Observatory for Responsibility and Sustainability in Cosmetics

The Observatory for Responsibility and Sustainability in Cosmetics is a research joint venture between IESE’s Center for Business in Society, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich – Chair of Technology and Innovation Management, Rotterdam School of Management, Católica Lisbon School of Business & Economics and ESSEC Business School.

The aim of the observatory is to explore and analyze issues in cosmetics related to: corporate social responsibility, industry social responsibility, sustainability, product transparency, etc.

The main activities of the observatory include:

Support to doctoral projects and theses in the cosmetic sector

Development of scientific projects related to social responsibility and sustainability in the cosmetic sector

Organization of seminars with experts of the cosmetic sector for MBA and business executive courses

Publication of scientific papers in top peer-reviewed scientific journals

Publication of cases and teaching notes related to responsibility and sustainability issues in the cosmetic sector

Publication of articles in newspapers and magazines for the general public

Organization of ad-hoc seminars on responsibility and sustainability in the cosmetic sector within international scientific conferences in organization and management science

Partner Institutions

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Selected Activities (2018-2022)

  • March 2022, Dr. Silvia Velmer (IESE-ETH), “Leveraging ethical claims for non ethical purposes”, doctoral seminar.
  • February 2022, Dott. Salvatore D’Acunto (European Union), “Responsibility and sustainability issues in the cosmetics sector”, MBA seminar, Barcelona.
  • October 2021, seminar on “Compliance and accountability issues in Cosmetics, GEMBA seminar Toronto.
  • October 2021, seminar on: “Compliance and accountability issues in Cosmetics”, Program Compliance para Alta Direccion, Buenos Aires.
  • September 2021, activation Ph.D doctoral research for Eduardo Notario (doctoral scholarship granted by Rotterdam Business School)
  • July 2021, Prof. Antonino Vaccaro, “Ethical and Responsibility Challenges in Cosmetics”, AMP Seminar, Munich
  • June 2021, Prof. Antonino Vaccaro, “Ethical and Responsibility Challenges in Cosmetics”, GEMBA Seminar, Dubai
  • February 2021, Prof. Antonino Vaccaro, “Responsibility and accountability issues in the cosmetic sector”, MBA seminar, Barcelona
  • December 2020, Emmanuel Lulin, Chief Ethics Officer L’oreal, seminar on “The role of the Chief Ethics Officer in L’Oreal”, GEMBA seminar, Barcelona
  • September 2019, activation Ph.D doctoral research for Silvia Velmer (doctoral scholarship granted by IESE Business School)
  • February 2018, Master thesis at Católica Lisbon School of Business & Economics: Friederieke Garbers. 2018. Sustainability & decoupling : an exploration of causes and effects. (Advisor: Prof. Tommaso Ramus). https://repositorio.ucp.pt/handle/10400.14/26240
  • May 2018, Master thesis at Católica Lisbon School of Business & Economics: Franziska Mueller. 2018.The challenge of organizational hybridity : an investigation of Unilever’s endeavor to reconcile the Commercial and Sustainability Logic. (Advisor: Prof. Tommaso Ramus). https://repositorio.ucp.pt/handle/10400.14/25408

Team

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Co-Director

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Doctoral Researcher

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Doctoral Researcher

Senior Researcher

Scientific references

The scientific reference for each of the institutions involved are:

  • Prof. Antonino Vaccaro, Academic Director, Center for Business in Society – IESE Business School
  • Prof. Joep Cornelissen, Professor of Corporate Communication and Management – Rotterdam Business School
  • Prof. Stefano Brusoni, Chair of Technology and Innovation Management – Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich
  • Prof. Tommaso Ramus, Associate Dean for Faculty Católica Lisbon School of Business & Economics