The Business Sustainability Typology

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Dr. Thomas Dyllick, University of St. Gallen

Dr. Katrin Muff, Business School Lausanne


The Business Sustainability Typology (Dyllick & Muff 2013) offers a practical approach to evaluate different levels of integration of sustainability in business. As such, it provides an answer to the difficult question of what business sustainability actually means and how to differentiate between beginning, intermediate and advanced levels in business practice.This article serves as a summary and extract of the full‐length article which is currently submitted for publication. The intention is for this summary to provide a starting base for organizational leaders and academic scholars alike to consider challenges and opportunities for business to successfully advance in their transformative sustainability journey.