Andre Habisch

Prof. Dr. Andre Habisch is an Economist (professional degree from Free Univ. of Berlin 1992) and Catholic Theologian (PhD from Univ. of Tübingen 1993) and teaches Business Ethics and CSR at Ingolstadt School of Management (WFI) of Catholic University EIchstaett-Ingolstadt (KUE-I). He is also affiliated with the Academy of Business in Society (Brussels – Shanghai – New York) where he supervises an international project on Practical Wisdom in Management from the Religious and Spiritual Traditions. Inside EU-InnovatE he is leading WP 1 „Status Quo analysis of (un-)sustainable lifestyles“.

Habisch has served as a Scientific member of the Study commission „Growth, Wellbeing and Quality of Life“ of The German Parliament and is scientific consultant of the Catholic Entrepreneurial Union. His numerous publications include the paper collection „CSR across Europe“ (Springer 2005) as well as articles on Responsible Supply Chain Management, Corporate Citizenship, Corporate Volunteering, Sustainability Accounting etc.



James Goodman

James Goodman is Director of Futures at Forum for the Future, an independent non-profit working globally with business, government and other organisations to solve complex sustainability challenges. James leads Forum’s work using scenarios for strategy development and innovation, developing future visions, applying future-proofing techniques and conducting trend analysis, covering a broad range of topics from agricultural supply chains to entrepreneurship and the informal economy.

Previously at Forum for the Future he has advised business on sustainable development strategy and researched the role of digital technologies and social capital. Before joining Forum for the Future he worked in the field of technology market research and also spent some time teaching English in Japan.




Minna Halme

Minna Halme is professor of Corporate Responsibility at Aalto University Business School. Her research focuses on inclusive business for poverty alleviation, business models for eco-efficiency and societal impacts of corporate responsibility. She has worked with a number of European and national research projects on sustainable business and consumption.

Minna is a member of the editorial boards Business Strategy and the Environment, Scandinavian Journal of Management, and Organization&Environment. She has published in several refereed journals (e.g. Ecological Economics, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Business Ethics and Journal of Cleaner Production) and in edited books, written articles in popular press as well as authored a number of international and Finnish books.

She teaches sustainability management at Master’s, doctoral and executive MBA courses in Finland and South Korea, and cooperates with the industry in research projects. She has served as an advisor in United Nations Secretary-General's High-level Panel on Global Sustainability, and is frequently interviewed by news media. In October 2008 she received an award from the Academy of Finland for the societal impact of her research.



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.




Simon L. Dolan

Professor Dolan taught as visiting professor/scholar in many universities throughout the globe primarily at the MBA and Ph.D. levels. Among them:  Boston University, Northeastern University, The University of Minnesota and The University of  Colorado, in the U.S.;  Tel Aviv  and Haifa University in Israel;  McGill University , Concordia University, and St Mary´s University in Canada; Remin University of Beijing (China), Vienna University;  ESSEC-Paris, HEC-Paris, Corsica  and Toulouse University in France;  Federal University of Rio (Brazil);  ITESM (Mexico): Cadiz University, Pablo de Olavide University (Seville) , Instituto de Empresa, (Madrid) and  Pompeu Fabra University (in  Spain).

Prof. Dolan is the Editor-in-chief of Cross Cultural Management: An international journal and serves (d) on the editorial board of dozen other international scientific journals.  He is also a referee for many 1sttier journals such as: Personnel Psychology, Academy of Management Journal/Review, Journal of Organizational Behaviour, and many others.  He serves as referees for Grant allocations to the office of the prime minister of Belgium, The government of Quebec and the Government of Canada, as well as to the Government of Hong Kong.

He speaks several languages among them English, French, Spanish and Hebrew, and understands German and Polish. He had respectively delivered over 600 speeches and conferences around the globe on issues pertaining to management of people, culture audit, and other I/O psychology themes.  He wrote (or co-authored) 58 books and monographs in multiple languages. His books, in various editions, are used in the academia and by practitioners all over the world, and some are on the best selling list of the respective publishers (i.e. McGraw Hill, Planeta, and Palgrave-Macmillan).


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.



Lucia A. Reisch

Prof. Dr. Lucia A. Reisch is full professor for intercultural consumer behaviour and consumer policy at Copenhagen Business School. She also holds Honorary Professorships at the Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen and the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW) in Berlin. She holds a doctorate degree in economics from University of Hohenheim (Germany) and received an MBA education at the University of California, Los Angeles (US). Her main research focus is on sustainable consumption (energy, food and health, garments), consumer and sustainability policy, behavioural economics and corporate sustainability.

Next to German and Swedish research projects, she currently runs 4 large-scale EU research projects on sustainable consumption and production (EU-InnovatE; NUDGE-it; GLOBAL VALUE) and healthy lifestyles (I.Family). She is a lifelong member if the German Academy of Technical Sciences and is engaged in high-level policy consulting (e.g. Council for Sustainable Development; Ethics Commission for Safe Energy Supply; German Bioeconomy Council). For details see:



Simon Pickard

As Director International Programmes, Simon Pickard is responsible for implementing ABIS' overall knowledge development and learning strategy. This incorporates direct oversight of ABIS' multi-million euro programmes on research, education and training, and by extension the building of ABIS' strategic international partnerships. He also leads the Coordination Office in Brussels.

Simon joined ABIS as Deputy Director in March 2006, following the completion of his MBA at HEC School of Management in Paris, and moved up to his current post in 2008.

Prior to attending business school, he worked for Oxbridge Academic Programs, a not-for-profit organization based in New York, USA, in management then an executive capacity. Under its auspices, he was responsible for the creation and implementation of intensive summer schools and professional development seminars, all based at the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge or in Paris.