As part of Engagement International based in Brussels, Dr. Anna Irmisch is driving environmental, social & governance-related (ESG) engagements with listed companies on behalf of investors and is also leading dialogues with policy makers, regulatory bodies, industry associations, civil society, clients, and other stakeholders. Prior to that she worked as a lobbyist for an NGO on European sustainable finance policy, in international development on innovation, as a strategy consultant in the software industry, and sociologist on sustainability ratings. The Fulbright alumna obtained her PhD for analyzing the influence of sustainable investing on multinational corporations, and she serves as invited peer reviewer for the journal Business Ethics. Having studied in Germany, Denmark, and the USA, she holds university degrees in political science, sociology, media science as well as intercultural business communication.
Invited speaker at academic conferences e.g. in the UK, Austria, Germany. Experienced workshop and seminar lecturer.
Presentations: EURADA Summer Course 2018 in Brussels/Belgium "The OaSIS Project - H2020: Optimizing Innovation Support for SMEs", ECPR General Conference 2014 in Glasgow/UK "Sustainable Lobbying and Investment", Research Conference on Influencing EU Politics - Mobilization and Representation of European Civil Society 2013 in Friedrichshafen/Germany "Sustainable Responsible Lobbying and Investment", Transatlantic Doctoral Academy on Corporate Responsibility VIII 2013 in Toronto/Canada "Sustainable and Responsible Lobbying", Sociology Conference of Austria-Germany-Switzerland 2011 in Innsbruck/Austria "Astroturf as Strategic Instrumentalization of Civic Engagement"
Workshop Organization & Teaching: OaSIS Workshop on Improving SME Segmentation & Innovation Support 2018 in Brussels/Belgium, University Lecturer on Organizational Sociology and Communication 2014-2015 in Jena/Germany, Danish Language Class Convener 2008-2009 in Leipzig/Germany
Moderation: European Responsible Investment Network Conference 2019 in Zaventem/Belgium, International Film Festival 2006 in Odense/Denmark