Meet our authors - Jörg Bürgi, Switzerland
Jörg Bürgi, 67 years old, lives in Switzerland. He holds a PhD in SME-Management and Ethics and is the Director of KMU nachhaltig GmbH since June 2008.
He is particularly interested in Small and Medium Sized Enterprises Research and Environmental Management. In 2014, he published his thesis with Globethics.net: "Improving Sustainable Performance of SMEs".
In the preface, he mentions that "For the Global Ethics Forum 2012, I got the chance to organise an interview round with managers of SMEs. This interview round gained an immense echo: a new GEF workgroup on SMEs and CSR was established as an outcome of the GEF 2012 case session."Ten years were necessary for him to finalise his book.
Upon publishing his theses, Jörg was contacted by various people with request collaborate on certain projects.In May 2014 Jörg started a research project with different partners "Sustainable implementation of ethic positioned management systems in SMEs and co-operatives" based on 150 case studies. The project focuses on Eastern Africa.
Together with Prof. Aidan G. Msafiri, he is now in the process preparing the development of a "Centre of Development and Environment" with focus on SMEs and vocational schools at the Mwenge Catholic University MWECAU, Moshi, Kilimanjaro, Tanzania.