CBS Sustainability aims to initiate, conduct and disseminate groundbreaking research within the broad field of sustainability and to publish this research in high quality journals and other excellent outlets with high impact.

Who are we

The overall objective of CBS Sustainability is to maintain and develop its position as an internationally renowned and leading knowledge hub for the study of sustainability. To that purpose, the centre continues to stimulate the production of world-class research, teaching, and outreach activities that are of high relevance to academia, practice and society in general.

With a faculty and staff of approximately 30 people, including more than 10 full professors, CBS Sustainability comprises one of the largest concentrations of sustainability-related research in academia.

The centre’s international faculty is specialized in areas such as:

Research areas

Acknowledging the broad and diverse nature of the sustainability issue, the centre embraces research from a wide range of perspectives and disciplines, including management, strategy, organization, social theory, sociology, communication, business economics, consumer research, behavioural economics, and philosophy.

Networks and collaborations

The centre’s faculty is actively engaged in networks and collaboration with faculty from the international research community, including researchers from the world’s best universities within the area of sustainability, both within and outside of Europe.

The centre’s cross-institutional research engagement includes being a founding partner of The Academy of Management in Society (EABIS, Europe) as well as active participation in international associations such as The Academy of Management and EGOS (European Group for Organizational Studies). The centre has sponsored several sub-themes at EGOS and contributed lead coordinators to the Standing Working Group ‘Business and Society’.

Our history

cbsCSR played a central role in the ICM Research Initiative ‘Governing Responsible Business’, which in 2014 was elected as one of two new so-called CBS World Class Research Environments (WCRE) for a five-year period (2014-2019) with a CBS grant of DKK 5 mio. The WCRE aims at creating a thriving context for research located at the intersection of socio-economic governance and responsible business.

cbsCSR was also the home of the VELUX Chair of Corporate Sustainability, still in function under the new centre. This is a five year endowed project (DKK 15 mio.) including a full professor, two PhDs and three post-docs, focusing on social and governance aspects of sustainability.


Get in touch

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For general inquiries, please direct your questions to sustainability@cbs.dk.

The centre itself is based on the CBS campus Dalgas Have on the second floor of the building.

The address is Dalgas Have 15, Frederiksberg 2000.

The page was last edited by: CBS Sustainability // 02/09/2019


CBS Sustainability
Copenhagen Business School
Dalgas Have 15
2000 Frederiksberg
Email: sustainability@cbs.dk