Questions of sustainability, responsibility and ethics have moved to the forefront of technological innovation, economic development, and global business conduct. In light of ever-more complex grand societal challenges – from climate change, ageing, energy transitions, all the way to the stability of global financial markets – business Schools around the world are responding to the growing demand of students, employers, and other stakeholders by putting these issues front and center.
TUM School of Management is no exception. Its Mission and Vision reflect the school’s deep institutional commitment to ethics, responsibility, and sustainability (ERS). As stated in the mission of the school, the School of Management seeks to “educate responsible talents and pursue relevant research” to “contribute to solutions for the grand societal challenges” of today’s highly technologized world. TUM School of Management recognizes that integrating principles of sustainability into business operations and finding ways to successfully balance economic with other societal objectives will be a critical skill for future business leaders and instrumental for achieving the necessary societal trust on which successful management practice will depend over the decades to come