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Bernward Gesang is Professor of Philosophy and Business Ethics at the University of Mannheim. He studied in Bonn and Münster and received his doctorate in 1994 from the University of Münster. In 2000 he completed his habilitation at the University of Düsseldorf. His research focuses on normative ethics, in particular utilitarianism, on applied ethics – with a focus on business ethics and climate ethics –, and on history of philosophy, especially early-modern philosophy. His teaching ranges from lectures and seminars on business ethics to Kant's Critique of Practical Reason.
One of Bernward Gesang’s current focuses in research and teaching is the question of how to transform our society into a sustainable society and how such a transformation can be ethically justified. To this end, corporate, consumer, and investor behaviour and other fields are examined comparatively. In addition, the possibilities of justification for this transformation project are from the vantage point of various conceptions of normative ethics, and political and institutional obstacles to this project are identified.
Bernward Gesang is vice-president of the Gesellschaft für Utilitarismusstudien and a member of the scientific advisory board of the Fachverband Ethik, State Association of Baden-Württemberg, the Foundation of the Rights of future Generations and the Zenaga Foundation. In addtion, he has recently joined the scientific advisory board of the NGO Fairventures Intenational (Stuttgart).