Florian Lüdeke-Freund is Professor for Corporate Sustainability at ESCP Business School, Berlin, Germany, where he holds the Chair for Corporate Sustainability. He is a Research Fellow at ESCP’s SustBusy Research Center and Leuphana University’s Centre for Sustainability Management (CSM). He also was a Research Fellow at the Governing Responsible Business Research Environment at Copenhagen Business School (CBS), Denmark. Prior to joining ESCP Business School, he was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Hamburg and earned a PhD in social sciences and economics from Leuphana University.
Florian’s research and teaching deal with corporate sustainability management, sustainable entrepreneurship, sustainable business models, and values-based innovation. As well as publishing numerous journal articles, books, and book chapters on these topics, he is Editorial Board Member at Organization & Environment and Co-Editor of several journal special issues (e.g., Business & Society, Organization & Environment, Journal of Cleaner Production, Int. Journal of Innovation Management, Journal of Business Models). Florian founded www.SustainableBusinessModel.org as an international research hub with 25 members from more than 10 countries, and he is an active supporter of the Strongly Sustainable Business Model Group at OCAD University, Toronto, Canada. He has been a Visiting Researcher at the Universities of St. Gallen (Switzerland), Stellenbosch (South Africa), and Copenhagen Business School (Denmark). In 2020, Florian was called to join Germany’s Circular Economy Initiative, led by the National Academy of Science and Engineering.
Chair website: https://escp.eu/berlin/berlin-academic-chairs/chair-corporate-sustainability
Personal website: https://luedekefreund.com