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Simon Zadek

CEO, AccountAbility

Biography

Dr Simon Zadek is Chief Executive of AccountAbility, a Senior Fellow at the Centre for Government and Business of Harvard University’s Kennedy School, and an Honourary Professor at the University of South Africa’s Centre for Corporate Citizenship. He sits on various boards, including the International Advisory Board of Instituto Ethos. In 2003 he was named one of the World Economic Forum’s ‘Global Leaders for Tomorrow’. Simon’s previous roles include Visiting Professor at the Copenhagen Business School, the Development Director of the New Economics Foundation, and founding Chair of the Ethical Trading Initiative. He has authored, co-authored, and co-edited numerous publications and his book, The Civil Corporation: the New Economy of Corporate Citizenship (2001), has become a classic in the field, and has been recognized by the Academy of Management by being honoured as the Best Book Social Issues Award 2006.