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Natalia Yakovleva is a Professor of Strategy at KEDGE Business School. She has a PhD in Environmental Studies and a BSc in Economics. Prior to KEDGE, Natalia held academic positions at Newcastle University, Surrey University, Winchester University, and Cardiff University in the United Kingdom. Natalia's research interests include sustainable development, circular economy, international business, and corporate social responsibility. Currently, she pursues qualitative research in Brazil, Ghana, India, and Russia, examining sustainability in food, extractives, and waste sectors. Natalia has published in the Journal of World Business; Journal of Business Ethics; International Journal of Production Research; and Environment and Planning C. Natalia is an editor of Routledge Handbook of Extractive Industries and Sustainable Development. Natalia would welcome PhD applications in the areas of plastic waste recycling and upcycling; phasing out single-use plastics; innovation for circular economy; sustainability in the minerals industry/ nickel industry; and other topics in the field of sustainability and international business.

    Recent publications
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    SOUZA PIAO, R., T. VINCENZI, D. VAZQUEZ-BRUST, N. YAKOVLEVA, S. BONSU, M. CARVALHO, "Barriers toward circular economy transition: Exploring different stakeholders' perspectives", Corporate Social Responsibilty and Environmental Management, 2024, vol. 31, no. 1, pp. 153-168 2024 Journal article
    SAKAPAJI, S. C., J. GARCIA MOLINOS, V. PARILOVA, T. GAVRILYEVA, N. YAKOVLEVA, "Navigating Legal and Regulatory Frameworks to Achieve the Resilience and Sustainability of Indigenous Socioecological Systems", Resources, 2024, vol. 13, no. 4, pp. 1-24 2024 Journal article
    VAZQUEZ-BRUST, D., F. ARTHUR-HOLMES, N. YAKOVLEVA, "The social and environmental responsibility of informal artisanal and small-scale mining in Ghana: An Akan philosophical perspective", Journal of Environmental Management, June 2024, vol. 360, pp. 121131 2024 Journal article
    KAHUPI, I., N. YAKOVLEVA, C. HULL, O. OKORIE , "Factors affecting the adoption of circular economy in mining companies of developing economies — A Namibian stakeholder perspective", Journal of Environmental Management, June 2024, vol. 361, pp. 121214 2024 Journal article
    CASTRO DE SOUZA PIAO, R., R. RAO-NICHOLSON, N. YAKOVLEVA, D. VAZQUEZ-BRUST, "Fighting hunger and educating farmers with regenerative agriculture in Maputo’s green horticultural belt" in The Social Dimensions of Circular Economy., L.M. de Souza Campos and D.A. Vazquez-Brust Ed., Springer Nature Switzerland, vol. Greening of Industry Network Series, chap. 5, pp. 111-128, 2023 2023 Book chapter
    KAHUPI, I., N. YAKOVLEVA, S. CHEN, "The significance of SDG16 “Strong Institutions” toward the adoption of circular economy approaches for artisanal and small-scale mining sector in sub-Saharan Africa" in The Social Dimensions of the Circular Economy., L.M. de Souza Campos and D.A. Vazquez-Brust Ed., Springer Nature Switzerland, vol. Greening of Industry Series, chap. 8, pp. 171-200, 2023 2023 Book chapter
    YAKOVLEVA, N., T. GAVRILYEVA, A. MAKAROV, N. KRASILNIKOVA, "Free prior informed consent in the extractive industry: Approaches to involving Indigenous peoples in decision-making in Russia", Journal of Environmental Management, October 2023, vol. 344, pp. 118341 2023 Journal article
    PREUSS, L., D. VAZQUEZ-BRUST, N. YAKOVLEVA, F. HAMID, D. MUTTI, "When social movements close institutional voids: Triggers, processes, and consequences for multinational enterprises", Journal of World Business, 2022, vol. 57, no. 1, pp. 101283 2022 Journal article
    GARCIA MOLINOS, J., T. GAVRILYEVA, P. JOOMPA, D. NARITA, S. CHOTIBORIBOON, V. PARILOVA, S. SIRISAI, I. OKHLOPKOV, Z. ZHANG , N. YAKOVLEVA, P. KONGPUNYA, S. GOWACHIRAPANT, V. GABYSHEV, W. KRIENGSINYOS, "Study protocol: International joint research project ‘climate change resilience of Indigenous socioecological systemsʼ (RISE)", PLOS ONE, 2022, vol. 17, no. 7, pp. 1-27 2022 Journal article
    YAKOVLEVA, N., D. VAZQUEZ-BRUST, F. ARTHUR-HOLMES, K. ABREFA BUSIA, "Gender equality in artisanal and small-scale mining in Ghana: Assessing progress towards SDG 5 using salience and institutional analysis and design", Environmental Science & Policy, October 2022, vol. 136, pp. 92-102 2022 Journal article
    ARTHUR-HOLMES, F., K. ABREFA BUSIA, D. VAZQUEZ-BRUST, N. YAKOVLEVA, "Graduate unemployment, artisanal and small-scale mining, and rural transformation in Ghana: What does the ‘educated’ youth involvement offer?", Journal of Rural Studies, October 2022, vol. 95, pp. 125-139 2022 Journal article
    ARTHUR-HOLMES, F., K. ABREFA BUSIA, N. YAKOVLEVA, D. VAZQUEZ-BRUST, "Artisanal and small-scale mining methods and the Sustainable Development Goal 6: Perceived implications for clean water supply", Environmental Science & Policy, November 2022, vol. 137, pp. 205-215 2022 Journal article
    NICKLESS, E., N. YAKOVLEVA, "Resourcing Future Generations Requires a New Approach to Material Stewardship", Resources, August 2022, vol. 11, no. 8, pp. 1-17 2022 Journal article
    YAKOVLEVA, N., K. COATES, T. HOFFMAN, T. GAVRILYEVA, N. STEPANOVA, "Indigenous peoples and mining industry in the circumpolar North: Canada, Finland and Russia" in Routledge Handbook of the Extractive Industries and Sustainable Development., Yakovleva, N. and Nickless, E. Eds, Routledge, vol. 1st ed., chap. 28, pp. 542-560, 2022 2022 Book chapter
    BELMONTE-UREÑA, L. J., J. A. PLAZA-ÚBEDA, D. VAZQUEZ-BRUST, N. YAKOVLEVA, "Circular economy, degrowth and green growth as pathways for research on sustainable development goals: A global analysis and future agenda", Ecological Economics, July 2021, vol. 185, pp. 107050 2021 Journal article
    PAYÁN-SÁNCHEZ, B., L. J. BELMONTE-UREÑA, J. A. PLAZA-ÚBEDA, D. VAZQUEZ-BRUST, N. YAKOVLEVA, M. PÉREZ-VALLS, "Open Innovation for Sustainability or Not: Literature Reviews of Global Research Trends", Sustainability, January 2021, vol. 13, no. 3, pp. 1-29 2021 Journal article
    YAKOVLEVA, N., A. G. CHIWONA, D. A. MANNING, O. HEIDRICH, "Circular economy and six approaches to improve potassium life cycle for global crop production", Resources Policy, December 2021, vol. 74, pp. 102426 2021 Journal article
    KHAIRUNNESSA, F., N. YAKOVLEVA, D. VAZQUEZ-BRUST, "A Review of the Recent Developments of Green Banking in Bangladesh", Sustainability, February 2021, vol. 13, no. 4, pp. 1-21 2021 Journal article
    GAVRILYEVA, T., N. YAKOVLEVA, S. BOYAKOVA, R. BOCHOEVA, "Compensation for Impact of Industrial Projects in Russia to Indigenous Peoples of the North" in Arctic Triumph: Northern Innovation and Persistence., Sellheim, N., Zaika, Y.V., Kelman, I. Eds, Springer International Publishing, pp. 83-104, 2019 2019 Book chapter
    NG, K. S., A. YANG, N. YAKOVLEVA, "Sustainable waste management through synergistic utilisation of commercial and domestic organic waste for efficient resource recovery and valorisation in the UK", Journal of Cleaner Production, August 2019, vol. 227, pp. 248-262 2019 Journal article
    RIANO, J., N. YAKOVLEVA, "Corporate Social Responsibility" in Responsible Consumption and Production. Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals., Leal Filho W., Azul A., Brandli L., Özuyar P., Wall T. Eds, Springer International Publishing, 2019 2019 Book chapter
    YAKOVLEVA, N., D. VAZQUEZ-BRUST, "Multinational mining enterprises and artisanal small-scale miners: From confrontation to cooperation", Journal of World Business, January 2018, vol. 53, no. 1, pp. 52-62 2018 Journal article
    ALI, S., D. GIURCO, N. ARNDT, E. NICKLESS, G. BROWN, A. DEMETRIADES, R. DURRHEIM, M. A. ENRIQUEZ, J. KINNAIRD, A. LITTLEBOY, L. D. MEINERT, R. OBERHÄNSLI, J. SALEM, R. SCHODDE, G. SCHNEIDER, O. VIDAL, N. YAKOVLEVA, "Mineral supply for sustainable development requires resource governance", Nature, March 2017, vol. 547, no. 7662, pp. 246-246 2017 Journal article
    VAZQUEZ-BRUST, D., N. YAKOVLEVA, "External facilitators of sustainable management education (EFSUMEs) and their role in promoting sustainable management education in higher education" in Handbook of Sustainability in Management Education., Arevalo, J.A., Mitchell, S.F. Eds, Edward Elgar Publishing, pp. 406-432, 2017 2017 Book chapter
    YAKOVLEVA, N., Corporate Social Responsibility in the Mining Industries, Routledge, London, Great Britain, 2017 2017 Book
    YAKOVLEVA, N., J. KOTILAINEN, M. TOIVAKKA, "Reflections on the role of mining in achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in Sub-Saharan Africa", Extractive Industries and Society, July 2017, vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 426-433 2017 Journal article
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