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I am Professor Atul K Shah

Globally renowned expert advisor and broadcaster on culture, accounting, finance, business ethics, holistic education and leadership

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Having a Doctorate from the London School of Economics, Professor Atul Shah is a creative pioneer in the fields of accounting, finance, leadership and diversity. He brings wide global experience and an active listening approach to business challenges, with a speaking eloquence which enthrals his students and audience, and a voice which has often been broadcast on the BBC. As author of pioneering books on banking, accounting and ethical finance, the knowledge and experience he brings is very timely for a society and planet facing a sustainability crisis. Professor Shah is inclusive and engaging in meetings, and has a wide global leadership relationship network which can be very helpful to businesses charting diverse horizons and seeking creative solutions. Photos: Courtesy of Meheer Shah

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  • Dr. Hedley Swain

    Atul is an extremely creative individual with high cultural sensitivity and an extraordinary ability to communicate and connect with people from all walks of life. A true multicultural, and a delightful, personable individual who gets things done.

    Dr. Hedley Swain

    Director (CEO), Brighton Pavillion

  • Sally Shaw MBE

    Atul is a joy to work with and a completely inspirational leader. He has helped me grow and develop as an individual and a professional and has handled this sensitive role with great care and integrity.

    Sally Shaw MBE

    Director, Firstsite

  • Ian Fraser

    Atul is a star. The talk he gave on the reasons for the failure of HBOS at the University of Edinburgh Business School, titled "Rogue Theory or Rogue Bank", was one of the most impressive and enlightening post mortems on the drivers of the UK banking crisis that I've attended.

    Ian Fraser

    Bestselling Author of ‘Shredded – Insider RBS, the Bank that broke Britain.’

  • Professor Lawrence Gordon

    Professor Atul Shah was a colleague of mine at the University of Maryland (USA) several years ago. He is very bright, hard working and an excellent teacher. In addition, he is a creative and thorough researcher. More generally, Professor Shah was a wonderful overall colleague! Indeed, I would welcome the opportunity to work with him again.

    Professor Lawrence Gordon

    Smith School of Business,
    University of Maryland

  • Dr. Binna Kandola

    Atul is a passionate and committed advocate of diversity. His work is epitomised by original thinking, intelligence and honesty.

    Dr. Binna Kandola

    Business Psychologist and
    Author, Pearn Kandola

  • Kristine Pommert

    I have known Prof. Atul Shah for many years and am extremely grateful for all he did to introduce me to the Jain diaspora and its followers in the UK, and facilitate some excellent BBC programmes on this little-known faith.

    Kristine Pommert

    former BBC World Service Producer

  • Barbara Gardner

    Diverse Ethics has added real value to the RSPCA and I would recommend Prof. Atul Shah and Diverse Ethics Ltd to any organisation that needs to expand its reach.

    Barbara Gardner

    RSPCA Trustee

  • Dr Ann Limb CBE

    Dr Atul Shah is a man of great spirit, enthusiasm and integrity.

    Dr Ann Limb CBE

    DL

  • Roy Clare CBE

    Dr Shah has been an energetic and enthusiastic Non-Executive Director of the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council, where he has added considerable value through his ethical approaches to leadership.

    Roy Clare CBE

    DL

  • Lord Prem Sikka

    Professor Atul K. Shah is very articulate, a cultural visionary and author of several pioneering books on ethical accounting and finance. His thinking, research and advice is transformational for Universities and Organisations who seek to embrace sustainable development.

    Lord Prem Sikka

    UK House of Lords

  • Mira Kamdar

    Atul is an extremely creative individual with high cultural sensitivity and an extraordinary ability to communicate and connect with people from all walks of life.

    Mira Kamdar

    Writer, New York Times and The Atlantic

  • Dr. Lynne Sedgmore CBE

    I have known and admired Atul for over ten years. He is a dedicated professional with a wide range of leadership, financial, research and teaching experience. His work on diversity and inclusion is exemplary. He brings an ethical, wise, profound and innovative approach to the world of finance. Atul is exactly the kind of pioneering spirit the world needs right now - both challenger and refresher of our outdated paradigms.

    Dr Lynne Sedgmore CBE

    Education pioneer, Leadership Coach, Author

  • Professor Inderjeet Parmar

    Ever since joining City, University of London Atul has been a generous colleague, producing prize winning research, supporting colleagues and representing us authoritatively in global media like the BBC and Financial Times. His work on cultural political economy is pioneering and highly relevant for our divided and unequal times. Atul has also always been focused on our students’ learning and personal development.

Research Publications by Prof Atul K. Shah

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Reinventing Accounting and Finance Education

For a Caring, Inclusive and Sustainable Planet. An exceptional vision for reform of a multi-billion dollar industry which places culture & ethics at the centre


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HBOS Book

'Pioneering forensic analysis of the largest cultural & political fiasco in British history'.


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Jainism & Ethical Finance

'Timeless Wisdom on sustainable business and finance'


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Inclusive and Sustainable Finance - Leadership, Ethics and Culture - True Stories from a Diverse World

‘Inclusive Finance’ draws upon diverse wisdom traditions and their current living business practices to show that not only is another world possible, it is actually hiding in plain sight.


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How We Can Help

Public Speaking

Bespoke inspirational lectures for professional audiences on topics such as Ethical Accounting & Finance, Holistic Business Education, Sustainable Business, Inclusive Leadership, Benefits of Boardroom Diversity, Cultural Wisdom in Leadership, Talent Development, Understanding the Nature and Limits of Money. Testimonial “Atul is a star. The talk he gave on the reasons for the failure of HBOS […]

Boardroom Advisory

Guidance to leaders and Boards on harnessing cultural diversity for organizational growth. Testimonial Dr Shah has been an energetic and enthusiastic Non-Executive Director of the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council, where he has added considerable value through his ethical approaches to leadership. Committed to the principles and practice of diversity, Dr Shah has inspired many […]

Leadership Dialogues

LEADERSHIP EQUALITY  DIALOGUES – A POSITIVE WAY FORWARD The social enterprise Diverse Ethics has demonstrated significant leadership about diversity in the workplace, examples of which are: Thought leadership (through our books ‘Celebrating Diversity’, ‘Many-Sided Wisdom’ and ‘Social Cohesion’). Innovative Leadership Training through Guided Culture Tours and Cultivating a Borderless Mind. Development of the unique media […]

Borderless Mind

We live in a world of open access to information, significant opportunities for travel, and the huge possibilities for expanding our personal horizons, mentally and physically. However, prejudice and the related costs for organisations, cease to abate. This is because there are borders in the mind, created by up-bringing, education, teachers, faith,  media, and these often […]

Community Engagement Toolkit

n a Big Society, communities are central to making things happen. And fortunately, there are communities of various sizes and shapes all over Britain. From the Boy Scouts to the Evangelical Christians or the Sikhs and the Yoga School, these communities every day bring people together and inspire them to lead a better, healthier and more ethical life. […]

Research Reports

Authoritative professional reports on cultural inclusion, ethical finance, morality in business, harnessing entrepreneurial talent, media diversity, leadership training and education Example for MAZARS and NHS Leadership Academy: https://www.leadershipacademy.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/NHSLeadership-BoardDevelopment-BoardroomDiversity-AnOpportunity-2012.pdf?29a19a Testimonial Professor Atul K. Shah is very articulate, a cultural visionary and author of several pioneering books on ethical accounting and finance. His thinking, research and advice […]

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SUSTAINABLE FINANCE – PIONEERING NEW RESEARCH

OVERVIEW Instead of being a means to an end, finance has become an end in itself. Leaders think and behave in exclusive, selfish and unsustainable ways. Experts profit from the science and education, often at the expense of soul, society and nature. Techniques of finance have covered up the greed and selfishness that have devastated […]

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