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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 CASE STUDIES of Responsible Research and Innovation in Nanotechnology and Healthcare
COMPASS project is looking for success stories of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) in nanotechnology and healthcare. Case studies can describe a new product, a new service, a new social innovation, a new design, or a new business model - anything that would fall under the umbrella of ‘innovation’. Five competition winners will be showcased in the online Responsible Innovation Compass platform in addition to receiving a €3,000 prize!
We invite companies and organisations active in one of the key innovation fields healthcare and nanotechnology, from any geographical location and any size to enter the case study competition to win €3,000. The competition opens in September 2016. The deadline for submission of abstracts is 31 October 2016, the submission of full cases of short-listed case studies is 31 January 2017.
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Commitment and Coherence: ex-post evaluation report on the EU's 7th Framework Programme for Research (FP7) published
Over 30,000 universities, research organisations, companies and NGOs received funding through the EU's 7th Framework Programme (FP7), with funding totalling 55 billion Euro. On 20 November 2015, Louise O. Fresco, President of the Executive Board of Wageningen University and Research Centres, and André Martinuzzi, Head of the Institute for Managing Sustainability, Vienna University of Economics and Business, handed over the evaluation report of this programme to Carlos Moedas, EU Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation.
>> More [2015-11-20]
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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.
>> More [2015-09-29]
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