Chair of Sustainable Business

**** As of Dec 1, 2022, Prof. Dr. Edinger-Schons is no longer active at the University of Mannheim. The chair is currently not occupied. ****


Our Chair of Sustainable Business at the Faculty of Business Administration of the University of Mannheim was established in October 2015 under the guidance of Prof. Dr. Laura Marie Edinger-Schons.

In teaching and research, the chair is dedicated to the question of how companies, in collaboration with other societal actors, can contribute to sustainable development as defined in the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Therefore, we aim to engage in a continuous dialogue with students, fellow researchers, and the industry to contribute to the development towards more sustainable and socially responsible business practices in the future.

Our team works together closely with practitioners to find answers to questions of practical and academic relevance. Our research is characterized by a quantitative-empirical approach. The results of our research are published in international top journals (e.g., Journal of Marketing, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Consumer Psychology) and have been awarded with several research awards (e.g,. Roman Herzog Research Award for Social Market Economy 2018 and Max Weber Award for Business Ethics 2018).

The following pages provide information for students, organizations and give insights into our research activities. Thank you for your interest in our chair.

Our work is financially made possible, among others, by a number of organizations who we owe a great thank you!

BASF SE · Camelot Management Consultant AG · Fuchs Petrolub SE · Hays AG · INTER Krankenversicherung AG · Lanxess GmbH · Mannheim Business School · Mosca GmbH · Pepperl+Fuchs SE · Peri GmbH · Phoenix Pharmahandel GmbH & Co. KG · Südzucker AG · Wilhelm Müller-Stiftung · Zukunft Metropolregion Rhein-Neckar e.V.

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