Dr Christoph F. Biehl

Dr Christoph F. Biehl

Department of Management
Lecturer in Responsible Business

Contact details

Birmingham Business School
University House
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston, Birmingham
B15 2TY
United Kingdom

Chris Biehl is a Lecturer in Responsible Business and member of the Lloyds Banking Group Centre for Responsible Business. His interest lies in research and practice of Responsible Business with a focus on Responsible Investment and Corporate Governance.


Lecturer in Responsible Business:

  • PhD in Accounting (Responsible Investment), Henley Business School, 2018
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, 2016
  • Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, 2015
  • MLitt in Management, University of St Andrews, 2010
  • BA in Philosophy & Economics, University of Bayreuth, 2009


Chris Biehl is passionate about researching the present to provide solutions for the next generation. This research forms the basis for his academic teaching and as a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy he uses innovative teaching methods in order to make academic research accessible and provide the next generation with the best possible learning experience.

Before joining the University of Birmingham Chris has taught and researched at a variety of universities, including Henley Business School, Beijing Institute of Technology and the University of St Andrews.

Chris' field of research is responsible investment and accountability with a focus on stewardship, which can be seen in his research on the Japanese Principles for Responsible Institutional Investors.

In addition to his passion for fostering the next generation through academic teaching and research, Chris is a mentor for the German Konrad Adenauer Foundation, mentoring the foundations’ scholarship holders in Scotland.


Chris teaches a variety of Responsible Business modules on UG, PG and MBA level.


Research interests

Responsible Business, especially Responsible Investment and Corporate Governance.

Using the SDGs as a framework for responsible business and investment and understanding the interconnectedness of the SDG-systems.

Current projects

The Effectiveness of Shareholder Engagement in the UK and Japan: This project analyses the aspects of the stewardship process between investors and investee companies, which determine the effectiveness of such engagements.

Other activities

Voluntary work as Director of the community interest company ‘Network for Sustainable Financial Markets’ (#NSFMNextGen)

Member of the executive steering committee of the British Accounting and Finance Association, Special Interest Group on Corporate Governance (BAFA SIGCG)



Biehl, C.F. and Macpherson, M.N. 2016. Bees and Accountability in Germany. In: Atkins, J. F. & Atkins B. (eds.) The Business of Bees. Greenleaf.

Biehl, C. F. and Atkins, J. F. 2015. Responsible Investment in the UK. In: Hoepner, A. G. F., Hebb, T. & Hawley, J. P. (eds.) Handbook for Responsible Investment. Routledge.

Biehl, C.F., Hoepner, A.G.F. and Liu, J. 2012. Social, Environmental, and Trust Issues in Business and Finance. Socially Responsible Investing. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.


Biehl, C.F. & Thamotheram, R., 2018, Long-Term Matters: What world are we creating by saving the world?, Investment & Pension Europe Magazine (September 2018)

Biehl, C.F., Buckley, N. and Sullivan, R., 2013. Building the Capacity of Investment Actors to use Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Information: Business Schools. Principles for Responsible Investment.