Finlay Macgregor


Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Social Sciences Interdisciplinary


  • sustainability science, corporate sustainability, sustainable agriculture


I study corporate sustainability initiatives in order to investigate pathways toward sustainable consumption and production through voluntary governance. Specifically I analyze the development of sustainability standards within the coffee industry -- such as direct trade, sustainability reporting and the Sustainable Coffee Challenge. I work within the academic field of sustainability science and in cooperation with Lund University Centre of Excellence for Integration of Social and Natural Dimensions of Sustainability (LUCID).

My past research has focused on sustainable food systems, looking at land politics, food security, small-scale farming and farm policies within the Ethiopia, Tanzania, and the European Union.


I enjoy teaching and have been actively involved in education during my time as a PhD candidate. I developed a two-week intensive systems analysis module for master students, created and ran workshops and seminars, facilitated discussions, constructed projects and assignments, lectured, and supervised master student theses. I have taught within three master- and one bachelor-level programmes across three different faculties in subjects related to sustainability, Earth system science, rural systems, and research methodology.

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