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Dr. Christoph Wu is an organizational sociologist with 14 years of business experience in senior investment management and business development roles for multinational companies based out of the US, London and Singapore. After working at the University of Cambridge as a Research Associate and Supervisor (Tutor), he joins Professor Olga Tregaskis to contribute to existing and future research projects on multinational enterprises and build on his expertise in organizational networks and Environmental Social and Governance (ESG) practices in organizations. His research is practice-oriented and draws from his industry experience. He is a CFA UK ESG Investing Certificate and Investment Management Certificate holder.





Academic Background

Christoph's research focuses on organizational networks, social skill and trust in top management teams and on ways to create diverse and thriving work environments through network behaviours. 

Another area of research interest of his is sustainable decision-making in the finance industry, the social studies of accounting and how ESG practices enable organizational change. 

After having transitioned from business back to academia, Christoph completed his PhD at the University of Cambridge. His doctoral research examined the organizational networks of central banks. He conducted qualitative fieldwork, developed a novel approach to network analysis of portfolio holdings and consolidated his research in a book on social and organizational networks.

Christoph holds an MSC from the London School of Economics and BSC from the University of Sussex. His graduate research explored the lived experience of corporate culture at an American multinational corporation by applying ethnographic methods. His theoretical influences derive from sociology, network and organization theory and he regularly draws from the original texts. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Science, London School of Economics and Political Science

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Cambridge

Bachelor of Science, University of Sussex

External positions

Member, CFA Institute

1 Oct 20032022