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Research Topic

Sustainability paradoxes: exploring tensions in corporate community engagement strategies

Research Summary

Business activities have contradictory effects in the welfare of countries, organisations and individuals. My PhD project hopes to embrace this complexity by focusing on the corporate community engagement strategies implemented by multinational firms. The research expects to move forward the conversations on corporate sustainability and corporate community engagement towards a more integrative and paradoxical approach.

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Background

I studied International Relations at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. After a few months of professional experience in logistics, I started my MSc in Regional Studies. For two years, I participated in conducting Social Impact Assessments (SIAs) in Mexico. Following my interest in governmental affairs, I worked for the Agency of Safety and Environmental Protection (ASEA). Now, I have returned to academia. I research corporate sustainability and the management of tensions through regulatory actions and political corporate activities.