Big Questions Little Time - Webinars on Sustainable Development

We need to find solutions to the societal challenges we are faced with, and we need to find them now! Welcome to "Big Questions Little Time - Webinars on Sustainable Development"

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"Big Questions Little Time - Webinars on Sustainable Development"


The two MSC centres Centre for Business and Development Studies (CBDS) and CBS Sustainability are the driving force behind the new webinar series "Big Questions Little Time - Webinars on Sustainable Development". This webinar series brings in international thought leaders, representing a wide variety of fields and disciplines. Following the same structure for each seminar, we wish to critically explore if, how, and under which conditions any given approach can bring about change and contribute to sustainable development. 

The title of this webinar series refers not only to the inherent urgency for us to find possible solutions to the societal challenges we are facing, but also the 60 minute time frame for each session. Webinars are held six times a year at 14.00 - 15.00 (CET), usually on the last Thursday of the month in question.

On this site, you can find the audio and video podcasts of the sessions. If you wish to stay in the loop and attend the live sessions, please sign up for the monthly CBS Sustainability newsletter or contact centre manager Sarah Netter,


Tentative Schedule for 2021

June 24th 2021, 14.00 - 15.00 (CET), featuring Mikkel Larsen, Group Chief Sustainability Officer of DBS 

September 24th, 14.00 - 15.00 (CET), featuring Mette Morsing, Head of PRME, UN Global Compact

October 28th, 14.00 - 15.00 (CET), featuring Vijay Prashad, Executive Director Tricontinental Institute to Social Research

November 18th, 14.00 - 15.00 (CET), featuring Michael E. Mann, Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science at Penn State & Director of the Penn State Earth System Science Center (ESSC).


Tentative Schedule for 2022

Lucia Reisch, El Erian Professor of Behavioural Economics and Policy, University of Cambridge

John B. Robinson, Professor at the University of Toronto & David Maggs, research Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) Potsdam

Uma Kothari, Professor of Migration and Postcolonial Studies at the University of Manchester

Melissa Leach, Director of the Institute of Development Studies

Jason W. Moore, Professor of Sociology, Binghamton University

Gail Whiteman, Professor of Sustainability, University of Exeter 



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