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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 MBA programmes. He is also the Scientific Director for the Data-Driven Discovery Initiative, as well as a co-founder and Director for ESG & Impact at Sustaina Value in Chile. His expertise lies in the governance, risk, and compliance aspects of responsible business. Key themes in his work are corporate social responsibility, circular economy, labour inequalities, and regulatory compliance. His latest work has focused on decarbonisation through the identification of enablers for circular economy business models, and on 'just transition' through the study of labour inequalities and underemployment. Luis has worked for over 14 years in senior roles in industry, consulting, and academic settings in Chile, Spain, China, and the UK.

Areas of Expertise
Governance, risk, and compliance aspects of work and responsible business. Key themes in his work are corporate social responsibility, labour inequalities, regulatory compliance, and applied data science.


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 greater responsible business conduct through environmental, social and governance (ESG) research, insights and analytics.

Luis is a co-investigator on the following research project:

'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' (starting on January 2024).
This project explores how local authorities in the East Midlands Region can embed circular economy principles into procurement of net zero solutions. The project is a 15-month secondment at the Connected Places Catapult as a part of the Researcher in Residence scheme funded by the Innovation Launchpad Network+ (EPSRC).

Luis was the principal investigator on the following research project:

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

Luis was a co-investigator on the research project:

'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
University Administrative Roles
Scientific Director, 3DI: Data Driven Discovery Initiative

School Administrative Roles
Director of Executive MBA Programmes
Director of Executive Healthcare MBA

School Committee Memberships
Research Ethics Committee (NUBS REC) 2021 Ethics Reviewer and Committee Member


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