Kenneth Amaeshi is a leading scholar on sustainable business and finance in the global south.
He is the Chair in Business and Sustainable Development and Director Scaling Business in Africa
at the University of Edinburgh. He is also a Visiting Professor of Leadership and Financial Markets in Africa at the London School of Economics. In addition, he is an Honorary Professor of
Business in Africa at the Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town, South Africa,
and Visiting Professor of Strategy and Governance at the Lagos Business School, Pan Atlantic
Kenneth's research interest currently focuses on sustainable finance, financial market reforms
and governance, as well as on sector-level policies for sustainability and sustainability strategy in
organisations. He has an expert level knowledge of developing and emerging economies. His
research has a very strong interface between business and society, particularly national governments in Africa, where he has an extensive network. Since 2015, he has significantly contributed
to developing the intellectual foundations of Africapitalism – an economic philosophy for the
development of Africa – and championed its mainstreaming in the global academia.
Besides teaching and researching, Kenneth works closely with businesses and governments in
Africa, Europe, and Asia. He leads executive capacity building engagements and consultancy
projects in the broad areas of sustainable finance, sustainability strategy, leadership, ethics, and
governance for multinational corporations and institutions.