Director, Executive Education in CSR, University of Geneva
“Shared value and the role of sports in solving societal problems”: the World Summit on Ethics in Sport has set an ambitious and challenging discussion topic for its first edition. Is sport reflecting or influencing society, between sportsmanship and ugly winners? I am very much looking forward to the upcoming debates.”

Dr. Catherine Ferrier is the Director of the executive education programmes in Corporate Social Responsibility at the University of Geneva.

She has been managing the Certificate of Advanced Studies in CSR since its launch in 2008 and developing activities including a Diploma of Advanced Studies, a CSR Executive Summer Course, CSR Thursday lunches, the course alumni association and the CSR International Forum.

A graduate of the Universities of Grenoble (France) and Geneva (Switzerland), she studied European and international affairs before focusing her research and teaching on environmental policies and CSR. In 2007 she gained her PhD in social sciences from the University of Geneva. Her thesis focuses on carbon markets, legal and institutional frameworks. She lectures on environmental policies and CSR in various Masters’ and advanced education programmes.