Christian Busch

Innovation Centre, London School of Economics

Research Fellow / Inaugural Deputy Director



Dr. Busch’s research focuses on inclusive business model innovation, social impact, and social networks, and he teaches several MSc and executive education courses at LSE. He has served as Deputy Director at the LSE’s Innovation and Co-Creation Centre, and is co-founder of Sandbox Network, a leading community of young innovators active in over 20 countries. He co-founded Leaders on Purpose, an organization convening high-impact leaders. He is among Diplomatic Courier’s ‘Top 99 Influencers’; JCI’s ‘Ten Outstanding Persons’; and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA). His workshops and presentations at conferences such as the World Economic Forum (WEF), TED, and Financial Times Sustainability Summit have reached over 1.2 million people. He is part of the WEF’s Expert Forum, and his ideas have been featured by outlets such as Harvard Business Review, WIRED, and The Economist. He previously worked in business in Kenya, South Africa, Mexico, Russia, Germany, and the US, and has served as Senior Advisor at several multinational companies. He received his PhD and MSc from LSE.

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