CaixaBank Chair of Corporate Social Responsibility

The CaixaBank Chair of Corporate Social Responsibility is committed to fostering, promoting and spreading new knowledge about corporate social responsibility (CSR). This is done through the generation of innovative ideas and concepts in the field of social responsibility, specifically aimed at the business sector.

Created in 2005, the Chair develops research projects, takes part in congresses and conferences, and organizes round tables and activities to disseminate information on corporate social responsibility.

It organizes the annual International Symposium on Ethics, Business and Society, in collaboration with IESE’s Center for Business in Society. It also regularly offers the Spanish-language Focused Program Compliance, responsabilidad social y buen gobierno.

Research lines

  • The role of the company in society. Understanding how companies approach the role they play in society, how they identify their responsibilities and the tools they have for understanding social, economic and political change.
  • Including social responsibility in company management. Defining the importance of stakeholder interests in company management, how dialogue with them is established and what the role of business and sector organizations should be in this dialogue.
  • Raising awareness about social responsibility through the company. Studying the means at the disposal of companies to raise awareness of social responsibility among their staff, clients and suppliers.
  • Social responsibility in Spanish companies. Analyzing the state of CSR in Spanish companies so as to understand how they relate their social responsibility to the creation of a solid reputation, and how the concept of social responsibility differs from sector to sector, among other questions.
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Holder of the Chair

Joan Fontrodona is a professor of Business Ethics and Analysis of Business Problems, and director of IESE’s Center for Business in Society. A Doctor in Philosophy from the University of Navarra, he sits on the boards of the Academy of Business and Society and Forética. He represents IESE at the United Nations Global Compact and at the Principles for Responsible Management Education. He was president the Spanish chapter of the European Business Ethics Network.

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Publications

Journal Articles (refereed)

ARGANDOÑA, A. (2016). Social Responsibility and Ethics in Organizational Management. MEDIC. Methodology & Education for Clinical Innovation, 24 (2), 13 - 19.
ARGANDOÑA, A. (2015). Humility in Management. Journal of Business Ethics, 132 (1), 63 - 71. doi:10.1007/s10551-014-2311-8.
ARGANDOÑA, A. (2014). Las virtudes en el directivo. Impresa Progetto. Electronic Journal of Management (3), 1 - 11.
ARGANDOÑA, A. (2013). El Estado y la actividad económica en la Doctrina Social de la Iglesia. Revista Empresa y Humanismo, 16 (1), 7 - 26.

Working Papers

ARGANDOÑA, A. (2018). Oeconomicae et Pecuniariae Quaestiones: una reflexión desde la economía (WP-1208). Barcelona: IESE.
ARGANDOÑA, A. (2017). El hogar: próposito, función, trabajo y cuidado (WP-1182). Barcelona: IESE.
ARGANDOÑA, A. (2017). Work in the Firm: Collective Action and Common Good (WP-1186-E). Barcelona: IESE.
ARGANDOÑA, A. (2017). The Home: Purpose, Function, Work and Care (WP-1182-E). Barcelona: IESE.
ARGANDOÑA, A. (2017). The Home: Multidisciplinary Reflections (WP-1183-E). Barcelona: IESE.

Proceedings

ARGANDOÑA, A. (2014). Los profesionales al servicio de la empresa y la responsabilidad social. En J.L. Fernández y S. Paz (Ed.), Construir confianza: Intuiciones y propuestas desde la Ética para la empresa sostenible. XXI Congreso Anual de EBEN España (pp. 1 - 13).
ARGANDOÑA, A. (2012). El desarrollo al servicio del bien común. Proceedings of the Congreso Social "La persona en el corazón del desarrollo. Una mirada desde el pensamiento actual" (pp. 129 - 140). Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

Articles in other publications

ARGANDOÑA, A. (2018). Es possible l'ètica a les pimes? Revista de Comptatilibitat i Direcció (25), pp. 69 - 80.
ARGANDOÑA, A., REMACHA RECIO, M. (2018). Comunicación comercial responsable: Cuatro principios para ganar la confianza de los consumidores. Harvard Deusto Márketing y Ventas (147), pp. 6 - 11.
ARGANDOÑA, A. (2016). La empresa transparente: El camino hacia la excelencia económica, técnica y ética. Harvard Deusto Business Review (255), pp. 23 - 23.
ARGANDOÑA, A. (2015). La Economía en la Exhortación Apostólica Evangelii Gaudium. Ideas AEDOS (1), pp. 39 - 53.
ARGANDOÑA, A. (2014). La ética en la empresa y la ética del directivo. Boletín de Estudios Económicos, 69 (211), pp. 9 - 24.

Books

ARGANDOÑA, A., LOSADA MARRODÁN, C., TORRALBA I ROSELLÓ, F. (2015). Una economia al servei de la persona. Lleida: Pagès Editors.
ARGANDOÑA, A., LOSADA MARRODÁN, C., TORRALBA I ROSELLÓ, F. (2015). Una economía al servicio de la persona. Lleida: Editorial Milenio.
FISHER, I., ARGANDOÑA, A. (2014). Dinero, capital y crisis. escritos escogidos. Cizur Menor, Navarra: Thomson & Aranzadi.

Edited books

ARGANDOÑA, A. (2018). The Home: Multidisciplinary Reflections. Aldershot, UK: Edward Elgar.

Book Chapters

ARGANDOÑA, A. (2018). Comparative Advantage. In Robert W. Kolb (Ed.), The Sage Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society (pp. 572 - 574). Chicago: Sage Publications.
ARGANDOÑA, A. (2018). Friedman, Milton. In Robert W. Kolb (Ed.), The Sage Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society (pp. 1523 - 1523). Chicago: Sage Publications.
ARGANDOÑA, A. (2018). Inflation. In Robert W. Kolb (Ed.), The Sage Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society (pp. 1835 - 1837). Chicago: Sage Publications.
ARGANDOÑA, A. (2018). Monetary Policy. In Robert W. Kolb (Ed.), The Sage Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society (pp. 2292 - 2293). Chicago: Sage Publications.
ARGANDOÑA, A. (2018). Capitalism. In Robert W. Kolb (Ed.), The Sage Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society (pp. 371 - 379). Chicago: Sage Publications.

Studies

MULLER, P., FONTRODONA, J. (2020). Medición del impacto social: bases para un marco común de diálogo. Cuaderno 46 de CaixaBank. IESE, Barcelona, España.
MULLER, P., FONTRODONA, J. (2020). El día después: empresas socialmente responsables ante un mundo pos-COVID-19: Cuaderno 45.
FONTRODONA, J., MULLER, P. (2020). Reputación corporativa, transparencia y calidad informativa. Cuaderno 44.
FONTRODONA, J., MULLER, P., MARÍN, S. (2020). La inversión sostenible y responsable. Introducción y guía para inversores particulares.
MARÍN GARCÍA, S. (2019). Ética e inteligencia artificial.

Cases

CARRASQUERO C.,, ARGANDOÑA, A. (2008). Desconcierto en Islandia. IESE, ECON-418.