Eduardo Ordonez Ponce, BEng, MEng, PhD

Associate Professor, Ethics & Strategy

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Research Interests

My areas of research focus on sustainability management in particular focusing on the role that organizations play in sustainable development. I have conducted research and published articles about sustainable business models, corporate social responsibility and crisis management, multinationals and their impact in developing countries, corporate governance and sustainability, sustainability partnerships, and B Corps. The aim of my work is to contribute to the sustainability of society by focusing on businesses and organizations as crucial players in that journey.

Personal profile

I have 10+ years of international professional experience working in corporate sustainability and a PhD in sustainability. My research focuses on sustainability management being particularly interested in the impact of businesses and multinationals, sustainable business models, sustainability partnerships, corporate governance for sustainability, B Corporations, and the SDGs. I use strategic management, the resource-based view, sustainable development, corporate social responsibility, social and environmental justice, social license to operate, stakeholder theory, and institutional contexts, among other literature. I have published in diverse journals such as Business & Society; Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management; the Journal of International Development; Sustainability; Sustainable Development; Public Administration Review; Business Research Quarterly; Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal; Business and Society Review; the Journal of Environmental Planning and Management; and the Journal of Sustainable Finance and Investment. I collaborate on different projects in Canada and overseas and supervise doctoral and master’s students.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Waterloo

… → 2018

M.Eng., Lincoln University

… → 2005

B.Eng., Universidad de Santiago de Chile

… → 2000

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