Center for Corporate Governance and Business Ethics

New: Institute for Business Ethics and Sustainable Strategy (IBES)

The research, teaching and transfer activities of the FHWien der WKW’s Competence Center for Corporate Governance and Business Ethics (CCGBE) and the Competence Center for Strategy and Competitiveness (CCSC) have been combined and strengthened in the Institute for Business Ethics and Sustainable Strategy (IBES).

The IBES is the research institute of the FHWien of WKW in the areas of “Business Ethics”, “Sustainability Management” and “Strategy”. For information on the broad activities of the IBES, please visit our new website at
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We have particular research expertise in the areas of Corporate Citizenship, Business Ethics, Corporate Governance and Business Strategy. We offer academic teaching in these areas and constantly aim to establish a networking hub between parties with an interest in Corporate Governance and Business Ethics.

  • From Research to Practice

    We investigate a range of theoretical problems together with international researchers. Our findings are made available to different stakeholders – from private companies, to public institutions, non-profit- and non-governmental organizations. This process helps us to provide relevant recommendations to support successful industry projects.

  • Connecting Research and Practice

    We see ourselves as a hub between researchers and representatives of the practicing professions in the field of Corporate Governance and Business Ethics. We therefore organize a range of events, which are addressed both to the international research community as well as to representatives of different professional sectors. Together this creates an impact beyond the scientific community and into civil society.


  • Teaching Corporate Responsibility

    We provide courses on Corporate Governance, Business Strategy and Business Ethics. Our teaching conveys knowledge from theory through to practice. Frequent lectures from internationally renowned academics and leading representatives from different industries complement the teaching offered. Our courses are integrated into all of the Master’s programs at the University of Applied Sciences for Management & Communication. Our senior researchers are also engaged at other international universities.

    FHWien der WKW is a member of PRME