Dr. Peter S. Heslam focuses on the interface of business, faith and development. Although largely overlooked, he believes greater understanding of this interface will help deliver practical change that increases human and environmental well-being.
As director of Transforming Business, he works particularly closely with business academics and business leaders and is an international expert on the socio-economic role of business. His academic background includes social science, history, ethics and theology and he holds degrees from Oxford and Cambridge.
Peter lectures to university and business audiences around the world and has been Director of the Entrepreneurial Leadership Initiative at Oxford; Director of the Capitalism Project at the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity; the Convenor of JustShare; an Adviser to the Archbishop of Canterbury on the issue of globalization; an OCCC Fellow of Regent’s Park College, University of Oxford; a CARTS Fellow at the Faculty of Divinity; and Research Associate of the Hügel Institute at St Edmund's College, University of Cambridge.
The recipient of many awards, Peter is a Senior Research Fellow of the Centre for Rising Powers, University of Cambridge, a Senior Research Associate of the Cambridge Institute on Religion and International Studies (CIRIS) at Clare College, University of Cambridge. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a member of the International Leadership Association and an adviser to Beyond Profit, Entrepreneurial Leaders, and to the journals Faith in Business Quarterly and the Journal of Markets and Morality. He is also a Visiting Professor at Yunnan University of Finance and Economics in China and at the Institute of Sino-Christian Studies in Hong Kong. He has served as a judge in various international business competitions.