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

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Rodrigo Mello

Rodrigo Mello is a lecturer of International Human Resource Management and member of the Center for Advanced Sustainable Management at Cologne Business School. He possesses international experience in cross-culture interaction. In 2007 he concluded an MBA at Fundação Getúlio Vargas in Rio de Janeiro, and in 2014 a MA Cologne Business School. He has professional experience in reputed multinational corporations such as Anheuser-Busch InBev (Brazil) and Lanxess (Germany). Currently, he is a PhD student at Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt. The program focuses on the “Global Mindset” relevance to master intercultural competences in the new challenging environment of international business.

E-Mail: r.mello@cbs.de

Communications Coordinator 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

Conference Support 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 the 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.

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

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Haden Cosman

Haden Garth Cosman is a master’s student in International Business – Strategic Management and Consulting at the Cologne Business School. In his current role at CASM, he is primarily responsible for the management and support of research and other assorted publications. He completed his bachelor’s in International Political Economy, with a focus on Economic Development, and German Language at Fordham University in New York, and has professional experience in the finance and consulting sectors on both sides of the Atlantic.

E-Mail: h.cosman@cbs.de

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

 

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Katharina Michel

Katharina Michel is a master’s student in General Management – Business Psychology at the Cologne Business School (CBS). Previously, she completed her bachelor’s in General Management – Human Resources and International Management at CBS. She has professional experience in Project- and Event Management, as well as the social sector.

E-Mail: katharina.michel@cbs-mail.de

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

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Olivia Teigland

Olivia Teigland holds a Bachelors degree in International Culture and Management with a specialization in Emerging Markets and International Cooperation from the Cologne Business School. In her current role at CASM, she is primarily responsible for the organization and management of the marketing and communication outreach. Her previous professional experience has been in the marketing, research and consulting sectors.

Student Support 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