Centre for Sustainability Management (CSM)

The Centre for Sustainability Management (CSM) at Leuphana University Lüneburg is an internationally operating centre for research on sustainability management. The CSM conducts research, teaching and continuous education in the fields of entrepreneurial sustainability management, corporate social responsibility (CSR) and social entrepreneurship. With its strong focus on knowledge transfer the CSM represents a solution- and application-orientated research organisation.

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 social 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 bio-fuels.

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.


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

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

New Publications


Business Cases for Sustainability: A Stakeholder Theory Perspective

Schaltegger, S., Hörisch, J. & Freeman, R. E. 2019 In: Organization & Environment. 32, 3, p. 191-212 22 p.

Research output: Journal contributions Journal articles
DOI Eintrag in FOX aufrufen

Business, the Natural Environment, and Sustainability: A Stakeholder Theory Perspective

Hörisch, J. & Schaltegger, S. 2019 The Cambridge Handbook of Stakeholer Theory. Harrison, J. S., Barney, J. B., Freeman, R. E. & Phillips, R. A. (eds.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, p. 132-143 12 p.

Research output: Conference contributions Contributions to collected editions/anthologies
DOI Eintrag in FOX aufrufen

Stakeholder expectations on sustainability performance measurement and assessment: A systematic literature review

Silva, S. L., Nuzum, A-K. & Schaltegger, S. 2019 In: Journal of Cleaner Production. 217, p. 204-215 12 p.

Research output: Journal contributions Journal articles
DOI Eintrag in FOX aufrufen

Sustainable business models and sustainable supply chain management: Establishing linkages

Norris, S., Zufall, J., Schaltegger, S. & Weissbrod, I. 01.07.2019 Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on New Business Models: New Business Models for Sustainable Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Transformation. Lüdeke-Freund, F. & Froese, T. (eds.). Berlin: ESCP Europe, p. 872-873 2 p.

Research output: Conference contributions Published abstract for conference with selection process
Eintrag in FOX aufrufen


Editorial: The marketing and public affairs of sustainability

Breitbarth, T., Schaltegger, S. & Mahon, J. 2018 In: Journal of Public Affairs. 18, 3, 3 p., e1854

Research output: Journal contributions Other (editorial matter etc.)
DOI Eintrag in FOX aufrufen

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Centre for Sustainability Management (CSM)
Leuphana Universität Lüneburg
Universitätsallee 1 / Building 11  
21335 Lüneburg, Germany
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