A reflective essay by Giri Kesavan, MBA student at London Business School, graduating in 2021. Hand washing. It’s the story of 2020. A phrase that was seldom used prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, a whole new dictionary of words has been introduced to our daily lives over the past six months. Of course, some countries…
“The pandemic will pass, but understanding and maximising the role that firms and business leaders can play in the developing world will remain a key objective throughout society”
My intention this Easter was to work as a Project Officer with the Wheeler Institute in Bachok District, north-east Malaysia, on an initiative with the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. I applied to this position eager to use my newly acquired skills from the London Business School MBA programme to support the launch of a humanitarian emergency field school.
Responsibility, not political expediency, should be at the core of the Government’s decision to merge the Foreign Office with the Department for International Development
Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s announcement that the Department for International Development (DFID) would be merged with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office has caused much concern about his Government’s priorities and how aid spending will change as a result of the merged department.
Looking back on the 2019/2020 academic year, it has been very encouraging to see the level of engagement around social impact at LBS. There are now over 2000 students and alumni involved in the Social Impact Club (SIC) and the club has delivered 40+ events this past year.