Prof. Gyula Zilahy

I am a full professor of business sustainability and the head of the Department of Environmental Economics of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics while also acting as the vice dean for scientific and international affairs of the Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences.

I received my Ph.D. degree in 2003 analysing the management aspects of energy efficiency measures within corporations. My research interests include corporate environmental management, the implementation of the principles of cleaner production and industrial ecology in an industrial setting, sustainability communication and sustainable business models. My practical experiences include work with SMEs and multinational corporations in the fields of Environmental Management Systems and sustainability reporting. I was director of the UNIDO/UNEP supported Hungarian Cleaner Production Centre for about ten years.

I have also taught courses related to corporate social responsibility and climate change, including a course bringing together a hundred international students from more than fifteen countries from all around the globe simulating the United Nations climate change negotiation process.

My special interest is the promotion of responsible business education and the introduction of the principles of Sustainable Development in higher education.