2021 NBS

Sustainability Centres Community Workshop

Vienna, Austria
July 12-14

Update July 2020

We have rescheduled the Sustainability Centres Community workshop for

July 12-14 (Monday - Wednesday), 2021, in Vienna.

The event will have the same hosts and location, and we plan to carry over many aspects of the 2020 agenda, while allowing presenters to update the sessions they proposed.

We recognize the difficulty of planning so far ahead in the current environment. Workshop registration is open, but please be assured that you will be able to receive a complete refund in the case of COVID -related cancellations.

The workshop is an initiative of the Sustainability Centres Community (SCC), managed by the Network for Business Sustainability (NBS).  


Since 2012, the SCC has brought together leaders of sustainability / responsibility centres from business schools and universities around the world to discuss shared challenges and opportunities. 

The 2021 workshop has two objectives:



Build collective


All activities will emphasize peer learning and transformative change.


WU Vienna

The workshop is co-hosted by the Center for Sustainability Transformation and Responsibility (STaR) at the Vienna University of Economics and Business and the Institute for Business Ethics and Sustainable Strategy (IBES) at the University of Applied Sciences for Management & Communication. 


Previous workshops were held at Cornell (New York City, US), INSEAD (Fontainebleau, France), Harvard (Boston, US), and Ivey (London, Canada). 


If your centre is not a member of the SCC, please join this 150-member community. It's free, and we can do much more by learning from each other and building community than by working separately.  

Program Overview (subject to change)

Day 1

Multi-Sector Dialogue

Day 2 - 3

Sustainability Centres

A detailed and up-to-date version of the program will be published at a later point in time.

We are organizing the event with a strong sense of urgency and shared purpose, in the light of the fact that 2021 marks less than ten years until the deadline to fulfil the UN Sustainable Development Goals.   


Please share this event with colleagues, and we look forward to welcoming you in Vienna!