Professor for Corporate Sustainability, ESCP Europe
Florian Lüdeke-Freund is Professor for Corporate Sustainability at ESCP Europe Business School, Berlin, Germany. He is a research fellow at the Centre for Sustainability Management (CSM), Leuphana University, and the SustBusy Research Center of ESCP Europe. From 2016 to 2017, he was a fellow of the Governing Responsible Business Research Environment at Copenhagen Business School, Denmark. Florian’s research and teaching deal with corporate sustainability management, sustainable entrepreneurship, sustainable business models, and values-based innovation. As well as publishing numerous journal articles and book chapters on these topics, he has co-edited several journal special issues, including an Organization & Environment special issue on “Business Models for Sustainability”. His publications on sustainable business models are regularly among the most downloaded and most cited papers in their respective journals (e.g., in Organization & Environment). Florian founded www.SustainableBusinessModel.org as an international research hub with 25 members from more than 10 countries. Florian is an active member of the Strongly Sustainable Business Model Group at OCAD University, Toronto, Canada. He has been a visiting researcher at the Universities of St. Gallen (Switzerland) and Stellenbosch (South Africa).
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