Centre for Sustainability Management (CSM)

The Centre for Sustainability Management (CSM) at Leuphana University Lüneburg is an internationally operating centre conducting research, teaching and continuous education in the fields of entrepreneurial sustainability management, corporate social responsibility (CSR) and social entrepreneurship.

The Centre analyses causes, structures and processes of environmental, social and sustainability related problems applying concepts and methods of business management, entrepreneurial and environmental sciences. It develops integrated, sustainability solutions for companies, the economy and society by creating integrative ecological, social and economic approaches to sustainability management and entrepreneurship.

How can sustainability performance in and of companies be measured effectively and efficiently? What are relevant framework conditions for effective CSR and sustainability management? How can stakeholder relationships be managed effectively? These and other questions are examined by CSM that also deals with practical up-to-date issues such as supply chain management, biodiversity management or social businesses.

CSM offers a distance learning  MBA in Sustainability Management - the first Green MBA worldwide and the leading programme for sustainability management and corporate social responsibility (CSR). The Centre is furthermore involved in developing programmes and courses on CSR and sustainability management at Leuphana University Lüneburg and other universities.

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Professorship for Sustaina­bi­li­ty Ma­nage­ment
Prof. Dr. Stefan Schaltegger

As­sis­tant Pro­fes­sor­ship for Sustaina­bi­li­ty Eco­no­mics and Ma­nage­ment
Prof. Dr. Jacob Hörisch

Assistant Professorship for International Social and Sustainable Entrepreneurship
Prof. Dr. Steffen Farny

Assistant Professorship for Sustainability Economics and Assessment
Prof. Dr. David Abson

Visiting Professor of Sustainability Business Metrics
Prof. Dr. Roger Burritt

Honorary Professor
Hon.-Prof. Dr. Rodney Irwin

Recent Publications


Leuphana University Lüneburg
Centre for Sustainability Management (CSM)
Universitätsallee 1 / Building 11  
21335 Lüneburg, Germany
Fon +49.4131.677-2181
Fax +49.4131.677-2186