Heloise Buckland


She holds a BA and MA from Oxford University in Modern Languages, a Master in Sciences in Environmental Policy from Imperial College and is a Chartered Water and Environment Manager (MCIWEM). She is co-founder of the social enterprise Barcelonya, specialized in developing innovative learning, research and communication services for a more resilient society. She has 13 years’ experience leading research and consultancy projects on sustainability in the UK, Spain and Latin America, is founding editor of the magazine “Education and Sustainability” published in Spain and Sweden, and author of “Pathways for systemic change” published by the Institute of Social Innovation with David Murillo in 2013. Heloise is one of the founders of Spain’s first environmental entrepreneurs business association and has been collaborating with ESADE in teaching and research projects since 2004.
Mar Cordobés


Bachelor's Degree and Master in Business Administration from ESADE. Bachelor's Degree in Art History from the University of Barcelona. She has worked at various institutions and associations in the development cooperation field, including Intermón Oxfam, where she developed and evaluated projects in the Marketing and Communication Department. She has also done fieldwork in countries such as Guatemala and Cambodia for cooperation projects carried out by various organisations. Cooperation and cultural management has been a major focus of her career. She has provided consulting services to various government bodies, including the Provincial Council of Barcelona and the Barcelona City Council. She now provides consulting services on sociocultural and development-cooperation projects. Together with Beatriz Sanz, she created VIA, an association that develops initiatives to promote equitable development in Southern countries through sustainable tourism (

Janette Martell


She holds a degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering (Tecnológico de Monterrey, 1990), a Master in Business Administration (Tecnológico de Monterrey, 1994), a Master in Organisational Development (Universidad de Monterrey, 2002) and a PhD in Management Sciences (ESADE, 2011). During her sixteen year long academic career at Mexico’s Tecnológico de Monterrey she worked in a number of management positions the last of which was as General Manager of the Chiapas Campus. As a lecturer she has taught courses on leadership, the development of management skills, human development and social commitment. Her research focuses on leadership and change management in organisations with a special emphasis on the transformation of universities and business schools into ethical, socially responsible and sustainable academic institutions. She is the co-author of two books, Toward Assessing Business Ethics Education (Swanson & Fisher, eds., 2010) and Business Schools and Their Contribution to Society (Mette & Sauquet, eds., 2011), and has also published articles in academic journals such as the Journal of the World Universities Forum (2008) and the Journal of International Business Education (2012). She currently works as the General Coordinator of ESADE’s Social Responsibility Manager Plan (SR-ESADE) and as a researcher at the ESADE Institute for Social Innovation..
Clara Navarro


Clara holds a degree and Master's in management by ESADE, a Master in International Management (MIM) by CEMS, and a MSc Environment and Development by the London School of Economics. She is now an independent consultant based in Barcelona and collaborates closely with ESADE's Institute for Social Innovation as a researcher and teacher. Clara has worked as a consultant for McKinsey & Company based in Spain and London, serving clients in the private, public and social sector across four continents. She specializes in sustainable development, with a focus on the interactions between climate change, water scarcity and development, CSR, and social entrepreneurship.

Kyriaki Papageorgiou

Kyriaki Papageorgiou is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Social Institute at ESADE. She has a PhD in Social and Cultural Anthropology with an emphasis in Science and Technology Studies. Her current work examines the theoretical underpinnings and practical implications of social, technological and business innovation. This research has been awarded a Marie Curie individual fellowship by the European Commission. Kyriaki has been a Visiting Research Fellow at the Program on Science, Technology and Society at the Harvard Kennedy School, and has worked at the Delegation of the European Union to Egypt with the Directorate for Research and Innovation. She is presently the Principal Investigator of a research project on Social Innovation Labs funded by the Robert Bosch Stiffing foundation.


Elena Rodríguez Blanco


Elena has a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Università Bocconi (exchange in Wharton School) and Master in Development Management from London School of Economics. She is a social entrepreneur: CEO and founder of Authenticitys (, co-founder of Anoderwold (, and Bloom Microventures ( She has also been part of the start-up team of Impact Hub Barcelona. All of these organisations address some of the challenges that our society is facing today, and find creative and social oriented ways to solve them. Elena grew up in Central America and has worked in three different continents. In recent years, she has worked in several projects for public and private institutions such as Deutsche Bank (NYC), the European Central Bank (Frankfurt) and General Electric International. She has been a mentor and coach for more than 150 organisations and entrepreneurs through ESADE-BBVA Momentum Project, StartupPirates, Sustainability Jam, Service Design Jam, Team Academy and WISE (European project), amongst others. She is a researcher at the ESADE Institute for Social Innovation, where she has published several studies, including Innovar para el cambio social: de la idea a la acción (2012) and Aprendiendo de las empresas sociales (2012). She is teaching Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation in Univesitat Pompeu Fabra, ESADE Bausiness School and Mondragón Unibertsitatea. Some of her areas of expertise are Service Design, Team Academy Coaching, Design Thinking, Art of Hosting, and methodologies to develop business visons such as Visionautics and Dragon Dreaming.

Sonia Ruiz

Sonia holds a degree on Political Science and International Relations from the Autonomous University of Barcelona, has studied at the Graduate School of International Studies of the University of Birmingham and completed an MBA from the ALBA Graduate Business School of Athens. She has also followed postgraduate education on Social Innovation, Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility, at Stanford, Harvard Kennedy School of Government and ESADE Business School.
She has a 20-year experience and a record of accomplishment in international project management, business development, marketing communications, corporate responsibility and sustainability strategy development in major corporate and non- profit environments. After holding managerial positions in the Commercial Office of the Spanish Embassy, leading B2B firms, the Organizing Committee of the Athens Olympic Games and Greenpeace, she is currently devoted to consulting and research. Sonia is the founder of NOIMA, a boutique communications consultancy firm advising leading international organizations, NGOs, social entrepreneurs and corporations on social branding, sustainability communications and stakeholder engagement. She is also an academic collaborator and senior researcher at the ESADE Institute of Social Innovation, where she is currently involved in the EU InnovatE Sustainable Lifestyles 2.0 research program, which investigates the innovative and entrepreneurial roles of end users to shape a green EU-economy
Maria Sureda


She holds a Bachelor in Business Administration and a Master in Management at ESADE-Ramon Llull University. She is currently the coordinator of the ESADE-PwC Social Leadership Programme of the Institute for Social Innovation and she has also participated in other research projects about management of nonprofits organizations and social responsibility, also she is collaborating with the Department of Quantitative Methods in the Degree in Business Administration-BBA at ESADE. Previously she had participated in different research projects on the nonprofit sector in the Observatorio del Tercer Sector.

Mónica Grau Sarabia


She holds Bachelor's Degree in Psychology with a focus on Social and Organizational Psychology by the University of Valencia, Spain and the University Paul Valéry. Montpellier III. France; a Master of Science in Human Resources Development at the Institute for Development, Policy and Management (IDPM) of University of Manchester, UK; and she is presently finishing her PhD in Philosophy at University of Barcelona. She has also worked as external PhD candidate Faculty of Economics and Business Administration. VU University Amsterdam.
Her doctoral thesis is within the Citizenship and Human Rights Programme; Ethics and Politics. The thesis, “Deconstructing Business for equity between women and men”, supposes a critical analysis from Feminist Theory to current political business structures, which prevent to achieve equality between women and men in business and society; and offers the proposition of social business as equal business model. Her special research interest is how Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship can act as societal transformation processes to achieve Gender Equality.
She is Researcher and European Project Manager at the Institute for Social Innovation in ESADE. She is currently the Research Manager of WISE Project (Women Innovators for Social Business in Europe) ; “Compartiendo conocimeinto para el Emprendimiento Social” the first reference web of social entrepreneurship in Spanish; and she is involved in the preparation of several EU proposals.

Liliana Arroyo

Liliana Arroyo combina su actividad investigadora con la docencia y la consultoría. En la actualidad
se centra en cuestiones de revolución digital y transformación social. Cuenta con un
bagaje temático diverso. Su perfil técnico y metodológico le ha permitido participar en numerosos
proyectos vinculados a salud, educación, organizaciones, cultura y derechos humanos
en el mundo digital. Se ha incorporado como investigadora del Instituto de Innovación Social
en 2016 y a su vez colabora en el proyecto de Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible vinculado a
la Cátedra de Liderazgo.Promueve la divulgación de los resultados en charlas y conferencias
con frecuencia y es activa en medios de comunicación (radio y prensa escrita).
Diego Andreucci

Miembro de la Red Europea de Ecología Política (ENTITLE) y editor de la revista Ecología Política. Su investigación se centra en geografías del desarrollo y del medio ambiente en América Latina. Su tesis doctoral se enfocó, especialmente, en la gobernanza de hidrocarburos y minerales en Bolivia.
Mireia Yter

Mireia Yter es doctora en sociología por la Universitat de Barcelona. Con experiencia tanto en el ámbito académico como fuera de él, su principal línea de investigación actualmente es la innovación social en el contexto de modelos de negocios sostenibles. En su tesis doctoral se centró en la investigación de les políticas de felicidad en les empresas. También está interesada en la sociología del consumo, la investigación de mercados y el comportamiento del consumidor. Actualmente combina tres vertientes profesionales tales como la docencia universitaria, la colaboración en proyectos de investigación y la actividad de asesoramiento y consultoría.

Leonora Buckland
La Dra. Leonora Buckland es autora y consultora freelance en emprendimiento social e inversión de impacto. Vive en Barcelona y ejerce como investigadora de ESADE y asesora de Ship2B, aceleradora y fondo de inversión de impacto social. Ha sido directora ejecutiva de la Venture Partnership Foundation radicada en Londres (Reino Unido) y consultora de la Skoll Foundation, la London Business School, la EVPA y Giving Evidence. Inició su carrera como consultora de estrategia en Monitor Co. antes de obtener un Máster en Economía Internacional en la Johns Hopkins University (Estados Unidos) y el Doctorado en Historia Europea en la Universidad de Oxford (Reino Unido).