Donna Marshall

Prof. Donna Marshall’s mother worked in a garment factory in Scotland, so she was brought up in fashion supply chains.  She is now a world-leading academic in responsible supply chain management. She is an accomplished leader who is ranked as one of the most influential scholars in supply chain management in Europe. She has made numerous high-impact contributions to the supply chain management literature in sustainability, outsourcing, relationship management, transparency, trust, power and culture. Being one of the most prolific authors in the field, she has published more than 100 papers including in some the world’s highest-ranked journals, including Sloan Management Review, Journal of Business Ethics, Production and Operations Management, Journal of Supply Chain Management and International Journal of Production and Operations Management as well as many other notable journals such as, Supply Chain Management: International Journal and Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management. She has also featured in articles in The Guardian and The Irish Times. 

She is a multiple award winning researcher and lecturers and has won multiple research awards and grants totalling over €30 million including multiple awards from the European Commission and the Irish Research Council to investigate the trade-offs between environmental and social sustainability and understanding transparency in global supply chains. She is President of the International Purchasing & Supply Education & Research Association (IPSERA), Head of Research, Innovation and Impact and Director of CeBaS for the UCD College of Business. She leads international, interdisciplinary research teams; has extensive teaching experience and leadership roles in international high-ranking journals, professional organisations, other Universities and conferences as well as advising, pro bono, the United Nations, companies, NGOs, governments and the media on supply chain sustainability and transparency issues.

Hakan Karaosman

Being raised by a mother who was a homeworker making garments, Dr. Hakan Karaosman grew up in a household that was part of a fashion supply chain. After completing his bachelor’s degree in environmental engineering in 2008, the researcher was awarded with theEuropean Commission’s Erasmus Mundus Scholarship to pursue his Masters on the management of environmental and energy engineering between 2010–2012. He wrote his master’s thesis on business development of textile upcycling. In 2013, the researcher won theEuropean Commission’s Erasmus Mundus Research Grant and started his double degree PhD to investigate sustainability issues in fashion supply chains. He was awarded by both Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (UPM) and Politecnico di Milano (POLIMI) in 2017. 

He is now a sustainability management professional and award-winning researcher focusing on fashion supply chain sustainability. He has published a number of academic papers, teaching cases and industrial reports. He was the coordinator of the Manifesto: Unlocking Responsible Luxury, anannualknowledgeseries published by Politecnico di Milano School of Management. He has also contributed to Forbes, The Guardian, Financial Times x The Next Web, Fashinnovation NYC, Vogue Italia, Women’s Wear DailyFashion Revolution, Corriere della Sera and La Repubblica. He has served as a knowledge contributor for various multi-stakeholder actions, including State of Fashion 2018 – Searching for New Luxury, Sustainable Thinking Exhibit by Salvatore Ferragamo, Shaping a Sustainable Digital Future by PRADA, and Enhancing Transparency and Traceability of Sustainable Value Chains in the Garment and Footwear Sector by UNECE. 

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