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Professor of Business and Sustainable Development, The University of Edinburgh

Kenneth Amaeshi, PhD
Professor of Business and Sustainable Development, and Director of the Sustainable Business Initiative, University of Edinburgh Business School, UK

Professor Kenneth Amaeshi is the Director of the Sustainable Business Initiative ( at the University of Edinburgh Business School. He researches, teaches and consults in the broad area of Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainability Strategy, and Policy Innovation. He is currently leading an international research project on Africapitalism, which explores the role of the private sector in Africa's development. He holds a PhD in International Business and Political Economy from the University of Warwick, UK, where he is also a Research Associate of the Centre for the Study of Globalization and Regionalization. Professor Amaeshi is an Honorary Professor, Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town, a Visiting Faculty of the Doughty Centre for Corporate Responsibility, Cranfield School of Management, UK, and a Visiting Professor at the Lagos Business School, Pan-Atlantic University, Nigeria.

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  • 2016–present
    Professor, Chair in Business and Sustainable Development
  • 2012–2016
    Associate professor, Strategy and International Business


  • 2008 
    University of Warwick, PhD (International Business and Political Economy)