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. She has been involved in various global corporate reporting initiatives and is currently Chair of the GRI (Global Reporting Initiative) Stakeholder Council, and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountant’s of Scotland’s (ICAS) Sustainability Panel, the ACCA’s Global Forum on Sustainability and the Climate Disclosure Standards Board’s Technical Working Group. Carol is Editor of the Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal. You can read more about Carol and her work at www.drcaroladams.net.
Professor of Accounting
Durham University Business School (UK)
Martin Brueckner is Co-Director of the Centre for Responsible Citizenship and Sustainability and a senior lecturer on sustainability at the School of Business and Governance at Murdoch University, Perth. He is a social ecologist with a background in management, economics, and environmental policy. His research focuses on industry-community relations, sustainable communities and regional sustainability with a social and environmental justice emphasis.
Senior Lecturer of Sustainability
School of Business and Governance at Murdoch University (Australia)
Archie B. Carroll
Professor Emeritus of Management
University of Georgia (USA)
Former Director General and CEO
Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (India)
Norman de Paula Arruda Filho
Higher Institute of Administration and Economics (Brazil)
Dr. Gabriel Eweje is Associate Professor of Business and Sustainability at the School of Management, Massey Business School, New Zealand. He is also Director of the Sustainability and CSR Research Group– a multidisciplinary team of researchers from Massey Business School. He is the Editor-in-Chief, Corporate Governance – An International Journal of Business in Society. His research interest lies around the issues of business ethics, corporate social responsibility and sustainability related disciplines. He has also published his work in international academic journals and presented his research findings at international conferences. His current research is on Sustainability Strategies, SDGs, Responsible Capitalism and Conscious Organizations, and Ethical Decision Making in Public & Private Organizations.
Associate Professor in Business and Sustainability
School of Management at Massey Business School (New Zealand)
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, and Adjunct Professor at Monash University (Melbourne).Mr. Freeman taught previously at the University of Minnesota, and The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Freeman’s latest book, Business: The New Story, with Bidhan Parmar and Kirsten Martin will be published by Columbia University Press in 2019, A 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 four honorary doctorates in economics and management (DHC) from Comillas University in Madrid, from Radboud University in Nijmegen, the Hanken School of Economics in Helsinki and Sherbrooke University in Canada 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
Professor of Business Administration
Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia (USA)
Cologne Business School (Germany)
Associate Professor in Management
Macquarie Graduate School of Management (Australia)
Haifeng Huang obtained his PhD in transitional economics at the Humboldt University of Berlin, and holds a master’s degrees in economics from both the Johns Hopkins University-Nanjing University Center for Chinese and American Studies and the School of Economics at Peking University. Professor Huang is currently the Director of Peking University HSBC Business School’s Center for Green Economy, a pioneering think-tank focusing on sustainable development in China. In addition to his role at the Center, he serves as the Assistant Dean for International Relations at Peking University HSBC Business School. Since 2008, he has been the Executive Director in the Ecological Development Union International and has sat member of the Ministry of Land and Resources’ supervisory committee. Additionally, Professor Huang serves on international jury of the European Sustainable Entrepreneurship Award.
Peking University HSBC Business School’s Center for Green Economy (China)
Samuel O. Idowu
Samuel O Idowu, PhD is a Senior Lecturer of Accounting and Corporate Social Responsibility at London Metropolitan University, UK. Samuel is a Freeman of the City of London and a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators. He is a Series Editor of Springer International’s books on CSR, Sustainability, Ethics and Governance, an Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of CSR and the Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Economics and Business Administration.
Senior Lecturer of Accounting and Corporate Social Responsibility
London Metropolitan University (UK)
Sarah Margaretha Jastram
Professor of International Business Ethics and Sustainability
HSBA Hamburg School of Business Administration (Germany)
Nayan Mitra comes with a rich mix of diverse professional experience where she straddles seamlessly between academics, social and corporate sectors. As a Developmental Consultant, she has worked closely with some of the eminent Corporations and not-for profits of India as well as being in their Advisory and Board level capacity. She has conducted several social researches for multi-lateral agencies; the findings of which have become important bases for sustainable action. She has been a resource person in eminent Institutions of higher learning in the areas of CSR and Corporate Governance and has important peer reviewed research publications to her credit in international and national Academic journals and books as well as delivered at key Conferences. She spearheads the India CSR Leadership series under her name, which is a resounding success among various cross-functional stakeholders. She was a finalist of the prestigious Chevening Gurukul Scholarship for Leadership and Excellence – 2013, as conferred by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) of the British Deputy High Commission.
Professor Danica Purg is the President of the IEDC-Bled School of Management in Slovenia, and President of CEEMAN, the international association for management development in dynamic societies, which brings together 220 management development institutions from 55 countries. She is also responsible for leading UN Global Compact Slovenia and the European Leadership Center (ELC). In 2010, Prof. Purg received the International Educator of the Year Award from the Academy of International Business (AIB) for her outstanding achievements in international business education. In 2013, she became the Chair of the PRME Steering Committee and in July 2017, the Global UN PRME Forum awarded Prof. Purg for her pioneering work in establishing the UN PRME initiative. Prof. Purg is a Professor of Leadership and Effective Management at the IEDC-Bled School of Management. She authored and co-authored several books and numerous articles on leadership issues, her special field of interest is looking for inspirations for managers from art and other professions.
IEDC-Bled School of Management (Slovenia)
Professor of International Business Ethics and Sustainability
CBS Cologne Business School (Germany)
Professor Emeritus of International Management
Humboldt Universität zu Berlin (Germany)
Arnold Smit is the Head of Social Impact and Associate Professor of Business in Society at the University of Stellenbosch Business School. His research and teaching are focused on the contextualization and integration of ethics, responsibility and sustainability in management education and organizational practice. He also works in executive education where his core expertise is in learning process design and program facilitation in the areas of values-based leadership, corporate governance and sustainability management. He serves on several governing and advisory bodies amongst which are the Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative, the Business Ethics Network of Africa and the USB-ED International Advisory Board. In his early career he served as a parish minister, a leadership and organizational development consultant and a human resources executive.
Associate Professor of Business in Society
University of Stellenbosch Business School (South Africa)
Kanji Tanimoto is the Professor in Business and Society at the School of Commerce, Waseda University, Japan. He is the Founder and President of the Japan Forum of Business and Society, an academic association dedicated to exploring the intersection between sociology and business. He is an editorial member of a number of journals. Additionally, he has been active as a consultant and has advised numerous leading Japanese companies on the topic of CSR management over the last 20 years. His research interests are primarily concerned with the relationship between business and society, especially corporate social responsibility, social enterprises and social innovation.
Professor of Business and Society
School of Commerce at Waseda University (Japan)
Sandra Waddock is the Galligan Chair of Strategy, Carroll School Scholar of Corporate Responsibility, and a Professor of Management at Boston College’s Carroll School of Management. Winner of numerous awards, including the 2016, she has published around 140 papers and multiple books, including “Healing the World” (Routledge/Greenleaf, 2017) and “Intellectual Shamans” (Cambridge, 2014). Her current research interests include large system change, corporate responsibility, intellectual shamanism, and management education.
Professor of Management
Boston College’s Carroll School of Management (USA)