[English only]

CC 504 Lecture on Corporate Social Responsibility

Offered during the first half of the semester

General Information

Lecturer Prof. Dr. Laura Marie Edinger-Schons
Course Format Lecture
Credit Points 4 ECTS
Frequency Every semester
Hours per Week 2 (lecture) + 6 (self-study)
Language English
Grading Written exam (60 min.)
Exam dates First exam: postponed to June 2nd, second exam: TBA
Pre-requisites None

Course Structure

The course is taught in English and consists of seven sessions during the first half of the semester. In class, CSR theories and concepts will be discussed. In addition, each session includes a guest lecture that will take place after the lecture. We will dedicate one session to repetition and exam preparation at the end of the semester.


Please see the session schedule below.

Topic Guest lecture Date Time
First Session: Kick-off and Introduction to the Concept of CSR Uwe Lübbermann, Premium Cola 11th February, 2020 15:30 - 18:45
Second Session: CSR on an Institutional Level: From Shareholder Profits to Shareholder Value? - 18th February, 2020 15:30 - 18:45
Third Session: Corporate Social Irresponsibility Dan Kreibich, Venture Development Manager, Lufthansa Innovation Hub 25th February, 2020 15:30 - 18:45
Fourth session: CSR Management on an Organizational Level Alexander Gallas, Head of Corporate Citizenship Germany, Deutsche Bank 3rd March, 2020 15:30 - 18:45
Fifth session: CSR on an Individual Level (Managerial Discretion) - 10th March, 2020 15:30 - 18:45
Sixth session: Social Business & Innovative Business Models Jan Köpper, Leiter Wirkungs­transparenz und Nachhaltigkeit, GLS Bank 17th March, 2020 15:30 - 18:45
Seventh session: The Rise of the Sharing Economy + Exam Preparation Exam Preparation 24th March, 2020 15:30 - 18:45

    Further Information

  • Brief Description

    In our largest lecture, CC504 - Corporate Social Responsibility, which is attended by approx. 450 Master students each year,we cover different topics related to sustainable management in a total of seven sessions (from basic theories of CSR to more current approaches such as Creating Shared Value to Social Business and Sharing Economy as current trends). In each session, we also integrate a guest speaker from business practice who reflects the content from a practitioner's perspective. This can be a CSR manager of a large company (e.g. Coca Cola, Adidas, IKEA, H&M or SAP), a founder of a start-up (e.g. Premium Cola or ListnRide) or a non-profit organisation (e.g. Greenpeace, WWF or Amnesty International). Each session and the respective guest lecture will be recorded on video. The guest lectures will be made freely available via our Youtube channel if the speakers have given their consent. The contents of the lecture will also be recorded on video and made available to the students for exam preparation.

  • Reading List

    Course content will be provided through videos and reading materials, accessible on Ilias.

  • Contact

    If you have any questions regarding this lecture, please don't hesitate to contact Jenni Sipilä.

    Dr. Jenni Sipilä

    Dr. Jenni Sipilä

    Universität Mannheim
    Lehr­stuhl für Unternehmens­verantwortung
    Schneckenhof Ost – Raum SO 102
    68161 Mannheim
    nach Vereinbarung

Updated: January 2020