The project is directed by Nina Witoszek who is research professor at the Centre for Development and the Environment at the University of Oslo. Before joining Oslo University she worked at the Universities of Oxford, the National University of Ireland in Galway, and the European University in Florence. She held visiting professorships at the University of Cambridge and the University of Stanford and, since 2008, has been affiliated with the Centre for Advanced Studies at the Royal Norwegian Academy of Science.
The project is co-directed by Atle Midttun who is professor at the Norwegian School of Management, Institute of Innovation and Economic Organisation, Director of the Centre for Corporate Responsibility, and Co-Director of the Centre for Energy and Environment. Before joining the Norwegian School of Management, he worked at the Group for Resource Studies under the National Research Council, at the Institute for Social studies, Oslo and the Institute of Sociology, University of Oslo. He was a visiting professor at the Université Paris Sud, the University of Michigan, and a visiting Scholar at the University of California, Berkeley, and the Max Planck Institute for Social Research.