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Welcome to the Institute for Managing Sustainability

Sustainable development is an important challenge for our time - one which we at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration wish to thoroughly analyse. Here, the topic is addressed from a variety of angles including Corporate Sustainability, Corporate Social Responsibility, Good Governance, innovation research, and sustainable consumption.

A total of ten institutes and departments of the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration deal with economic, environmental and social aspects of sustainable development. In the late 1990s, these activities were consolidated and reinforced in interdisciplinary projects with the establishment of a Research Centre for Managing Sustainability, which in 2005 became the Research Institute for Managing Sustainability. In July 2013 the institute was established in WU's department "Socioeconomics" under the name "Institute for Managing Sustainability".

We hope that our website will provide you with necessary background information on the topics we are dealing with and the projects and publications we are or have been working on. Besides describing our capabilities, it also introduces our team and our network.

Since we are interested in exchanging experiences and expanding our network of scholars and practitioners working in the field of sustainable development, we invite you to contact us.

Dr. André Martinuzzi
Associate Professor & Head of Institute
Institute for Managing Sustainability
Welthandelsplatz 1, Building D1, 1020 Vienna, Austria
Tel. +43-1-313 36 - 4698
Fax +43-1-313 36 - 904698
Call for Papers for a Special Issue of the Journal of Consumer Policy on "System Perspectives on Sustainable Consumption Policies"
The RESPONDER consortium has published a call for papers for a special issue in the Journal of Consumer Policy on the topic "System Perspectives on Sustainable Consumption Policies". With the aim to introduce a systems thinking view to the scientific debate on sustainable consumption policies, we are looking for contributions that (i) follow a sound understanding of systems thinking and sustainable consumption; (ii) address a specific consumption area such as food, housing, mobility in order to provide substantial insights and recommendations; (iii) present conceptual and/or empirical results that take key elements of systems thinking (such as feedback cycles, systems dynamics, system boundaries) into account; and (iv) provide conclusions, e.g. for political agenda setting, design and implementation of policy instruments and policy mixes or governance mechanisms. The deadline for submission of papers is September 1st, 2015.
>> More [2015-01-30]
Symposium on "Business in Development - new avenues for complementarity and collaboration" on Monday, 30 June 2014
Corporate sustainability reporting has become the norm for many multinational corporations (MNCs). However, the concrete impacts of the global operations of MNCs on society and the environment in developing countries often remain unclear. GLOBAL VALUE, an EU-funded research project, aims at filling in this gap and creating a toolkit for measuring business impacts on global sustainable development. On 30 June 2014 the GLOBAL VALUE project will take centre stage at a multi-stakeholder symposium taking place at WU Vienna.
>> More [2014-04-14]
Sustainable raw materials management: Open multi-stakeholder dialogue launched!
The new FP7-funded project COBALT addresses needs and opportunities to foster sustainable raw materials supply and use in Europe. The COBALT Opening Conference, held on 28-29 November 2013 in Brussels, brought together more than 80 participants from 15 European countries to engage in an open dialogue and to increase mutual understanding for opportunities towards sustainable raw materials management in Europe. The conference encouraged different stakeholder groups (incl. representatives from business and industry, environmental NGOs, consumer organisations, policy making, and research) to share their common as well as different views on sustainable raw materials management.
>> More [2013-12-16]
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