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Dr Luis Torres-Retamal

BSc (Hons) (University of Talca), MSc (University of Barcelona), Diploma (University of Zaragoza), PhD (The University of Nottingham), Diploma (Latin American Centre for Human Rights), Certificate ( Harvard University), Certificate (Chartered Banker Institute), MA (University of Castilla-La Mancha)
Associate Professor in Organisational Behaviour, Business and Society

Department: Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management
Centre/Institute: WEORG
Tel: +44 (0) 115 9514023
Location: C31 (North Building, Jubilee Campus)

Luis Torres is an Associate Professor and the Director of Executive Education. He is also a Researcher in Residence at Connected Places Catapult, co-founder of Sustaina Value in Chile, and Associate Editor for Safety Science. He worked in the University of Nottingham Ningbo Campus (China) for 2.5 years before joining NUBS UK in 2020.

Luis has worked for over 15 years for organisations in Chile, Spain, China, and the UK. He has led client-focussed management consulting and learning solutions for public and private sector organisations in several industries including manufacturing, finance, logistics, energy, agriculture, and retail, among others. He has designed and delivered executive education programmes for middle and top management teams including the C-Suite and the Board of Directors of large and medium-sized companies. Luis has also led consultancy projects in different areas including strategic management; business and human rights; diversity management; corporate governance; and external assurance of non-financial information.

His research projects have been funded by institutions such as the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), Health Data Research UK, the Innovation Launchpad Network+, and the Transforming Foundation Industries Network+. His latest work has focused on decarbonisation through the identification of policy enablers for architectural glass circularity, and the identification of barriers to embed circular economy principles into public procurement of net zero solutions, as well as on 'just transition' through the study of labour inequalities and underemployment.

Luis holds a PhD in Management, a MA in Environmental Law and Sustainability, a MSc in Human Resources, and a BSc (Hons) in Organisational Psychology. He is also trained in international human rights law, green and sustainable finance, and advanced data science.

Areas of Expertise
Luis' expertise lies on the governance, risk, and management of sustainable organisations. Key themes in his work are corporate social responsibility/ESG, labour inequalities, and compliance management.

His approach is applied, multidisciplinary, data-driven, and policy-oriented.


The following lists my publications from 2014 to the present day.

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Luis has taught in the following modules:
- Business ethics and sustainability (UG)
- Strategies for corporate social responsibility (PG)
- Leading Change and Managing Risk (MBA)
- Managing the Human Resource (MBA Singapore)
- Managing Business Compliance (UG).

Luis is module convenor of the following module(s):


Leadership and Change Management (BUSI4106)

Details of all modules can be found on MyNottingham

Luis is currently interested in projects promoting the development and management of sustainable organisations through environmental, social and governance research, insights and analytics.

Current research projects:

'A sociological investigation of underemployment and the lived experiences of underemployed workers' (funded by the ESRC). |

'Embedding circular economy principles into public procurement of net zero solutions' (funded by The Innovation Launchpad Network+). |

Past research projects:

'Enabling business models innovation for sustainability in the UK glass sector' funded by the UKRI-ISCF Transforming Foundation Industries Network+.

'How is COVID-19 impacting women and men's working lives in the UK?' Joint with Professor Tracey Warren and the UK Women's Budget Group. It was funded by Health Data Research UK, as part of the rapid funding call to use and enrich the data within the Data & Connectivity National Core Study capability.

Luis is currently collaborating on the following projects:

  • A sociological investigation of underemployment and the lived experiences of underemployed workers

Luis is currently supervising the following Research Students:

Miguel Munoz
Rabeya Rahaman
School Administrative Roles
Director of Executive Education
Director of Executive MBA Programmes
Director of Executive Healthcare MBA



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