Nicole Helmerich is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the the Hertie School of Governance and the Freie Universität Berlin. Her research interests cover transnational governance, corporate responsibility, the role of multinationals in international relations, and sustainable development. Most of her interests are comparative, entail mixed methods designs (interviews, survey and network analysis) and involve CSR implementation in supply chains and CSR engagement of EU member countries. She is the founder of the Berlin CR Study Group. In the past she has taught International Relations at the Otto-Suhr-Institute.