Ralph Hamann is a Research Director and Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town. He teaches on sustainable enterprise and research methodology, especially in the school’s MBA and EMBA programs. My research is on organisational and governance responses to complex social and environmental problems, and my research group focuses on themes including business and climate change, company-community relations, food security, and cross-sector collaboration.
He is also a Extraordinary Associate Professor at the School of Public Management and Planning, University of Stellenbosch, and occasionally teach for various others, including Stanford and Rotterdam School of Management. Ralph is also the founding Director of FutureMeasure, a company that provides a web-based sustainability performance management system (developed initially for Woolworths); a co-founder of the Southern Africa Food Lab, a multi-stakeholder initiative in support of food security; and a Director of the Cape Town Partnership, known for its contributions to urban development strategies and initiatives.
Ralph Hamann lives in Johannesburg with his wife Patrizia and son Noah. He is currently Head of Research at the UNISA Centre for Corporate Citizenship and is also visiting lecturer at the UNISA School for Business Leadership and the Sustainability Institute at Stellenbosch University. Ralph has an MSc (with distinction) from the University of Cape Town (South Africa) and a PhD from the University of East Anglia (UK). The PhD was on corporate social responsibility in mining in South Africa. He has published numerous peer-reviewed articles on corporate citizenship or sustainable development, as well as many media or magazine articles. His work has been featured in South African and international media, including, for instance, Business Day, CNN International, and The Times (London). Ralph has experience working as full-time consultant in environmental / strategic impact assessment, and he has worked as contract consultant to a range of private and public sector organizations in South Africa, the UK, and elsewhere.
Title & Qualifications
PhD (University of East Anglia, UK); MSc (UCT, South Africa); BSc (Hons) (UCT, South Africa); BSc (UCT, South Africa)
Areas of expertise
Sustainable enterprise, Corporate citizenship and social responsibility, Organizational strategy, Cross-sector collaboration
Tel: (021) 406 1503