The European Central Bank and its Role in a Sustainable Financial System – Problems and Opportunities

Dear readers,
the Global Ethic Institute’s research group on “Finance and Economics” will address the new strategy of the European Central Bank at a symposium on 13 October 2021 at the Goethe University in Frankfurt.
The conference will focus in particular on ECB’s role in the ecological transformation.

Further information on the event and registration can be found here.

New Advisory Board backs the Center for Sustainable Economic and Corporate Policy (SECP) at Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences

In an inaugural meeting on May 7, 2021, the Center for Sustainable Economic and Corporate Policy (SECP), located at the Darmstadt Business School of the Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences (h_da), constituted its new advisory board. Four years after its founding, the SECP completes its organizational structure. The members of the advisory board, all working on a voluntary basis, represent the broad spectrum of sustainability topics for which the SECP stands. They are supposed to voice the expectations of businesses, civil society, workers, and the public sector towards the SECP. The Board intends to give recommendations on setting priorities in research, teaching and third mission activities, as well as impulses for specific projects.

In alphabetical order, the following members form the new Advisory Council: Barbara Akdeniz, full-time city councilor of the City of Science Darmstadt and head of the department for social affairs, youth, family, women, housing and employment policy as well as the environment; Dr. Dirk Aßmann, Head of the Technical and Methods Department at the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) GmbH; Auditor Nicolette Behncke, Partner Sustainability Services at Pricewaterhouse Coopers GmbH; Dr. Christian Hey, Head of the Sustainability, Climate and Nature Conservation Department at the Hessian Ministry for the Environment, Climate Protection, Agriculture and Consumer Protection; Benedikt Hoffmann, founder and CEO of AfriKairos GmbH and the Circular Economy Innovation Partnership Africa and Chairman of the Research Group on Ethical-Ecological Rating; Katrin Redmann, Global Innovation Portfolio Lead & University Relations, SAP University Relations and SAP Next-Gen, and Sandra Monja Scherer, Head of the Joint Works Council of Merck KGaA.

“In the first few years of its existence, the SECP has developed into an integral part of Darmstadt Business School, something we now want to build on,” said Ulrich Klüh, spokesman for the SECP’s board of directors. “We are extremely pleased that we can rely on the impulses and suggestions of such distinguished personalities in our further development”.

W:NE seminar series: Dates for the summer semester 2021

The dates for our seminar series “Business in Dialogue on: Sustainable Developments” for the coming summer semester 2021 have been scheduled. We are looking forward to many exciting and informative presentations by internal and external researchers*.

Please feel free to download our flyer. Further information and access data can be found on the W:NE page.

We are looking forward to all participants!