Teaching & Final Theses
Innovative certificate training “Sustainability Change Agents"
The “Certificate for Sustainability Change Agents” will be offered for the first time as a pilot at FHWien der WKW in the winter semester of 2022/23. The English-language further education is a voluntary, extracurricular offer developed by the “Change for Corporate Sustainability” competence team (sponsor: MA23 City of Vienna).
The aim is to promote individual skills that enable the participants to initiate changes towards sustainability in organisations and thus, help shape the future responsibly. Among other things, it is about strategic thinking, communication, teamwork, and self-reflection.
In seven units, these skills are taught and practised in practise lectures, discussions and reflections with sustainability academics and professionals. The training will take place in November and December 2022.
At IBES, final theses of students in the Master’s degree programs of FHWien der WKW are supervised. The theses are written on current issues that are closely related to the institute’s research priorities.
By writing a Master thesis at IBES, students gain access to exclusive networks and acquire important scientific skills. If you are interested in writing your thesis at IBES, please contact Dr. Daniela Ortiz.
Acquisition of competence through research at the highest level
The results of the research projects at IBES are regularly presented at international conferences and published in leading scientific journals.
Through this expertise, the scientific competences of the students at IBES are promoted and they learn in the context of the master thesis by learning to work on a novel problem in a systematic and structured way. Students are supported both in identifying and sharpening relevant issues from science and business practice and in conducting the empirical research. Outstanding performance in the preparation of the Master’s thesis can lead to consideration in a publication project.
Projects & Publications
Change for Corporate Sustainability
City of Vienna Competence Team – TransformS
Institute for Business Ethics and Sustainable Strategy (IBES)
As part of the “Transformation for Sustainability (TransformS)” project, the City of Vienna Competence Team addresses the question of how Austrian companies can develop the strategic change competencies required for the transformation towards sustainability (Dynamic Capabilities for Sustainability).
Funding: City of Vienna (MA23 – Economic Affairs, Labour and Statistics)
Study on Supply Chain Responsibility in Austria
Evaluation of Regulatory Projects on Corporate Due Diligence in the Context of Human Rights
The study aims to present the opportunities and challenges of implementing such regulations in Austria and to identify potential fields of action.
Funding: Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs
Publications, Presentations & Podcasts
You can find the publications and presentations of our experts as well as the podcasts with researchers and guest speakers here.