Sustainable Entrepreneurship

Business Success through Sustainability

  • Christina Weidinger
  • Franz Fischler
  • René Schmidpeter

Part of the CSR, Sustainability, Ethics & Governance book series (CSEG)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. René Schmidpeter, Christina Weidinger
    Pages 1-10
  3. Sustainability, Innovation and Society

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Estelle L. A. Herlyn, Franz Josef Radermacher
      Pages 23-37
    3. Clemens Sedmak
      Pages 51-65
  4. Business Related Concepts

  5. Implementation and Instruments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 175-175
    2. Peter Vogel, Ursula Fischler-Strasak
      Pages 191-205
    3. Marc R. Pacheco
      Pages 223-233
    4. Matthias S. Fifka
      Pages 235-247
  6. Statements

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 249-249
    2. Almgren Gunilla
      Pages 265-268
    3. Stefan Crets
      Pages 269-270
    4. Jakob von Uexkull
      Pages 271-273
    5. Claudia Kemfert
      Pages 275-277
    6. Katherina Reiche
      Pages 279-280
  7. Looking Ahead

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 281-281
    2. Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker
      Pages 283-285
    3. Christina Weidinger
      Pages 287-301
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 303-314

About this book


Sustainable Entrepreneurship stands for a business driven concept of sustainability which focusses on increasing both social as well as business value - so called Shared Value.

This book shows why and how this unique concept has the potential to become the most recognised strategic management approach in our times. It aims to point out the opportunities that arise from putting sustainable entrepreneurship into practice. At the same time, this book is a wake-up call for all those companies and decision makers who underestimated Sustainable Entrepreneurship before or who are simply not aware of its greater dimension. Well structured chapters from different academic and business perspectives clearly outline how Sustainable Entrepreneurship contributes to solving the world's most challenging problems, such as Climate Change, Finance Crisis and Political Uncertainty,  as well as to ensuring business success. The book provides a framework of orientation where the journey might go: What can a successful concept of SE look like? What are the key drivers for its realisation? What is the role of business in shaping the future of our society?

The book also presents best practices and provides unique learnings as well as business insights from the international Sustainable Entrepreneurship Award ( The Sustainable Entrepreneurship Award (short SEA) is an award for companies today who are thinking about tomorrow by making sustainable business practices an integral part of their corporate culture. Companies that receive the SEA are being recognised for the vision they have shown in combining economic and sustainable responsibility.


CSR Corporate Social Responsibility Strategic Management Sustainability Sustainable Management

Editors and affiliations

  • Christina Weidinger
    • 1
  • Franz Fischler
    • 2
  • René Schmidpeter
    • 3
  1. 1.Sustainable Entrepreneurship Award (SEA)ViennaAustria
  2. 2.European Forum AlpbachViennaAustria
  3. 3.IngolstadtGermany

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Finance, Business & Banking
Consumer Packaged Goods