Samanthi Silva

Dr. Samanthi Silva

  • Institut für Technikfolgenabschätzung und Systemanalyse (ITAS)
    Schliemannstr. 46
    10437 Berlin

Fields of work

  • Corporate sustainability performance management, measurement and assessment
  • Positive sustainability performance, e.g. handprint
  • Sustainability transformation

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Professional background

2015 - 2019 Scientific staff member
Centre for Sustainability Management (CSM), Leuphana University Lüneburg
  • Research project “Positive contributions to sustainable development” (Global Consortium for Sustainability Outcomes GCSO)
  • Research project “Handprint” (BMBF German Research Council / FONA)
  • Research project “ecoInnovateIT” (VW foundation)
  • EU funded transfer project “Social and Environmental Accounting”; academic exchange with Turkey and Slovakia
  • Organizing 20th Environmental and Sustainability Management Accounting Network (EMAN) Conference
since 2017 Guest lecturer
Zeppelin University, Friedrichshafen; ESCP Business School, Berlin
Topical focus: Corporate Sustainability Accounting and Controlling, Integrated Reporting, Sustainability - Concepts, practice, policies
2012 - 2015 Management consultant
Accenture Strategy & Sustainability, Berlin, Germany


2016 - 2021 PhD studies “Managing, measuring and assessing sustainability performance”
Leuphana University Lüneburg, Germany
2012 - 2014 Selected courses from the Master of Liberal Arts Sustainability and Environmental Management
Harvard University, Cambridge, USA
2010 - 2012 Master of Science International Business Studies
Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
2007 - 2010 Double Bachelor degree programme
  • Bachelor of Arts International Business Studies
    Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
  • Bachelor of Science with Honours Accounting (First Class)
    University of Hull, United Kingdom

Selected publications

Silva, S.; Nuzum, A.-K.; Schaltegger, S. (2019)
Stakeholder expectations on sustainability performance measurement and assessment. A systematic literature review. Journal of Cleaner Production, 217, 204–215.

Silva, S.; Schaltegger, S. (2019)
Social assessment and management of conflict minerals. A systematic literature review. Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal, 10 (1), 157-182.

Kühnen, M.; Silva, S.; Beckmann, J.; Eberle, U.; Hahn, R.; Hermann, C.; Schaltegger, S.; Schmid, M. (2019)
Contributions to the sustainable development goals in life cycle sustainability assessment: Insights from the Handprint research project. Umweltwirtschaftsforum / Sustainability Management Forum Journal, 27 (1), 65-82.

Silva, S.; Günther, E. (2018)
Setting the research agenda for measuring sustainability performance–systematic application of the world café method. Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal, 9(4), 455-469.