Dr. Francisco Javier Forcadell is an associate professor of management in the Rey Juan Carlos University, and professor in ESIC Business and Marketing School. He has held visiting professorship at some universities around the world. His research and teaching revolve primarily around Strategic Management and Corporate Social Responsibility. He was a consultant at Spanish’ Economy Ministry. He is the author of 17 international publications, focusing on diverse aspects of CSR, innovation, and corporate strategy. He has published in several top journals (six of them listed in the top 10th percentile of JCR categories), including Research Policy, Long Range Planning, Journal of World Business, Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management, Journal of Business Ethics, Business Ethics: A European Review, Journal of Economic Surveys, Journal of Business Research, Scientometrics, and Global Policy.
Elisa Aracil is a Professor of Economics at Universidad Pontificia-ICADE in Madrid. She has built her career in a variety of roles related to investment banking and the academic world. Her research focuses on sustainable finance, sustainable banks, Corporate Social Responsibility, Environmental related innovations, digitalization and the progress towards teh Sustainable Development Goals . She has published in top scientific journals such as Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management, Business Ethics: A European Review, International Journal of Emerging markets and Global Policy. She has presented her work in peer-reviewed academic conferences such as the Academy of International Business (AIB), the European International Business Academy (EIBA) and the Academy of Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Knowledge Conference (ACIEK), formerly GIKA and INEKA. She is a researcher at several competitive research projects, and a member of CETIS-PhD program at Universidad Pontifica Comillas.
Mr. Pal Kiss, President of MAHOSZ, Managing Director, THERMOWATT Ltd., Since 2008, Mr. Kiss has served as the MD of the THERMOWATT Ltd. mainly developing and implementing its proprietary, heat pump based technology – co-invented by Mr Kiss – using the heat of sewage for cooling and heating large buildings and districts, patented in 37 countries now. In parallel, Mr Kiss is currently President of the Hungarian Heat Pump Association (MAHOSZ) and member of the EHPA ICHP (large heat pump) work group. His former placements include Development Director of the Hungarian Ministry of Environment where he supervised EU grant financed investments in the fields of wastewater, drinking water, flood protection and solid waste management with a total value of 1.5 billion Euros. Formerly he held MD and deputy MD positions at water and wastewater civil works companies adding to 20 years experience in the water and environmental sector and over 10 years in the energy field.