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Areas of expertise

In line with our school's mission of developing entrepreneurial leaders who think globally and act responsibly, the Center for Sustainable Business and Leadership (CSBL) brings together the three areas of sustainable business, leadership, and business and society in one center. It concentrates research and thought leadership initiatives. In the new center, the three areas of sustainable business, leadership, and business and society each have academic leaders and flagship initiatives:

  • The academic leader for the leadership pillar is Matt Bothner, Deutsche Telekom Chair in Leadership and HR Development. There are several initiatives in this pillar led by ESMT Faculty, including the Coaching Colloquium led by Konstantin Korotov. The Coaching Colloquium is an opportunity for academics, practicing leadership coaches, human resources and learning and development professionals, and management consultants to enhance their knowledge, skills, and networks; through intensive collaboration and peer-consultation on challenging or unusual cases in the practice of executive coaching.
  • The academic leader for the sustainable business pillar is Tamer Boyaci, Michael Diekmann Chair in Management Science. The flagship initiative is the Sustainable Business Roundtable, a peer-to-peer learning network of international companies meeting at ESMT twice a year to discuss different sustainability challenges and opportunities.
  • The academic leader for the business & society pillar is Gianluca Carnabuci, Ingrid and Manfred Gentz Chair in Business and Society. The flagship initiative is the Advisory Board, an initiative addressing a wide range of issues concerning the relationships between business and society.