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Job offer: PhD Researcher (m/w) – Compentence Development in Sustainability Entrepreneurship

starting as soon as possible, up to 30 June 2019, at Faculty of Sustainability, EG 13 TV-L (65%) Leuphana University Lüneburg (foundation under public law), Faculty of Sustainability, is offering a post as: Attention: Application deadline expired 16.7.2017 PhD Researcher (m/w) – Compentence Development in Sustainability Entrepreneurship Principal Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Jantje Halberstadt Starting as soon as possible, up to 30 June 2019. The position is part of a new, transdisciplinary project funded by the State of Lower Saxony and Volkswagen Foundation entitled “Educating Future Change Agents – Higher Education as a Motor of the Sustainability Transformation”.

Nachhaltigkeitsmanagement studieren – Interview mit Prof. Stefan Schaltegger

In den kommenden Wochen endet die Bewerbungsfrist für den MBA-Jahrgang 2015 im Studiengang MBA Sustainability Management. Anlass für ein Interview mit Studiengangsleiter Prof. Dr. Stefan Schaltegger und den wichtigsten Eckdaten zum Nachhaltigkeitsmanagement-Studiengang. Können Sie uns etwas über die Entstehungsgeschichte dieses MBAs erzählen? Ich hatte mich bereits während meiner Zeit in Basel mit dem Thema Nachhaltigkeit beschäftigt und mit einem Kollegen dort das Wahlfach Umwelt für die Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät aufgebaut. Die Absolventen kamen zwar teilweise in Führungspositionen, aber ihr Wissen über Nachhaltigkeit war nicht vertieft genug, um wirklich etwas zu bewegen. In Lüneburg hoffte ich, den Umweltwissenschaftlern ausreichend Managementkenntnisse vermitteln zu können. Allerdings kommen diese Absolventen später meist nicht in Führungspositionen. Wir haben dann nach dem besten Format für Führungskräfte gesucht, die Nachhaltigkeit in und mit Unternehmen vorantreiben wollen und können. Der MBA hat sich als geeignetes Format erwiesen, um in der Kombination mit Fachwissen Nachhaltigkeitsmanagement höher qualifiziert und praxisnah vertiefen zu können. 2003 war es dann soweit und der MBA Sustainability Management konnte starten – als unseres Wissens weltweit erster MBA Studiengang. Persönliche Bewerbungsgespräche finden …

Call for Papers: Special Issue of Organization & Environment (O&E)

Call for Papers: Special Issue of Organization & Environment (O&E) – Business Models for Sustainability: Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Transformation Background Sustainability management deals with social, environmental and economic issues in an integrated manner to transform organizations in a way that they contribute to a sustainable development of the economy and society within the limits of the ecosystem. Leaders, managers and entrepreneurs are challenged to contribute to sustainable development on the individual, organizational and societal level. Obviously, common approaches of technological, process, and product innovation, often un­derstood as “technological fix”, are insufficient to create the required transformation of organizations, industries and societies towards sustainability. Scholars and practitioners are therefore increasingly exploring if and how modified and completely new business models can help maintain or even increase economic prosperity by either radically reducing negative or creating positive external effects for the natural environment and society – then called Business Models for Sustainability (BMfS). This pers­pective does not only cover existing organizations and how their business models are transformed, but also entirely new business models pioneered by (sustainable) …

Call for contributions: ABIS Doctoral Summer School 2013

ABIS (Academy for Business in Society; früher European Academy for Business in Society, EABIS) und das Centre for Sustainability Management (CSM) der Leuphana Universität Lüneburg laden herzlich zu der Doctoral Summer School 2013 im Zeitraum 1.-4. September 2013 in Lüneburg ein. Der Titel lautet “Advancing Corporate Sustainability, CSR and Ethics. Frameworks, concepts and management approaches”.

Pre-Announcement: ABIS Summer School, 1-4 September 2013 at Leuphana University Lüneburg, Germany

2013 ABIS Doctoral Summer School Announcement: „Advancing Corporate Sustainability. Models, Frameworks and Management Approaches“ 1-4 September 2013, Leuphana University Lüneburg, Germany The ABIS (The Academy of Business in Society) and the Centre for Sustainability Management at Leuphana University Lüneburg, Germany are pleased to invite doctoral students (both PhD and DBA) to participate in the ABIS doctoral summer school 2013. The summer school aims at enhancing students’ research contribution towards advancing the field of corporate sustainability, corporate social responsibility (CSR) and business ethics. Particular attention will be paid to models, management approaches and frameworks that inform research and provide guidance to practitioners. A limited number of students (up to 25) will have the opportunity to actively engage in revisiting their research and doctoral work in the inspiring environment of one of most renowned universities in the field of sustainability sciences. The summer school will bring together students at various stages of doctoral research progress, creating an opportunity for extensive networking. A call for contributions including further details on the summer school and the application process will …

Spanning Boundaries for Alternative Aviation Fuels

Biomass production for energy purposes has risen considerably in recent years. The biggest growth in this area has been in the production of liquid biofuels for the transportation sector using agricultural crops as an alternative feedstock to crude oil. The largest amount of liquid biofuel is produced form either ethanol (based on sugar or starch based crops) or biodiesel (based on oil-bearing crops). From this development, agricultural production has crossed the boundary from mainly producing food to a raw material for energy production. However, the large expansion of energy crops, induced by growing demand and supported by new energy and environmental policies, is not without problems. It generates increasing competition for natural resources, notably land and water, and it can also cause negative social (e.g. “land grabbing” by investors) and environmental impacts (e.g. water and biodiversity problems).

Nachhaltigkeit: Unternehmen verschenken Erfolgspotenziale

Aktuelle Studie – 152 Großunternehmen zu ihrem Nachhaltigkeitsmanagement befragt Pressemitteilung 05. Februar 2013 Lüneburg. Große deutsche Unternehmen setzen zwar auf das Thema Nachhaltigkeit, lassen sich aber wirtschaftliche Vorteile entgehen. Das zeigt eine Studie des Centre for Sustainability Management (CSM) der Leuphana Universität Lüneburg. Für ihr aktuelles „Corporate Sustainability Barometer“ haben die Wissenschaftler 152 der umsatzstärksten deutschen Unternehmen aller Branchen befragt. 83% Prozent gaben an, Nachhaltigkeitsthemen in ihrem Kerngeschäft zu berücksichtigen, etwa in Form einer ressourceneffizienten Produktion. Nachhaltigkeitsmanagement heißt für die Unternehmen aber in erster Linie: Reputation sichern, Risiken mindern und interne Prozesse optimieren. Chancen auf Umsatzsteigerung und Innovationen nutzen sie nur selten.