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Peter Heslam, PhD
Director, Transforming Business, University of Cambridge
Dr. Peter Heslam is Director of Transforming Business, a multi-disciplinary research and development project on enterprise solutions to poverty at Cambridge University. He works particularly closely with faculty at the university's divinity and business schools and with leaders in international business. He is also the chief coordinator of the international network of business practitioners, ethicists, economists, consultants, educators and opinion formers that surrounds the project. Peter's academic background includes social science, history, ethics and theology and he holds degrees from Oxford and Cambridge. Peter has an established international reputation for work at the interface between ethics, business, society and culture. He has published widely, including a book on the Dutch political theorist and former Prime Minister, Abraham Kuyper. He is a prolific writer, speaker, researcher and commentator on the role of business in economic and social development. His publications include Globalization: Unravelling the New Capitalism, Globalization and the Good and Transforming Capitalism: Entrepreneurship and the Renewal of Thrift. The recipient of a number of prizes and awards, he is a Senior Member of Trinity College, Cambridge, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a member of the International Leadership Association and an adviser to Beyond Profit, Entrepreneurial Leaders, and to the journal Faith in Business Quarterly. He has served as a judge in the international business competitions on enterprise solutions to poverty organized by Pioneers of Prosperity.
Areas of Specialization
economics; religion and society; entrepreneurship