Head of PRME Principles of Responsible Management Education
UN Global Compact
Before May 2020, Mette Morsing was the Mistra Chair of Sustainable Markets and Executive Director of Misum: Mistra Center for Sustainable Markets at Stockholm School of Economics, (Sweden) (since 2017). She was also Professor of Corporate Social Responsibility at Copenhagen Business School (CBS, Denmark) (since 2007). She was the Founding Director of CBS Center for Corporate Social Responsibility in 2002, and she was the Academic Director of CBS Sustainability Platform 2011-2016 with the ambition to integrate sustainability across fifteen academic departments. In 2003, she was the co-founder of Academy of Business in Society (ABIS, Bruxelles), where she served as a Member of the Board of Directors for 10 years. Morsing was in 2010 appointed as a member of the executive board of directors at LEGO Foundation and Melting Pot, and in 2016 she was elected by her colleagues to serve on CBS Board. Morsing has held a large number of advisory and honorary positions in corporate and policy committees on issues related to sustainability.
Mette Morsing has been a part of PRME’s journey, participating in the launch of PRME in 2007 in New York, and she was behind CBS’ decision in 2009 to become an early signatory to PRME in her then capacity as Director of the CBS Centre of Corporate Social Responsibility. In 2013, CBS spearheaded the establishment of a PRME Nordic Chapter, and in 2018 Morsing was the Nordic Chapter Chair. In 2019, she was invited to produce the 2019 PRME Strategic Review in her capacity as Senior Strategy Advisor for UN Global Compact for PRME.
Areas of Research
Morsing’s research interests concern how organizations are governed in the context of corporate social responsibility and sustainability. With a PhD in Organization Theory, she is particularly interested in identity, communication and cross-sector partnerships in this regard. Morsing has published extensively in international books and academic journals such as Journal of Management Studies, Human Relations, Business Ethics Quarterly, and Organization Studies, Organization, Journal of Business Research and other outlets. She has won several prizes for her research. She is also the co-editor of a textbook on Corporate Social Responsibility published by Cambridge University Press (Rasche, Morsing and Moon, 2017).