Simone de Colle

Simone de Colle is Associate Professor of Business Ethics & Strategy at IÉSEG School of Management, Paris. He has over twenty years of experience in research, teaching and consultancy on business ethics, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), sustainability management and reporting and stakeholder theory. 

He has taught courses in these fields to corporate executives and MBA students in Italy, France, Switzerland, Ireland, Germany, Austria and in the United States.  At IÉSEG he teaches Business Ethics, CSR and Sustainability Management & Reporting courses to undergraduate and Masters students, and to managers participating in the Executive MBA Program. He is the Course Coordinator of a new Business Ethics course (16-hour, 2 ECTS) that he designed in 2016 for all 2nd year IÉSEG students.

His research interests include Business Ethics, Stakeholder theory and entrepreneurship, focusing on value creation and ethical decision making in organizational contexts.

In 1999 Simone de Colle together with Lorenzo Sacconi founded the “Q-RES Project” at the LIUC University of Castellanza, a multi-stakeholder research program promoting a management standard to improve the social and ethical responsibility of organisations. He worked as Manager, Business Ethics & Integrity at KPMG Sustainability Advisory Services in London, and as free-lance business ethics consultant in Italy. His clients include Mercer, British Airways, Diageo, Pfizer, GSK, Rio Tinto, CartaSì, Fondazione Italiana Accenture, and the Italian banking association (ABI).

Simone is a co-author of Stakeholder Theory: The State of the Art with R. Edward Freeman et al. (2010, Cambridge University Press), author of several publications in business ethics and management journals, including the Academy of Management Annals, Business Ethics: A European Review and the Journal of Business Ethics. He has presented his research at more than fifty international events, such as the EBEN (European Business Ethics Network) and the SBE (Society for Business Ethics) annual conferences. He served as Council Member of the Institute of Social and Ethical AccountAbility, London, and as expert member of the ISO Working Group on Social Responsibility, contributing to the drafting of ISO 26000. He currently lives between Paris and Verona.


Mace Perlman

Mace Perlman is an actor, a drama instructor and a theatre scholar in Renaissance Theatre.  He began his physical education for the theatre under Marcel Marceau at his École Internationale de Mimodrame in Paris. Following studies at Stanford University (MA in Humanities), Mace trained and worked for six years in Italy at the world-renowned Piccolo Teatro di Milano, where he also acted in Giorgio Strehler’s productions of Faust and Harlequin - The Servant of Two Masters - the same production which has toured the globe since 1947.  In the US, Mace’s acting has taken him from the Pearl Theatre to Hartford Stage, including many Shakespearean roles, notably Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet, the Fool in King Lear, the Welsh Captain Fluellen in Henry V and Owen Glendower in Henry IV, part 1, Antonio in The Merchant of Venice, and Claudius in Hamlet. He has played in Venetian dialect Pantalone dei bisognosi in Carlo Goldoni’s Le donne gelose in Toronto, Canada. 

Mace has taught and performed using the masks of the Commedia dell'Arte at more than twenty universities, including Harvard, Stanford, Notre Dame and University of Virginia. He has taught acting in the Conservatory of Theatre Arts and Film at Purchase College (SUNY) and at the Stella Adler Conservatory in New York. 

As theatre scholar Mace published "Reading and Interpreting the Capitano’s Multiple Mask-Shapes" and a chapter on the influence of Commedia dell'Arte on Strehler’s production of The Tempest in the Routledge Companion to Commedia dell'Arte  (2017). He also published a comparative study of the Commedia dell’Arte mask characters and their Shakespearean counterparts entitled “Reading Shakespeare, Reading the Masks of the Italian Commedia: Fixed Forms and the Breath of Life” to the volume Transnational Exchange in Early Modern Theatre by (Ashgate, 2008). He recently penned a chapter entitled “Giorgio Strehler’s Il gioco dei potenti: A Shakespearean Master Finds His Voice” in Shakespeare, Italy, and Transnational Exchange: Early Modern to Present (Routledge, 2017). 

Mace currently lives in his native city Greenwich, CT. He is a  recipient of Stanford University’s Robert M. Golden Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Performance.


Leonardo de Colle

Leonardo de Colle is a professional actor specialized in Commedia dell'Arte and an independent teacher.   Born in Verona in 1964, he obtained the diploma of actor in 1990 at the 1st course "Jacques Copeau" of the School of Theatre of the Piccolo Teatro di Milano directed by Giorgio Strehler and since then he has taken part as an actor in the main productions directed by Maestro Strehler including Faust I and II, L'Isola degli Schiavi, Il Campiello, The Giants of the Mountain. He has acted in the most prestigious theatres in the world, including the Piccolo di Milano, the Paris Opera, the BAM in New York, the Maly and the Moscow Art Theatre in Moscow. For over 25 years he has been part of the company of the Arlecchino servitore di due padroni, the most representative work of the Commedia dell'Arte produced by the Piccolo Teatro under the direction of Strehler and "exported" in the most important world squares (among the most recent Tokyo , Beijing, Auckland, Quito, Warsaw, Madrid, Bucharest, Shanghai).

He has acted with important directors and actors including Giorgio Strehler, Luca Ronconi, Cesare Lievi, Eugenio Allegri, Renato Gabrielli, Gigi Proietti, Paolo Villaggio, Turi Ferro, Lamberto Puggelli, Robert Carsen, Carmelo Rifici, Giorgio Sangati, Giorgio Bongiovanni, Giancarlo Dettori, Franca Nuti, Paolo Valerio and Fabrizio Falco.

He has taken part in film and television productions and works as an actor, host and TV author - and in commercials.

He collaborates as a narrator / reader with institutions and institutions which include the Piccolo Teatro di Milano, Fondazione Corriere della Sera, Circolo Filologico of Milan, the Municipality of Milan and many others, on the occasion of celebrations and special events.

He holds courses in expressive reading for individuals, groups and companies.

Expert in Commedia dell'Arte, student of Maestro Strehler and Ferruccio Soleri, famous Arlecchino, Leonardo de Colle teaches acting techniques and Commedia dell'Arte in Italy and abroad.


Chiara Civera

Chiara Civera is Associate Professor in Management at the University of Turin, Department of Management and Ph.D. in Business and Management. She is visiting professor and researcher in several universities: London South Bank University and St. Mary’s University in London (UK), Abat Oliba CEU in Barcelona (Spain), and Darden School of Business, University of Virginia (United States). She is author of various international publications in scientific journals and books about stakeholder theory, corporate social responsibility and sustainability. She is the director of the International Master in Food and Beverage Sustainable Entrepreneurship (Italy, UK and Spain).  


Lisa Biasetto

Lisa Biasetto is Associate Professor in Materials Engineering at the University of Padua, Department of Technology and Management of Industrial Systems, where she teaches Science and Technology of Materials and Technology of Materials in the Degree and Master's Degree courses in Product Innovation Engineering.

Her research interests are aimed at developing materials optimized for the specific application both in terms of properties and efficiency of the production process.

Lisa Biasetto collaborates with Universities and Research Institutes and national and international companies, holds courses for professionals on the subject of plastic materials, light design and sustainable product development.


  • Sustainable Product Development - At CUOA Business School within the Project funded by the Veneto Region Circular Economy;
  • Plastic materials in industrial reality: property and process structure

Ongoing Research Project:

LightRight- Materials For Lightweight Design