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Sustainable Future Hub

A collaboration hub initiated by LUSEM active between 2019-2023

Students, researchers and external actors collaborated on issues of economic and social sustainability by catalyzing. Through the years, actors worked together to drive development in the area of sustainability.

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Sustainable Future Hub has advanced the position of the School in terms of sustainable development, and created opportunities for collaborations that will continue even after the project's completion.

Sustainability represents many of the greatest challenges of our time, which neither the individual, society nor country may solve single-handedly. Instead, they demand collective, global action and an openness and willingness to try new ideas and methods. In response to this, LUSEM established the Sustainable Future Hub in 2018 with the explicit purpose to gather some of society’s most important actors in a concerted pursuit towards a more sustainable future. The project manager was Martina Oxling.

Within the Sustainable Future Hub corporate leaders, students and researches met on equal terms to listen to, be inspired by and collaborate with each other to test new perspectives and solutions to today’s sustainability issues. By taking advantage of LUSEM’s unique access to the resourcefulness of business, the passionate drive of students and the insightfulness of academia, the Sustainable Future Hub represented an important voice and positive force within the contemporary sustainability debate.

Sustainable Future Hub was launched by Lund University School of Economics and Management in 2019 and is funded by Sparbanksstiftelsen Finn, owner of Sparbanken Skåne. The project is now closed. 

Sparbanksstiftelsen Finn, owner of Sparbanken Skåne (in Swedish)

Highlights from the Sustainable Future Hub

  • Industry engagement: 100 individuals from 70 different organizations personally engaged in transformation projects.  Several have been involved in more than one activity.
  • Student engagement: Of the 150 selected students, several were involved in more than one activity. The students represent all faculties of Lund University, and the majority are international. In addition, thousands of students have collectively participated in the various events.
  • Researcher/teacher engagement: 50. Sustainable Future Hub contributed to the development of their educational or research field, including researchers from other faculties at Lund University.
  • External publicity for the Sustainable Future Hub through hundreds of shares of articles and information about the project by external actors, students, researchers/teachers on LinkedIn.
  • Interview about Change Maker Future Track in Dagens Industri on February 8, 2022, as an example of how the School promotes sustainable development in an interview with Dean (2020-2023) Mats Benner.
    Change Maker Future Track in Dagens Industri on February 8, 2022 –

Written about the Sustainable Future Hub

Inspirational webinars – How to be a change maker

A series of webinars where researchers and industry met to discuss learnings. 

"How to be a Change Maker" – Eight video episodes at the LUSEM youtube channel –

Some words from our generous donor

"Sparbanksstiftelsen Finn is investing in a sustainable future. By collaborating with academia and other organizations we can increase the focus on sustainability issues. Sustainability work is about having a long-term approach to the world around us and a willingness to make a difference.
We are therefore very pleased that we had the opportunity to invest in the future through the Sustainable Future Hub. One example is the initiative Change Maker Future Track, which has been a perfect platform for providing students with the challenges of the business world and working together to solve some of both today and tomorrow's challenges." 

– Katarina Andrén, CEO of Sparbanksstiftelsen Finn, owner of Sparbanken Skåne.