Founded in 1898, the HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management is a private state-approved University accredited internationally by AACSB and additionally nationally by ACQUIN. It is able to grant doctoral and habilitation degrees. It belongs to the world’s best business schools with high rankings, e.g. #6 worldwide in the global Master in Management Ranking by The Economist 2017. The students at HHL belong to the best of their years, with 35% of them coming from outside Germany. With its Leipzig Leadership Model, the HHL promotes a cross-disciplinary education with a strong focus on ethics, responsibility and societal value contribution. Ecology and sustainability are key parts of this concept with the aim to train people for positions of responsibility in society.