Gordon L. Clark

Professor Gordon L. Clark

Professor Gordon L. Clark, FBA FAcSS is a geographer and academic. He is currently the Director of the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, University of Oxford.[1][2] with cross appointments in the Saïd Business School and the School of Geography and the Environment. As part of his responsibilities as Director of the Smith School, he is an advisor to companies on issues such as long-term environmental performance. With Towers Watson, he led a team of Oxford academics on a year-long consultation with 25 of the world’s leading investment houses as regards the nature and scope of investment in the context of long-term environmental change. Professor Clark holds a Professorial Fellowship at St Edmund Hall, Oxford.,[3] is the Sir Louis Matheson Distinguished Visiting Professor at Monash University's Faculty of Business and Economics and is a Visiting Professor at Stanford University. Previous academic appointments have been at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government, the University of Chicago, Carnegie Mellon’s Heinz School and Monash University.

Professor Clark was recently identified as one of the world’s four most influential academics in the field of investment management, and is one of the most-cited social scientists in the world, with over 10 books to his name and more than 150 published papers in refereed journals.


In 2005, Clark was elected Fellow of the British Academy (FBA).,[4] and in 2014 received a Honorary Doctorate from the Panteion University of Athens.


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  2. "New Director of the Smith School appointed". University of Oxford. 17 February 2012. Retrieved 14 April 2014.
  3. "Gordon Clark". Fellows & staff. St Edmund Hall, Oxford. Retrieved 14 April 2014.
  4. "CLARK, Professor Gordon". British Academy Fellows. British Academy. Retrieved 14 April 2014.

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