(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…

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…

Business and Gender Empowerment

On Friday 17th May, the Wheeler Institute hosted a Private Sector Development Research Network seminar on ‘Business and Gender Empowerment: Can Selling Make You More Resilient? Experimental Evidence from India’. About the seminar The research discussed during this seminar was ‘Can Selling Make You More Resilient? Experimental Evidence from India’, which aims to determine how…

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…

International Women’s Day Spotlight: Chinemelu Okafor

As part of our International Women’s Day campaign, we interviewed Chinemelu Okafor, PhD candidate at Harvard University, and research collaborator with the Wheeler Institute. As a Nigerian American woman, Chinemelu Okafor’s journey has been marked by the convergence of multiple identities – her womanhood, race, and ethnicity. With an unwavering determination to unraveling the intricacies…