David Curbelo


Research topic: How the ‘UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights’ could help directors to make better decisions

Research interests: SCR, ESG, Business and Human Rights, Bioethics, Business Ethics, Corruption, SDGs, Global Compact, Sustainability, Business Decision-making process, Narrative Ethics, Corporate Responsibility

Supervisors: Dr Lynne Baxter and Dr Mathew Hollow


I hold a PhD in Law (cum laude) and a degree in Management and Business Administration. Since 2003 I have developed my professional career as a tax advisor and lawyer managing the firm MACG Consultants - Auditors, of which I am founder and CEO. Parallel I have developed my teaching career, which began in 2005 at the University of La Laguna (Tenerife, Spain). I joined Universidad Europea de Canarias (Tenerife, Spain) in 2013, where I’ve taught the subjects of Ethics and CSR as well as those related to the field of taxation, besides being co-director of the MBA programme from 2015. In 2017 I finalized an LLM in International Business Law at the University of Liverpool, with merit.

I am a regular contributor to the Spanish Local Network for the UN Global Compact, and my research focus is directed to the application of the UN Guiding Principles of Human Rights and Business.