The Mistra Center for Sustainable Markets is a cross-disciplinary and multi-stakeholder research center. Research is meant to be collaborative and draws on actors from academia, business and policy to understand and create research-based and business relevant solutions for sustainable markets.
MISUM will draw on research collaborations both nationally and internationally and aims to be a national center of excellence embedded in an international context. To ensure international and business relevancy, MISUM features an international board with members drawn from both academia and the business community.
A collaboration with Mistra
MISUM is a new institute initially funded by Mistra (The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research). Mistra is investing 55 MSEK over a five year period to initiate this new center of excellence at the SSE. With a brief that extends beyond traditional research, MISUM will generate concrete solutions and processes that will contribute directly to sustainable economic development.
A cross-disciplinary center of excellence
The aim of the Center, which was launched in January 2015, is to create a world-class, cross-disciplinary center of excellence that will enhance the understanding for, and create new insights, into sustainable markets. MISUM will function as a platform and meeting place for many kinds of actors both national and international: academics, practitioners, firms and other organizations. MISUM’s mission also includes providing expert advice to political leaders and policy developers and collaborating with other research centers.
SSE publishes the report "Responsibility for Competitiveness" for PRME (Principles for Responsible Management Education)
The Stockholm School of Economics has submitted its first Sharing Information Progress (SIP) Report for the period 2013-2015 to the PRME Secretariat.
In the report, MISUM is highlightened as having an important mission to ensure that sustainability research is integrated throught SSE educational programs and has a wider outreach to society stakeholders. It has now been decided that all SSE programs (BSc, Msc, MBA Executive Format and PhD) will either have mandatory courses in Corporate Responsibility or have clearly articulated integrated sessions in all courses.
Please read the full report here.
The board members of 2015: Björn Stigson, Lisa Emelia Svensson, Lars Strannegård, Lucia Reisch, Johan Edman (Programmes Director at Mistra), Egil Myklebust, Alexandra Mörner, Lin Lerpold.