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FUTURIST Institute for Sustainable Transformation


Please address your questions to:

Christiane Wieland
(Senior Manager, Strategic Initiatives)

Based at ESMT Berlin, the FUTURIST Institute for Sustainable Transformation specializes in developing and communicating innovative sustainability solutions and supports companies in their transformation. It creates and shares knowledge to transform organizations, industries, and value chains towards sustainability.  

The institute addresses today's most pressing issues, contributes to the development of innovative solutions to global business and environmental challenges, and communicates these by promoting a dialogue between politics, business, and academia. Various academic chairs will be a part of FUTURIST. Per Olsson has been named the Deutsche Bank Professor in Sustainable Finance as the first chaired professorship within the institute. 

FUTURIST was founded by ESMT Berlin and the non-profit Frankfurt Werte-Stiftung together with their innovation platform FUTURY and made possible by the initiative partners Deutsche Bank, Deutsche Post DHL Group, Procter&Gamble, and Schwarz Group. It is the first concrete project coming from the Sustainable Business Transformation Initiative launched in June 2021.

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