The WISE Institute was founded by the IEDC – Bled School of Management together with three other international renowned Business Schools: Center for Advanced Sustainable Management (CASM) at Cologne Business School, Germany, National Institute for Innovation Management at Zhejiang University, China and University of Stellenbosch Business School, South Africa. WISE aims to serve professionals in the field of sustainable business (encompassing business ethics, CSR and sustainability) within rising economies through practice relevant research, education and networks. The goal is to develop an ongoing research and educational agenda to drive integrated sustainability and to facilitate the implementation of best practices within rising economies.
WISE addresses the unique needs of sustainability professionals in rising economies through context-relevant research, professional development and certification and networking events.
Dr. Rene Schmidpeter, President of WISE was one of the jury members for the The German Economy Award 2019. The award is bestowed to the company with exceptional work in the field of corporate social responsibility; a company which fully implements the sustainable paradigm that largely combines technological opportunities with social and environmental needs, while promoting sustainable business strategies that create value for businesses as well as society. This year it was given to company Skaza.