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Christian Busch

Faculty Director, NYU Global Economy Program & Author

Dr. Christian Busch is Clinical on the faculty of New York University’s Center for Global Affairs, where he directs the Global Economy concentration. He teaches on alternative growth strategies, purpose-driven leadership, impact entrepreneurship, social innovation, social networks, and emerging markets at NYU and at the London School of Economics (LSE).

Christian Busch has served as inaugural Deputy Director at the LSE’s Innovation and Co-Creation Centre, and now is the co-founder of Leaders on Purpose, an organisation convening high-impact leaders. Busch is also a co-founder of the Sandbox Network, a leading community of young innovators active in 20 countries.

He is among Thinkers50’s ‘top 30 management thinkers to watch in 2019’; 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’; the ‘Davos 50’; and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA).

Christian Busch 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, The Economist, and the UN. His presentations and workshops at companies such as Dell and Danone have reached over 1.2 million people.

Christian Busch previously worked in business in Kenya, South Africa, Mexico, Russia, Germany, and the US, and has served as Senior Advisor at several multinational companies and startups. He holds a PhD (LSE: Networks, entrepreneurship), MSc (LSE: Management), BA (Hagen: Sociology, Psychology) & BBA (Furtwangen & Moscow Business School: Business).

Nov. 20, 2020

The Serendipity of Social Innovation

Christian Busch, Director, NYU Global Economy Program, interviewed by Trond Arne Undheim, futurist and author.  In this conversat…

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