Client & Testimonials
You are one of the few true pioneers in CSR. In the past six years you created a world-class CSR programme at the University of Geneva. Many of the alumni have found great jobs in the field of CSR or have implemented CSR in their organizations.[Bart Slob]
I’ve so much enjoyed teaching in your program, Michael, and I hope you will be able to re-create it elsewhere. In my conversations with your students, they have made it very clear that there is a great need for this kind of course.[Elizabeth Umlas]
I would like to thank you Mike for all your efforts for creating an excellent Programme and Faculty. Your Alumni are the best ambassadors of the quality of your work. I have met some of them in CSR conferences around the globe, and each of then was grateful for the Programme and the experience they lived in Geneva.[Dr. Simone de Colle]
You did great work in establishing the course – real entrepreneurial leadership. Ive enjoyed teaching the students, and been pleased to promote all the CSR events and courses over the years via Lifeworth and CSR Geneva. Thanks for the opportunity. I look forward to continuing to organise things with you via CSR Geneva and the meet ups. There’s loads of teaching on this topic that needs to be done around the world and the CSRFI is a bold and confident response.[Prof. Jem Bendell]
I had great time in good company (Ed Freeman, father of stakeholder analysis and Dirk Matten!)….and also great chat with Palle (Danish student CAS2008, now UNDP Jordan) and Thomas Osburg (Intel and CAS lecturer and CAS Scientific Committee), ……. we have a great alumni…..YOU should be more recognized for the good work done! [Oct 2012, Dr. Simone de Colle, PhD student of Ed Freeman, Lecturer, Dublin University and CU Geneva ethics lecturer].
Many of those listed above have responded and there is very little that I can add. You have done a great job. The programme is well designed, it addresses a clear need, and it is highly successful. The success owes a great deal to you. For my part my collaboration is built on personal relationship with you. Finally, I am happy to contribute to your future ventures should you set-up another one. [Prof. Abby Ghobadian, Henley Management College]
From some former students:
I am happy to read that your are pursuing the “CSR crusade” 🙂 through other courses and collaborations.
I wish you all the best with csrfi!!! Amazing how and what you are setting up all the time!
Hello Michael, I hope you are fine. I would like to thank you for the inspiring 2 1/2 days I had during our CSR course, last week. Having a past working experience in CSR in Deloitte & KPMG, I thought that this had already provided me with enough knowledge . However, I was surprised by how many new things I learned during the course and how clearer is everything to me now.
I am thrilled by your idea of creating an academy for the stars, for providing courses on international development issues. I would love to make my thesis relevant to that, and I would be highly honored if you could consider me as a candidate on working with you on that project.
As I said during the course, at the end of February I resign from Deloitte & KPMG, as I aim to move to a CSR role. I am mostly interested in the social dimension of CSR; generally I would like to specialise on labour issues and on development issues as well. I would be thrilled if I could work with a leader like you, who inspired me and has motivated me even more for working on CSR.
I am reading your book the Planetary Bargain these days, which I find stimulating and a good source for information…. [Dimitra Tzigianni, Senior Auditor at Deloitte & KPMG]
To Dr. Tom Stephens and Dr. Michael Hopkins, Jan 10-12, 2013: I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the inspiring course you gave to the class last week. I really appreciate the way in which you presented the case and the module. By making the course innovative and interactive, you not only helped us in getting a genuine introduction to CSR, but also in developing a keen liking for the subject. We appreciate your time, your patience, and your ability to make a “complicated” subject interesting and captivating. With your permission, I will forward your contact details to my colleagues in different technical departments which are really interested in the subject. Just to mention that I had many opportunities to discuss the content of the curriculum with many of my colleagues and I would not be surprised if at least 5 of them apply for the next session. [Ambassador Loubna Al Atlassi, External Relations Officer, World Health Organization Department for Partnerships, student 2013].
I would like to thank you for giving me the chance to participate at the CSR course and learn a lot of interesting topics and meet a lot of fascinating personalities stephane bloch, owner bloch chocolates
Thank you once more for the lectures of the past 6 months. It was really interesting, I have learned a lot and met very interesting people who are active within CSR. But most important I definitely know now that I want to work within the field of CSR – this is what interests me! Hence I will start to take action and focus on finding a new job after the summer [Miriam luthold, swiss import-export business]
Especial thanks: you make a great course which connects Society and economic development, I think it is very useful, and thank you for your patience to help me. [Zhang Yi Xuan, Chinese Industrialist’s daughter]
Thank you very much for a great ending of the CSR program. I think we all enjoyed the days together last week. I appreciate now to have a network of people who have been through the same learning experience that I have been. Overall I am happy I signed up for the program and have learned a lot. You have an incredible network and I think that is the real strengths of the course; to listen to all this experts in their field. [Margaretha Barcha, Swedish international consultant]
Thank you again for a great last module and for everything. [Tiani Jimenez, Mexican Ashoka employee]
Thanks again for a challenging and inspiring course on CSR – it is hard to believe that it is over – well nearly so! [Linda Johnson, airports consultant]
January 14, 2013. Trust Across America, global leaders in information, standards and data, and Who’s Who in trustworthy business has selected Dr. Michael Hopkins as one of 2013’s Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior. These people collectively represent a group that can genuinely transform the way organizations do business. According to Barbara Kimmel, Executive Director, “The release of this third annual list coincides with the formal launch of Trust Across America’s Campaign for Trust™, a two-year collaborative initiative to reverse the cycle of mistrust in business.” This year’s recipients hail from around the globe and once again include leaders from the public and private sectors as well as authors, consultants, researchers and academics. Each recipient has made an extensive and positive contribution to building trust in business and many have already joined Trust Across America’s Alliance of Trustworthy Business Experts (ATBE), a program that launched in the fourth quarter of 2012 and has already grown to over 150 global experts who are collaboratively joining forces to combat the world’s trust crisis. The full list of honorees can be found here.