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)…

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…

EQUALL conference 2024: A Seat at Every Table  

The Women in Business Club at London Business School hosted the 24th annual EQUALL conference, ‘A Seat at Every Table’. The conference brought together leaders and allies from various sectors to share insights into the unique challenges and opportunities women face. The conference aimed to inspire and provide practical strategies, featuring a range of keynotes…

Embracing Diversity: Beyond the Business Case

The business case for enhancing organisational diversity has never been more prominent. Pritika Bathija, MBA2024 writes as part of Wheeler’s International Women’s Day Campaign. As businesses strive to navigate the complexities of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), it becomes evident that a thoughtful, multi-faceted strategy is necessary—one that goes beyond numbers to genuinely embrace and celebrate…

Is EdTech enough for the educational future in Latin America?

In the final part to our EdTech series, Cristina Gamboa Peralta, LBS MBA2025, investigates the limitations of technology for development in the Latin American education sector. Educational technology (EdTech) has the power to transform Latin America and the Caribbean, home to more than 180 million students in 33 countries, and 300 million professionals aiming to…

How do we change the way we age? The Longevity Imperative by Andrew J. Scott

How will you live an evergreen life? On 19th March this question reverberated around London Business School at our recent event, ‘The Longevity Imperative by Andrew J. Scott’. The event marked the launch of Professor Scott (Professor of Economics at London Business School)’s new book: The Longevity Imperative: Building a Better Society for Healthier, Longer Lives.  The…

Mind The Gap: A Meta-Analysis of the Impact of Infrastructure on Global Development

What is the causal effectiveness of large-scale infrastructure development in poverty reduction? On Friday 19th January, British International Investment (BII) hosted the latest Private Sector Development Research Network (PSDRN) seminar on ‘The Impact of Infrastructure on Development Outcomes’. What insights do policy makers require in designing interventions that maximise the developmental impact of infrastructure? What…

What does the Wheeler Institute’s DL Labs internship look like?

Former intern Chris Wright (LBS MBA 2023) reports on his five months travelling across the Indian subcontinent as a DL Labs intern. From conducting research on-the-ground to liaising with high profile entrepreneurs, here’s how the experience informed his understanding of social enterprises. Dharma Life is an NGO driving progress through a network of 17,000 rural…