Prof. Christopher Marquis

Prof. Christopher Marquis

Prof. Christopher Marquis
Samuel C. Johnson Professor in Sustainable Global Enterprise and Professor of Management at Cornell University, US

Christopher is a Visiting Professor of Social Innovation and Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. He is also the Samuel C. Johnson Professor in Sustainable Global Enterprise and Professor of Management at Cornell University and a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Peking University and Shanghai Jiaotong University. Prior to joining Cornell, he worked for 10 years at Harvard Business School. He received a PhD in Sociology and Business Administration from the University of Michigan. Before his academic career, Christopher worked for 6 years in the financial services industry, most recently as Vice President and Technology Manager for a business unit of J.P. Morgan Chase.

Christopher’s teaching and research is focused on how business can have a positive impact on society and the natural environment. He is currently pursuing several streams of research. The first seeks to assess how firms’ and entrepreneurs’ social and environmental strategies and activities can be designed to maximize both business and social value. The second explores how corporate shared value initiatives and nonprofits have developed in China. Finally, the third examines institutional change processes in emerging markets.