Fabrizio Ferraro is Professor of Strategic Management at IESE Business School and Department Director. He is also the Academic Director of the IESE Sustainable Leadership Initiative. His current research explores the emergence of responsible and impact investing in the financial sector.
Previously he studied the institutionalization of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), robust action strategies to tackle grand challenges and the role of economics language in organizing. His work has been published in Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, and Organization Studies, among others.
He received the 2005 IESE Prize for Excellence in Research, the 2006 Best Paper Award from the Academy of Management Review, and the 2017 Roland Calori Price for the Best Paper published in Organization Studies. His research on responsible investing in the main financial markets has been supported by a five-year grant (2011-2015) of the European Research Council. He serves or has served as a member of the editorial board of Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Discovery, and European Management Review.
His teaching in the MBA, EMBA, GEMBA, AMP and other Executive Education programs is primarily focused on strategic leadership and strategy execution. He also teaches the Impact Investing and Strategic Management Fashion and Luxury Goods Industry courses in the MBA program.
He also taught executive programs and/or consulted for firms such as Shiseido, Swire, Abertis, Telefonica, ENEL, Oracle, Banco Santander, Henkel, Nestlé, Puig, Lavazza, and Gonzalez-Byass.
He received his PhD in Management from Stanford University.
“Creating Common Ground: A Communicative Action Model of Dialogue in Shareholder Engagement” received the FIR-PRI Finance & Sustainability Awards 2019 for Best Research Article.
“The Rise of Socially Responsible Investment Funds: The Paradoxical Role of the Financial Logic” received the 2019 IESE Alumni Research Price for Best Published Paper.