Dr. Daniel Malan

Dr. Daniel Malan

Assistant Professor, Trinity Business School



Daniel Malan is an assistant professor in business ethics and the director of the Trinity Corporate Governance Lab at Trinity Business School, Trinity College Dublin. His focus areas are business ethics, corporate governance, responsible technology and corporate responsibility. He was the co-chair of the B20 Task Force on Integrity and Compliance (2020, 2022),and a member of the Global Future Council on Transparency and Anti-Corruption of the World Economic Forum (2019 - 2022). He is the regional partner for Ireland and Africa at the International Board Foundation in St Gallen, Switzerland. He is an associate professor extraordinaire at the triple-accredited Stellenbosch Business School in South Africa and a former visiting scholar at the Wharton School. He has consulted to the World Economic Forum, United Nations, International Finance Corporation as well as various large corporations and has worked in 41 countries. Previously he was an associate director with KPMG Forensic, where he was responsible for ethics and integrity services in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region. His qualifications include a PhD in Business Administration, a Masters degree in Philosophy as well as a Masters degree in Business Administration (MBA), all from Stellenbosch University in South Africa.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

  • Pronk, N.P., Malan, D., Christie, G., Hajat, C., Yach, D., Health and well-being metrics in business: The value of integrated reporting, Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 60, (1), 2018, p19-22Journal Article, 2018
  • Conradie, C.S., Van Der Merwe Smit, E., Malan, D.P., Corporate health and wellness and the financial bottom line evidence from South Africa, Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 58, (2), 2016, pe45-e53Journal Article, 2016
  • Integrative social contracts theory and the UN global compact in, editor(s)Oliver F Williams , Sustainable Development: The UN Millennium Goals, the UN Global Compact, and the Common Good, Notre Dame University Press, 2014, pp192-213 , [Malan, D.]Book Chapter, 2014
  • Strengthening democracy through governance in Africa - The role of the UN global compact in, editor(s)Alireza Tourani-Rad & Coral Ingley , Strengthening Democracy Through Governance in Africa - The Role of the UN Global Compact, World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd, 2011, pp217-236 , [Malan, D.]Book Chapter, 2011
  • Grove, N., Clouse, M and Malan, D., "Applying Due Diligence Guidelines and Procedures to Steinhoff International Holdings - Could South Africa's Largest Accounting Scandal Have Been Avoided?" , Oil, Gas & Energy Quarterly, 70, (1), 2019, p101 - 122Journal Article, 2019
  • Malan, D & Ungerer, M., Communicating Progress on Meeting the United Nations Global Compact Goals - an analysis of the South African experience, African Journal of Business Ethics, 11, (2), 2018, p1 - 18Journal Article, 2018
  • Malan, D., Health Metrics for Corporate Reporting, Journal of Corporate Citizenship, (68), 2017, p118 - 134Journal Article, 2017
  • Malan, D., Corporate Support for the SDGs - a South African Perspective, Journal of Corporate Citizenship, (64), 2016, p98 - 120Journal Article, 2016
  • Neveling, A., Yortt, A. & Malan, D., Globalisation and its influence on ethical decision-making in business: China and intellectual property, African Journal of Business Ethics, 8, (1), 2014, p55 - 77Journal Article, 2014
  • Malan, D., Corporate Citizens, Colonialists, Tourists or Activists? Ethical Challenges facing South African Corporations in Africa, Journal of Corporate Citizenship , (18), 2005, p49 - 60Journal Article, 2005
  • Rossouw, D., Van der Watt, A. & Malan, D., Corporate Governance in South Africa, Journal of Business Ethics, 37, 2002, p289 - 302Journal Article, 2002
  • The Business of Business is (Responsible) Business in, editor(s)Lawrence, J. & Beamish, P. , Globally Responsible Business, Sage, 2013, [Malan, D.]Book Chapter, 2013
  • Ethical reporting in, editor(s)Rossouw, D. , Business Ethics, Oxford University Press, 2010, [Malan, D & Rossouw, D.]Book Chapter, 2010
  • Malan, D., Taylor, A., Tunkel, A. and Kurtz, B., Why Business Integrity Can Be a Strategic Response to Ethical Challenges, MIT Sloan Management Review, 2022Journal Article, 2022, URL
  • Malan, D and MacNaughton, D., AI and Ethics " A Rapid Review, World Congress of the International Society of Business, Economics and Ethics, Bilbao, July 2022, 2022Conference Paper, 2022
  • Malan, D., Back from the Brink: EOH and Ethical Leadership, Corporate Governance Conference, Stellenbosch, December 2022, 2022Conference Paper, 2022
  • Daniel Malan, Power and Corporate Responsibility, Abingdon, Oxon, Routledge, 2024Book, 2024, DOI
  • Ethics and Privacy in Digital Transformation in, editor(s)Dong, J. & Verhoef, P. , A Research Agenda for Digital Transformation: Multidisciplinary Perspectives, Elgar Publishing, 2024, [Malan, D.]Book Chapter, 2024
  • Malan, D.P., Public-private partnerships in global health, 2019, - 193Miscellaneous
  • Malan, D.P. and Hamilton, B., Contradictions and Conflicts: State-owned tobacco companies and the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, United States, Just Managing Consulting, September, 2020Report, URL
  • Malan, D. (ed), Responsible Board Leadership in a Digital Age, 1, Berne, Haupt Verlag, 2020Book
  • Malan, D., Yach, D., Pronk, N. & Radjy, S., Reporting on Health: A Roadmap for Investors, Companies and Reporting Platforms, New York, The Vitality Institute, 2016Report
  • Naudé, P., Hamilton, B., De Klerk, M., Ungerer, M. and Malan, D., Business Perspectives on the Steinhoff Saga, Cape Town, University of Stellenbosch Business School, June, 2018Report, URL
  • Responsible board leadership - the potential value of coaching in, editor(s)Malan, D. , Responsible Board Leadership in a Digital Age, Switzerland, Haupt Verlag, 2020, pp52 - 83, [Van Rensburg, R. and Malan, D.]Book Chapter, TARA - Full Text
  • New thinking on board leadership in a digital age in, editor(s)Daniel Malan , Responsible Board Leadership in a Digital Age, Switzerland, Haupt Verlag, 2020, pp156 - 176, [Streicher, J. & Malan, D.]Book Chapter
  • Malan, D., Aiolfi, G., Moosmayer, K. and Wannenwetch, S., The B20 Integrity and Compliance recommendations: An international framework for action, California Management Review, 2023Journal Article

Research Expertise

Economics, Business & Management, Philosophy, Ethics and Religion, Philosophy, Ethics and Religion, Economics, Business & Management,


  • Best Work in Progress Paper Award, Corporate Governance Conference, Stellenbosch Business School December 2022
  • Trinity Business School Teaching Award 2023
  • Teaching Hero Award 2021
  • Trinity Business School Research Excellence Award 2020
  • Member of Society for Business Ethics 2022
  • Member of Royal Dublin Society (Enterprise Committee) 2024
  • Academy of Management 2024
  • Member of advisory panel: World Economic Forum's Future of Trust and Integrity project
  • Member of the editorial board of the African Journal of Business Ethics
  • Portfolio partner for Ireland and Africa of the International Board Foundation (Switzerland)
  • Member of advisory panel: World Economic Forum's Future of Trust and Integrity project
  • Member of World Economic Forum Global Future Council on Transparency and Anti-Corruption 2019 - 2022
  • Co-chair of Business 20 (B20) Task Force on Integrity and Compliance 2022, 2022