Dr Itziar Castello

Senior Lecturer

Biography

  • Email: i.castello@surrey.ac.uk

Itziar Castello is Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) at the Department of Digital Economy at Surrey Business School. She is an expert on corporate social responsibility and sustainability transitions. Itziar’s research and advisory work has informed organizations including GE, IBM, CEMEX, Manpower, Cargill, Telefonica, Novo Nordisk, and eBay.

Itziar’s research offers insights into how entrepreneurs and business intrapreneurs make sense and lead change towards more sustainable business in the digital economy. Specifically, she looks at the communication and governance challenges and opportunities.

Itziar has published in peer-reviewed journals such as Journal of Management Studies, Research Policy, Journal of Business Ethics, Business & Society, Corporate Governance, and Journal of Management Development. Her research also frequently appears in general and management publications such as The Huffington Post and Deusto-Harvard Business Review.

Beyond her academic career, Itziar advises business on developing integrated strategies on sustainability issues and digital transitions. She has worked at AccountAbility (a leading think tank in sustainability), PricewaterhouseCoopers and General Electric as strategy advisor and internal consultant in process improvement and sustainability.