Dr. Lisa Hehenberger is director of the Esade Entrepreneurship Institute and a professor in the Strategy and General Management Department. She is a renowned expert on venture philanthropy and impact investment. She is responsible for launching Esade's Impact Investing and Social Entrepreneurship Initiative dedicated to both academic and practitioner research, including a mapping study of impact investing in Spain. She is also a member of the European Commission's Expert Group on Social Business and the OECD's Social Impact Investment Expert Group.
Dr. Hehenberger's research focuses on applying organisational theory to study the evolution of venture philanthropy and impact investment. She has published numerous articles in prestigious academic journals and practitioner-oriented publications, as well as in numerous publications issued by the EVPA Knowledge Centre.