BMBW Forum: Economic and Social Empowerment

*Register for our upcoming forum on 28 July on Prosocial Giving. The second of four forums hosted by Better Marketing for a Better World, in conjunction with the Wheeler Institute, featured three articles from the Special Issue addressing Economic & Social Empowerment. In the first hour, the authors discussed their inspiration for their research, the…

Is there a science to scale? Launch of the DigitalxScale website and report

Nearly 15 years ago, M-PESA launched as one of the world’s first mobile money payment systems – catalysing business growth and banking those otherwise excluded from formal financial institutions. Today more than 700 fintech companies operate across the African continent. Collectively, these fintech companies have created digital payment infrastructures that help businesses and individuals overcome…

Dharma Life facilitates rural India to face challenges of COVID-19

The Covid-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented impact around the globe. The situation in India has been devastating, with the healthcare system close to collapse under the strain of thousands of people requiring medical attention. This devastation has been particularly tough for India’s rural population where shortages in doctors, hospital beds and medical equipment have…

Climate Standards and Enterprise Value

In a conversation moderated by Elias Papaioannou,co-Academic Director of the Wheeler Institute, Mark Carney – UK Prime Minister’s Finance Adviser for COP26 and UN Special Envoy for Climate Action and Finance and former Governor of the Bank of England – and Lucrezia Reichlin – Professor of Economics at the London Business School and Chair of…

Virtual Learning for Improved Livelihoods: Lessons from Female Micro-Entrepreneurs

“Voice of the Village” a collaboration with Dharma Life, Siriti and the Wheeler Institute for Business and Development. The Voice of the Village is a series of conversations on issues that affect those living in rural communities in India – inviting a wide breadth of stakeholders to collaborate and build solutions together. The fourth event…

Climate Standards and Enterprise Value

This online event will discuss the guiding principles of international sustainability standards based on enterprise value where Lucrezia Reichlin, Professor of Economics at the London Business School, will be joined by the former Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney. Elias Papaioannou, co-Academic Director of the Wheeler Institute and Economics Professor at London Business School will host the discussion. The…

Health Equity: Implications for Developing and Developed Countries

It is simple and straightforward to make the moral argument that advanced economies should be providing vaccines and support to developing economies. What is more complex, is choosing the correct method of doing so, and demonstrating the positive economic impacts globally. The work of both Professor Sebnem Kalemli-Ozcan and Professor Kamalini Ramdas has aimed to…

Scale and fintech in Africa – some hard questions

Do we know how many African fintech companies have reached scale? Scale is often deemed a yardstick of success by investors, policy makers and practitioners. So it follows that we should be able to answer this question, right? However, this is not as simple as it may seem. There is established knowledge in academia on…