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.
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.
John Francis Diaz is an Associate Professor of Finance at Chung Yuan Christian University, Taiwan, and is also a Certified Ethics Associate by the Management and Strategy Institute, Pennsylvania, US. He advocates more transparency and stronger ethical foundation in the financial services industry..
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 programme.
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.
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. 
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. 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 and he is specialized in the study of monetary innovation from an interdisciplinary perspective. He collaborates with the Observatoire de la Finance where he is responsible for managing the global Prize “Ethics & Trust in Finance for a Sustainable Future”.   
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).
 
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.
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. Graduated from the University of Fribourg, Switzerland. Secretary General of UNIAPAC, 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).
Dr. Kara Tan Bhala is President and Founder of Seven Pillars Institute for Global Finance and Ethics, the world’s only independent think tank for research, education, and promotion of financial ethics. Dr. Tan Bhala worked nearly twenty in finance, mostly on Wall Street, and has five degrees across three disciplines.
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.
Eutimio Tiliacos is Secretary General of the Vatican based Centesimus Annus pro Pontifice Foundation. Has previously been in executive positions in several companies operating in the fields of energy, electronics, mechanical industry, transportation, financial services Since 2009 has also acted as external expert for the European Commission in the satellite Galileo project.
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.
Oscar Ugarteche, 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. 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.