I am a Professor of Business in Society at the Centre for Sustainability at Copenhagen Business School. Currently, I am also the Associate Dean for the CBS Full-Time MBA program. I was Co-Director of the CBS World-Class Research Environment on “Governing Responsible Business” (from 2014-2019). I joined Copenhagen Business School from Warwick Business School in 2012. I am also a Visiting Professor at the Stockholm School of Economics working with the MISTRA Centre for Sustainable Markets. My main academic interest rests with exploring the role of (public)-private governance arrangements in the context of corporate sustainability. Much of my work has explored the emergence, impact, and legitimacy of voluntary ‘sustainability standards’, such as the UN Global Compact. I am also doing research on sustainable finance, mostly focused on ESG metrics and data.
I have collaborated with the UN Global Compact in the context of a variety of projects, and I served on the Global Compact LEAD Steering Committee from 2012-2015. In 2010, I co-edited ‘The UN Global Compact: Achievements, Trends and Challenges’ (with Georg Kell, published by Cambridge University Press). In 2020, I published 'Sustainable Investing: A Path to a New Horizon' (with Georg Kell and Herman Bril).
I am a frequent contributor to a variety of international journals in my area of research (e.g., Organization Studies, Journal of Management Studies, Academy of Management Learning and Education, Journal of Management Inquiry, Business Ethics Quarterly) and an Associate Editor of Business Ethics Quarterly. My book ‘Building the Responsible Enterprise’ (with Sandra Waddock, published by Stanford University Press, 2012) provides students and practitioners with a hands-on, yet academically reflected, introduction to corporate responsibility and sustainability. I edited a textbook Corporate Social Responsibility: Strategy, Communication, Governance (with Mette Morsing and Jeremy Moon, published by Cambridge University Press, 2017).
More information on my profile page at Copenhagen Business School.