(8) Sustainable consumption

Sustainability has advanced to a relevant issue represented by numerous political discussions, increasing research effort to examine sustainability, and activities initiated by companies (e.g., corporate social responsibility) in the last decades. The “triple bottom line” concept (planet, people, and profit) resents an important guideline for the sustainable, future-oriented development of societies. In addition to political institutions and companies, consumers may help to promote societal change through their consciousness for sustainable consumption and sustainable consumption behavior.
The field of research on sustainable consumption encompass:

  • consciousness for sustainable consumption,
  • sustainability-rooted anti-consumption,
  • boycott- und buycott behavior / political consumption,
  • interaction of media (online/offline) and sustainable consumption,
  • voluntary simplification,
  • organic food consumption.

  last changed 20.12.2016
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