Christian Busch

Researcher and Inaugural Deputy Director, London School of Economics Innovation Lab

Dr. Busch's research focuses on business model innovation, entrepreneurship, and social impact, and he teaches several MSc and executive education courses at the LSE. He is the Inaugural Deputy Director of the LSE's Innovation Centre, and the co-founder of Leaders on Purpose and the Sandbox Network, the leading community of young innovators, active in over 20 countries.

He has been named as one of Diplomatic Courier’s 'Top 99 Influencers'​, The Economist's 'Ideas People', JCI's 'Ten Outstanding Persons'​, a TEDster, a 'Key Influencer'​ (Siemens), an 'Institute for the World Economy Global Fellow'​, one of the 'Davos 50', and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA). He frequently speaks at conferences such as the World Economic Forum (WEF), TED, and Financial Times Sustainability Summit, and his ideas have been featured by outlets such as Harvard Business Review and the UN.

He previously worked in business in Kenya, South Africa, Mexico, Russia, Germany, the US, and has served as Impact Advisor at the National Entrepreneurs Association, on Ashoka's Selection Panel, and on the Jury of the African Entrepreneurship Award. He has lectured at Peking University and Strathmore Business School, and his work has been published by journals such as IJEV & featured by The Guardian, WIRED, Academy of Management Journal, among others. He currently works on 'The Impact Organization', and in 2016 received the 'Best Paper Award' (Entrepreneurship) of Emerald Publishing, and the 'Best Social Entrepreneurship Paper Award' of the Academy of Management.

He holds a PhD (LSE: Management, entrepreneurship), MSc (LSE: Management), B.A. (Hagen: Sociology, psychology) & B.B.A. (Furtwangen & Moscow Business School: Business). Twitter: @ChrisLSE