategic Management in the Era of Cooperation: Toward a Theory of Scandinavian Cooperative Advantage" by Robert Strand10m
Read Financial Times article "Scandinavia can be an inspiration for creating shared value" by Robert Strand10m
Watch "Swedishness"10m
1 practice exercise
2.1-2.5)30m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Scandinavian Leadership & Management

2 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 41 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
4 videos
Conversation with Mads Øvlisen Part A10m
Conversation with Mads Øvlisen Part B10m
Conversation with Mads Øvlisen Part C16m
1 reading
Scandinavian Creating Shared Value10m
2 practice exercises
Quiz 3.1)30m
Quiz 3.2-3.3)30m
Week
4

Week 4

1 hour to complete

Case study of a Scandinavian sustainability leader: Novo Nordisk

1 hour to complete
3 videos (Total 29 min)
3 videos
Conversation with Susanne Stormer Part A18m
Conversation with Susanne Stormer Part B8m
1 practice exercise
4.1-4.3)30m

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