Elizabeth Harnett's DPhil focuses on the role and impact of investment consultants on the diffusion of responsible investment. The title of her thesis is: 'The Diffusion of Responsible Investment Discourses and Practices: The Role and Impact of Investment Consultants'.
She is also a Junior Dean at St Hilda's College, and a researcher for the Sustainable Finance Programme at the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment. She holds an MPhil and BA in Geography from the University of Oxford. She is also a postgraduate fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers). Elizabeth has previously worked as an intern for Absolute Strategy Research, a leading macroeconomic research company, publishing work on urbanisation, stranded assets and the role of economic geography in thematic investing. She has also worked with CDP (formerly Carbon Disclosure Project), and The Prince's Accounting for Sustainability.