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Prof. Dr. Marko Reimer

Director of the Institute of Management Accounting and Control; Professor of Management Accounting and Control
Director of the Institute of Management Accounting and Control; Professor of Management Accounting and Control

E, S or G? All three

Research topics in sustainability: Top management impact on ESG strategies; Managing and measuring ESG; Implementing ESG in investment decisions

Teaching in sustainability: Sustainability topics are frequently discussed in my BSc course “Management Control” (3rd semester), e.g. non-financial KPIs, implementing ESG in incentive systems, guest lecture “Sustainability Controlling @DHL”; In my BSc seminar “Case Studies in Management Accounting and Control” (6th semester) I use the “Sustainability Management Simulation: Net Zero” provided by Harvard Business Publishing: Students need to run a hotel in a sustainable way and we discuss challenges and pitfalls

Exemplary publication on sustainability: Functional Experience Complementarities in Senior Leaders’ Influences on CSR Strategy: A CEO-Top Management Team Approach, Journal of Business Ethics, 151 (4), 977-995. (together with M. Heyden and S. Van Doorn)

Sustainability case example: DHL Group

Biggest challenge to the sustainable transformation of business: To name a few: Minimizing firms’ resources spent on overwhelming reporting tasks and freeing up capacities for value-adding ESG management (i.e. finding the right balance between compliance activities and value-adding activities); Bridging the financial and non-financial perspective in steering the firm and making investments, …

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