(UPCOMING EVENT) May Contain Lies: misinformation and bias with Alex Edmans

What are your biases and how are they being exploited? On Tuesday 18th June 2024, the Wheeler Institute for Business and Development will welcome Alex Edmans (Professor of Finance at London Business School) for an in-person discussion of his new book, May Contain Lies: How Stories, Statistics and Studies Exploit Our Biases – And What…

Africa on the Move: the Africa Business Summit 2024

Register now for the 22nd LBS Africa Business Club Summit, taking place on Saturday 29th June. We are delighted to support the Africa Business Summit, which has established itself as a leading forum in Europe for shaping an integrated and innovative perspective on Africa’s future. The Summit is a student-led initiative that attracts an audience…

An African History of Africa: In conversation with Zeinab Badawi

On Tuesday 14th May 2024 the Wheeler Institute welcomed Zeinab Badawi (award-winning broadcaster, journalist, and President of SOAS University of London) to London Business School to discuss her new book, An African History of Africa: From the Dawn of Humanity to Independence. The event was moderated by Elias Papaioannou (Professor of Economics at London Business School and Co-Academic…

Latin America’s Food Dilemma: Balancing the Global Crisis with Local Needs 

The world is facing a severe food crisis. The latest State of Food Security and Nutrition report stated that around 2.4 billion people across the planet faced moderate to severe food insecurity in 2022, including 900 million with severe food insecurity.1 Although the global hunger rates have stabilised since the COVID-19 crisis, they remain significantly…

Radha Basu: AI, iMerit, and the Power of Youth

The 2024 LBS Social Impact Club Conference concluded with a keynote on leveraging technology for social impact. Radha Basu (Founder and CEO of iMerit and co-founder of Anudip Foundation) shared her journey as a pioneer in the Indian software industry and a tech entrepreneur dedicated to addressing youth unemployment. Through iMerit and Anudip, Radha has…

Business and Gender Empowerment

On 17th May 2024 the Private Sector Development Research Network (PSDRN), in collaboration with The Wheeler Institute for Business and Development, hosted a thought-provoking seminar titled “Business and Gender Empowerment: Can Selling Make You More Resilient? Experimental Evidence from India.” Led by Iris Steenkamp (Assistant Professor of Marketing at Bocconi University and LBS PhD 2022)…

The Role of Corporates in Sustainability and Development 

Supported by the Wheeler Institute for Business and Development, the Social Impact Club at London Business School recently hosted ‘The Role of Corporates in Sustainability and Development’, a panel moderated by Elias Papaioannou (Professor of Economics at London Business School and Co-Academic Director of the Wheeler Institute) at the annual Social Impact Conference. The panel…

Feeding the future: new approaches to circular food processes

Organised by the LBS Social Impact Club, ‘Feeding the Future: ‘Meeting the 10 Billion Challenge’ welcomed Pär Larshans (Chief Sustainability Officer at Ragn Sells) to London Business School, to discuss sustainable food processes and inclusive employment. Pär is a leading voice in the global transition from focusing solely on waste management to pioneering efforts in…

The Evolution of India’s Digital Public Infrastructure

Last month, the Finance Club at London Business School hosted Mr. T. Rabi Sankar (Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India) to discuss the evolution of India’s digital public infrastructure in the context of global integration. Addressing Cross-Border Payment Challenges and India’s Digital Payments Infrastructure Paolo Surico (Professor of Economics at London Business School)…

In Focus: Amplifying Africa’s Growth Story

Where is the African ‘land of opportunity’ and how can businesses have an impact? ‘Our ambition is to become the number one black community for business school students across Europe,’ opened Ezzy Ndujiuba (Co-President of the Black in Business Club and MBA2024 at London Business School), as she welcomed guests to the inaugural LBS Black…