2021 NBS

Sustainability Centres Community Workshop

Virtual & Vienna, Austria
July 12-15

We have rescheduled the Sustainability Centres Community workshop for 

July 12-15 (Monday - Thursday), 2021, to be held primarily virtually (on the SCOOCS platform). If health conditions allow, complementary events will be held in Vienna.

The event will have the same hosts, and we plan to carry over many aspects of the 2020 agenda.

The 2021 workshop has two objectives:



Build collective


All activities will emphasize peer learning and transformative change.

Program Overview 

(See program tab for additional details.)

July 12


Multi-Sector Dialogue for a Transformative Sustainable Change (open registration)

"Business and society post Covid-19 - radical change vs. more of the same"

July 13 - 15


Sustainability Centres Community 

Workshop Days (registration restrictions apply; non-members of the SCC please contact the organizers)

July 16, optional (if COVID-situation permits)


High altitude conversations about sustainability: mountain hiking with executives and sustainability managers

*Registration and payment will be administered through ConfTool. In the window which opens next, please choose "Create account and register for conference", provide your personal details, and subsequently pick a payment method to register for the conference.


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 upcoming 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.  

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 -- even virtually -- in Vienna! 

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