External Instructors


MSLS combines world leading experts in the field of Strategic Sustainable Development from our BTH faculty alongside Programme-invited guest lectures who bring their skills and expertise to deepen and widen the learning of our MSLS students. 

In addition to the Programme-invited external guest lectures each year the MSLS class brings a wealth of personal connections from around the world and the programme team encourages students to make good use of them by arranging 'webinars' through use of BTH's IT capabilities, and on rarer occasions direct visits to Karlskrona.

These arrangements are student-led and reflect the interests, popular demand and learning needs of each class. They are coordinated with the programme team but generally take place outside scheduled class times, particularly during study periods 3 & 4 (January - June). BTH supports these initiatives but it is the resourcefulness of each MSLS class that determines their scope and makes them happen.

Below is a list of Programme-invited guest Lecturers invited in the past:

Christian Azar

Dr. Christian Azar, is a Professor of Energy and Environment at Chalmers University of Technology. Dr. Azar working on strategies for prevention and management of climate change, including energy systems modeling, technology assessment and policy analysis. He is a leading player in the IPCC.

Barret Brown

Dr. Barrett Brown is a consultant and entrepreneur in the areas of leadership, organizational, communication and sustainability. Dr. Brown has helped to initiate a dozen organizations, developed the multi-annual programs in leadership development, leadership initiatives delivered to managers in Fortune 500, and instructed senior officials of the United Nations Development Programme.

 Emanuele Campiglio

Dr. Emanuele Campiglio is a senior researcher at the New Economics Foundation, in the UK and is originally from Italy. Dr. Campiglio focus on macro-economics for sustainability, growth theory, ecological economics and environmental economics, modeling of climate change and basic economic theory.

 Göran Carstedt

Dr. Goran Carstedt is a Senior Director at The Clinton Foundation's Large Cities Climate Initiative, a founding member of the Society for Organizational Learning (SoL) and former CEO of, inter alia, IKEA in North America and Volvo in France. He is also one of the founding fathers of the MSLS program and has been actively involved in each years class. 

 Terry Collins

Dr. Terry Collins is a Professor of green chemistry and director of the Institute for Green Science at Carnegie Mellon University, USA. Dr. Collins is an expert in catalytic environmental chemistry and has several patents for high-efficiency catalytic purification processes.

 Robert Costanza

Dr. Robert Costanza is a Professor of Sustainability and director of the Institute for the Institute for Sustainable Solutions at Portland State University, USA. Dr. Costanza is an expert in ecological economics.

 Mark Everard

Dr. Mark Everard is a director, member and former Chairman of the Institution of Environmental Sciences and Principal Scientist at the Environment Protection Agency, UK. Dr. Everard is an expert in freshwater environment and its equitable and sustainable use.

 Edgard Gouveia Júnior

M.Sc. Edgard Gouveia Júnior is a teacher in the graduate program at the Universidade Monte Serrat, Brazil. He is the chairman and co-founder of the Instituto Elos - Brazil, a member of the Berkana Exchange, Member of the Ashoka Foundation and co-creator and designer of Oasis Game.

Leif Johansson

Dr. Leif Johansson is the Chairman of Ericsson and has been CEO of the Volvo Group, Electrolux, etc. company. Dr. Johansson is also Chairman of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences, Board Member of Swedish Enterprise and Chairman of the European Round Table of Industrialists.

 Thomas B. Johansson

Dr. Thomas B. Johansson is a Professor of Environmental and Energy Systems at Lund University. Dr. Johansson has been head of the International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE) at Lund University. He was convening lead author of the IPCC Second Assessment Report.

Martin Kalungu-Banda 

M.Sc. Martin Kalungu-Banda is a special Consultant to the President of the Republic Zambia. M.Sc. Kalungu-Banda is a faculty member of the University of Cambridge's Business and Environment Programme and has worked as a lecturer in business ethics at the University of Zambia.

 Deniz Koca

Dr. Deniz Koca is a senior lecturer in applied systems analysis and system dynamics at Lund University and focuses on the complex dynamics of ecological and socio-economic systems.

Torbjörn Lahti

Torbjörn Lahti is currently the Project Manager of the Sustainable Robertsfors project in northern Sweden. Between 1983 and 1989, Mr. Lahti was the Project Manager of the first eco-municipality in Sweden. He has been a teacher of sustainable development applied to municipalities for the last 10 years and lectured extensively internationally. He is co-author of the book, The Natural Step for Communities.

 Jason Leadbitter's

Dr. Jason Leadbitter's is a Sustainability Manager at INEOS ChlorVinyls Ltd. and was previously Chief Sustainability Officer at Hydro Polymers Ltd Dr. Leadbitters work focuses on research and development for the conversion of the plastics industry to sustainability.

 Pong Leung

Pong Leung, M.Sc. is the former Programme Manager of the MSLS Programme. He has led sustainability initiatives for over 10 years with a number of private, public and non-profit organisations and has played a leading role in the successful development of The Natural Step (TNS) in Canada. Pong holds a Master’s of Science degree in Environmental Policy and Management from the International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics at Lund University, and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Alberta in Canada.

 Manfred Max-Neef

Dr. Manfred Max-Neef is a Professor of Economics at South University of Chile. Dr. Max Neefs contribution to the knowledge areas of human needs, development of human scale and alternative economy is fundamental. He has, inter alia, awarded the Right Livelihood Award and the Kenneth Boulding Award from the International Society for Ecological Economics.

 Jason Meek

Dr. Jason Meek is Professor of Law at the University of California Berkeley and also teaches Negotiation and Settlement at the Center for Negotiation and Dispute Resolution at the University of California Hastings.

 Charlotte Millar

MBA Charlotte Millar is a senior advisor in change strategies at the World Wildlife Fund - England and part of the leadership team of the Finance Innovation Lab - an incubator for system change in the financial industry - and Tasting the Future - a network with a focus on sustainable food systems.

 Åsa Persson

Dr. Åsa Persson is a research fellow at the Stockholm Environment Institute. Dr. Persson's research focuses on the processes of policy-making on the national environment in Sweden and Europe, and the international and global governance of climate change adaptation.

 Peter Price-Thomas

M.Sc. Peter Price-Thomas holds a M.Sc. in sustainability and industrial ecology from Yale University and an MA in geography from the University of Edinburgh. M.Sc. Price-Thomas has been a visiting researcher at the Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy, manage Sustenance Ltd. and is an advisor to several multinational companies for strategic sustainability work.

 Bo Rothstein

Dr. Bo Rothstein is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Gothenburg. Dr. Rothstein manage Quality of Government Institute and an expert on quality control (quality of governance), the social trap and anti-corruption and he leads the largest ever European project in the social sciences.

 Otto Scharmer

Dr. Otto Scharmer is a Professor of Organization Studies at MIT Sloan School of Management. Dr. Scharmer is the founder of ELIAS (Emerging Leaders for Innovation Across Sectors), an initiative focused on the development of in-depth system innovations for a more sustainable world.

 Peter Senge

Dr. Peter Senge is a Professor of Leadership and Sustainability at MIT Sloan School of Management. Dr. Senge is the founder of the Society for Organizational Learning (SoL) and expert in organizational change and systems thinking.

 Louise Trygg

Dr. Louise Trygg is an assistant professor of energy at Linköping University. Dr. Safe is an expert in modeling, simulation and optimization of energy systems, strategic energy development and energy efficiency.

 David Waldron

David Waldron, M.Sc. is Co-Founder of Synapse Strategies, a management consultancy focusing on original sustainability strategies and was the ‘lead architect’ of the MSLS Program, at BTH. David has 20 years experience, leading sustainability projects and programs for local communities, universities, businesses and non-profit organizations. David is an Adjunct Professor at Simon Fraser University, where he holds a Master’s of Resource and Environmental Management. He also holds a Bachelor’s of Applied Science (Civil Engineering) from UBC. 

 Bob Willard

Dr. Bob Willard is the founder of The Sustainability Advantage - a source of research-based data on the business benefits of sustainability. Dr. Willard has extensive experience in business and leadership from his 34 year career at IBM Canada in 2011 and was installed in the International Society of Sustainability Professionals' Hall of Fame.

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