About CASM

The Center for Advanced Sustainable Management (CASM) fosters research and teaching at Cologne Business School in Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Management by bringing together scholars from various academic disciplines as well as businesses and political leaders to enhance knowledge transfer.

Our Mission:
To make corporate social responsibility and sustainable management an integral part of business research and management education.

Our Vision:
To make sustainable management the new normal. 

CASM Institutional Report 2016/2017 here

The CASM Team

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René Schmidpeter

René Schmidpeter holds the Dr. Juergen Meyer Endowed Chair of International Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility at Cologne Business School (CBS), Germany. He is also a professor at the Nanjing University of Finance and Economics and an Adjunct Professor at Murdoch University in Perth, Australia. He is a series editor for Springer’s CSR, Sustainability, Ethics and Governance books, a section editor of the Encyclopedia of Corporate Social Responsibility (ECSR) and an editor of the Dictionary of Corporate Social Responsibility (DCSR) as well as Editor-inChief of the International Journal of CSR (Springer).

E-Mail: r.schmidpeter@cbs.de

Co-Director of the Center for Advanced Sustainable Management
CBS Cologne Business School GmbH

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Patrick Bungard

Patrick Bungard is a director of the Center for Advanced Sustainable Management (CASM) at the Cologne Business School. He is also a lecturer for Business Ethics, Sustainable Business Models, Sustainable Management, Corporate Social Responsibility and Social Entrepreneurship. Additionally, he has considerable professional experience in the management consulting field, particularly in the areas of Corporate Social Responsibility and the nonprofit sector. Patrick Bungard is the CEO and founder of M3TRIX GmbH, a consulting firm, which focuses on supporting companies on their  professional sustainable management journey.

E-Mail: p.bungard@cbs.de

Co-Director of the Center for Advanced Sustainable Management
CBS Cologne Business School GmbH

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Monika Kolb

Monika Kolb is a conference coordinator and researcher at the Center for Advanced Sustainable Management (CASM) at CBS. She is also a Ph.D. candidate at the IEDC School of Management in Bled, Slovenia. Her research focus includes responsible leadership development, embodied cognition, and innovative teaching methods. Since 2014, she has organized various projects that seek to empower tomorrow’s game changers. She is actively involved in academic networks like PRME and CEEMAN to promote responsible management. Additionally, she has several years of professional experience in the consumer goods industry and is a certified trainer and coach.

E-Mail: m.kolb@cbs.de

Conference Coordinator at the Center for Advanced Sustainable Management
CBS Cologne Business School GmbH

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Marina Schmitz

Marina Schmitz is a project manager, research associate and lecturer at the Center for Advanced Sustainable Management at CBS. Additionally, she is the Scientific Director of M3trix GmbH, a consulting firm with a focus on sustainability. She studied Business Administration and Sinology at Trier University and is currently pursuing her PhD in Human Resources Management and Asian Business at the University of Goettingen in Germany. She spent a year abroad at Wuhan University during her undergraduate studies and six months as a Ph.D. exchange student at Nanjing University in China. Her PhD thesis is concerned with the voluntary labor turnover of blue collar workers in China.

E-Mail: m.schmitz@cbs.de

Academic Coordinator at the Center for Advanced Sustainable Management
CBS Cologne Business School GmbH

Silvia Damme

Silvia Damme

Silvia Damme is a project manager for the 8th International Conference on Sustainability and Responsibility at the Center for Advanced Sustainable Management (CASM) at CBS. She completed her Master’s in “International Business and Sustainability” at the University of Hamburg and holds a Bachelor’s degree in “Culture & Business Studies” from Mannheim University. She has previously been involved in organizing a dialogue platform connecting German businesses in their climate efforts at Ernst&Young for the German Ministry of Environmental Affairs and most recently worked for the Massachusetts Climate Action Network (MCAN) as a conference coordinator for the Local Environmental Action Conference 2018 in Boston, MA. Additionally, she has experience in CSR strategy and management, climate entrepreneurship as well as the nonprofit sector.

E-Mail: s.damme@cbs.de

Project Manager at the Center for Advanced Sustainable Management

CBS Cologne Business School GmbH

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Viola Nyssen

Viola Nyssen has worked for the Center for Advanced Sustainable Management (CASM) as a research assistant since September 2017. Besides supporting the organization of the CSR Conference, she is responsible for organizing company presentations and events at the Cologne Business School (CBS) and at the chamber of commerce in Cologne. She is also the head of CSR Student Team at CBS. She received the Ethics and Sustainability Award in 2017 for her work in that role. She completed her Bachelor’s in General Management – Supply Chain Management, and is currently completing her Master’s in International Business – Financial Management at CBS.

E-Mail: v.nyssen@cbs.de

Project Manager at the Center for Advanced Sustainable Management
CBS Cologne Business School GmbH

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Helen Cramer

Helen Cramer is a Master’s student of International Business – Marketing Management at Cologne Business School (CBS) who is an active member of the CSR Student Team at CBS. Before attending CBS, she completed her Bachelor’s in Political Science and Economics at the University of Muenster. She has experience in the political and public policy sector, as well as event planning and research. Currently, she supports the CASM Team with the organization of the 8th International Conference on Sustainability and Responsibility – where she is responsible for participant management and online communication.

E-Mail: h.cramer@cbs.de

Conference Support at the Center for Advanced Sustainable Management
CBS Cologne Business School GmbH

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Franz Wenzel

An expert in the field of digitalization, digital strategy and digital business models, he develops communication and education infrastructures, in addition to media strategies for the Center for Advanced Sustainable Management.

Due to his previous experience at the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt and his expertise in marketing, informatics, psychology and adult education, he is especially interested in the academic areas of innovation, megatrends, and leadership of SMEs and startups. For his research he uses innovative methods to evaluate existing and rising megatrends that have practical implications for individuals, companies and society.

In recent years he developed a concept called “Cooperative Innovation” (www.cooperative-innovation.com) which is applicable to the Social Market Economy. Besides, Franz is an entrepreneur at heart, a scientific director of an innovation think-tank and startup investor as well as self-employed in the areas of education, media and digitization. He is also a lecturer, managing director of an international e-commerce company and a managing director of a research institute.

E-Mail: franz.wenzel@cooperative-innovation.com

Digital Media Expert

Luke Bailey

Luke Bailey

Luke Bailey is a student at Cologne Business School nearing the completion of his studies to obtain a bachelor’s degree in Digital Media Management, from Newburgh, Indiana, USA. In the next months he will be handling our social media platforms, directing promotional video content, and aiding in the preparation of our 8th International Conference on Sustainability and Responsibility this year.

E-Mail: luke.bailey@cbs-mail.de

Intern at the Center for Advanced Sustainable Management

CBS Cologne Business School GmbH

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Anna Tönneßen

Anna Tönneßen is a master’s student in International Business – Strategic Management and Consulting at the Cologne Business School. As a member of the CSR student team she supports the team in the organization of the conference. She holds a bachelor’s in European Studies of Maastricht University and has professional experience in the area of strategic stakeholder management and impact measurement. Currently she works as a Junior Consultant at M3trix GmbH.

Scholarship Contact at the Center for Advanced Sustainable Management
CBS Cologne Business School GmbH