Johannes Slacik studied business economics in 2009, after 20 years of management experience, and operated between 2013-2019 as a business consultant for leadership and change management. In 2020, he finished his PhD at the Institute of Management Accounting, Johannes Kepler University Linz (JKU) in the field of sustainability reporting and sustainability control mechanisms in energy utilities. Since than his postdoc research spectrum focuses on the design and implementation of sustainability management control systems in energy utilities and the identification and implementation of new sustainability business models for the energy sector. In 2021 he joined the Energy Institute at the JKU Linz, Austria, contributing as Senior Expert in the department of energy economics with a focus on the decentralized energy community development and an integration of renewable energy sources in the sector. Mainly, Johannes Slacik is managing project associate for the Horizon 2020 funded “eCREW project” and can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org.