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I 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 a 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.
I lecture on CSR for CSREM (Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management) Masters Programme of courses. 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.
If you want to do a PhD with me, normally it is because you either want to work with me, or you want to work on one of my research areas. There are two ways of doing a PhD with me:
I am interested in researching and working with policy makers and corporate decisions makers on the following issues:
Clark, J. H., Hunt, A. J., Topi, C., Paggiola, G. & Sherwood, J. (2017) Sustainable Solvents: Perspectives from Research, Business and International Policy
Royal Society of Chemistry. 358 p. (Green chemistry series ) Book
Rizos, V., Behrens, A., van der Gaast, W., Hofman, E., Ioannou, A., Kafyeke, T., Flamos, A., Rinaldi, R., Papadelis, S., Hirschnitz-Garbers, M. & Topi, C. (2016) Implementation of circular economy business models by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs): Barriers and enablers. Sustainability, Vol 8 no.11
Topi, C., Taranic, I. & Behrens, A. (2016) Understanding the Circular Economy in Europe from Resource Efficiency to Sharing Platforms: The CEPS Framework Brussels, Belgium: (Centre for European Policy Studies). 24 p.
Topi, C., Esposto, E. & Marini Govigli, V. (2016) The economics of green transition strategies for cities: Can low carbon, energy efficient development approaches be adapted to demand side urban water efficiency? Book
Gouldson, A., Kerr, N., Millward-Hopkins, J., Freeman, M. C., Topi, C. & Sullivan, R. (2015) Innovative financing models for low carbon transitions: Exploring the case for revolving funds for domestic energy efficiency programmes. Article in Energy policy
Tallontire, A., Doherty, B., Wong , C. Y., Young, W., Tse, M., Saintier, S., Ollerenshaw, Z., Said-Allsopp, M., Topi, C. & Ogelthorpe, D. (2015) Building Up Resilience in Agricultural Supply Chains and Integrated Approach. Sustainability Research Institute (SRI), p. 1-31 31 p.
Gouldson, Andy, Niall Kerr, Corrado Topi, Johan Kuylenstierna, and Richard Pearce. “The Economics of Low Carbon Cities: Approaches to a City-Scale Mini-Stern Review.” In The Economy of Green Cities, 221–230. Springer, 2013.
Gouldson, A., Kerr, N., Topi, C. Dawkins, E., Kuylenstierna, J., Sullivan, R. and Webber, P. (2014) ‘The Economics and Financing of Low Carbon Cities’ in Dixon, T. and Eames, M. (eds) Urban Retrofitting for Sustainability: Mapping the Transition for 2050, Routledge.
Gouldson, A., Kerr, N., Topi, C. Dawkins, E., Kuylenstierna, J. and Pearce, R. (2013) ‘The Economics of Low Carbon Cities: A Mini-Stern Review for Birmingham and the Wider Urban Area, published by the Centre for Low Carbon Futures.
Gouldson, A., Kerr, N., Topi, C. Dawkins, E., Kuylenstierna, J. and Pearce, R. (2013) ‘The Economics of Low Carbon Cities: A Mini-Stern Review for the Humber, published by the Centre for Low Carbon Futures.
Acquaye, Adolf A., Paul Barratt, Corrado Topi, David Glew, Johan Kuylenstierna, SC Lenny Koh, John Barrett, and Simon McQueen–Mason. “Green Supply Chain Management: The Development of Supply Chain Carbon Maps.” International Journal of Engineering Management and Economics 3, no. 3 (2012): 175–192.
Gouldson, A., Kerr, N., Topi, C. Dawkins, E., Kuylenstierna, J. and Pearce, R. (2012) ‘The Economics of Low Carbon Cities: A Mini-Stern Review for the Leeds City Region, published by the Centre for Low Carbon Futures.
Gouldson, A., Kerr, N., Topi, C. Dawkins, E., Kuylenstierna, J. and Pearce, R. (2012) ‘The Economics of Low Carbon Cities: A Mini-Stern Review for the Sheffield City Region, published by the Centre for Low Carbon Futures.
Van Reijswoud, Victor, and C. Topi. “Alternative Routes in the Digital World: Open Source Software in Africa.” Mtafiti Mwafrika (African Researcher) 12, no. 2 (2007): 49–59.
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