ORIANA PERRONE, PhD in Social Science, she is Adjunct Professor in Business Strategy and Social Responsibility at LUMSA University.
Her areas of expertise are Global Strategy for Sustainable Business Development and Corporate Responsibility, Internalization, Stakeholders Engagement Management.
As Global Strategist, she also supports any organization through strategies and processes to Sustainable Development and in managing multi-stakeholder initiatives and partnerships, nurturing growth, internationalization and value creation in these organizations. She brings her competencies in consultant and managerial areas, at private and public organizations, to increase understanding and promote good practice and action on business contribution to international development. Furthermore, she’s CSR Advisor for the Italian Ministry of Economic Development as well as a delegate, as Economic Expert, to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development and the European Commission and the European Commission.
During her career, she also worked on the UN and EU agendas, with institutions and companies, building international understanding, defining priorities for action and engaging in the worldwide external debate. She worked on creating and implementing the firms’ CSR strategy and process, standards development and social impacts related to corporate strategy, innovation, competitiveness and growth. She has been part of the United Nations mission working on Corporate Social Responsibility, and she supported the development of international observatories and programmes focused on Sustainability into business models at Bocconi University. Furthermore, she stood out supporting foundations and corporations, global and local ones, creating successful partnerships and managing international projects within sustainable development and aimed to train and grow an ethic leadership, including governments and institutions. Last but not least, she has been a reviewer for the European Commission and has brought her experience in Enel Foundation and Enel Group, managing international projects, executive training programs and various publications initiatives.
In particular, during her academic career, she explored why the role of business in society is on the agenda of the firms and what they can do about it. She also published academic papers on corporate strategy and sustainability issues, and about the role of firms, government, institutions and NGOs to improve the sustainable development and the safeguard of human rights into the global scenario. She focused on how globalization is intensifying the pressures behind social and environmental concerns and what companies can do by interpreting the external environment and implementing firm-wide strategies.