Five Questions about SRI – Weekly Expert Interview with Professor Danica Purg

An interview from Emerging Markets ESG

Five Questions about SRI – Weekly Expert Interview with Professor Danica Purg, Founder and President of the IEDC-Bled School of Management, Bled, Slovenia and of the Central and East European Management Development Association (CEEMAN) – April 29, 2011

By Geoffrey on April 29, 2011

Each week Emerging Markets ESG publishes an interview entitled, “Five Questions about SRI.” The interview features a practitioner’s insights about SRI in emerging markets and through Emerging Markets ESG shares this expertise with a wide global audience. The goals of Five Questions about SRI are fourfold:

To reflect on what SRI in emerging markets means to practitioners; To collect a catalogue of examples of SRI in practice in emerging markets; To raise awareness about SRI in emerging markets; and To enable SRI practitioners in emerging markets to network with peers around the world. This week’s interview is with Professor Danica Purg, Founder and President of the IEDC-Bled School of Management, Bled, Slovenia and of the Central and East European Management Development Association (CEEMAN).

Professor Danica Purg is the founding and current President of the IEDC-Bled School of Management, Slovenia and the founding President of CEEMAN (the Central and East European Management Development Association), which has 185 members from 43 countries and whose aim is to enhance management development in Central and Eastern Europe and other emerging economies. She is also chairperson and director of the European Leadership Centre (ELC), established with the aim of assessing and promoting European leadership through the organization of forums, workshops and research. Professor Purg is also a member of several international advisory boards. Recently she has been invited to become a member of the UN Global Compact Steering Committee of PRME (Principles for Responsible Business Education). Since 2007 she has been President of UN Global Compact Slovenia. After graduating from the Faculty of Political Science in Ljubljana, she completed her PhD at the Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Belgrade, and studied at Harvard Business School, IMD Lausanne, INSEAD, Technological University Delft, London University, Sorbonne, and Kalamazoo College, USA.

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