Research

The CBS Sustainability centre has a multi-disciplinary approach for conducting research. Below are listed some of the current projects by the centre's members.

CBS Sustainability Research

NEPSUS Project doing fieldwork in Tanzania
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Walking the Line Project - Fieldwork at Sylab, Denmark
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C-BIG Team meets Cass Sunstein
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Smart Building Business Models Cluster meeting in Copenhagen
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SUSTEIN.org Project doing fieldwork in Kenya
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Rambøll Project - Building Green Conference 2017
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RSPO Certified Palm Oil Plantation
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Current projects

Arctic Sustainable Resources and Social Responsibility

Project

The network offers opportunities for experts and practitioners of all disciplines to share knowledge and interact for sustainability.

Taking point of departure in sustainability in an Arctic resources context, TN ASRSR aims at contributing to an enhanced understanding of what social responsibility as a practice that may be exercised by different organisations means. We work to enhance interdisciplinary communication and knowledge-sharing of insights from social and natural sciences and the humanities for the above purpose. The TN is envisaged to operate dynamically as a building ground for knowledge sharing, course design, and bringing research-based knowledge to relevant actors in the circumpolar Arctic, depending on financial, human and other resources available to the TN. Educating the next generation of experts and decision-makers in Arctic resources is a significant element of the goal.

Read
more about the project here.

For
more information about the project, please contact the project coordinator, Professor
Karin Buhmann
at kbu.msc@cbs.dk.

Commodifying Compassion


Project



Today’s marketplace is inundated with products supporting humanitarian causes
that promise to give aid to beneficiaries, provide ‘good feelings’ to consumers
and promote the brands of corporations and humanitarian NGOs. The
commodification of humanitarianism (turning people and causes into marketable
things) is thus linked to the privatization of help (replacing public donors
with private philanthropy) with significant and as of yet poorly understood
consequences.



Commodifying Compassion will explore these dynamics in three different contexts
where humanitarianism has been a realm traditionally dominated by the state
(Denmark), the church (Italy) and the market (United States). The overall
objective of Commodifying Compassion is to understand how ‘helping’ has become
a marketable commodity and how this impacts humanitarianism symbolically and
materially.


Read more about the project here.


For more information about the project, please contact the project coordinator, Professor Lisa Ann Richey at lri.msc@cbs.dk.


Governance for anti-corruption: The role of Regional Meta MSIs

Project

Description
to be added.

For more information about the project, please contact the project coordinator, a PhD Fellow Luisa Murphy at lm.msc@cbs.dk.

Impact for InnovationProject

Addresing
sustainability issues requires new, lasting solutions that are appropriate for
the complexity of the problems they are meant to solve. The Impact for
Innovation Lab brings together relevant research and subject-area experts,
engages and collaborates with civil society and the private sector through
CBS's extensive network and faculty expertise, and emphasizes a holistic and
solutions-driven approach.

The
Impact for Innovation Lab is open to participation from faculty and students
from across CBS, as well as external partners. Indeed, it is through
interdisciplinary engagement that cutting-edge research is brought to bear on
real-world challenges. Our work covers a range of courses, on-campus efforts,
collaborative projects across three cross-cutting themes: commodities,
technology and the built environment.

Impact
for Innovation also offers courses at CBS,
read
about out the current offer here.

Liveability in the Built Environment

CBS
& Rambøll Partnership aim to develop strategic knowledge, tools and skills
to close the longstanding performance gap between building design and lived
experience, promoting human well.being and sustainability in the built
environment.

Read more about the project here.

Growing
Support for Sustainable Palm Oil


This projects explores the potential to use behavioural economic and 'nudge'
approaches to support future and existing members and processes within RSPO, as
well as propose recommendations and research strategies for outreach and
messaging.


Read more about the project here.

SUSTEIN.org

This project seeks to understand the role of sustainability standards and
associated certifications in the governance of global supply chains, using
novel methodological and theoretical approaches to conceptualize and critique
the relationship between the production, trade, and marketing of certified
Kenyan tea.

Read more about the project here.

For more information about the project, please contact the project coordinator, Assistannt Professor Kristjan Jespersen at kj.msc@cbs.dk.


New Partnerships for Sustainability - NEPSUS Project

Project


NEPSUS assembles a multidisciplinary team to analyze partnerships with kinds
and degrees of complexity through structured comparisons in three key natural
resource sectors in Tanzania: wildlife, coastal resources and forestry.
Tanzania provides an ideal case for researching the impact of new partnerships
on sustainability outcomes because policy and program implementation in these
three sectors are heavily dependent on their success.



Read more about the project here.


For more information about the project, please contact the project coordinator, Professor Stefano Ponte at spo.msc@cbs.dk.


Smart Buildings Business Models

Project

The project seeks to facilitate
business model innovation, shifting from focus on physical product to
human-centred building services. It aims to connect the building industry’s
business concerns around sustainability, digitization, and human-oriented
building in the Internet of Things (IoT). It addresses the need for business
model innovation in coordinated consultation with both the service provider and
the people living and working in smart buildings.


Read more about the project here.



For more information about the project, please contact the project coordinator, Assistant

Professor Lara Anne Hale at lh.msc@cbs.dk.


The Regulation of International Supply Chains


Project


The project on the Governance of Occupational Health & Safety in the Bangladesh Ready-Made Garment Industry, is led by Copenhagen Business School (Denmark), in partnership with BRAC University (Bangladesh), Tufts University (USA) and the Danish Ethical Trading Initiative (DIEH).

 

A unique approach of the project is that of capacity building, working from the premise that sustainable, systemic change is best accomplished when locally-driven and managed. The findings and evidence from the research will be used both to generate new academic knowledge as well as to formulate practical recommendations for the industry. RISC will also seek to identify and support local organizations to uptake the findings and recommendations via the provision of ‘micro- grants’. An advisory board consisting of leaders from both academia and practice in Europe, the US and Bangladesh oversee and guide RISC’s work.


Read more about the project here.


For more information about the project, please contact the project coordinator, Professor Jeremy Moon at jm.msc@cbs.dk.

 

 

Trash-2-Cash

Project

Description to be added.

For more information about the project, please contact the project coordinator, Professor Lucia Reisch at lre.msc@cbs.dk.
 

UMAMI

Project

Description to be added.

For more information about the project, please contact the project coordinator, Associate Professor Fumiko Kano Glückstad at fkg.msc@cbs.dk.

Walking the line - The role of power in the becoming of organisational paradox

 

Project


This project examines how an organisational paradox become a paradox in the context of local textile and fashion manufacturing. Within this context, it explores how local and collaborative solutions can contribute to a more sustainable textile and fashion industry. The results from this study have informed the MAKES seminar series and tailored meetings between design and production in Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. The results are also informing a MOOC on sustainable business models for the fashion industry, educational material on sustainable business models combining online and offline activities (SUSTBUS), and an academic article.


Read more about their project here.

For more information about the project, please contact the project coordinator, Professor Esben Rahbek Gjerdrum Pedersen at ergp.msc@cbs.dk.

 

 

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