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Trial lectures for the position as “Professor in sustainable business management and practice - for a transition to low-carbon and resource efficient economies”

12-13 October at the IIIEE
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On 12-13 October, three trial lectures will take place at the IIIEE for the position as “Professor in sustainable business management and practice - for a transition to low-carbon and resource efficient economies”.

As part of the recruitment process for the position as “Professor in sustainable business management and practice - for a transition to low-carbon and resource efficient economies” at the IIIEE, the Academic Appointments Board at Lund University (Faculty of Engineering, LTH) has decided to call Nancy Bocken, Renato Orsato and Rodrigo Lozano to trial lectures on the subject: My vision of future research in the area of Sustainable business management and practice – for the transition to low-carbon and resource efficient economies. The lectures will be held in English.

Target Group: Inspirational lecture aimed at researchers and doctoral students at the IIIEE, all of whom have different subject orientations. The lecture should not address a specific course, but span over questions engaging several subject areas. Other academic staff and students at the master level are also invited to attend the lecture. 

Nancy Bocken 

12 October at 08:30-09:10

Nancy Bocken is Associate Professor at TU Delft, Industrial Design Engineering and was awarded the TU Delft Technology Fellowship to research in the areas of sustainable business models, and design and innovation for a circular economy. She is also Fellow at the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership. Her recent book “Circular Business - Collaborate and Circulate” helps businesses in the transition to a circular business. Nancy has held positions in the logistics, banking and consulting sectors. Originally from the Netherlands, she has lived and worked in France, the United Kingdom and the USA. Nancy holds a PhD in Engineering from the University of Cambridge.

Renato Orsato

12 October at 10:20-11:00

Renato Orsato is a Professor of São Paulo School of Management at Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGV) in São Paulo, Brazil. He worked as lecturer and researcher at the INSEAD, Fontainebleau in France, and taught at MBA and Executive Programmes at top ranked business schools worldwide. He is the author of Sustainability Strategies: When does it pay to be green? (Palgrave Macmillan 2009), finalist of the Academy of Management 2010 Book Award. Orsato has written several teaching cases, and published in academic journals such as Energy Policy, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, California Management Review, Organisation Studies, Journal of Cleaner production and Journal of Industrial Ecology. Dr. Orsato holds a PhD in Management, a Masters (Honours) in Organisation Studies and BA (Honours) in Civil Engineering and Business Administration. He is also the co-founder of greenApes, an award-winner social network that promotes sustainable lifestyles.

Rodrigo Lozano

13 October at 09:20-10:00

Rodrigo Lozano is Co-Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Cleaner Production (impact factor for 2015: 4.959) and Assistant Professor at the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development, Utrecht University, the Netherlands. He was previously and programme leader of the BA Environment and Business at the Sustainability Research Institute, University of Leeds, UK. For more than fifteen years Rodrigo has been working towards Sustainability in NGO's, universities, and corporations. His projects have ranged from chemical leasing, indoor-air quality and energy efficiency, to sustainability assessment and reporting, and to organisational change management. He has developed assessment tools such as the Graphical Assessment of Sustainability Performance (GRASP), the Sustainability Tool for Assessing Universities Curricula Holistically (STAUNCH®) (shortlisted for the Times Higher Education Awards in 2008), and the Graphical Assessment for Sustainability in Universities (GASU™). Rodrigo holds a BSc in Chemical Engineering (graduated with honours) from Monterrey Tec, Mexico; a MSc in Environmental Management and Policy, from the International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economies (IIIEE) at Lund University, Sweden; and a PhD on organizational change management for Corporate Sustainability at Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK. Rodrigo is also the managing director of Organisational Sustainability Ltd.

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