An African History of Africa: In conversation with Zeinab Badawi

On Tuesday 14th May 2024 the Wheeler Institute welcomed Zeinab Badawi (award-winning broadcaster, journalist, and President of SOAS University of London) to London Business School to discuss her new book, An African History of Africa: From the Dawn of Humanity to Independence. The event was moderated by Elias Papaioannou (Professor of Economics at London Business School and Co-Academic…

Business and Gender Empowerment

On Friday 17th May, the Wheeler Institute hosted a Private Sector Development Research Network seminar on ‘Business and Gender Empowerment: Can Selling Make You More Resilient? Experimental Evidence from India’. About the seminar The research discussed during this seminar was ‘Can Selling Make You More Resilient? Experimental Evidence from India’, which aims to determine how…

The Role of Corporates in Sustainability and Development 

Supported by the Wheeler Institute for Business and Development, the Social Impact Club at London Business School recently hosted ‘The Role of Corporates in Sustainability and Development’, a panel moderated by Elias Papaioannou (Professor of Economics at London Business School and Co-Academic Director of the Wheeler Institute) at the annual Social Impact Conference. The panel…

Feeding the future: new approaches to circular food processes

Organised by the LBS Social Impact Club, ‘Feeding the Future: ‘Meeting the 10 Billion Challenge’ welcomed Pär Larshans (Chief Sustainability Officer at Ragn Sells) to London Business School, to discuss sustainable food processes and inclusive employment. Pär is a leading voice in the global transition from focusing solely on waste management to pioneering efforts in…

The Evolution of India’s Digital Public Infrastructure

Last month, the Finance Club at London Business School hosted Mr. T. Rabi Sankar (Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India) to discuss the evolution of India’s digital public infrastructure in the context of global integration. Addressing Cross-Border Payment Challenges and India’s Digital Payments Infrastructure Paolo Surico (Professor of Economics at London Business School)…

Gender Discrimination in Access to Capital: Experimental Evidence from Ethiopian SGBs

Last week, Private Sector Development Research Network (PSDRN) hosted a seminar on results gathered from an experiment ran in Ethiopia covering evidence of gender discrimination. Dr Shanthi Manian, Assistant Professor at Washington State University led the presentation based on the findings of her research paper ‘Discrimination and Access to Capital: Experimental Evidence from Ethiopia’, co-written…

How do we change the way we age? The Longevity Imperative by Andrew J. Scott

How will you live an evergreen life? On 19th March this question reverberated around London Business School at our recent event, ‘The Longevity Imperative by Andrew J. Scott’. The event marked the launch of Professor Scott (Professor of Economics at London Business School)’s new book: The Longevity Imperative: Building a Better Society for Healthier, Longer Lives.  The…

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…

Introducing Goonj.., the NGO changing conversations and lives in rural India

On 22nd October 2023, the Wheeler Institute for Business and Development was delighted to welcome Goonj for ‘Chaupal’, their annual no agenda conversation on campus.  Founded by Anshu and Meenakshi Gupta in 1999, Goonj embodies a clear mission: to preserve the dignity and strength of India’s most vulnerable communities. It is one of the leading…

Sustainable Business: New Climate Standards for Africa

In November 2023, the Wheeler Institute for Business and Development in conjunction with the International Financial Reporting Standards Foundation (IFRS) hosted a four-part virtual lecture series that delved into the importance of new climate standards for business, with a particular focus on the African continent. In 2021 during COP26 in Glasgow, the Trustees of the IFRS…