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WHU CCT 2022 Pre-conference Workshop – Corporate Transformation: Navigating Sustainability


Sustainability is one of the key challenges facing society today, and there is growing pressure on companies from governments, consumers, and investors to embrace sustainability. The European Union’s green deal will bring about further fundamental changes in the competitive environment, and the EU Commission’s taxonomy for sustainable activities is expected to have a profound impact on the way companies and projects are financed in the capital markets.


Our pre-conference workshop brings together corporate leaders heading sustainability initiatives and top experts from advisory services and investment institutions  to discuss sustainability matters against the backdrop of pivotal changes in the regulatory environment. The workshop will highlight how companies can develop strategies that take account of the current changes, capitalize on emerging opportunities whilst promoting sustainability.



Sustainability – Impact on Companies and Markets

Prof. Dr. Martin Glaum, Chair of International Accounting, WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management

SGL Carbon: Sustainability as Part of Our Growth Strategy and In the Light of Increasing Stakeholder Expectations

Dr. Oliver Gehret, Director of Sustainability, SGL CARBON SE

Networking Break

ESG & Valuations – The Challenge to Assess Corporate Sustainability Transformation Now! What is the Financial Impact of Being an ESG Leader or Laggard?

Andreas Mackenstedt, Partner, PwC &
Dr. Holger Himmel, Senior Manager, PwC

Sustainable Investing is Here to Stay, But Beware of Greenwashing

Federica Forest, Director Business Development, ETHENEA Independent Investors S.A.

Wrap & Way Forward

Prof. Dr. Serden Ozcan, Chair of Innovation & Corporate Transformation, WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management