Prof Dr René Schmidpeter’s interview with Raconteur: “The logistics of the future are sustainable”

All News, Faculty   -  24. September 2018

In times of increasing international trade, more goods are delivered worldwide. What serves economic development, however, has a negative impact on the climate balance: A higher number of deliveries also leads to higher CO2 emissions, which in turn is one of the biggest causes of the greenhouse effect. For logistics companies, this development also represents an opportunity to counter the effects of climate change with low-emission transport logistics.

In a recent interview with Raconteur, Prof Dr René Schmidpeter, Head of the Center for Advanced Sustainable Management (CASM), pointed out that companies need to rethink their business models to be sustainable: “It is not a question of willingness anymore. Corporates that are not investing in new sustainable business models will be out of business soon.” Against this background, it is highly relevant for the logistics industry that they develop concepts for low-emission, rapid delivery of their goods at an early stage in order to remain competitive in the long term.

The Raconteur interview took place at the run-up to the “8th International Conference on Sustainability and Responsibility”, where the topic “Sustainability in the logistics industry” will be discussed in keynote speeches and panel discussions. Thanks to the initiative of the Center for Advanced Sustainable Management (CASM), the Humboldt University of Berlin and the Hamburg School of Business Administration, the conference will be held for the first time in Cologne from 14 to 16 November 2018.

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