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…

From Vision to Reality: EdTech Challenges in Latin America and Southeast Asia 

Bett 2024 was a landmark education conference that brought together educators and policymakers from across the globe, to share insights into integrating educational technology (EdTech) in diverse landscapes. Juliana Escobar Díaz (LBS MBA2025, and Wheeler Institute intern) reports. Bett’s Global Future series featured a range of speakers from the United Kingdom, United States, Latin America,…

From Access to Excellence: Transforming India’s Education Through EdTech and Personalised Adaptive Learning

India’s education landscape faces the critical challenge of improving learning outcomes. Embracing Education Technology (EdTech), particularly Personalised Adaptive Learning, may be the solution. The Indian education landscape With over 1.5 million schools and 260 million students,[1] India has one of the largest and most complex education systems in the world. Through effective public policy, such…

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…

Financial Inclusion in Latin America: A Focus on Women and the Potential of FinTech

How is new tech changing business in Latin America? Cristina Gamboa Peralta (London Business School, MBA2025) reports. The terms ‘sustainability’, ‘financial inclusion’, ‘social mobility’, and ‘value creation’ have permeated the vocabulary of business. People are driven not just by personal success but by the desire to make a positive impact. This mindset has transcended academia,…

What can finance take away from COP28?  

How might COP28 impact global finance? Last week, the Wheeler Institute for Business and Development hosted ‘COP28 debrief breakfast: what can finance take away from COP28?’, in collaboration with ESG Book and the Climate Bonds Initiative, to explore some possible answers. Characterised by a sense of urgency and a challenging economic environment, COP28 marked a…

Retail Renaissance: Navigating the Future of Sustainable Shopping

On a trip to Shanghai a couple of years ago, I stumbled upon a grocery store called “Hema” when looking up robot restaurants. More than a typical grocery store, Hema represents the future of retail. Your smartphone acts as a shopping guide: scanning items, providing product details, and managing payments. The store seamlessly combines online…

Delivering Impact in Challenging Economies: In Conversation with Jürgen Rigertink

The Wheeler Institute is inspired by the purpose and passion of our students, who are focused on applying innovative thinking in the area of business for development. We seek collaborations with student clubs that aim to reshape the way we think about business. The initiatives that we support allow students to apply their business skills…