Alec Wersun, Senior Lecturer, School Lead for the Common Good, Glasgow Caledonian University (Scotland)
Alec Wersun EdD is a senior lecturer at Glasgow Caledonian University and Chair of the UK & Ireland PRME Regional Chapter. A PRME Pioneer strategist and educationalist, his passion is on facilitating change in universities to better equip today's students with the understanding, ability and mindset to deliver change tomorrow.
Alex Hope, Head of Department: Leadership and HRM, Associate Professor of Business Ethics, Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University (England)
Dr. Alex Hope is Head of Department for Leadership and Human Resource Management and Associate Professor of Business Ethics at Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University, UK. He is Vice-Chair of the UK and Ireland Chapter of UN PRME, and Co-Chair of the UN PRME Climate Change and Environment working group.
Andrew Jack, Global Education Editor, Financial Times
Andrew Jack is global education editor for the Financial Times, writing on educational issues around the world and editorial lead for the free FT schools programme. He was previously head of curated content, deputy editor of the big read section, pharmaceuticals correspondent, and a foreign correspondent in France and Russia.
Andrew Main Wilson, CEO, Association of MBAs
Andrew Main Wilson is the CEO of the world's leading Organisation for MBAs. AMBA accredits over 260 of the world's most respected MBA Business Schools, from 70 countries in all 6 Continents. AMBA also has over 40,000 individual MBAs as Members, resident in over 150 countries worldwide.
Andy Crane, former Editor-in-Chief, Business & Society
Andy Crane explores new ways of thinking about the social, ethical and environmental dimensions of business. He is particularly known for his work on the changing role of the corporation in the global economy, where I have been influential in developing a new view of corporate citizenship that addresses the political roles and responsibilities of business
Professor Andy Hoffman, Holcim (US), Inc. Professor of Sustainable Enterprise, University of Michigan (United States of America)
Andrew Hoffman is the Holcim (US) Professor of Sustainable Enterprise at the University of Michigan, a position that holds joint appointments in the Ross School of Business and the School for Environment and Sustainability.
Ann Rosenberg, Senior Vice President UN Partnerships at SAP & Global Head of SAP Next- Gen
Ann Rosenberg is Senior Vice President & Global Head of SAP Next-Gen, a Purpose Driven Innovation Community Empowered by SAP Leonardo Ann leads SAP Next-Gen, a purpose driven innovation community empowered by SAP Leonardo and an innovation platform for SAP’s 365,000+ customers across 25 industries in 180+ countries. Rosenberg is also Senior Vice President of UN Partnerships.
Aurélien Decamps, Professor, KEDGE Business School (France)
Aurélien Decamps has been a Professor at KEDGE Business School since 2012. Doctor of Economic Sciences from the University of Bordeaux (2009), his focuses on research in Territorial and Urban Economics and in Real Estate.
Bai Chong-En, Dean, School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University (China)
Bai Chong-En is a Mansfield Freeman Chair Professor, Dean of the School of Economics and Management of Tsinghua University. Bai Chong-En taught at Boston College and The University of Hong Hong. His research areas include Institutional Economics, Economic Growth and Development, Public Economics, Finance, Corporate Governance and Chinese Economy.
Dr. Belinda Gibbons, Senior Lecturer, Sydney Business School at University of Wollongong, Australia/New Zealand Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME) Coordinator, United Nations PRME Advisory Committee Member (Australia)
Belinda Gibbons is the Australia/New Zealand Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME) Coordinator and a member of the United Nations PRME Advisory Committee. Belinda designed, developed and coordinates the interdisciplinary undergraduate capstone unit at UOW onshore and offshore campuses alongside the MBA design thinking postgraduate subject.
Clarke Murphy, CEO, Russell Reynolds Associates
Clarke is the Chief Executive Officer of Russell Reynolds Associates and serves on the Board of Directors. Prior to his appointment as CEO, he was the Global Leader of the firm’s
CEO/Board Services practice. While at Russell Reynolds Associates, Clarke has conducted a number of significant projects in the industry, including Board of Director searches for UnitedHealth Group and MSCI. He has also conducted CEO assignments for MasterCard, ARAMARK and Duke Energy, among others.
Colin Higgins, Editorial Board, Social Responsibility Journal and Business &Society, Editorial Review Panel, Journal of Business Ethics
Colin Higgins is Professor of Management, Deakin University Australia. He is Co-Editor of ‘Business & Society’, 2020 PDW Chair for the SIM Division of the Academy of Management, and Fellow of IABS. His research examines corporate reporting through an institutional lens, and is widely published in management and accounting journals.
Dan LeClair, CEO, Global Business School Network (GBSN)
As CEO of the Global Business School Network, Dan is leading efforts to improve access to quality, locally relevant management and entrepreneurship education for the developing world. Prior to GBSN, he helped transform AACSB from a US accrediting body to a global thought leader and internationally respected quality assurance agency.
Dan Thomas, Chief of Communications, UN Global Compact
In his role as Chief of Communications, Dan Thomas leads corporate communications, media relations and strategic events. During his time at the UN Global Compact, Mr.
Thomas has led the creation of a new communications strategy designed to engage a broader coalition of partners in support of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Daniel Costa, Programme Officer at EURAXESS & Senior Advisor at UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network – Youth
Daniel Costa works at EURAXESS, a pan-European initiative aiming at fostering the mobility of researchers between the EU and all parts of the world. He is also volunteering at Global Schools, a SDSN Youth program promoting Education for Sustainable Development. Daniel is currently finishing an MBA in Economics and Sustainability.
Daniel Kahn, Senior Research Analyst, QS World University Rankings
Daniel is from Manchester, UK but is now based in Paris. He has over 10 years of experience in business education and manages the team who produce the QS MBA/Masters Rankings. Daniel specialises in data analysis and process improvement and has travelled extensively meeting with business school deans and admission directors.
Danica Purg, Acting Chair of PRME Steering Committee, PRME
Professor Danica Purg is until June 30, 2020 performing the function of Interim Acting Chair of the PRME Steering Committee. She is President of IEDC-Bled School of Management, Slovenia, and President of CEEMAN, the international association of 200 management development institutions from 50 countries. She holds doctor honoris cause titles from some universities around the world.
Professor David Cooperrider, Fairmount Minerals Professor, Organizational Behavior Director, University Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit (United States of America)
Professor Cooperrider is past President of the National Academy of Management’s OD Division and has lectured and taught at Harvard, Stanford, University of Chicago, Katholieke University in Belgium, MIT, University of Michigan, Cambridge and others. Currently David serves as Faculty Director of the Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit.
David Steingard, Associate Professor, Associate Director of the Pedro Arrupe Center for Business Ethics, Saint Joseph's University (United States of America)
David Steingard is Director of the SDG Dashboard in the Haub School of Business at Saint Joseph’s University, USA. The SDG Dashboard is a collaborative online platform for collecting and sharing the best United Nations SDG impact practices of global business schools and universities
Duncan Ross, Chief Data Officer, Times Higher Education
Duncan is Data and Analytics Director for Times Higher Education, helping to create new and innovative rankings and data products across the HE sector. He was listed in the top 50 data leaders in the UK by Information Age, and as one of DataIQ's Big Data 100. Prior to joining Times Higher Education, he was Director Data Science at Teradata, with a remit across all industries and the entire international region (EMEA and APAC).
Professor Emma Bell, Professor of Organisation Studies, the Open University (England)
Prior to joining the Open University, she was a professor at Keele University for five years. Before that she worked as a lecturer and researcher at the University of Warwick, Queen Mary University of London, University of Bath and Exeter University. Emma is Joint Editor-in- Chief of the journal Management Learning, Associate Editor for Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management, and serves on the editorial boards of Academy of Management Learning & Education, Organization, Scandinavian Journal of
Management and Human Relations.
Enase Okonedo, Dean, Lagos School of Business (Nigeria)
Professor Enase Okonedo, Dean, Lagos Business School is passionate about management education in developing markets. She served on the Association of African Business Schools and AACSB International boards. She currently serves on the boards of Graduate Management Admission Council and Global Business School Network in addition to several corporate organisations.
Evgenia Pashkevich, International Programs Director, IBS RANEPA (Russia)
Evgenia is Associate Dean of the Institute of Business Studies of RANEPA, the biggest Russian University. She oversees partner networks, AACSB/EFMD accreditation and activities related to PRME. She earned her PhD in 2008 and had had over 15 years' experience in business and management before she joined IBS.
Ignacio de la Vega, Dean, EGADE Business School (Mexico)
Ignacio de la Vega has a proven track record as an entrepreneurial leader in academic, financial, and government sectors. Prior to joining EGADE, he served as CEO of Global Babson, an organization that integrates the Global Centers of Entrepreneurial Leadership at Babson College, where he developed innovative programs and collaborative research initiatives with a focus on entrepreneurship.
Ilian Mihov, Dean, INSEAD (France)
Professor Ilian Mihov was appointed Dean of INSEAD on 1 October 2013. He is concurrently the Rausing Chaired Professor of Economic and Business Transformation. His expertise is in macroeconomics with a focus on monetary policy, fiscal policy and economic growth.
Ishwar Haritas, Head and Coordinator, Sustainability, Innovation & Entrepreneurship Cluster Associate Professor: Strategic Management & International Business (India)
In a career spanning over 15 years, Professor Haritas has worked in the industry, not-for- profit organizations and international agencies, in over 15 countries, across 3 continents, on scores of strategy design and execution projects and programmes.
James P. Walsh, Former President of Academy Of Management, Professor, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan (United States of America)
James P. Walsh is fascinated by cross-level relationships: the influences between and among individuals, organizations, and society. “And as romantic as it may sound, I think we are all called to try to leave the world a better place. The desire to better understand these cross - level relationships, done with a clear eye on bettering our world, animates most everything I do.”
John Katsos, Associate Professor, American University of Sharjah (United Arab Emirates)
John E. Katsos is Associate Professor at the American University of Sharjah where he teaches Business Ethics, Negotiations, and Business Law. His research on business and peace has appeared in The Washington Post, Global Policy, Journal of Business Ethics, Academy of Management: Perspectives, and Business Ethics: European Review.
Dr. Julia Christensen Hughes, Professor, Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics, University of Guelph (Canada)
Dr. Julia Christensen Hughes is founding (former) dean of the Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics at the University of Guelph, Canada. A staunch advocate for "business as a force for good” and purpose-driven, ethical enterprise, Julia is currently working with global thought leaders in transforming traditional ranking metrics.
Katrin Muff, Ph.D., President, Positive Impact Rating and Director at the Institute for Business Sustainability, Lucerne, and Professor of Practice, Luiss Business School (Italy)
Dr. Katrin Muff is an internationally recognized thought leader in the transformative space of sustainability and responsibility. She teaches, consults, speaks and is active on boards. Until 2018 she helped transform Business School Lausanne, where she acted as Dean from 2008- 2015
Professor Madhu Veeraraghavan, Director, The T.A. Pai Management Institute (TAPMI) (India)
Professor Madhu Veeraraghavan currently serves as Director, T.A. Pai Management Institute, Manipal, India. Prior to this, he served as faculty, at leading B-Schools such as the Griffith Business School (Griffith University, Queensland, Australia), Queensland University of Technology, Queensland, The University of Auckland Business School, Monash University, Melbourne.
Mark Esposito, Ph.D, Co-Founder & Chief Learning Officer, Nexus FrontierTech
Mark Esposito, PhD, is recognized internationally as a top global thought leader in matters relating to The Fourth Industrial Revolution, the changes and opportunities that technology will bring to a variety of industries. He is Co-Founder and Chief Learning Officer at Nexus FrontierTech, an AI scale up venture, dedicated to help business become more efficient and competitive by introducing the latest data management science.
Marie-Claire Graf, Co-Founder, Sustainability Week International
Marie-Claire Graf is a Swiss youth advocate and change maker for just sustainable development and ambitious climate action through her diverse
engagement around all dimensions of sustainability on a local, national and international level. She is the co-founder of the Sustainability Week International and recently she was awarded as United Nations Youth Climate Champion.
Megan Buchter, Director, Fowler Center
Megan (Schulstad) Buchter joined the Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit at Case Western Reserve University in October 2016 to work on the AIM2Flourish initiative. As the AIM2Flourish Operations Manager she supported all AIM2Flourish professors, students, and editors in having a successful experience with the AIM2Flourish curriculum and assignment.
Dr. Mette Morsing, Head, Principles for Responsible Management Education
Dr. Mette Morsing is Head of PRME, Principles of Responsible Management Education, a UN Global Compact Initiative. Morsing was professor at Stockholm School of Economics and Copenhagen Business School, where she was Executive Director of interdisciplinary sustainability research centers. She is awarded for research-practitioner work and served on practitioner-oriented and academic-editorial boards on sustainability.
Minyoung Park, Student, Korea University (South Korea)
Minyoung Park is a senior at Korea University, Division of International Studies, and is an intern at Global Compact Network Korea. Minyoung previously worked in organizations to construct a human rights protection mechanism in Asia and has recently been awarded for her paper on emerging digital technologies and human rights.
Molly MacEachen, Consultant, United Nations Global Compact
Molly MacEachen is a consultant for the UN Global Compact and student finishing her degree at the University of Colorado’s Leeds School of Business. As a part of the team in the school’s Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility, Molly has authored SIP Reports and represented the school at a PRME Champions Meeting.
Professor Nicola Kleyn, Dean, University of Pretoria, Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS)
In addition to her executive management responsibilities at GIBS, Nicola is a researcher and teacher in the areas of Corporate Branding and Reputation Management. She is a member of the Executive Senate of the University of Pretoria, a director of GIBS, former President and a current member of the Board of the South African Business Schools Association (SABSA), Chair of the Accreditation Committee of the Association of African Business Schools (AABS), the African representative on the CEEMAN board and a member of the global EYQ Fellows Program.
Nikolay Ivanov, Manager, Principles for Responsible Management Education
In his role of managing the programmatic work of PRME, Nikolay is working closely with business schools, companies, and UN partners on integrating the SDGs into curriculum, research, and partnerships. Previously, Nikolay worked on implementing the PRME Six Principles at Copenhagen Business School from where he also led a sustainability- focused student organisation and graduated with a Master of Science in International Business and Politics and a Minor in Sustainable Business.
Nkiruka Chiemelu, Senior Manager, Global Operations, UN Global Compact Africa Nkiruka Chiemelu is the Senior Manager of Global Operations at the UN Global Compact
Office and its Africa regional hub. Additionally, she is the global coordinator for the UN Global Compact Young SDG Innovators, an innovation accelerator for young professionals to identify and develop viable commercial solutions for the SDGs.
Ole Lund Hansen, Chief of Operations, United Nations Global Compact
Ole Lund Hansen is part of the executive management team of the UN Global Compact. In his role as Chief of Global Operations, he leads strategy, development and support for the 70+ Global Compact Networks around the world. Ole joined the UN Global Compact in 2009 where he previously led different projects and programmes on the Sustainable Development Goals, Breakthrough Innovation, Board Adoption, Responsible Investment and Global Compact LEAD.
Paul Hibbert, Chief Editor, Academy of Management Learning Education
Paul Hibbert MBA PhD FHEA FCMI is Professor of Management at the University of St. Andrews, where he has served as Faculty Dean and Vice-Principal for Education. He is also an Honorary Professor at the University of Auckland, and the incoming Editor-in-Chief of AMLE.
Paul Polman, Co-Chair, United Nations Global Compact, Co-Founder, IMAGINE Paul Polman was Chief Executive Officer of Unilever from 2009 to 2019. Under his
leadership, Unilever has set out an ambitious vision to decouple its growth from overall environmental footprint and increase its positive social impact. Paul actively seeks cooperation with other companies to implement sustainable business strategies and drive systemic change. He is Chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce, Chair of the B Team and Vice-Chair of the UN Global Compact.
Petra Molthan-Hill, Co-Creator of Carbon Literacy Training, Nottingham Trent University (England)
Petra Molthan-Hill, PhD is Professor of Sustainable Management and ESD at Nottingham Business School, Head of NTU’s Green Academy and Co-Chair of the PRME Working Group on Climate Change and Environment. She is the editor of the leading textbook 'The Business Student's Guide to Sustainable Management' integrating the SDGs into teaching material for accounting, marketing and other subjects in management/business studies.
Rachel Welton, Co-Creator of Carbon Literacy, Nottingham Trent University (England)
Rachel is a Principal Lecturer in Tourism and International Business. She joined Nottingham Business School in 2003 and since then has taught on and been a module leader for a number of international, marketing and tourism modules offered within NBS. She successfully gain Senior Fellow HEA recognition in 2017.
Dr. Ranjan Banerjee, Dean, SPJIMR, Chair, PRME Chapter India (India)
Dr. Ranjan Banerjee is the Dean of SPJIMR, Mumbai. He is passionate about design thinking for sustainability and has been the India Chair of UNPRME. He is an internationally renowned speaker, teacher and thought leader and has co-authored a best-selling book on ‘The Made in India Manager’.
Rob Bauer, Professor of Finance, Chair Institutional Investors, School of Business and Economics, Maastricht University (Netherlands)
Rob Bauer is Professor of Finance and holder of the Elverding Chair on Sustainable Business, Culture and Corporate Regulation at Maastricht University School of Business and Economics. Rob is co-founder and director of the European Centre for Corporate Engagement (ECCE), executive director of the International Centre for Pension Management (ICPM) in Toronto, co-founder of GRESB, and co-chair of the Global Research Alliance on Sustainable Finance and Investment (GRASFI).
Sam Barratt, Chief of the Education and Youth Unit, United Nations Environment’s Ecosystem Division
Sam Barratt oversees the programme which includes the Playing for the Planet Alliance, a collaboration with the gaming industry to nudge gamers’ behaviour and for the industry to use cleaner energy, as well as the Youth and Education Alliance (YEA!) network of almost 800 universities from around the world. He also manages the Tide Turners Challenge Badge which is collaborating with Guides, Scouts, Junior Achievement and University students in five African countries.
Sanda Oijambo, Incoming Executive Director and CEO, United Nations Global Compact
Sanda Ojiambo of Kenya was appointed by United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres as the next Executive Director of the United Nations Global Compact on 22 May. She has served as Head of Sustainable Business and Social Impact, Safaricom Plc, Kenya since 2010. Ms.
Ojiambo was also the Senior Manager of Safaricom and MPESA Foundations, Kenya from 2008 to 2010, during which she led the implementation of several public-private partnership initiatives between Safaricom and UN organizations. Throughout her career, she has cultivated and managed relationships with key business entities and civil society organizations, including her capacity development work in Somalia with UNDP and CARE International.
Sanjeev Khagram, Dean and Director General Thunderbird School of Global Management, Arizona State University (United States of America)
Sanjeev Khagram is a world-renowned scholar and practitioner in the areas of globalization, transnationalism, leadership, strategic management, entrepreneurship, social enterprise, cross-sector innovation, public-private partnerships, inter-organizational networks, good governance, transparency, the global political economy, sustainable development, human security, and the data revolution.
Shivani Ghai, M.B.A Candidate, University of Cape Town’s Graduate School (South Africa)
Shivani holds a BSc in Aerospace Engineering and is an MBA candidate at the University of Cape Town's Graduate School of Business. Having previously leveraged her people and project management skills to support clients globally in the Energy Sector, Shivani now spends her time combining these skills with her passion for social development to contribute towards the empowerment of the disadvantaged.
Stefania Giannini, Assistant Director-General for Education, UNESCO
Ms Stefania Giannini was appointed Assistant Director-General for Education in May 2018, becoming the top United Nations official in the field of education. In this position, she provides strategic vision and leadership for UNESCO’s Education Sector in coordinating and monitoring the implementation of the Education 2030 Agenda, encapsulated in Sustainable Development Goal 4.
Tarun Galagali, Co-Founder of Next Generation Capitalism, Harvard Business School (United States of America)
Tarun Galagali is an MBA student at Harvard Business School. Formerly, he was a product marketing manager at Google and a management consultant at Parthenon-EY. He also helped elect and advise Congressman Ro Khanna (CA-17). Tarun is passionate
about remaking capitalism and bolstering our collective well-being.
Theresa Heithaus, Program Manager, WikiRate
Theresa joined WikiRate in 2016 and manages program development focusing on topics including Climate research, the Sustainable Development Goals and Transparent Value Chains. In addition, she supports securing new partnerships and resources, and advocating for shared, open data on corporate sustainability performance. Theresa comes from Oregon and resides in Berlin.
Thomas Dyllick, Founder, Positive Impact Rating
Professor emeritus in Sustainability Management at the Institute for Economy and the Environment, University of St. Gallen, and Director at The Institute for Business Sustainability, Lucerne, Switzerland. He co-directs the Diploma in Advanced Sustainability and is a member of the PIR Association Supervisory Board.
Tima Bansal, Canada Research Chair in Business Sustainability at the Ivey Business School at Western University (Canada)
Tima Bansal is a Professor of Strategy at the Ivey Business School. She is also the Director of Ivey’s Centre on Building Sustainable Value and the Executive Director and Founder of the Network for Business Sustainability, a growing network of approximately 8,000 researchers and managers from nations around the world committed to advancing sustainable business.
Toby A.A. Heaps, CEO and Co-Founder, Corporate Knights
Toby is the CEO and co-founder of Corporate Knights Inc. and publisher of Corporate Knights Magazine. He spearheaded the first global ranking of the world’s 100 most sustainable corporations in 2005, and in 2007 coined the term “clean capitalism.”
Dr. Victoria Gonzalez Gutierrez, Chair, PRME Chapter Latin America and Caribbean, Professor-Researcher, School of Administration and Business, CETYS University, Campus Mexicali (Mexico)
Dr. Victoria González Gutiérrez, research professor at the CETYS Campus Mexicali School of Administration and Business, is part of the international interdisciplinary study “State of business practices against bribery: the first Latin American study”, working with the countries of Colombia, Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, Guatemala, Peru and Mexico.