Annabeth Aagaard is an Associate Professor at the Department of Strategy and Management at the University of Southern Denmark. She holds a PhD in Front End Innovation in Pharma & Biotech and has interests within the scientific fields of management, innovation and CSR drawing on experiences in the academic, public and private sectors, where she was formerly a manager and management specialist for twenty years with experiences from numerous large organisations. Through her elaborate network she performs and provides empirical research with the main objective to bridge the gap between theory and practice. She has been a lecturer within innovation & entrepreneurship, CSR and change management and has (co)authored several journal articles on different innovation, management and CSR topics. In addition, she has authored eight academic books and management handbooks.
Carol Adams’ work is concerned with the role of accounting and reporting in the relationships between business, society and the environment. For over two decades she has sought to advance practice and policy with respect to integrating sustainability considerations into organisations through applied research, leadership, standard setting, advisory work and educating the next generation of business leaders.
More details about Carol and her work are at www.drcaroladams.net
Carol is Professor of Accounting at Durham University Business School in the UK. A number of her articles in academic journals of international standing are ranked in the top 20 most cited articles in the journal in which they are published and her work has been in the news. She is founding editor of the Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal.
Since 2013: PhD Candidate in Industrial Engineering and Management, Lund University, Sweden. Focusing on business models and sustainable value creation in regards to solar energy, currently teaching Management Organization and Managerial Economics.
Dr. Sarwar U. Ahmed is Professor of Finance and Dean, School of Business at Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB). He conducted Post-doctoral study at McNeese State University, USA as a Fulbright Scholar. He received his PhD and M. Econo from Nagasaki University, Japan. Dr. Ahmed completed his M.Com in Banking and B.Com in Finance from University of Dhaka. His research interests include environmental finance, corporate social performance, capital market, and relationship banking. An avid researcher, Dr. Ahmed has authored over 75 journal articles, book chapters, reports and conference papers on various issues of finance. He has jointly published three books: Cost-benefit Analysis: Springer 2006, Corporate Social Performance: LAP 2012, and Foundations of Financial Management: Boier Desh 2014.
Alan Aicken is currently Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer of Global Supplier Sustainability at Huawei, Shenzhen, China. In the past he has extensive international experience with a large Dutch Electronics company spanning over 20 years and three continents. He has audited over 200 suppliers and is an accredited SA 8000 and EFQM auditor. Whereas most of his career has focused on Advanced Purchasing Processes he has spent the last 10 years driving sustainable improvement in the Supply Chain.
Laura Albareda is Assistant Professor of Strategy at Deusto Business School (DBS) and Lead Researcher of Deusto Global Center for Sustainable Business. She has been Postdoctoral Fellow at the Carroll School of Management of Boston College and Visiting Researcher at Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship. From 2000 to 2008 she was Research Fellow and Assistant lecturer in the Department of social sciences at ESADE Business School.
Her research focuses on corporate sustainability and the theory of the firm, political CSR and multi-level governance, innovation and sustainability. Currently, she is working on the study of sustainability based innovation. Her research work has been published in specialised journals such as: Journal of Business Ethics, Business Ethics: A European Review, Journal of Corporate Citizenship, Journal of Corporate Governance: The International Journal of Business in Society and Business and Society Review. She is co-author of the book: Governments and Corporate Social Responsibility: Public Policies beyond Regulation and Voluntary Compliance (2008).
Elizabeth Alexander is a Senior Lecturer in Strategy at Bristol Business School, UWE. After earning her doctorate in Strategic Management at the George Washington University, Washington DC, she worked at the University of Washington, Tacoma, USA.
Her research interests focus on three interrelated streams that combine institutional perspectives, innovation and social responsibility. Her work investigates how companies recognize and reconcile challenges and opportunities from conflicting patterns of institutional pressures and institutional logics; how innovation occurs through inter-organizational collaboration, the role of boundary spanning activities for learning, and linkages for resource acquisition; and how companies perceive their role, how they engage with the social dimensions of their business practices, and how individuals in organizations address sustainability issues in their decision-making roles.
Demetra Arsalidou is a Senior Lecturer at Cardiff University, School of Law (United Kingdom). She has published widely in the area of company law in leading company law journals, such as the Journal of Business Law and the European Company and Financial Law Review and is the author of The Impact of Modern Influences on the Traditional Duties of Care, Skill and Diligence of Company Directors (Kluwer Law International, 2001). She is currently working on her second monograph, to be published with Routledge in 2015.
Demetra holds an LL.B degree from the University of Lancaster, and LL.M and Ph.D degree from the University of Exeter. She moved to Cardiff from a lectureship at Monash University, Australia, and earlier held positions at the University of Exeter. She also worked as a researcher on a major project on the disqualification of directors, published by the ACCA and has been a Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London and a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Toulouse.
Alexander Baic joined The Boston Consulting Group in 2008. He is an Expert Project Leader in the area of Social impact and manages BCG's.
Social Impact activities in Germany and Austria (SIPN Focal Point G&A). He focuses on clients and initiatives in the areas of nonprofit, government, and corporate social responsibility. Alexander holds a master's degree in economics which he received from the University of Cologne.
Lydia Bals is a full professor of Supply Chain & Operations Management at the University of Applied Sciences Mainz, Germany, since beginning of 2014 and since 2008 a Visiting Scholar at the Department for Strategic Management & Globalization at Copenhagen Business School, Denmark. Until end of 2013 she was head of the global department Procurement Solutions (e.g. Sustainability, Methods, Tools & Systems; Benchmarking and Excellence) at Bayer CropScience AG, also steering the international Procurement Solutions network in Germany, North America, France, India, China and Brazil. Prior to that she worked as a Project Manager at Bayer Business Consulting, managing projects in various functional areas and countries (e.g. Spain, Mexico, Turkey). Her main research areas are Offshoring, Sustainable Supply Chain Management and Procurement Organization. She has published in the Journal of Supply Chain Management, Journal of International Management, Industrial Marketing Management, Journal of Purchasing & Supply Management and other academic outlets.
Tima Bansal is a professor at the Ivey Business School. She is also the Director of the Cross-Enterprise Leadership Centre on Building Sustainable Value, and the Executive Director for the Network for Business Sustainability. Both the Centre and the Network aim to strengthen the ties between research and practice. In 2008, she was awarded the Aspen's Institute title of Faculty Pioneer for Academic Leadership and the Western University's title of Faculty Scholar.
- Pratima Bansal and Janelle Kallie Knox-Hayes (2013), The Time and Space of Materiality in Organizations and the Environment. Organization and Environment, 26(1): 61-82.
- Natalie Slawinski and Pratima Bansal (2012), A matter of time: Temporal perspectives in organizational responses to climate change. Organization Studies, 33 (11): 1537-1563.
- Taiyuan Wang and Pratima Bansal (2012) Social Responsibility in New Ventures: Profiting from a Long-Term Orientation. Strategic Management Journal. 33: 1135–1153.
- Maurer, C., Bansal, P., & Crossan, M. (2011), Creating Economic Value through Social Values: Introducing a Culturally Informed Resource-Based View. Organization Science, 22(2): 432-448.
Prof. Dr. Guenter Bentele (born 1948) is a full professor for Public Relations at the University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany. In 1994 he was invited to serve as the chair for public relations at the University of Leipzig, a first for any German-speaking country. Prior to joining Leipzig university, he was associate professor for Communication Science and Journalisms (between 1989 and 1994) at the University of Bamberg. After his State’s Examination in German Literature, Linguistics and Social Sciences (1974), he became assistant professor at the Free University of Berlin (1974-1989). In 1982 he wrote his dissertation about an evolutionary theory of signs. In 1989 he wrote a second dissertation (for the German Habilitation) analysing problems of journalistic objectivity and media credibility. He has served as a guest professor in Zurich and Lugano (Switzerland), Jyvaeskylae (Finland), Riga (Latvia), Sofia (Bulgaria) and Klagenfurt (Austria) and was a visiting research scholar at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio and State University, San Diego, CA.. Between 1995 he served as the president of the German Association for Communication and Media Studies, in 2004, he was president of EUPRERA (European Public Relations Education and Research Association). He is author and co-author of 20 books, He edited and co-edited 24 more books, among them some standard handbooks and one dictionary. He wrote more than 280 scientific articles in the fields of public relations, communication theory, journalism and semiotics. He is editor of three book series.
In 2004 he got the award as the “PR personality 2004” from the German Association for Public Relations, 2007 he was honoured by the German award “Professor of the Year” out of more than 700 nominees.
Prof. Dr. Guenter Bentele
Institut fuer Kommunikations- und Medienwissenschaft
University Department web site: http://www.communicationmanagement.de
Holger Berg is Project Co-ordinator to the Research Group “Sustainable Production and Consumption” of the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Energy and the Environment. He holds a PhD in economics. His research interests concern transition and transformation orientated research and theory with regard to economic and social pathways, the role of human behaviour and communication as well as resource efficiency and corporate social responsibility. A special concern in methodology lies in experimental settings such as real labs, living labs and behavioural experiments
CB Bhattacharya is the E.ON Chair Professor in Corporate Responsibility and Dean of International Relations at the European School of Management and Technology in Berlin, Germany. He received his Ph.D. in Marketing from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania in 1993 and his MBA from the Indian Institute of Management in 1984. His expertise is in the area of business strategy innovation aimed at increasing both business and social value, specifically how companies can use underleveraged "intangible assets" such as corporate identity and reputation, membership and brand communities, and corporate social responsibility to strengthen stakeholder relationships.
Prof. Bhattacharya has published over 80 articles in leading journals and has over 8,500 citations per Google Scholar. He is co-author of the book Leveraging corporate responsibility: The stakeholder route to maximizing business and social value and co-editor of the book Global challenges in responsible business, both published by Cambridge University Press. He has served on the Editorial Review Boards of the Journal of Marketing, Corporate Reputation Review and Business Ethics Quarterly and served as Editor of special issues of many leading international publications such as California Management Review, Journal of Business Research and Journal of Public Policy and Marketing. He consults for a variety of companies such as AT&T, General Mills, Procter and Gamble and Prudential Bank and is often interviewed and referenced in publications such as Business Week, Forbes, Financial Times, Newsweek, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Economist.
Tobias Bielenstein is Managing Partner of Branding-Institute CMR AG as well as co-founder and vice-president of the International Brand & Reputation Community (INBREC). He is consulting to global large-scale and mid-sized corporations as well as international organizations and associations in the fields of stakeholder-guided brand & reputation management, integrated CSR and strategic communications. Tobias has been working as a consultant in various positions for more than 15 years.
Vera Blazevic is Assistant Professor of Marketing at Radboud University Nijmegen and Visiting Professor at RWTH Aachen University in the Technology and Innovation Management Group. She received her doctoral degree from Maastricht University. Her research interests include co-creation and social processes in innovation management and the infusion of sustainability in organizations’ innovation efforts. Her prior work has been published in various leading journals, such as Journal of Marketing, Journal of Product Innovation Management, Journal of Service Research, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science and Journal of Interactive Marketing, among others.
Blind studied economics, political science and psychology at the University of Freiburg and at Brock University in Canada. He was research assistant at the public finance department at the University of Freiburg, where he was awarded a doctorate. Blind was promoted to professor at the University of Kassel. Since 2006 he is professor at the Technical University of Berlin, Chair for Innovation Economics. He was also awarded the Endowed Chair in Standardisation at the Rotterdam School of Management at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. Blind is heading the new research group Public Innovation at the Fraunhofer Institute of Open Communication Systems since April 2010.
Blind has published in high-ranking international journals including Research Policy, Industrial and Corporate Change, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, Journal of Technology Transfer, Telecommunications Policy and Journal of Productivity Analysis. For this achievement, he is credited as one of the leading German economists by listing him under the top 50 researchers in the Handelsblatt-Management-Ranking for his life's work. Blind received the Hayek-Prize from the department of economics at the University of Freiburg.
Paula Bögel is a doctoral candidate at the Department of Communications and Public Relations, Leuphana University Lüneburg. With a background in psychology and business administration, she is currently working on different projects in the research field of CSR communication. She is investigating stakeholders’ perceptions of CSR communication from a socio-psychological perspective. Paula Bögel can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Ludger Breloh, born in 1957, trained practical farmer with a degree in agricultural economics. After earning his doctorate at the University of Kiel (Germany), he spent 3 years as a government advisor at the Ministry of Agriculture of Ecuador in Quito. In 1988 he founded a trading company for ecologically-produced fruits and vegetables, along with an operation for the ecological cultivation of vegetables. At the end of 1995 he sold both companies to the Pfeiffer&Langen Group in Cologne. From 1996 to 2007 he worked as a consultant to REWE Zentral AG in Cologne, among other things in the setting up and development of ecological private labels. Since January 2008 he has been leader of the Division for Strategic Purchasing / Green Products (since July 2013: Quality Management / Green Products) at REWE Group, where he is responsible, among other things, for the development of sustainable product ranges
Henning Breuer is founder of UxBerlin - Innovation Consulting and professor for business and media psychology at the University of Applied Sciences of Media, Communication and Management. His academic and consulting work focuses on innovation strategy, corporate venturing, customer integration methodologies and organizational psychology. For Telekom Innovation Laboratories he set up a user-driven innovation and futures research capabilities, and worked on new business models and future scenarios. Results of these activities include the “Business Innovation Kit” to model normatively grounded business, and the lean venturing approach to startup new business in large corporations. His work as visiting professor at Waseda University Tokyo focuses on design and evaluation of interactive learning environments.
Joep Brouwers has been active as an manager and a consultant in the field of technology and human behaviour since the mid-eighties. First as developer and project manager for new media applications for education, later on as director of a publishing house for magazines on the relation between the developed and the underdeveloped countries. Here he had his first internet experiences as one of the first database publishers in the Netherlands. In 1997 he entered the board of the Dutch branch of ISOC (Internet Society) where he took part in the uprise of the internet industries in the Netherlands and the burst of the internet bubble end 2000. From 2001 till 2007 he worked as a strategic policy advisor for the province of Noord- Brabant on innovation and economic development.
In March 2007 he entered Brainport Development as vice-director responsible for the projects and programs that execute the Brainport strategy to make Brainport Region Eindhoven one of the world’s top technology regions. At Brainport Development he was responsible for the participation of Eindhoven in ICF which led to the election of Eindhoven as most intelligent community in 2011. He initiated the Dutch Technology Week a yearly event for the High Tech manufacturing companies in the Netherlands. Joep Brouwers is also known as a TEDx organiser.
Marc Brundelius is a researcher and project coordinator at the Applied Prosocial Research Laboratory (LIPA) of Autonomous University of Barcelona. He has a degree in Political Sciences from Free University Berlin (Freie Universität Berlin) and has specialized on the didactics of training and education of adults at Technical University Berlin. Currently, Marc accompanies employers in the introduction of concepts of Prosociality in the course of the international project SPRING. In recent years he has accompanied business associations as well as enterprises in the introduction of CSR strategies.
Frerich Buchholz is a research assistant at the chair of Accounting and Corporate Governance, Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg. Formerly working as a funds administrator and equity analyst he studied economics and law with the focus on auditing, finance and taxation at the Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg. His research interest is in the field of market anomalies in financial markets with the focus in corporate social responsibility. A forthcoming publication in the journal of Business & Society addresses the mitigated information asymmetry of corporate social responsible companies.
Bernd Buschhausen joined Edelman Germany on 1 August 2008 to head up the newly established Berlin office as Practice Leader Public Affairs. With more than a decade’s experience in European and national public affairs, Bernd advises national and international corporations to manage stakeholder relations on public policy issues affecting their businesses across a wide range of sectors. His particular expertise covers policy areas such as the environment, energy, food & health, consumer protection, security & defense and financial services.
Previous and current clients include major corporations and organizations such as ConocoPhillips, Standard & Poor’s, STOXX, SNCF, Starbucks, Sime Darby, and Janssen. Bernd Buschhausen also designed and managed the campaign “Turning Vision into Impact” to host the Green Climate Fund in Bonn, providing strategic consultancy to the German Federal Government in its global communications and advocacy design among the international policy-maker community.
Prior to joining Edelman, Bernd Buschhausen was Co-Chair of the European Public Affairs Practice of a global PR agency, responsible for setting up the operations in Berlin and covering service areas such as advocacy and lobbying. As public affairs consultant for a German communications agency, he advised clients on sustainable development and NGO communications. Bernd also worked as assistant to Dr. Hermann Scheer, former Member of the Federal Parliament and President of EUROSOLAR, the European Association for Solar Technology.
Bernd was educated in Finland, Germany and the UK. He holds a master’s degree in economics, political science and English literature from the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg. He is fluent in German, English, Finnish and Swedish.
Silke Bustamante is professor for Management at the Berlin School of Economics and Law and Course Director of the Division of Service Management. In research and consultancy she focuses on CSR and sustainability. As a visiting lecturer she gave lectures at the UADE (Buenos Aires, Argentina), the Universidad Mayor (Santiago de Chile), and at the Kobe University (Kobe, Japan).
She worked at Boston Consulting Group and as a research assistant for the Social Science Research Centre Berlin, where she received her doctorate under Prof. Dr. Horst Albach on the topic of multiple market contacts. Professor Bustamante studied Business Administration and Cultural Studies at the University of Passau.
Dr. Carvalho is an Associate Professor of Marketing at the Rowe School of Business, Dalhousie University in Canada. He received his Ph.D. in Business/Marketing from Baruch College/The Graduate School of the City University of New York, his MBA in Finance from Northeastern University, and his BBA from the University of Fortaleza, Brazil. In addition, he completed two Post Graduate Diplomas – in International Business at the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce in France and in Finance at FGV-Fundacao Getulio Vargas in Brazil.
Dr. Carvalho’s research covers consumer behavior and international marketing. His research has been funded by grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Council of Canada. His has published articles in the Journal of Marketing, International Journal of Research in Marketing, Academy of Management Learning and Education, Journal of Businees Research, Journal of Business Ethics, International Marketing Review, and Journal of International Consumer Marketing. He has also presented his papers at the Conferences of the American Marketing Association, Academy of International Business, Association for Consumer Research, European Association for Consumer Research, and Society for Consumer Psychology.
Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
Corporate Vice President Investor Relations
2000 – 2011
Bulgari Group – Rome
Head of Investor Relations
1997 – 2000
Bulgari Group – Rome
Corporate Finance - Treasury
1994 – 1997
Sumitomo Bank – London
Financial Engineering Consultant
French & Benelux Corporate Sector
1991 – 1993
Euronext Börse – Paris
Research and Development
1986 – 1991
Universita degli Studi Trieste
Diploma in Economics
Petra Christmann is Professor and Department Chair of the Department of Management and Global Business at Rutgers Business School – Newark and New Brunswick. Prior to joining Rutgers in 2004 she was on the faculty of the Darden School at the University of Virginia. She received a Ph.D. from the Anderson School at UCLA, a graduate degree in International Economic Policy Research from the Kiel Institute of World Economics, Germany, and a Diplom-Kaufmann (business) degree from the Technische Universität Berlin, Germany.
Petra is a leading researcher in the area of firms’ environmental and sustainability strategies in the global context. Her research examines the link between responsible environmental strategies and firm performance, the determinants of firm self-regulation of environmental and social conduct, and the efficacy of international certifiable standards as tools for firm self-regulation. Petra’s research has been published in top-ranked academic journals such as the Academy of Management Journal, the Strategic Management Journal, the Journal of International Business Studies, and Business Ethics Quarterly.
Petra teaches courses in business strategy, international management, and international political economy for undergraduate, graduate, and executive audiences.
Since 1999 Dr. Babette Claas has been Director of business@school, the educational initiative of The Boston Consulting Group. In the past 19 schoolyears business@school has been bringing the topic of business to schools and over 24.000 high-school students in a clear and appealing way. While studying political science at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich, Babette was able to gather broad experience in the educational sector and in public relations in the context of her academic and other work.
Elaine is an expert voice in the field of CSR, sustainability strategy and reporting and the CSR interface with Human Resources Management. She is the author of three books on sustainable practice and reporting, including the first ever book on CSR and Human Resources (CSR for HR: A necessary partnership for advancing responsible business practices, Greenleaf, 2010). Elaine writes regularly for her CSR Reporting blog and other publications, and is a frequent chair and speaker at sustainability conferences. As the founder manager of Beyond Business Ltd (www.b-yond.biz), Elaine supports many clients around the globe and has worked on more than 45 client reports in the past few years. Elaine gained over 20 years of business experience in executive positions with Procter & Gamble and Unilever prior to founding Beyond Business Ltd in 2005. Elaine was selected as one of the 100 Top Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior in 2014 and tweets as @elainecohen.
Nathalie CRUTZEN holds a PhD from HEC-Management School of the University of Liege (Belgium) (since October 2009). Her PhD dissertation was in the field of Strategy and Performance Management and it was dedicated to the identification of typical explanatory business failure patterns amongst small firms in Belgium.
She is Associate Professor in Accenture Chair in Sustainable Strategy at HEC-Management School of the University of Liege (Belgium). She is currently responsible for the development of an academic center in the field of sustainability, strategy and performance management. She is also responsible for the coordination of a multidisciplinary platform called “Sustainability and Management” bringing together professors and researchers from various areas in management (human resource management, marketing, social entrepreneurship, supply chain management, etc.) as well as from other disciplines (economy, geography, architecture, environmental sciences, etc.).
Valentina De Marchi
Valentina De Marchi received her PhD in 2011 at the University of Padova, Italy, Department of Economics and Management, where she then served as a Post Doc. Since then she has studied environmental innovations by the mean of qualitative and quantitative empirical analyses, focusing on their peculiarities with respect to other innovations in the way they are conceived and realized. She is interested also on the relationship between innovation and geography, studying the evolution of Italian industrial districts and global value chains and the role of knowledge intensive business services within regional innovation systems. She has visited the Center on Globalization, Governance & Competitiveness at Duke University and Department of Innovation and Organizational Economics at Copenhagen Business School. She has published in journals such as Research Policy, European Planning Studies, Business Strategy & the Environment, Economia Politica: Journal of Analytical and Institutional Economics, Competition & Change, Journal of Knowledge Management.
Timothy Devinney is the University Leadership Chair in International Business. Prior to that he was a University Professor of Strategy at the University of Technology-Sydney, Professorial Research Fellow at the Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM), Director of the AGSM Centre for Corporate Change and the AGSM Executive MBA. Before joining the AGSM he held positions on the faculties of The University of Chicago, Vanderbilt University and UCLA and has been a visiting faculty member at numerous universities in Europe (Copenhagen Business School, Humboldt University-Berlin, Wirschaftsuniversität Wien, and the Universities of Hamburg, Trier, Konstanz, Ulm & Frankfurt) and Asia (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology & City University, Hong Kong) and taught at many others (e.g., CEIBS, Helsinki University of Technology & Helsinki School of Economics).
He has presented papers and addresses at more than 200 universities and conferences in the last ten years. In 2008 he was the first recipient in management of an Alexander von Humboldt Research Award (Forschungspreis) given by the German government and was Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Fellow. In 2008 he was elected a Fellow of the Academy of International Business and a Fellow of the Australia-New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM).
Timothy is heavily involved in the international networks of scholars. He served as Chair of the International Management Division of the Academy of Management. He is the co-editor of The Academy of Management Perspectives, co-editor of the Advances in International Management series (Emerald Publishers), and the Director of the International Business & Management Network of SSRN. He is a frequent commentator on public events and social issues in the press and various media.
Jan Diebecker is a research assistant and PhD. student at Muenster School of Business and Economics (University of Muenster). His research interests cover corporate sustainability and empirical capital market research. Prior to his PhD studies he received his Master of Science degree from the University of Muenster. Jan Diebecker is the corresponding author and can be contacted at: email@example.com
Darla Dore is a PhD Candidate in Management from the University of London. Previously, she obtained an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology with a minor in Indigenous Studies from McMaster University and a Postgraduate Certificate in Corporate Communications from York University in Canada. After working in the legal, healthcare and finance industries she went on to complete a Masters of Business Administration from Edinburgh Napier University. Currently her research interests involve social responsibility and sustainability and its relationship to business clusters in developing country contexts, as well as the ongoing project she will be presenting here about sustainable, innovative companies driven by the London 2012 Olympics.
As a member of the SAP Investor Relations team, James Dymond leads the company’s socially responsible investors (SRI) program. Further, he is co-lead for the SAP Integrated Report. Mr. Dymond oversaw the development and publication of SAP’s first two such reports, which combine and link financial and non-financial indicators to provide a holistic view of the company’s performance. Additionally, he drives the social media strategy for IR (@sapinvestor). Previously, as part of the employee communications team, Mr. Dymond was responsible for communications for several top-level executives. He also supported the communications of important announcements such as reorganizations and acquisitions. Prior to joining SAP in 2005, he held positions with other international corporations including Daimler and Berlitz Languages. Mr. Dymond holds an MBA in International Marketing from Pforzheim University. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts in German language and economics from Clark University in Worcester, MA, USA. In his spare time, James enjoys travelling, photography, and dances hip hop.
Robert G. Eccles first joined the Harvard Business School in 1979 and received tenure in 1989. He left in 1993 to work in the private sector and rejoined the faculty in 2007. Right after receiving tenure, Professor Eccles started doing research on corporate reporting, a topic which remains of great interest to him from a research, managerial practice, and public policy perspective.
He has written three books on this subject, The ValueReporting Revolution: Moving Beyond the Earnings Game (with Robert H. Herz, E. Mary Keegan and David M. H. Phillips), Building Public Trust: The Future of Corporate Reporting (with Samuel A. DiPiazza Jr.), and One Report: Integrated Reporting for a Sustainable Strategy (with Michael P. Krzus), which is the first book on this subject.
He is a member of the International Integrated Reporting Council and the founding Chairman of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB). Dr. Eccles is the co-founder, with Professor George Serafeim of Harvard Business School, of the Innovating for Sustainability social movement, and a member of the Advisory Board of the Institute for Sustainable Value Creation.
- Eccles, Robert G., and George Serafeim. "Companies and Investors Should See More of Each Other." Bloomberg.com (July 23, 2012).
- Eccles, Robert G., and George Serafeim. "A Tale of Two Stories: Sustainability and the Quarterly Earnings Call." Journal of Applied Corporate Finance 25, no. 3 (Summer 2013): 66–77.
John co-founded SustainAbility with Julia Hailes in 1987, served as Chairman from 1995-2005, and has been a Board member throughout. Previously, he worked with TEST (Transport & Environment Studies as a Senior Associate, 1974-78), co-founded Environmental Data Services (ENDS) Ltd in 1978 (where he was Founding Editor and later Managing Director), and John Elkington Associates in 1983. In 2008, he co-founded Volans, where he is Executive Chairman.
John is a world authority on corporate responsibility and sustainable development. In 2004, BusinessWeek described him as “a dean of the corporate responsibility movement for three decades.” In 2008, The Evening Standard named him among the ‘1000 Most Influential People’ in London, describing him as “a true green business guru,” and as “an evangelist for corporate social and environmental responsibility long before it was fashionable.”
In 2009, a CSR International survey of the Top 100 CSR leaders placed him fourth out of 100 people listed: after Al Gore, Barack Obama and the late Anita Roddick of the Body Shop, and alongside Muhammad Yunus of the Grameen Bank.
Gabriele Faber-Wiener is a founder of the Center for Responsible Management in Vienna, focussing on awareness raising and consulting of Business Ethics in Management and Communication.
She has more than 20 years of management and communications experience in all areas of society: The non-profit sector (e.g. Ärzte ohne Grenzen/MSF and Greenpeace) and the profit sector, politics as well as in consulting.
She is the former president of the Austrian PR association and, since January 2016, the chair of the Austrian PR Ethics Council.
Gabriele is a lecturer at different universities in Austria and Germany and published several books and articles around the issues of Communication, Responsibility, CSR and Stakeholder Engagement.
Sonia Favaretto is BM&FBOVESPA Managing Director, Press and Sustainability, Head of Instituto BM&FBOVESPA, and Chair of the Board of ISE, the BM&FBOVESPA Corporate Sustainability Index. A print and broadcast journalist with a post-graduate degree in Business Communications, Ms. Favaretto is also a member of the GRI Stakeholder Council, Chair of GRI Focal Point Brazil’s Advisory Board, and a member of the Advisory Boards of FGV's Businesses for the Climate Program (EPC) and CDP Latin America. She has over 20 years of experience in Communications and Social Responsibility and Sustainability, having served as Head of Fundação BankBoston, Head of Sustainability & Institutional Communication at Banco Itaú, and Director of Social Responsibility & Sustainability at the Brazilian Federation of Banks (FEBRABAN).
Dieter Flämig is a German Permanent secretary ret., Dr. rer. oec. (TU Berlin) and Honorary professor (University of Sofia). He manages the German platform INFRANEU which promotes sustainable infrastructures. In 2016 he published “Think: from the Energy turnaround to the Society of Sustainability”, designing paths to reach societal sustainability.
R. Edward Freeman
R. Edward Freeman is University Professor and Elis and Signe Olsson Professor of Business Administration; Senior Fellow of the Olsson Center for Applied Ethics; Academic Director of the Business Roundtable Institute for Corporate Ethics; and Co-Academic Director of the Institute for Business in Society. He is also Adjunct Professor of Stakeholder Management at the Copenhagen Business School, Adjunct Professor at Monash University (Melbourne), and Visiting Professor ICCSR at Nottingham University. Mr. Freeman taught previously at the University of Minnesota, and The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Freeman’s latest book, Bridging the Values Gap: How Authentic Organizations Bring Values to Life, was published by Berrett-Koehler Publishers in August, 2015 (co-authored with Ellen Auster). His previous book, Stakeholder Theory: The State of the Art, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2010 (co-authored with J. Harrison, A. Wicks, B.Parmar, and S. de Colle.) He is the author or editor of over twenty volumes and one hundred articles in the areas of stakeholder management, business strategy and business ethics. Freeman is perhaps best known for his award winning book: Strategic Management: A Stakeholder Approach, published in 1984.
Freeman has a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Washington University, and a B.A. in Mathematics and Philosophy from Duke University. He was recently awarded honorary doctorates in economics (DHC) from Comillas University in Madrid, in management science (DHC) from Radboud University in Nijmegen and from the Hanken School of Economics in Helsinki for his work on stakeholder theory and business ethics. Mr. Freeman is a lifelong student of philosophy, martial arts, and the blues. He is a co-principal in Red Goat Records, LLC found at redgoatrecords.com. For more information, go to www.REdwardfreeman.com
Linda Friedemann is a research associate and PhD candidate at the Institute of Management and Organizational Behavior, Leibniz University of Hanover. She holds a Master of Arts from the Technical University of Braunschweig with her majors in organizational sociology and andragogy. Her research interests lie in the field of corporate social responsibility, sustainability and social entrepreneurship, especially with respect to collaboration processes and learning theories.
Jvan Gaffuri is a senior sustainability manager in the Sustainability Services team within RobecoSAM. He joined RobecoSAM in 2006 as a senior equity analyst in RobecoSAM’s research team covering the technology and pollution control sectors.
From 2001 to 2006 he worked as a Portfolio Manager/Financial Analyst for Japanese and Asia/Pacific (deputy for USA) equities at Swiss Life managing several mutual funds. Before that, he worked a number of years in the Investment Research department of the Banca del Gottardo. Thereby he was in charge of the analysis of equity markets in Japan and in the Asia/Pacific region.
Jvan Gaffuri studied economics at the University of St. Gallen. He holds a diploma as Certified EFFAS Financial Analyst (CEFA).
Leslie Gaines-Ross is the architect of groundbreaking, award-winning research into CEO and corporate reputation, CEO transitions, corporate rankings, online reputation, executive visibility, thought leadership, and reputation sustainability and recovery. Leslie is a member of the firm’s global senior management team.
Leslie is one of the world’s most widely recognized experts on reputation—how reputations are built, enhanced and protected. She spearheaded the first comprehensive research on CEO reputation and its impact on company reputation and business performance. She developed Weber Shandwick’s global corporate reputation studies—Safeguarding Reputation, RiskyBusiness: Reputations Online, Socializing Your CEO and The Company behind the Brand: In Reputation We Trust.
Leslie is the author of two books, CEO Capital: A Guide to Building CEO Reputation and Company Success and Corporate Reputation: 12 Steps to Safeguarding and Recovering Reputation.
Before joining Weber Shandwick, Leslie was Chief Knowledge & Research Officer Worldwide at Burson-Marsteller and Marketing & Communications Director at Fortune. Leslie’s work has been widely covered online and in many top-tier global publications.
Leslie is a frequent public speaker on CEO and corporate reputation management. She is a member of Ethical Corporation’s Advisory Board, serves on the Executive Advisory Panel of Corporate Reputation Review and was named one of the “100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics” by Ethisphere Magazine as well as one of the Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior by Trust Across America.
Katherine Garrett-Cox graduated with a BA (Hons) in History from Durham University and is a member of the UK Society of Investment Professionals; CFA Institute.
She is a Founder Member of the Advisory Council of TheCityUK. In her role she is responsible for both the investment policy and asset allocation of the company as well as executive oversight for the business. She has more than 21 years' experience in the investment industry, having managed North American, Emerging Market and Global Equities portfolios.
She was Chief Investment Officer and Executive Director of Morley Fund Management, the fund management division of Aviva where she was responsible for more than £160bn invested in equities, fixed income, private equity and alternatives. Prior to that, Katherine was Chief Investment Officer and Executive Director of Aberdeen Asset Management PLC. She began her career as a Portfolio Manager at Hill Samuel Asset Management, where she was Investment Director, Head of American Equities, managing a range of retail and institutional mandates in excess of $5.5bn.
She is a member of the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Bank AG.
Raz Godelnik is an Assistant Professor of Strategic Design and Management at Parsons The New School for Design.
His research interests include the convergence of innovation, sustainability, business and design strategies, the sharing economy, open innovation and sustainable business models. His current projects focus on the impact of the sharing economy on conventional businesses in terms of innovativeness and sustainability and on Millennials’ tendency to adopt alternatives to consumerism and move away from asset-heavy lifestyles.
Godelnik is the co-founder of two green startups - Hemper Jeans and Eco-Libris - and a regular contributor to Triple Pundit, writing about issues related to sustainable business and design.
Wayne started his career as a Barrister and Solicitor in a general commercial practice in Victoria, and later became a Principal Legal Officer with the Australian Government Solicitor's Office in Melbourne, where he acted on a wide range of taxation and administrative law matters on behalf of Commonwealth Government. At Monash University, he has taught a wide range of taxation and commercial law units and also established several new environmental law units. He has served on professional committees at the Law Institute of Victoria, the Australasian Insurance Law Association and National Environmental Law Association. In 2014 he was accepted as a member of the IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law.
Wayne’s research interests include administrative law, taxation law, ecological tax reform, environmental law and corporate environmental responsibility, and he has current research projects on ecological tax reform, environmental impact assessment, corporate social responsibility and regulatory strategies for management of e-waste.
Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Hahn is a professor of management at the University of Kassel, Germany. His research interests include, for example, Sustainability Management and CSR, Non-Financial Reporting, and Strategic & International Management in Developing Countries. His work has been published in internationally renowned journals such as Business & Society, Journal of Business Research, International Business Review, Journal of Business Ethics, Organization & Environment, or Business Strategy and the Environment.
Full Professor of Practical Philosophy, Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel
Associate Professor of Corporate Responsibility & Citizenship, University of Witten-Herdecke
Director of the Center for Responsibility Research, Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut Essen (Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities)
Head of the Research Group “Cultures of Responsibility", Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut Essen (Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities)
Research Assistant and Lecturer in Philosophy, Universities of Kiel, Hamburg, Rostock, Lüneburg
Further Academic Affiliations
Guest Professor of Corporate Responsibility, University of Witten-Herdecke
Senior Fellow, Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut Essen (Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities)
Witold J. Henisz is the Deloitte & Touche Professor of Management in Honor of Russell E. Palmer, former Managing Director at The Wharton School of The University of Pennsylvania.
His research examines the impact of political hazards on international investment strategy including efforts by multinational corporations to engage in corporate diplomacy to win the hearts and minds of external stakeholders. His work has been published in top-ranked journals in international business, management, international studies and sociology and he is the author of the book “Corporate Diplomacy: Building Reputations and Relationships with External Stakeholders”.
Witold has won multiple teaching awards at the graduate and undergraduate levels and also teaches extensively on the topic of Corporate Diplomacy in open enrollment and custom executive education offerings and serves as the Academic Director for a new open enrollment program specifically on this topic.
He is currently a principal in the political risk management consultancy PRIMA LLC whose clients include multinational corporations, intergovernmental organizations and the United States government.
Mag. Martina Hölzl is PhD-student in the field of sustainability management with a special research focus on the development of sustainability orientation in start-up businesses. She works as a research assistant at the Institute of Systems Sciences, Innovation and Sustainability Research (ISIS) at the University of Graz. She received her Master degree in Environmental System Sciences with special focus on Business Administration. Her current research interests are in the field of sustainability entrepreneurship and (corporate) sustainability management.
Anika is a social entrepreneurship professional supporting social start-ups in developing mission-driven businesses. Her nine years of experience in this space have been a hybrid of practical and educational. Her academic studies in programs at four different universities, culminating most recently in a master’s degree in sustainability sciences (M.Sc.), have been constantly and consistently balanced with practical experiences and field work.
In August 2014, Anika embarked on an educational journey to learn more about the process of incubating social start-ups. She seeks to engage with incubation programs around the world to learn about best practices in social start-up incubation. Anika is committed to learning what emerging social entrepreneurs need at different stages of the start-up process and how these inputs can be best delivered.
Friedel Hütz-Adams is working as a researcher at SUEWIND-Institute since 1993. He published various studies on different aspects of the value chain of cocoa and organized conferences to discuss how to get all German stakeholders of the cocoa and chocolate business involved in the challenge to improve the sustainability of cocoa production.
He is engaged in VOICE, a network of European NGOs and unions working on cocoa. Additionally he is – in close cooperation with the Jacobs Foundation – active in the German Initiative on Sustainable Cocoa (GISCO), an initiative of Companies, NGOs, unions, research institutions and standard setting bodies, who want to promote a more sustainable cocoa consumption in Germany. Currently he is vice president of GISCO’s steering board.
Samuel O Idowu is a senior lecturer in Accounting and Corporate Social Responsibility at the London Guildhall Schools of Business and Law, London Metropolitan University where he was course organizer for Accounting Joint degrees, Course Leader/Personal Academic Adviser (PAA) for students taking Accounting Major/Minor and Accounting Joint degrees and currently Course Leader for Accounting and Banking degree. Samuel is a Professor of CSR and Sustainability at Nanjing University of Finance & Economics, China.
He is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators and a named freeman of the City of London.
Gregory Jackson is Professor of Management of the Freie Universität Berlin and International Research Fellow of the Oxford University Centre for Corporate Reputation. His research examines how corporate governance and corporate social responsibility is influenced by diverse organizational and institutional contexts. Much of his work utilizes cross-national comparison to better understand the regulatory and other societal influences on the corporation, particularly using the cases of Germany, Japan, the UK and USA. His approach is inspired by the perspective of institutional theory and seeks to foster interdisciplinary dialogue between organizational analysis, economic sociology, and comparative political economy. His current projects examine the relationship of corporate governance and inequality, the issue of short-termism, and the dynamics of corporate social responsibility and irresponsible actions. Across these projects, his empirical work applies set theoretical methods and qualitative comparative analysis (QCA) to understanding organizational and institutional configurations.
Professor Jackson received his PhD in Sociology for Columbia University in 2002. He previously held positions at the Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry in Tokyo, Japan (2002-2004), King’s College London (2004-2008) and University of Bath (2008-2010). His research has been published widely in leading journals, including Academy of Management Review, Organization Science, and Journal of International Business Studies. He is an editor of British Journal of Industrial Relations and currently serves as Chief Editor of the Socio-Economic Review.
Johannes Jahn is doctoral student at the ESCP Europe, Berlin. His research interests are: Credibility and Corporate Social Responsibility.
Jürgen Janssen works for the German agency for international cooperation, GIZ, as the coordinator of the German Global Compact Network, which brings together more than 300 business and non-business participants to promote the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact and spearhead the sustainability agenda in Germany.
In 2013 he also became the local network representative of the Global Compact in Germany. Besides providing services to the network participants and coordinating a multitude of national and international initiatives, his current work focuses on the role of finance and innovation in promoting sustainability, sustainability reporting as well as on sustainable business and management models that actively endorse diversity.
Janssen has a background in research and strategy consulting for various industries in Europe and Asia. He holds a degree in agricultural economics. For his Ph.D. he specialized in international marketing and image research.
He lives with his wife and two children in Berlin.
10/2011 to Date
PhD Studies at the Chair of Accounting & Corporate Governance, Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Germany
04/2014 – 09/2014
Semester Abroad at University of Auckland, New Zealand & University of Technology in Sydney, Australia
09/2009 – 09/2010
Master Degree (M.Sc.) Corporate & International Finance at Durham Business School, UK
10/2005 – 03/2009
Bachelor Degree (B.A.) Business Administration at Berlin School of Economics and Law, Germany
09/2007 – 12/2007
Semester Abroad at ESDES School of Management in Lyon, France
09/2012 to Date
Research Assistant and Lecturer at Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Germany
09/2012 to Date
Lecturer at FOM University of Applied Sciences Berlin, Germany
10/2010 to Date
Project Manager in Controlling, Finance and Sales at GLS Berlin, Germany
"Since January 2015, Prof. Dr. Sarah Jastram holds the Endowed Chair of International Business Ethics and Sustainability at HSBA.
After studying at the University of Hamburg, the University of Technology in Sydney and Copenhagen Business School, she completed her doctorate at the University of Hamburg in 2012 and then worked at the Institute for Management at Humboldt-University zu Berlin.
Professor Jastram gathered her international research and teaching experience at Grenoble Ecole de Management and at the European University Institute in Florence for example. She researches and publishes works in the fields of Strategic Corporate Social Responsibility, Governance as well as Sustainable Management.
Professor Jastram also acts as an advisor and facilitator in the public and private sectors. Current and past project partners of the Chair include: Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie (BDI, Federation of German Industries), United Nations Global Compact (German Network), International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and Deutsche Institut für Normung (DIN, German Institute for Standardisation).
Since 2014, Professor Jastram is also a guest researcher at the Chair of Innovation Economics at Technische Universität Berlin."
Sally Jeanrenaud is a Senior Research Fellow in Sustainable Development, Business School, University of Exeter. She has over twenty years experience in international sustainable development, with research, policy, management and field experience from Asia, Africa and Western Europe. Her research interests lie in areas of the transitions to sustainability, innovations inspired by nature, and in multi-stakeholder and collaborative approaches. Sally teaches the ‘Changing Business Environment’ and the ‘Biomimicry and Business’ modules on the One Planet MBA, and supervises PhD, and post graduate dissertations. Sally initiated Exeter’s ‘Sustainable Innovation Lab’ with Professor John Bessant, which explores sustainability as a driver of innovation in business, with diverse stakeholders.
Previously she co-founded and worked as the Programme Director of the ‘Green Economy Coalition’, which includes over 20 international environmental, development, trade union, consumer, business and reporting organisations, working together to accelerate the transition to an equitable and sustainable economy, see http://www.greeneconomycoalition.org/. Before that she coordinated IUCN’s global and regional policy dialogues on the Future of Sustainability, where she co-authored Transition to Sustainability: Towards a Humane and Diverse World with Professor Bill Adams from the University of Cambridge (2008). She is also co-author of Linking Conservation and Poverty Reduction. Landscapes, People and Power (2008) with IUCN colleagues. She holds a PhD in Sustainable Development; a Master’s degree in Forestry and its Relation to Land Management, and a BA (Hons) First Class in International Development. She is a Trustee of the Fintry Trust; a trained Biomimicry Educator and a Fellow of Biomimicry 3.8; and a qualified Mindfulness Meditation teacher.
Jean-Paul joined WWF in 1990, and is currently Director One Planet Leaders, at WWF International, responsible for Business Innovation and Education Programmes.
He is co-founder of the One Planet MBA, in the Business School, University of Exeter; and is the founder of One Planet Leaders, WWF’s applied sustainability programme for senior executives.
Prior to this, he was Director of Corporate Relations at WWF International, leading the Network’s engagement with the private sector, and coordinating transformative business partnerships with companies such as Lafarge, Nokia and Ikea that help build a sustainable global economy.
From 1994 to 2000, Jean-Paul was Head of WWF International’s Forests for Life Programme and a Founder Member of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).
He holds a MSc in Agriculture and Forest Sciences from Oxford University, a BA Hons. in International Development from the University of East Anglia, and spent ten years as a project manager and field researcher working in South Asia, and West and Central Africa.
In 1976, he gained a Teaching Diploma from the Royal Society of Arts, and has more than 15 years lecturing experience in adult education. He is a trained Biomimicry Educator and Fellow of Biomimicry 3.8, and a qualified Mindfulness Meditation teacher.
He is an Honorary Fellow, University of Exeter; an Honorary Trustee of BioRegional Development Group; a member of Lafarge Group’s Stakeholder Panel; a Trustee of Noé Conservation; and Chair of the ProAct Network.
My research interests are mainly focus on risk management and its application at different level of analysis. From national level, the interests focus on the international competitiveness evaluation and strengthen strategy, such as Science & Technology, International Trade competitiveness and the related strategy. At the firm level, the interests focus on corporate social responsibility, firm performance and the governance efficiency, the enterprise risk management system. Recently, I focus on financial inclusion and financial market regulation.
Saskia’s five-year work experience with Accenture as a Management Consultant saw her developing a focus on topics such as Marketing, Communication and Sustainability when assigned to complex and fast-paced projects in several countries as well as industries.
After his studies in Environmental Science and Technology at the Technical University of Berlin, Torsten Kallweit worked for various established and well-known consultancy firms in the sector “Energy & Resources”. In 2008 he joined the company Voith, where he first worked as Ecological Business Manager for economic-ecological projects of Voith Paper. Since 2010 he has been Head of the central department Corporate Environment. Furthermore he has been responsible for all concerns of Sustainability and HSE within the Voith Group since 2013.
Steve Kennedy is an Assistant Professor researching corporate sustainability, climate change and sustainability-orientated innovation within the Centre for Eco-Transformation at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. His current research focuses on how corporate sustainability strategies are translated into successful innovation and the formation of future-ready sustainable business models. In recognition of its academic contribution his thesis on the challenges of operationalizing sustainability at the local-level was highly commended at the prestigious Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Awards 2010. Dr Kennedy combines his research role with teaching 'Climate Change Strategy Role-Play' and 'Sustainability Leadership and Planetary Boundaries' at the MSc level.
After her studies Birgit Klesper trained and worked as a journalist at Deutsche Welle, Germany's international broadcaster, and subsequently joined the Philipp Morris Company as Manager of Public Relations & External Communications (1988 to 1992). From 1992 to 1998 she was Head of Corporate Communications at Tchibo, an international coffee and non-food company in Hamburg, Germany.
She then changed to Wella AG, an international beauty company in Darmstadt. As the company’s spokesperson and member of the Excecutive Board she was responsible for groupwide Corporate Communications (1998 to 2005). When Wella AG was taken over by Procter & Gamble in 2004, she took on additional responsibilities in Corporate Communications for the American parent group.
Since 2006 she has been holding different positions at Deutsche Telekom AG. In 2012 she became Senior Vice President Group Transformational Change & Corporate Responsibility.
Birgit Klesper is founding member and Chairwoman of the Board of the non-profit association "Ich kann was!" Initiative. She is furthermore engaged in the Private Sector Advisory Board of GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit - international cooperation for sustainable development) and is a Member of the Board of Trustees of “Aktion Deutschland hilft” (alliance of German aid organizations).
Damien Krichewsky is Research Fellow in sociology at the Forum Internationale Wissenschaft (FIW), University of Bonn. In his dissertation, which was distinguished by the 2013 PhD-Thesis Price of the Réseau international de recherche sur les organisations et le développement durable, Damien Krichewsky combined macroscopic observations and in-depth studies in the cement industry to analyze the emergence, properties and outcomes of the CSR phenomenon in India. After a postdoctoral fellowship at the Max-Planck Institute for the Study of Societies (Cologne), Damien Krichewsky joined the FIW in 2014. His ongoing research investigates how CSR and collaborative forms of environmental governance change the political regulation of large companies in India’s democracy. Damien Krichewsky is also associated to the Centre d’Etudes de l’Inde et de l’Asie du Sud (EHESS, Paris), the Centre de Sociologie des Organisations (Sciences Po, Paris) and the Centre for Social Sciences and Humanities (MAEE-CNRS, New-Delhi). He taught in various institutions such as the ESCP-Europe Business School, Sciences Po’s Master of Public Affairs, and the Université Paris-Est Créteil.
Barbara Krumay is a Research Assistant at the Institute of Information Management and Control at the WU Vienna University of Economics and Business. She received her Doctoral degree in Business Informatics, and since then her focus has been towards the social, environmental and economic impacts of ICT. Before joining the institute, she was a researcher in a large European CSR project as an expert on the impact of the ICT industry on society. Her expertise combines scientific research and long-term consulting experience in business. Hence, she has investigated impacts from both the firm and individual level. Examples include Green and Fair ICT, the role of information systems on stakeholder involvement, and the integration of ICT-related issues into a holistic approach to CSR. Currently, her research focuses on companies’ awareness of privacy as part of their responsibility, as well as ICT-support for measuring and managing impacts.
Robert Kudłak (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland) holds a doctoral degree in economic geography from Adam Mickiewicz University (AMU, Poznan, Poland), MA in spatial management at AMU, MA in international relations at Poznan University of Economics (Poznan, Poland). From 2010 to 2014 research fellow at the Research Institute for Managing Sustainability at Vienna University of Economics and Business involved in the FP7 “IMPACT” project. Research areas: Corporate Social Responsibility, environmental and societal impacts of CSR, institutional theory.
Anna-Lena Kühn is associate researcher working at the Department for Corporate Governance at the School of Business and Economics of the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) in Germany. She holds a master’s degree in International Management from the University of Magdeburg, Germany. Her current research comprises corporate social responsibility (CSR), CSR reporting, sustainable development and studies on developing countries, in particular Sub-Saharan Africa, China and India.
Brigitte Lammers, Egon Zehnder’s office leader in Berlin, is a trusted advisor to global technology and communications as well as media & entertainment companies. A Certified Family Business Advisory Coach, Brigitte is active in Egon Zehnder’s Family Business Advisory and in the firm’s global Diversity and Inclusion Council. She conducts senior level executive search across general management, HR, and IT. Brigitte also provides support in board searches, board effectiveness consulting work, and talent management projects.
Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Brigitte was with Deutsche Telekom AG, based in Bonn, where she held various management positions in the Finance, Legal and International Division.
Brigitte studied at the Universities of Bonn in Germany and Berkeley in the US, earning law degrees and a PhD.
Jegoo Lee is currently Assistant Professor of Business Administration in the area of Management and Business Ethics at Stonehill College. Previously, he was Assistant Professor in the College of Business at University of South Florida, and Invited Visiting Faculty at the EADA Business School, Barcelona, Spain. Lee’s research interests include shareholder engagement, corporate responsibility mechanisms, behavioral ethics, and social networks. His dissertation research investigating socially responsible investors’ networking strategy received the 2010 Society for Business Ethics Best Dissertation Award and was finalist for the 2010 Academy of Management Social Issues in Management Best Dissertation. Lee is actively involved in professional activities as Associate Editor for the Academy of Management Annual Meetings, Newsletter Editor/Secretary for the Academy of Management Social Issues in Management division, and Advisory Board member for the Sustainability, Ethics and Entrepreneurship Conference, and. Recently, he received the Service Awards from Academy of Management Social Issues in Management division.
Katerina Legnerova is finishing her Ph.D. studies and teaching Personnel Management at University of Economics, Prague.
Prior to moving into academic world she worked for one of the largest bank in the Czech Republic KBC as a manager for retail sales, operational risk and finally as HR Manager for the whole financial group. After that experience she worked in consultancy business with specialization on HR. In addition to a Master’s degree from the Chemical University in Prague Katerina holds an MBA and MSc. in Strategic Human Resource Management from Sheffield Hallam University.
Gerd Leipold, 63, is a German national, who lead the international environmental organization Greenpeace as Executive Director between 2001 and 2009. During his tenure he oversaw the expansion of Greenpeace in Asia and Latin America and the opening of the first Greenpeace office in Africa.
Today he advises companies on sustainability, works with scientific institutions to improve their communication with stakeholders, works on a book on electricity in Europe and supports NGOs with strategy development and communication. He serves in a voluntary capacity on the boards of the Global Climate Forum and the advisory board of the Welthungerhilfe.
Gerd Leipold studied physics and oceanography in Munich, Hamburg and San Diego. For his PhD he worked on climate research at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology in Hamburg.
Charlotte Limousin graduated from Sciences Po (Paris Institute of Political Science), with a Masters in International Affairs – Sustainable Development. She is currently CSR Program Manager at DELPHIS (www.delphis-asso.org), a French network and innovation platform for social housing companies, and founding member of Eurhonet, a European network of public and social housing providers (www.euhonet.eu). Through training, innovative tools, good practices sharing meetings and consulting, she helps housing organisations to define, manage and report on their CSR strategies and performance. Her R&D work focuses on shared value assessment, and has resulted in a groundbreaking methodology to enable housing companies to measure their local shared value creation. As Eurhonet’s CSR Topic Group leader, Charlotte coordinates CSR knowledge and experience sharing among the network’s members, as well as the development of common tools. Charlotte is also the coordinator of the European Responsible Housing Initiative (www.responsiblehousing.eu), which promotes CSR in the housing sector in Europe.
Stéphanie Looser obtained her PhD degree in the field of Environmental Strategy at the University of Surrey, focusing on Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) and their unconventional but sophisticated approach to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). She is evaluating these heuristic and/or ethics-driven business models for comparison with stand-ard systems in order to hasten them towards policy.
In order to have maximum impact on political processes, she is working as a leader of a public department responsible for social and societal issues. This includes leading the police department, the youth work, the social and immigration department, resident’s registration office, etc. At the roots of society, she tries to act as a social entrepreneur always following the outstanding virtues – such as friendship in the case of hardship, practical wisdom, justice, and moderation – and values she learned about during her PhD. Furthermore, she was confirmed to hold a Visiting Re-search Fellowship in the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences.
Kerstin Lopatta is full professor at the Department of Business Administration, Economics and Law, University of Oldenburg. Her main research interests are in accounting and corporate governance as well as corporate social responsibility. Kerstin Lopatta had several research stays including New York University, City University Hong Kong, University of Iowa and Copenhagen Business School. She received her PhD from Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt/Main and before joining the University of Oldenburg she was an assistant professor at the Free University Berlin. Her work is published in international journals.
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Susanne Marell oversees the operations of Edelman in the German and Swiss market, which includes more than 200 employees and offices in Frankfurt, Munich, Berlin, Hamburg and Zurich. She joined Edelman as new CEO Edelman Germany in 2012 and is also a member of the EMEA Executive Committee. Prior to this role, Susanne served as VP of Corporate Brand Management at BASF.
Susanne boasts an extensive career of more than 20 years in communications and marketing within the pharmaceutical and chemical industries, and also as a consultant in the PR industry. The certified economist and trained systemic coach studied at the University of Wuppertal. She started her career at Kohtes & Klewes (now Ketchum PLEON). Previously she worked at Schering, Hoechst, AgrEvo and Cognis where she oversaw the internal and external communications globally, before being promoted to her position at BASF after the acquisition of Cognis GmbH in 2010.
Susanne’s experience comprises corporate communications for, amongst others, M&A’s, corporate branding and organizational change processes. She is also an acknowledged management expert for employee engagement and sustainability projects, and served as a member of the task force “Sustainability Positioning BASF” within the 2025 strategy process.
As CEO at Edelman Germany, Susanne provides C-suite consultancy and coaching to corporate players and product brands on an international level. She focusses on supporting clients to achieve brand management excellence by identification of the brand core, definition of the USP in a shared economy, brand positioning and the design of the communications strategy.
Nina Marsh received her MBA in sustainability management in 2013 and became a research fellow at the KompetenzCentrum for Corporate Social Responsibility (KCC) at the FOM University of Applied Sciences. In 2014, she joined the Division of Medical Psychology at the University of Bonn in Germany as a PhD student. In her research she explores the neurobiological foundations and the proximate patterns of sustainable decision-making and human altruism. Methodologically, she combines insights from social neuroscience, neuroeconomics, and psychology with experimental techniques, including functional neuroimaging (fMRI), cognitive and behavioral testing, and eye-tracking.
Her studies have been published in international, peer-reviewed journals, e.g. The Journal of Neuroscience, Behavioural and Brain Sciences, Scientific Reports, and have been highlighted in “Horizon2020 Projects: Portal” of the European Commission. In 2016, she received her teaching certificate from the University of Bonn and has been appointed Head of Internal Audit of the Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation.
Ester Martínez-Ros is Associate Professor of Management at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. She is PhD. by Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and Ms. Science in Economics by University College London.
She teaches Management and Introduction to Business at the degree level. She also collaborates in many PhD. Programs as Universidad Pablo Olavide, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.
The main research interest relies on the analysis of innovation decisions and its effect on the firm performance. She has also focused on the problems of inference in the innovation determinants due to the existence of heterogeneous unobserved effects. Some of her contributions to the literature are in Journal of High Technology Management Research; Applied Economics, Economics of Innovation and New Technology, Small Business Economics, International Marketing Review.
Margaret C. McKee, PhD is an Associate Professor in the Management Department of Saint Mary’s University, which is situated in Halifax on Canada’s east coast, and teaches business ethics to undergraduate and master’s students. Margaret has secured grants from several Canadian funding agencies, including the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. In addition to research examining corporate social responsibility practices in Vietnam, she completed a national study of business ethics training and development practices in Canadian companies. Margaret is also interested in organizational leadership and has several studies under way examining the effects of a transformational leadership style on various outcomes, with a particular interest in employee well-being. Margaret has presented her research at conferences in Canada, the US and Europe, and has published articles in such as outlets as the Journal of Business Ethics, the Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies and the Journal of Management Spirituality and Religion.
Peter has worked in fund management for over 12 years. Before joining Alliance Trust Investments in August 2012, Peter spent 11 years at Aviva Investors where, most recently, he was Head of Sustainable and Responsible Investment.
After completing a PhD in Environmental Economics, Peter started his career working for the Steel Construction Institute as an Environmental Engineer. He then moved to Henderson Global Investors where he worked as an SRI Analyst and Assistant Fund Manager. In 2001 he moved to Aviva Investors, where he was promoted to lead manager on a number of its SRI funds.
Peter has been lead fund manager on the Sustainable Future (SF) Managed, SF UK Growth, since April 2005 and UK Ethical fund since May 2001. He is co-fund manager on SF Pan European, SF European Growth, SF Global and SF Absolute Growth funds. Peter chairs the Advisory Committee.
Peter holds an MA in Physics from Oxford University, an MSc in Energy & Environmental Engineering and a PhD in Environmental Economics. In addition, he holds the CFA Society of the UK Investment Management Certificate.
Christof Miska is an Assistant Professor at the Institute for International Business at Vienna University of Economics and Business.
His research interests include responsible leadership, corporate responsibility and sustainability as well as the related intercultural and cross-cultural aspects.
Professor Mette Morsing, PhD, Copenhagen Business School (CBS) is the Co-Director of CBS Sustainability Platform since 2011. From 2002 till 2012, she was the Founding Director of CBS Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility (cbsCSR) as well as the Founding Member of the European Academy of Business in Society (EABIS), where she was elected Member of the Board of Management (2003-12). Morsing’s research focuses on CSR and her research has been published in journals such as Journal of Management Studies, Organization, Human Relations, Journal of Business Ethics, Management Communication Quarterly, Business Ethics: a European Review and Corporate Governance: The International Journal of Business in Society and in publishing houses such as SAGE, Routledge, Palgrave MacMillan and Oxford University Press. She is currently preparing an edited textbook with Andreas Rasche on “Governance of CSR” for Cambridge University Press.
Morsing has given numerous keynotes to companies, organizations and universities on CSR as well as taught at BA, M.Sc. Master Executive and Ph.D. level on issues of CSR. She has received research grants and awards for her research. She has served as director of national and international research programs, and recently, in 2013, she completed her role as Research Program Director of a four-year research project on “Responsible Business in the Blogosphere” in collaboration with Denmark’s Technical University, supported by the Strategic Research Council under the Danish Ministry of Science and Technology. She has served on a number of national and international committees and boards related to CSR, for example the Danish Government’s National Council for Social Responsibility (2009-12), and “The Business in Society Learning Project – Curriculum Development for Mainstreaming Corporate Responsibility” at London Business School (2005-08).
Currently she serves as a Board Member of LEGO Foundation, Claus Meyer Melting Pot Foundation and Zahle Private Gymnasium and Schools. Morsing also serves as editorial board member of four international academic journals and a publishing house: Business Ethics: a European Review, Corporate Communication, Corporate Governance: the International Journal of Business in Society, and Social Responsibility Journal and Cambridge University Press series: Business, Society and Value Creation. Morsing is a Member of Academy of Management and International Communication Association, and she has been a visiting scholar at Stanford University, Ilimatusarfik University Greenland, and Stern School of Management, New York University.
Birgit Neff completed her training as banker at Bayerische Vereinsbank and studied business management at Frankfurt School of Finance & Management. After several career-steps at Bayerische Vereinsbank respectively HypoVereinsbank and SchmidtBank she moved to sales management at Commerzbank AG in 2004. Since 2012 Birgit Neff has been the first point of contact for Commerzbank’s Corporate Citizenship activities, with a main focus on the topics education and corporate volunteering.
Luis Neves was born in Covilhã, Portugal. He finished his University degree in History. Luis worked for more than 25 years for Marconi (today Portugal Telecom) as Head of Department and lately at the Corporate Office. After leaving Marconi he started an international career and developed an intensive activity at European and International levels. During this period he participated in different international bodies. He was a permanent member of the Joint Committee on Telecommunications in the European Union and "Chair" of diverse Work groups, member of the High Level Group on the Information Society. Luis joined Deutsche Telekom in May 2004 as a Senior Manager in the Corporate Sustainability and Citizenship Department. In May 2008 he was appointed Head of Sustainable Development and Environment and as from December 1st 2008 he was leading the CR Department as Vice President Corporate Responsibility. He has been appointed effective February 2012 Group Climate Change and Sustainability Officer. Luis has been playing a fundamental role in promoting the role of ICT in relation to Climate Change. Luis was the driving force and the chairman of the steering committee of the recent Study “SMART 2020 - Enabling the Low Carbon Economy in the Information Age” and more recently of the “SMARTer2020- The Role of ICT in Driving a Sustainable Future”.
He represents Deutsche Telekom in Organisations such as The UN Global Compact, Caring for Climate Initiative, Econsense, 2 Grad Stiftung, BDI or Broadband Commission. He has been for the last 6 years the Chairman of GeSI, the Global e-Sustainability Initiative.
Scientific Focus Areas
- The influence of diversity and role of actors in external knowledge search and collaborative innovation
- Environmental and sustainability oriented innovation and strategy
- Social effects on individual level behavior and technology adoption
- Strategy and innovation in the energy sector
- “Innovating with Incumbents: Strategic Interests and Suppression of Innovativeness” Single-authored. Nominated for best doctoral paper at EURAM, 2014.
- “Beware of the Sharks? Coopetition and Determinants of Incumbent Partner Selection in R&D Collaborations” Single-authored.
- “Search Leadership and Cross-Sectorial Knowledge Combinations” Single-authored.
- “Social Peer Effects on Technology Adaption: The Case of Solar PV” Co-authored with Jörg Claussen.
- “Solar Show-offs: The Influence of Status Gains on Installation of Solar PV” Co-authored with Jörg Claussen.
- “Knowledge Search for Sustainable Innovation: Opportunities and Challenges from NGO Collaboration” Co-authored with Wolfgang Sofka and Christoph Grimpe.
University Degree in Business Management from the University of Cologne
Founder and Director of TransFair e.V.
- Current Number of Staff: 44
- Setup of the National Licensing Initiative
- Active Part in International Expansion of Fairtrade Movemen
Board Member of TransFair International
1985 – 1991:
Trainer and Instructor for Commercial Professions
1980 – 1985:
Lecturer at the University of Cologne
Active Member of Amnesty International for more than 30 Years; Board Member for 6 years; Focus on and Various Projects in Central America; Member of the Federal Board
PR & Communication, Amongst Others for the Press and Information Office of the Federal Government and Various NGOs
Cultural Management for the City of Cologne
Dieter Overath was born in 1954, he is married and has two daughters.
Dr. Heinz-Gerd Peters, 50, studied economics and business administration at the University of Bochum, Germany. After completing a Trainee-Program in the Steel Industry with focus on procurement and HR he wrote his thesis at the University of Bochum about German and U.S.-American trade associations. After this stage he worked as a Procurement Expert for an utility company from 1996 until beginning of 1999 and than changed as a Senior Expert Procurement to T-Mobile Germany. In October 2003 he changed into the Group Headquarters of Deutsche Telekom AG as a Group Category Manager Procurement, where he was additionally responsible for the development of a Sustainable Procurement Strategy and the processes around. From May 2009 until December 2012 he worked as Head of Sustainable Development and Environment within the Corporate Responsibility department of Deutsche Telekom Headquarters. Since beginning of 2013 he has been working in the same function in the newly created Group Corporate Responsibility department.
- 2010 J. Harrison, D. Bosse & R. Phillips, “Managing for Stakeholders, Stakeholder Utility Functions and Competitive Advantage,” Strategic Management Journal, 31(1), pp. 58–74.
- 2009 D. Bosse, R. Phillips & J. Harrison, “Stakeholders, Reciprocity, and Firm Performance,” Strategic Management Journal, 30(4), pp. 447-56.
- 2003 R.A. Phillips, R.E. Freeman & A.C. Wicks, “What Stakeholder Theory is Not,” Business Ethics Quarterly, 13(4), pp. 479-502.
- 2003 R.A. Phillips, “Stakeholder Legitimacy,” Business Ethics Quarterly, 13(1), pp. 25-41.
- 1997 R.A. Phillips, “Stakeholder Theory and A Principle of Fairness,” Business Ethics Quarterly, 7(1), pp. 51-66.
Honors & Recognition
- Senior Fellow - Olsson Center for Applied Ethics, Darden School of Business, University of Virginia
- Master Teacher in Ethics - The Wheatley Institution at Brigham Young University
Dr. Arun Pillutla is a Professor of Management at St. Ambrose University (SAU) in Davenport, IA. He joined SAU in 1999 as an Assistant Professor and is currently serving as Chair of Managerial Studies department, and Director of American Business Experience (ABE) program at SAU. He teaches business strategy and organization theory to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral students. He supervised several doctoral dissertations.
Thorsten Pinkepank is Director Corporate Sustainability Relations at BASF.
After completing his education in business administration and studying political science, mass-communication and psychology, he helped in establishing a political and business consulting institute. There he developed and moderated projects on sustainability issues on national and local levels for business and politics. In 2002, he moved to BASF and has held various positions in political communications.
He then headed the HR advocacy and communications unit before taking over responsibility for BASF's Corporate Sustainability Relations. He is engaged in the steering bodies of several sustainability networks, e.g. the steering committees of econsense and of the German Global Compact Network (DGCN). He is Member of the Board of CSR Europe and Member of the Stakeholder Council of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).
Andreas Plank has been Assistant Professor at the Department of Strategic Management, Marketing & Tourism at the Innsbruck University School of Management since October 2013. From 2010 to 2013, he worked as a Research and Teaching Assistant Department of Strategic Management, Marketing & Tourism. He finished his doctorate in September 2013. The title of his dissertation is „Value creation is not enough: moving from normative non-critical to normative critical research in marketing and consumer research“. From 2007 to 2010, Andreas worked as a project manager in the division of research programmes at the Tiroler Zukunftsstifung in Innsbruck. In 2005, Andreas spent one semester at the Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia. Andreas’ main research interests are in the fields of Corporate Social Responsibility, Critical Marketing, and Online Social Networks.
Nicolas Poussing is Research Fellow at CEPS / INSTEAD, a public research institution located in Luxembourg (http://www.ceps.lu). He is also an associate fellow at CREM (Centre de Recherche en Économie et Management) in the University of Rennes 1 (France). He received a PhD in Economics and the French accreditation to supervise research (HDR). His research interests are broadly concerned with analyzing the link between Corporate Social Responsibility and Innovation (technological innovation, environmental innovation, Green IT). He also analyses the adoption and the effects of the Internet, in particular on social capital and happiness.
Since 2006 Gerhard Prätorius is in charge of CSR and Sustainability at the Volkswagen Group. He joined Volkswagen in 1992 as manager for environment and worked for the Volkswagen Group as a managing director for regional development agencies, which dealt with technology transfer, especially in the fields of new transportation systems and environmental technologies.
Gerhard Prätorius graduated in Economics, Political Science, and German Literature.
Prätorius is a honorary professor at the Technical University Braunschweig. He published numerous articles in the field of sustainability and mobility.
Prätorius is a member of the board of econsense – Forum for Sustainable Development of German Business e.V. – and of CSR Europe, currently he is also a member of the Advisory Group Supply Chain Sustainability of the Global Compact.
Julia M. Puaschunder studied Philosophy/Psychology and Natural Sciences (University of Vienna), Business, Social and Economic Sciences (Vienna University of Economics & Business), Public Administration (Maxwell School), Law & Economics (pending).
Julia M. Puaschunder launched and administered research in Australia, Austria, Canada, China, Germany, Indonesia, Switzerland, and the US for the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Federal Ministry of Science and Research, General Consulate New York, Office of Science and Technology Washington DC, Scientists in North America Association, European Commission, Fulbright Commission, Harvard Club of Austria, Max Kade Foundation New York, and the U.S. Department of Education.
After capturing social responsibility in economic markets; Julia Puaschunder currently addresses Western world intergenerational equity constraints regarding environmental sustainability, overindebtedness and demographic aging.
Martin ‘’Ian’’ Quigley
Ian has been working at the University of Economics, Prague [VSE v Praze], since 2000, as a Research Assistant and teacher. By education he is a lawyer, and teaches courses on English Contract and Tort Law, Commercial Law, Corporate Social Responsibility as well as Human Resource Managment related courses, at the university. In Autumn 2014 he will commence his Ph.D course of studies.
Lars Rademacher, is professor in the department of media management at the MHMK Macromedia University for Media and Communication in Munich, Germany, where he heads the corporate communications program at MHMK’s graduate school as well as the BA program in Media Management. Prior to that he taught at several Universities in Germany and has a professional record of more than 15 years as communication consultant and media relations manager for consultancies and major corporations like chemical company BASF. He is a frequent reviewer for national and international journals, published numerous articles and book chapters and is editor of a book series on political communication. His current research interests cover organizational communication & organizational design, integrated communication management, litigation communication, corporate social responsibility and NGO campaigns.
Since June 2009, Dr. Karl-Friedrich Rausch is responsible for the division Transport & Logistics of DB Mobility Logistics AG.
He was born in Laubach, Hesse, on 19 July 1951. From 1973 till 1980, Rausch studied business administration and engineering at the Technical University of Darmstadt, where he was later employed as a research assistant until he received his doctorate in 1985.
After he had finished his doctorate, Rausch started to work for Deutsche Lufthansa AG. He held different positions until the year 2000, when he was chairman of the Lufthansa Passage Airline division and responsible for controlling, operational excellence, quality management and the management and development of both Star Alliance and the expansion of Frankfurt International Airport. Prior to that, he was in charge for production planning and control of aircraft maintenance and was appointed as managing director of Lufthansa CityLine GmbH.
In 2000, Dr. Karl-Friedrich Rausch joined DB as Chief Technical Officer and was appointed as head of Deutsche Bahn’s passenger transport division in 2003. Rausch took over responsibility for all activities of DB Schenker in June 2009. In addition to that, he became Chief Sustainability Officer of Deutsche Bahn in March 2012 and has been in charge of the group’s sustainability management since then.
Dr. Romana Rauter is a researcher in the field of innovation and sustainability management. She works as a post-doctoral research assistant at the Institute of Systems Sciences, Innovation and Sustainability Research (ISIS) at University of Graz. She received her doctoral degree in Social and Economic Sciences with a thesis addressing the topic of inter-organisational knowledge transfer between research organisations and SMEs. Her current research interests include open innovation, sustainable innovation, new business models, strategic sustainability management, and knowledge transfer. Recently she was a visiting scholar at the Nijmegen School of Management at the Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands.
Ulla Saari has 20 years’ experience in the high-tech industry in various roles, having worked for over 19 years for Nokia, both in local and global roles, e.g. in the sales office in Germany, and in the global organization as a Customer Documentation Team Leader, Quality Manager in the Demand Supply Network and IT organization, IT Specialist, IT Project Manager, and Process Development Manager. Now she joined Microsoft IT as a Senior Quality Manager in April 2014. She holds a M.A. degree (Languages and Social Sciences) from the University of Helsinki, and a M.Sc. degree (Environmental Engineering) from the Tampere University of Technology where she is finalizing her PhD. Her research topic on measuring eco-friendliness in the brand experience of high-tech products is in the field of consumer behavior and brand management, and she is also studying strategic management.
José Luis Fernández Sánchez is economist and professor of business economics and organization in the department of business administration at University of Cantabria (UC). He also participates in the UC’s research group IDES (Economic Management for Sustainability of the Primary Sector). He gets a doctoral degree in Business Administration from University of Cantabria and two master degrees in Marketing (ESIC) and Economics (Queens College, CUNY). His research interests are as to corporate social responsibility and corporate reputation as well as the sustainability of the primary sector and food industry
Jean-Baptiste Santoul, is the General Manager of Henkel France, Laundry & Home Care since 2013.
He started his career with Henkel France in 1996 as Brand Manager for the laundry brands Xtra and Le Chat. He subsequently held international senior marketing responsibilities in our Düsseldorf headquarter as well as in North Africa. In 2002, he became general manager of the Laundry & Home Care and Beauty Care businesses in Tunisia and, by the end of 2005, as well for the Laundry & Home Care business in the Benelux region.
Simone Sartori is doctoral student in Production Engineering at Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil. She has master's at Production Engineering and bachelor's at Economic Sciences in Federal University of Santa Maria, Brazil. Her research interests are broadly in the area of corporate sustainability, and include sustainability indicators, sustainability reporting, and methods to sustainability performance evaluation.
Anja Schäfer gained her PhD on the topic of ‘country of origin effects on consumer product evaluations’ from the University of Buckingham in 1996. Since then she worked as a research associate on a project on ‘environmental management and strategy in UK utilities’ at Manchester Business School, before taking up an appointment as Lecturer in Marketing at King’s College in London. She moved to the Open University in 2004, where she is currently Senior Lecturer in Management. Her research has mostly focused on corporate social responsibility and sustainability, with projects in the areas of environmental strategy and management in utility companies, industry wide approaches to CSR, sustainable consumption, public policy for corporate social responsibility, and sustainability in small and medium sized enterprises. Her teaching has spanned marketing, strategy and business ethics and corporate social responsibility. She is currently on the steering committee of the UK & Ireland Chapter of the UK Principles for Responsible Management Education initiative.
Stefan Schaltegger is a full professor of Sustainability Management and head of the Centre for Sustainability Management (CSM) and the MBA Sustainability Management at Leuphana University Lüneburg, Germany. His research deals with corporate sustainability management with a special focus on performance measurement, accounting, management methods, sustainable entrepreneurship, strategic and stakeholder management and business practices in sustainability management.
Roland Schatz is the founder and CEO of Media Tenor International. He is a leading scholar in the field of media impact research, as well as German-American relations.
In his role as the CEO of Media Tenor, the Research Institute of InnoVatio Verlags AG, Mr. Schatz has an important role in the global media. With over 180 employees and offices worldwide in Berlin, London, New York, Ostrava, Pretoria, St. Petersburg, Windhoek, and Zürich, Media Tenor is the world’s leading provider of ongoing international media content analysis, including in-depth analysis of new and traditional global media content.
In 2007, Mr. Schatz had the honor of opening the first Arab Media Institute at Emory University. He has also held teaching positions since 1990 by teaching strategic communication management at universities in Augsburg, Atlanta, Berlin, Bonn, Lugano, and Prague.
Aside from his background in teaching, Mr. Schatz has served as Secretary of the International Media Monitor Association based in Washington, D.C. He is also a trustee for the Education Africa Foundation in Johannesburg, the Innovation Institute in Pretoria, and the Board of E-Standards in New York.
Mr. Schatz has a master’s degree in philosophy, economics, history, and political science from the University of Fribourg and Bonn.
Joachim Schlange is co-founder and Managing Partner of Schlange & Co. GmbH (“S&C”) based in Hamburg.
S&C is a leading management consultancy in the field of Corporate Responsibility (“CR”) and works on behalf of companies, public sector and non-governmental institutions in Germany, Europe, North and Latin America as well as Asia.
Between 2002 and 2006 Joachim Schlange served as Managing Director of Systain Consulting, an affiliate of the Otto Group, a globally operating retailer and leader in sustainable management.
From 2000 until 2002 he was Managing Director of Tiscali Germany, an affiliate of the Italian Tiscali S.p.A., a leading European Internet Service Provider.
Between 1990 and 1999 Joachim Schlange worked as an Associate Partner at Roland Berger Strategy Consultants and as co-head of the transportation group.
Between 1982 and 1990 he worked as a Director in the Investment Banking division of Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt, London und Lisbon. Joachim Schlange started his professional career in investment banking with Schroders in New York, where he worked between 1978 and 1982. He earned his MBA at Fordham University, Graduate School of Business Administration in New York.
Joachim Schlange is married and has 3 daughters. Since 2008 he is a Board Member of the Katrin Rohde Foundation.
Daniel Schmid started his career in 1992 as a consultant at Kiefer & Veittinger, a CRM company that was acquired by SAP in 1997. In 1996 Schmid became Business Unit Manager, followed by his role as Consulting Director at SAP Labs Mannheim in 1998. In 1999 Schmid took on the responsibility for SAP CRM Consulting. As Vice President, he managed the integration of SAP CRM Consulting into SAP Germany and continued to lead the CRM Consulting Division. From 2004, Schmid held various senior management positions within SAP Consulting across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. From 2009, Schmid headed up Sustainability Operations. In June 2014 Schmid assumed the role as Chief Sustainability Officer and is globally responsible for sustainability at SAP. He is a member of the steering committee of econsense, a forum for sustainable development of German business.
Schmid holds a degree in industrial engineering from the University of Kaiserslautern, Germany.
René Schmidpeter holds the Dr. Juergen Meyer Endowed Chair of International Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility at Cologne Business School (CBS), Germany. He is also a professor at the Nanjing University of Finance and Economics and Adjunct Professor at Murdoch University in Perth, Australia. He is a series editor for Springer’s CSR, Sustainability, Ethics and Governance books, a section editor of the Encyclopedia of Corporate Social Responsibility (ECSR) and an editor of the Dictionary of Corporate Social Responsibility (DCSR) as well as Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of CSR (Springer).
His research and teaching activities focus on the management of Corporate Social Responsibility, international perspectives on CSR, Social Innovation and Sustainable Entrepreneurship as well as the relationship between business and society.
PhD student in Sustainable Supply Chain Management; University of Graz, AT
Project employee at the Institute of Systems Sciences, Innovation & Sustainability Research (ISIS) for the FP7 project “SustainHub"
Hans Roth Saubermacher Environmental Award 2012 for the Master's Thesis
Schöggl, J.P., Baumgartner, R., Hofer, D., 2014. A Checklist for Sustainable Product Development – Improving sustainability performance in early phases of product design. Proceedings of the TMCE 2014.
Fritz, M., Schöggl, J.P., Baumgartner, R., 2013. Sustainability assessment in supply chains - A literature review of sustainability aspects and the development of indicators. Proceedings of the 19th ISDRC 2013.
Karsten Schröder has joined the head office of econsense – Forum for Sustainable Development of German Business in 2012. At econsense he is leading the working groups on Transparency and Sustainability Reporting as well as on Sustainable Supply Chains. Prior to joining econsense, Schröder has served as strategy consultant for The Boston Consulting Group. He studied Business Administration and International Relations at the University of Mannheim and Rutgers University and earned a doctoral degree from the Institute of Economic and Cultural Geography, Leibniz University Hannover for his research on MNE subsidiaries in emerging economies.
From 1980 to 1985 Bernhard Schwager studied Chemical Engineering at the University of Applied Sciences in Nuremberg, Germany. Between 1985 and 2005 he acted as an internal consultant within Siemens AG in the fields of Environmental Protection and Technical Safety, both on plant and corporate level before he changed to Robert Bosch GmbH. In May 2006 he has been appointed as the President of the German Association of Environmental Professionals (VBU) and since May 2008 as chair of the German committee Environmental Management Systems and Audits within the German Standard Institute (DIN NAGUS). In January 2009 he has received a Master degree of Environmental Science. Within the corporate communication department of Bosch Schwager runs the Sustainability Office. He is acting as contact person for different stakeholder groups and is pushing forward sustainability items. For that the environmental scientist represents the company in various national and international organisations and associations like B.A.U.M., VBU, AfW, GRI, GC, ISO, DIN, ecosense, BDI or ZVEI.
Palie's research interests are positioned within the broader field of innovation for sustainability. She is currently the Principal Investigator for an Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Systematic Review project with responsibilities to explore the notion of responsible (or sustainability-led) innovation. She is pursuing this project within the £8m EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Industrial Sustainability (a collaboration between Cambridge, Cranfield, Imperial Loughborough Universities) based at Cambridge University.
Ingo Speich joined the equity portfolio management of Union Investment in August 2004. As a senior portfolio manager he is responsible for sustainable investments, corporate governance and active engagement.
Ingo is a member of numerous working groups and councils regarding sustainability and corporate governance. In addition, he is a frequent speaker at annual shareholder meetings and conferences in Germany and abroad.
After an apprenticeship at Dresdner Bank Ingo studied business administration at Boston University/USA, University of Durham/UK, European Business School/Germany the University of Trier/Germany. Ingo received degrees as “Diplom-Kaufmann” and “Master of Business Administration” (MBA). Additionally, he successfully completed the programme “Chartered Financial Analyst” (CFA).
Education & Qualifications
PhD Comparative European Business Ethics, 1998. Brunel University/Bucks College.
International Business Masters Exchange Programme Diploma, 1990
Royal Holloway, University of London
Professor of Business Ethics. Director, Centre for Research into Sustainability.
April 2011 - Present
Reader in Business Ethics.
September 2008 - April 2011
Dr. Birgit Spiesshofer M. C. J. (New York), Attorney at Law, has been an Of Counsel at Dentons – Salans FMC SNR Denton Europe LLP since 1 April 2010. Between 1993 and 31 March 2010 she worked at Hengeler Mueller, since July 1995 as a partner. She started her career in 1989 at Feddersen Laule (today White & Case), in 1990 she worked as a foreign associate at Kaye Scholer Fierman Hays & Handler in Washington D. C.
She established “Gaemo Group – Corporate Responsibility International“ in June 2009. She is Chair of the CSR Committee of the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE), a member of the Constitutional Law Committee and of the Human Rights Committee of the German Lawyers Association and she was Co-Chair of the CSR Committee of the International Bar Association. She is a member of the Advisory Council of Generali Zukunftsfonds.
She was educated at New York University School of Law (M. C. J., 1989-1990), Universities of Heidelberg (Ph. D. (Dr. jur.), 1988, Tuebingen and Freiburg, and Trainee (Referendar) i. a. at the European Commission.
Günter K. Stahl
Günter K. Stahl is a Professor of International Management at the Vienna University of Economics and Business.
His areas of interest include leadership, corporate social responsibility, and the sociocultural processes in international teams, alliances, mergers and acquisitions, and how to manage people and culture effectively in those contexts.
Dr. Anke Sterzing is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Hanover since August 2014. She holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Kaiserslautern with focus on behavioral economics, game theory and sustainability science, as well as a Diploma (M.Sc. equivalent) in business economics from the University of Magdeburg with majors in strategic management and international business. During her doctoral study she was a visiting scholar at the University of California, Santa Barbara (Prof. Gary Charness, Ph.D.). Her research interests are behavioral economics, experimental economics, organizational behavior, entrepreneurial decision-making and sustainability science.
Jörg Sydow is a Professor of Management at the School of Business & Economics of Freie Universität Berlin and a Visiting Professor at Strathclyde Business School, Glasgow. He has published widely and is a founding co-editor of two leading German journals, Managementforschung and Industrielle Beziehungen – The German Journal of Industrial Relations, as well as a member of the editorial boards of Organization Studies, Organization Science, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review and The Scandinavian Journal of Management. His current research interests are organization and information technology, strategic partnering, outsourcing, inter-firm networks in service and science-based industries, regional clusters, industrial relations, innovation and project management, organization and management theory, research on high-reliability organizations and disasters.
Francesco Tramontin, Director External Affairs for Mondelēz Europe, is responsible to coordinate Mondelez external engagement strategy in Europe with particular focus on sustainability and Health & Wellness issues.
Francesco worked from 2012 to 2013 in Mondelez Europe HQ in Zurich as Director Sustainability and from 2008 to 2012 in Kraft Foods’ HQ in Chicago where he was responsible for Issues Management coordinating the company’s global external positions on sustainability and environmental issues and managing Kraft Foods regular relationship with NGOs and external partners.
Previously Francesco worked in EU public/government affairs in Brussels for Cargill and then Kraft Foods, focusing on environmental, trade and agricultural policy.
Launched on Oct. 1, 2012, and employing around 100,000 people around the world, Mondelēz International comprises the global snacking and food brands of the former Kraft Foods Inc. The company holds the No. 1 position globally and in Europe in Biscuits, Chocolate and Candy.
Member of the Scientific Committee
Sandra Waddock is Galligan Chair of Strategy, Carroll School Scholar of Corporate Responsibility, and Professor of Management at Boston College's Carroll School of Management.
She has published more than 100 papers and eleven books, and received the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award in Collaboration Research (CSSI Symposium and Partnership Resource Center, Erasmus U.), 2011 David L. Bradford Outstanding Educator Award (Organizational Behavior Teaching Society), 2005 Faculty Pioneer Award for External Impact (Aspen Institute), and the 2004 Sumner Marcus Award for Distinguished Service (Social Issues in Management, Academy of Management).
Current research interests are stewardship of the future, corporate responsibility, the problem of growth, wisdom, system change, management education, and intellectual shamans. Her forthcoming book is Intellectual Shamans (Cambridge, in press 2015).
Other recent books include: Building the Responsible Enterprise with Andreas Rasche (2012), SEE Change: Making the Transition to a Sustainable Enterprise Economy with Malcolm McIntosh (2011), and The Difference Makers (2008, SIM Best Book Award, 2011).
Since 2013 Jessica Lagerstedt Wadin is research fellow at the Institute for Economic Research, Lund University. Focusing on business models for sustainable cities in regards to energy. From 2008 to she was 2013 Global Client Manager for ESS (European Spallation Source), ÅF in Stockholm.
Eva Wagner is Assistant Professor at the Finance Department at the Johannes Kepler University Linz. Her main fields of research are family firms, capital structure, credit risk and corporate social responsibility.
Innovation Forum is an events, analysis and publishing business founded in 2014. IF works on areas of sustainable and responsible business where innovation is paramount. Areas of focus for 2014/15 are deforestation, business and human rights, sustainable cotton and sustainable business leadership in the Middle East.
Prior to founding Innovation Forum, Toby set up, developed and built Ethical Corporation from 2001-2014. He's a lecturer on Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability at Birkbeck, University of London for the last six years. Since 2001 Toby has worked with many of the world’s largest companies as an advisor, trainer and critical friend, providing advice, strategic help and critical commentary to companies such as Alliance Boots, BP, Sainsbury’s, Nestle, McDonald’s, Coca-Cola, Interface, Schlumberger, Yara, Unilever, Exxon Mobil, Intersport, Metro Group, APP and many many others. He’s also worked with campaign groups such as Greenpeace and Oxfam.
He’s overseen the research, agendas, speakers and running of more than 100 business conferences since 1999 and authored research for the World Bank as well as overseeing numerous research reports, 9000 articles and writing 1500 blog posts on sustainable and ethical business since 2001. From 2006-9 he created and co-chaired the Independent Working Group on Corporate Responsibility, which reported to David Cameron in May 2008 with policy suggestions now being implemented.
Karen Wendt, Founder of Responsible Investmentbanking, ECCOS International i.G. and PI Foundation i.G. has started her career at the European Commission. Today she is multiple - entrepreneur, futurist, philanthropist, lecturer, researcher, coach and author. She has worked in highlevel roles in Project Finance, where she managed the transition from conventional energy to a green energy portfolio, in structured export finance and in strategic asset management. In 2002 she co-authored The Equator Principles. The last years she introduced The Principles within two Top Tier Financial Institutions and co-founded the Equator Principles Financial Institutions Association (EPFIA). She has undertaken research on creating ecosystems of ethical culture in business and non-business organizations, on the patterns of investment banking culture, the role of alignment of interests and values, the impact of leadership and the role of Environmental and Social Governance (ESG) in driving innovation. Combining her coaching experience with mediation for international and national business organizations helps her to work on models to incorporate social, cultural and environmental criteria into traditional investment decision making in a way that makes it compatible with the mainstream investment approach and to create an ecosystem for impact investing together with peers that shall remove the perceived dichotomy between eco-social and financial return.
Her anthology on responsible investment banking and positive impact investment can be found at http://responsible-investmentbanking.com/publication-engl/ .Her new research is focussed on innovation, cultural intelligence (CQ), organizational culture and creation of entrepreneurial and ethical eco-systems.
Karen holds an MBA from the University of Liverpool.
Alexandra Wilde studied chemical engineering at Technical University Graz, and languages at Karl Franzens University, Graz. She performed her PhD thesis on solid state electrochemistry in a collaboration of Max Planck Institute Stuttgart for Solid State Research and Montanuniversität Leoben. In 2005, she joined Robert Bosch GmbH in Stuttgart. Her current responsibilities include raw material risk management and innovation consulting and support.
Carolin Zorell has been a PhD candidate at the University of Mannheim since September 2012. Her dissertation project investigates to what extent national concepts of the state can account for differences in the spread of both buycotting as well as boycotting across countries and the simultaneous relevance of trust in Corporate Social Responsibility and Labelling Schemes. She presented first findings at the APSA Annual Meeting 2013 as well as at the MPSA Conference 2014. Before becoming a PhD Candidate, she had completed a Masters degree in Political Science at the Universities of Mannheim and Essex, and a Bachelor of Science in International Business at the University of Applied Sciences Pforzheim and the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago. Her main research interests are in political consumerism and its meaning for democracy as well as in the link between Corporate Social Responsibility and the behavior of consumers and citizens.
Dr. Zu is a senior specialist in corporate social responsibility (CSR), social entrepreneurship, business ethics and sustainability. He has been working for the United Nations and central government in China for about twenty years. Currently he is a Senior Program Officer, teaching and doing research at International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization (ILO), a unique UN training institution.
Dr. Zu holds PhD in business and management at Nottingham University Business School, specializing in CSR, business ethics, corporate governance and enterprise restructuring, etc., and master degree in economics of education in Beijing Normal University. Dr. Zu is the author of the books: “Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Corporate Restructuring and Firm’s Performance: Empirical Evidence from China”, and co-editor of Encyclopedia of CSR; Dictionary of CSR; Sustainable Entrepreneurship: Business Success through Sustainability. He has also authored many articles published in Journal of Business Ethics and other national and international journals.