03 Feb 2022
The School of Management Fribourg (HEG-FR) is pleased to welcome the Center for Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (CCRS), formerly affiliated to University of Zürich, into its network as an associated institute. With this integration, the HEG-FR has significantly expanded its competencies and expertise in this area and thereby raising its position as a key player in the future of sustainability.
For several years, the HEG-FR has been very engaged in teaching, consulting and research in the fields of sustainability, corporate responsibility and social entrepreneurship. To further reinforce this emphasis, the HEG-FR has incorporated into its network the CCRS as an associated institute at the start of 2022, coinciding with the 30th anniversary of the school.
The HEG-FR is convinced that a comprehensive understanding of the role of business in society is the fundamental basis for a future-oriented and thus sustainable business strategy. Through its Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes as well as its continuing education programmes, the HEG-FR aims to make a significant impact on sustainable entrepreneurship and progressively evolve from a traditional "Business School" to a "School for Business and Society".
Founded by the "Stiftung Zentrum Nachhaltigkeit" (Sustainability Center Foundation) in 2003, the CCRS shall continue to be managed by a Foundation Board. However, the Foundation Board was recomposed in January 2022 and is presided over by the Director of the HSW-FR.
For a number of reasons, the CCRS is an excellent fit with the long-term strategy of HEG-FR as it moves towards becoming a leading business school:
The HEG-FR and the CCRS look forward to an intensive cooperation with the goal of increasing knowledge in the field of sustainability, in teaching as well as in research and consulting. Together, they will make a positive impact on the economy and society of the future.
Founded in 1991, the School of Management Fribourg (HEG-FR) offers 550 students the Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes as well as certifying continuing education programmes such as the CAS, DAS and EMBA. The institution has strong ties to its region, with which it builds relationships that lead to collaborations, performance contracts or applied research projects. It broadens its horizons by forging links with educational institutions in Australia, France, Canada, the USA, Singapore and Mexico, among others.
The Center for Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability is an associated institute at the School of Management Fribourg (HEG-FR). The aim of the center is to examine the part that the private sector plays in promoting responsible corporate governance and sustainable development at the local, regional, national and global levels.