Yuxia (Sarine) Zou

Yuxia (Sarine) Zou.

PhD Candidate

BA&BBM(Dual) (Guangdong University of Foreign Studies), BCom (Hons) (University of Queensland), MPhil (University of Cambridge)

Research topic

Essays in Corporate Stewardship


Yuxia (pronounced as “yu-shia”) is a PhD candidate in Accounting at Cambridge Judge Business School and a Benavitch Scholar at St Catharine’s College, University of Cambridge. Yuxia is passionate about promoting responsible and sustainable business by means of accounting. She is currently researching on how organisations measure, manage and report their environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance.

Prior to joining the PhD programme, Yuxia earned a MPhil (Finance) from University of Cambridge, a BCom (Hon I) with a University Medal and a Future Leader Prize from University of Queensland, a BA (English) and BBM (International Business) with a Best Thesis Award from Guangdong University of Foreign Studies.

Yuxia has been teaching undergraduate and postgraduate accounting and finance since 2016. She has industry experience in international trade as well as financial consulting.

Since 2020, Yuxia has been a visiting PhD researcher at United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) to research on disclosures of responsible investment. From October 2022, Yuxia has also been appointed as a Research Fellow at PRI to help bridge the gap between academics and practitioners in responsible investment.  

Yuxia has an informal name “Sarine”, which is the combination of her name’s meaning in English (“yu” for rain and “xia” for summer). Visit Yuxia’s website for further information about her and her research.

Research interests

Corporate social responsibility; sustainable and responsible investment; corporate governance; incentive contracts; capital markets; natural language processing.

Yuxia (Sarine) Zou is a member of the Accounting subject group.

Year of entry



Professor Alan Jagolinzer



Contact details

Yuxia (Sarine) Zou
Cambridge Judge Business School
University of Cambridge
Trumpington Street
Cambridge CB2 1AG

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