Bled hosts first ISSUE workshops

May 26, 2019

CEEMAN and IEDC-Bled School of Management hosted the first ISSUE project workshops from 20 to 23 May 2019 at their premises in Bled, Slovenia. The ISSUE project partners met in Bled, Slovenia for the workshops focusing on case writing and integrated reporting, two topics which are an integral part of the project.

The first two days, partners focused on the case study methodology, learning about its use and the skills necessary for teaching with case studies, as well as how to approach the writing process. This part is very important as the project aims to produce several good practice examples as well as research and teaching case studies based on sustainability practices from companies and higher educations institutions (HEIs). All these materials will be published by the end of the year and will be openly available to the wider audience for classroom use.

The workshop partners then spent the last two days learning about integrated reporting - a tool that looks at how an organization's strategy, governance, performance, and prospects lead to the creation of value over the short, medium, and long term. Although it has gained wide recognition and implementation at some of the world’s biggest companies, it still waits for wider acceptance within HEIs. Partners learned about the basic structure and methodology for producing the reports, as well as certain specifics more relevant for HEIs. As part of the piloting phase, all project partners will produce integrated reports on their own.

The ISSUE project parthership has some very interesting materials in progress and some open events across the partner countries taking place soon, so make sure to follow the project closely!