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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 edition of "Smarter, greener, more inclusive? - Indicators to support the Europe 2020 strategy" published
Eurostat has published a new edition of its Europe 2020 flagship publication "Smarter, greener, more inclusive? - Indicators to support the Europe 2020 strategy". The publication provides past trends and latest statistics on the Europe 2020 strategy's headline targets in the area of employment, R&D, climate change and energy, education, and poverty. 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 for a Special issue of Evidence & Policy on "Advancing evidence-based sustainable development policies: new approaches addressing the science-policy interface"
In this Special Issue we aim to assemble original research papers that address and critically assess the science-policy interface in the area of sustainable development. The deadline for submission of extended abstracts (max. 500 words) is on 1 April 2015. On the basis of this abstract, the co-editors André Martinuzzi (WU Vienna) and Gerd Scholl (IÖW) will invite a number of authors to submit Articles (full papers) which will undergo a double-blind peer-review process.
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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]
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