Results of the 2012 Philippe de Woot award

Louvain-La-Neuve, Mons

The second Inter-University Philippe de Woot Award ceremony was held in Gent on February 16, 2012.

Created in 2010, the inter-university Philippe de Woot Award aims to promote Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) by rewarding, every two years, a Master thesis that constitutes an original contribution to the understanding and thinking about Corporate Social Responsability.

Philippe de Woot giving Stefan Maas the award for the best CSR thesis 2012

Philippe de Woot giving Stefan Maas the award for the best CSR thesis 2012 (picture by © Vlerick University)

During the ceremony, the award for the best Master thesis on Corporate Social Responsibility went to Stefan Maas, who graduated from Antwerp University. His thesis, "Development of an innovative CSR management system framework: Theoretical development and aqualitative assessment in Flanders", was assessed by the jury as the one providing the most relevant contribution for the awareness of sustainable entrepreuneurship. 
The winner received a prize of 4 500 euros, from which 1 500 euros will be offered to a environmental or social project of his choice.

Victoria Jadot, who graduated from the ULB, received the Special Academic Jury award for her thesis entitled "Corporate responsibility as a driver of strategic change: The case of Umicore".

de Woot winners

From left to right, Victoria Jadot, Philippe de Woot and Stefan Maas (picture by © Vlerick University)

The program of the Philippe de Woot Award 2012 ceremony is available here .

To view the press article published in La Libre Belgique on February 17, 2012 (in French), click here 

The list of sponsors and contributors is available here 


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Pictures of the 2012's Philippe de Woot award in Gand on February 16 (pictures by © Vlerick University)