Judith Louise Walls

Judith Louise Walls

Judith Louise Walls

Prof. Dr.
Full Professor of Sustainability Management
IWÖ-HSG
Büro 52-5242
Müller-Friedberg-Strasse 6/8
9000 St. Gallen
Main Focuses
  • Corporate sustainability
  • Environmental and social performance
  • Corporate and environmental governance
  • Behavioral strategy
  • Emotions, values, motivations
  • Social movements and debates
Fields of research
  • Environmental strategy and performance
  • CEOs and Board of Directors
  • Institutional theory
  • Alternative theories of governance
  • Micro-foundations of sustainable behaviour
Education

PhD (Management), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

MSc (Biodiversity, Wildlife, and Ecosystem Health), University of Edinburgh

MBA (International Business), National University of Singapore

BA Honours (Hispanic Studies), University of Stirling


Professional Career

Assistant Professor, Nanyang Business School, NTU Singapore

Faculty Associate, Asian School of the Environment, NTU Singapore

Assistant Professor, John Molson School of Business, Concordia University

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Erb Institute for Sustainable Enterprise, University of Michigan

Program Coordinator & Operations Management, Cheetah Conservation Fund

VP of Business Development, Thomson Financial

Head of Consulting/Head of Research, Thomson Financial (previously Technimetrics) 

Teaching Activities

Undergraduate

Skills: Social Business Prototyping – from Idea to Project (4,797), University of St Gallen 

Business Gone Green (AB0603), NTU Singapore 

Seeing through the Haze (GC0001) – MOOC, NTU Singapore 

Introduction to Sustainability (GC0001) – MOOC, NTU Singapore 

Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility (MANA499), Concordia University 

Strategy and Competition (COMM401), Concordia University 

Global Enterprise and Sustainable Development (ENVIRON367), Concordia University 

Masters: 

Corporate Sustainability Management (7,243), University of St Gallen 

Asia Compact: Sustainability in Singapore and South-East Asia (8,239), University of St Gallen 

Sustainability and Corporate Strategy: Meeting the Energy and Climate Challenges (7,908), University of St Gallen 

PhD: Themes and Projects in Sustainability and Energy Management (10,170), University of St Gallen 

Business Issues in Sustainability (BP7901), NTU Singapore   

Theoretical Foundations of Strategic Management (MG9104), NTU Singapore 

Executive Education: 

Diploma in Advanced Sustainability (Institute for Economy and the Environment), University of St Gallen  

Projects

2020 CHF 81,547: (PI) Basic Research Fund (GFF), University of St Gallen Micro-foundational roots of (natural) resource-dependence: Managerial responses to biodiversity governance.

2020 $ 73,638: (Collaborator) Ministry of Education Academic Research Fund (AcRF), Singapore – Tier 1              Identifying and mitigating deforestation risks in agricultural commodity supply chains. (Principal Investigator: Dr. Janice Lee, NTU).   


The business of climate change adaptation and mitigation. International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), World Conservation Congress. 

Advancing sustainable solutions: Dialogue and partnership between business and conservation. International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), World Conservation Congress. 

Hosted the GRONEN Reading Group 16th Session at the Institute for Economy and Environment, University of St. Gallen. 

Sub-plenary on organizations and the Anthropocene. EGOS, Edinburgh.  

Affiliations

Advisory Board Member, oikos St Gallen  

Delegate, University of St. Gallen, Responsibility and Sustainability 

Advisory Board Member, Managing Climate Solutions – Masters Certificate Programme development (Minor) at the University of St Gallen 

Steering Committee Member, SwissBiz4Nature, IUCN Switzerland

Chair, Academy of Management (AOM), Division for Organization & Natural Environment (ONE)

Group for Research on Organizations and Environment (GRONEN)

Awards

Honours: 

2019 Nominated, SMJ Best Paper Award 

2017 Winner, Best Paper Award, Administrative Sciences Association of Canada

2015 Outstanding Paper Award, Emerald Literati

2015 Finalist, Best Paper Award, Academy of Management

2014 Winner, Best Paper Award, Academy of Management

2007 Del and Edith Karger Prize for Best Dissertation

2002 Matsushita Book Prize 

Grants:

2019 Basic Research Fund, University of St. Gallen 

2018 Tier 1, Academic Research Fund (AcRF), Singapore

2017 SMO Division Research Fund, NTU Singapore

2016 Tier 1, Academic Research Fund (AcRF), Singapore

2014 Sustainable Earth Office grant, NTU Singapore

2013 Tier 1, Academic Research Fund (AcRF), Singapore

2012 grant from David O'Brien Centre for Sustainable Enterprise, Concordia University

2010 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)

2010 grant from David O'Brien Centre for Sustainable Enterprise, Concordia University

Talks

Walls JL, Haigh N & Gopal A. The pride and joy- and guilt- of trophy hunting: Emotional narratives in a contested industry. Academy of Management.  

Ng ESQ & Walls JL. Managerial Responses to Paradoxes in Corporate Sustainability: A Cognitive Framing Perspective. Academy of Management.

Jaskiewics P, Combs J, Ravi R & Walls JL. Family Firms´ Use of Symboling and Substantive CSR for Financial Gain. Symposium at ONE, ENR and BPS divisions. Academy of Management.

Ng ESQ & Walls JL. Managerial Responses to Paradoxes in Corporate Sustainability: A Cognitive Framing Perspective. Academy of Management Journal Workshop.

Panelist: Social Evaluations and Sustainable Outcomes. PDW, AOM. 

Panelist: Nevertheless, She Persisted: Succeeding as a Woman in Academic Life. PDW, AOM. 

Sub-Plenary Panelist: Grand Challenges: Organizations and the Anthropocene. EGOS. 

2019 Keynote speaker: Alumni Induction Dinner. Leysin American School 

Editorial Board


Strategic Organization

Organization & Environment

Journal of Management 

Journal of Business Venturing 


Research Cooperation

2020 CHF 81,547: (PI) Basic Research Fund (GFF), University of St Gallen Micro-foundational roots of (natural) resource-dependence: Managerial responses to biodiversity governance.

2020 $ 73,638: (Collaborator) Ministry of Education Academic Research Fund (AcRF), Singapore – Tier 1              Identifying and mitigating deforestation risks in agricultural commodity supply chains. (Principal Investigator: Dr. Janice Lee, NTU).  

Additional Information

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