Dr. Valantis Malesios is a research associate at the Institute for Global Sustainable Development, University of Warwick. He has worked as a Teaching Fellow in the Department of Agricultural Development, Democritus Univ. of Thrace for 10 years and as a statistician at the Institute of Statistical Research Analysis and Documentation (I.S.R.A.D.) of Athens University of Economics. During 2018-2020 he was affiliated with the Aston University, Aston Business School, working as a postdoctoral Marie Skłodowska-Curie research fellow. He has published over 70 papers in international refereed journals such as: British Journal of Management, Business Strategy and the Environment, Statistics in Medicine, Ecological Economics, Ecological Indicators, PLοS ONE, Annals of Operations Research, Journal of Socio-Economics, European Societies and South European Society and Politics.