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Dr Michael Odei works at the intersection of global development and business sustainability.  For 10 years, in industry and academia, he has applied a multi-disciplinary lens to business sustainability and global development approaches to identify the tools, models, metrics and indicators that create the greatest value for businesses, society and the environment.

Prior to joining Charles Darwin University, Dr Odei worked on Transparency International (TI)’s Mining for Sustainable Development (M4SD) Programme as a Research and Policy Coordinator. He assisted five TI countries to undertake their corruption risk assessment project under the M4SD programme in their respective countries. He translated the programme’s research outcomes into reports, discussion papers and blogs, which are currently published on the Transparency International Australia website and the World Bank GOXI page. Dr Odei also served as a course Facilitator and Expert for the UNDP Online Open Course (MOOC) on gender and mining governance.  Also, he has served as a Forum Lead Moderator on the Intergovernmental Forum (IGF) ESIA online dialogue that was hosted in London.

Dr Odei holds a doctoral degree (PhD) from the University of Southern Queensland (Australia) and a Honoor Code Certificate of Achievement in Corporate Social Responsibility from the University of Pennsylvania (USA). Dr Odei currently serves as a Topic Editor for the Sustainability Journal. Dr Odei has published his research outputs in world-class journals including Business Strategy and the Environment (IF 10.302), Energy Economics (IF 7.042); Journal of Business Ethics (IF 4.141), Environmental Science & Policy (IF 5.581), and Journal of Rural Studies (IF 3.544).

Research interests

Research Specialism

1. Business strategy & Sustainability

2. Circular economy Solutions in Regional Areas

3. Waste management (Production & Consumption Systems)

4. Corporate Social Responsibility

5. Global Development

Education/Academic qualification

University of Pennsylvania

15 Jul 20183 Nov 2018

Award Date: 30 Nov 2018

PhD, University of Southern Queensland, Qld

15 Jul 20137 Apr 2017

Award Date: 7 Apr 2017

Bachelor, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology

15 Aug 20067 May 2010

Award Date: 7 May 2010

External positions

Adjunct Academic Fellow, University of Southern Queensland, Qld

15 Mar 202130 Mar 2024

Topic Editor - Sustainability Journal

31 Oct 2020 → …


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