ICOR – IÉSEG Center for Organizational Responsibility

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ICOR – IÉSEG Center for Organizational Responsibility

Lille Catholic University 

IÉSEG School of Management

Organizational Structure

The ICOR core team includes academics working on ethics-, social responsibility- and sustainability-related questions and challenges. It is a cross-departmental team including academics working in all department of the management school. Its activities are developed in collaboration with the Social Responsibility and Sustainability Steering Committee of IÉSEG School of Management. It is co-coordinated by Associate Prof. François Maon and Assistant Prof. Julie Bayle-Cordier.

ICOR has been founded in 2014 and still primarily relies on school- and university-based funding. Yet, to support its development, it is now looking for external funding and corporate sponsorships of its different projects and activities.

Mission

Contributing to the development of responsible, innovative and enlightened organizations.

A growing number of organizations increasingly support and conduct social and environmental programs, develop ethical codes of conduct and charters, work in partnerships with non-governmental organizations, public partners and regional, national or international federations, collaborate within networks, and endeavor to (re)position responsibility- and sustainability-related values and ethical considerations at the heart of their business models and/or within their organizational strategy and culture. Through such initiatives, organizations aim at better fulfilling their responsibilities and accountability to society.

In this context, IÉSEG aims to be a source of inspiration and a proactive player in the development of a responsible and sustainable economic and social environment. IÉSEG aims at constructively playing its role as a catalyst for the progress of sound business communities, as a forum for debate, and as a source of diffusion of creative knowledge and solutions. To meet this ambition, the IÉSEG Center for Organizational Responsibility (ICOR) was founded in January 2014.

The two central missions of this integrated, cross- departmental academic center are to constitute a coordination center for all initiatives around social responsibility and sustainability currently developed by and within the School (including the School’s commitment to international and national schemes, such as the UN Global Compact, the Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative, and The UN Principles for Responsible Management Education) and to represent a constructive platform for the proposal and development of refined actions and innovative initiatives linked to social responsibility and sustainability ideas at the School level, in collaboration with its stakeholders

Main Activities 

ICOR’s activities are organized around 3 main interrelated pillars:

  1. Research: A research agenda focusing on the analysis of organizational practices in the field of business and society relationships which aims at developing, testing and refining practically-relevant theory to enhance our understanding of important ethical, social, and environmental questions and their relation to business practices.
  2. Learning and Education: About 30 courses on business and society relationships, corporate social responsibility, sustainable value creation and related topics offered to IÉSEG students in the various programs offered by the School, in addition to the continuous process of integrating ethics, social responsibility and sustainability ideas in a transversal manner across courses of all programs. A ‘certificate in business ethics and sustainable organization’, a trans-disciplinary program emphasizing how ethics, social responsibility and sustainability management relates to all areas of management, and across disciplines and functional levels.
  3. Service to Society and Stakeholder Relationships: About 30 courses on business and society relationships, corporate social responsibility, sustainable value creation and related topics offered to IÉSEG students in the various programs offered by the School, in addition to the continuous process of integrating ethics, social responsibility and sustainability ideas in a transversal manner across courses of all programs. A ‘certificate in business ethics and sustainable organization’, a trans-disciplinary program emphasizing how ethics, social responsibility and sustainability management relates to all areas of management, and across disciplines and functional levels.

Contact

François Maon
Co-director

f.maon@ieseg.fr  

http://icor.ieseg.fr/