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Research environment

Center for Sustainable Business (CSB)


Environment information


Frans Prenkert

Areas of research

  • Circular economy
  • Compliance
  • Ethical Codes
  • Business Ethics
  • CSR: Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Sustainability Reporting
  • Sustainability Accounting
  • Sustainable Business
  • Purchase
  • Logistics
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Transport Economy
  • Transport Infrastructure
  • Codes of Conduct

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Center for Sustainable Business | CSB is the Örebro University center for research in sustainable business and business ethics. The purpose of CSB is to do research and development and to offer education in the fields of circular economy, business ethics, transparency  and sustainable value chains. The vision of CSB is a future sustainable economy that supports the development of a fossil-free and sustainable society without compromising the welfare, economy, nature and quality of life of neither current nor future generations. Our vision is inspired by the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

We define sustainability in accordance with the The Bruntland-report Our Common Future as a development that meet current needs without compromising the possibilities for future generations to meet their needs of welfare, financial safety, healthy nature with an ecology in balance and quality of life. We adopt a view on sustainability as comprising social, economic and ecological aspects which interact in business life.

CSB comprise four research nodes. In CSB Circular Economy we investigate, for example, circular resource flows and circular business models. In CSB Business Ethics we investigate issues concerning business ethics and ethical codes of conduct, etc. In CSB Transparency we do research on sustainability accounting, compliance and communication, and in CSB Value Chain we do research on sustainable logistics, and supply chains. See each node’s own webpages for more detailed information.

Center for Sustainable Business brings together multi-disciplinary teams of researchers and industry leaders to increase the knowledge of a sustainable economy and business life. The research center is led by Professor Frans Prenkert.