Dr. Elena Cavagnaro is professor of sustainability in hospitality and tourism at NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences. She is visiting professor at the University of Derby (UK) and the University of Bergamo (Italy).

Elena has consulted several organizations in sectors such as hospitality, retail, and health care on sustainability strategy and implementation.
Following her understanding of sustainability as a multi-dimensional and multi-layered concept, her research focuses on issues that run across and connect the social, organizational and individual layer of sustainability.
The book ‘Three levels of Sustainability’ that she co-authored with G. Curiel is a bestseller. Her (edited) book ‘Sustainable Value Creation in Hospitality: Guests on Earth’ has been released in April 2018.