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Professor Judy Muthuri

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BEdn (Kenyatta, Kenya), MBA (Nairobi, Kenya), MRes (Nottingham), PhD (Nottingham), PGCHE
Professor of Sustainable Business and Development

Department: Strategy and International Business
Centres/Institutes: ICCSR, ARG
Tel: +44 (0) 115 8466615
Location: B09C (North Building, Jubilee Campus)

I am a Professor of Sustainable Business and Development, and currently the Research Director in the Strategy and International Business Department at NUBS. I am a Business and Society scholar with a great interest in theorising, understanding and influencing how organisations tackle sustainability challenges in different contexts, geographies and industries.

I identify as a social justice advocate who believes in working with diverse actors to co-produce research that has positive and sustained societal impacts. I am currently leading multi-stakeholder efforts towards a more sustainable and responsible artisanal and small-scale mining in Kenya (visit to learn more about this work).

I have over ten years experience in the civil society sector in Africa working on women and economic empowerment, volunteering, and business and social development. I am involved in numerous initiatives that enhance the capacity of institutions of higher learning especially in the Global South notably, my work as a founding member of the Africa Academy of Management, UN PRME Chapter Africa, and the Africa Diaspora Academic Network-UK.

Areas of Expertise
Corporate Social Responsibility, Ethics and Sustainability


The following lists my publications from 2014 to the present day.

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I am module convenor of the following modules:
• Managing for Sustainability

My research is in the broad area of Business and Development. My work critically examines the role of business in development focusing on business impacts on grand challenges (including poverty, corruption, and social exclusion), and how business objectives and development goals might be better aligned for greater positive impacts. At the centre of my enquiry is how business can act as development agents and its implications on governance and sustainable development at local, national and global levels.

My current research themes:

i) Sustainable Mining in Developing countries - I involved in engaged research working with mining stakeholders and policy makers on Sustainable Artisanal and Small Scale Mining (ASM) in Kenya. Visit our website and also watch our documentary on gemstone mining in Kenya

ii) Theorising Sustainability and Business Social Responsibility. Read our latest book: L.Spence., Jedrzej, G.F., Muthuri, J.N. and Navare, J. (Eds) (2018). Research handbook on small business social responsibility: global perspectives", Edward & Edgar Publishing Limited, United Kingdom.

iii) Sustainable Community Development. I am currently working with my co-authors on a four book series on the Base of the Pyramid Markets in Asia, Latin America, Africa and Affluent Countries: Innovations and Challenges to Sustainability.

iv) Cross-Sector Social Partnerships and Stakeholder Engagement

v) Responsible Management Education. Read our latest book: Amaeshi, K., Muthuri, J. N. & Obgechie (Eds) (2019). Strategies for Incorporating Sustainability in Management Education: An Interdisciplinary Approach. Palgrave Macmillan Publishers

Judy is currently collaborating on the following projects:

  • Variable-Temperature Thermochemical Energy Storage System And Heat Networks For Decarbonising The Buildings Sector

Judy is currently supervising the following Research Students:

Adaeze Nwaka
Farheen Akhtar
Gordon Dugle
Szu-Yu Chen
University Administrative Roles
Member, Faculty of Social Sciences (FOSS) Promotion Group (February 2021 to date) Member, Africa Strategy Development Steering Group, University of Nottingham (February 2021 to date)

School Administrative Roles
ICCSR - Interim Director of the International Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility

School Committee Memberships
Research & Knowledge Exchange Committee (Formerly RD) 2022


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