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I am an Argentinean born British citizen. I have a BSc in Engineering from the University of La Plata (Argentina), an MBA from Royal Holloway University of London and a Phd in Management from Royal Holloway.  Before my academic career, I worked for the Inter-American Development Bank and the Ministry of Public Works in Argentina.

I am Professor in Global Business Sustainability and Strategy and Sustainability Champion at the Faculty of Business and Law.  I am coordinator of the Greening of Industry Network  ( since 2008 and Editor in Chief of Springer’s book series: Greening of Industry Network Studies ( Previously I was director of the Center for Research into Sustainability (CRIS) at Royal Holloway and senior researcher/research manager  in the ESRC Center for Business Research, Accountability, sustainability and Society ( BRASS)  at Cardiff University.  More recently, I have been visiting professor at the University of Sao Paulo and the Federal University of Santa Catarina (Brazil). I speak fluent spanish ( mother tongue) and can get away with portuguese.

Teaching Responsibilities

Global Sustainability

Corporate Strategy for Sustainability

Research Interests

Currently, my main strands of research are:

Circular Economy and Social Inclusion in Brazil;

Circular economy and plastic flows,

Green Growth

Corporate Sustainability,

Corporate Social Responsibility and Irresponsibility

Multinational Enterprises and Sustainable Development Goals in Africa,

Responsibility and Conflict in the Mining Industry

South-South collaboration for Sustainability.

I have also interests in environmental practices, Green Banking, Green Human Resource Management, Resource Governance, Informal economy and Multinationals.  PhD supervision includes related topics

Recent funding has included the Interreg2Seas project PLASTICITY ( and research in Global leadership competences and ethics for Panasonic Pharmaceutical. 


British-Argentinean. Faculty Sustainability Champion and Professor of Global Business Sustainability and Strategy. Main interests related to sustainability, social inclusion, sustainable development goals and circular economy. Theory interests: relational stakeholder theory, agency, critical discourse, institutional design, theory of practices, deviance theories. Geographical   Focus on the Global South. Keen on interdisciplinary research, mixed methods research and above all research that helps firms, policy-makers and communities to make sustainability happen,

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Education/Academic qualification

Ph.D., Environmental Practices and Discourses of Argentiona's polluting firms, Royal Holloway University of London

3 Oct 200318 Feb 2007

Award Date: 18 Feb 2007

Other, Master in Business Administration ( MBA) , Royal Holloway University of London

1 Sept 20026 Jul 2003

Award Date: 6 Jul 2003

BSc (Hons), Engineering, Universidad Nacional de La Plata

Award Date: 5 Jun 1997

External positions

Director, Center for Research into Sustainability, Royal Holloway University of London

3 Mar 20151 Jun 2017

Senior lecturer, Royal Holloway University of London

11 Nov 20121 Jun 2017

Research Manager , Cardiff University

1 May 200810 Nov 2012

Senior Researcher, Cardiff University

1 Mar 20071 Dec 2012


  • H Social Sciences (General)
  • Sustainability
  • Inclusion
  • mining
  • green growth
  • Circular Economy


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