Faculty Profile

Caroline Dale Ditlev-Simonsen

Professor - Department of Law and Governance

Publications registered in Cristin

(Current research information system in Norway)


Own website http://www.carolinedditlev-simonsen.com/

Caroline Dale Ditlev-Simonsen holds a Bachelors degree in Business Administration (Simon Fraser University, Vancouver), a Masters degree in Energy and Environmental Studies (Boston University) and a PhD in Leadership and Organization (BI Norwegian Business School). Ditlev-Simonsen has international and comprehensive business and organizational experience in the areas of corporate responsibility, corporate citizenship and environmental and ethical issues. Previous work experience includes Project Manager, World Industry Council for the Environment, New York; Executive Officer, Norwegian Pollution Control Authority; Advisor, Kværner ASA and Vice President, Head of Community Contact, Storebrand ASA. She has varied board experience and was a board member of WWF-Norway (World Wide Fund for Nature) from 2002 - 2008. Ditlev-Simonsen is also Co-Director at the BI Centre for Corporate Responsibility www.bi.no/ccr .

Research areas

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), non-financial reporting, attitudes, behavior, change, leadership and communication. For an overview over her academic contribution, please see "Publications" in the column to the right.

Her paper "From corporate social responsibility awareness to action?" was chosen as an Outstanding Paper Award Winner at the Emerald Literati Network Award for Excellence 2011

Teaching areas

Ditlev-Simonsen teaches CSR at Master level classes, and is responsible for the CSR module of the BI-Fudan University MBA program in Shanghai, China. In addition, she lectures and gives courses in CSR for corporations and organizations.

Academic Degrees
Year Academic Department Degree
2011 BI Norwegian Business School Ph.D.
1990 Boston Universtity, Boston, Mass., USA Master of Arts
1986 Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada Bachelor
Work Experience
Year Employer Job Title
2013 - Present BI Norwegian Business School Associate Dean, Customised program
2011 - Present BI Norwegian Business School Senior Researcher
2006 - Present BI - Centre for Corporate Responsibility Co-director
2008 - 2011 BI Norwegian Business School Researcher
2001 - 2005 MISA Consulting (Miljø og Samfunn), Oslo Manager
2000 - 2001 Storebrand ASA Assistant Director
1998 - 2000 Storebrand ASA Manager
1995 - 1998 Kværner ASA og Kværner Water Systems AS, Oslo/Tranby Adviser
1995 - 1995 Statens forurensingstilsyn (SFT) Staff Engineer
1992 - 1994 World Industry Council for the Environment (WICE), New York, USA Project Manager
1991 - 1991 Intrenational Chamber of Commerce - International Environmetal Bureau (ICC-IEB), Oslo Project Manager
1986 - 1989 Lillunn A/S Manager
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