Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies
GEM Initiative at Yale University
Governance, Environment,
and Markets Initiative

Stefano Ponte

Stefano Ponte is Professor of International Political Economy in the Department of Business and Politics, Copenhagen Business School (CBS). He is also the co-director of the CBS Sustainability Platform. He is primarily interested in transnational economic and environmental governance, with focus on overlaps and tensions between private governance and public regulation.  He analyzes governance dynamics and economic and environmental upgrading trajectories in global value chains. He is particularly interested in how sustainability standards, labels and certifications shape agro-food and forestry value chains, and in how different forms of partnerships affect sustainability outcomes.
Stefano is the author of 7 books, 7 edited special issues, and over 65 peer-reviewed articles on these issues. His most recent work appeared in Global Environmental Change, Environmental Politics, Environment and Planning A, Geoforum, Review of International Political Economy, andScience. He is in the editorial advisory board of 5 journals, including Environment and Planning A.
Stefano holds degrees from the University of Padova (Italy) in political science, the University of Chicago in international relations, and the University of East Anglia (UK) in development studies. He is currently the principal investigator of the New Partnerships for Sustainability (NEPSUS) research programme and a Member of the Advisory Committee for Development Research, Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
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