The Smart Management for Sustainability area is a multidisciplinary research group aimed at building and promoting firms’ competitive advantages. Its research focuses on the two main strategic challenges faced by companies: transitions to sustainability under the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) management.
The team develops and implements models for transition to sustainability, with the purpose to maximize the triple bottom line (economic, social, and environmental). Under an open-innovation model, the area identifies value-creation strategies that, simultaneously, allow generating value to all stakeholders and the society at-large.
Elisa Aracil holds a degree in Business Administration from CUNEF - Universidad Complutense de Madrid. She has ten years-experience at investment banking in the institutional equities division at Morgan Stanley. She holds a PhD from Universidad Rey Juan Carlos in Sustainable Banking. She has lectured in graduate and post-graduate levels at both public and private universities. Currently she works as a researcher for Instituto de Investigación Tecnológica, where she coordinates the Smart Management for Sustainability area, and as a lecturer in the Economics Department at ICADE. Her research focuses on sustainable corporate strategies, their instrumental value and their contribution to sustainable development. In addition, she presents her work at international academic conferences. Finally, she is a reviewer for ranked academic Journals and a member of the CETIS Phd Program, at Universidad Pontificia Comillas.