[Translate to English:] Institut für Nachhaltigkeitsmanagement

About us

Our mission, what we offer and target group

The Institute for Managing Sustainability at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration is committed to tackling the societal, political and economic challenges which arise in the context of sustainable development with interdisciplinary approaches in research, education and consulting. This chapter should give you an overview of our mission, our objectives, what we can offer and our target groups.

Mission Statement

Our objective is to contribute to the achievement of sustainable development at all societal levels (i.e. the individual, corporate, municipal, regional, national and international levels) by developing and applying scientific insight. In so doing, we combine theoretical and applied research in interdisciplinary research projects conducted by national and international teams. Strategically, we work towards the long-term establishment of research areas in which a series of theoretical and applied research projects enrich each other. We thus secure the continuity (both regarding contents and personnel) that is necessary in order to develop and sustain international networks, foster academic careers and remain competitive on an international scale.

Our strengths
  • We are interdisciplinary – to realize synergies in interdisciplinary teams and networks

  • We are international – to work in Europe-wide projects and networks

  • Our work is applied – to mix theoretical research with applied research and consulting

What we offer
  • Research – ranging from large-scale EU projects to short studies

  • Consulting – for policy makers, public administrators and businesses

  • Management of events and processes – conceptualization, moderation, mediation and organizing stakeholder dialogues

  • Communication – publications, internet actions and education

Our target groups
  • Researchers and teachers

  • Businesses and business associations

  • Public administrators and politicians

  • NGOs and other civil society groups