Acronym: iCSR
Start date: October 18, 2006
Contact person (name/email): Prof. Dr. Aleksandar Jovanovic / icsrrisk-technologies.com
Project webpage R-Tech/EU-VRi: http://www.icsr.risk-technologies.com/
The overall CSR framework
Description: This course, in collaboration with Steinbeis Advanced Risk-Technologies (R-Tech), is offered at the University of Stuttgart (ZIRIUS) every winter semester.

Due to the introduction and the increasing development of new technologies (e.g. Nanotechnologies, LNG Regasification, Terahertz technologies, CCS, hydrogen, CO2…), technological aspects which could lead to new "emerging risks", in addition to the economical, social and environmental aspects of "classical" CSR strategies, are being more and more taken in account.

The wish to stress these additional aspects is reflected in the title of this course – Emerging Risks and integrated Corporate Social Responsibility - which is understood as an introduction to the emerging risks issue and a widening of the traditional CSR concept.

Main focuses of the lecture:

• Key elements of the (i)CSR and how these elements function as an integrated system
• Key elements of the Emerging Risks and integrated Risks management / Risks governance
• Practical embededdness of (i)CSR into corporate and/or country business strategy and daily practice (CSR methodologies and tools)
• The technology related aspects as a part of modern practices in industry
• Analysis / comparison of the practices in the EU, US and other countries
• Data and information on relevant case studies from key industries and references to main sources of data and information
• Student projects using interactive and online-materials (e.g. online-based surveys, EU-Project-related research, excursions to companies and national and international institutions
R-Tech Specific Role: R-Tech is involved in providing the technical platform (i.e. relevant tools / applications such as survey tool, RiskEars, Risk Atlas, etc.) for allowing the students to gain hands-on experience with their course-related project work.