Steffen Farny

Steffen Farny is a doctoral candidate at the Entrepreneurship Discipline, Department of Management and International Business at Aalto University School of Business in Helsinki, Finland.

He holds an MSc in Corporate Development from the University of Cologne and an MSc in Entrepreneurship from Aalto University. His research interests include entrepreneurship and sustainable development, social entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship education, institutional voids and post-disaster community development.


Geert Verbong

Geert Verbong (1955) is Full Professor in the section of Technology Innovation & Society of the School of Innovation Sciences. He has a master degree in Applied Physics (1981). He specialized in the History of Technology and he wrote a Ph.D. thesis on innovations in textile printing and dyeing in the Netherlands in the 19th century. He was senior researcher and co-editor of two book series on the History of Technology in the Netherlands in the 19th and 20th century.

His recent contributions focus on the both the historical and future development of energy systems. He has managed several externally funded research projects and provides policy advices. He was for four years a parttime research coordinator at the Brabant Center for Sustainable Development (Telos) at Tilburg University. Currently he is also research and education coordinator at the Eindhoven Energy Institute. He has been a core member of the Dutch Knowledge Network on System Innovations or Transitions, in particularly working on the social dimensions of smart grids and the implementation of solar PV.



Bram Verhees

Dr. Bram Verhees holds an engineering masters degree in innovation sciences and a PhD in transition studies from Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). His dissertation investigated the contested development of, and societal resistance against, nuclear power in The Netherlands and the UK. Since then, he has worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the TU/e’s School of Innovation Sciences.

There, he has researched and published about the mechanisms and dynamics of protective spaces that shield, nurture and empower the development of low-carbon innovations such as solar PV, offshore wind and CCS. Bram’s research interests include cultural studies, social movement theory, discourse analysis, and visual analysis. Currently, he investigates the multifaceted roles of users and lifestyles in sustainability transitions. Bram is also a freelance science journalist.



Frank-Martin Belz

Frank-Martin Belz holds the Chair of Corporate Sustainability at the Technische Universität München (TUM School of Management). His research focusses on sustainable entrepreneurship and sustainable innovation. Frank-Martin Belz studied Business Administration at the University of Giessen and the University of Mannheim (Germany). He did his PhD in Business Administration at the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland), where he has also been Assistant and Associate Professor. He stayed visiting researcher, and visiting professor respectively at: University of Gothenborg (Sweden, Boston University (USA), York University in Toronto (Canada, ESAN University in Lima (Peru), and Aalto University School of Business in Helsinki (Finland). He publishes widely in leading international journals. His text book “Sustainability Marketing: A Global Perspective” (written with Ken Peattie) won the prestigious VHB Award for the “Best Text Book in the Year 2010”. It has been adopted in undergraduate and graduate courses all over the world.




John Thøgersen

John Thøgersen is Professor of Economic Psychology at Aarhus University, School of Business and Social Sciences, Denmark. He heads the “Marketing & Sustainability” research group and the “Virtual Community on Sustainability & Consumption”. His current research includes projects on sustainable lifestyles, social norms in the environmental field, energy-related behaviour in households, consumer acceptance of organic food products in China, Brazil and Europe, and intergenerational transfer of environmental concern.

He has published extensively on sustainable consumption issues in journals such as Journal of Economic Psychology, International Journal of Research in Marketing, Psychology & Marketing, European Journal of Marketing, Journal of Macromarketing, Journal of Environmental Psychology, and American Behavioral Scientist. He has been a visiting scholar at many foreign universities, including Stanford University (USA), Technical University of Berlin (Germany) and Sun Yat-Sen University (Guangzhou, China). John Thøgersen is editor of Journal of Consumer Policy, published by Springer.


Julia Katharina Binder

Julia Katharina Binder was born in 1988 in Germany. In her undergraduate studies she studied Marketing and Communication at the IMK in Germany and the Hawaii Pacific University in USA. In 2012 she graduated with distinction from the University of Edinburgh with a Master of Science degree in Marketing.

In January 2013 she joined the Chair of Corporate Sustainability Brewery and Food Industry at the Technische Universität München (TUM School of Management). As a research assistant and PhD student she focuses on topics of sustainability in business, with a particular focus on sustainable entrepreneurship.



Claudia Peus


Palie Smart

Dr. Palie Smart is the Director of the PhD Programme and Reader in Corporate Responsibility at Cranfield School of Management. Palie's research interests are positioned within the broader field of innovation and technology management, and more recently have encompassed responsible innovation and entrepreneurship. 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.

Palie is working with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology scholars on an industrial sustainability initiative. She is a member of the Open Innovation Research Forum (OIRF), an international network of researchers. She is also interested in the nature and role of management research and its impact on practice and policy. Inspired by Professor Anne Huff (President of Academy of Management 1998-99) and founding Director of Advanced Institute of Management (AIM), she has supported the Annual Cambridge University Research Methodology Conference.

She was awarded an EPSRC grant to investigate the potential for Open Science in academic professional practice in 2012.




Raffaella Cagliano

Raffaella Cagliano is Full Professor of Organization Theory and Design at the School of Management of Politecnico di Milano. She is Director of the Specialized Masters at MIP Politecnico di Milano. She holds a Master of Science and a PhD in Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering from Politecnico di Milano, Italy.

She is seats in the Board of the European Operations Management Association (EUROMA) as Past President; she is member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the International Journal of Operations and Production Management and Associate Editor of Operations Management Research.

Her main research interests concern Manufacturing and Supply Chain Strategies, with a particular emphasis on the organizational paradigms, models and practices in Operations. Recently, her studies focused on the role of organizational practices in developing and implementing sustainable Operations strategies.

Her research has been published on top Operations Management Journals and some of her papers have been awarded for their quality and relevance.



Martina Wayand

Martina Wayand holds an M.A. on sports science, economic psychology and communications science from University of Goettingen and completed an Executive MBA from the Technische Universität München. She has also followed additional postgraduate education on Economics, International Communications and Marketing at State University of New York, Tsinghua University Beijing/China and Hochschule St. Gallen/Switzerland.

She has an 18-year international experience in the field of communications and marketing as well as management experience in corporate and non-profit environments in the sports industry. She also managed the Executive MBA program in Innovation & Business Creation of TUM/UnternehmerTUM and coached and trained executives. Now Martina works as an academic researcher, teacher and Ph.D. candidate at the Chair of Corporate Management at TUM School of Management in the field of behavioral economics with a strong focus on incentives and performance measurement within entrepreneurial teams.




Joan Manuel Batista-Foguet

Joan Manuel Batista-Foguet, is since 1995 Full Professor at Department of People Management and Organisation in ESADE Business School, of University Ramón Llull, and former Research Director of ESADE (2001-2008).

He is the current Director of the Leadership Development Research Centre at ESADE. He has degrees In industrial Engineering (Polytechnic University of Catalonia (1975) and in Psychology from the University de Barcelona (1982). He also has a Master degree in Social Sciences Data Analysis from the University of Essex and earned a Ph.D. in Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia in 1982. He has also a diploma on Management from ESADE (1990) and on Leadership Development from CASE Western Reserve University. He is accredited coach by HAY group (US).

Since 1975, he has been Lecturer and Associate Professor of Statistics at the School of Engineers (Polytechnic University) and at the Faculty of Psychology (Universitat de Barcelona). His fields of interest are the improvement of the Conceptualization and Measurement in Social Sciences from both qualitative and quantitative perspectives, with applications to Social and Emotional Competences of individuals and of teams, Attitudinal Research, Branding, Service Quality, Quality of Life, Well-Being, Schoolchildren habits, subjects on which he has been and still is Principal Investigator of various research projects. He has also published various books and articles in leading journals worldwide.



Roberto Verganti

Roberto is the author of “Design-Driven Innovation: Changing the Rules of Competition by Radically Innovating what Things Mean” published by Harvard Business Press. The book has been nominated by BusinessWeek as one of the Best Design an Innovation Books of 2009, and by the Academy of Management for the George R. Terry Book Award as one of the best 6 books published in 2008 and 2009 that have made the most outstanding contribution to the advancement of management knowledge. It has been translated in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Italian and Portuguese.

Roberto Verganti has served as an advisor, coach and executive educator to senior managers at a wide variety of manufacturing and service firms including Ferrari, Ducati, Samsung, Gucci, STMicroelectronics, Microsoft, Intuit, IBM, Whirlpool, Masco, Barilla, Nestlè, Unilever, Procter & Gamble, L’Oréal, Solvay-Solexis, ABB, Bausch&Lomb, FIAT, Pirelli, Tetrapak, ARUP, Vodafone, SKY NewsCorp., Deloitte. He has also helped national and regional governments around the world to conceive design and innovation policies.



Stefan Pabst

Stefan Pabst holds an engineering degree in Brewing and Beverage Science from the Technische Universität München.

From 2012 to 2015 he completed his Master in Business Studies at the Technische Universität München and Berkely College, New York City.

In October 2015 he joined the Chair of Corporate Management at the TUM School of Management as a PhD student and research associate with a focus on sustainability.



Louise Armstrong

Louise Armstrong is as a knitter - of ideas, people, projects and the odd scarf too. She’s someone who wants to catalyse action and empower people to create a shift towards a more sustainable society.

Day to day Louise is part of Forum for the Future’s System Innovation Lab – the place where we learn and experiment with how to create big change. As part of this she runs innovation projects with leading organisations like eBay, Sky and Sony. She’s also currently leading Forum’s circular economy investigations, being funded by the UK’s Technology Strategy Board. In parallel Louise is also an occasional artist and launched The Luddite magazine via kickstarter.

She has a Business Studies degree from the University of Manchester.



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Boleslaw Rok

Boleslaw Rok, PhD, Professor at Kozminski University, Director of Business Ethics & Social Innovation Centre, Academic Director of Corporate Responsibility Executive Programme, and Rector’s Proxy for Responsible Management Education (PRME). His research interests lie in the intersection of social innovation, business ethics, public policy and responsibility management.

He was a successful entrepreneur for almost 20 years from 1989, being at the same time an active participant in different citizen movements. Now he is consultant and lecturer to many professional associations, governmental and commercial organizations, founder of the Responsible Business Forum, affiliated to CSR Europe. He is a Chief Ethical Officer for Polish Gaz and Oil Company (PGNiG), one of the biggest commercial group in CEE. He has been a member in several international projects, like “Growing Inclusive Market” and „Business Solutions to Poverty“ with UNDP, “European Platform for Excellence in CSR Research” and recently - „Impact Measurement and Performance Analysis of CSR” with The Academy of Business in Society.




Claudio Dell’Era

Claudio Dell’Era is Assistant Professor in the Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering of Politecnico di Milano, where he serves also as Co-Director of MaDe In Lab, the Laboratory of Management of Design and Innovation of MIP Politecnico di Milano ( Research activities developed by Claudio Dell’Era are concentrated in the area of Management of Innovation. Specifically research interests are about two main streams: the former concentrates on innovation strategies developed by leading companies that operate in design-intensive industries where symbolic and emotional values represents critical success factors to generate competitive advantage (Management of Design-Driven Innovation);

while the latter analyzes approaches and practices adopted during innovation processes by high-tech companies that face turbulent environments (Management of Technological Innovations in Turbulent Environments). He has published in relevant international journals, such as Journal of Product Innovation ManagementLong Range PlanningR&D ManagementInternational Journal of Operations & Production ManagementIndustry & InnovationInternational Journal of Innovation Management.



Iwona Kuraszko

Iwona Kuraszko, PhD in political science (2009, Warsaw University); Assistant Professor of ethics and business ethics at Kozminski University’s Centre of Business Ethics and Social Innovation, Poland; a Visiting Scholar at the INSEAD’s Social Innovation Centre, France (2013-2014) and at the Jepson School of Leadership Studies University of Richmond, USA (2011-2012); she also teaches business ethics at Warsaw University’s Department of Journalism and Political Science.

Her area of research: leadership ethics, social contract, public policy and human development. She is an editor of the first interdisciplinary study on leadership ethics in Poland (2014).




Christina Hertel

Christina Hertel received her Bachelor’s degree in technology and management oriented business administration at Technische Universität München (TUM) and finished her studies with a thesis on the venture creation process in sustainable entrepreneurship.

Since 2013 she is working as a student research assistant at the Chair of Corporate Sustainability and is doing a Master’s program in sustainable resource management at TUM. Between her studies she worked for a sustainable start-up in the renewable energy sector. Her research focus is on intentions formation in sustainable entrepreneurship.



Alwine Mohnen

The focus of the research of Alwine Mohnen lies in the field of corporate management and personnel economics with an emphasis on incentives, performance measurement and compensation. She is the head of the experimental laboratory of the TUM School of Management which explores the field of behavioral economics and experimental economics.

After studying economics (1997) at the University of Bonn, she received her PhD (summa cum laude) from the University of Cologne in 2002 and acquired her postdoctoral teaching qualification (habilitation) in 2006. Before joining RWTH Aachen as a full professor in the Department of Business and Economics in 2008, she was a visiting scholar at Stanford University for one year as well an adjunct professor at the CEU Business School of the Central European University in Budapest/Hungary. Since 2011 she has held the Chair of Corporate Management at TUM.



Marta Struminska-Kutra

Marta Struminska-Kutra, PhD, an assistant professor at Social Sciences Department, and Vice Director of PhD Studies, Kozminski University in Warsaw. Graduated with an MA from Sociology Department at Warsaw University. In 2010 she received PhD in sociology at the Institute for Philosophy and Sociology, Polish Academy of Sciences.

Her major area of expertize are qualitative research methods, with a special focus on case study method. She conducts research on: Corporate Social Responsibility, organizational learning in public administration, public disputes resolution. Currently Visiting Fellow at the Institute for Science, Innovation and Society, Oxford University.


Kristian Roed Nielsen

Kristian Roed Nielsen is Political Science major from the University of Copenhagen who has, since graduating in 2012, served as a conscript in the Royal Danish Army.

He is currently working as a CBS PhD Fellow on the EU-Innovate project, where his main research focus is on issues of sustainable consumption, behavioural science and contextual preferences.



Angelina Korsunova


Johan Schot

Johan Schot is the Director of SPRU and Professor of History of Technology & Sustainability Transition Studies. Johan joined SPRU as Director in January 2014. Previously he was professor in social history of technology at Eindhoven University of Technology and University of Twente. He is also director of the Foundation for the History of Technology in Eindhoven. In 2009 Johan Schot was elected to the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) for the genuine interdisciplinarity of his work.  He integrates social science and history perspectives from the vantage point of socio-technical change.

He is the initiator and founder of a number of influential national, European and global research programs and networks, among others the Greening of Industry Network from 1990-1996, The National Research Program on the History of Technology in the Netherlands in the 20th century from 1995-2003, the Tensions of Europe Network from 2000-2013, the Digital European Science and Technology Museum since (see and the Dutch Knowledge Network on Transitions towards Sustainable Development from 2004-2010.

He is series editor (with Phil Scranton) of the prestigious Making Europe. Technology and Transformations Book Series with Palgrave (see, the path breaking Routledge Studies in Sustainability Transitions the Technology and European History book series with Amsterdam University Press/Chicago University Press, see

In 2002 he was awarded by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO), under the Innovational Research Incentives scheme for talented scholars (highest category), a research grant to establish his own research program (see  He acquired grants from a wide range of sources, including companies, private foundations, research councils, governments and the European Union.



Naiara Altuna

Naiara Altuna is researcher at the Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering of Politecnico di Milano.

She is also a research fellow of the DEsign MANagement Network (DESMA), where 12 partners both from industry and academia are making the effort to rethink how design and management can drive innovation, social progress and competitiveness. She is currently conducting her PhD studies in the field of innovation management.

She has participated in a number of international conferences in the fields of design and innovation.


Matteo Pedrini

Matteo Pedrini, is assistant professor of Business Policy and Corporate Strategy at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore. He is director of academic research of ALTIS (, the Postgraduate School of Business and Society at the same university, an international research and education centre for the study and promotion of a responsible and competitive business culture.

He is involved in research projects on corporate social responsibility, social entrepreneurship, sustainability reporting and strategic management. He teaches “Introduction to Management”, “Corporate Strategy” and “Corporate Social Responsibility” in post-graduate courses and masters. In 2002 he graduated in Management, and 2007 he discussed his PhD thesis in Management and Firm's systems on "Corporate Responsibility and Stakeholder Management. The generation of intangible resources".



Rob Raven

Rob Raven, PhD (1975) is Associate Professor in the School of Innovation Sciences, Eindhoven University of Technology. He holds an engineering master degree in Innovation Sciences and a PhD in Transition Studies. Rob has also worked at the Policy Studies department of the Energy research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN). Current work includes enhancing transition and strategic niche management theories, with empirical focus on the energy and mobility domains in Europe and South-East Asia. He has published over 40 scientific articles in the field of Innovation Studies, Transition Studies and Science and Technology Studies, including an award winning special issue in Research Policy on sustainability transitions.

Rob Raven, PhD (1975) is Associate Professor in the School of Innovation Sciences, Eindhoven University of Technology. He holds an engineering master degree in Innovation Sciences and a PhD in Transition Studies. Rob has also worked at the Policy Studies department of the Energy research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN). Current work includes enhancing transition and strategic niche management theories, with empirical focus on the energy and mobility domains in Europe and South-East Asia. He has published over 40 scientific articles in the field of Innovation Studies, Transition Studies and Science and Technology Studies, including an award winning special issue in Research Policy on sustainability transitions.



Sonia Ruiz



Ans Kolk

Ans Kolk is full professor at the University of Amsterdam Business School, The Netherlands. Her areas are in corporate social responsibility and sustainability, especially in relation to international business and international policy. Specific topics have included poverty and development; bottom of the pyramid and subsistence markets; partnerships; codes of conduct and non-financial reporting; stakeholders and governance; climate change and energy.

She has published numerous articles in a range of international journals (including e.g. Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management Studies, World Development, Journal of World Business, British Journal of Management, Journal of Business Ethics, Climate Policy, Sustainable Development) as well as book chapers and books. Professor Kolk is a regular reviewer for international journals, serves as editorial board member for major journals in her field, and (co-)edited several special issues. In 2009, she received the prestigious EABIS/Aspen Institute Faculty Pioneer European Award (Lifetime Achievement Award).


Willemijn van Dolen

Willemijn van Dolen is full professor and Director Corporate Relations at ABS. Van Dolen previously worked at Maastricht University where she got her PhD, VU University Amsterdam and spent two years as a visiting researcher at the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley. Her research interests include social media and social influence. In her research, she cooperates closely with companies and appears as a marketing expert in the news.

She is a member of the academic advisory board of NIMA (a Dutch platform for marketeers), of SEO Economic Research (carries out independent applied economic research on behalf of the public and private sectors) and of the supervisory board of Amsterdam Marketing (the city marketing organisation of the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area). She conducts research for the Dutch Child helpline and is chair of the Research, Advisory and Policy council of Child Helplines International, an organisation dedicated to the protection of children around the world. Van Dolen teaches the course Theories of Marketing to master students (full-time and part-time) and supervises master theses. She serves as a reviewer for various international journals and has published extensively in professional journals such as the JR, JSR, I&M, JBR, JCMC, CMR, JBE, and P&M.



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Daniel Arenas

Daniel Arenas is Associate Professor of the Department of Social Sciences at ESADE Business School, where he is also the Head of Research of the Institute for Social Innovation. He holds a PhD and a MA from the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago, a Degree in Philosophy from the University of Barcelona and a Diploma from the Program of Executive Development at ESADE.

He teaches courses on Sociology, Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility. His research interests focus in the area of business ethics and corporate social responsibility, and has published also in the fields of political theory and aesthetics. He is professor at ESADE since 2002.




Emma Macdonald

Dr. Emma Macdonald is a Senior Lecturer in Marketing at Cranfield School of Management. Emma is Programme Director of the Customer Experience Strategy programme, Module Leader for Strategic Marketing on the Executive MBA, and leads the Integrated Marketing Communications module of the MSc in Strategic Marketing.

She is also Research Director of the Cranfield Customer Management Forum, a syndicate of leading companies such as British Gas, BP, HSBC, London Symphony Orchestra, Mercedes Benz, Royal Bank of Scotland and SAS who work together to drive forward best practice in marketing.

Through her prize-winning research, Emma has developed tools for unpacking customer value which are now implemented in dozens of blue-chip firms.  Her work on better customer insight has recently been published in a main feature article in Harvard Business Review.

Her two Knowledge Transfer Partnership Projects (UK Government Grants) with research agency MESH have led to the agency growing ten-fold over four years, an achievement recognised by an "outstanding" rating for the first project from the UK's Technology Strategy Board.

Commencing January 2014, Emma is co-investigator on a European FP7 Project (EU-InnovatE) under the "Sustainable Lifestyles and Green Economy in Europe" theme.

Her multiple awards for impactful research include the "Cube D'Or" (gold prize) from the French Direct Marketing association, and awards for the "best paper in the conference" from International Colloquium on Relationship Marketing and the UK Academy of Marketing.

As well as her Harvard Business Review print article, two HBR online articles and a series of articles for Admap she has published in a number of academic journals including Industrial Marketing Management, Journal of Business Research, and Journal of Marketing Management.


Kester Byass

Kester Byass is one of the project co-ordinators working across Forum’s project & Network teams, as well as running the production of Green Futures. Kester also runs a webinar programme reaching distant partners and creating a truly global dialogue. He has worked in big multi stakeholder projects like the Sustainable Shipping Initiative, trying to create tangible solutions to the problems within the industry.




Hugh Wilson

Prof. Hugh Wilson is Professor of Strategic Marketing at Cranfield School of Management and and Director of the Customer Management Forum, a syndicate of leading firms such as Royal Bank of Scotland, Pfizer and BP exploring best practice in the development of profitable relationships in a multichannel world. Hugh spends much of his time working with world-class companies on marketing planning, multichannel management, CRM and sustainability marketing, as well as teaching on these topics in Cranfield.

Hugh writes extensively for both executives and academics. His most recent books are The Multichannel Challenge (2008) and Marketing Plans, 7e (2011, with Malcolm McDonald). He recently published an article on customer experience for Harvard Business Review (with Dr Emma Macdonald), and was interviewed about persuasion for Stephen Fry's Radio 4 programme "Fry's English Delight". He is a frequent keynote speaker for industry conferences. He has published over 30 academic papers in Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, British Journal of Management, Industrial Marketing Management, Journal of Business Research and European Journal of Marketing, amongst other journals.


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Jennifer Goodman

Jennifer Goodman is a PhD candidate in Management Sciences at ESADE Business School, Ramon Llull University, and a recent visiting researcher at Carleton University, where she formed part of the Responsible Investing Initiative Community University Research Alliance. As a member of ESADE’s Institute for Social Innovation Jennifer has a keen interest in the intersection of business and society, business ethics, stakeholder/shareholder collaboration, responsible investment, CSR and sustainability.

She has published academic articles in the Journal of Business Ethics and Society and Business Review on the topic of social shareholder engagement as well as practitioners’ reports on responsible investment and social innovation with ESADE. She holds a Masters of Research in Management Sciences from ESADE, an MBA from Warwick Business School, a Diplôme de Commerce International from ESSEC, France, and a BA in International Business with French from the University of Plymouth, UK.



Josep Maria Galí

Josep Maria Galí currently teaches at ESADE and in the last two years he has been invited as Visiting Professor at the UAB (Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona) in the International MBA Program.

Josep did his Ph.D. on Management Sciences at HEC (Paris), and the doctoral research under the direction of Jean-Noël Kapferer, one of the leading scholars on consumer behavior and brand strategy. He has been teaching consumer behavior at ESADE for 20 years, and directing Executive Education courses on brand management, luxury management, and fashion management.

In the last years Josep has been teaching Marketing in the English section of the MBA, an undergraduate course on Luxury Management as well as an Executive Education seminar in the same field.
In the last month he published the Spanish version of Sustainability Marketing ( as a co-author, with Frank Belz (TUM Munich) and Kent Peattie (Cardiff University).

He also manages a consulting firm in which he has acquired 20 years of experience in different industries, specially Consumer Goods, Retail, Luxury, and Sustainability Business.

Finally, he advises a Private Equity Fund investing in Social and Sustainable Businesses.



Anna Wagenschwanz

Anna Wagenschwanz completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Mannheim in Business Administration, during which she gained international experience at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. She then graduated from Technische Universität München (TUM) and Aarhus University with a Double Degree Master of Science in “Consumer Affairs”. In January 2016, she joined the Chair of Corporate Sustainability Brewery and Food Industry at the TUM School of Management as a research assistant and PhD student. In her dissertation she focuses on the topic of sustainable entrepreneurship. 


Frederike Falke

Frederike Falke completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Maastricht in International Economic Studies, during which she gained international experience at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. She then graduated from Maastricht University with a Master of Science in Behavioral Economics. In February 2016, she joined the Chair of Corporate Sustainability Brewery and Food industry at the TUM School of Management as a research assistant and PhD student. In her dissertation she focuses on the topic of sustainable entrepreneurship.


René Schmidpeter

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 in China, Adjunct Professor at Murdoch University in Perth, Australia and Honorary Professor at Metropolitan University in London. 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.