BOARD OF EXPERTS
Responsible person: Dalia Karlaitė
Dalia Karlaitė is a PhD candidate in Economics at Mykolas Romeris University. Her dissertation aims to assess the impact of corporate social responsibility (CSR) on the well-being of the society: it analyses not only the role of CSR in reducing all forms of poverty and inequality in the country, but also the importance of CSR in increasing the society's ability to access affordable, quality and safe products and services. Dalia Karlaitė teaches business ethics and social responsibility at Vilniaus Kolegija and other higher education institutions. She is also interested in responsible consumption and production.
Responsible person: Prof. Rimantas Venskutonis
Rimantas Venskutonis is a Professor of Kaunas University of Technology Department of Food Science and Technology. In 2004, he was awarded for the Lithuanian Prize in Technological Sciences for his work on the isolation, research and use of biologically valuable components from plant raw materials. He has published 301 scientific publications.
Responsible person: Andrius Šmitas
Andrius Šmitas - PhD student in psychology at Vytautas Magnus University, lecturer at Kaunas Kolegija. He believes that day by day, step by step, every person will move closer and closer to complete physical, psychological and social well-being, not just away from illness. He believes that only by taking responsibility can both business and the individual move along the path of progress, and that in order to make the path less wandering, it is useful to communicate and act with others who want to move in the same direction.
Responsible person: Prof. dr. Irena Žemaitaitytė
Irena Žemaitaitytė - Doctor of Social Sciences, professor at Mykolas Riomeris University, Institute of Education and Social Work. Research interests: adult education, non-formal education, education and learning of older people. Has published monograph on “Non-formal adult education: development trends in contemporary Europe“ (2007). Over 50 scientific papers have been published, presentations have been made at national and international scientific conferences, and participation in international projects.
Responsible person: Donatas Paulauskas
Donatas Paulauskas is a gender equality expert. Since 2015, he has been teaching gender studies and theories at Vilnius University and is the author of two books on gender issues. He is a Senior Advisor at the Office of the Equal Opportunities Ombudsman and a member of the Gender Working Group of the European Network of Equality Institutions "Equinet". He produces and hosts the podcast "Modern Men" on the news website "15min.lt".
Responsible person: Prof. dr. Laima Česonienė
Laima Česonienė is currently a professor at the Institute of Environment and Ecology, Faculty of Forestry and Ecology, Vytautas Magnus University, Academy of Agriculture. In 2003 she was awarded the degree of Doctor of Science in Technology. Her research interests are groundwater quality, surface water status, wastewater pollution - causes and ways of improvement, environmental quality and sustainable development.In 2004 - 2020, the results of her research have been published in 14 CA WOS scientific journals with IF, SCOPUS with SNIP - 15 publications, 21 scientific publications.
Responsible person: Dr. Inga Gurauskienė
Dr. Inga Gurauskienė - Researcher at Kaunas University of Technology Institute of Environmental Engineering. Head of the Master's study programme "Sustainable Management and Production". Main areas of research and activity: analysis and management of material and energy flows, analysis and management of individual waste streams, ecological design, energy efficiency and sustainable innovation in enterprises using circular economy models.
Responsible person: Doc. dr. Živilė Stankevičiūtė
Professor at Kaunas University of Technology, Faculty of Economics and Business. Živilė Stankevičiūtė has been studying sustainability solutions in business organisations since 2012. Her doctoral dissertation "Sustainability Dimension in Human Resource Management of an Organisation" has been recognised at the international level - in 2016 she received the annual award of the Baltic Universities Programme for the best dissertation on the topic of sustainability defended in 2015. Recent research and expertise has been developed on decent work, job insecurity and quality workplaces, sustainable human resource management, etc.
Responsible person: Doc. dr. Visvaldas Varžinskas
Visvaldas Varžinskas is an associate professor at the Kaunas University of Technology (KTU), Institute of Environmental Engineering and head of the KTU Packaging Innovation and Research Centre. The main areas of research and ongoing projects are environmental management systems and standards, application of cleaner production methods in industry, life cycle assessment, eco-design of products and implementation of technological eco-innovations in industry, sustainable industrial development and sustainable consumption strategies, corporate social responsibility. Visvaldas Varžinskas is an author of over 20 scientific publications, 3 scientific monographs and 2 educational books, 2 international patent applications and 1 national patent.
Responsible person: Tomas Lavišius
Tomas Lavišius is a PhD student at the Institute of Private Law, Mykolas Romeris University School of Law. His research interests include legal regulation of social business and social economy in the European Union. His research interests include both the search for the legal prerequisites for social business and the study of the effectiveness and usefulness of social business through social innovation in reducing inequalities at national and transnational level.
Responsible person: Prpf. Marija Burinskienė
Marija Burinskienė Professor of Department of Roads at Vilnius Gediminas Technical University. Research interests - Sustainable urban development, the interaction between urban planning and transport infrastructure, the importance of public transport and its adaptation to the transport needs of the population, the use of sustainable transport methods for urban transport, smart city. She has more than 200 scientific and other publications, and has produced thirteen PhDs.
Responsible person: Prof. Eglė Staniškienė
Eglė Staniškienė - Professor of Faculty of Economics and Business in Kaunas University of Technology, Doctor of Social Sciences, member of the Sustainable Governance Research Group. Her research interests include sustainable development, social business responsibility, responsible consumption and sustainable production, employee welfare, quality systems management and interdisciplinary research. E. Staniškienė has published more than 60 scientific publications and participated in more than 20 national and international projects.
Responsible person: Audra Balundė
Audra Balundė is a PhD candidate in psychology at Mykolas Romeris University (MRU) and the University of Groningen (RUG) in the Netherlands, and a researcher at MRU's Centre for Research in Environmental Psychology. Her main field of work and research is environmentally friendly behaviour and the factors that determine this behaviour. She also studies impact measures to encourage people to be more environmentally friendly and therefore reduce the impact of climate change.
Responsible person: Doc.dr.Vilimantas Vaičiukynas
Vilimantas Vaičiukynas - Doctor of Technology, Associate Professor at the Institute of Water Resources Engineering, Faculty of Water Management and Land Management at Vytautas Magnus University. President of the Union of Engineers of Land Management and Hydraulic Engineering. Co-author of more than 50 scientific publications.
Responsible person: Prof. dr. Gediminas Brazaitis
Gediminas Brazaitis - Professor, Director of the Institute of Forest Biology and Forestry, Faculty of Forestry and Ecology at Vytautas Magnus University. His research interests include: biodiversity conservation in forest ecosystems, sustainable use of forests with trade-offs between nature conservation and conservation, etc. He has published over 130 scientific papers and, together with his co-authors, has presented over 100 papers at conferences and seminars. He has participated in more than 50 research projects, most of which he has supervised.
Responsible person: Prof.HP, dr. Ligita Šimanskienė
Ligita Šimanskienė - Head of the Department of Management, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities at Klaipėda University. Her scientific, organisational and pedagogical activities are directly related to the principles of social responsibility, finding the best solutions in researching organisations, bringing together scientists and educating the public. She has published 5 monographs and scientific studies and over 80 publications.
Responsible person: Rūta Avulytė
Rūta Avulytė has more than 20 years of experience in international humanitarian aid, sustainable development/development cooperation, project management, analytics and public communication/advocacy across six continents. She has worked with the United Nations peacekeeping missions in Liberia (UNMIL) and Timor-Leste (UNMIT), the World Food Programme (WFP) in Liberia, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Brussels and Turkmenistan. Rūta has managed the National Platform of Non-Governmental Organisations for Development Cooperation (NNGDO) and the International Relations Department of Kaunas University of Technology (KTU).