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Role: Junior Research Fellow


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Rita Mota is the Intesa Sanpaolo Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Corporate Reputation. She completed her PhD in Law at King’s College London. Her thesis focused on the interaction between international investment and human rights, with a focus on corporate social responsibility and investor-state dispute settlement. In her free time, Rita works with the Global Legal Action Network (GLAN), a non-profit organisation made up of lawyers and investigative journalists, which aims to use law innovatively to promote human rights. Her main current project in this area is a climate change legal action.

Research interests

Rita is working with Professor Alan Morrison, Professor of Law and Finance at Saïd Business School, on business ethics, law and reputation. She is particularly interested in the human rights obligations of businesses, corporate moral agency, the ethics of corporate communications, and moral learning in organisations. She is also conducting research on the moral obligations of platform organisations, such as social media platforms.


Rita has taught visiting students at LMH (Business Ethics), co-taught EMBA students at SBS (Governance and Ethics), and been a guest lecturer on Business and Human Rights as part of the MBA/MFE Governance and Ethics module. She also taught a module on Reputation and Responsible Business at Católica Global School of Law (Lisbon).