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We are very honoured that @AbrarChaudhury received a @BritishAcademy_  International Writing Workshop award to support the #climatechange work of researchers in Pakistan. The devastating #PakistanFloods in 2022 show how important such collaboration is. 
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Dr. Abrar Chaudhury holds a research faculty post at the Said Business School, University of Oxford and is a British Academy Fellow.  He is affiliated with Oxford’s Environmental Change Institute and Green Templeton College.  Abrar is a global professional with over 20 years’ experience in technology, consulting and research contexts across multiple continents and sectors.

Abrar’s research interests span challenges at the intersection of environmental management, sustainable development and organisation theory and strategy. He is currently involved in a pioneering Oxford collaboration with EY Global, to understand how and why C-Suite and Boards from large global MNCs are again focused on corporate ‘purpose’ in a turbulent global economy. The findings contribute to a global research initiative on corporate transformation to meet the challenges of the early 21st century.

Abrar has recently completed Pakistan’s and Punjab’s profile for Climate Smart Agriculture funded by the World Bank and Food and Agriculture Organisation. The findings from the profile were launched in COP24 in Poland.

Abrar is currently on a 3-year British Academy Fellowship at Oxford in 2019 investigating the ways in which dedicated climate funding, such as the Green Climate Fund, and emerging technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence and blockchain, shape implementation and diffusion of climate action in Pakistan and emerging economies.

He is an experienced teacher, contributing to Oxford programmes on the MBA and EMBA including specialty electives. He works with executives in a variety of contexts and has been involved in number of public sector and private workshops around governance and environment in emerging economies. He publishes widely in leading academic journals and presents at numerous global conferences.

Abrar holds a Doctorate in Environmental Change and Management (awarded best dissertation at the 2017 Academy of Management, USA), and MBA and an MSc in Environmental Management (Distinction) from the University of Oxford and is a Fellow Chartered Accountant (FCA). His doctoral research explored the organizational and network challenges of implementation to develop and deliver climate change adaptation policy in emerging economies, based on extensive fieldwork in Ghana, Nepal, and Pakistan. Prior to Oxford, Abrar was a partner in a leading accounting firm in Pakistan.


Previous associations that helped to gather experience.

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, London

Strategy Consultant
July-Sept 2010
Developed business plan for web-based trading platform intended to encourage the growth of        the UK social enterprise sector through corporate procurement: Identifying key target…

Crowe Horwath Pakistan (Accountants & Advisors)

Established in 1947 and ranked in the top ten professional services firms of Pakistan. The firm has 4 offices across the country and employs 300…

CGIAR’s Climate Change, Agriculture & Food Security Research Program (CCAFS)

Consulting Researcher
Developing and testing a novel participatory framework (PSROI) for planning and costing adaptation to climate change in multiple subsistence farming communities in East Africa (Kenya)…

Environmental Change Institute – University of Oxford

Organisational Lens Team Leader
Systemic Integrated Adaptation (SIA) Project, Nepal & Ghana SIA is a multidisciplinary research project funded by CGIAR’s Climate Change, Agriculture & Food Security Research Program…

Said Business School – University of Oxford

Global Opportunity and Threats Oxford (GOTO) MBA Module

Said Business School – University of Oxford

Postdoctoral Researcher
2016-To date
Beacon Project (EY/SBS joint project) researching on the changing nature of ‘purpose’ of large corporations

University of Punjab

Bachelors in Arts Major in Economics and Journalism, Minor in Statistics

Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan

Fellow Chartered Accountant Qualified in first attempts in top 1%

University of Oxford

Said Business School
Masters of Business Administration (MBA) Distinctions: Finance, Micro Economics, Macro Economics,    Accounting, Corporate Finance, Entrepreneurial Project

University of Oxford

Environmental Change Institute
MSc Environmental Change & Management Graduated with Distinction Thesis: Community Based Adaptation Costing Framework for Climate Change   Case Study Site: Western Kenya

University of Oxford

Environmental Change Institute
PHD Geography and Environment Thesis: Organising Adaptation to Climate Chang: An organizational and network perspective to robust climate change adaptation in developing countries  Case Study…







Teaching Fellow MBA and EMBA Modules – Said Business School – Oxford 2016 – present

  • Tutor MBA Global Opportunity and Threats (GOTO) Module. Tutored best awarded GOTO project
  • Teaching Fellow- EMBA / MBA Strategy and Innovation Elective Module
  • MBA Trinity 2018 Tech for Good Elective
  • MBA Social Network Analysis


Teaching Fellow Executive Education Program Said Business School – Oxford 2017 – present

  • UAE Prime Minister’s Office –Shaping Futures Module for 60 senior Govt. officials
  • Diploma in Organisational Leadership – Network module for 60 mid-career executives
  • Executive Strategy and Innovation module
  • Barclays Executive Programme


Environmental Change Institute – University of Oxford

  • MSc Env Change and Mang, Governance and Development Elective
  • Research Methods – Social Network Analysis
  • Organisational Design for Adaptation Challenges Elective


Research Fellow / College Adviser Green Templeton College –Oxford


Sustainability Science
Journal of Rural Studies
Global Environmental Change
Climate and Development
Environmental Science & Policy
Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change
Systemic Practice and Action Research


Pakistani Oxford Academic awarded prestigious British Academy Fellowship
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Pakistani Oxford lecturer gets ‘Best Doctoral Dissertation Award’
Pakistani Oxford Uni lecturer gets ‘Best Doctoral Dissertation Award’
Dr. Abrar Chaudhury received the `Best Doctoral Dissertation Award 2017′ by the Organization and Natural Environment Division (ONE)
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