What about the “S” in ESG? Stakeholder management and social accountability

In cooperation with Robert Bosch GmbH 

October 5, 2023, 6:00-7:30 p.m., followed by a reception 

ESMT Berlin  

Schlossplatz 1  

10178 Berlin 

This event will take place on campus and via livestream. To attend the event online, please register using the form below. To attend the event in person, please register here

At this networking event, we will delve into stakeholder management and social accountability. Together with policymakers, experts, business leaders, investors, and the stakeholders of the future, we will examine and discuss how organizations actively promote the “S” in ESG. How do they interact with stakeholders? How do they address social accountability in their own operations and their supply chains? What regulatory frameworks support or hinder their efforts? With fast-evolving values, how do leaders manage public opinion and measure what is for the social good? Members of the international student body at ESMT will also share insights from an interactive workshop focused on the distinct challenges of supply chain management that will be held directly preceding the panel discussion.


Dr. Nicola Brandt has headed the OECD Berlin Centre since October 2019. Dr. Brandt, who holds a doctorate in economics, has spent many years advising governments on the design of their economic and fiscal policies. She has extensive experience in business cycle analysis and macroeconomic forecasting. Building on the OECD Green Growth Strategy, she also developed analyses and concepts for a better integration of economic and environmental policy advice in OECD economic reports. From 2005 to 2009, Dr. Brandt worked at the Federal Ministry of Finance in Berlin on the preparation of G7 and G20 finance ministers’ meetings. She started her career as an OECD Young Professional.

Katrin Elsemann is an expert and thought leader in the fields of social entrepreneurship and well-being economy. A development economist by training, she worked for many years in the field of international cooperation before co-founding two social enterprises in Germany. From 2017, Katrin built up the Social Entrepreneurship Network Germany, the German advocacy organization and network for social start-ups and social enterprises, serving as its executive director until 2022. For the last 12 months, Katrin worked as an expert advisor to the German Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Protection, developing the first-ever national strategy for social innovation and social enterprises.

Dr. Stefan Hartung has been chair of the board of management of Robert Bosch GmbH and a shareholder of Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand KG since January 2022. His responsibilities include corporate strategy, corporate communications and governmental affairs, and technology development. Dr. Hartung studied mechanical engineering, specializing in manufacturing technology, at RWTH Aachen, where he also submitted his PhD (Dr.-Ing.) in 1993. He joined Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH in Munich in 2004. Before that, he worked for the Fraunhofer Society and McKinsey & Company in Düsseldorf.

Markus H.-P. Müller is global head of the chief investment office of the Private Bank, Deutsche Bank AG and additionally assumed the role of chief investment officer ESG in June 2022. He is also a member of Deutsche Bank’s Sustainability Council. His research focuses mainly on the structural transformation of economies and societies and on sustainability. Müller has authored several books and articles on the transformation of society and economies and is a columnist for the Global Policy Journal at Durham University.


Monika Jones is one of the leading bilingual journalists and presenters in Germany. As an English-speaking news anchor at Germany’s global TV broadcaster Deutsche Welle, she is familiar to a wide international audience, especially in North America, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. Jones is also one of Germany’s leading bilingual presenters of international conferences and business events. Her regular clients include top multinational companies, government ministries, European institutions, and NGOs.

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