| 16.05.2019

Record number of organisations in CSR and Humanitarian Logistics course

The project course provides hands-on experiences to students of real-world corporate social responsibility (CSR) and humanitarian logistics issues through close cooperation with organisations.

The course was organised in spring 2019 for the seventh time, with a record number of 14 organisations taking part. Among the organizations were Danske Bank, Demos Helsinki, Fazer, Outotec, UNICEF and the Finnish-Russian Chamber of Commerce.

The projects provided students with insight into how to deal with the complexity of CSR and humanitarian logistics issues.
Over the years, students have appreciated this course due to the practical learning it offers.

-Throughout the three-month period of the course our group had the opportunity to really plunge into the project and apply our quickly increasing theoretical knowledge into practice by working intensively with the organisation. I think the best part of the course was indeed working with a real company on a concrete problem and meet with new stakeholders, says Meri Hyrske-Fischer, who worked on the project with Demos Helsinki.

For the organisations co-operating with Hanken on the course, it has been valuable to get an insight into the topic from an academic perspective and moreover, have an innovative, creative and fresh approach to the topic in the form of student work.

-The project filled a knowledge gap was something concrete that could be used practically. The findings contribute well to our internal risk management team discussions, says Samu Slotte at Danske Bank, one of the organisation mentors.

The course has also added an additional dimension to Hanken's work around societal impact.

-This course is a perfect platform for Hanken to achieve societal impact by solving real-world sustainability issues using the academic lens’’ says, Nikodemus Solitander, one of the course instructors.
Read more about the course and this year’s projects here. Opens in new window  

More information:
Sanchi Maheshwari
+358 50 468 7794