Expertise: Corporate Environmental Performance – Environmental Management Systems
Environmental Business Management, Circular Economy Business Models, Green Entrepreneurship, 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Corporate Social Responsibility
Laboratory of Business Economics and
of Environmental Technology.
Department of Environmental Engineering
Democritus University of Thrace
Vas. Sofias, 67132 Xanthi
+30 25410 79392
Ph.D. University of the Aegean, 2000-2006 Environmental Policy and Management, Department of Environment.
MSc University of the Aegean, 1999-2000, Environmental Policy and Management, Department of Environment.
Degree in Economics, Athens University of Economics and Business (OPA), 1995-1999, Department of Economics.
Short Description – Scientific interests:
Dr. Ioannis E. Nikolaou is Professor of the Department of Environmental Engineering at the Polytechnic School of Demokriteio University of Thrace. He is the director of the Business Economics and Environmental Technology Laboratory. He is a graduate of the Department of Economics of the Athens University of Economics and Business. He has been retrained in Environmental Policy and Management at the Department of Environment of the University of the Aegean. He obtained a PhD from the Department of Environment of the same University, focusing his interest on the environmental performance of companies and methodologies for measuring corporate environmental performance. His expertise lies in environmental accounting and business environmental performance metrics, environmental law, health and safety, green public procurement and environmental impact studies. It also deals with and studies the content and principles of the circular economy, ESG and the 17 SDGs in different industries and business sectors.
In the past, he worked as a Lecturer and Assistant Professor in various Departments of the country such as the Departments of Environment and Geography of the University of the Aegean. He also worked at the Ecology Department of Zakynthos, the Accounting Department of ATEI Patras and the Finance Department of Ioannina.
He has been included in the list of the top 2% of Scientists worldwide by Stanford University, USA, published in October 2021 by Elsevier (https://elsevier.digitalcommonsdata.com/datasets/btchxktzyw/3). Specifically, for the year 2020, it was found at 2% in the scientific fields of Environmental Science and Business and Management. Also, according to the AD Scientific Index 2022, he is in 1668th place among 7765 Greek scientists of all specialties. (https://www.adscientificindex.com/scientist.php?id=1843039).
He is Editor-in-Chief of the scientific journal ‘Circular Economy and Sustainability’ (year of establishment: 2021) of Springer, and Associate Editor of the scientific journal Sustainability of MPDI. He is Editor-in-Chief and founder of the scientific book series ‘Circular Economy and Sustainability’ (year of establishment: 2021) of Springer.
He has over 90 papers in peer-reviewed international journals, over 6 books, 25 book chapters and 50 conference proceedings. He participates in various national and international research programs.
1. Environmental Economics – Environmental Business Performance.
2. Green Entrepreneurship.
3. Environmental Quality Assurance Techniques of Organizations – ISO 14001 / GRI Standard.