Charlott Hübel, ZNU

Charlott Hübel has been a research associate at the Center for Sustainable Leadership (ZNU) since November 2021 and is member of the research project “Biodiversity Valuing and Valuation” (BioVal). At the same time, she is doing her doctorate at the Centre for Sustainability Management (CSM) at Leuphana University Lüneburg on the question of how established companies can drive industry transformations in the direction of sustainability. Her research project is rooted in the transdisciplinary project “Processes of Sustainability Transformation,” which concluded in January 2021.


11/2021 – today

Witten/Herdecke University, Center for Sustainable Leadership (ZNU),, Position: Research Assistant

02/2021 – 07/2021

Lohmann & Co. AG, Business Unit Alternative Proteins, Position: Research Assistant (Research Transfer)


10/2017 – today

Leuphana University Lüneburg, Centre for Sustainability Management (CSM),, PhD study, intended degree: Dr. rer. Pol., temporary title: The role of entrepreneurial incumbents in transforming industries

10/2017 – 01/2021

Leuphana University Lüneburg, Robert Bosch Kolleg „Processes of Sustainability Transformation“

10/2015 – 09/2017

University Hamburg, Master of International Business and Sustainability (MIBAS), Maste thesis: Transdisciplinary leadership for sustainability

09/2011 – 06/2015

Harz University of Applied Sciences, Wernigerode, Bachelor of Arts in International Tourism Studies; Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, Tourism Management (Hons.) (Double bachelor)

Bachelor thesis:

1. Managing the tourism-induced water crisis in Bali

2. The paradox of sustainable tourism development using the example of Costa Rica

Selected Publications:

  • Hübel, C. & Schaltegger, S. (2022). Barriers to a sustainability transformation of meat production practices – An industry actor perspective. Sustainable Production and Consumption, 29, 128-140,
  • Hübel, C. (2022). Entrepreneurship-driven organizational transformation for sustainability: a sensemaking lens. Journal of Organizational Change Management, 35 (1), 240-256,
  • Schaltegger, S., Hübel, C. & Zufall, J. (2019). Workshop: Die Fleischbranche im Wandel – Wege und Ansätze einer Nachhaltigkeitstransformation: Ergebnisdokumentation, Lüneburg: Centre for Sustainability Management
  • Hübel, C., Weissbrod, I, & Schaltegger, S. (conditional accept). Strategic alliances for corporate sustainability innovation: the ‘how’ and ‘when’ of learning processes