Gisele Arruda is a principal interdisciplinary researcher/professor (qualitative and quantitative) in Circumpolar Studies (Energy Systems, Arctic, Climate Change, Environment and Society).
She is a member of the University of the Arctic, the US Arctic Research Committee, a country director of International Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association, NY, U.S. and a Council member of Polar Educators International. She belongs to multidisciplinary research groups in Canada, U.S, Iceland, Norway, Greenland, researching on Arctic governance, Climate Change Risk (Law, Management and Policies), Climate Change Finance and Ecosystems Services, Sustainable Energy Systems, Smart specialization, Societal Studies, Corporate Social Responsibility, Sea-ice retreat, and multicultural aspects of Higher Education. Latest publication is ‘Corporate Social Responsibility in the Arctic’, in co-authorship with Lara Johannsdottir by Routledge.
Her extensive transdisciplinary professional experience acquired in the academic field, multinational companies (business boards) and governmental advisory provides her a broad view of Sustainable Development, Climate Change Risk, Adaptation, Mitigation, Resilience (Ecosystems Support Capacity), NetZero strategies, Green Finance, Business, Management, Policies & Regulation, Operations Management and Energy Systems (Oil & Gas, Renewable Energy) and Corporate Social Responsibility.
Climate Finance and Carbon Market international projects.
Memberships and Affiliations
- Internal Memberships
The North (Circumpolar Studies)
School of Business and Administration - Natural resources, Energy, Climate Change, Environment & Society
- External Memberships
She is a member of the University of the Arctic, the US Arctic Research Committee, University of Aberdeen, country director of International Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association, NY, U.S. and a Council member of Polar Educators International. She belongs to multidisciplinary research groups in Canada, U.S, Iceland, Norway, Greenland, researching on Arctic governance, Climate Change Risk, Climate Change Finance and Ecosystems Services, Sustainable Energy Systems, Smart specialization, Societal Studies, Corporate Social Responsibility, Sea-ice retreat, and multicultural aspects of Higher Education.
Prizes and Awards
Country Director of Higher Education Teaching and Learning, New York, US
Fellow of Higher Education Academy, UK
I am a interdisciplinary researcher in Climate Change Risk, Adaptation, Business Operations, Arctic, Change Management, Operations Management with emphasis to extractive industries, Renewable Energy systems, Sustainable Development, Global Commons and CSR. I am a passionate professional that studied two PhDs and I have 28 years of experience in leading teams, researching and teaching at international level with a high-impact research agenda.
My focus is on Arctic Sustainability and climate change risks, socio-environmental impacts of energy production and use on Arctic stakeholders where complex business operations management and supply chains are central to extractive industries and clusters of technology in Norway, Canada, Iceland, Greenland and Alaska. I research the interrelation and interfaces among Businesses, Environment and Society (Law & policies, strategies, leadership, scientific data, regulation, management practices).
It has emphasis on Arctic climate adaptation, smart grids and business co-management (Indigenous Traditional Knowledge and Western Scientific Knowledge), transboundary pollution and the effects of business operations and supply chains on employees and communities.
Most recent publications are:
Arruda, G.M., Johannsdottir, L., Sigurjonsson, T.O. and Wendt, S. (2022) Role of businesses in climate adaptation in the Arctic in Sigurjonsson and Wendt (Eds.) Business Policy Solutions to Climate Change: From Mitigation to Adaptation. Palgrave McMillan
Arruda, G.M. and Johannsdottir, L. (2021) Building climate change adaptation and risk knowledge through preparedness and contingency practices. In Saeid, E., Faezeh, E. (Eds.) Handbook of Disaster Risk Reduction for Resilience: New Frameworks for Building Resilience to Disasters. Springer (under publication)
Arruda, G.M. and Johannsdottir, L. (2021) Corporate Social Responsibility in the Arctic: The New Frontiers of Business, Management, and Enterprise. Routledge, Abingdon. (https://www.routledge.com/Corporate-Social-Responsibility-in-the-Arctic-The-New-Frontiers-of-Business/Arruda-Johannsdottir/p/book/9780367529154).
Arruda, G.M. (2021) ‘The development of the Greenlandic Higher Education system’ in Pénzesné, Haigh, Křeček (Eds.) (2021) Education for a Changing World, Springer. (at https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783030663834)
Johannsdottir, L., Cook, D., Arruda, G.M. (2021) Systemic risk of cruise ship incidents from an Arctic and insurance perspective. Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene 9(1). DOI: https://doi.org/10.1525/elementa.2020.00009
Arruda, G.M. (2019) Sustainable Energy Education in the Arctic: The Role of Higher Education, 1st Edition, Routledge, Abingdon (to be published on 28/11/2019) at https://www.routledge.com/Sustainable-Energy-Education-in-the-Arctic-The-Role-of-Higher-Education/Arruda/p/book/9780367376734
Arruda, G.M. (2019) ‘Low carbon Arctic smart community: The ultimate case study of an Arctic Renewable Energy Perspective’. Journal of Renewable Energy, Ecology, Environment & Business, Springer (under publication)
Arruda,G.M. and Krutkowski, S. (2021) Finding consensus on sustainability: decolonising the discourse and widening climate change conversations to advance the SDG agenda, Principles of Scientific Publication, Polytechnique du Montreal (under publication)
Arruda, G.M. (2018) Renewable Energy for the Arctic: New Perspectives. Routledge, Abingdon. at https://www.routledge.com/Renewable-Energy-for-the-Arctic-New-Perspectives-1st-Edition/Arruda/p/book/9780815387329 )
Arruda, G.M. (2018) ‘Arctic resource development. A sustainable prosperity project of co-management’. In Arruda, G.M. (2018) Renewable Energy for the Arctic: New Perspectives. Routledge, Abingdon.
Arruda,G.M. and Krutkowski, S. (2017) Social impacts of climate change and resource development in the Arctic: Implications for Arctic governance, Journal of Enterprising Communities: People and Places in the Global Economy, Vol. 11 Issue: 2, pp.277-288, https://doi.org/10.1108/JEC-08-2015-0040
Arruda, G.M. and Krutkowski, S. (2016) ‘Arctic governance, indigenous knowledge, science and technology in times of climate change: Self-realization, recognition, representativeness’, Journal of Enterprising Communities: People and Places in the Global Economy, Vol. 11, Issue: 4, pp.514-528.
Arruda, G.M., Bitz, C., Blockley,E., Kauler,F. Petty,A., Massonet,F., Sun,N. Druckenmiller, M. (2016) Post-Season Report. Arctic Research Committee US. Washington D.C, US
I am currently accepting PhDs in Management.
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Geography and Environment
- Climate Change
- Emergency and Disaster Management
- Environmental Impact Assessment
- Environmental Management
- Risk Management
Our research specialisms are based on the Higher Education Classification of Subjects (HECoS) which is HESA open data, published under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence.
Research in Climate Change Governance and Adaptation, Energy Systems, Polar research, Sustainability and Resilience, Business Management, CSR, Ecosystems Service, Environment and Society, Circumpolar studies (law, management and policies) with emphasis to Blue, Green and Circular Economy, Smart Specialization.
Polar Research, Climate Change Adaptation, Energy Systems, Low Carbon Strategies, Sustainability and Resilience, Business Management, Environment and Society,
Climate change risks, adaptation, socio-environmental impacts of energy production and use on Arctic stakeholders where complex operations management and supply chains are central to extractive industries
smart grids and business co-management.
International Environmental Law related to transboundary pollution and the effects of business operations and supply chains on employees and communities (Policies and Law, application on other geographical global areas). Corporate governance, Climate Change management and regulation
Environmental management (policies, regulation, management) in Energy Systems (oil and gas/renewable energy business and supply chain, petrochemical industries and bio-remediation).
I belong to multidisciplinary research groups in Canada, U.S, Iceland, Norway, Greenland, UK, France
Research methods, PhD Students, Master Degree students
Research methods, Managing Change, Business & Management, Leadership Challenge, Strategy & Leadership, Organizational Management, Climate Change Management and Law, Environmental Management and Law, Sustainability, Corporate Governance, Corporate Social Responsibility