On November the 26th of 2018 a debate on the added value of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) took place in Leuven. Both prof. dr. Marieke Wyckaert (KU Leuven) and em. prof. dr. Viktor Vanberg (Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg and Walter Eucken Institut) gave a short lecture and subsequently comment on each other’s point of view. Prof. dr. Joeri Vananroye moderated the debate. You can find the video of this debate below.
Prof. dr. Marieke Wyckaert (debater) teaches corporate law as a part-time professor at the Jan Ronse Institute for Company and Financial Law of KU Leuven and is a partner with the Law firm Eubelius. She has a license in law of KU Leuven of 1984, a master of laws of the University of Berkeley of 1985 and a doctorate in law of KU Leuven. Professor Wyckaert takes special interest in questions relating to the management of corporations. She is one of the principal drafters of the proposed Code for Companies and Associations which will soon be submitted to the Belgian Chamber for final approval.
Em. prof. dr. Viktor Vanberg (debater) is an emeritus professor of the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg and the chairman of the board of the Walter Eucken Institut. He finalized his studies of sociology at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster in 1968, his Ph.D. at the Technische Universität Berlin in 1974 and his habilitation at the Universität Mannheim in 1981. He was a professor of economics at the George Masson University where he worked with nobel price winning economist James M. Buchanan at the Center for the Study of Public Choice. When he returned to Germany he held the chair in economic policy at the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg and became the director of the Walter Eucken Institut. In 2010 he and Hernando de Soto received the Hayek-Medaille. In his publications professor Vanberg discusses how the responsibility of corporations can be delineated.