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Patricia Hein

Assistant Professor, Sustainability

Patricia Hein

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Patricia Helena Hein is an Assistant Professor of Sustainability at the Ivey Business School. Her research focuses on the interplay of organizations and society. Specifically, Patricia explores how organizations may perpetuate pressing societal issues – such as inequality or climate change – but also how they can bring about societal change. In addition, she focuses on sustainable finance and impact investing. Prior to pursuing an academic career, Patricia worked in asset management for more than a decade. Most recently, she was an Executive Director at Goldman Sachs, advising clients on equity, fixed income, and alternative investments.  


  • Ph.D. (Dr. rer. pol.), Business Administration – EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht, Germany
  • M.Phil., Innovation, Strategy and Organisation – University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • B.Sc., Business Administration (Hons.) – University of Groningen, Netherlands

Recent Refereed Articles

  • Hein, P. H.; Ansari, S., 2023, "How Managers Can Dismantle Benevolent Marginalization", Harvard Business Review
  • Hein, P. H.; Ansari, S., 2022, "From Sheltered to Included: The Emancipation of Disabled Workers from Benevolent Marginalization", Academy of Management Journal, June 65(3): 749 - 783.

For more publications please see our Research Database

Honours & Awards

  • Hein, P. H. “The Invisible Working Class: Uncovering and Addressing Invisible Marginalization in Organizations” SSHRC Insight Development Grant. Awarded 2023. (Principal Investigator)
  • Finalist, Outstanding Publication in OB (Organizational Behavior) Academy of Management 2023
  • Winner, Wolfgang Ritter Dissertation Award 2023
  • Responsible Research in Business & Management Honor Roll 2022
  • Winner, EGOS Best Paper Award 2021
  • Winner, EGOS Best Student Paper Award 2020
  • Top 3 Finalist, EGOS Best Paper Award 2020
  • German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung), GER
  • Whittaker Scholarship, Christ’s College, University of Cambridge, UK


  • Vice President, Goldman Sachs, Asset Management, Sales (2019–2022)
  • Associate, Goldman Sachs, Asset Management, Sales (2016–2018)
  • Analyst, Goldman Sachs, Asset Management, Sales (2013–2016)

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