University of Oxford appoints the next Director of the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment

Professor Mette Morsing is the United Nations’ Head of PRME Principles for Responsible Management Education, UN Global Compact (New York, USA). She was previously a Professor, Mistra Chair and Executive Director of Sustainable Markets at Stockholm School of Economics (Stockholm, Sweden), and prior to that a Professor and Founding Director of CBS Centre for CSR at Copenhagen Business School (Copenhagen, Denmark).

Professor Morsing has been instrumental in bringing United Nations PRME to its next level of global growth, international governance and programmatic development since her engagement as senior consultant to UN Global Compact in 2019. She has served on numerous boards, committees and councils with regards to sustainable development and her research has won several international recognitions, especially her research with a practice orientation. Her area of research expertise is organisation theory and corporate sustainability, with a focus on governance, strategy, communication, identity and cross-sector partnerships. She is an invited author, researcher and speaker at global academic and business conferences, with expertise spanning responsible management, responsible management education and sustainable development. In 2022, she was invited to do more than 200 global public speaking engagements in Africa, East Asia, Australia, Eurasia, China, Middle East, North America, Latin America, and Europe.

Professor Morsing is appointed to a number of international board/council memberships and honorary fellowships, including RSM Rotterdam School of Management (Holland), Kings College London (UK), Sasin School of Management (Thailand), RRBM Research for Responsible Research for Business and Management (USA), and Boards Impact Forum (Sweden). She is also an editorial member of a number of internationally highly recognised academic journals as well as the co-editor of The Business, Society and Values Creation book series at Cambridge University Press. She has been awarded and served as the lead on a number of international prestigious research grants.

The appointment of Professor Morsing follows a global search to find an outstanding individual to lead the critical next phase of the Smith School’s work. 

The Oxford Smith School vision is a net-zero emissions future supported by a sustainable global economic and financial system – a healthy planet and a more prosperous, fairer world. This is achieved through world-leading research, teaching and partnerships, to deliver real world, business-focused solutions to humanity’s greatest challenges. Education forms a key part of this mission, from undergraduate and graduate teaching – including a new MSc in Sustainability, Enterprise and the Environment – to executive education for diverse audiences including business leaders and policymakers.

The Smith School was founded in 2008 through a generous benefaction from Sir Martin and Lady Smith and their family.  




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