CERE attracts researchers from around the world A call for more action on ethics and sustainability Decision-making on the way up Mount Everest Driven by curiosity and interest in public issues Multidisciplinary research into changing organizations Statistical research in a strategic field


Umeå School of Business and Economics (USBE) is home to strong research within a large number of fields in accounting and finance, entrepreneurship, management, marketing, economics, econometrics and statistics. Some of our strong areas are project management innovation and networks (PIN), Big data (registered based research), and sustainability.

In the area of sustainability, we bring together Europe’s most prominent research teams within environmental and natural resource economics to evaluate the effects of various policy instruments. We have also led the world’s largest sustainable asset management program, in order to assess the economic outcome of different types of sustainable and responsible investment strategies.

The Center for Environmental and Resource Economics (CERE) is an interdisciplinary research center in the field of environmental and resource economics and management. The Centre, is located at USBE and is a cooperation between Umeå University, and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU). The research at CERE is addressing issues like resource scarcity, genuine wealth, nonmarket valuation, incentive design, and conflict resolution.

The Research Institute for Sustainability and Ethics in Business (RiseB) has an overall business economics responsibility when it comes to supporting and developing research activities relating to sustainability and ethics in business-related decision-making. Questions on the individual and organizational levels are focused and a diversity of perspectives and methods is seen as necessary to analyze globally recognized social and environmental problems.

Our research in sustainability issues provides us with a sound basis for increasing the sustainability element within education and cooperation. The education should feature values based on long-term value creation and sustainable business and social development.

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