Alessandro is Executive Director of Camfridge Ltd, which aims to become the world leader in high-efficiency gas-free refrigeration technology based on magnetic properties of solid state materials. In 2005 he co-founded the company and brought to it a wealth of knowledge about large organizations and how to sell to them, as well as a vital international perspective, having worked in Italy, France, UK, Argentina, Brazil and Germany. He is regularly invited to speak at clean tech and climate change conferences and radio programs.
Before this venture he had been working internationally for 12 years for blue chip companies with increasing level of responsibility. The last position held was Market Strategy Vice President at Siemens Com. At BBS in 2011 he co-founded the track in Green Energy and Sustainable Businesses of the GMBA program where he is now the industry leader. Since the a.y. 2020/21 he has been also co-director of studies of the online Executive Master in Sustainability Transition Management. In 2005 he co-founded and launched “UNIBO Launch Pad” (now “Reactor”), the first Italian University-wide entrepreneurial acceleration program designed to foster and cultivate the entrepreneurial talent of scientists. Since 2019 he has been Adjunct Professor of “Mineral Resource Economics and Management” at Unibo. For leisure, Alessandro likes to discover Europe by bicycle. Alessandro got an MBA from the Collège des Ingénieurs, Paris and a PhD from the Politecnico di Torino.
The ultimate purpose of the course is to explore the many dimensions of new venture creation & growth in independent as well corporate settings looking at both process and people involved in assessing ideas, exploiting opportunities, and converting concepts into green businesses. The candidates will develop a methodological toolkit to design, understand, and evaluate a green business project thanks also to the exposure to topics such as: key levers of value creation for green businesses operating in global scenarios; how to incorporate the latest evidences from climate change science into your scenario analyses; technical and scientific concepts commonly used in comparing efficiency of different technologies. The capstone project for this course will require you to work as a team of consultants offering advice to a real green start-up on how to push the company forward from a marketing and strategic perspective.
The ultimate purpose of the course is to explore the many dimensions of new venture creation & growth in independent as well corporate settings looking at both process and people involved in assessing ideas, exploiting opportunities, and converting concepts into green and sustainable businesses that can really add up to a global sustainable strategy. The candidates will develop a methodological toolkit to design, understand, and evaluate green business projects. The capstone project for this course will require you to work as a team of consultants offering advice to a real-world green start-ups, using the tools you have accumulated in the course.Sustainability Transition Management (Part-time)
The Capstone Project (CP) is the final and unique project that Global MBA students will complete in each track as the culminating experience of their academic year. The CP distinctive feature is that students will work as a consulting team on real-world projects that companies are working on and/or want to implement. The “client” companies participate in the CP not only to contribute to the GMBA educational journey and let students improve their professional competence in a real “industrial project”, but also because they see real value in the work of our students, who will serve as real consultant and will apply the knowledge, theories and tools acquired during the year.
The objective of this course is that students, through their own work on a company-based authentic project, will synthesize and develop their knowledge as well as their skills in their chosen sector. The students will work with a real problem within an established organization or start-up. By working on problem identification, collecting data, analyzing, drawing conclusions, and presenting a thoroughly elaborated plan for the implementation of the project, students will draw upon their knowledge at the same time as they train their skills in central areas, such as leadership and project management.
The clinics are interactive sessions with the presence of experts business leaders who will share with the students their knowledge and experience on the topic in an informal atmosphere. Through the clinics students will have the opportunity to reflect with business leaders on cutting-edge themes – namely business ethics, digital technologies and AI, diversity and inclusion, and leadership – that characterise the activity of contemporary global organisations. Each clinic, coordinated by an academic professor or a manager will challenge students with the most relevant knowledge and trends on the specific topic of interest.
Various ethical issues are encountered during any business leader professional life. This fact brought Business Ethics as a subject to become popular in MBA curriculum. The approach generally adopted is to import one or several ethical theories into the world of business and commerce in order to form moral judgments about business practices, or to train business leaders to be more efficient decision makers. While such goals are important this clinic, coordinated by Prof. Alessandro Pastore through the interaction with global leaders and their stories and actions has the ambition to develop a more fundamental practice: to help future business leaders to identify and navigate ethical dilemmas that arise in business and making think ethically a way to recognize, articulate, and evaluate the challenges that often place the actions of individual entities at odds with global coexistence with particular reference to Sustainability.
Topic 1: Corporate culture and individual responsibility
Topic 2: Ethical Decision Making
Topic 3: Giving Voice to Values.
Topic 4: Sustainability paradox: “in order to sustain, we must transform”
Topic 5: Ethics of SustainabilityDesign, Fashion and Luxury Goods