Special Issue "Proceedings of the 3rd International Sustainability Conference"


A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 January 2013)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Claus-Heinrich Daub
Centre for Sustainable Management at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland FHNW, Stahlrain 2, 5200 Brugg, Switzerland
Website: http://www.fhnw.ch/people/clausheinrich-daub/
E-Mail: clausheinrich.daub@fhnw.ch
Phone: +41 56 462 42 36
Interests: sustainable management; corporate sustainability; corporate social responsibility; stakeholder management; globalization of society and markets; corporate identity and communication strategies

Co-Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Paul Burger
University of Basel, Departement of Social Science, Division Sustainability, Klingelbergstrasse 50, 4056 Basel, Switzerland
Website: http://philsem.unibas.ch/seminar/personen/burger/
E-Mail: paul.burger@unibas.ch
Phone: +41 61 267 04 03
Fax: +41 61 267 07 75
Interests: theoretical foundations for sustainability; values and evaluation (especially within sustainability issues); human-nature-interrelations; ontology of systems; social theories and sustainability; epistemology and methodology of future studies and of inter- & transdisciplinary research

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Following the outstanding success of the preceding International Sustainability Conferences (ISC 2005 & 2008) in Basel, the organisers – University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland and the University of Basel – are organizing another conference. The theme of this 3rd International Sustainability Conference is "Strategies for Sustainability: Institutional and Organisational Challenges". From a socio-economic perspective, we take institutional and organisational progress towards integrating sustainability to be one of the major tasks involved in the anticipated societal transformation toward sustainability.

The ISC 2012 provides a platform for social scientists and economists working with interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary approaches in the field of sustainable development. The conference is committed to promoting dialogue, especially between economists and other social scientists. Moreover, the conference aims to act as a meeting point for committed individuals from the political, corporate and academic worlds as well as for representatives from civil society.

Prof. Dr. Claus-Heinrich Daub
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Paul Burger
co-Guest Editor


Starting from 21 September 2012, full paper manuscripts can be submitted, using the conference's online submission plattform on http://www.sustainabilityconference.ch. Manuscripts can be submitted until 31 December 2012. Papers will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles dealing with topics central to ISC 2012 (see keywords below) are invited. For any questions please refer directly to the guest editorial office at info@sustainabilityconference.ch.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the ISC conference website. Sustainability is an international peer-reviewed Open Access journal published by MDPI.


  • sustainable consumption & lifestyles
  • theories of sustainable development
  • sustainable regional development
  • corporate social responsibility/corporate citizenship
  • institutionalisation and sustainable development
  • governance of sustainable development
  • economics of sustainable development
  • measuring and evaluating sustainable development / sustainability
  • sustainable energy systems
  • sustainable supply chain management
  • industrial ecology management
  • sustainability in higher education
  • sustainability communication & reporting
  • sustainability in public administration
  • the role of information and media for sustainable societies
  • industrial ecology management − developing (eco-)industrial parks towards sustainability
  • sustainability in higher education
  • sustainability communication & reporting
  • sustainability in public administration
  • the role of information and media for sustainable societies

Published Papers

No papers have been published in this special issue yet.

Last update: 17 December 2012

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