The Center for Responsible Business & Leadership (CRB) is a strategic arm of Católica Lisbon’s ambition to be a catalyst for IMPACT creation, knowledge and innovation promotion.
Responsible Business (RB) is becoming an essential part of corporate strategies and the CRB aspires to develop critical knowledge among students and executives to face these new trends as opportunities. Our aim is to contribute to Católica-Lisbon mission to be a top business school and create a position of intellectual leadership, while finding the right answers for the world toughest challenges.
We believe that corporations able to act as a Responsible Business, integrating all its dimensions into their strategies and culture, will be the leading companies of the future.
1. Our Vision
Our vision is to contribute to a society where we only have Responsible Businesses led by Responsible Leaders.
2. Our Mission
To become a European reference in corporate sustainability knowledge through research, teaching and consulting, acting as an agent of change amongst students and executives, helping them to understand the impact of Responsible Business and its value creation in corporate strategies.
3. Our Values
- We value a sustainable world (Planet, People, Profit).
- We value companies that exist to create value for themselves and for society.
- We value companies acting as Responsible Business (RB), which we define as businesses able to address the concerns of all relevant stakeholders, putting Sustainability (in its holistic sense) at the centre of their strategies, as a source of competitive advantage. These are companies where environmental, social, economic and ethical concerns become “the way we do things around here”, creating value for them and society.
- We value Responsible Leadership (RL), which we define as the leadership driving the agenda of Responsible Businesses, leaders who focus their souls and minds on value creation, both for their company and society, and whose core skills include values, vision, innovation, trust and leading from the heart.
- We believe that corporations able to act as RB, integrating all its dimensions into their strategies and culture, will be the leading companies of the future.
4. Our DNA:
- Sustainable Development Goals
- Responsible Leadership
- Business Case for Action