Chair for Corporate Sustainability

Dr. Florian Lüdeke-Freund

Major sustainability frameworks such as “Our Common Future” or the “The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” are clear about the important role that corporations, managers, and entrepreneurs play as agents for sustainable development. Understanding their motivations and opportunities for action, but also their limitations, is crucial to advance 21st century management and entrepreneurship theory and practice, and to fully embrace the business, environment, and society nexus.

The Chair for Corporate Sustainability is led by Dr. Florian Lüdeke-Freund. He is an expert in research and teaching on corporate sustainability management and sustainable entrepreneurship, with a particular focus on innovation and business models. He has been a visiting researcher at the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland) and Stellenbosch University (South Africa). His international activities include research fellowships at the Centre for Sustainability Management (CSM), Leuphana University, and Copenhagen Business School (CBS).

Dr. Florian Lüdeke-Freund is also Academic Director of the new Master in Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Innovation (starting in September 2018 – apply now!).