Institute Corporate Responsibility Management
The Institute Corporate Responsibility Management (ICRM) was founded in 2008 at Steinbeis University Berlin as a direct response to the growing demand for consistent and systematic executive education and research in the fields of Corporate Responsibility Management, Business Ethics and Sustainability. The Institute furthers the realization of global Responsibility in organizations by choosing Berlin as the new center in thriving Europe and educating future leaders through a teaching and research program that highlights the relevance of Corporate Responsibility in today’s business world.
The Institute spent several years researching an adequate curriculum of a executive degree program – Master of Arts in Responsible Management (MRM). The program is designed to provide students and companies with the knowledge and skills required to operationalize Responsible Management principles in various types of organizations and functions.
Our research objectives are based on the assumption that ethical principles are the foundation for CSR related concepts. ICRM focuses on the fundamental principles behind creating ethical guidelines that can be applied to develop consistent curricula changes. The objective is to establish a general, consensus-enabling basis for debates in order to implement ethical decision making in the field of corporate responsibility.
By developing the Master Program as a double degree, in conjunction with “traditional” MBA programs, the Institute aspires to facilitate the practice of Responsible Management principles in main stream business. In addition to the current partnerships with universities in England and Austria, the Institute is actively negotiating with several other overseas institutions as well.
ICRM is a United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education (UN PRME) Executive Degree Programs Working Group leader and is part of the academic network of the United Nations Global Compact Initiative. Through these networks the Institute is a key stakeholder and influencer across the discipline.