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Norwegian Course on Sustainable Value Creation

Between August 12 and November 12, 2021, members of the Business Ethics Center taught an online course on “Sustainable Value Creation” for the students of the Masters in Global Management Program of the Nord University, Bodø, Norway.

Faculty included  Laszlo Zsolnai, Andras Ocsai, and Tamas Veress (Business Ethics Center), Jozsef Veress (Department of Information Systems, Corvinus University of Budapest), Janos Vargha (Danube Circle, Budapest), and Ove Jakobsen (Nord University, Bodo).

Course modules included the following:

Value Creation in the Anthropocene & Case study: Organic India
Deep Ecology and Anarchism
Digital Economy and Social Innovation & Case Study: ENVIENTA – platform for non-disruptive digitalization
Ecologically Conscious Companies & Case study: Interface
Principles and Models of Community Economy & Case study: Health in Harmony Ecological Restoration of Rivers with Dam Removals & Case study: Sélune River Dams, Normandy
Sustainable Finance & Case study: Triodos Bank
Organic Food Production & Case study: Pipacs Bakery
The Problem of the Self & Case study: For the Love of Money
Happiness and Wellbeing & Case study: Bhutan and Gross National Happiness
Climate Strategies for Cities and Countries & Case study: Amsterdam & New Zealand
Johan Galtung’s Peace Economy

Twenty-six students participated in the course. They developed case studies about innovative businesses and social enterprises that are aiming at sustainable value creation and oriented toward ecological and human wellbeing in an integrative way.