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Call for Application - Inside the Venture Master Thesis: LUB

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Our partner startup LUB is inviting applications from students interested to write an Inside the Venture thesis with them. LUB needs support with the text analysis of CSR reports from German DAX companies. For this project German language skills are required.

If the study interests you and you would like to be a part of it, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for scheduling an appointment with us and for further details.

 


Description of the Project

In 2017, the German Bundestag passed the CSR Directive Implementation Act. CSR stands for "Corporate Social Responsibility". Companies of a certain size must therefore comply with non-financial reporting requirements from 2018 on environmental, employee and social issues, respect for human rights, and combating corruption. Unfortunately, the compulsory text does not mean the actual implementation of measures. The task is to compile a list of company reports and analyse them regarding the difference in what they are promising and ultimatly were implementing. The focus should be on a textual comparison of DAX companies between 2015 and 2019. As these reports are increasingly coming to the muncipal sector, major German cities should also be included in the analysis (e.g. https://www.mannheim.de/sites/default/files/2017-10/Nachhaltigkeitsbericht%20Mannheim%202016.pdf). A paper on the a sub-area of the topic is available for more information: https://www.wallstreet-online.de/nachricht/11222622-corporate-social-responsibility-versicherungswirtschaft

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Sponsors

  • University of Mannheim
  • Institut für Mittelstandsforschung
  • Gründerverbund
  • ESF
  • Europäische Union
  • Baden-Württemberg - Ministerium für Finanzen und Wirtschaft
  • Absolventum