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Keynote Speaker – Marco Frey (PhD)

marco-freyMarco Frey (PhD) is Director of the Institute of Management of Scuola Superiore di Studi Universitari e di Perfezionamento Sant'Anna of Pisa and was born in 1961. He holds a degree in Economic and Social Sciences from the Bocconi University, Milan, in 1986 and in 2000 he was awarded the Eisenhower Exchange Fellowship.

He is Full Professor of Economics and Business Management, leader of the Sustainability Management Research Group (SuM) at Sant'Anna School and Research Director at IEFE (Centre for Research on Energy and Environmental Economics and Policy – Bocconi University, Milan).

Marco Frey is chairman of Global Compact Italian Foundation – which is a body of the United Nations – and National President of Cittadinanzattiva, a non-profit organization which promotes civic participation and the protection of citizens' rigths in Italy and Europe.

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Keynote Speaker – Caroline Dale Ditlev-Simonsen (PhD)

CarolineDitlev-Simonsen4Caroline Dale Ditlev-Simonsen (PhD) is Associate Professor at BI Norwegian Business School. She holds a PhD in Leadership and Organization (BI Norwegian Business School), a Masters degree in Energy and Environmental Studies (Boston University) and a Bachelors degree in Business Administration (Simon Fraser University, Vancouver). Ditlev-Simonsen has international and comprehensive business and organizational experience in the areas of corporate responsibility, corporate citizenship and environmental and ethical issues.

Previous work experience includes Project Manager, World Industry Council for the Environment, New York; Executive Officer, Norwegian Pollution Control Authority; Advisor, Kværner ASA and Vice President, Head of Community Contact, Storebrand ASA. She has varied board experience and was a board member of WWF-Norway (World Wide Fund for Nature) from 2002 – 2008. Ditlev-Simonsen is also Co-Director at the BI Centre for Corporate Responsibility

Ditlev-Simonsen give speeches on CSR in different fora around the world, and teaches at Master and Executive level in Norway and China.

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Keynote Speaker – Denise Baden (PhD)

Denise Baden.jpgDenise Baden (PhD)is Associate Professor at University of Southampton. She followed her first degree in Politics with Economics, with several years in industry, then returned to academia to do a doctorate in psychology, which was awarded in 2002. Denise worked in the area of social psychology for 3 years, and then joined the Southampton Business School, University of Southampton as a lecturer in 2005, where she has been engaged in research and teaching in the areas of business ethics, sustainability, entrepreneurship and corporate social responsibility.

Current research interests are sustainability and SMEs and cross cultural comparisons of CSR practices in capitalist and socialist economies, centering particularly on Cuba. Dr Denise Baden has a particular passion for creating impact from her research activities. She is currently leading an ESRC grant into sustainability in the hairdressing sector and seeking innovative ways to disseminate her research on business models in Cuba via a musical project: Fidel the Musical!

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