Brian Ganson is Professor and Head of the Centre on Conflict and Collaboration at the Stellenbosch Business School. The Centre works with business, government, labour, communities and international actors to reduce the costs of conflict and increase collaborative opportunities. Prof. Ganson concurrently holds appointments as Professor in the Stellenbosch University School for Data Science, where he studies the intersection of human systems and data systems to improve conflict risk assessment and mitigation, and Research Professor at the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), where he leads research on business and conflict in Africa.

Anne Jamison is an Assistant Professor in the Department of International Economics, Government & Business of Copenhagen Business School. She is also an affiliated scholar at Wharton's Political Risk Lab. She was previously a postdoctoral fellow at both Princeton University (School of Public and International Affairs) and Stellenbosch Business School (Centre on Conflict & Collaboration). She earned a joint PhD in business and international political economy at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Her research interests include international political economy, foreign investment, and political risk management.

Witold Henisz is is the Vice Dean and Faculty Director of the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Initiative and Deloitte & Touche Professor of Management at The Wharton School, The University of Pennsylvania. The ESG Initiative brings together Wharton faculty and students to conduct academically rigorous research, develop new curricular materials, and co-curricular experiences that shape the future of investing, consulting, and strategy on ESG factors. His research examines the impact of political hazards as well as environmental, social and governance factors more broadly on the strategy and valuation of global corporations. 

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Anastasia Gracheva is a PhD student in the Strategy and Multinational Management subfields at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Her current research involves various topics in non-market strategy connected to ESG factors, including how firms interact with social and political environments and what the consequences are for financial performance. Prior to her doctoral studies, she worked at the OECD and conducted research as a predoctoral fellow at Columbia Business School. She received her B.A. degrees from Columbia University and SciencesPo Paris.

Tony L. He is an Assistant Professor in the Management and Global Business Department at Rutgers Business School – Newark and New Brunswick. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Wharton Environmental, Social, and Governance Institute at the University of Pennsylvania. His research interests include corporate political strategies in the US and the EU, firm-stakeholder relationships in conflict environments, corporate social responsibility, and the political economy of international business. He received his PhD in Applied Economics from The Wharton School, MBA from Harvard Business School, and BS from Johns Hopkins University. 

Jason Miklian is a Senior Researcher at the Centre for Development and the Environment, University of Oslo. Miklian has published several award-winning books, academic articles and policy works on issues of conflict, business and crisis, based on extensive fieldwork in South Asia, Latin America, and Sub-Saharan Africa. He serves on the United Nations Expert Panel on Business and Human Rights and is an expert resource for government knowledge banks in the US, UK, EU and Norway. Miklian has also written for or been cited in an expert capacity by the New York Times, BBC, The Economist, Washington Post, and Foreign Policy. 

Kudzanai Tsunga is a research fellow at the Centre on Conflict & Collaboration at the Stellenbosch Business School. His research focuses on international private sector investment flows and conflict occurrence in Africa. The research interrogates interrelationships amongst the phenomena of foreign direct investment, commodity dependence, and conflict within the context of business for peace. The analysis contributes towards attainment of peace-positive development through stakeholder collaboration. 

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