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Corrado Topi
Senior Research Fellow



I recently joined the Stockholm Environment Institute coming from private enterprise. I focus on sustainability, resilience and change in a context of integrated social, economic and environmental systems. I work with corporations and with cities and I am particularly interested in collaborating with policy makers and corporate decisions makers on real world cases to make corporations, SMES and cities sustainable and resilient. If you want to know more about my research click on the Research tab.


I trained originally as Theoretical Physicist. After a brief spell as researcher for CERN funded by ASP, I moved to the world of private enterprises. I moved through different industrial sectors: I started in robotics, through to the automotive and appliance sector to end up in the online IS and business consulting. My career that took me from a junior position to executive level, and then to board and directorship level. I “retired” to take up my position at the Stockholm Environment Institute Research Centre at the University of York.

Departmental roles

I am the course leader for CSREM (Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management) Masters Programme of courses, and I lecture on CSR. It is a cross-department programme (School of Management, Department of Environment and Geography, Stockholm Environment Institute) led by the Department of Environment and Geography. You can find more information on the Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management Masters course web page.

Doing your PhD with me

If you want to do a PhD with me, normally it is because you either want work with me, or you want to work on one of my research areas. There are two ways of doing a PhD with me:

  • You write a very interesting and competent project that falls under my research interests and you propose it to me for supervision.
  • You look at my PhD offers, and you answer to the advert. 

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Contact details

Corrado Topi
Senior Research Fellow
Department of Environment and Geography
University of York
YO10 5NG

Tel: 01904 322893
Fax: 01904 432998