Laura Fritsch

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Oxford University Centre for Corporate Reputation
Saïd Business School
University of Oxford
Park End Street


Laura Fritsch is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Corporate Reputation, working with Alan Morrison, Professor of Law and Finance at Oxford Saïd.

Laura is interested in climate strategy, gender and corporate governance. She has two main research streams: the first looks at market reactions to gendered speech patterns using audio recordings of quarterly earnings calls. The second focuses on market reactions to corporate greenwashing, and the impact of ‘climate talk’ on the career progression of UK parliamentarians. Laura’s doctoral work has been published in the Strategic Management Journal and covered by the Financial Times.

During her PhD, Laura was a Doctoral Research Fellow at the Alan Turing Institute and taught courses such as carbon markets, strategic management, corporate finance, corporate governance and ethics, financial strategy, and financial analytics. She holds a PhD (DPhil) from Oxford Saïd, an MSc (Hons) and an MPhil (Hons) from the Faculty of Law at the University of Oxford, and a BA (Hons) from the Department of Economics at Columbia University. She held an ESRC Grand Union Studentship, and was awarded a Scatcherd European Scholarship as well as having support for her doctorate from the  Centre for Corporate Reputation.

Laura was co-founder and CIO of Oka, a leading carbon insurance company that operates through Lloyds of London and has held advisory positions in climate tech companies. She clerked for the judicial task force of the Brazilian anti-corruption Operation Lava Jato, and was a Visiting Scholar at the Basel Institute on Governance (corporate governance division) where she helped develop the Argentinian Anti-Corruption Bill and the Colombian High-Level Reporting Mechanism (HLRM) alongside the OECD.  She has also worked at the Mission of Brazil to the United Nations and the UN Economic and Social Council in New York.