IMPACTathon 2021: Student teams delivering impact-oriented solutions to business challenges

Every year London Business School students gather to celebrate Social Impact week with an incredible speaker series, events and activities aimed at using our business skills for good. Capping off the week is the LBS Impact Consulting Club staple, the IMPACTathon. This 48-hour hackathon-style event challenges students to work with impact-oriented enterprises to tackle some…

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…

Wheeler Institute project team collaborates with Dharma Life to transform their model in response to COVID-19

You can see the last time we posted about this project was announcing the project here. COVID-19 has affected many people in many ways in 2020. Geric and I are very lucky that the biggest personal impact has been that our post MBA employment was delayed by six months. When this happened in May, I…