Invited Public Talks & Research Seminars

The Enigma of the ‘Responsible’ Corporation, Sydney IDEAS Lecture Series, University of Sydney, Australia, February 2014

Contesting the value of ‘Creating Shared Value’, BERN Symposium Corporate Social Responsibility – New Challenges, New Concepts, University of Sydney, Australia, February 2014

Corporate social responsibility and institutional theory: New perspectives on private governance, Research Seminar, Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University, Toronto, October 2012

Ethics in Finance: Still an Oxymoron? Sabancı University, Istanbul, July 2012

Corporate Social Responsibility in the EU and Canada: Practices and Opportunities, 2012 Canada-Europe Business Lecture, Centre for European Studies, Carleton University, Ottawa, March 2012

Corporate social responsibility and institutional theory: New perspectives on private governance, University of Technology Sydney, February 2012
The political role of the private business firm: A citizenship perspective, Public Lecture, Asia Pacific Centre for Sustainable Enterprise, Griffith University, Brisbane, February 2012

Corporate social responsibility and institutional theory: New perspectives on private governance, Faculty Workshop, Asia Pacific Centre for Sustainable Enterprise, Griffith University, Brisbane, February 2012
Some current issues in CSR research, Free University Berlin, July 2011

The political dimension of private corporations, Royal Holloway, University of London, March 2011

Why sustainability is here to stay as a business imperative in the new decade – Towards a new theory of the private firm, Inaugural Lecture for the Accenture Chair in Business and Sustainability at HEC Liège, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, January 2011

Contemporary developments in CSR - Do we need a new theory of the private firm?, Doctoral/Postgraduate Seminar, HEC Liège, January 2011

CSR in China – Contemporary challenges, Schulich Connect Alumni Conference, Beijing, October 2010

Contemporary developments in CSR - Do we need a new theory of the private firm?, ProÉtica, Universidad Católica de Córdoba, June 2010

The management of business ethics – Trends, pitfalls and perspectives, IAE Business School, Buenos Aires, June 2010

Contemporary challenges for the Multinational Firm – Implications for theory and research at the intersection of International Business and Business Ethics, Sabancı University, Istanbul, March 2010
‘Implicit’ and ‘Explicit’ CSR - A conceptual framework for a comparative understanding of corporate social responsibility, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, November 2009

The political dimension of private corporations, IESE, Barcelona, October 2009
The political dimension of private corporations, ESADE, Barcelona, October 2009

Corporate Citizenship and Political Governance, Fireside Talk, Center for Corporate Citizenship Deutschland e.V., Hamburgische Landesvertretung Berlin, September 2009
The corporation as a political actor – A citizenship perspective, Universidade Catolica Portuguesa, Lisbon, September 2009

Building effective community partnership, Workshop organized by Realized Worth, Toronto, August 2009
Corporate Social Responsibility and the Financial Crisis, Association of Corporate Grantmakers, Toronto, April 2009
The changing role of business in society - challenges and opportunities, Harvard Club Istanbul, Robert College, Istanbul, March 2009

Business, Human Rights and the Environment, Conference of the Business and Human Rights Group of Amnesty International, Toronto, February 2008
Corporate Social Responsibility: More than a new management fashion? Canadian German Chamber of Industry and Commerce, Toronto, June 2007
’Implicit’ and ‘Explicit’ CSR - A conceptual framework for a comparative understanding of corporate social responsibility, Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario, March 2007
Masterclass in Business Ethics, November 2006, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland
Corporations and Citizenship, Leerstoel Jeff Van Gerwen s.J. [annual keynote lecture in memory of Prof. Jeff Van Gerwen], May 2006, University of Antwerp, Belgium
'Business Ethics?? I thought there weren't any!', Centre for Global Ethics Seminar Series, March 2006, Birmingham Business School
Corporations and Citizenship: New Perspectives on Corporate Power and Responsibility, March 2006, College of Law, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Organized Labour and Corporate Social Responsibility – Union Positions and Strategies from across Europe, School of Management, November 2005, Royal Holloway, University of London
Corporations and Citizenship, PhD seminar, September 2005, Orebro University, Sweden
Corporations and Citizenship, BRESE Centre, Brunel Business School, April 2005, Brunel University

Corporate Citizenship: Fact, Fad or Fiction, Erasmus Research Institute in Management (ERIM), Rotterdam School of Management, March 2005, Erasmus University, The Netherlands
‘Implicit’ and ‘Explicit’ CSR: A conceptual framework for understanding CSR in Europe, School of Management, February 2005, Royal Holloway, University of London
Corporate Citizenship – More than a Fashion? European Business Management School, December 2003, University of Wales Swansea
Corporate Citizenship, Corporate Accountability and Stakeholder Communication, Research Seminar, Service Sector Research Unit and The Mercia Institute, Department of Geography, June 2003, University of Birmingham
The Ivory Towers of Europe - The structure of the British and German academic system in the area of business studies, Doctoral Research Workshop, June 2003, University of Tasmania, Hobart
Behind the Mask: Revealing the True Face of Corporate Citizenship, Research Seminar, School of Management, June 2003, University of Tasmania, Hobart
Shifting ties: Business Ethics and Stakeholders in the Era of Globalization, Research Seminar, School of Management, May 2003, University of Technology Sydney
Corporate Citizenship -­ New Clothes for New Emperors?, Sustainable Business Forum, May 2003, University of Technology Sydney
Behind the Mask: Revealing the True Face of Corporate Citizenship, Research Seminar Department of Management, May 2003, University of Brighton
Change Management in British and German Heavy Industry: Recent Findings of a Comparative Study, Research Colloquium of the European Business Management School, May 2001, University of Wales Swansea
Corporate Environmental Management in a Globalized Economy: A Conceptual Framework, Research Seminar of the Marketing & Strategy Group, February 2001, Cardiff Business School
Corporate Environmental Management in a Globalized Economy: A Conceptual Framework , June 2000, Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf
Sustainable Development as a Concept for Environmental Risk Management, Institute for Ecological Risk Prevention, January 1999, Technical University Zurich (ETH)
Management of Corporate Environmental Risk, October 1998, University of Applied Sciences Lüneburg, Germany
Current Trends in European Waste Management Legislation, Institute of Environmental Studies, June 1998, University of New South Wales, Sydney