Mary Johnstone-Louis

Senior Fellow in Management Practice

Saïd Business School
University of Oxford
Park End Street


Mary Johnstone-Louis is Senior Fellow in Management Practice at the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School where she also served as Founding Programme Director of The Ownership Project. She is Head Tutor of the Oxford Leading Sustainable Corporations programme and a member of Green Templeton College.


Mary's research explores how business affects society, and how leaders build strategy around the public good. She has a longstanding research interest in women in business. Her co-authored volume on sustainability leadership is slated for publication in 2023. 

A regular speaker and panellist, she is also a World Economic Forum Global Futures Council Fellow, a member of the Jury of the IMD-Pictet Sustainability in Family Business Award, and Chair of the Board of B Lab UK.

Mary holds an MPhil from St Antony's College (University of Oxford), a BA from the University of Pennsylvania, and received her doctorate from Saïd Business School, University of Oxford as an Economic and Social Research Council scholar. 


  • Responsible business
  • Stakeholder governance
  • Leadership and business ethics


  • Robert Eccles,
  • Mary Johnstone-Louis,
  • Colin Mayer,
  • Judith C Stroehle

Business in times of crisis(opens in new window)

  • Journal article
  • Oxford Review of Economic Policy
  • Mary Johnstone-Louis,
  • Bridget Kustin,
  • Colin Mayer,
  • Judith Stroehle,
  • Boya Wang
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Re-siting corporate responsibility: The making of south africa's avon entrepreneurs

  • Chapter
  • The Anthropology of Corporate Social Responsibility
  • C Dolan,
  • M Johnstone-Louis
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