Category Archives: Student-led initiatives

How to design an engagement strategy and add value to donors

Rafael Piedade (MiM2021), Vincenz Mautner-Markhof (MFA2021), Khyati Narula (MiM2021), Yixun Sun (MiM2021) During this year we had the opportunity to work in team for Project Aasha, an impact consulting project in collaboration with Labhya Foundation, an NGO, which aims to enable children to cope with the ill-effects of poverty and to become lifelong learners through […]

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Project Aasha – Doing business for good

Project Aasha is an annual recurrence for London Business School’s early career students. Originally founded four years ago, Aasha provides students with the opportunity to work as pro-bono consultants for Indian organizations (known internally as changemakers) that work to positively affect local communities in India. For students, it is a strong opportunity to try out […]

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ACCEL Awards 2021: The Future Unicorns Changing Africa’s Economy

This year, the Wheeler Institute for Business and Development sponsored the ACCEL Awards, an annual business start-up contest organised by the London Business School’s Africa Club in collaboration with the Club Alumni and Corporate Partners including FTSE 100 companies, venture capital firms, entrepreneurship incubators and media companies. The LBS Africa Club and the ACCEL Awards […]

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Driving social and economic change in Africa through gender-inclusive financing

London Business School’s 2021 Social Impact Conference invited Esther Dassanou, Manager at Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa, African Development Bank Group (AFAWA), Oluseun Onasoga, Executive director at Access Bank Rwanda and Mbabazi Zakhia, Entrepreneur – managing director at Prime Bakery and Cafe, to a panel discussion moderated by Iris Steenkamp, PhD student in […]

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LBS SOCIAL IMPACT CLUB: YEAR-IN-REVIEW

Colleen Garrehy and Tina Pan, Co-Presidents of the Social Impact Club at London Business School, reflect on the club’s learnings in the past year.   Our LBS Social Impact Club forged a dynamic presence in a year of Zoom.   During an unpredictable year, the Social Impact Club found creative solutions to deliver high quality experiences to the London Business School (LBS) community. As a club of 60 executive committee members, we […]

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Enablers for an inclusive pan-African success story

The 2021 Africa Business Summit – Re-thinking the way forward: Toward sustainable growth – sought to explore how Africa can maximise growth opportunities, as well as highlight key enablers for sustainable recovery and inclusive growth. The panel invited – Dr. Nick Hughes, co-founder, M-PESA and M-KOPA, Tolu Agunbiade, Regional Director, ALX, Dr. Sahar Nasr, former […]

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