Venice International University (VIU) organizes a Summer School in English on Responsible Capitalism: Strategy, Governance and Finance that will be held on the VIU Campus on the island of San Servolo in Venice, June 6-10, 2016. The Faculty is composed of Professors from Columbia University, Henley Business School, IESE Business School, University of Lausanne and the Department of Management of Univeristà Ca’ Foscari Venezia, acting as scientific coordinator
Applications are open till April 3rd to current Ph.D. students, research master’s students (e.g. MPhil students), post-doc researchers in Management, Strategy, Organization Theory, Finance, Economic Sociology, and related disciplines from universities worldwide. The Program is open only to 15 students who will be awarded with scholarships covering participation fee and accommodation on VIU Campus.

The School investigates sustainable capitalism from different angles, starting by analyzing the ever more “post-national” constellation of capitalism, the potential roles and responsibilities of corporations in this changing societal context and sustainable corporate strategies. It discusses the integration of environmental, social and governance factors (ESG) in traditional financial portfolio management and the concept of responsible investment. Finally, it analyzes one of the key complications of sustainability, namely the fact that it requires interdependent decisions and actions of multiple agents acting in a distributed environment. This circumstance alters both decision-making and the strategy implementation processes, and challenges the current governance and management conceptual toolkit available to scholars and practitioners.

Venice International University is an International Network of Universities and Public Institutions founded in 1995, with its own Campus on the island of San Servolo in the Venice Lagoon.



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