Alanna, trained as a Chemical Engineer at the University of Toronto, spent the first 5 years of her career developing her technical skills in the Canadian Chemical Distribution sector at Brenntag Canada. During this time, she led the Emergency Response team for the Ontario operations and developed her expertise in assessing the potential risks of hazardous chemicals on those handling and using chemicals, local communities in the event of major releases, and the natural environment. She then went on to have a brief, but very formative stint at a small environmental consultancy in Toronto, where she developed, implemented and audited environmental management systems for clients in various industrial sectors: iron and steel, manufacturing (chemicals & automotive parts), aerospace and electrical utilities. Now at Arup in the UK, her role as an EMS and Environmental Sustainability Manager involves facilitating and auditing the integration of sustainability into the project process. She is an Associate Member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA).
Alanna is currently undertaking her MBA at Warwick Business School and expects to graduate in 2012.
Dr. Andreas Rasche
Andreas is Assistant Professor of Business in Society at the Governance and Public Management Group at WBS and also acts as a consultant to the United Nations Global Compact Office in New York. Previously he taught at Helmut-Schmidt-University, University of the Federal Armed Forces in Hamburg. He has given guest lectures at universities in Switzerland (Zurich), France (Bordeaux and Dijon), Russia (Moscow), and Germany (Bremen, Erlangen-Nuremberg, and WHU). He holds a PhD (Dr. rer. pol.) from European Business School, Germany and a Habilitation (Dr. habil.) from Helmut-Schmidt-University, Hamburg.
He has published in the fields of corporate responsibility and global governance as well as strategic management. His recent publications include contributions to: Organization Studies, Journal of Management Inquiry, Business and Society, Business Ethics Quarterly, Business Ethics: A European Review, Journal of Business Ethics, and Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management. He is also the author of The Paradoxical Foundation of Strategic Management (Springer) and currently edits, together with Georg Kell, the book The United Nations Global Compact: Achievements, Trends and Challenges (Cambridge University Press). He is on the editorial board of Business and Society. More information is available at: http:///www.arasche.com.
Ann Bergmann-Lynch spent 12 years as a wireless industry analyst and consultant at various firms in the UK and the US. She has now been at Research in Motion’s BlackBerry for over 5 years, in business analysis and planning roles at the company’s EMEA headquarters in the UK. She gets her passion for CSR from a sabbatical spent in Southern Africa working in farming communities in Zimbabwe and Botswana and travelling extensively throughout the region. She graduated from Warwick’s DLMBA programme in 2008 and took Dr Alyson Warhurst’s class in Corporate Citizenship in 2006.
Barbara is a current fulltime MBA student at Warwick Business School. With a background in media and communications, her last job was in an Austrian charity in the field of development cooperation. She was responsible for a special interest magazine on global CSR, business and development and social entrepreneurship, targeted at the Austrian business community. Her interest in CSR stems from a 9-month-trip mainly through Latin America. After graduating from Warwick in September, she will do an exchange term at Schulich School of Business in Toronto, Canada, (ranked number 1 in CSR according to the Aspen Institute) in order to further deepen her knowledge on the subject.
Paula is currently a full time student at Warwick Business School, with a view to re-starting her career after taking a 4.5 year break to look after her two sons. Prior to this, Paula has spent over 20 years in UK textile design, retail and manufacturing, with experience in international social and ethical supply chain management, sales and marketing within both 'blue chip' and SME environments. Paula firmly believes that by embedding robust CSR principles, companies can see a positive impact upon their bottom line and looks forward to meeting like-minded colleagues through the University of Warwick Netimpact chapter.
Rachel is currently an undergraduate student within the Warwick BusinessSchool. Her travel in West Africa heightened her awareness of the importance and need for CSR which was further explored whilst studying Business in Social and Political Context. She is excited by theopportunity to
engage with this innovative group, develop greater knowledge of CSR andpromote further exposure amongst fellow undergraduate students.'
Juri is currently working for a company specializing in the production and retail distribution of natural and organic health- and personal care products, in Austria and Germany. He co-founded a company that worked on the development of a monitoring and load management tool for decentralized renewable energy systems, and worked as a business development consultant in a number of different industries. He wants to raise awareness of CSR issues and principles, and seeks to inspire their practical implementation in the business community. Juri is currently undertaking a DL MBA at Warwick Business School.