Gordon L. Clark

Executive Director, Oxford University

Gordon is the Executive Director of the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment (Oxford University) with cross-appointments in the Saïd Business School and the School of Geography and the Environment at Oxford University. Gordon was recently identified by Chief Investment Officer Magazine as one of the world’s four most influential academics in the field of investment management, and is one of the most-cited social scientists in the world, with over 10 books to his name and more than 150 published papers in refereed journals. An economic geographer, Gordon is focused on the responsibilities and behaviour of investors as regards long-term sustainable investment, working with colleagues and graduate students as well as the PRI, Mercer, the Telos Project, and Towers Watson.

In addition to his research, Gordon was co-founding Partner at Kalytix Partners (acquihired by RCI), a strategy and management consultancy for institutional investors. He is a member of Oxford University’s Socially Responsible Investment Committee, an employer-nominated trustee of the Oxford Staff Pension Scheme, a consultant to MetallRente GmbH, a Founding Governor of the UK Pension Policy Institute, an External Advisor to Diageo, and serves on the advisory board of Arabesque, a shariah-compliant and sustainability focused global asset manager.

Gordon holds a Professorial Fellowship at St. Edmund Hall (Oxford University), is a Sir Louis Matheson Distinguished Visiting Professor at Monash University’s Faculty of Business and Economics, and a Visiting Professor at Stanford University. More recently, Gordon was appointed to the British Academy. Gordon has a B.Econ and MA in Economics from the University of Monash, an MA and PhD in Economic Geography from McMaster University, and an MA and PhD in Economic Geography.