Winfried Kretschmann appoints Josef Wieland to Sustainability Advisory Council

The members of the Advisory Council on Sustainable Development at the meeting of the Council on May 13, 2017 in Stuttgart (first row, second from left: state premier Winfried Kretschmann; second row, third from left: LEIZ director Josef Wieland) (Source: Fotograf KD Busch).

Professor Dr Josef Wielland, Director of the Leadership Excellence Institute Zeppelin (LEIZ) and holder of the Chair of Institutional Economics at ZU, has been appointed by Winfried Kretschmann, State Premier of the federal state of Baden-Württemberg, as a member of the state government's Advisory Council on Sustainable Development.

"Sustainability in industry and society is an issue that the LEIZ has been promoting intensively in practice for many years", declared Professor Dr Wieland on the occasion of his appointment. "I am looking forward, as a member of the state government's Advisory Council on Sustainable Development, to helping to ensure that this discussion remains on the political agenda."

The economist and expert in business ethics has been with ZU since 2013. Having founded the Konstanz Institute for Value Management and the Centre for Business Ethics, he is also Chairman of the German Business Ethics Network. Professor Wieland has served and continues to serve as a consultant to political institutions and bodies including the EU Commission, the German Federal Ministry for Labour and Social Affairs, the World Bank, leading German business and industrial associations as well as many companies listed on the DAX 30 index. Being a member of numerous academic commissions, he has been awarded the Max Weber Prize for Business Ethics and the State Research Prize of the federal state of Baden-Württemberg.

The Advisory Council on Sustainable Development is composed of eminent figures from science and academia, business and society. It also includes representatives from leading local authority associations, environmental bodies, agricultural associations, trade unions and social project initiatives. The task of the Council is to provide inspiration and momentum for sustainable development in the federal state, and to develop policy recommendations. The particular significance of sustainability issues at ZU is reflected by the fact that Professor Dr Lucia A. Reisch, Visiting Professor for Consumer Behaviour and Consumer Policy and Head of the Research Center for Consumers, Markets and Policy (CCMP) is also a member of the Council.

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