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Lauren Kaufmann

Assistant Professor of Business Administration


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Education: B.A., University of Pennsylvania; M.Sc., The London School of Economics and Political Science; Ph.D., The Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania

Assistant Professor Lauren Kaufmann teaches first-year Business Ethics in Darden’s full time and part time MBA programs, as well as second-year elective Feminist Business Ethics. Her research focuses on how mission-driven firms organize and thrive in addressing grand social and environmental challenges. She has collaborated with impact investing funds, philanthropic foundations, and consulting firms in her research on social impact, impact investing, and gender. Her scholarly work has been published in Business Ethics Quarterly and the Academy of Management Review. 

Prior to joining Darden, Lauren earned her PhD at Wharton. Previously, she worked at a conservation-focused asset management firm and at a nonprofit think tank, where she conducted research on gender equity investing.

Currently, Lauren serves on the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee of the Society for Business Ethics. In addition to her appointment at Darden, she is an affiliated faculty member in the Women, Gender & Sexuality Department at UVA.