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"Today, sustainable development requires an agenda which explicitly links global and national goals and policies and thus gives global cooperation a strong push forward."

Dr. Imme Scholz, Member of the Council

Prof. Dr. Lucia A. Reisch, Member of the Council

Professor at Copenhagen Business School, Department of Intercultural Communication and Management, visiting professor at Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen

Sustainable consumption behaviour will continue to be embraced merely by a dedicated minority for as long as the wrong incentives are provided and structures fail to support it.


Born in Stuttgart

Studies in economic sciences at the University Hohenheim and business administration at the UC Los Angeles, USA

Awarding of her doctorate in economic sciences (summa cum laude)

Since 2006 Full professor for intercultural research in consumption and consumer policy at the Copenhagen Business School,Department for Intercultural Communication and Management

Since January 2011 Visiting professorship at the Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen

More than 300 publications

Editor of the international “„Journal of Consumer Policy“ (Springer Publishers)

At the moment several EU research projects on sustainable consumption, health behavior of children and youth and consumer and nutrition policy

Topical research focuses are: consumer and nutrition policy, consumption behavior, sustainable consumption and production, communication of sustainability, health and nutrition behavior of children, Corporate Social Responsibility, european consumption policy and Behavioural Economics

Honorary commitment

Since December 2014 Chair of the Advisory Council on Consumer Affairs at the Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection (BMJV)

Until November 2014 Member of the advisory board for consumers SCHUFA Wiesbaden

Since 2001 Chairperson of the scientific advisory board for consumption and nutrition policy of the Ministry for Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection (BMELV), Berlin

Since 2006 Chairperson of the consumer committee of the state of Baden-Württemberg

Since June 2010 Member of the German Council for Sustainable Development (RNE)

Since October 2012 Member and deputy chairwoman of the Baden-Württemberg Council on Sustainable Development (Beirat der Landesregierung für nachhaltige Entwicklung des Landes Baden-Württemberg)

Further commitment

Member of the conference for Sutainability Baden-Württemberg, member of the scientific advisory board for biological diversity and genetic resources of the BMELV, member of the management board of Stiftung Warentest Berlin, member of the council of the Utopia foundation Munich, trustee of the Ökoinstitut e.V. Freiburg and the Dr. Rainer Wild Stiftung Heidelberg, Working Group Leader “Climate Change” UN PRME (Principles of Responsible Management Education) for the Copenhagen Business School

Lucia Reisch ist married and has two children.

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Prof. Dr. Lucia A. Reisch
E-Mail: lr.ikl(at)cbs.dk