Dr. Agni Kalfagianni is Assistant Professor of Sustainable Business and Global Governance at the Copernicus Institute for Sustainable Development. She specializes in the development of rules and standards for sustainability by businesses and civil society organisations, and examines the effectiveness, legitimacy, and ethical considerations of private forms of governance. She is (co)Editor-in-Chief of the Global Environmental Governance book series by Routledge, and member of the Editorial Board of International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics and Agriculture and Human Values journals. Her work has appeared in numerous international peer-reviewed journals including Global Environmental Change, Journal of Business Ethics, Globalizations, and edited volumes with major university presses, such as the MIT Press.

Selected publications

  • Kalfagianni, Agni. (2015). ‘Just Food’: The Normative Obligations of Private Agrifood Governance. Global Environmental Change 31: 174-186.
  • Kalfagianni, Agni. (2014). Addressing the Global Sustainability Challenge: The Potential and Pitfalls of Private Governance from the Perspective of Human Capabilities. Journal of Business Ethics 122(2): 307-320.
  • Kalfagianni, Agni and Philipp Pattberg. (2014). Exploring the Output Legitimacy of Transnational Fisheries Governance. Globalizations 11(3): 385-400.
  • Kalfagianni, Agni and Philipp Pattberg. (2013). Fishing in Muddy Waters? Conditions for Effective Private Governance in Fisheries and Aquaculture. Marine Policy 38: 124-132.
  • Fuchs, Doris, Agni Kalfagianni, and Tetty Havinga. (2011). Actors in Private Food Governance: The Legitimacy of Retail Standards and Multistakeholder Initiatives with Civil Society Participation. Agriculture and Human Values 28(3): 353-367.

    Associated Crosscutting Themes

  • Norms