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Endowed Chair of Institutional Economics & Transcultural Leadership

Research Projects

The Sustainable Development Goals: Challenges of SDG Management in the Business Sector

Project Description

The recently published Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) require companies to “apply their creativity and innovation to solving sustainable development challenges” (UN 2015). In this context, first valuable management tools have been provided by the United Nations and cooperating institutions to facilitate a successful SDG management in the business sector. The field project “Managing the Sustainable Development Goals form a Firm’s perspective: Translating Normativity into Shared Value” is jointly conducted by the Wittenberg Center for Global Ethics and the Leadership Excellence Institute Zeppelin | LEIZ under supervision of Prof Dr. Josef Wieland and Isabel Jandeisek. Against the backdrop of the ever increasing importance to manage the SDGs along the core operations of companies, the study argues that the SDG instruments to date restrict themselves to a mere qualitative management approach and thereby not taking into account the language- specific disposition of firms that is largely characterized by quantitative communication patterns. Building upon the state-of-the-art in SDG management, we aim at completing the available “SDG tool box” for corporations by developing the SDG Market Evaluator as a more figure-based approach to SDG management. An SDG workshop with VAUDE Sport GmbH was conducted in the course of the project, allowing to evaluate the applicability and soundness of the SDG management tools and thereby revealing future development and research potentials.

Contact: Isabel Jandeisek

Project Duration

from 01.02.2016 through 30.06.2016

Project Head

Prof. Dr. Josef Wieland

Project Execution

Isabel Jandeisek, Linda Kannenberg, Michael Kusi Appiah, Marco Möhrer

Financing



Project-related Publications

  • Jandeisek, I. / Kannenberg, L. / Kusi Appiah, M. / Möhrer, M.: The Sustainable Development Goals from a Firm's Perspective, urn:nbn:de:gbv:3:2-65134, 2016
  • Wieland, J. / Jandeisek, I.: 'Transforming Our World'. Erfolgsfaktoren für den Beitrag von Unternehmen zu den Sustainable Development Goals, Forum Wirtschaftsethik Jahresschrift, 2015, (23): 37 - 44
  • Wieland, J. / Jandeisek, I.: 'Transforming Our World'. Erfolgsfaktoren für den Beitrag von Unternehmen zu den Sustainable Development Goals, Forum Wirtschaftsethik Jahresschrift, 2015, (23): 37 - 44


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