Yanna is the Founder (since 2011) and President of CommonLawgic, private Sustainability Research Institute. She is a Senior Researcher for the Pop Machina project (www.pop-machina.eu ) an H2020 EU Grant (2019-2023). Pop Machina promotes the maker movement’s potential and circular collaborative production in seven pilot cities across Europe. Yanna recently moved to the USA; she is working remotely on her PhD thesis at the UNESCO Chair on Green Innovation and Circular Economy at the National Technical University of Athens. Yanna has a strong legal and technical background with academic and practical experience in applied research management. Through long, social and environmental volunteer service, she developed critical thinking, analytical, networking, and communicative skills.
Yanna is an hon. Athens Bar lawyer, having practiced law for 27 years on maritime, civil and corporate cases as a former General Counsel and Board member at Hellenic Star Shipping Co. She then worked as a strategy advisor and researcher. Yanna was trained Sustainability Report Verifier and Assessor on Excellence Management Models on behalf of Lloyd’s Register Marine. She was a Lecturer on CSR for HELMEPA (2009); Assessor on Excellence Management Models (UN GRI Standards, AA1000, E.F.Q.M Marine); accredited CSR Practitioner since 2007. She has many published papers in scientific journals, professional press and conference proceedings, raising awareness to expert panels.
Education: She is NTUA PhD Candidate for the UNESCO Chair on Green Innovation and Circular Economy. Yanna Pavlopoulou holds an MSc in Ship Management from Liverpool JMU (School of Engineering) -thesis on “Corporate Social Responsibility of the Greek-owned Shipping”-. She has a Law Degree from Athens Law School (highest distinction-Arista), a Master of Laws from GEORGETOWN University (with full scholarship) and Post-Grad Diplomas in Maritime Sustainability, LNG & Supply Chain Management, as a beneficiary of TRAIN MOS II (EU H2020 funded educational project). She speaks Greek, fluently English, French and basic German. She serves, since 2005, as the Coordinator of ALUMNI HUB and has actively served many stakeholder groups and clubs (Let’s do it Greece, Propeller Club/Port of Piraeus -as Secretary General-, Georgetown Alumni Club of Greece, WISTA, ICC Hellas, Transparency International Hellas, EEDE, EEDSA etc.).
Research Interest: European and Greek legal, tax and governance framework conditions of circular collaborative production. Methodologies of stakeholder engagement in digital collaborative ecosystems. Sustainability / CSR / ESG reporting and accountability. Assessment of resource efficiency and EU ETS management in the maritime industry. Maritime transport and environmental risk management. Social cooperatives and inclusive entrepreneurship.