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MAN 682 Materiality, Risk Assessment, and Reporting

General Information

Lecturer Dr. Volker Proffen
Examiner Prof. Dr. Laura Marie Edinger-Schons
Course Format Seminar
Credit Points 6 ECTS
Frequency Fall term 2021
Hours per Week 2 (in-class) + 15 (self-study)
Language English
Grading 70% Final assignment; 30% Final presentation
Forma Prerequisites none
Recommended Prerequisites General interest in the topic of sustainable business

Course Structure

Topic Date Time
Kickoff and Introduction to the Topic 23 September 2021 15:30 – 18:45
Group Presentations of First Reviews of the Topics and Feedback 30 September 2021 15:30 – 18:45
Group Presentations of Interim Results and Discussion 7 October 2021 15:30 – 18:45
Final Presentations 14 October 2021 15:30 – 18:45

    Further Information

  • Brief Description

    When building their sustainability strategy, managers need to understand the company-specific materiality of certain sustainability domains and topics from stakeholders’ as well as their own perspective and the resulting risks and potential rewards.  Frameworks of materiality analysis and domains of sustainability impacts that are relevant for reporting serve as a basis for the company to develop their individual approach to sustainability.

    In this course, participants…

    • gain an overview of the theoretical foundations of materiality analysis, risk assessment, and reporting guidelines;
    • they learn how to apply methods of materiality analysis and risk assessment to develop a sustainability strategy for a specific company;
    • and they critically reflect on existing frameworks and guidelines (e.g., GRI versus CSR-RUG).
  • Application

    Registration/Application via Portal2 is required.

  • Contact

    If you have any questions regarding this seminar, please don't hesitate to contact sustainablebusiness bwl.uni-mannheim.de.

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Updated: July 2021