Laura Albareda Vivó is a research fellow at the Institute for Social Innovation at ESADE Business School-University Ramon Llull (Barcelona), where she is responsible for the ‘Observatory of Socially Responsible Investment In Spain’. Her current research analysis is focused on the role of corporations in global political economy and the analysis of Global Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Other lines of research are: Public Policies and CSR, the Role of Governments and CSR, Multi-stakeholder Dialogues and Mutual Perceptions and Socially Responsible Investment. She has worked as researcher on European projects on CSR and public policies supported by the European Academy of Business in Society (EABIS). She is co-author of the book: Los gobiernos y la responsabilidad social de las empresas. Políticas públicas más allá de la regulación y la voluntariedad
, Granica and Palgrave Mc.Millan (in print 2007). She has published papers in academic magazines including Journal of Business Ethics
and Corporate Governance: The International Journal of Business in Society.
She is co-author of a chapter in the book Corporate Social Responsibility. Reconciling Aspiration with Application,
by A. Kakabadse & M. Morsing (ed.) (2005), Palgrave McMillan and European Academy of Business in Society.
She holds degrees in Philology and Political and Administration Science, and has a Master in Development Studies (Fundació CIDOB). She has a Master in International Relations and European Integration from Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona. She is currently a PhD student in International Relations and European Integration. Since 2001, she has been a researcher at ESADE, and currently conducts research at the Institute for Social Innovation. As part of her professional activities she has worked in the Catalan Federation of NGOs for Development, Justice and Peace (Federación Catalana de ONG para el Desarrollo y Justícia y Paz) and as consultant on projects such as FETS (Finançament Étic i Solidari), Intermón, SETEM, Fundació Caixa Sabadell.