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 University of Nord, Bodo, 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).

Course modules included the following: (1) Value Creation in the Anthropocene & Case study: Organic India, (2) Deep Ecology and Anarchism, (3) Digital Economy and Social Innovation & Case Study: ENVIENTA – platform for non-disruptive digitalization, (4) Ecologically Conscious Companies & Case study: Interface, (5) Principles and Models of Community Economy & Case study: Health in Harmony, (6) Ecological Restoration of Rivers with Dam Removals & Case study: Sélune River Dams, Normandy, (7) Sustainable Finance & Case study: Triodos Bank. (8) Organic Food Production & Case study: Pipacs Bakery, (9) The Problem of the Self & Case study: For the Love of Money, (10) Happiness and Wellbeing & Case study: Bhutan and Gross National Happiness, (11) Climate Strategies for Cities and Countries & Case study: Amsterdam & New Zealand, and (12) 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.