From SSI 2018 onwards, SSI editions will be hosted by TH Köln under the supervision of Susann Kowalski and Wolfgang Veit, professors at TH Köln’s Schmalenbach School of Business, Economics and Law.
Cologne is at the center of an international research and policy cluster relevant to sustainability issues. The Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, the German Economic Institute, and last but not least TH Köln’s nineteen academic programs focusing on sustainability provide a stimulating local environment. With German federal ministries, institutions from the field of development cooperation, academia and major UN organizations located in nearby Bonn, the cluster is wide spread and well diversified.
The SSI 2020 edition covering data until 2018 is expected to be finished in 2021. We envisage some changes to SSI: increasing the frequency of publication of SSI editions from bi-annually to annually, including more areas of interest (cultural/social determinants of resilience, corporate drive towards sustainability (CSR, ESG)). At the same time we want to preserve the key advantages of SSI, i.e. its clear focus and ease of use.
Presently, the SSI project is a construction site. Therefore, we welcome all parties interested in analyzing, discussing and developing solutions for global sustainability to join us in our endeavors. We will be happy to share our insights with you and learn from your experiences and would invite you to contact us under the address provided via the link Contact.