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Speakers

Lize A. E. Booysen: Professor of Leadership and Organizational Behavior at the Graduate School of Leadership and Change, Antioch University, USA

Lize A.E. Booysen

Dr. Lize A.E. Booysen is professor of Leadership and Organizational Behavior at the Graduate School of Leadership and Change, Antioch University, executive leadership coach at the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL), USA, Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Industrial Psychology and People Management at University of Johannesburg and distinguished fellow of the International Leadership Association (ILA), USA. Dr. Booysen is an internationally recognized scholar-practitioner in the field of leadership, equality, diversity and inclusion, is widely published, and received numerous awards for her work in transformative learning and scholarship.

Bhaskar Chatterjee: Former Director General and CEO Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (India)

Bhaskar Chatterjee

Dr. Bhaskar Chatterjee is widely acclaimed as the Father of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in India. He was instrumental in framing and issuing the CSR guidelines for Public Sector Enterprises (PSEs) in April, 2010. As the DG & CEO of the Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA) between 2011 and 2016, he spearheaded the National Foundation for Corporate Social Responsibility (NFCSR).

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Christian Dietrich

Christian is a Director at Hamburg based sustainability consultancy Systain. His work focusses on digital solutions and innovations to improve corporate sustainability, with an emphasis on the sustainability challenges of global supply chains.

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Robert G. Eccles

Robert G. Eccles is a leading authority on the integration of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors in resource allocation decisions by companies and investors. He is also the world’s foremost academic expert on integrated reporting. Currently Eccles is a Visiting Professor of Management Practice at the Said Business School, University of Oxford where he is engaged in a number of research projects and he is a member of the Advisory Board of the JANA Impact Capital Fund.

John Elkington is a writer, thought-leader and business strategist, a serial entrepreneur and, at heart, an environmentalist.

John Elkington

John Elkington is a writer, thought-leader and business strategist, a serial entrepreneur and, at heart, an environmentalist. He is Chairman and Chief Pollinator at Volans, a certified B Corporation driving market-based solutions to the future’s greatest challenges. Mr Elkington is also Honorary Chairman of SustainAbility, sits on an A-Z of some 20 boards and advisory boards and has written 19 books.

R. Edward Freeman

R. Edward Freeman

Edward “Ed” Freeman is a prolific educator, consultant, and speaker, best known for his work on the topics of Stakeholder Management and Business Ethics. He also teaches Leading with Meaning, helping organizations create a culture that brings out the best in everyone.

Freeman is perhaps best known for his award winning book, Strategic Management: A Stakeholder Approach, first published in 1984 and reissued in 2010 by Cambridge University Press. In addition to several books he has authored, Ed was an editor of the 15 volume Ruffin Series in Business Ethics published by Oxford University Press.

Prof. Erwin Huang

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Professor Huang is the Director of Peking University HSBC Business School’s Center for Green Economy, a pioneering think tank for sustainable development in China. Since 2008, he has been the Executive Director in the Ecological Development Union International and a member of the supervisory committee of the Ministry of Land and Resources. At present, Professor Huang is serving as international jury of the Sustainable Entrepreneurship Award in Europe.

Norbert Kunz: is one of the high-profile social entrepreneurs in Germany

Norbert Kunz

Norbert Kunz is one of the high-profile social entrepreneurs in Germany.  For 20 years he has advised and supported entrepreneurs, companies, and non-profit organizations in developing their business models, financial plans, and organizational structures. Norbert Kunz has been Ashoka Fellow since 2007. The Schwab Foundation awarded him Social Entrepreneur of the year 2010 in Germany and in 2011 Social Entrepreneur of Europe.

Dr Debbie Haski-Leventhal is an Associate Professor in Management at Macquarie Graduate School of Management (MGSM) and the Program Director of the Master of Social Entrepreneurship.

Debbie Haski-Leventhal

Dr Debbie Haski-Leventhal is an Associate Professor in Management at Macquarie Graduate School of Management (MGSM) and the Program Director of the Master of Social Entrepreneurship. As a scholar on corporate social responsibility (CSR), Debbie initiated and led the MGSM CSR Partnership Network. She has conducted many studies on CSR and published vastly on the topic and she is the author of the book Strategic CSR: Theories and tools for responsible management. She is also highly involved with the United Nation Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME).

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Florencia Librizzi

Florencia Librizzi is Senior Manager at Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME), United Nations Global Compact Office. Before joining PRME, she served as a research consultant and attorney at a law firm. Florencia has published several articles, book chapters and expert reports (for NGOs and UN) and is a Ph.D. candidate at UNC. Her academic work focuses on regulatory aspects of sustainability and she often speaks about issues of sustainability and responsible management education and leadership.

Susan R. Madsen: Orin R. Woodbury Professor of Leadership and Ethics in the Woodbury School of Business at Utah Valley University, USA

Susan R. Madsen

Professor Susan R. Madsen is the Orin R. Woodbury Professor of Leadership and Ethics in the Woodbury School of Business at Utah Valley University. She is also a Visiting Fellow of the Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Zagreb (Croatia) and a Fellow of The Leadership Trust Foundation in Ross-on-Wye, England. Dr. Madsen is considered one of the top global thought leaders on the topic of women and leadership, has authored or edited six books, and has published hundreds of articles, chapters, and reports. She had founded many women’s networks, and she serves on many nonprofit, community, and association boards and committees.

Economic Development Consultant, Author and Researcher.

Nayan Mitra

As a Developmental Consultant, Nayan Mitra 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. She 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.

Jeremy Moon: Velux Professor of Corporate Sustainability at the Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

Jeremy Moon

Jeremy Moon is Velux Professor of Corporate Sustainability at the Copenhagen Business School, and was previously founding Director of the International Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility, University of Nottingham.

He is author of the Very Short Introduction to Corporate Social Responsibility (Oxford University Press, 2014), co-author of Visible Hands: National Government and International CSR (Cambridge University Press, 2017), and co-editor Corporate Social Responsibility: Strategy, Communication and Governance (Cambridge University Press, 2017).

Theo B. Pagel

Theo B. Pagel

Since February 2007, Theo Pagel has been the director, chairman and spokesperson for the Zoological Garden of Cologne. Additionally, he lectures at the University of Cologne where he was awarded an honorary doctorate in 2016 from the Faculty of Mathematics and Sciences. Theo Pagel is the author of numerous academic articles and books. Professor Pagel also works as a consulting expert for the Federal Office for Nature Conservation (BfN) and the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL). Furthermore, he is a member of the Advisory Committee on Animal Protection for North Rhine – Westphalia.

Andreas Pinkwart: Minister of Economy, Innovation, Digitization and Energy in the Ministry of Economics NRW, Germany

Andreas Pinkwart

Minister of Economy, Innovation, Digitization and Energy in the Ministry of Economics NRW, Germany

Danica Purg: Founding and current President of the IECD-Bled School of Management, Slovenia and the founding President of the Central and East European Management Development Association (CEEMAN)

Danica Purg

Professor Danica Purg is President of the IEDC-Bled School of Management, Slovenia, and President of CEEMAN, the international association for management development in dynamic societies. She is also leading UN Global Compact Slovenia and the European Leadership Centre (ELC). In 2010 Prof. Purg received the 2010 International Educator of the Year Award by the Academy of International Business (AIB). Prof. Purg is 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.

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Bernhard Schwager

After 20 years within Siemens, Bernhard Schwager joined the Bosch Group in 2005. In May 2006, he was appointed president of the German Association of Environmental Professionals, and in May 2008 chair of the German Environmental Management Systems and Audits committee, part of the German Standards Institute. At Bosch, Schwager is the head of the sustainability office. In this capacity, he acts as contact person for diverse stakeholder groups and promotes sustainability issues. As part of his work, he represents the company in various national and international organizations and he is the author or co-author of numerous books and articles.”

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John Spengler

John Spengler is the Akira Yamaguchi Professor of Environmental Health and Human Habitation, and Director of the JPB Environmental Health Fellowship Program at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.  He has conducted research in the areas of personal monitoring, air pollution health effects, indoor air pollution, and a variety of environmental sustainability issues.  Several of his investigations have focused on housing design and its effects on ventilation rates, building materials’ selection, energy consumption, and total environmental quality in homes. Spengler chaired the committee on Harvard Sustainability Principles; served on Harvard’s Greenhouse Gases Taskforce to develop the University’s carbon reduction goals and strategies; and was a member of Harvard’s Greenhouse Gases Executive Committee.

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Lee-Ann Steenkamp

Lee-Ann Steenkamp is a senior lecturer in taxation and climate change at the University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB), South Africa, and is also a registered Master Tax Practitioner (SA). Her research focuses on ‘green tax’ issues, including biodiversity conservation, the taxing of energy use in developing countries and most notably South Africa’s impending carbon tax. Lee-Ann obtained her PhD in Public Law from the University of Cape Town, wherein she examined the transition from the old Kyoto Protocol to the new Paris Agreement on Climate Change.”

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Gerald Steiner

Gerald Steiner is a Full Professor of Organizational Communication and Innovation, Dean of the Faculty of Business and Globalization, and Head of the Department for Knowledge and Communication Management at Danube University Krems in Austria. He is a former Schumpeter Professor and Visiting Scholar at Harvard University’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs (WCFIA). Now, at Danube University, he also (co)founded three transdisciplinary labs.

Teng-Tsai Tu: President of the Ecological Development Union, Asia (EDUA) and a faculty member of National Taipei University in Taiwan.

Teng-Tsai Tu

Dr. Teng-Tsai Tu, president of the Ecological Development Union, Asia (EDUA), is a faculty member of National Taipei University in Taiwan. He also is a listee of the IBC (International Biographical Centre) top 100 educators since 2015. His interest of research includes pricing models of the derivatives, portfolio management, ethical investment, corporate governance, corporate social responsibility, sustainable development and behavioral finance involving the trading and hedging strategies for investors. Dr. Tu further tries to dedicate his effort to the areas of green finance, green economics and green business.

Co-Chair of the International Panel for Sustainable Resource Management und Co-president, Club of Rome.

Ernst von Weizsäcker

Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker, is Co-Chair of the International Panel for Sustainable Resource Management und Co-president, Club of Rome. Apart from having been director of several environmental institutes, he was direktor of the UN in New York. He is the author of “Faktor Fünf” (2010, Droemer Knaur). Furthermore, Prof. Weizsäcker was honored with the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany (2009) and the German Environment Price (2008).

Dr Wayne Visser holds the BASF | Port of Antwerp | Randstad Chair in Sustainable Transformation and is Professor of Integrated Value at Antwerp Management School.

Wayne Visser

Prof. Dr Wayne Visser holds the BASF | Port of Antwerp | Randstad Chair in Sustainable Transformation and is Professor of Integrated Value at Antwerp Management School. He is also Fellow of the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, Director of Kaleidoscope Futures and Founder of CSR International. He is the author of 28 books and his work as a strategy analyst, sustainability advisor, CSR expert, futurist and professional speaker has taken him to 75 countries in the past 30 years.