Lecture and discussion with Master students on "Corporate Governance and Ethics".
Prof. Dr. Cordelia Friesendorf of SRH Campus Hamburg hosted Oliver Stork, a Managing Director within Accenture‘s Strategy & Consulting Practice, Member of Accenture’s Products Industries Executive Board in the DACH region, and serving as the Quality & Risk Lead for Accenture’s Strategy & Consulting Practice in Europe. He is a trusted C-Suite advisor specializing in digital technology innovation and large scale, global transformation programs driven by digital technology. Furthermore, he is Accenture’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Sponsor for the Hamburg metropolitan region, with CSR being one of the cornerstones of Accenture’s global Sustainability strategy.
Following an introduction and a welcome address to the event, the speaker, and the audience by Prof. Dr. Friesendorf, Oliver Stork began his talk with a thought-provoking discussion on the ideals of Corporate Citizenship, and why that was quintessential in understanding the concept of CSR, before one engaged in the process of product designing or business modelling for any stakeholders in the economy, be it managers, clients, investors, or regulatory authorities. Quoting from his consulting career spanning almost three decades, where he successfully led various such programs for Fortune 500 companies, Oliver Stork argued the case for embedding sustainability as an imperative in everything a company did.
Emphasizing that corporate governance and ethics are direct responsibilities of the CEO, Oliver Stork quoted from his experience of having enabled clients from Products Industries such as Automotive, Life Sciences, Consumer Goods & Services and Retail, to adopt sustainable practices at the core of their strategy, thereby helping them transform how they go to market, engage with their customers, engineer, and build products and services, and operate internally and with their ecosystem partners.
He concluded his talk highlighting that sustainability and innovation went together such that stakeholders benefit the most when the complete transformation lifecycle from Ideation, Value-Architecting, Planning and Mobilization over Design and Build through Deployment and Operations are delivered.
The event was attended by SRH’s master students of the programs M.Sc. Digital Transformation Management, M.A. International Business and Leadership, and M.Sc. Supply Chain Management, as well as students from Technical University Hamburg-Harburg and HAW Hamburg. All of us: hosts, participants, students, and staff of SRH Campus Hamburg, are grateful and honored to have Oliver Stork in our campus and share a spectrum of insights on business value creation, strategic thinking, pursuing stakeholder engagement, visualizing digital and sustainable transformation, and thereby motivating human ingenuity that would benefit all. We thank Oliver Stork for his extremely informative and inspirational talk.