Sustainability

Supported by the CBS Sustainability Platform and external funds from, for example, the EU Commission, the Danish Council for Strategic Research, the Carlsberg Foundation, the Velux Foundation and the Rockwool Foundation, CBS has a broad variety of research projects related to sustainability represented by faculty from a range of disciplines across CBS. These projects bring together academia, politicians, industry and government and create different platforms for dialogue. Recent key activities are presented in this section and include various projects within the areas of Strategy & Leadership, Climate & Energy, Innovation, Responsible Consumerism and Health. Additionally, this section includes a feature on the CBS Sustainability Platform, its accomplishments and how it is going to move forward.

 

Office as a Vocation: Reinstating an Ethics of Office in Public Service

The overall objective of this project is to indicate the continuing significance of the ethics of office or “role morality” to the proper conduct of a range of official public duties, and, indeed, to the production of a well-functioning and responsible civil state. The project aims to contribute to reinvigorating the practical relevance of an ethics of office for the conduct of public service and in relation to the responsible organization and management of public institutions. “Office as a Vocation” is funded by the Velux Foundation.

Paul du Gay
pdg.ioa@cbs.dk

Servitization: Creating the Market by Understanding Price, Cost, Contracts and Financing

The overall aim of the project is to promote sustainable product and business development among Danish marine equipment and service providers through servitization. The project looks at the cost and pricing of products and services, designing of service contracts, profitability in relation to scaling of services and forecasting, as well as access to financing. This project will build up competencies for both Danish marine equipment suppliers and ship owners, and will also have a direct effect on promoting green shipping.

Liping Jiang
lji.om@cbs.dk

Green Shipping: Governance and Innovation in the Maritime Supply Chain

Together with the Centre for Transportation Studies (UBC Sauder School of Business) CBS Maritime is managing an international maritime research project with the aim to explore governance challenges and opportunities in relation to a sustainable maritime supply chain. The project addresses five interrelated themes: 1) Trade & Logistics Governance, 2) Green Port Governance, 3) Corporate Governance, 4) Stakeholder Governance, and 5) Value Chain Governance. The project brings together economists, management scholars, political scientists, industry and government.

Henrik Sornn-Friese
hsf.ino@cbs.dk

Green Shipping: Governance and Innovation in the Maritime Supply Chain

Together with the Centre for Transportation Studies (UBC Sauder School of Business) CBS Maritime is managing an international maritime research project with the aim to explore governance challenges and opportunities in relation to a sustainable maritime supply chain. The project addresses five interrelated themes: 1) Trade & Logistics Governance, 2) Green Port Governance, 3) Corporate Governance, 4) Stakeholder Governance, and 5) Value Chain Governance. The project brings together economists, management scholars, political scientists, industry and government. 

Henrik Sornn-Friese 
hsf.ino@cbs.dk

Green Shipping: Governance and Innovation in the Maritime Supply Chain

Together with the Centre for Transportation Studies (UBC Sauder School of Business) CBS Maritime is managing an international maritime research project with the aim to explore governance challenges and opportunities in relation to a sustainable maritime supply chain. The project addresses five interrelated themes: 1) Trade & Logistics Governance, 2) Green Port Governance, 3) Corporate Governance, 4) Stakeholder Governance, and 5) Value Chain Governance. The project brings together economists, management scholars, political scientists, industry and government. 

Henrik Sornn-Friese 
hsf.ino@cbs.dk

Green Shipping: Governance and Innovation in the Maritime Supply Chain

Together with the Centre for Transportation Studies (UBC Sauder School of Business) CBS Maritime is managing an international maritime research project with the aim to explore governance challenges and opportunities in relation to a sustainable maritime supply chain. The project addresses five interrelated themes: 1) Trade & Logistics Governance, 2) Green Port Governance, 3) Corporate Governance, 4) Stakeholder Governance, and 5) Value Chain Governance. The project brings together economists, management scholars, political scientists, industry and government. 

Henrik Sornn-Friese 
hsf.ino@cbs.dk

Sustainability in a Scandinavian Context

Scandinavia is routinely cited as a global leader in sustainability and CSR. In this research project we explore the foundations for claims that Scandinavian countries and Scandinavian companies are leaders, with the aim of better understanding how the region and its firms have achieved such comparative success. This project is comprised of activities that include the building of a network of interested academics and affiliated universities across the Nordic region and beyond, in particular North America, to collaboratively engage in sustainability, CSR research and educational opportunities. As tangible evidence of these efforts, CBS routinely plays host to the “Sustainability in a Scandinavian Context” gathering.

Robert Strand
rs.msc@cbs.dk

Identifying Peer Effects in Solar Panel Adoption (IPESPA)

Based on the fact that much renewable energy transformation is an individual matter, this project uses a uniquely constructed dataset that links household-level data on photovoltaic adoption with registry data depicting individuals’ social networks to study the role of peer effects in the context of investments in renewable energy. The project contributes to the economic literature on peer effects by testing: 1) the relative strength of different transmission channels; 2) how receiver- and sender-side characteristics moderate the peer effect; and 3) how conspicuousness affects the peer effect.

Jörg Claussen
jcl.ino@cbs.dk

5S: Future Electricity Markets

The central objective of the “5S” project is to span a set of identified potential changes in current electricity markets that may significantly enhance the benefits from integrating substantial amounts of renewable energy generation into existing power systems. The methodology consists of three key points: 1) evaluating current electricity market design by identifying barriers to the integration of renewable energy systems; 2) exploring alternative market designs; and 3) formulating recommendations for future market designs.

Peter Bogetoft
pb.eco@cbs.dk

Water-Efficient Dairies

By the end of 2015 the milk quotas decided by the EU will disappear. This will result in an estimated increase of milk produced each year by 10 % or the equivalent of one billion kilos of milk in turn sparking. Further research into the possibilities of increasing production could lead to innovation and better water efficiency, all of which holds great market potential for the dairy industry. The project aims to reduce water consumption in the Danish dairy industry and at the same time take into account the dairies’ economy, food safety, work environment, and environmental conditions.

Esben Rahbek
ergp.msc@cbs.dk

National Research Venture on Green Shipping

The Department of Operations Management hosted a seminar of the Blue INNOship attended by 70 participants from the partnership that focuses on development of technologies to significantly reduce CO2 and sulphur emissions in the shipping industry. The partnership is the biggest national venture so far into developing green technologies for the maritime sector.

Carsten Ørts Hansen
ch.om@cbs.dk

Standards and Competition Serving the Climate

The project will designate success criteria for standards and competition works in the climate service and explore the standards’ practical application in relation to flexible electricity consumption. It will also focus on identifying how standards and product differentiation interact. The project aims to formalize and communicate understanding of mediator markets for electricity and technical standards role herein to researchers, students and the wider public.

Christian Frankel
cf.ioa@cbs.dk

Nordic Centre of Excellence in Societal Security (NORDRESS)

The objective of NORDRESS is to find ways to increase the resilience of the Nordic societies to withstand crises caused by natural hazards by creating an interdisciplinary platform for sharing ideas and knowledge among many of the best scientists and experts on natural hazards in the Nordic countries. Although they are all concerned with the causes and societal impacts of natural hazards, they see the problems from widely differing points of view. Bringing these people together will have an impact by creating a new type of dialogue, improving popular understanding of the issue and fostering new ideas about how societal resilience can be increased.

Morten Vendelø
mtv.ioa@cbs.dk

ECOGRID 2.0

EcoGrid 2.0 is an attempt to organize a market for flexible electricity consumption. The project is based on the Danish island of Bornholm and organized around two major areas: the design and development of a market for exchanging flexibility services, and a qualitative study of the everyday life of energy consumers as they are being “reconfigured” as increasingly flexible. Apart from researchers from CBS, EcoGrid 2.0 comprises the following partners: The Technical University of Denmark, Danish Energy Association, Bornholm Energi & Forsyning, IBM, Insero Software, Uptime-IT, Krukow and 2+1.

Trine Pallesen
tp.ioa@cbs.dk

Peter Holm Jacobsen
phj.ioa@cbs.dk

I-REMB

The purpose of the project entitled Innovative Re-Making of Markets and Business Models in a Renewable Energy System Based on Wind Power (I-REMB) is to assess and develop the technological, market and business options that can support the development of energy systems based predominantly on wind power. The project’s aim is to mobilize expertise from renewable energy system engineering, business economics, and economic sociology to generate innovative design solutions tailored to the new technical, regulatory and market contexts of fluctuating energy.

Trine Pallesen
tp.ioa@cbs.dk

ITGROWS

The project’s goal is to create an innovative and interactive greenhouse climate management system for the global horticultural industry. The system will be module based so it can be put together according to the needs of the individual nursery. The system will give the grower decision support in climate management, thus helping him optimise plant quality and minimize consumption of resources. The project has begun producing publications on sustainable and interactive climate management in greenhouses for the future, from the design perspective of human computer interaction and human work interaction.

Torkil Clemmensen
tc.itm@cbs.dk

Rasmus Pedersen
rup.itm@cbs.dk

Creative Industries and Nano (CINANO): A House of Senses

The project’s goal is to explore the potentials of nanotechnologies and nanostructured materials to create products that can be used in sustainable homes constructed according to Cradle-to-Cradle design principles. The project will bring researchers, industrial entrepreneurs, citizens/NGOs and the public sector together to create application-driven innovation. The global changes in nature, the economic crisis and the radical social changes in the wake of the crisis demand innovation in our ways of thinking, in how we live and in social organisation. Nano inventions in materials, technologies and processes carry promises of sustainable solutions to our way of life.

Janni Nielsen
jn.itm@cbs.dk

Leif Rasmussen
lbr.itm@cbs.dk

EIS: Strategic Research Alliance for Energy Innovation Systems and Their Dynamics

The purpose of the EIS research alliance is to carry out research on energy innovation systems and their dynamics and to connect leading researchers working on the topic in Denmark and abroad. Through this, the alliance aims at creating important new knowledge about the innovation systems and the roles they play for moving towards more sustainable energy systems in the future. By active knowledge dissemination and interaction with stakeholders, the alliance contributes input both to strategy development and innovation in individual areas of energy technology and to strategy and policy on a more general level.

Peter Lotz
pl.ino@cbs.dk

Fur and Sustainability: Oxymoron or Key to "Deeper" Luxury

This research study conducted by Fabian Csaba together with Else Skjold, Kolding Design School, looks at historical and recent developments in the field of fur and investigates the implications, uncertainties and ambiguities of luxury’s confrontation with sustainability. It reviews recent research projects and industry initiatives in an attempt to determine whether fur can be seen as sustainable or not and address whether fur is about to lose or reclaim its legitimacy in an era of sustainable luxury. The study offers critical reflections on concept of deeper luxury.

Fabian Csaba
fc.msc@cbs.dk

TRASH-2-CASH

CBS leads package 6 of this EU-funded research project, which aims to show how new regenerated fibres can be created from pre-consumer and post-consumer waste. Trash-2-Cash (T2C) proposes a new model where paper and textile waste are recycled chemically - resulting in fabrics that are the same quality as new materials - to make products that are industrially replicable and infinitely recyclable. T2C aims to produce high-quality materials and product prototypes from waste, offering companies in various industries (fashion, interiors, automotive and other luxury goods) new eco-fibre options as well as influence how all novel materials are developed in the future.

Wencke Gwozdz
wg.msc@cbs.dk
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