3pm - 4pm

Friday 22 May 2020

Webinar: Rethinking Sustainability and Digital Economy in Times of Covid-19

How the COVID pandemic is challenging the corporate and global sustainability agenda? What are the new sustainability challenges? What are the new priorities? What happens with the previous priorities such as climate change, plastic pollution or human rights? How business and the leading international institutions are responding to these changes and re-organizing their sustainability strategies? How are the different stakeholders debating these agendas (online)?

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  • Mette Morsing
  • Susanne Stormer
  • Carlo Pereira

The Centre for Social Innovation Management (CSIM) & Surrey Centre of Digital Economy (CODE) are organising a series of webinars to discuss the challenges of creating the new sustainability agenda. Rethinking Sustainability and Digital Economy in Times of Covid-19 is the first in the series. 


Dr Itziar Castelló is Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) at the Department of Digital Economy at Surrey Business School in the UK.

Itziar is an expert on corporate social responsibility and sustainability in digital transitions. Itziar's research and advisory work has informed corporate, NGO’s and International Institutions. Itziar's research offers insights how business and social entrepreneurs lead change in sustainability looking at their communications (online and offline). Itziar’s work appears in journals such as Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management Studies, Research Policy, Journal of Business Ethics, Business & Society, etc.

Mette Morsing is Head of PRME (Principles for Responsible Management Education, UN).

Mette Heads the PRME, United Nations’ largest global movement for responsible management education. Previously Mette Morsing, was Professor and Mistra Chair of Sustainable Markets and Scientific Director at Misum, Stockholm School of Economics and professor at Copenhagen Business School (CBS) (Denmark) since 2007, where she was Founding Director of the CBS Center for Corporate Social Responsibility for 10 years (2002-2011). Mette’s research work is positioned in research traditions of organization theory and communication/media studies in the context of CSR and sustainability and has been published in Journals such as Journal of Management Studies, Business Ethics Quarterly, Journal of Business Ethics, etc.

Susanne Stormer is Chief Sustainability Advisor, Vice President at Novo Nordisk.Susanne sets direction for Novo Nordisk to be a leader with high and forward-looking standards for driving a sustainable business and documenting progress. This role involves external representation and stakeholder engagement on current and emerging sustainability issues, trendspotting and insights, strategic advice to the executive management team and support in embedding an ambitious sustainability agenda across the organisation.

Carlo Pereira is Co-Chair, Global Network Council, Executive Director, Global Compact Network Brazil

Carlo has more than 15 years of experience in topics related to corporate social responsibility and sustainability, such as climate change, renewable energy, private social investment, sustainability indexes in the stock market and others. In the private sector, he implemented sustainability programmes in companies from energy, cement and consulting services sectors. He is the Co-Chair of the Compact's Global Network Council, leads the Regional Council of Local Networks in Latin America and the Caribbean, and sits on the UN Global Compact Board. He holds a Masters of Science in Chemistry (University of São Paulo), an MBA in Sustainability (University of Lüneburg), as well as a specialization in International Leadership Training (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit - GIZ).

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