Judith C. Stroehle

Associate Scholar

  • Judith.stroehle@sbs.ox.ac.uk

Saïd Business School
Park End Street


Judith Stroehle is Assistant Professor of Sustainability Governance at the University of St. Gallen University (HSG) in Switzerland and Associate Scholar at the Said Business School, University of Oxford.

In her teaching, research and engagement work she focuses on building bridges between accounting, finance, and sustainability. Her mission is to ensure that the numbers and measurement-systems we use are drivers of meaningful change rather than mere instruments of compliance.

Previously, Judith was a Senior Research Fellow at the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford where, in 2020, she co-founded and led the Oxford Rethinking Performance Initiative. Judith holds a doctoral degree (PhD Europeaus, U Milan) in Economic Sociology for which she collaborated with the International Labour Office (ILO) to examine social audit systems.

She engages and works with several non-profits, companies, and asset managers on their non-financial strategies, reporting and measurement practices. She was the Global Future Council Fellow for SDG Investing with the World Economic Forum in 2021/ 2022 and works as an academic advisor to the Bertelsmann Foundation in Germany, the Codespa Foundation in Spain, and the ESG2go Foundation in Switzerland.


Judith broadly focusses on how tools of measurement, accounting, and finance can help to implement sustainable business and investment practice, and her teaching focuses on bridging sustainability and accounting. She has published in various academic and non-academic outlets, such as Harvard Business Review, the Stanford Sustainable Innovation Review, Oxford Review of Economic Policy, Organization & Environment, and more.

Her current focus lies on the use and usefulness of sustainability accounting, assurance, and performance constructs in the context of emerging regulation and standardization. Continuing the work with her former Oxford colleagues, Judith is still actively involved in participating and leading several research workstreams at the Oxford Rethinking Performance Initiative.

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