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SEC 1 Sustainability Management & Entrepreneurship Guest Lecture Series

General Information

Offered during the second half of the semester

Lecturer Prof. Dr. Laura Marie Edinger-Schons, Prof. Dr. Michael Woywode
Course Format Live zoom sessions
Credit Points 3 ECTS
Frequency Spring term
Hours per Week 2 (online-class) + 4 (self-study)
Language English
Grading Essay
Pre-requisites None (interest in the topic of sustainable business recommended)

Course Structure

The lecture series will comprise 5 days with 9 talks with approx. 60 minutes presentation, 30 minutes discussion per talk. The exact times of the talks can be found at the table below.

  Topic Speakers Date Time
First Day: Introduction to Lecture Series and Sustainable Business Introduction to the Guest Lecture Series Michael Woywode & Laura Marie Edinger-Schons 21st September, 2020 10:15 - 11:45
Second Day: Materiality/Sustainability Reporting & Introduction to Entrepreneurship First Session: Materiality and Sustainability Reporting Volker Proffen 22nd September, 2020 10:15 - 11:45
  Second Session: Introduction to Entrepreneurship Michael Woywode 22nd September, 2020 13:45 - 15:15
Third Day: Sustainability Management & Circular Economy Business Models First Session: Corporate Sustainability Management Apu Gosalia 23rd September, 2020 10:15 - 11:45
  Second Session: Circular Economy Business Models Talke Schaffrannek 23rd September, 2020 13:45 - 15:15
Fourth Day: Business Model Design and Scaling the Business First Session: The Future Business Compass Stephan Grabmeier 24th September, 2020 10:15 - 11:45
  Second Session: OPAL: Predictive Analytics and how a startup helps to reduce Food Waste Marc Huber & Michael Woywode 24th September, 2020 13:45 - 15:15
Fifth Day: Small and large Companies: How they contribute to a Sustainable World First Session: Sustainability Management: The Case of Bayer AG Michael Schulz & Michael Woywode 25th September, 2020 10:15 - 11:45
  Second Session: Business Model Design and Scaling the business: The Stocard Case Björn Goss & Michael Woywode 25th September, 2020 13:45 - 15:15

    Further Information

  • Brief Description

    In this lecture series, practitioners from corporate sustainability management, non-profit organizations, and social entrepreneurship start-ups will present and discuss their sustainability-related activities, goals, as well as the challenges which they face during their everyday business. The format will be designed in a way that after an introductory talk, there will be plenty of room for interactive discussions with the guest lecturers. Critical discussions around current developments, as e.g., during and after the corona crisis, are especially encouraged.

  • Registration

    Registration via Portal2 is required.

  • Contact

    If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us!

    Inken Küper, M.Sc.

    Inken Küper, M.Sc.

    Universität Mannheim
    Lehr­stuhl für nachhaltiges Wirtschaften
    Schloss
    Schneckenhof Ost – Raum SO 102
    68161 Mannheim
    Sprechstunde:
    nach Vereinbarung
    Michael Verbücheln, M.Sc.

    Michael Verbücheln, M.Sc.

    Universität Mannheim
    Lehr­stuhl für nachhaltiges Wirtschaften
    Schloss
    Schneckenhof Ost – Raum SO 102
    68161 Mannheim
    Sprechstunde:
    nach Vereinbarung