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Meet the CASM Team!

We are a team of visionary change-makers from different academic and professional backgrounds occasionally supported by international guest lecturers and visiting researchers. By bringing together scholars from various academic disciplines as well as business and political leaders we are able to enhance knowledge transfer and international exchange for sustainable management practice.

Prof. Dr. René Schmidpeter

Dr Juergen Meyer Chair of International Business Ethics & CSR

René Schmidpeter holds the Dr. Juergen Meyer Endowed Chair of International Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility at CBS International Business School. He is a series editor for Springer’s CSR, Sustainability, Ethics and Governance books, a section editor of the Encyclopedia of Corporate Social Responsibility (ECSR) and an editor of the Dictionary of Corporate Social Responsibility (DCSR) as well as Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of CSR (IJCSR). His research and teaching activities focus on the management of Corporate Social Responsibility, international perspectives on CSR, Social Innovation and Sustainable Entrepreneurship as well as the relationship between business and society. He has published widely, holds several honorary and guest professorships in three continents, is advisor to national and international sustainability initiatives, an international keynote speaker as well as founding manager of M3TRIX in Cologne – an innovative sustainable transformation company.

Marina Schmitz

Project Manager
Research Associate

Marina Schmitz is a research associate and lecturer at CBS International Business School and a project manager at the Center for Advanced Sustainable Management (CASM) at CBS. She studied Business Administration and Sinology at Trier University and is currently pursuing her PhD in Human Resources Management and Asian Business at the University of Goettingen in Germany. She spent a year abroad at Wuhan University during her undergraduate studies and six months as a Ph.D. exchange student at Nanjing University in China. Her PhD thesis is concerned with the voluntary labor turnover of blue collar workers in China.

Silvia Damme

Project Manager

Research Associate


Silvia Damme is a project manager and research associate at the Center for Advanced Sustainable Management (CASM) at CBS International Business School. She completed her Master’s in “International Business and Sustainability” at the University of Hamburg and holds a Bachelor’s degree in “Culture & Business Studies” from Mannheim University.
She has extensive experience in the design and organization of conference and dialogue formats in the area of sustainability and climate action. Additionally, she holds expertise in CSR strategy and sustainable management, communications as well as in the areas of entrepreneurship and new work in the private and non-profit sector.

Student Assistants at CASM

CASM Alumni

Christophe Funk

Helen Cramer

Monika Kolb

Jan Steinbrink

Viola Nyssen

Anika Stürenberg  Herrera

Marc Werheid

Haden Cosman

Levent Saran

Matthias Mühlen

Patrick Bungard

Vaishali Baid

Juliane Lohmann

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