Conference on Sustainable Finance

In a few weeks we will host our annual conference on Sustainable Finance. This year we organize the conference together with the Swedish Center for Digital Innovation (SCDI) on the theme of internal carbon pricing. Please help us by spreading information about this hybrid-event in your channels:

The 2nd Lund University conference on Knowledge for Sustainable Development, 2 May 2022

Call for abstract – open until March 6

At this conference, we ask researchers at Lund University for research contributions and pitches to the matchmaking event, that relate to the three conference themes:
Theme I: Understanding and measuring processes in sustainable development
Theme II: Research for sustainability and change
Theme III: Implementation – obstacles, challenges, and opportunities 

Read more about the call for abstract here ( and more about the conference here (

U21 Educational Innovation Symposium: Teaching for Sustainability

On February 16 & 17 2022, Lund University & U21 invite member universities to participate in a two-day online Education Innovation Symposium on the topic Teaching for Sustainability.

The symposium will include discussions, best practices and much more! The main target groups for the symposium are those working in education at their universities but we anticipate there being interest in the event across member institutions. Having been contacted by an impressive number of volunteers we are delighted to be featuring student voices in several sessions and thank all our speakers and panellists for contributing their ideas and time. 
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Lancet countdown on climate change and health

Webinar 30th November at 13:00-14:00 with Humboldt Professor Joacim Rocklöv, Heidelberg University

Rocklöv defended his doctoral thesis about the effect of surrounding temperature on deaths and admission of patients at hospitals. The thesis lay the foundation for what later was developed into the Swedish Meteorological Institute’s warnings for high temperatures. He was also the first to describe the interaction between mortality in influenza in the winter time and the following season’s mortality caused by high temperatures. He has contributed to several reports from the IPCC and WHO, and is one of the coordinators of the second working group in the Lancet countdown 2030 project about climate changes and health.
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Full list: The stock exchange's most sustainable companies - all categories

For the fourth year in a row, Di and Aktuell Sustainability, together with the Lund School of Economics, have reviewed the Swedish companies' sustainability work. Here is the full list of how well the companies have performed.

Read the whole list here (in Swedish, at

Tougher demands drives change (in Swedish, at

Comprehension, mapping and reporting of climate-related risks among listed firms in Sweden

Published 13 October: A new addition to our working paper series has just been published.

Find all working papers in the LSR series here

Does natural resource extraction compromise future well-being?

Published 1 October: A new addition to our working paper series has just been published.

Find all working papers in the LSR series here

Hot topics in agricultural and environmental economics

Published 20 August: A new addition to our working paper series has just been published.

Find all working papers in the LSR series here

Research and Sustainability — Reflections on creating, amplifying and measuring impact

Published 22 June 2021: Kes McCormick, researcher at Lund University, shares his thoughts on sustainability impact through research, education, outreach and societal collaboration.

Read the full text on

PhD Conference on Sustainable Development

Published 2 June 2021: Look here LUSEM PhD candidates! This is an opportunity you will not miss out on: All PhD candidates at Lund University with an interest in sustainable development, the 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are welcome to Lund University’s PhD Conference on Sustainable Development. The conference, which will be held 30 September– 1 October, encourages interdisciplinarity, but this is not a requirement for participation.

The aim with the conference is to showcase ongoing research on sustainable development and offer a networking opportunity for PhDs with similar interests from the whole of Lund University. It will be a space to meet and share ideas and research, and hopefully strengthen existing as well as generate future cooperation across disciplines, departments and faculties. New ideas and research are needed to identify and solve complex societal challenges. The PhD conference is an opportunity to encourage interdisciplinary cooperation in order to further academic research on all aspects of sustainability.

Suggested themes so far are:

  • leave no one behind/inequality and sustainability,
  • financing sustainable development,
  • sustainable cities,
  • sustainable transport,
  • the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals in higher education, and
  • research in action.

To learn more about deadlines, registration and more visit the conference website

If you plan to participate in the conference and would like to meet other LUSEM PhD candidates planning for conference participation, you can e-mail and she'll put you in contact with each other.

LUSEM students win thesis prize

Olivia Johnsson and Annique Snel, students at the Master’s programme in International Strategic Management, have been awarded the RiseB thesis prize in sustainability and business ethics. Their thesis, titled The Incompatibility of Two Systems. A qualitative study on incumbent firms and small entrepreneurial companies’ attempt to transition from a linear to a circular economic system, was supervised by Professor Ester Barinaga. Congratulations!

Read an interview with the winners here

SDGs workshop

The Strategic Research Areas, in collaboration with Lund University Sustainability Forum, is arranging a series of workshops with focus on the Sustainable Development Goals. The goal is to increase capacity for sustainability related research and co-creation, exchange experiences and strengthen the collaboration between different research areas. All researchers, PhD students and research coordinators at the University are welcome to participate.

Read more on the Sustainability Forum's webpage

Academic leadership in times of transformation

The volume "Renewing Higher Education: Academic Leadership in Times of Transformation" was presented recently. Editors are Sylvia Schwaag Serger, Anders Malmberg och Mats Benner.

Read it here (PDF 6.4 MB)