Karen Maas is Professor of Accounting and Sustainability at the Open University and scientific director of Impact Centre Erasmus (ICE). Her research interest is to think in terms of impact and measure impact so that sustainability ambitions can be strategically implemented. Her research interests include (multi-national) companies, investors and governments.
She is also interested in investigating the effects of efforts to put sustainability on the map, to speed up or strengthen it. In 2009 she obtained her doctorate with a thesis on the CSR impact measurement. Karen previously worked as a CSR consultant for 12 years.