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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
New report "Sustainable Development in the EU" - a statistical assessment of progress towards sustainable development
Eurostat has published the sixth edition of its Monitoring Report of the EU Sustainable Development Strategy, entitled "Sustainable development in the European Union". The new 2015 edition shows that while the EU has made progress towards several of its objectives both in the long term (since 2000) and the short term (over the past five years), a number of unsustainable trends still persist. The WU Institute for Managing Sustainbility, together with its partners Ecologic (DE), INFRAS (CH) and Haymarket (UK), has supported Eurostat in the preparation of this publication.
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CALL FOR PAPERS - DYNAMIX Special Issue on “Policy Mixes for Resource Efficiency – Conceptual Issue, design and assessment challenges” published in the academic journal Sustainability
The Special Issue will draw on findings from the EU and other countries to offer lessons of international relevance for policy mixes for more sustainable resource-use, with findings of interest to policy makers in central and local government and NGOs, decision makers in business, academics, researchers, and scientists. We cordially invite you to contribute to this special issue by submitting an abstract until the 25th of September 2015 and, upon invitation, a full paper!
>> More [2015-09-11]
World Resources Forum 2015
This year’s World Resources Forum will take place in Davos, Switzerland on 11-14 October 2015. The overall theme of the conference is “Boosting Resource Productivity by adopting the Circular Economy”. Highlights of the conference include: • The participation of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD); • Back-to-back meetings of UNEP International Resource Panel; • 4th Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production (RECP) Global Conference and the 20th Anniversary Celebration of the NCPC (National Cleaner Production Centre) network, both co-organised with UNIDO; • ISO International Workshop Agreement on Sustainable Secondary Resources; and • ESM Industry Summit on Critical Metals organised by ESM Foundation.
>> More [2015-09-03]
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