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Laboratory for the Study of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainable Development

Mission:

The laboratory aims to create an inspiring intellectual environment for students and researchers, who are eager for cutting-edge knowledge, tools, and the experience of developing successful and sustainable businesses, with a view to the interests of both society and the environment.

Main areas of focus

  • conducting interdisciplinary basic and applied research that is relevant for responsible and sustainable business;
  • publishing and popularizing current research results with a focus on best Russian practices via both traditional and digital communication channels;
  • carrying out academic activities, using innovative teaching methods in HSE University’s degree programmes;
  • cooperating with the University’s partners in the business community, government institutions, academic communities and civil society by engaging in education and research initiatives;
  • developing sustainable campus infrastructure as a suitable setting for communication, sharing experience and broadcasting success stories from the HSE Graduate School of Business students and alumni;
  • promoting the HSE Graduate School of Business brand as a responsible and sustainable business school in the academic community, both in Russia and the world.

Core areas of research:

  • business ethics, corporate social responsibility and sustainable development;
  • practices and mechanisms for implementing the UN’s 17 sustainable development goals;
  • sustainable business models and innovation;
  • transition to a circular economy in the era of the Anthropocene;
  • social entrepreneurship in the wider context of globalization;
  • green business opportunities: operations administration, HR management, finance, marketing and communications;
  • developing a sustainable model for a consciousness and way of life through transformational instruction.