Prof. Dr. Anja Grothe

Department of Business and Economics
Professor for Sustainability Management

T: +49 (0)30 30877-1116
E: anja.grothe(at)

Visitor's address
Schöneberg Campus
Building B
Room 508
Badensche Straße 50-51
10825 Berlin

Postal address
Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht Berlin
Schöneberg Campus
Badensche Straße 52
10825 Berlin


Academic and Professional Career

  • 1981: Diploma in Business Management
  • 1982: Diploma in Business Management Teaching
  • 1988: Dr. rer. pol.
  • Research associate at the Institute of Market and Consumer Affairs Research at the Free University Berlin (5½ years)
  • Project team member and lecturer at the Centre for Continued Vocational Training (1 year) as part of the project “Technical Environmental Protection”
  • Specialist consultant in the Central Office for Safety and Environmental Protection at Schering AG (4 years)
  • Since 1993: Professor at the Berlin School of Economics, (formerly FHW Berlin)
  • Since 1996: Managing Director of the Institute for Resource Conservation, Service and Innovation in Environmental Protection (IRIS) (registered association)

International contacts (e. g.)

  • Universidade Regional de Blumenau, Brazil
  • UNIFOR, Fortaleza, Brazil


  • B.A.U.M. (Federal German Working Group for Environmentally-Conscious Management) Environment Prize for Science 1998

External relations

  • Federal Office for the Environment
  • Institute for Ecological Economic Research, Berlin
  • Schering AG / Bayer Schering Pharma AG
  • B.A.U.M.
  • IZT (Institute for Futures Studies and Technology Assessment)
  • BIBB (Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training)
  • Rhein-Erft Academy
  • Chambers of Industry and Commerce in Berlin and Dresden

Expert for

  • Environmental performance assessment
  • Sustainability management
  • Sustainable corporate development
  • Organisational development
  • Education and training for sustainable development
  • “Futures” workshops – moderator and trainer in (large) group processes

Key Aspects in Teaching

  • Sustainable Development, Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Environmental, Quality and Total Quality Management
  • Business games and business study trips, Project Management
  • Management methods, coaching

Research Projects and Fields

  • Criteria and Indicator Model for measuring sustainability
  • Innovation Management
  • Education and training for sustainable development
  • Measuring competence

Selected, current Publications

  • Grothe-Senf, A., Schomaker, K. (2003), Betriebliches Umweltmanagement, in: WEKA Media (Hrsg.): Der Betriebsleiter, Ausgabe –Nr. IV/ Dezember 2003. Kapitel 13.2.1 – 13.3.8, Kissing
  • Grothe-Senf, A., Frank, B. (2003), Erweiterte Umweltleistungsbewertung – ein brachenspezifischer Vergleich zwischen Deutschland und Brasilien, Oekom-Verlag, München
  • Grothe-Senf, A. (2005), Nachhaltig lehren – Methoden in der Hochschulbildung, in: Leal Filho, W., Delakowitz, B. (Hrsg.): Umweltbildung, Umweltkommunikation und Nachhaltigkeit, Frankfurt a.M., S. 69 - 85
  • Grothe, A. (2006), Perspektiven zukunftsfähiger Unternehmensführung – Unternehmen auf dem Weg zur Nachhaltigkeit? VDM-Verlag, Saarbrücken
  • Grothe, A. (2007), Kriterien und Indikatorenmodell zur Messung von Nachhaltigkeit am Beispiel der Chemieausbildung, in: BWP, 36. Jahrgang, 5/2007, S. 32 - 36
  • Grothe, A., Overmann, R. (2008), Zukunftsfähigkeit gestalten - Nachhaltigkeit in der Chemieausbildung, in: BIBB (Hrsg.) Potenziale mobilisieren - Veränderungen gestalten, 5. -Fachkongress 2007
    Ergebnisse und Perspektiven, Bielefeld
  • Grothe, A., Schmeling, M. (2008), Methods to Teach Sustainability in a Business School in Germany, in: Rohweder, L., Virtanen, A.: Learning for a sustainable future – innovative solutions from Baltic sea region, Uppsala, S. 85 – 98
  • Madruga, K., Odebrecht, C., Goldmann, G., Grothe, A.(2009), Sustentabilidade Comparada Brasil e Alemanha: Abordagens, Situação Atual e Perspectivas, edifurb, Blumenau (Brazil)
  • Grothe, A.; Fröbel, A. (2010), Kompetenzentwicklung für nachhaltiges Wirtschaften, in: Ökologisch Wirtschaften, 1/2010, S. 43 – 47
  • Grothe, Anja.; Fröbel A. (2010), Kona – Kompetenzentwicklung für nachhaltiges Handeln, Berlin,