Our Discussion Board “From Virus to Vitamin” focuses on commenting issues relevant to finance and economy in relations to society, ethics and the environment from a variety of perspectives, of practical experiences and of academic disciplines. It has been designed to share and discuss information and opinions expressed in a short and concise manner.

 

List of Contributors

Valerio Alfonso Bruno is a Researcher in politics and a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Analysis of the Radical Right (CARR), member of AREF and AIESC. He provides regularly political analysis for, among others, the Fair Observer, Social Europe and Indus News.
Marc Chesney  
Andrew Cornford (Counsellor, Observatoire de la Finance; from 1977 until 2003 staff member of UNCTAD, latterly with special responsibility for financial regulation and international trade in financial services)
Paul H. Dembinski is the initiator and Director of the Foundation of the Observatoire de la Finance. In parallel, he is partner and co-founder (with Alain Schoenenberger) of Eco’Diagnostic, an independent economic research institute working for both government and private clients in Switzerland and elsewhere. Paul H. Dembinski is also Professor at the University of Fribourg.
Michael Derrer has been working as a business consultant for Eastern Europe and Russia for 25 years. He also studies this area from the perspective of economic sociology. Furthermore, he lectures heterodox economic theories at Lucerne University for Applied Sciences and Arts.
Edward Dommen is a specialist in economic ethics, particularly Calvin’s. He has been a university professor, a researcher in UNCTAD and president of Geneva’s Ecumenical Workshop in Theology (AOT) – an adult-education
Ladislau Dowbor, economist, professor at the Catholic University of São Paulo, consultant to a number of international agencies. His books and technical studies can be found free of charge (Creative Commons) at http://dowbor.org. Contact ldowbor@gmail.com 
José Luis Fernández Fernández holds the Iberdrola Chair of Ethics for Business and Economics (Pontifical University Comillas).
Dr. Eelco Fiole, CFA, LLM is an investment governance expert, board director and adjunct professor of Finance Ethics in Lausanne and Neuchatel. He was a CFOO for almost 10 years in (alternative) investment management and blockchain, and holds advanced degrees in various academic domains. Thriving on idiosyncrasies and deeply international in his outlook, he is increasingly currently focused on social innovation. 
Simone Heinemann holds a PhD in Philosophy from Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany. In 2012, her paper on financial derivatives and ethics was awarded the Ethics & Trust in Finance Prize by the Observatoire de la Finance (3rd prize) and in 2016 she won the Bruno Heck Science Prize with her PhD thesis. Currently, she is working for an international bank in the field of risk management in Düsseldorf, Germany. 
Anna Horodecka, PhD is working at Warsaw School Economics in the Collegium of Economic Analysis. She was visiting professor in Northeastern University of Chicago (2012), Victoria University of Wellington (2011) and Universita di Macerata (2019). She received her PhD grade in Economics (2006) and Theology (2008) and since then published various books and papers in the discipline of economics.
Anna Karmanska is a professor at SGH Warsaw School of Economics. Karmańska is currently serving as Director of the Institute of Accounting at SGH. She served as advisor to the Head of the Insurance and Pension Funds Supervisory Body, as member of the Polish Accounting Standards Committee, as independent member of the Audit Commission to the Minister of Justice and as a Board Member of European Federation of Accountants . Since 2006, She has been the Chair of the Ethics Commission to the Main Board of the Accountants Association in Poland and a Vice Chair of its Scientific Council. Since 2018 is a chair of Polish Examination Board for candidates for statutory auditors, established by the Ministry of Finance. He has the title of Honorable member of the Federation of Auditors, Accountants and Financial Managers of Georgia and Ambassador of the Code of Professional Ethics in Accounting.
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Mathias Nebel is professor of social ethics and catholic social teaching at the Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Puebla (UPAEP). He is in charge of the Instituto Promotor del Bien Común, a research center dedicated to bring back operationality to the notion of the common good. He previously was full professor at the Institut Catholique de Paris and the ITAM (Mexico). He was in 2008-2009, research fellow at the Von Hügel Institute, St Edmund’s College, University of Cambridge. He also was the founding director of the Caritas in Veritate in Geneva.
Clare Payne is the EY Fellow for Trust and Ethics and an Honorary Fellow of The University of Melbourne. In 2007, prior to the global financial crisis, Clare’s paper titled, ‘Ethics or Bust’ was awarded the inaugural Ethics & Trust in Finance Prize by the Observatoire de la Finance. Clare went on to co-author, A Matter of Trust – The Practice of Ethics in Finance (2018) and is active in responsible finance through her work with Tobacco Free Portfolios.
 
Dr. Virgile Perret holds a Ph.D in Political Science from the University of Lausanne, for which he was awarded the Prize of the Faculty in 2013. He’s specialized in the study of digital currencies and technological innovation from an interdisciplinary perspective. He collaborated with the European Commission, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the State of Vaud.   
P. Etienne Perrot , Jesuit, Doctor in  Economics sciences, member of the editorial board of the magazine Choisir (Geneva), editorial adviser of the journal Études (Paris).
 
Christophe Revelli is associate professor of sustainable finance at Kedge Business School. He founded and manages the 1st European master in sustainable finance (MSc Sustainable Finance) awarded by the 2018 FIR/PRI award in sustainable finance (best pedagogical innovation). He is also head of the CANDRIAM/KEDGE research chair “Finance Reconsidered: Addressing Sustainable Economic Development”. He is board member at French Social Investment Forum (French SIF). He holds a PhD from University of Montpellier (awarded by 2012 RIODD-VIGEO award for the best PhD in sustainable finance and SRI).  
Andrea Roncella holds a PhD in Economics and Business at the University of Navarra (Pamplona, Spain). He previously worked as Research Fellow at the Markets, Culture and Ethics Research Centre at the Pontifical University of Santa Croce (Rome, Italy). Andrea holds an MSc in Economics and Finance and BSc in Economics and Management both from the LUISS University (Rome, Italy).
He was appointed  Visiting Scholar at the Mendoza College of Business (University of Notre Dame, IN, USA); he is member of the Virtue Ethics in Business Research Group of the University of Navarra and actively collaborates with the Fundación Civismo. His research focuses on economics, finance and society.
Philippe Rudaz works as senior consultant at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).
Fabrizio Sabelli, Anthropologist in economics ad writer. Honorary Professor at theGraduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva. He has been Professor at the University of Neuchatel teaching economic anthropology and visiting professor in a number of europeans Universities.
Dr. Archana Sinha, a doctorate in Agricultural Economics, currently is Head, Department of Women’s Studies, Indian Social Institute, New Delhi, India. She is responsible for implementing research on various women issues, rural and urban based issues on gender and development, agriculture related rural economy, livelihood, gender and social exclusion, women workers, food security, nutrition, health promotion, SDGs related issues, etc. She worked for evaluation studies and impact assessment in several flagship development programmes of Government of India with experiences drawn from the field and research. Also involved in publications of research reports, designing and organizing research methodology, advocacy and capacity building programs, networking with similar other organizations in research.
Prof. Dr. h.c. Christoph Stückelberger, Professor of Ethics, Founder and President of Globethics.net Foundation in Geneva, Visiting Prof. in Nigeria, Beijing, Moscow and UK.
Domingo Sugranyes Bickel, KCSG. Born 29 April 1945. Spanish national resident in Madrid. Graduated from the University of Fribourg, Switzerland. Secretary General of UNIAPAC (International Christian Union of Business Executives), Brussels, from 1974 to 1981. With MAPFRE international insurance group from 1981, Executive Vice-Chairman until 2008. From 2009 to 2019, Chairman of Vatican-based Foundation CENTESIMUS ANNUS PRO PONTIFICE. Knight Commander of the Pontifical Order of Saint Gregory the Great (April 2019) 
Yuriy Temirov, Dr., Assoc. prof., Dean of Faculty of History and International Relations, Vasyl Stus Donetsk National University. Research interest: International Relations with special focus on World Order, International and European Security, Ukraine – Russia relations.
Cédric Tille is Professor of macroeconomics at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva. Before joining the Institute in 2007 he worked during nine years as an economist in the international research department of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
Christos N. Tsironis is Assoc. Prof. of Social Theory at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He is member of various research partnerships and associations, member of AIESC and Director of the the Social Research Center for Culture and Religion- AUTh.
Oscar Ugarteche, B.S Finance, Fordham U, New York. MSc. International Finance, London Business School. PhD. History and Philosophy, U of Bergen. Doctor Honoris Causa, U de San Agustin, Arequipa, Peru. UN system consultant on international debt issues 1978-1994. Professor of International Finance at the Catholic University of Peru 1984-2004 and UNAM 2008-. Senior Researcher at the Instituto de Investigaciones Economicas, UNAM since 2005 working on international economics. Visiting professor St. Antony´s College, Oxford; Centre for Development, U of Bergen; Institute for Latin American Studies at U. Of London; Free University of Berlin; University of Newcastle; Universidad General Sarmiento de Buenos Aires.
Krzysztof Wielecki. Professor of sociology, interested in sociology of economics, director of Institute od Sociology at Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University, Warsaw; member of Pontifical Academy for Social Sciences, Council of International Association for Critical Realism,  The Cheryl Frank Committee, International Sociological Association.