Keynote Speakers



Keynote Nicholas A. Ashford
Affiliation MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Short CV is a professor of technology and policy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the director of the MIT Technology and Law Program, and a faculty associate in the School of Engineering, the Sloan School of Management, and the Urban Studies. Professor Nicholas A. Ashford teaches courses in Environmental Law, Policy, & Economics; Law, Technology, & Public Policy; and Sustainability, Trade & Environment. Ashford is a faculty associate of the Center for Technology, Policy, and Industrial Development in the School of Engineering; the Institute for Work and Employment Research in the Sloan School of Management; and the Environmental Policy Group in the Urban Studies Department. He holds both a PhD in chemistry and a law degree from the University of Chicago, where he also received graduate education in economics. Ashford’s courses, jointly listed with ESD/Engineering, the Sloan School, and Urban Studies, draw students from all over the Institute. He has supervised graduate theses in the TPP, ESD, and SDM programs.
Ashford is the co-author of two recent textbooks/readers: Technology, Globalization, and Sustainable Development: Transforming the Industrial State (2011, Yale University Press) and Environmental Law, Policy, and Economics: Reclaiming the Environmental Agenda (2008, MIT Press). He has published five additional books and several hundred articles in peer-reviewed journals and law reviews.
Ashford was a public member and chairman of the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety & Health, served on the EPA Science Advisory Board, and was chairman of the Committee on Technology Innovation & Economics of the EPA National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology. Ashford is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and former chair of its Section on Societal Impacts of Science and Engineering. He served as an advisor to the United Nations Environment Programme and currently serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Cleaner Production; the Journal of Environmental Technology and Management; the Journal of Environmental Policy and Governance; and Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions.



Isabel Cantista
Affiliation Lusíada University of Porto – Portugal
Short CV Teaches Marketing and Innovation at Lusíada University of Porto. She is also a Managing Partner at FFI – Fast Forward Innovation Consulting. Before getting her PhD in the University of Sheffield (UK), she has worked as a Marketing Manager and Human Resources Manager in SONAE.




Keynote Moritz von Schwedler
Affiliation Lusíada University, CLEGI, Famalicão, Portugal Short CV: Lecturer at the Universidade Lusíada and Universidade do Minho in the area of Corporate Social Responsibility, Ethics, Marketing and Business Strategy. Prior to that he has worked as a research and teaching assistant at the University of Sheffield. He holds a PhD from the University of Sheffield. His main research interests include partnership-based CSR approaches and organisational CSR frameworks, focusing on the conceptual and operational complexities.




Key Note Daniel Martí Pellón
Affiliation University of Vigo – Spain
Short CV Born in Cantabria (1960). Bachelor of Philosophy (University of Navarra 1982). PhD in Information Science (University of La Laguna 1993). Professor Titular de Universidad (University of Vigo 1997). Husband and father of two teenagers. Blogger and twitterer since loomed social networking applications with options to change anything in this world. Member of the Governing Council (2002-2004) and Senate (2002-2009) at the University of Vigo. Dean (2011) and Secretary (1995-1996), Faculty of Social Sciences and Communication. University Professor (1994 -) subjects of communication since the beginning of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Communication at the University of Vigo – Pontevedra. Departmental Director of Communications Section (1999-2000). Head of research group ICOM CS-1 (2004-2011). Director and participant in national and local projects of research. Among the doctoral thesis presented to the term led to 4 doctors. Director of 8 master to work in 2010 and 2011 courses of Master of Research. He directed over 70 projects to career Degree in Advertising and Public Relations (1998 – 2011). Author of many articles of original research on digital communication (online list of items) and a dozen articles on public relations, communication and education networks (online list of items).