Prof. Dr. Judith L. Walls

Direktorin | Institut für Wirtschaft und Ökologie, Universität St.Gallen

Professor Judith Walls joined the University of St Gallen (HSG) in 2019 as Chair for Sustainability Management and Director of the Institute for Economy and the Environment (IWÖ). She also serves as the Delegate for Responsibility and Sustainability for the HSG. Prior to joining the HSG, Prof. Walls worked at Nanyang Business School (NTU Singapore) and the John Molson School of Business (Concordia University). Prof. Walls completed her PhD at the Lally School of Management (Rensselaer) and was an Alcoa Foundation Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Erb Institute for Sustainable Enterprise (University of Michigan). She also has an MBA in International Business with the NUS Business School (National University of Singapore) and an MSc in Wildlife, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Health at the Edinburgh Medical School (University of Edinburgh). Prof. Walls is also the Chair of the Organizations and the Natural Environment (ONE) division at the Academy of Management (AOM), overseeing about 750 of its 20,000 members. She has additionally been on the board at the Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability (ARCS) and the scientific committee of the Group of Organizations and the Natural Environment (GRONEN). Prior to her academic career, Prof. Walls headed investor relations research, consulting, and business development departments at Thomson Financial (Thomson-Reuters) in Europe and Asia-Pacific. She has also managed people and operations at conservation NGOs in Namibia, Botswana, and Mongolia.

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