Prof. Manfred Max Bergman
Manfred Max Bergman’s main focus is on sustainability and global studies in relation to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, particularly the interdependence of society, business, and government in a globalized world. In pursuing policy-relevant and change-oriented research relating to societal sustainability, he is working on a new social science research approach, entitled Social Transitions Research (STR). He holds the Chair of Social Research and Methodology at the University of Basel, and he is a member of UNESCO NatCom Switzerland and the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), a global initiative for the United Nations. He chairs the World Sustainability Forum and currently publishes on corporate sustainability in BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa).