Lin Lerpold - Acting Professor, Executive Director
Dr. Lin Lerpold is the Executive Director of the Mistra Center for Sustainable Markets (MISUM) and Acting Professor on the Mistra Chair of Sustainable Markets at the Stockholm School of Economics (SSE). Lin has previously been the Associate Dean for SSE MBA programs and a Visiting Fellow at the LSE, Center for the Studies of Human Rights and Visiting Professor at INSEAD, Strategy Department.
Lin teaches strategic corporate social responsibility and sustainability management in graduate level degree programs as well as in open executive education and internal corporate programs.
Her research has been focused on new business models at the base of the pyramid, for instance, microfinance for poverty alleviation; social innovation, the ongoing corporatization of civil society; and on global supply chains and human rights. She’s also worked on an Indonesia project evaluating pro-poor employment diagnostics and has conducted fieldwork on mainland China within the electronics industry and in South Africa on mining projects. Lin is currently focused on contextualizing a model of corporate responsibility and human rights interpretation linking institutional-, social capital-, and stakeholder theory.
Before completing her PhD at the Institute of International Business at the SSE, Lin worked 10 years in corporate strategy in the international oil industry.