Rita Mota

Rita Mota

Intesa Sanpaolo Research Fellow

Saïd Business School
University of Oxford
Park End Street


Rita Mota is the Intesa Sanpaolo Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Corporate Reputation.

She is working with Professor Alan Morrison, Professor of Law and Finance at the School, on reputation, law and investment banking. She also conducts research into how business in general, and financial institutions in particular, may contribute to the development of a more sustainable investment environment, namely in terms of voluntary compliance with international human rights and environmental law.

Rita completed her PhD in Law at King’s College London. Her thesis focused on the interaction between international investment and human rights, with a focus on corporate social responsibility and investor-state dispute settlement. In her free time, Rita works with the Global Legal Action Network (GLAN), a non-profit organisation made up of lawyers and investigative journalists which aims to use law innovatively to promote human rights. She is currently involved in projects related to climate change, forced labour and areas of occupation.