V Adinarayanan is a tapasvi and visionary teacher working towards societal well-being. He is the co-founder of Anaadi foundation, a non-profit socio-spiritual organization in India that focuses on culture, well-being, education and sustainability. Adinarayanan has an MS in Computer Engineering from North Carolina State University and was with the Software Industry before moving into academics. With a decade of teaching and research experience at Amrita University, he brings in multidimensional perspective and immersive experience in all the programs. Through his talks and workshops, he inspires youth to lead a self-reliant, socially-conscious and sustainable life. 

Sapientia Theological College of Religious Orders, Budapest, Hungary

Laura Sarolta Baritz OP is member of the Order of Dominicans in Hungary. She  has diplomas of economics (1983), religion teacher (2002) and ethic teacher (2004) and specializes herself on the alternative economics. She obtained her PhD from the Corvinus University of Budapest with a dissertation on alternative economic model based on the virtue ethics. Baritz runs programs called “Christian Social Priciples in the Economy” at the Sapienta College and "Human Centered Economics" at the Corvinus University of Budapest.   

Ridley College, Melbourne, Australia and Regents Park College, Oxford, UK

Rev’d Dr Ken Barnes splits his time between Ridley College, Melbourne where he is Dean of the Marketplace Institute and Regents Park College, Oxford where he is a Visiting Fellow of the Oxford Centre for Christianity and Culture and Associate Director of the Entrepreneurial Leadership Initiative. Ken also teaches theology at the Oxford University Department of Continuing Education and serves as a voluntary chaplain to the Graduate Christian Forum of Oxford University.   

Aalto University School of Business, Helsinki, Finland

Tilman Bauer is a young professional in the fields of business vis-à-vis peace, social sustainability, and CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility). His professional career aspirations are to work for peace in the interface of business and society. He desires to base all actions on sustainable and ethical values and to realize the potential of business to foster peace, which he defines not merely as the absence of war or violence but positively for example as the presence of true wellbeing and prosperity, as positive social impact, as cultural diversity, and ultimately as a higher purpose.

Nyenrode Business University, The Netherlands

Paul de Blot was  born in Indonesia in 1924. He joined the Allied Forces during World War II and was imprisoned for 5 years. In 1948 he became Jesuit and completed his studies in Indonesia in Indonesian and Javanese language, Eastern cultures, philosophy,  politology, physics;  and in theology, psychology, philosophy of science and culture, spirituality and business administration in the Netherlands. His work experience include: In Indonesia chemist in the sugar industry  and supervisor of textile and ceramic  industry; teaching  primary school and high school, teaching theology at the State University in Yogyakarta, philosophy, teaching politology, ecological technology and medical ethics at the Navy Academy. In 2006 he became professor in Business Spirituality at the  Business University Nyenrode.

Integral Perspectives LLC, Mumbai, India

Margot Borden is founder and consultant at Integral Perspectives. Margot practices Psychotherapy, East-West Executive Coaching, Corporate Consulting, Public Speaking and teaches at Antioch University Midwest. She is currently based in Mumbai and works in Europe, USA and India. Through psychotherapy, coaching and her other work, Margot conveys an understanding of spirituality that is both practical and down to earth. It will open doors and invite us to a life of greater congruence, meaning and fulfillment for people, organizations and the planet. 

Ypres, Belgium

Jan Breyne is a Belgian public officer, who was active in the city of Ypres and later at the Belgian federal government. He graduated from the Catholic University of Leuven in sociology and went to work in the city of Ypres. From 1972 to 1983 he was Director of Tourism at Municipality of Ieper and from 1983 to 1989 department head of civic affairs and information. He served as City Treasurer (1989-1997) and then Chief Executive of Ieper (1997-2010). He was National President of the VFG (Flemish Federation of Chief Executives) from 2005 till 2010. From 2009 till 2012 he was Cabinet Advisor of Prime Minister Yves Leterme. After his retirement in February 2010 he was appointed federal coordinator of the commemorations around the First World War, which will take place in the period from 2014 to 2018. He wrote the book “Ieper, portret van een stad” (Lannoo, 1992). 

Binghamton University, State University of New York, USA

Manas Chatterji is Professor of Management and Program Faculty, Department of Asian and Asian American Studies at Binghamton University, State University of New York. He is also  Honorary Visiting Professor at the Central University of Finance and Economics (CUFE) in Beijing, China. Honorary Distinguished Professor at the Calcutta Business School in Calcutta, India, and Honorary Distinguished Professor at the Poznan University of Economics in Poznan, Poland. His research interests include International Management and Strategic Management, Health Care, Conflict and Peace, and Energy and Environment.

AiREAS and STIR Academy, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

After an executive career across the world Jean-Paul Close came back to his homeland, Holland in 2001.  As an entrepreneur he started to write books, speak in public and coach enterprises on business spirituality. In 2008 he started to uniting entrepreneurial people with a high sense of cultural creativity in the STIR Foundation with the objective to work together on transformative processes. Starting with self-employed people they caught the attention of larger organizations and institutions to eventually create new cooperative initiatives in various fields. Proving their concepts slowly in the complexity of the Netherlands they started communicating their findings to international audience and through international papers.

Better Future, Sliač, Slovakia

Zuzana Čmelíková is the Founder and CEO of the Better Future consulting company, in Banksa Bystrica, Slovakia. She is a trainer and a coach. Her company’s vision is to be a leader in the field of organizational education, training and consulting with an emphasis on the moral development of organizations and their members.

Atheist Spirituality, Bristol, UK

Following an economics degree in the UK, Geoff worked on the development of industrial strategy for corporate clients worldwide including IBM, Yamaha, ABB and many smaller businesses, covering industries in Europe, Asia, USA, Africa and Australia. Over the last 20 years he focused on the rapid transition of the Russian economy where he advised many leading businesses on global development.  From a synthesis of the secular and sacred, Geoff developed a core concern for how faith could be interpreted for the increasingly dominant atheist interpretation.


Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary

Mária Csutora, associate professor, is head of the Sustainability Indicators Research Centre at the Corvinus University of Budapest. She is a steering committee member of the EMAN-EU environmental accounting research network and a standards committee member of the Global Footprint Network. Between 1998 and 2003 she served as an adjunct professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology in the US. Formerly she also worked as deputy director in the Hungarian Cleaner Production Centre. Between 2009 and 2011 she was coordinator for the Sustainable Consumption, Production and Communication Project. Her main research areas cover sustainable consumption, sustainability indicators, company strategies.   

Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium

Gerrit De Vylder is professor of International Political Economy & Economic History a the Faculty of Economics and Business Studies, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium. After finishing MA-studies in Leuven and Gent Universities, he obtained his PhD  from Tilburg University in The Netherlands. He is currently working on the history of globalization (an Asia-centric point of view), on the relationship between religion (Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Christianity) and economics/business, and between Orientalist literature and economics/business.   

University of Urbino "Carlo Bo", Italy

Mara Del Baldo is Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management and of Financial Accounting at the University of Urbino (Italy), Department of Economics, Society and Politics. She was also a visiting professor at the University of Vigo (Spain), the Jurai Dobrila University of Pula (Hroazia) and the New Bulgarian University of Sofia (Bulgaria). Her main research interests include: Entrepreneurship and small businesses; corporate social responsibility, sustainability and business ethics; SMEs and networking strategies; financial and integrated reporting; ethical, social and environmental accounting (SEAR) and gender(pink) accounting. She published in different Italian and foreign journals as well as in national and international conferences proceedings and books.

Praxislaw, Brussels, Belgium

Paul Depuydt studied law at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and has a Master degree in notarial law. He is a member of the Brussels Bar since 1977. He started his career at the firm and became a partner in 1981. Paul has considerable experience in insurance law, liability, civil procedure and professional conduct regulations. He advises and represents corporates and professionals (mainly attorneys, bailiffs, insurance brokers and doctors) and their insurers in cases relating to industrial and professional liability. He advises and represents insurers in all insurance law matters. He is assisted by a team of five attorneys. Paul wrote several books and numerous articles and is regularly invited as a lecturer at seminars. He was assistant professor at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven from 1976 to 1980.   

Palpung Sherabling Institute of Higher Buddhist Studies, India

Dr Paola Di Maio is a multilingual Socio Technical Systems Engineer, specializing in Informatics with emphasis on ethics, sustainability and collective awareness. Born in Italy, she studied and worked internationally, and holds graduate and postgraduate academic awards from UK Universities. During her studies she worked as bookstore manager, then as London based science and technology correspondent, and User Experience designer. She has been published in major publications such as the Financial Times, served as editor and publisher in online editorial startup ventures, and later as research analyst and author in business intelligence and current affairs (Cutter Consortium). She spent over 10 years in Asia, where she worked as a lecturer and visiting faculty. She is a resident scholar at the Palpung Sherabling Institute in northern India, where she integrates advanced knowledge systems from various cultural traditions, such as Dzogchen and Mahamudra.

Warsaw School of Economics, Poland

Tomasz Dolegowski works at the Warsaw School of Economics – World Economy Faculty since 1985. He got his Ph.D. in 1994 (dissertation about globalization and regional cooperation in transportation sector). He received his Habilitation in 2002. His research interests include: institutions and competitiveness in global economy, globalization and regionalization of the world and European economy, ethical aspects of international business and globalization, CSR, international transport. He is member of the Business Ethics Faculty Group of CEMS – Global Alliance for Management Education.

Ede Christian University for Applied Sciences, The Netherlands

E.C. (Eelco) van den Dool studied Business Administration at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam and currently works at the Ede Christian University for Applied Sciences in The  Netherlands. He is an associate researcher and a lecturer at the Department of Business Studies. Eelco initiated the PhD research project ‘Capturing Spiritual Dynamics in Social Innovation’.

Comillas Pontifical University, Madrid, Spain

Professor José Luis Fernández Fernández studied at the Universidad Pontificia Comillas, where he majored in Philosophy (1980) and received his Ph.D. in 1986. He also earned a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) in 1992. In 1984 he began teaching at the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters of the Universidad Pontificia Comillas. He is currently Professor at the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration and Director of the Javier Benjumea Chair of  Economic and Business Ethics. Between 2000 and 2003 he was Vice President for External Relations and University Extension at his university.    

University of Turin, Italy

Vincenzo Giorgino is Senior Research Scientist at the Department of Management, University of Turin, Italy. His research interest includes analysis of co-production and self-production as forms of relational work in the economic field; practices of health and well-being at the individual, organizational and community levels. He is interested in the integration of social sciences and contemplative practices; methodologies of the social sciences with particular reference to the methods in the first person; methods of action research and clinical sociology, and grounded theory.   

Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary

Natasha Gjorevska is a PhD student, lecturer and a research scholar at the Corvinus University of Budapest, Department of Organizational Behavior. Her PhD research is targeted at spiritual leadership and organizations. Her focus is on purpose-driven businesses, meaningful work, and workplace spirituality, and her main interest is in transcendental motivation for doing work that has benefit for others. She is interested to see how alternative organizational forms, such as social entrepreneurship or hybrid organizations, contribute to the improvement of the individual, organizational, and societal well-being.

KÖVET - Sustainability Consulting, Budapest, Hungary

Zsuzsanna Győri works as CSR expert at KÖVET – Sustainability Consulting in Budapest. She received her PhD degree in 2011 from the Corvinus University of Budapest with her thesis “CSR and beyond”. Her research focused on values-driven business models.   

Proactive Management Consulting Ltd., Budapest, Hungary

Tibor Héjj is Founder and Managing Partner of Proactive Management Consulting Ltd. in Budapest. He earned two M.Sc. degrees at The Technical University in Budapest and his MBA degree at Vanderbilt University in the United States. He was co-founder and for 10 years one of the Executive Vice Presidents of Műszertechnika, the most successful Hungarian computer and telecom company of its time. The company’s international expansion was one of his achievements. He set up and presided over subsidiaries in Germany, Switzerland, USA and Taiwan. 

Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Dr. Elisabeth Hense is Assistant Professor of Spirituality at Radboud University Nijmegen. Her main fields of research are Christian spirituality, interreligious spirituality, societal spirituality and theories on spirituality. She also is a Trustee to the Board of Forschungsinstitut der Deutschen Provinz der Karmeliten. Her research is about older and newer forms of spirituality. She has translated texts of top writers of the Carmelite tradition, such as John of the Cross, and she has saved other interesting Carmelite writers, in particular Maria Petyt, John of St. Samson and Francis Amelry, from oblivion. The transmission of their spirituality has resulted in extraordinary contemporary music theatre productions. These productions, too, have become a subject of her research.

University of Cambridge and University of Oxford, UK

Dr. Peter Heslam is director of the Entrepreneurial Leadership Initiative at the University of Oxford and of Transforming Business at the University of Cambridge. His main research focus is the nexus of business, faith and development. His academic background includes social science, history, ethics and theology and he holds degrees from Oxford and Cambridge. Before his current appointments, Peter was director of the Capitalism Project at the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity, the convenor of JustShare (a consortium of twenty development agencies), and an adviser to the Archbishop of Canterbury on the issue of globalization.  

Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Nel Hofstra is lecturer at the Faculty of Economic Sciences of the Erasmus University Rotterdam in the Netherlands since 1986. She teaches Entrepreneurial Marketing, Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Business & Society. She is a member of the Business Ethics Faculty Group of CEMS – Global Alliance for Management Education. Her research includes eco-innovations and entrepreneurship, focusing on the concept of the role of Nature.

Catholic University of Argentina, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Carlos Hoevel is Professor of History of Economic and Political Ideas, Business Ethics and Philosophy of Economics at the Catholic University of Argentina in Buenos Aires. He is also Director of the University's Center of Studies in Economy and Culture and of the Journal of Economic Culture. His publications includes "The Economy of Recognition" (Springer, 2013)

University of Westminster Business School, London, UK

Katalin  Illes is a Principal Lecturer in Leadership and Development at the University of Westminster in London. She is interested in innovative and holistic approaches of organisational and personal development. Katalin is a qualified Somatic Experiencing Practitioner and incorporates virtue ethics,  spirituality, embodied leadership and resilience building in her workshops providing opportunities for deep learning and enhanced mind-body connection.

NHH Norwegian School of Economics, Bergen, Norway

Knut J. Ims is professor in Business Ethics at the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) in Bergen, Norway. He received his PhD from the School of Economics and Legal Sciences, Gothenburg University, Sweden. He has taught courses in ethics (Ethical Action – Individual, Organization and Society; and, Business Strategy and Business Ethics) for more than two decades. He has also taught PhD courses in system development and information and management. He is member of the Business Ethics Interfaculty Group of CEMS - Global Alliance for Management Education.

Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management, Belgium

Kevin Jackson is Professor and Daniel Janssen Chair at the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management in Brussels, Belgium. He is a leading scholar in international business ethics, global economic governance, and legal philosophy. His research papers have been published in top-tier journals, among them Business Ethics Quarterly, Journal of Business Ethics, Brooklyn Journal of International Law, Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy and Law and Philosophy. His "Charting Global Responsibilities: Legal Philosophy and Human Rights" (University Press of America, 1994) was presented as a gift to His Holiness the Dalai Lama by the U.S. State Department. The book was praised for its "fascinating chapters, felicitous expositions and fundamental thinking," noting that "it is critical that [reading] this volume become a high-priority task of avant-garde jurists."

Bodo Graduate School of Business, University of Nordland, Norway

Ove Jakobsen is Professor of Ecological Economics at the Bodø Graduate School of Business, University of Nordland, Norway. He is Director and Co-founder of the Centre for Ecological Economics and Ethics and Member of the Board of Bodø Graduate School of Business. He holds a Dr. Oecon. degree (Norwegian School of Economics). He also holds master's degrees in Marketing (SLHK, Oslo), Business Administration (NHH) and Philosophy (University of Bergen). His books include « Circulation Economics: Theory and Practice » (2007, Oxford, Peter Lang) 

Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania

Tomas Kavaliauskas is an Associate Professor at Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania. He has been teaching business ethics, political philosophy, and philosophy of science at various universities. He is a Lithuanian social critic, essayist and novelist. Kavaliauskas analyses the geopolitics of the Baltic region and European identity issues. He is the author of “Transformations in Central Europe between 1989 and 2012: Geopolitical, Socioeconomic, and Cultural Shifts” (Lexington Books, 2012) and “The Individual in Business Ethics" (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014).

former faculty member
Erasmus University Rotterdam

Till June 2016 Luit Kloosterman served as assistant professor in marketing at the Erasmus University Rotterdam in The Netherlands. During his more than 30 years of academic carrier he was involved in teaching international marketing and consumer behavior. He organized research projects in which Erasmus students made research studies about Dutch companies abroad. Kloosterman co-authored several marketing textbooks in Dutch. Based upon his experiences he struggled with the neoclassical perspective dominant in marketing  and other economic fields. He became interested in how spirituality and sustainability can contribute to the transformation of economics.

Former Ambassador of the Netherlands

Edy J. Korthals Altes studied economics at Erasmus University Rotterdam. He is a former Dutch diplomat, who has been an outspoken proponent of global peace and security, inter-religious cooperation, and spiritual renewal. He serves as Vice Chairman of the Dutch chapter of the Pugwash Movement (1987-1995), Chairman of the Section International Affairs of the Netherlands Council of Churches (1990-1996), Co-president EECOD (European Ecumenical Commission on Development, 1991-1993), Member EKD Advisory Commission for Development Affairs (1992-1997, Germany) and President of the World Conference of Religions for Peace (1994-1999, Honorary president 1999-2004). He is currently a Fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science. His atest books include "Spiritual Awakening - the Hidden Key to Peace and Security" and "Just and Sustainable Economics and a Responsible European Union" (Peeters, Leuven).   

Business Ethics Center, Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary

Gabor Kovacs is PhD student at the Business Ethics Center of the Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary. His research topic is spiritual value-orientations in entrepreneurship. He has background in economics and management. He received his master's degree in Buddhist studies from the Budapest Buddhist University in 2010. He was participating in a research project about the ecological value-orientation of Hungarian entrepreneurships. He is researching on Buddhist economics as well.

Karoli Gaspar University of Reformed Church, Budapest, Hungary

Imre Lázár graduated from Semmelweis Medical University in Budapest as a medical doctor in 1981. While undergoing training in psychotherapy in the late 1980s he became interested in medical anthropology. He received his MSc in Medical Anthropology from Brunel University in London and his PhD in Behavioral Sciences from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Since 1993 he has been teaching medical anthropology at the Institute of Behavioral Sciences of Semmelweis Medical University. Since 2003 he also works as associate professor at the Institute of Communication and Social Sciences of the Károli Gáspár University of Reformed Church in Budapest.

Beweging Consulting, Brussels, Belgium

Annemie Lemahieu is Director of Communication at Beweging, Brussels, Belgium.

The Canon Chair, ESC Rennes School of Business, France

François Lépineux is professor at ESC Rennes School of Business (Brittany, France), where he is in charge of the CANON Chair “Foresight and the Common Good”. After graduating from HEC Paris School of Management in 1990, he has carried on various research and consulting activities.  He received his PhD in Management Science at the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM, Paris). He has co-edited two books with Professor Henri-Claude de Bettignies:  "Finance for a Better World: The Shift Toward Sustainability" (2009. London, Palgrave Macmillan) and "Business, Globalization and the Common Good" (2009. Oxford, Peter Lang Academic Publishers).


University of Anwerp and Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium

Luc Van Liedekerke holds the BASF-Deloitte Chair on Sustainability, a joint project between Antwerp Management School and the University of Antwerp. He holds an MsC in economics and a master’s degree in literary studies of the Catholic University Leuven and received his PhD in philosophy at the Institute of Philosophy, Catholic University Leuven. Through his work as founding member and outgoing president of the European Business Ethics Network, the largest and most important academic network in business ethics, and his directorship of the Centre for Economics and Ethics, KULeuven, Luc Van Liedekerke is considered as one of the main experts on corporate responsibility issues in Belgium and abroad.

University of Novi Sad, Serbia

Alpár Losoncz has studied law, economics, and philosophy. He gained his PhD in Social Sciences and Economics from the University of Novi Sad, Serbia. From 1981 to 1987 he was research associate at the Faculty of Law Novi Sad. From 1988 he has been working at the Department of Social Sciences of the Faculty of Technology of the same university. Since 1991 he is also lecturer at the Faculty of Philosophy of University of Szeged, Hungary. He was  initiator of the Specialist Academic Studies in Novi Sad and the director of the course in relation to multiculturality in Central Europe and business ethics. In addition he served as the lecturer of Alternative Academic Network in Belgrade.   

Portland Community College, Oregon, USA

Joel Magnuson, Ph.D. is an independent economist based in Portland, Oregon, USA. He is the author of « Mindful Economics: How the U.S. Economy Works, Why it Matters, and How It Could Be Different » (Seven Stories Press, 2008) as well numerous articles in journals and anthologies in the US, Europe, and Japan. His newest book, « The Approaching Great Transformation: Toward a Livable Post-Carbon Economy » has been published by Seven Stories Press (2013).  

EASADE Bsuiness School, Ramon Llull University, Barcelona, Spain

Josep F. Mària, Jesuit, is Professor of Social Analysis and Corporate Social Responsibility. He conducts research in two areas: (1) CSR of extractive industries in developing areas, with a special focus on Sub Saharan Africa. (2) Business, society and values: From the perspective of anthropology, he examines ways to promote, among business leaders and citizens, the values that lead them to contribute to societal welfare through their organisations. He collaborates with third-sector institutions in Catalonia related with education.

Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium

Michaël Merrigan is a PhD researcher and teaching assistant at the Leuven Institute for Human Rights and Critical Studies. He obtained a Master’s Degree in Law at the Catholic University of Leuven (2007), an LL.M. in Public International Law at Leiden University, The Netherlands (2009) and the European Master’s Degree (E.MA) in Human Rights and Democratisation from the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation in Venice, Italy (2009). During his E.MA studies he also conducted research at the Irish Institute for Human Rights of the National University of Ireland in Galway, Ireland.   

Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland

Michał A. Michalski is Assistant Professor in Department of Business Ethics, Institute of Cultural Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences at Adam Mickiewicz University (AMU) in Poznań, Poland.  He graduated in Management and Marketing at AMU Poznań. His doctoral thesis was on cultural dimension of human labour. His research interests include business and work ethics, economic culture, family and economy, welfare state, management, human labour, Catholic Social Thought.

Thymia - Philosophical Practice, Weesp, The Netherlands

Dr. Heidi S.C.A. Muijen studied philosophy and completed a post-graduate training in visual art therapy.  She was working at a day care for dementia patients and taught at the Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Free University of Amsterdam, and Leiden University.  In 2003 Heidi started Thymia, her philosophical practice for creative development and living in Weesp. She gives individual and group counseling for reorientation of life and career, for normative professionalism of teams and empowerment.  She developed dialogical play games including  
“Man, know yourself” and “What is the issue?  What is the question!”.   

Rajiv Gandhi Indian Institute of Management, Shillong, India

Sanjoy Mukharjee is Professor at the Rajiv Gandhi Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Shillong where he is member of the Sustainability, CSR and Ethics Group. A graduate in Mechanical Engineering from Jadavpur University, Calcutta, he obtained his Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) from Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Calcutta, and Ph.D from Jadavpur University. Till 2009 Mukherjee was engaged in research, teaching and consulting at the Management Centre for Human, IIM Calcutta.

Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria

Michael Müller-Camen is a Full Professor at the Institute of Human Resource Management of the Vienna University of Economics and Business and Associate Professor of International HRM at Middlesex University London. His research concentrates on Sustainable Human Resource Management. Within this emerging subject, his research focuses on Age Management, Green HRM, Industrial Relations and Social Reporting. His new research interest is the link between quantum physics, management and spirituality.

Founder and Chief Investment Officer
Sumeru Capital, Hong Kong

Ernest C. H. Ng is a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Centre of Buddhist Studies (CBS), the University of Hong Kong, with a research focus on Buddhist Economics and the intersection of spirituality and materialism. He is currently the Chief Investment Officer at Sumeru Capital, an asset management company focusing on the Greater China markets. With over 15 years of experience in the financial market, he has developed a keen interest in the research and practice of integrating sustainable developments, wisdom traditions and the market economy.

Business Ethics Center, Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary

Andras Ocsai worked for several companies and also in the public sector after graduation at the Corvinus University of Budapest in 2002. Then, he found his way back to his alma mater and started his Ph. D. studies in 2012 at the Business Ethics Center. The title of his PhD project is ‘Value-oriented business and ecological transformation’. He assists the European SPES Institute to organize its activities and projects.

University College Dublin, Ireland and London School of Economics, UK

Eleanor O'Higgins (BA, MSc, MBA, PhD) is on the faculty of the School of Business at UCD and is a Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She specialises in teaching, research and publications on business ethics, corporate governance, corporate social responsibility and strategic and public management. She is the author of numerous papers in academic and professional journals, newspaper articles, book chapters and case studies. She has received a number of international awards for peer reviewed articles on business ethics and governance. Her case studies and research work on the airline industry and on Ryanair have also received prestigious international awards.

All Hallows College, Dublin City University, Ireland

Michael O’Sullivan, SJ is Director of the awards and pathways in the MA in Christian Spirituality programme, Cluster Leader of the Spirituality PhD and MA by research students, and Co-Director of the Spiritual Capital Ireland Centre, at All Hallows College, Dublin City University, Ireland. He was previously Head of Theology and Moderator of final year PhD students at All Hallows College and Director of the Higher Diploma and MA programmes in Applied Christian Spirituality at Milltown Institute, a Recognized College of the National University of Ireland.  

HEC Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Thierry C. Pauchant is Professor and Chair of Ethics and Management at HEC Montreal, Canada. He is Director of the Research Group on Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility and Co-director of the Research Group on Ecology and Management. Thierry is graduated  from Panthéon-Sorbonne in Paris. He obtained his MBA from University of California at Los Angeles and his Ph.D from University of Souther California. His expertise include corporate ethics, financial responsibilities, transformation of complex systems, integral leadership, and spirituality at work.  

Business Consultant and Artist, Lanaken, Belgium

Lisette Peulen is a business consultant in Lanaken, Belgium. In 2011 she published her book "Living and working in solidarity”. It describes several examples of projects, teams, organization initiatives where people work together from an awareness of deep connection, rather than based power and control. She is involved in various social transition initiatives aimed at contributing to a more holistic, sustainable and resilient world. She published two books of poetry: "To the other side” is a report of a radical personal change, while “Cristalinne days, nights of gold" collects poems that tell the reader about a new reality. As a painter she translates uncounscious information into colour and paint in motion.

Alba Academy, The Netherlands

Ien GM van der Pol is Founder and Former President of the Alba Academy in the Netherlands. Her experties include boardroom and executive coaching, training and lecturing on inclusive leadership. She is author of 'Coaching Essentials voor Managers'(2014), 'Coachen als professie' (2012) and 'Uit & Thuis' (2010), as well as several professional articles on coaching and insclusive leadership. Specialities: Wellbeing, Wisdom & Wealth for people & organisations.    

ESADE Business School, Barcelona, Spain

Maria Prandi is a researcher and an external collaborator of the ESADE Institute of Social Innovation since 1999. She coordinates the line of research focusing on Business and Human Rights. She holds an undergraduate degree, a Master and Advanced Studies Diploma (DEA) in International Relations. She has published several articles and papers in this field, including the Practical Guide on Human Rights for Companies. She has also worked as a consultant on human rights issues for NGOs, governments and private sector organisations and, since 1999, has developed a line of work within the framework of various United Nations human rights organisms. She is the founder of businessandhumanrights.es.    

De La Salle Catholic University of Manado, Indonesia

Jozef Richard Raco is currently working as the Director of Research and Development of De La Salle Catholic University of Manado, Indonesia. He got his Doctorate degree in Educational Management from The State University of Jakarta Indonesia, Master degree in Business Management from University of East Anglia Norwich England, Master degree in Economics from Asian Social Institute of Manila Philipines. His research interests are in the area of Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Qualitative Method. He already published two handbooks in Indonesian .ie. Qualitative Research Method: Type, Characteristic and Specificity (Grasindo-Indonesia, 2010); Phenomenological Method Applied to Entrepreneurship (Grasindo Indonesia, 2012, with Revi Tanod as co-writer).

Smrithi Rekha Adinarayanan is the co-founder of Anaadi Foundation. She was formerly an Edtech and Cognitive Science researcher at CREATE Labs and a Faculty member of the Computer Science and Engineering at Amrita University. She has an MS in Information Systems from University at Buffalo, USA. In 2015, she was a visiting faculty at the University of L'Aquila, Italy and contributed to research in the area of Organizational group decision making. Her research in Cognitive Science involves designing learning content that utilizes the human cognitive potential for enhanced learning outcomes. 

Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium

Kristof Van Rossem is independant trainer/consultant in Socratic dialogue. He is teacher of philosophy and ethics at HUBrussels and teacher of teachers in philosophy at the Catholic University of Leuven. His research topics include research topics female contemporary philosophy, practical philosophy, business ethics, and philosophy of education. His publications include « Meeting Socrates » Philosophical Practice 9 (1).   

Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Rosemarie Schade is Principal of the Loyola College for Diversity and Sustainability, Concordia University, Montreal. She is responsible for curriculum development, liaison with international student groups, hiring, and all aspects of managing an academic unit. She is member of the Interdisciplinary Working Group on Education for Environmental Sustainability at Concordia University. She developed a course on local sustainability projects in Germany with H.O. Wack at the Technical University of Fulda.  

Tel Aviv University, Israel

Ora Setter (PhD) was the CEO and Academic Director of Lahav – the Executive Education Center of Tel Aviv University, Israel. She is  a lecturer at the Social Science Faculty and the Coller Business School, Tel Aviv University, Israel. She is also an Adjunct Professor at MDI, one of the best business schools in India. Dr. Setter was the chairwoman of Psycho-Dharma, a school for implementation of Buddhist psychology, where she teaches courses in Buddhism and management. A senior consultant, to many leading companies in Israel, focusing on Organizational Development, Ora’s areas of expertise are change management, power and politics, knowledge management, and building and organizing training programs for organizations.

Harvard Business School, Boston, USA

Shashank Shah is a Jamsetji Tata Trust Grantee for pursuing advanced research in the field of Corporate Responsibility, and a Visiting Scholar at the Harvard Business School, USA. He  completed his doctoral and postdoctoral research in the field of Corporate Stakeholders Management at Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, a Deemed University located at Prasanthi Nilayam in India, which is a pioneer in providing Educare (a system of education that blends secular and spiritual knowledge). He received the Association of Indian Management Scholars International Outstanding Doctoral Management Student Award 2010 at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad; and the HR College Golden Alumnus Award 2011 from the Sheriff of Mumbai, for his research achievements.

University of Stellenbosch Business School, Bellville, South Africa

Arnold Smit is the Director of the Centre for Business in Society and an associate professor extraordinaire at the University of Stellenbosch Business School in Bellville, South Africa. The Centre for Business in Society (CBiS) is a Centre of Excellence with the mandate to make the sustainable development agenda of the 21st century relevant for leadership, organisational and societal learning. In doing so, CBiS is a laboratory for co-creating transformative solutions for a sustainably developed world.  Besides holding a doctorate in theology (researching the role of spirituality in decision-making), Arnold previously served as a parish minister, a leadership and organisational development consultant and a human resources executive. He is furthermore the current president of the Business Ethics Network Africa (BEN-Africa) and a trustee of SEED Educational Trust, a non-profit organisation that builds leadership and change management capacity in the educational and social sectors. 

Portuguese Catholic University, Porto, Portugal

Conceição Soares is Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Economics and Management, Portuguese Catholic UNiversity in Porto, Portugal. She has research and publications in the subjects of applied ethics, mainly business and economics ethics. She holds a PhD in Philosophy from the Institute for Environment, Philosophy and Public Policy (Lancaster University) and a master in Contemporary Philosophy from the Faculty of Arts (Lisbon). She has conducted research for the Portuguese Forum of Corporate Management.

Erasmus University of Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Aloy Soppe is associate professor of financial ethics at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam. He has a Masters Degree in General Economics from the University of Groningen (RUG). He was a stock analyst for the Amsterdam Stock Exchange at the ABN/AMRO bank, and later worked as director of Soppe Currency Consultants and advisor for the implementation of option strategies in managing currency risk. Since 1987, he has worked at the Department of Finance and Investments at Erasmus University in Rotterdam. In 1993, he moved into sustainability research and started teaching Financial Ethics. In 2001, he joined the Erasmus University Law Faculty to teach Financial Ethics. He completed his PhD study entitled: Finance as an instrument to a sustainable company and publishes in national and international journals.

Thriving Business Community, Belgium

Graduating with a Masters’ degree in Law, Iele began her career practicing in London.  Her move to Mexico and Singapore led her to the position of a University Trainee in an international bank, and it was there that her desire to make business finance understandable and useful for all truly began. Further exploration with “The power of Learning” (Klas Mellander) and experience of using educational gaming and business simulations, supported her creation of BalInCa™, a board game that reveals the story behind the figures to financial and non-financial professionals alike.

Bodo Graduate School of Business, University of Nordland, Norway

Vivi ML Storsletten is a researcher in ecological economics at Bodø Graduate School of Business, University of Nordland. Her research interests include ecological economics, business ethics and spriritual leadership. She has a master degree in ecological economics. She has a master degree in business administration, specially focusing on the retailing industry, sustainability and global responsibility correlated to leadership models based on founding principles within mechanistic and organic worldviews.   

De La Salle Catholic University of Manado, Indonesia

Revi M.H.Tanod is currently Rector of De La Salle Catholic University of Manado, Indonesia. He is a doctorate candidate of the De La Salle University of Manila of the Philippines. He got his Master degree in Educational Management from the same university. His research interests are in the area of Education, Leadership and Entrepreneurship. With Jozef R. Raco he published a student handbook “Phenomenological Research Method Applied to Entrepreneurship”.

University of Brescia and Bocconi University, Italy

Antonio Tencati is Full Professor of Management at the Department of Economics and Management, Università degli Studi di Brescia, Italy. He earned his PhD in Corporate Social Responsibility from De Montfort University, Leicester, UK. He also serves at the Department of Management and Technology, Università Bocconi, Milan, Italy, and collaborates with the Technology and Operations Management Unit, SDA Bocconi School of Management. Tencati is a member of the Business Ethics Faculty Group of the CEMS (Community of European Management Schools−The Global Alliance in Management Education). His research areas include business and society, management of sustainability and corporate social responsibility, environmental management, innovation and operations management. His work has been published in leading international journals and academic books.

Princeton University, USA

Since graduating with his PhD from Durham University in 2012 in Religious studies and the reception history of the study of early Christianity in 20th century Germany, Michael has embarked on a disciplinary nomadic existence. His first position was as a lecturer in New Testament Interpretation at Yale Divinity School where he also was a post-doc. From there he moved to Princeton University where he again was a lecturer but this time in ethics in the Religion Department. Michael remains at Princeton in a hybrid religion/sociology position where he is engaged in varying research project on labor disputes in antiquity through modernity.

Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Sander Tideman a Senior Research Associate at the Business & Society Center of Rotterdam School Management, Erasmus University, Senior Fellow at Garrison Institute in New York, and Chairman of Education of the Heart. He developed a practice in Shared Value Leadership & Strategy for multinational companies, NGO’s and public agencies, working on issues such as sustainability strategy, stakeholder/value chain integration, systemic risk, social entrepreneurship, creating shared value/impact, and leadership development. His takes special interest in China/Asia where he has taken on high-level assignments on complex and sensitive sustainability issues, and where he lived for ten years.  

Wisdom To Lead, Kadima, Israel

Keren Tsuk is Founder and CEO of Wisdom To Lead consultancy. She has a Ph.D. from The Hebrew University in Jerusalem and is an expert in leadership at 21st century organizations. Dr Tsuk has more than 15 years of experience in supervising, guiding and advising organizations through processes of change and growth. She helps companies to deal with their challenges and handle their different organizational tensions through mindfulness. Keren uses a holistic approach, which integrates personal and organizational growth.

Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj, Romania

Imre Ungvári-Zrínyi is Associate Professor in General and Applied Ethics at the “Babes-Bolyai” University Cluj, Romania. He got his Ph.D. in Philosophy of Values in 1999. His publications include the following: Introduction in Ethics (2006); Basic Concepts of Applied Ethics. Bioethics, Business Ethics, Ethics of Public Service, Media Ethics (2007); Moral Philosophy (2008); Dialogic Ethics for Business (2009); Factors of Crisis and/or Perspectives of Responsibility (2011); Spirituality as motivation and perspective for a socially responsible entrepreneurship (2014) His research topics are phenomenology; intercultural communication; media ethics; dialogic ethics for business; and moral responsibility.



Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium

Johan Verstraeten is Professor of Ethics at the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, Catholic University Leuven where he is Coordinator of the research unit of Theological Ethics and Director of the Centre for Catholic Social Thought. He is also workshop facilitator and lecturer on leadership and spirituality at the Avicenna Academy for Leadership; Comenius Leadership Programme (University Groningen) and Tilburg Institute of Advanced Studies.    

Middlesex University Business School, London, UK

Doirean Wilson is a HRM Professional Practitioner and Senior Lecturer in the department of Leadership Work & Organisations at Middlesex University Business School London. She holds a Doctorate in Professional Practice, a Masters degree in HRM, a Postgraduate Certificate in Management Studies, and one in Further Education. Her research and teaching interests are Diversity Management, Cross-cultural Teams, Gender Disparity, Leadership and Management. Doirean is reputed to be the first BME woman to lead an Executive MBA Programme in the UK.

Caux Round Table, St. Paul, Minessota, USA

Stephen B. Young is the Global Executive Director of the Caux Round Table, an international network of experienced business leaders who advocate a principled approach to global capitalism. Young has published “Moral Capitalism” a well-received book written as a guide to use of the Caux Round Table Principles for Business.  Young was born in 1945. He was educated at the International School Bangkok, Harvard College  and Harvard Law School. He came to Minnesota in 1981 to be the dean of the Hamline University School of Law. Previously, he had been an Assistant Dean at Harvard Law School. He has also taught at the University of Minnesota Law School, Vietnamese history for the College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota and Public Office as a Public Trust for Minnesota State University - Mankato.

Malik Management Zentrum, Berlin, Germany

Artur Zipf is Associate Partner / Head of Malik Poland at Malik Management Zentrum St. Gallen, Switzerland. He was program coordinator of the MBA program of the Europa-Universität Viadrina, Frankfurt/Oder, Germany, and Collegium Polonicum, Slubice, Poland. Also, he was lecturing in project management in the Master Program East European Studies (EES) Online of Freie Universität Berlin.  

Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary

Agnes Zsoka is Associate Professor at the Department of Environmental Economics and Technology, Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary. She teaches courses related to sustainable development, CSR, pro-environmental consumer behaviour. She is also Lecturer of Christian economic and social ethics at Sapientia College of Theology in Budapest. Her main research areas are environmental awareness and social responsibility of companies, sustainable consumption, the role of environmental education in attitude shaping, relevance of immaterial factors in well-being. She serves as Programme Director of the PhD Program in Management and Business Administration at Corvinus University of Budapest.