Highlighted projects supported by the Platform

From Rio to Roskilde

rrThe objective of this project is to create awareness of how the global sustainability challenges from the Rio+20 Summit are manifested in a local setting, in this case the Roskilde Festival. More specifically, the objective is to identify challenges and solutions for reducing food waste at the Roskilde Festival, which would reduce the environmental footprint and increase the income generated to the festival and the civil society organizations. During the one-week event, the Roskilde Festival becomes one of the biggest cities in Denmark and thus an ideal research lab for running such sustainability experiments.

The partnership between CBS and Roskilde Festival also involves a number of other research institutions, private companies, and industry organizations, including the University of Copenhagen, Aalborg University, Confederation of Danish Industry, Rockwool, and Implement Consulting Group.

The long-term objective of the project is to test a number of new sustainability solutions at Roskilde Festival 2014, which hold potential for alleviating some of the social and environmental challenges experienced by the festival and society more generally. Research results from Roskilde Festival 2013 were presented at an international conference hosted by the Confederation of Danish Industry on January 20, 2014 where key note speakers include Harvard Law Professor Cass Sunstein and Dr. Markus Kerber, Director General and member of the Presidential Board, BDI (Federation of German Industries).

MISTRA Future Fashion

mmMISTRA Future Fashion is a four-year research project (2011-2015) with an overall objective to promote systemic change of the Swedish fashion industry leading to sustainable development of the industry and wider society, while at the same time strengthening the industry’s competitiveness. The project is based on cross-sectoral and cross-disciplinary collaboration between academia and industry and is divided into 8 research projects. CBS has engaged 6 CBS researchers and is responsible for the planning and implementation of two:

1) Changing markets & business models: Towards sustainable innovation in the fashion industry. The objective of this research project is to identify, develop, and disseminate knowledge about new market and business models for sustainable fashion.
2) Sustainable consumption and consumer behavior, which strives to identify, develop, and disseminate in-depth knowledge about the sustainable fashion system in general and the behavior of specified consumers in particular.

Partners include: SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden, Chalmers University of Technology, College of Crafts, Arts and Design (Konstfack), Innventia, Malmö University, Stockholm School of Economics, Swerea IVF, and the University of the Arts London. Partners from the industry?

Copenhagen Biofuels Research Network (COBREN)

Established in January of 2012, COBREN provides a forum for researchers interested in biofuels to share their findings, insights and perspectives on the complex and often controversial subject of biofuels. A multi-disciplinary endeavor, COBREN currently includes researchers from the fields of political science, economics, ethics, law and sociology.

In 2012 COBREN held an international conference on ‘GOVERNING SUSTAINABLE BIOFUELS: MARKETS, CERTIFICATION AND TECHNOLOGY’ inviting 30 researchers from around the world to present and discuss their latest research here at CBS. In addition to the financial support, the CBS Sustainability Platform also contributes to the network by having Academic Co-Director Stefano Ponte as a member of the team of researchers.  Selected articles from the conference have been included in two special issues of high-ranking international peer-reviewed journals, both co-edited by Prof. Ponte. One appeared in early 2014 in Geoforum, the other is still under review.

The COBREN network was also the springboard for the current formulation of a large research project application (BioPaths) involving CBS, DTU and KU. This has led to a cross-disciplinary effort across engineering, natural sciences, social sciences and humanities that is seeking to assess the potential and limitations of deploying sustainable biofuels in shipping and aviation.

COBREN has been co-sponsored by the Danish Institute for International Studies, and includes representatives from: University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Law, Danish Technical University, Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen University, Faculty of Life Sciences, and Roskilde University.

Oikos Copenhagen

The Sustainability Platform is very much involved with students through its collaboration with oikos Copenhagen – a student-driven non-profit organization based at CBS, which engages students around the issues of economic, social and environmental sustainability. Respectively, oikos has three main teams – Academy, Develop Prize and Event Lab, which are responsible for a variety of events and activities on campus.

The Platform provides oikos Copenhagen with financial and consulting support for many of the organization’s activities. The Platform regularly meets with oikos to discuss future activities and to assist them whenever possible. For example, the Platform has collaborated with oikos Academy in organizing extra-curricular sustainability-related lectures, culminating with a case competition among many other activities.

The collaboration between oikos and the Platform aims to align the sustainability agenda of CBS with the projects of oikos. And also, to foster a two-way knowledge sharing network between CBS and its students.


Current projects

Research Cluster 1: Green innovation and New Business Models - Christian Erik Kampmann (INO) and Jens Frøslev Christensen (INO)

Research Cluster 2: Sustainable Transition in Developing and Emerging Countries - Søren Jeppesen (ICM) and Stine Håkonsson (DBP)

Research Cluster 3: Governing Sustainability - Andreas Rasche (ICM) and Steen Vallentin (DBP)

Research Cluster 4: Communicative Dimensions of Sustainability - Anker Brink Lund (DBP), Julie Uldam (ICM) and Anne Vestergaard (ICM)

Research Cluster 5: Corporate Governance and Leadership for Sustainability Strategy - Bersant Hobdari (INT) and Georg Wernicke (INT)

Research Cluster 6: Sustainability in the Post-Growth Economy - Ole Bjerg (MPP) and Bent Meier Sørensen (MPP)

'Talk-Action Sustainability' - Mette Morsing (ICM), Lars Thøger Christensen (ICM)

'From Rio to Roskilde' - Esben Rahbek Petersen (ICM)                                                                                                                                 

Past projects
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The Translations of EU regulation on CSR disclosure - Thomas Riise Johansen (ACC) & Peter Skærbæk (ACC)

Social Banking - Itziar Castello (ICM)

Sustainability MBA - Robert Strand (ICM)

SMART Meter - Rasmus Uslev Pedersen (ITM), Peter Møllgaard (ECO) & Lars Ringe

Mini smart-grid project, phase 2 - Rasmus Pedersen (ITM)

Pilot Study/ Sustainability - Jette Steen Knudsen (DBP)

Celebrity-Business-Development Nexus Symposium - Anne Vestergaard (ICM)

Statoil teaching case - Andreas Rasche and Anne Mette Christiansen (ICM)

Survey: Sustainability in Business - Implications for Marketing - Karin Tollin (marktg) and Lars Bech Christensen (ICM)

Field work and conference participation - Louise Lyngfeldt (INT) og Julia Kirsch (DBP)

Research project: consumers adoption of sustainable cars in DK - Suzanne Beckmann (marktg)

Fieldwork - Juan Ignacio Staricco (DBP)

Fieldwork - Kirsti Reitan Andersen (ICM)

Research project: Social Media Analytics for Sustainability - Ravi Vatrapuri (ITM)

Book editing in Brazil - Bent Pedersen

Training sessions for student consultants - 180 Degrees Consulting

The Copenhagen Speech Event 2013 - Peter Juel Henrichsen

Research Proposal - Battista Severgnini (ECON)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                3rd Org. Governance Conference - Linne Marie Lauesen (ICM)

San Diego IBECC 2012 - 3 CBS Students

Partnership Conference 2012 - Glen Whelan (ICM)

Transparency Sustainability Nexus workshop - Hans Krause Hansen (ICM)

SMEs, CSR and competitiveness - Peter Lund-Thomsen (ICM) and Søren Jeppesen (ICM)

COBREN Bio-fuel Conference 2012 - Stefano Ponte (DBP) Sarah Dahlman (DBP)

Social Media - Michael Etter (ICM), Sine Nørholm Just (DBP) Anne Vestergaard (ICM)

Convener's thematic Opening - Signe Vikkelsø (IOA) and Ursula Plesner (IOA)

Ha.fil Intro - Stig Nyman Christiansen

CBS Goes Green - (Gert Bechlund and Kathrine Johansen)

Robert Strand Standard - Rober Strand (ICM)

Field Assistance in Pakistan - Peter Lund-Thomsen (ICM)

Social Enterprise World Forum 2012 - 180 Degrees Consulting

Global Social Business Summit 2012 - Bo Kock-Christensen (marktg) and Ian Choo (marktg)

180 Degress Consulting - Ingrid Bacquet and Nadine Köcher

Anne Vestergaard (ICM) and Julie Uldam (ICM)

JMS Paper Development Workshop - Andreas Rasche (ICM)

Sustainability in a Scandinavian Context Conference 2013 - Robert Starnd (ICM)

Seminar, report and survey on 'Har tilbudsaviserne en fremtid?' - Per Østergaard Jacobsen (OM)

Network activities: Sustainable Fashion - Esben Rahbek Pedersen (ICM)

Brussels IBP Sustainability Conference, MSc IBP students - MSc IBP student group

CBS student sustainability event, MSc IBP students - MSc IBP student group

Workshop on “The influence of corporations on the political discourse on how to manage non communicable diseases - Jette Steen Knudsen (DBP)

Weekday - A Year After - Wencke Gwozdz (ICM), Sarah Netter (ICM) and Lucia Reisch (ICM)


Sidst opdateret: Sustainability Platform // 31/03/2015