Frank Figge is Professor of CSR at Euromed Management School/Kedge Business School (Marseille). Prior to joining Euromed he has held chairs at Queen’s University Belfast (Northern Ireland) and the University of St Andrews (Scotland).
Professor Figge’s main research interests are Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Corporate Sustainability, Sustainable Finance, Value-Based Sustainability Management and the Economics and Management of Diversity. In recent years most of his research time was dedicated to the further development of the Sustainable Value (www.sustainablevalue.com) approach that he has developed together with colleagues from Euromed and the University of Leeds. The Sustainable Value approach uses opportunity cost thinking to assess (corporate) sustainability performance in monetary terms. The Sustainable Value approach has been the object of several research projects funded among others by the EC, the German government, industry and the MISTRA foundation. To this day Professor Figge and his colleagues have assessed more than 300 companies worldwide in monetary terms based on quantitative environmental, social and economic information. In 2012 the group has won the idea competition “Sustainable Corporate Governance: Cost Consciousness – Business Benefits” of the German Council for Sustainable Development.
Prior to joining academia full time Professor Figge worked in the financial services industry.