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Peter Tufano

Professor Peter Tufano has served as the Peter Moores Dean at Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford since July 2011.  His work focuses on financial innovation, especially that which improves lives of low-income families. This work is reflected in his research; the social enterprise he founded to support wealth-building by the American families (buildcommonwealth.org); and policy engagements credited with influencing US policy, including the U.S. American Savings Promotion Act. As Dean, he has emphasized the role of business education in addressing the major challenges of the world through deeper connections with the broader university and a clearer articulation of purpose.   At Oxford, this orientation has manifested itself in the Oxford 1+1 MBA Programme; the “Global Opportunities & Threats: Oxford” required course that emphasizes systems interventions and leadership; a set of new entrepreneurial projects including the pan-University The Oxford Foundry and the global partnership with  Creative Destruction Lab; the promotion of humanities in the leadership curriculum; and the promotion of a responsible business agenda oriented around the UN SDGs. Before joining Oxford, Tufano spent 33 years at Harvard, with more than two decades on the faculty of Harvard Business School, where he co-founded the Harvard University Innovation Lab (i-Lab).

Articles by Peter Tufano