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Fellows uphold the ambition of the foundation and are interested in participating in its projects. They also help to forge and enhance relationships with other communities.


Michael Bashshur, Assistant Professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra

I work on organizational justice and ethical organizational climates. In particular, I am interested in how the fair treatment of employees and the evolution of the broader workplace context shape organizational outcomes.


Kunal Basu, Reader in Marketing at the Said Business School and Fellow at Green-Templeton college, University of Oxford

I research corporate social responsibility and the ethical dimensions of global branding. In addition to being an academic, I am an author of fiction.


Esteve Corbera, Senior Research Associate at University of East Anglia

I research in climate change policy, carbon markets and payments for ecosystem services, in which business plays a driving role. I am interested in exploring whether climate change and environmentally-aware companies take on board other aspects of business ethics and how they respond to employee-driven climate responsibility.


Gert Cornelissen, Assistant Professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra

My research starts from a practical question: How can we promote sustainable (both ecological and ethical) consumer behavior? In this context, I investigate the practical applications and the longer term effects of the priming and labelling techniques.


Dror Etzion, Assistant Professor at McGill University (Canada)

I study organizations and the natural environment. I am busy thinking about environmental metrics: how we decide what we measure, and how accurately the measures we end up using actually capture the reality of business impacts on the environment.


Mary Gentile (United States)

I am the creator and Director of the Giving Voice to Values curriculum — co-sponsored by the Aspen. Institute and Yale School of Management. Formerly at Harvard Business School, I have written, taught and consulted on faculty and curiculum development in the field of business ethics and social impact management for two decades. Giving Voice to Values takes an innovative approach, with a focus on implementation and pre-scripting for values conflicts, and this curriculum is spreading rapidly and is currently being piloted at over 55 sites globally (


Benedetta Giovanola, Researcher and Assistant Professor, University of Macerata (Italy)

I teach “Ethics and Economics” (Faculty of Political Sciences) and “Ethics and Communication” (Faculty of Letters and Philosophy). My scientific research mainly focuses on philosophical anthropology and applied ethics, especially social and economic ethics (with particular regard to the issue of rationality), business ethics (including corporate social responsibility), public ethics, ethics of communication (including the analysis of multiculturalism and intercultural communication).


Jeaninne Horowitz Gassol, Adjunct Professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra and University of Vic

My general interests lie in the field of innovation management and entrepreneurship. I am particularly keen in applying a system approach when studying management issues. My current research resolves around the strategic use of social entrepreneurship as a mean of promoting innovation in the health sector, particularly the development of cures and prevention of disease.


Mark Hunter, Adjunct Professor at INSEAD

I am an investigative journalist and author who works and teaches at INSEAD for multinational companies on the ways that organizations gather, use and diffuse information. I am a founding member of the Global Investigative Journalism Network, and am currently co-directing a project for the Network on business models for investigative journalism. I co-created the INSEAD Business Journalism Program.


Natalia Karelaia, Assistant Professor at INSEAD and Visiting Professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra

My research focuses on individual and group judgment and decision making. Among other things, I am interested in how gaining power may affect individual values and judgments regarding ethically questionable behaviors. Having taught Business Strategy for several years, I am also interested in how sustainable practices can form the basis of successful competitive strategies.


Leena Lankoski, Senior Lecturer at the University of Helsinki Department of Economics and Management and Visiting Researcher at INSEAD Social Innovation Centre

My research interests lie in the role of business in society and in the interlinkages between the environmental, social and economic dimensions of corporate responsibility.


Marc Le Menestrel, Associate Professor of Management at Universitat Pompeu Fabra and Visiting Professor of Ethics at INSEAD.

I am a decision scientist who likes to research and teach about rational behavior, the foundations of measurement and ethical business. I am specially interested in the articulation between economic values and subjective values such as ethical values, aesthetic feelings, cultural tastes or spiritual concerns.


Antonio Marquez, Visiting Professor, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, and IES Barcelona.

I am Visiting Professor of Strategic Management at Universitat Pompeu Fabra and of CSR at IES – Barcelona. I was visiting teacher for 4 year at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University and personal researcher for the President of the Reputation Institute. I am also an associated member of the Labour Studies Institute at ESADE. I am especially interested in Leadership and Management by Values and in the origin of CSR and Reputation.


Cristóbal Miralles, Associate Professor at Universitat Politecnica de Valencia and Visiting Professor of UPF and Universidade de Caxias do Sul

I am interested in developing social/environmental applications of Operations Research/Management Science tools, widening the classical profit-oriented approaches. My last works try to show their great potential for the socio-labour integration of disabled, and for some Green Logistics concerns. About lecturing, I am foundation member of GREVOL-Research group on Values Education in technical studies, developing moral dilemmas and other tools to bring ethical attitudes to students.


Ivan Montiel, Assistant Professor of Management, California State University, Los Angeles.

My research interests include how organizations can design socially responsible and sustainable strategies and be competitive, business ethics dilemmas, and management in Latin American countries. I have a doctorate in Environmental Science & Management from the Donald Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at University of California, Santa Barbara, a postgraduate degree from the University Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona and an undergraduate degree in Environmental Sciences from the Autonomous University of Barcelona.


Guido Palazzo, Professor of Business Ethics, Institute of Research in Management (IRM), University of Laussane

I am professor of business ethics at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales at the University of Lausanne. I studied business administration and philosophy and I worked as a management consultant with a special focus on strategic management, organizational development, and business ethics for several years. My scientific research focuses on corporate social responsibility, leadership, corporate branding, and the theory of democracy.


Riccardo Pedersini, Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School & BWH
My research lies between the domain of Psychology and Economics. Economic choices, as buying a house, and perceptual choices, as detecting a cancer in a mammography, are similar and different in
several interesting ways. I study these differences and similarities borrowing tools from Experimental Economics, Vision Sciences and Cognitive Psychology.


Felix Rauschmayer, Senior Fellow at UFZ - Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research
My research covers different strands that I increasingly integrate: Research on (1) the relation between ethics and multi-criteria decision aid, (2) governance of biodiversity, including participation and science-policy interfaces, and (3) the re-conceptualisation of Sustainable Development around the concept of needs, involving the concepts of well-being, quality of life, capabilities, and values. I complement my research activities by being a trainer for NonViolent Communication.


Fernando Ravi, Director Corporate Branding & Strategic CSR at MAS Holdings Ltd.

In my business work, my teaching (I am regular Guest Lecturer at INSEAD) or my institutional contribution, I am developing the idea of Strategic Corporate Sustainability, “a Commitment to implementing strategies for Sustainable Business which differentiates the organization, whilst impacting all stakeholders which are in its sphere of influence.” I recently obtained a Certificate in Sustainable Business (Cambridge).


Julian Rode, Postdoctoral Researcher and Academic Consultant for Median SCP and BioNET-International

I teach and conduct experimental research on topics related to ethics and economics, and have broad interdisciplinary interests in normative and descriptive aspects of decision making. Recently, I am engaging in projects on biodiversity and ecosystem services.


Augusto Rupérez Micola, Assistant Professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra

In my research, I use computational and econometric models to understand behavioural economics problems. I am particularly interested in European political economy (i.e. factors leading to its integration like the single energy market, the introduction of the €, or the use of English as the lingua franca).


Christiane Schwieren, Department of Economics, AWI, University of Heidelberg

I am a psychologist turned economist and my research deals with the psychological bases of economic behavior. I have been working on discrimination-issues both theoretically and experimentally. Recently I focus on questions like what psychological “side effects” competitive environments have on human behavior (with respect to cheating, trust or creativity) and how group structures influence decision making.


Tomasz Zaleskiewicz, Associate Professor at Warsaw School of Social Sciences and Humanities

My research interests focus on selected topics from economic psychology and behavioral decision making. I study economic decisions associated with moral and social issues. I also work on the behavior of individual investors and the role that is played by social responsibility in investment choices. My current research project captures the behavior of adults and children in economic games.