Sustainability as a new management paradigm
Dr René Schmidpeter visited our BSc (Hons) Banking and Finance students here at Guildhall School of Business and Law to discuss ‘sustainability as a new management paradigm’.
René Schmidpeter holds the Dr Juergen Meyer Endowed Chair of International Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility at Cologne Business School (CBS). He is also a professor at the Nanjing University of Finance and Economics as well as academic head of the Centre for Humane Market Economy in Salzburg, Austria. He is a series editor for Springer’s CSR, Sustainability, Ethics and Governance books, a section editor of the Encyclopaedia of Corporate Social Responsibility (ECSR) and an editor of the Dictionary of Corporate Social Responsibility (DCSR).
His research and teaching activities focus on the management of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), international perspectives on CSR, social innovation and sustainable entrepreneurship as well as the relationship between business and society. He has published widely and is the editor of the German management series on Corporate Social Responsibility at Springer Gabler. His latest international and national publications include:
• Sustainable Entrepreneurship (2014), Springer, together with C. Weidinger and F. Fischler
• Social Innovation (2013), Springer, together with T. Osburg
• Corporate Social Responsibility (2012), Springer, together with A. Schneider
Dr Schmidpeter serves as an expert jury for the Sustainable Entrepreneurship Award (SEA) in Vienna, Austria and has been a member of many academic, economic and political steering committees as well as advisory boards. He has conducted research for the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, the European Union, the Bavarian Ministry of Social Affairs, the Anglo-German Foundation, the Bertelsmann Foundation as well as the Deutsche Forschungsgesellschaft (DFG). He works closely with chambers of commerce and businesses in Germany and Austria in order to further build up regional knowledge in the field of sustainability and CSR.