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Liliana Arroyo (online module)

Module 2: What are the SDGs? Origins and prospective

Liliana Arroyo holds a PhD in Sociology by the University of Barcelona. She is currently focused on social innovation and social impact, in particular connected to the digital revolution and the Sustainable Development Goals. Her last publication is the first report of the Observatory of SDGs and Spanish corporations, an organisation aiming at promoting the SDG agenda to leverage the role of the private sector in Spain. Liliana usually combines her research activity at the Social Innovation Institute (ESADE) with teaching and consultancy. She has been a visiting at the University of Arizona (USA)) and invited as guest lecturer at the Essex University (UK).


Kai Hockerts (online module)

Module 3: From Social Problem to Business Model

Kai Hockerts is Professor in Social Entrepreneurship at CBS ( Kai was co-founder and managing director of a social start-up, the Bayreuther Initiative für Wirtschaftsökologie. His business experience includes two years as an environmental strategy consultant at Ecobilan S.A., Paris (F). His primary research focus is on corporate sustainability and social entrepreneurship. Kai holds a Ph.D. in Management from the University of St. Gallen (CH). Before joining CBS he has been Adjunct Professor of Strategy at INSEAD (Fontainebleau).


Tasnim Abdul Hadi (online module and CaseCast supervision)

Tasnim Abdul Hadi

Module 4: Social Innovation & Systems Change

Tasnim is a Programme Manager for Systems and Design Thinking at the Lien Centre for Social Innovation. She has broad experience working in the social sector, focusing on social innovation and the intersection between social impact and business. Tasnim is passionate about using design thinking and other learning tools to activate people to bring about social change. 
Prior to joining the Centre, she managed a private philanthropic fund, mentored NGOs and social enterprises in Malaysia and was part of the founding team for Malaysia's first collective impact initiative. Specific subject matters that she has worked on include urban innovation, placemaking, and venture philanthropy. Tasnim holds an MBA and Lean Six Sigma Green Belt from the University of Oxford and is a World Economic Forum Global Shaper.


Günter Stahl (online module)

Module 5: Responsible Global Leadership

Günter K. Stahl is Professor of International Management at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU Vienna). Prior to joining WU Vienna, he served for eight years as a full-time faculty member at INSEAD, the leading international business school with campuses in France, Singapore and Abu Dhabi. He was also a member of the faculty at the University of Bayreuth and a visiting professor at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, the D'Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and Hitotsubashi University, among others. He is also an accomplished teacher who has won numerous Outstanding Teacher and Program Director awards, amon others the CEMS Course of the Year Awards 2009, 2011, 2013 and 2014 for the most highly-rated course in the CEMS program worldwide.Professor Stahl has been involved in consulting and executive teaching for a variety of industrial and professional services companies and he regularly teaches courses in MBA and executive development programs at leading business schools around the world.

Christof Miska (online module and CaseCast supervision)

Module 5: Responsible Global Leadership

Christof Miska is an Associate Professor at the Institute for International Business. He earned his doctoral degree in international business from WU Vienna and is an alumnus of the Nordic Research School of International Business (NORD IB). In addition, he holds a master's degree in international business administration from WU Vienna as well as the CEMS master's in international management. The latter was earned from WU Vienna, Copenhagen Business School, and Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi. As a scholar, he visited Bentley University (USA) and INSEAD (Singapore).

Dr. Miska's research interests focus on responsible global leadership, a contemporary approach to global leadership studies with a particular focus on ethics, corporate responsibility, and sustainable development. He serves as co-section editor for the Journal of Businss Ethics. Currently, he is involved in a research project supported by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) on the role of purpose in organizations.


Milda Zilinskaite (online module)

Module 5: Responsible Global Leadership

Milda Zilinskaite received her double B.A. in International Studies and Modern Languages from Wright State University, an M.A. in German from the University of Alabama, and a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature (focus areas: transatlantic studies, intellectuals in exile, émigré writers) from the University of California. Prior to joining the WU, she worked as a Visiting Professor at the Korea Development Institute School of Public Policy and Management (2011-2016), part-time Lecturer at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences (2012-2015), and as a Graduate Teaching Assistant for The Making of the Modern World program at the UC San Diego (2008-2011). She has also held part-time positions as a communication and leadership trainer for private companies in Germany and Spain.

Milda’s background in cultural history, ethnicity and migration has prompted her current research on highly-qualified migrants, and the impact of communication challenges and organizational context on their processes of acculturation. Milda’s other area of research focuses on present-day discourses of (ir)responsible leadership.

Rolf Wüstenhagen (online module and CaseCast supervision)


Module 6: From Carbon Risk to Clean Energy Business Opportunities

Rolf Wüstenhagen is Professor for Management of Renewable Energies at the University of St. Gallen. Prior to his academic career he has been working with one of the leading European energy venture capital funds. He has held visiting faculty positions at University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Copenhagen Business School, National University of Singapore and Tel Aviv University. From 2008-2011 he served as a lead author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) special report on the role of renewables in climate change mitigation. From 2011-2015, he was a member of the advisory board of the Swiss Federal Government for their Energy Strategy 2050, which was adopted by 58% of the population in a May 2017 referendum. Dr. Wüstenhagen is the academic director of the executive education programme in Renewable Energy Management (REM-HSG).


Sumie Nakaya (online module and CaseCast supervision)

Sumie Nakaya

Module 7: Sustainable Cities and Communities for Social Inclusion

Sumie Nakaya is Assistant Professor at Mori Arinori Institute for Higher Education and Global Mobility at Hitotsubahi University, Tokyo, Japan.  She is on special leave from the United Nations Department of Peace Operations, where she has overseen peacekeeping operations in Sudan and South Sudan, and strategic planning and crisis management, among others. She has Ph.D. in Political Science from the City University of New York (New York, NY), M.A. in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School (Medford, MA), and B.A from Sophia University (Tokyo, Japan). She has published on gender and conflict, state-building, and ceasefire.  Combining her academic and policy backgrounds, she also worked with the UN Development Fund for Women (subsequently transformed into UN Women) and the Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum at the Social Science Research Council. Her areas of expertise are conflict resolution, peace operations, and peacebuilding.


Élise Penalva-Icher (online module and CaseCast supervision)

Elise Penalva

Module 8: Reporting and the SDGs

Élise Penalva-Icher is associate professor of sociology at the University Paris Dauphine PSL and IRISSO research Center. This research center brings together more than 100 members around the articulation and transformation of public and private regulations. In this context, her research is grounded in the sociology of economic worlds, with, for the last 15 years, Responsible Investment and Corporate Social Responsibility as privileged fieldworks. Her most recent work focuses on the transparency of remuneration. She specializes in social network analysis and recently published an article on the implementation of this trend in France in The American Sociologist.