Professor Dr Elisabeth Fröhlich studied business administration at the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich as well as at the University of Cologne. After her dissertation concerning the topic “Supplier Assessment”, she continued to pursue her career at the seminar of Prof. Dr. U. Koppelmann at the University of Cologne and finished off her state doctorate concerning the topic “Modelling of Job Profiles in Procurement”.
Since end of 2007, Elisabeth Fröhlich has been a professor at Cologne Business School responsible for the department of Strategic Supply Management. Since 1st May 2013, she leads the Cologne Business School in her role as President. She is a board member of several scientific organisations, e.g. BME e.V. Region Cologne or the Institute for Sustainable Management. She is also a speaker of the “Kölner Wissenschaftsrunde” (Cologne Scientific Circle) and Business Ambassador of the City of Cologne.
Since 2019 she is also the Speaker of the PRME DACH Chapter. Her current key research lies in the topics of Sustainable Supply Chain Management and Green Procurement, SDGs in the Supply Chain, Qualification in Purchasing as well as in Strategic Supplier Management. Procurement 4.0 as well as organizational and personal challenges of an “Agile Purchase” build further main research areas.
Lucía Lima Rodrigues
Lúcia Lima Rodrigues is Full Professor of Accounting and a member of the research unit NIPE (Economic and Business Policies Research Unit) at the University of Minho, Braga, Portugal. Her main research areas include corporate social responsibility disclosure, international accounting, and accounting history. She has published eight books, several book chapters and more than 80 refereed articles in international journals, including Accounting, Organizations and Society, Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, European Accounting Review, Business History, Journal of Business Ethics, Accounting Forum and Critical Perspectives on Accounting.
Lúcia Lima Rodrigues is Vice-President of the Portuguese accounting standards setting body and Coordinator of the Public Sector Accounting Standards Committee. She is the Representative of Portugal at the Accounting Regulatory Committee, the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group, Consultative Forum of Standards Setters (EFRAG - CFSS) and the European Public Sector Accounting Standards Working Group. Due to her publications on financial and non-financial reporting she was selected respectively as a member of the Academic Panel of the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG) and the Corporate Reporting Committee of the European Accounting Association. Her research aims to develop theory but also to support practitioners.
Bert Scholtens is professor in Sustainable Banking and Finance at the Department of Economics, Econometrics and Finance at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. Furthermore, he is a Finance Professor at the School of Management of the University of Saint Andrews, Scotland, UK. He also is visiting professor at University Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne). He studies and teaches international financial intermediation and environmental finance and economics.
He specializes in studying the interaction between social and environmental performance and financial performance at the level of firms and industries, as well as from a macro-perspective. He publishes in international academic journals, such as, a.o., Ecological Economics, Journal of Banking and Finance, Global Environmental Change, Journal of International Money and Finance. He teaches in courses about portfolio management, commodity finance, banking, responsible investing, corporate governance, and credit risk analysis and supervises Bachelor, Masters and PhD students.