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Andreas W. Rathgeber
University of Augsburg, Germany
Stefan Stöckl
ICN Business School, France
Tobias Gaugler
University of Augsburg Germany



The track (sub-theme) tries to improve the understanding of sustainable management and finance/investment theory and practice by providing a venue for oral paper presentations and corresponding in-depth discussion.

The sub-theme “Sustainable management and sustainable finance” deals with the fundamentals both of corporate sustainability and finance. Amongst others the following topics are covered: corporate environmental performance vs. corporate financial performance, cost benefit analysis, energy markets and innovation, environmental risk management, the environmental, social, developmental and governance issues that affect capital/financial markets, project finance, micro-finance, sustainable investing and economic growth, financing the green economy, financing natural infrastructure and (global) environmental markets. In addition, the track also focuses on the use of financial instruments (e.g. emission trading) in order to protect the environment and to ensure a sustainable development. The use of sustainable principles has become a major movement in general management and also in finance. Investment institutions all over the world are more and more required to disclose how environmental, developmental, social and governance factors are used in their portfolio construction. Initiatives/guidelines such as the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment amongst others, all suggest and emphasize a necessary shift of institutional thinking.


corporate sustainability; corporate finance; ecological economics; environmental economics; environmental markets; financial instruments; sustainable development;  sustainable finance; sustainable management; sustainable financing/investing


Robert G. Eccles, Ioannis Ioannou, George Serafeim, The Impact of Corporate Sustainability on Organizational Processes and Performance, in: Management Science (2014).

Agrawal Vishal V., Ferguson Mark, Toktay L. Beril, Thomas Valerie M., Is Leasing Greener Than Selling?, in: Management Science (2012).

Paul Shrivastava & Amr Addas, The impact of corporate governance on sustainability performance, in: Journal of Sustainable Finance & Investment, Volume 4, Issue 1, January 2014, pages 21-37.

Paul Shrivastava & Stephanie Berger, Sustainability principles: a review and directions, in: Organization Management Journal, Volume 7, Issue 4, December 2010, pages 246-261.

Jason Thistlethwaite, Private governance and sustainable finance, in: Journal of Sustainable Finance & Investment, Volume 4, Issue 1, January 2014, pages 61-75.

Matthew Haigh, Publishing and defining sustainable finance and investment, in: Journal of Sustainable Finance & Investment, Volume 2, Issue 2, April 2012, pages 88-94.

Arnim Wiek & Olaf Weber, Sustainability challenges and the ambivalent role of the financial sector, in: Journal of Sustainable Finance & Investment, Volume 4, Issue 1, January 2014, pages 9-20.

The route to rescource-efficient novel materials; Krohns, S., Lunkenheimer, P., Meissner, S., Reller, A., Gleich, B., Rathgeber, A., Gaugler, T., Buhl, H., Sinclar, D., Loidl, A. in: Nature Materials, 10(12), 2011, pages 899 - 901.

Justyna Przychodzen & Wojciech Przychodzen, Corporate sustainability and shareholder wealth, in: Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, Volume 56, Issue 4, May 2013, pages 474-493.


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