History

Founding of the Institute for Business Ethics and
Sustainable Strategy

Over 65 people followed the founding of the Institute for Business Ethics and Sustainable Strategy (IBES) at FHWien der WKW live via video conference on May 27, 2020. The founding of IBES creates an internationally visible research institute in Vienna that will take an academic approach to addressing the issue of sustainable and responsible corporate governance. The new institute cooperates increasingly with domestic companies and international research institutions.

With IBES, FHWien der WKW is pooling and expanding its well-established research capacities in the fields of strategic sustainability management and business ethics. The new research institute builds on long-standing partnerships with local companies such as Berndorf, Blaguss, Hofer, Kapsch and Manner, and cooperates with the institutes of Harvard Business School, INSEAD and the University of St. Gallen, among others. Through the institute, companies, NGOs, governmental organizations and students are provided with an academically renowned, but at the same time practice-oriented partner responsibly and sustainably getting to grips with the pressing issues of digitalization, globalization and climate change.

IBES evolved from the two forerunner organizations at FHWien der WKW, the Center for Corporate Governance & Business Ethics and the Center for Strategy & Competitiveness.

Media coverage on the foundation of IBES

Economist: "Sustainability is neglected in Austria”

Tech & Nature (AT), June 17, 2020: Article on the opening ceremony of the IBES, available at: techandnature.com

Research on corporate responsibility

DerStandard (AT), June 8, 2020: Article on the opening ceremony of the IBES, available at: derstandard.at

Sustainability research - at a high level and practical

CSR News (AT), June 1, 2020: Article on the opening ceremony of the IBES, available at: csr-news.net

Research Institute for Sustainable Management founded

BusinessArt (AT), May 28, 2020: Article on the opening ceremony of the IBES, available at: businessart.at

Sustainable management - Austria's research gets a boost

Windkraft-Journal (AT), May 27, 2020: Article on the opening ceremony of the IBES, available at: windkraft-journal.de

Institute for Business Ethics and Sustainable Strategy opens the gates

GLOCALIST, Daily Newspaper for innovation (AT), May 27, 2020: Article on the opening ceremony of the IBES, available at: glocalist.press

Video recording of the Inaugural Meeting of IBES

Comments from practice partners on the foundation of IBES

As a hub for research, teaching and knowledge transfer, IBES cooperates with partners from business practice.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our partner organizations for their long-standing support.

Introduction of the IBES team

The IBES team has an interdisciplinary academic background, complemented by solid practical experience.