Sustainability at ISM

For us, sustainable development means the balanced, long-term, integrative and holistic consideration of ecological, social and economic concerns with special reference to space and technology. Sustainable development is understood as a continuous, voluntary, transparent and credible process. Measures do not necessarily link all sub-areas at all times, but can also focus on individual sub-elements which give in sum a view on the holistic development. In this sense, we as a university, focus on the main areas Governance, University Operations, Teaching, Research as well as Initiatives, Engagement and Transfer.

In our sustainability report, which is based on the PRME principles, you can read about all of ISM's activities and commitments in the area of sustainability:

To the Sustainability Report

Institutional Setup and Cooperations

Sustainability Team

The Sustainability Team is the central cross-campus institution for coordinating and implementing sustainability issues in university operations. A spokesperson is appointed from the team who represents the team, acts as a central contact for technical issues, initiates projects, convenes meetings and expands the network. For more information, contact us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Institute for Sustainable Transformation

The Research Institute for Sustainable Transformation at ISM focuses on sustainable corporate management topics, including the assessment of environmental and social sustainability performance and the management of stakeholder relationships. 
The main objective of the institute is to specifically enable medium-sized companies to successfully meet the new legal ESG standards and to effectively manage the opportunities and risks of the sustainable transformation process.


ISM is a member of PRME (Principles for Responsible Management Education), an initiative of the UN Global Compact, the United Nations corporate network for sustainable and responsible management. 

PRME supports (higher) education institutions around the world in raising their sustainability profile. ISM's sustainability report builds on the six principles PRME issues to align business and sustainability goals.

Study Sustainability

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Research Outcome

To generate significant impulses for the development and implementation of sustainability issues, ISM is publishing courteously books and articles:

  • Lichtenthaler, Ulrich; Fronapfel, Felix (2022): Sustainability as a Competitive Advantage: How Companies Benefit from Sustainability and Innovation, Haufe.
  • Moring, Andreas (2022): Sustainability and Digitalisation in the Real Estate Industry. Real Sustainability. Wiesbaden: Springer.
  • Rausch-Phan, Minh Trang; Siegfried, Patrick (2022): Sustainable Supply Chain Management. Learning from the German Automotive Industry. Cham: Springer (Business Guides on the Go).

For a general overview of our research activities, please visit

In 2023, a major research project on Sustainable Real Estate Management by Prof. Dr. Dieter M. Schlesinger was finalized. The main outcomes are published here.

Contact Person for Sustainability at ISM

For all questions related to sustainability at ISM,

please contact us at:

Sustainability Team
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