Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, Gerald and Esther Carey Professor of Business Administration
University of Michigan, Ross School of Business
James P. Walsh (PhD, Northwestern University) is an Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and the Gerald and Esther Carey Professor of Business Administration at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. He is currently thinking about the moral foundations of business and in that light, the role that business should play in world. Contemplating these issues with his students, he does his best to prepare them to lead in and for society. A recipient of the Academy of Management’s Career Distinguished Service Award, he has served both as its 65th president and as the Dean of its Fellows Group.
Distinguished Adjust Professor, Motorola Professor Emerita of International Magement, and Distinguished Visitng Professor
University of Notre Dame, Arizona State University, Peking University and Fudan University
Anne S. Tsui is Distinguished Adjunct Professor at the University of Notre Dame, Motorola Professor Emerita of International Management at the Arizona State University, and Distinguished Visiting Professor at Peking University and Fudan University, China. She is the 67th President and Fellow of the Academy of Management, 14th Editor the Academy of Management Journal, Founding President of the International Association for Chinese Management Research and Founding Editor-in-Chief of Management and Organization Review. She is also a Fellow of the Academy of International Business. She is the Founding Head of the Management Department at the Business School of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. She is the recipient of the best paper awards from AMJ, ASQ, and JOM, the CCL Applied Leadership Research Award, the University of Minnesota Alumnus Outstanding Achievement Award, the AoM Distinguished Service Contribution Award, and the IACMR Lifetime Contribution Award. Her research interests include executive leadership, employment relationship, demographic diversity, and income inequality. Tsui has a strong commitment to doctoral education and an advocate of responsible social science in business and management. Along this line, she is a co-founder of the Community for Responsible Research for Business and Management (www.rrbm.network). She received her PhD in Management from the University of California, Los Angeles, and an Honorary Doctorate in Economics from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.
Sustainability Director Europe for Coca-Cola
Therese Noorlander is responsible for driving the corporate sustainability agenda in Europe for Coca-Cola. As such she works together with Coca-Cola bottling partners to ensure that her organization meets the sustainability commitments set by The Coca-Cola Company. Her organization has many global commitments in place, like World Without Waste or the women empowerment goal called 5by20. Next to realizing these global commitments for the European markets, the focus in Western Europe is on a joint sustainability plan with the bottler called This is Forward. This action plan aims to get 100% of their packaging back by 2025, to cut greenhouse gas emissions from their core business by 50% in 2025 or to replenish 100% of the water they use in areas of water stress.
Noorlander studied business administration at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam (the Netherlands). She has experience in both the public and the private sector, having previously worked at Heineken, Nutricia Advanced Medical Nutrition, Pfizer and the Dutch Ministry of Health. After 6 years in the public sector, she joined Coca-Cola. There she started as Public Affairs, Communications and Sustainability Director in the Netherlands. Since the end of last year she is responsible to lead Sustainability in Europe for Coca-Cola.