George Serafeim

George Serafeim

Kim B Clark Visiting Fellow in Responsible Leadership

Saïd Business School
University of Oxford
Park End Street


George Serafeim is a Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School.

He is currently teaching the elective course “Reimagining Capitalism: Business and Big Problems” in the MBA curriculum, which received the Ideas Worth Teaching Award from the Aspen Institute and the Grand Page Prize. He has presented his research in over 60 countries around the world and ranks among the top 20 most popular authors out of over 12,000 business authors on the Social Science Research Network.

George's research focuses on measuring, driving and communicating corporate performance and social impact. His work is widely cited and has been published in the most prestigious academic and practitioner journals, such as The Accounting Review, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Finance, Organization Science, Journal of Accounting Research, Management Science, and Harvard Business Review. His research is regularly cited in the media, including The New York Times, Bloomberg, Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, Economist, The Guardian, BBC, Le Monde, El País, Corriere della Sera, Washington Post, and NPR. 

George has served in several not-for-profit organizations including the board of directors of the High Meadows Institute, the working group of the Coalition for Inclusive Capitalism, and the Standards Council of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board. He is a co-founder of KKS Advisors, serves on the steering committee of the Athens Exchange Group and on the advisory board of investment firms that focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues as catalysts for value creation. He was appointed on the first ever decarbonization advisory panel by the New York State Governor and Comptroller to protect the state’s pension fund from climate change risks and identify sustainable opportunities. He has been recognized by Barron's as "one of the most influential people in ESG investing."


  • Corporate sustainability
  • Corporate valuation
  • ESG investing

View George reviewing research showing how sustainability or ESG information is incorporated in stock prices.