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RiseB - Research Institute for Sustainability and Ethics in Business

Research group The Research Institute for Sustainability and Ethics in Business (RiseB) strives to be a force for change in a sustainable and ethical direction. This is achieved by developing and communicate research, and by training and interacting in relation to business-related decision making.

Questions on the individual and organizational levels are focused and a diversity of perspectives and methods is seen as necessary to analyse globally recognized social and environmental problems. Different types of organizational forms are studied and activities at the institute involve researchers from all research areas at Umeå School of Business, Economics and Statistics (USBE) at Umeå University and also researchers and networks within and outside the University of Umeå.

The purposes of the institute are to:

  • Conduct and publish research in the area of sustainability and ethics in business.
  • Stimulate an active research environment including seminars, workshops, guest researchers and strategic collaborations.
  • Develop new research projects related to the key areas of the institute.
  • Facilitate support for research activities and funding applications.
  • Communicate research results with the broader community.
  • Assist in the development of higher education in the key areas of the institute.
  • Provide a forum for debating issues concerning business, sustainability and society.

At RiseB we are always interested in coming in contact with companies, organizations, networks, researchers, students and the public to discuss sustainability and business ethics.

If wish to contact the institute you can reach us by mail at or by contacting staff. We also have a mailing list where you can subscribe to news about the institute.

Responsible for the institute is Maxim Vlasov at Umeå School of Business, Economics and Statistics, Umeå University.

RiseB is a member of Cradlenet, a Nordic network that supports businesses and organizations in transition to circular economy.


RiseB portrait: Alice Annelin
RiseB portrait: Alice Annelin

On passion for sustainability education and new ways to think about accounting.

RiseB thesis prize is awarded to students at Lund University

RiseB´s annual thesis prize in Sustainability and Business Ethics is awarded to Djenane Liasse and Jana Tigges, Lund University. The thesis entitled “Branding Public Transportation in Sweden An Experimental Study of Three different Branding Concepts: Green, Love and Technology” will be awarded 25.000 SEK which is handed out as a scholarship and has been made financially possible through RiseB´s collaboration with Umeå Energi.

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Open access publication in Journal of Cleaner Production

Paper from Stål and Babri now available for free download.

In their paper “Educational interventions for sustainable innovation in small and medium sized enterprises” Stål and Babri examine a competence development program aiming at regional SMEs. The paper uses a translation/power lens to highlight some of the challenges that arise with this type of collaboration.

The article can assessed via the following link:

Head of research

Maxim Vlasov
Associate professor


Participating departments and units at Umeå University

Umeå School of Business, Economics and Statistics

Research area

Business administration

A selection of research published by RiseB researchers.

RiseB thesis prize
RiseB thesis prize

RiseB thesis prize in sustainability and business ethics.