Martin de Jong – Scientific director and Professor Erasmus School of Law & Rotterdam School of Management
Martin de Jong is responsible for the academic direction and long term continuity of the initiative. His academic areas of interest are sustainable urban development, urban planning & governance, corporate social responsibility and legal/institutional transplantation & policy transfer/mobility. He has a strong track record in the governance of eco and low carbon cities and transport infrastructure projects, especially in China.
Alessandra Arcuri – Professor Erasmus School of Law
Research focuses on international economic law, global governance of risks and the emergence of global technocracy.
Marta Szymanowska – Associate Professor Rotterdam School of Management
Research interests are in the area of financial markets, studying and understanding the relation between financial markets and the real economy with particular focus on global commodity markets.
Conrad Heilmann – Associate Professor Erasmus School of Philosophy
Research covers a wide array of topics in the ethics and methodology of the social sciences, including time discounting, measurement, and fairness.
Lieselot Bisschop – Assistant Professor Erasmus School of Law
Areas of interest and expertise are environmental harm, corporate crime and environmental governance. Past and ongoing studies have focused on e-waste, timber trafficking, shipbreaking and coastal land loss.
Emilio Marti – assistant professor Rotterdam School of Management
Studies questions of corporate social responsibility in the context of financial markets. As part of the Initiative and in cooperation with researchers from Zurich and Oxford, Marti will do research on shareholder engagement as a driver of sustainability.
Yogi Hale Hendlin - Assistant Professor Erasmus School of Philosophy
Specialization in environmental philosophy at the intersection of public health policy. Current research includes the social determinants of health, environmental justice and decolonization movements, equitable and effective carbon taxes, e-waste, and the biosemiotics of interspecies communication.