Lucrezia Nava


 Lucrezia joined the University of Cambridge Judge Business School as a Research Associate to support a European Union funded project aiming at assessing the realistic potential of negative emissions technologies and practices, with a focus on investigating the stakeholders’ perceptions about these solutions. She is also a Research Associate at Hughes Hall college at the University of Cambridge.


She holds undergraduate and Masters’ degrees inManagement and International Management from Bocconi University in Milan and CEMS Master in International Management and she completed her PhD in Management Sciences at Esade Business School in Barcelona, in the department of Society, Politics and Sustainability. 


In her PhD, Lucrezia studied how organisational members interpret and respond to the natural environmental stimuli such as climate change or natural disasters, using both qualitative and quantitative methods. Her study contexts have been cocoa producers in Brazil and Japanese companies.


Post-Doctoral Research Associate (Energy Policy Research Group)


Project: NEGEM (Horizon 2020), Quantifying and Deploying Responsible Negative Emissions. The aim of this project is to inform policy making by assessing the realistic potential of Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) and its contribution to achieving climate neutrality. The project is highly interdisciplinary and carried out by a consortium of 16 partners, with the support of the EU Horizon 2020 Program funds.


Role: to conduct original analysis of the political economy of CDR technologies in comparative context, to examine social license to operate of different CDR technologies through surveys, interviews, text analysis of reports, expert elicitations and workshops with experimental design involving NGOs, government representatives, and companies in the energy and agroforestry sectors, to explore the framing of different CDR technologies, to understand the political limitations on scaling up of different configurations, to design realistic CDR deployment scenarios working closely with other partners in the project.


HUGHES HALL (UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE) Cambridge, UK, Sep 2021 – Feb 2023

 Research Fellow

Academic Positions



ESADE Business School,

PhD in Management Sciences                              

Barcelona, Spain, Sep 2018 – June 2021

Grade: Excellent cum laude, thesis nominated for the URL Extraordinary Doctorate Award

  PhD Thesis: Organizations in Nature: How Nature affects Organizational Practices

  PhD Supervisors: Maja Tampe (Esade Business School, Barcelona), Kenichi Matsuno (Babson College, Massachusetts)

Visiting Researcher at Babson College, Babson Park, MA                                          

Babson Park, MA, Aug 2019 - Nov 2019 

ESADE Business School,

Master of Research in Management Sciences                

Barcelona, Spain, Sep 2017 – Oct 2018

Competitive Grant: Ermenegildo Zegna Scholarship 


Master in International Management              

Spain, Italy, India, Poland, Austria, Sep 2015 – Nov 2017    


Master of Sciences in International Management            

Milan, Italy, Sep 2014 – Apr 2017  
Graduated cum Laude


Bachelor in Economics, Management and Finance                  

Milan, Italy, Sep 2011 – Oct 2014 
cum Laude
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA CRUZ, Exchange Program                 

Santa Cruz, California, Sep – Dec 2013