Dr Qian Li
Lecturer in Sustainable Business Operations
Qian Li is a Lecturer in Sustainable Business Operations and Public Value Engagement Fellow at Cardiff Business School.
Qian's research interests focus on the empirical links between sustainability issues and firm financial performance, and aspects of socially responsible investment. Interdisciplinary in nature, her work spans sustainable finance, strategic management, environmental economics and business ethics. She has been working on several sustainability-related research projects: i) Corporate social irresponsibility and shareholder value; ii) NGO activism on climate change issues and firm value; iii) The exploratory investigation of big data and artificial intelligence on sustainable finance; iv) The impact of human capital drivers on employee wellbeing and retention.
Prior to joining Cardiff Business School, she worked as a postdoctoral researcher for the Mutuality in Business Project at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. Her work focused on natural capital accounting, development of economics of mutuality (EoM) metrics based on multiple forms of capital and randomised controlled trial (RCT) in microfinance. She was also Oxford research lead on a business pilot in China.
Qian holds a double bachelor’s degree in law and economics, respectively from Huazhong Normal University and Wuhan University in China, and a Master’s degree in Banking and Finance from University of Newcastle Upon Tyne. She received her PhD in Business Ethics and Asset Management from ICMA Centre, University of Reading.