Hakan Karaosman


Hakan Karaosman is a sustainability management professional with international experience in sustainability reporting, business process improvement, and sustainability strategy in various industries.

Previously, he was involved in sustainability reporting, and sustainable business projects. He worked as a consultant to companies in various industries for their Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) reports by assisting clients to identify, measure, manage, and communicate their performance in sustainability management. He actively helped various companies to prepare (i) carbon footprint reports based on The Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol, (ii) sustainability reports based on Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Framework.
He holds BSc. in Environmental Engineering, MBA, and MSc. in Management in Engineering of Energy and Environment, a joint master degree funded by the EU, and hosted by KTH (Sweden), EMN (France), and UPM (Spain). He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. studies in European Doctorate in Industrial Management, a double degree program funded by the EU, and hosted by KTH (Sweden), POLIMI (Italy), and UPM (Spain).

Keywords: Ethical Fashion, Slow Fashion, Sustainability Management, Sustainable Operations, CSR Reporting, Carbon Footprint, CDP, GRI


Book Chapters

Karaosman, H., Mermod, AY., and Yuksel, U., (2015) Forthcoming "Corporate Social Responsibility in the European Union: An Assessment of CSR Strategy" in Corporate Social Responsibility and Governance: Practice & Theory, ed. Samuel O Idowu, Claus Strue Frederiksen, Asli Y Mermod and Morten Ebbe Juul Nielsen, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Germany

Conference Proceedings

Karaosman, H., Morales-Alonso, G.,Grijalvo, M., ''How Can Local Manufacturing Improve Economic Sustainability? Saint Brissant: A Case study of local manufacturing in Spain'', 8th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Industrial Management (CIO 2014), Malaga, Spain, 23-25 July 2014

Karaosman, H., Morales-Alonso, G., Brun, A., ''Slow Fashion and Sustainability in Spain: How do consumers respond?'', 1st Annual EDIM PhD Conference, Milan, Italy, 11-12 June 2014

Karaosman, H. and Onurlu, Ö., ‘’ CSR on Marketing’’, 5th International Conference of: The AM’s Brand and Corporate Reputation SIG, September 1st – 3rd 2009, University of Cambridge, UK, 1-3 September 2009

Karaosman, H., Pırtı, A. and Öztürk, S., ‘’ Women & Minority Issues in Entrepreneurship’’, AUMEC, International Conference by Warwick Business School & Ankara University, Turkey, 6-9 April 2009

Current research:

Beyond and Behind the Runway

Sustainability in the Fashion Industry: The link between operations and market
His specific focus is on sustainability management in the fashion industry. He is further investigating how global fashion brands could improve their operational and market performance through sustainability, and furthermore how the vision of sustainable development could be enhanced along the value chain.

Hakan's research interest encompasses:

- Investigation on sustainability implementation in fashion operations and management
- Active research on Ethical Fashion, Sustainability Integration, Sustainable Operations, Luxury Fashion Supply Chains and Fashion Marketing.

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