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Events series

The Institute for Business Ethics and Sustainable Strategy (IBES) organizes various events for both academic and practical purposes.

In order to promote scientific discourse at FHWien der WKW, IBES regularly organises internal research colloquia and brown bag meetings at which researchers present and discuss current research projects. Within the framework of the Academic Talks, renowned scientists from Austria and abroad give lectures on various topics.

IBES has developed various event formats for the exchange with companies, politics and civil society organisations. At the Strategy Morning, relevant topics from the fields of strategy and competitiveness are discussed with partners from business practice and politics. The Responsible Management Lectures are aimed at students and the wider public. Recognised experts from academia and the private sector present their perspectives on questions of business ethics, CSR, sustainability and corporate governance and enter into discussions with the audience. In addition, practitioner workshops and lectures take place within the framework of research projects.

The event formats are described in detail below. Current dates and information on registration can be found here.

Academic Talk

To promote scientific discourse, IBES organises the “Academic Talk” series of events.

Renowned academics present current research in the fields of “Management”, “Sustainability”, “Organisation”, “Strategy” and “Business Ethics” and are available to answer questions from the audience. The lecture series is aimed at scientists and other interested parties and also offers the opportunity for networking and individual exchange.

The series started in 2019 with a lecture by Prof. Tima Bansal (Ivey Business School).

Brown Bag Meetings: Research Lunch Break

As part of the internal lecture series “Brown Bag Meetings: Research Lunch Break”, IBES invites the faculty and staff members of FHWien der WKW to take a lunch break of research nature several times a semester. In an informal atmosphere, accompanied by snacks and drinks, colleagues present and discuss current scientific papers. In addition, participants have the opportunity to step up the collegial exchange and to network with colleagues.

Responsible Management Lectures: Ideas for Better Business

In the “Responsible Management Lectures: Ideas for Better Business” (formerly “CGBE-Lectures”), internationally renowned experts from academia and business present their perspectives on various topics of business ethics, sustainability, corporate social responsibility (CSR) and corporate governance. The lecture series is aimed at students and lecturers as well as external guests from the private sector, political decision-makers and the CSR community.

In the past, the speakers have included numerous prominent practitioners and renowned academics, such as


  • Dr. Brigitte Mohn, Member of the Executive Board (Bertelsmann Stiftung)
  • Dr. Sebastian Fritz-Morgenthal, Director and Head of Global Risk (Bain & Company Inc.)
  • Mag. Georg Kapsch, CEO (Kapsch AG)
  • DI Alexander Walcher, Managing Director (ASFINAG Bau Management GmbH)



  • Dr.in Dorothée Baumann-Pauly
    (NYU Stern School of Business)
  • Prof. Ioannis Ioannou, PhD (London Business School)
  • Prof. Guido Palazzo (Universität Lausanne)
  • Prof. Craig Smith (INSEAD)

Research Colloquium

Through the research colloquium, IBES researchers discuss their current research work. The main focus is on constructive feedback, which enables the further development of the manuscripts. The colloquium is regularly supplemented by lectures by external doctoral students and colleagues from other universities of Vienna. Participation is open to all members of FHWien der WKW.

Strategy Morning

Several times a semester, IBES organizes the Strategy Morning, a series of lectures on current topics in the areas of strategy and competitiveness. A special focus of the event is on the topic of digital transformation. The lectures address members of FHWien der WKW, students as well as guests from business and politics.

The lecture series has been running since 2017 and speakers in the past have included:

  • Assessor iuris Matthias Lichtenthaler
    (Federal Computing Centre)
  • Vice Rector Univ.-Prof. Dr. Anita Rieder
    (MedUni Wien)
  • Benjamin Ruschin, MSc
  • Mag. Monica Rintersbacher
    (Leitbetriebe Austria)
  • Mag. (FH) Ing. Christine Stadler-Häbich
    (Roche Diagnostics Austria)