Rajiv Joshi

Rajiv Joshi

Executive in Residence


Saïd Business School
University of Oxford
Park End Street
Oxford
OX1 1HP

Profile

Rajiv Joshi is Executive-in-Residence at Säid Business School, University of Oxford and Advisory Council Member, The Ownership Project. He is Founder and CEO of Bridging Ventures and a Co-Founder of The B Team.

Rajiv is a pioneer of responsible business and economic transformation. As an economist and renowned voice on global issues, Rajiv co-founded The B Team in 2012 which he led as its first Managing Director until 2019, together with some of the world's most influential CEOs and former heads of state, to catalyse better business practices for people and the planet. Rajiv is currently developing a platform for cultural transformation and radical collaboration called Bridging Ventures and is Special Advisor to Mission 2020, convened by former UN Climate Chief Christiana Figueres. Rajiv is an Adjunct Faculty member and Research Scholar at Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs. 

In his capacity as an Executive-in-Residence, Rajiv is working with Oxford Säid faculty in partnership with Mission 2020 on research related to climate and the COP 26, as well as supporting the school's work on the Future of the Corporation as well as research on the Future of Business Education.

Rajiv previously drove the Global Call to Action Against Poverty, the world’s largest civil society alliance working to end poverty and inequality founded by Nelson Mandela, was a Trustee of Oxfam, and is former Chair of the Scottish Youth Parliament, its first minority-ethnic leader. Rajiv was part of the Glasgow Anti-Racist Alliance and a publicly appointed member of the Equality and Human Rights Commission in Scotland. Rajiv holds a First-Class Honours Degree in Economics from the University of Strathclyde and a Master’s in Public Policy and Administration (MPA) from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University.