Dr Abrar Chaudhury holds a research faculty post at the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford and a multi-year British Academy Fellowship. He is affiliated with Oxford’s Environmental Change Institute and is a Fellow of Green Templeton College. Abrar’s research interests span challenges at the intersection of environmental management, climate leadership, sustainable development, climate finance and corporate purpose. He is a global professional with over 20 years’ experience in technology, consulting and research contexts across multiple continents and sectors. He works closely with governments, funders, private sector and research institutions to translate research into practice.
Under the prestigious British Academy Fellowship, Abrar is investigating the ways in which dedicated climate funding, such as the Green Climate Fund, and emerging technologies shape implementation and diffusion of climate action in emerging economies. He was on the core research team for a pioneering Oxford collaboration with EY Global, to understand how and why C-Suite and Boards from large global MNCs are again focused on corporate ‘purpose’ in a turbulent global economy.
Abrar is an experienced teacher and programme director leading Oxford’s Custom Education portfolio in Middle East and contributing to programmes on the MBA, EMBA and Executive Education.
Abrar holds a Doctorate in Environmental Change and Management (awarded best dissertation at 2017 Academy of Management, USA), and MBA and an MSc in Environmental Management with Distinction all from the University of Oxford and is a Fellow Chartered Accountant. Prior to Oxford, Abrar was a partner in a leading accounting firm in Pakistan.