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Norma Schönherr

Norma Schönherr MSc.
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Norma Schönherr, MSc., is a senior scientist and project manager at the Institute for Managing Sustainability at WU Vienna. She studied Social Sciences (Maastricht, the Netherlands), Political Sciences (Toulouse, France), and Integrated Natural Resource Management (Berlin, Germany). Before joining the institute, she held positions in an international environmental NGO, a development agency, and an independent research institute. In these capacities, she developed expertise in the topics of impact measurement and management in different organizational and thematic settings. Her main areas of expertise are corporate sustainability, impact measurement and management and responsible innovation. She managed the EU-funded project GLOBAL VALUE (www.global-value.eu/toolkit) and is currently involved in LIVING INNOVATION, an initiative bringing together industry and academia to advance responsible innovation (www.living-innovation.net).
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CV

since 2015
Phd candidate and Project Manager, Institute for Managing Sustainability, WU Vienna
2013-2015
Project Manager, Institute for Managing Sustainability, WU Vienna
2011-2013
Research consultant and scientific translator/editor
2008-2011
Research Fellow, Environmental Law & Governance, Öko-Institut e.V.
2007-2008
Project Assistant, Sustainable Public Procurement Team, ICLEI

Researcher Identifier

Awards and Honors

2017
Bildung für nachhaltige Entwicklung – BEST OF AUSTRIA

Classifications

  • 2959 Sustainable development, sustainable economics (Details)
  • 5369 Environmental management (Details)
  • 5912 Social sciences (interdisciplinary) (Details)
  • 5962 Development cooperation (Details)

Expertise

  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Corporate Sustainability
  • Impact Assessment
  • Sustainable Development
  • Sustainability Management
  • Responsible Research and Innovation

Activities

Reviewer for scientific organization
  since 2014 Academy of Management Annual Meeting - Reviewer
Membership in scientific association
  since 2016 GRONEN
  since 2016 Academy of Management, ONE Division - Treasurer/Member of the Executive Committee
Reviewer for a scientific journal
  since 2019 International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education - Reviewer
  since 2016 Journal of Corporate Citizenship - Reviewer
Organization scientific meeting (Conference etc.)
  since 2019 AOM Specialized Conference on Responsible Leadership in Rising Economies - Track Co-Chair

Publications

Journal article

2019 Findler, Florian, Schönherr, Norma, Lozano, Rodrigo, Stacherl, Barbara. 2019. Assessing the Impacts of Higher Education Institutions on Sustainable Development - An Analysis of Tools and Indicators. Sustainability. 11 (1), 59 open access (Details)
2018 Findler, Florian, Hametner, Markus, Schönherr, Norma, Graimann, Bernhard, Halme, Minna, Martinuzzi, Robert-Andre, Menachemi, Nir, Montandon, Lydia. 2018. Improving Lives through Responsible Innovation - Practices and Challenges. Academy of Management Proceedings, 2018, (1) (Details)
  Martinuzzi, Robert-Andre, Blok, Vincent , Brem, Alexander, Stahl, Bernd, Schönherr, Norma. 2018. Responsible Research and Innovation in Industry—Challenges, Insights and Perspectives. Sustainability. 10 (3), 702 open access (Details)
  Findler, Florian, Schönherr, Norma, Lozano, Rodrigo, Reider, Daniela, Martinuzzi, Robert-Andre. 2018. The impacts of higher education institutions on sustainable development: A review and conceptualization. International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education. 20 (1), 23-38. open access (Details)
2017 Schönherr, Norma, Findler, Florian, Martinuzzi, Robert-Andre. 2017. Exploring the Interface of CSR and the Sustainable Development Goals. Transnational Corporations 24 (3), 33-47. (Details)
  Findler, Florian, Schönherr, Norma, Lozano, Rodrigo, Reider, Daniela, Martinuzzi, Robert-Andre. 2017. Impacts of higher education institutions on sustainable development – review and conceptualization. Academy of Management Proceedings, 2017, (1) (Details)
2016 Wolff, Franziska, Schönherr, Norma, Heyen, Dirk Arne. 2016. Effects and success factors of sustainable consumption policy instruments: a comparative assessment across Europe. Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning , 1-16. (Details)
2015 Kudlak, Robert and Martinuzzi, Robert-Andre and Schönherr, Norma and Krumay, Barbara. 2015. Quo vadis responsible fashion? Contingencies and trends influencing sustainable business models in the wearing apparel sector. Journal of Corporate Citizenship (57): S. 33-54. (Details)
2011 Wolff, Franziska, Schönherr, Norma. 2011. The Impact Evaluation of Sustainable Consumption Policy Instruments. Journal of Consumer Policy 34 (1), 43-66. (Details)
2009 Heiskanen, Eva, Brohmann, Bettina , Fritsche, Uwe R., Schönherr, Norma, Aalto, Kristiina. 2009. Policies to promote sustainable consumption: framework for a future-oriented evaluation. Progress in Industrial Ecology, An International Journal, 6, (4) (Details)

Chapter in edited volume

2019 Findler, Florian, Schönherr, Norma, Martinuzzi, Robert-Andre. 2019. Higher Education Institutions as Transformative Agents for a Sustainable Society. In: Chancen und Grenzen der Nachhaltigkeitstransformation. Ökonomische und soziologische Perspektiven, Hrsg. Luks, Fred, 95-106. Wiesbaden: Springer Gabler. (Details)

Edited book (editorship)

2014 Martinuzzi, Robert-Andre, Schönherr, Norma, Wiman, Adele, Hrsg. 2014. Business in Development: New avenues for complementarity and collaboration. Wien: - open access (Details)
2013 Martinuzzi, Robert-Andre, Schönherr, Norma, Hrsg. 2013. Systemisches Nachhaltigkeitsmanagement: Komplexität, Resilienz und Systemdenken. Herbsttagung der Kommission Nachhaltigkeitsmanagement des Verbandes der Hochschullehrer für Betriebswirtschaft. Wien: WU Vienna University of Economics and Business. (Details)

Paper presented at an academic conference or symposium

2018 Schönherr, Norma, Reisch, Lucia A., Tharani, Adele, Temmes, Armi, Martinuzzi, Robert-Andre. 2018. Analysing CSR standards in the context of standards markets. CRRC, Leeds, Großbritannien, 10.09.-12.09. (Details)
  Schönherr, Norma, Findler, Florian, Vogel-Pöschl, Heike Christiane. 2018. DECOUPLING RISK IN CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY STANDARDS: A COMPARATIVE ASSESSMENT. GRONEN Research Conference 2018/, Almeria, Spanien, 13.06.-16.06. (Details)
  Schönherr, Norma, Findler, Florian, Vogel-Pöschl, Heike Christiane, Martinuzzi, Robert-Andre. 2018. Invisible Barriers to Success: Decoupling Risk and Structural Variation in International Accountability Standards. Annual Meeting of the International Association of Business and Society, Hongkong, China, 06.06.-10.06. (Details)
  Findler, Florian, Schönherr, Norma, Lozano, Rodrigo, Stacherl, Barbara. 2018. Making the Invisible Visible: Impact Assessment in Higher Education. Annual Meeting of the International Association of Business and Society, Hongkong, China, 06.06.-10.06. (Details)
  Schönherr, Norma, Findler, Florian, Vogel-Pöschl, Heike Christiane. 2018. Policy-Practice Decoupling in CSR Standards: The Role of Design Characteristics. Annual Conference of the Society for Business Ethics, Chicago, Vereinigte Staaten/USA, 10.08.-12.08. (Details)
  Findler, Florian, Schönherr, Norma, Lozano, Rodrigo, Stacherl, Barbara. 2018. Sustainability Impact Assessment in Higher Education – A Review of Tools and Indicators. Austrian Presidency of the EU Council Conference on Impact of Social Sciences and Humanities for a European Research Agenda – Valuation of SSH in mission-oriented research, Wien, Österreich, 28.11.-29.11. (Details)
2017 Schönherr, Norma, Findler, Florian, Martinuzzi, Robert-Andre. 2017. Are extant tools fit for measuring the business contribution to sustainability? 21st Conference of the Environmental and Sustainability Management Accounting Network, Liège, Belgien, 27.06.-29-06. (Details)
  Findler, Florian, Schönherr, Norma, Lozano, Rodrigo, Reider, Daniela, Martinuzzi, Robert-Andre. 2017. Impacts of higher education institutions on sustainable development ¿ a review and reconceptualization. Annual Conference of the International Association For Business and Society, Amsterdam, Niederlande, 29.06.-02.07. (Details)
  Findler, Florian, Schönherr, Norma, Lozano, Rodrigo, Reider, Daniela, Martinuzzi, Robert-Andre. 2017. Impacts of higher education institutions on sustainable development – review and conceptualization. Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Vereinigte Staaten/USA, 04.08.-08.08. (Details)
2016 Schönherr, Norma, Wiman, Adele. 2016. Success factors and barriers to uptake of the B impact assessment tool among MNCs. GRONEN Research Conference – Doctoral Consortium, Hamburg, Deutschland, 23.05.-27.05. (Details)
2015 Findler, Florian, Schönherr, Norma, Martinuzzi, Robert-Andre. 2015. Corporate Social Responsibility for impacts – Evaluation of impact pathways. Herbsttagung der VHB Kommission Nachhaltigkeitsmanagement, Ulm, Deutschland, 29.09.-30.09. (Details)
2014 Schönherr, Norma, Martinuzzi, Robert-Andre. 2014. Corporate Impact Assessment - A Meta-Analysis of Existing Tools from a Systems Thinking Perspective. European Meeting on Cybernetics and Systems Research "Civilisation at the Crossroads Response and Responsibility of the Systems Sciences", Wien, Österreich, 22.4-25.4. (Details)
  Martinuzzi, Robert-Andre, Schönherr, Norma. 2014. Corporate Impact Evaluation - A Meta-Analysis of Existing Approaches and Tools. EES European Evaluation Society Conference 2014, Dublin, Irland, 1.10-3.10.. (Details)
  Martinuzzi, Robert-Andre, Schönherr, Norma, Meyer, Ch., Meyer, W.. 2014. Methoden des Impact Measurement und Management. Bestandsaufnahme und Entwicklungsbedarf. Herbsttagung der VHB Kommission Nachhaltigkeitsmanagement, Ilmenau, Deutschland, 25.9-26.9. (Details)
  Kudlak, Robert, Martinuzzi, Robert-Andre, Schönherr, Norma, Wöckl, Jürgen. 2014. The environmental impacts of CSR: an institutional perspective. 6th International CSR-Conference, Berlin, Deutschland, 8.10.-9.10. (Details)
  Martinuzzi, Robert-Andre, Schönherr, Norma. 2014. Challenges and approaches for Corporate Impact Assessmentand Management. Gronen Research Conference, Helsinki, Finnland, 16.6-18.6. (Details)

Poster presented at an academic conference or symposium

2014 Szöcs, Ilona, Findler, Florian, Schönherr, Norma. 2014. Integrating Development Issues into Global Supply Chain Management:The Role of Multinational Companies. IARU Sustainability Science Congress Global Challenges: Achieving Sustainability, Kopenhagen, Dänemark, 22.10.-24.10. (Details)

Research report, expert opinion

2017 Wiman, Adele, Temmes, Armi, Farsang, Andrea, Schönherr, Norma, Reisch, Lucia. 2017. Sustainability Assessment of Food and Agriculture (SAFA) - a GLOBAL VALUE tool showcase. Vienna:Vienna University of Economics and Business. (Details)
  Wiman, Adele, Temmes, Armi, Farsang, Andrea, Schönherr, Norma, Reisch, Lucia. 2017. The (Quick) Human Rights Compliance Assessment - A GLOBAL VALUE tool showcase. Vienna:Vienna University of Economics and Business. (Details)
  Wiman, Adele, Temmes, Armi, Farsang, Andrea, Schönherr, Norma, Reisch, Lucia. 2017. The Financial Valuation Tool for Sustainability Investments - a GLOBAL VALUE tool showcase. Wien:Vienna University of Economics and Business. (Details)
  Temmes, Armi, Wiman, Adele, Farsang, Andrea, Schönherr, Norma, Reisch, Lucia. 2017. The Forest Industry Carbon Assessment Tool - a GLOBAL VALUE tool showcase. Wien:Vienna University of Economics and Business. (Details)
  Wiman, Adele, Temmes, Armi, Farsang, Andrea, Schönherr, Norma, Reisch, Lucia. 2017. The Gender Equality Principles Assessment - a GLOBAL VALUE tool showcase. Vienna, Austria:Vienna University of Economics and Business. (Details)
  Wiman, Adele, Temmes, Armi, Farsang, Andrea, Schönherr, Norma, Reisch, Lucia. 2017. The HIGG Index - a GLOBAL VALUE tool showcase. Vienna, Austria:Vienna University of Economics and Business. (Details)
  Wiman, Adele, Temmes, Armi, Farsang, Andrea, Schönherr, Norma, Reisch, Lucia. 2017. The LBG Model - a GLOBAL VALUE tool showcase. Vienna, Austria:Vienna University of Economics and Business. (Details)
  Temmes, Armi, Wiman, Adele, Farsang, Andrea, Schönherr, Norma, Reisch, Lucia. 2017. The Natural Capital Protocol - a GLOBAL VALUE tool showcase. Vienna, Austria:Vienna University of Economics and Business. (Details)
  Wiman, Adele, Temmes, Armi, Farsang, Andrea, Schönherr, Norma, Reisch, Lucia. 2017. The SDG Compass - a GLOBAL VALUE tool showcase. Vienna:Vienna University of Economics and Business. (Details)
2013 Rusnov, Zoran, Schönherr, Norma, Pisano, Umberto. 2013. Summary of a Survey on the Europe 2020 Flagship Initiative "Digital Agenda". Brussels: European Union, Committee of the Regions.. (Details)
  Rusnov, Zoran, Pisano, Umberto, Schönherr, Norma. 2013. Summary of a Survey on the Europe 2020 Flagship Initiative "Resource Efficient Europe". Brussels: European Union, Committee of the Regions. (Details)
  Martinuzzi, Robert-Andre, Schönherr, Norma, Kudlak, Robert. 2013. D5.3 Delphi report based on validated set of expert opinions, Appendix I. Vienna:WU Vienna. (Details)

Projects

2018
LIVING INNOVATION (2018-2021) (Details)
2016
COMPASS - Evidence and opportunities for responsible innovation in SMEs (2016-2019) (Details)
2014
GLOBAL VALUE - Assessing the Impacts of Multinational Corporations on GLOBAL Development and VALUE Creation (2014-2017) (Details)
2010
IMPACT - Impact Measurement and Performance Analysis of CSR (2010-2013) (Details)