Sustainable Management

Center for Advanced Sustainable Management

Profile: Research, knowledge transfer and networking

The Center for Advanced Sustainable Management (CASM) fosters research and teaching at Cologne Business School in the area of Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Management; bringing together scholars from various academic discipline as well as business and political leaders in order to enhance knowledge transfer. Established in August 2016 under the lead of Prof. Dr. René Schmidpeter and Patrick Bungard the CASM founded international academic partnerships with the Sino-German Center for Sustainable Development of the Nanjing University, the Center for Responsible Citizenship and Sustainability of the Murdoch University, the Center for Green Economy of the Peking University, the Catholic University of Eichstaett-Ingolstadt and IEDC-Bled School of Management. Additionally, CASM joined various networks including CEEMAN, PRME, DNK, EDUI, WEISS and the GCGI; all of which would not have been possible without the great support of the Dr. Jürgen Meyer Foundation. We send out a monthly newsletter to keep you informed about our latest news, travel activities and publications and you are welcome to subscribe under the following link (http://bit.ly/CASMnewsletter). For an overview of the past activities of the Dr. Juergen Meyer Endowed Chair for International Business Ethics and CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) at Cologne Business School during 2014/15, please click on the following LINK. Looking forward, we also suggest that you visit Eventbrite to see what other events are on offer. An overview of the Center for Advanced Sustainable Management is provided on the following pages.

Aim: Sustainable Management as a fundamental part of management

In cooperation with business and academics the Center for Advanced Sustainable Management aims to champion responsible and sustainable management as a fundamental part of business organizations in theory and practice. Thereby actively shaping these transformation processes through the education of future managers. The main focus of CASM is to make Corporate Social Responsibility and sustainable management an integral part of business-related research and management training. The research area “Sustainable Management” links basic and applied research with current knowledge of CSR and sustainability with the relevant business management disciplines (e.g. marketing, value chain management, logistics, purchasing). Thus, through the CASM research, new ideas and concepts are added to existing business administration management approaches which set a new standard in management research and training through the sustainable management paradigm and CSR. In addition to the numerous scientific research projects, the intended economic responsibility is supported by a strong academic network and one of the most successful German management book series.

The 8th International Conference on Sustainability and Responsibility from November 14th-16th 2018 at Flora, Cologne (Germany) – Save the Date

The 8th International Conference on Sustainability and Responsibility with this year’s theme “Responsible Leadership in Times of Transformation” is a 3-day conference featuring advice from experts on leading people towards responsible leadership in times of transformation and high-level sessions on new and innovative sustainability approaches. The Conference is organized by the Center for Advanced Sustainable Management (CASM) at Cologne Business School in collaboration with Humboldt-University Berlin, HSBA and many other national and international partners from academia, business and society. 

Established in 2004 as a platform for multi-stakeholder dialogue, the CSR-conference series has attained a remarkable degree of international relevance. Leading executives, sustainable entrepreneurs, academics, policy makers, activists and educators from around the globe are actively involved to form a global alliance dedicated to rethinking and integrating value issues into management practice, education and development. Almost 600 participants from 80 countries are expected to attend the conference this year and take part in workshops, panel discussions and paper presentation sessions as speakers and participants.

The event will be preceded by the 5th Responsible Management Education Research Conference (United Nations DACH chapter) from November 12th – 13th focusing on Leadership Development for Advancing the Implementation of the SDGs. For further information see our conference homepage: www.international-csr.org

Background information

Since its establishment in August 2016 the Center for Advanced Sustainable Management (CASM) has been under the lead of lecturer Patrick Bungard and the holder of the Dr. Jürgen Meyer Endowed Chair for International Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility – Prof. Dr. René Schmidpeter. CASM deals with various areas including Corporate Social Responsibility, international business and corporate ethics, sustainability and social innovation. These areas are core subjects in the degree programs and business-related departments at CBS. Thanks to this integrated approach, CASM plays an innovative pioneering role in German academia.

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