Susanne Arvidsson

Susanne Arvidsson

Senior lecturer, Associate Professor

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I have worked as a researcher in the field of business administration for two decades. My research interests are centered around the ongoing sustainability transformation of organisations, both public and private, and the role of language, comprehension, sustainability reporting, sustainable finance and transition finance to promote organizational change of transformational character. The need for systemic change and rethinking the role of business organisations and finance are relevant themes in my research. I adopt and combine policy-, organizational-, industry- and financial market perspectives. My research profile is highly inter- and intradisciplinary and I enjoy collaborating with researchers from various disciplines. My research network includes both international and national colleagues from, for example, Lancaster University, Macquarie University, Bamberg University, Copenhagen Business School and Gothenburg University. I have had the privilege to lead several successful research projects and recently I received MSEK 50 in funding from Mistra (+MSEK 50 in-kind) to run Mistra BIOPATH, which is an international research programme aimed at integrating biodiversity considerations into the very core of organizational practices – decision-making. I am also the lead PI and director of the interdisciplinary research center Sparbanken Skånes Center for Sustainabile Enterprising (MSEK 25 in donation from Sparbanksstiftelsen Finn). I publish in impactful journals, including Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, Business Strategy and the Environment, Journal of Business Ethics and Research Policy.

Sparbanken Skåne Centre for Sustainable Enterprising (SSCEN)


I teach in most of the areas within business administration. My teaching originates from an interest in understanding how management, strategy, accounting and finance can develop, augment and transform organisations not the least into becoming more sustainable. During the years, I have been involved in numerous different courses and programs from bachelor to PhD level, within my own department, faculty as well as outside. I have supervised many interesting thesis projects and have had the privilege to also supervise PhD candidates. I also engage in executive education. At the moment, I lead the work of developing a new master program focusing on sustainable business and enterprising. This program will adopt cross-disciplinary teacher teams and centre around key transformation challenges relating to policy, industry and the financial system. I have been awarded Lunds Studentskårs Pedagogiska Pris (The Pedagogical Price of the Student Union at Lund University) and Lundaekonomernas Pedagogiska Pris (The Pedagogical Price of The Student Union for Economics and Business Students at Lund University).

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

UKÄ subject classification

  • Business Administration


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