The Jaya Alliance, a movement to empower rural women in India, build skills and create livelihoods.
Category Archives: COVID-19 series
How has Dharma Life supported rural Indians in its response to COVID-19?
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 […]
Dharma Life’s Pivot: How a social enterprise is empowering women entrepreneurs and transforming its model in response to COVID-19
COVID-19 poses an immense threat to the people of rural India. This is the case both immediately as a health and wellbeing concern and in the longer term as development issues fail to progress due to a shift in focus and funding. Approximately 400 million people working in the informal economy in India are at risk of falling deeper into poverty due to this crisis. This devastating impact on livelihood could take the lives of more Indians than the disease itself.
“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.
Sir Andrew Likierman, Professor of Management Practice in Accounting, joins Raffaella Sadun, Professor of Business Administration in the Strategy Unit at Harvard Business School and Nicos Savva, Professor of Management Science and Operations at London Business School, to share best practice and reflect on the key lessons.
Rajesh Chandy, Co-Academic Director of the Wheeler Institute, hosted Andrea Galeotti, Professor of Economics at London Business School and Flavio Toxvaerd, Professor of Economics at the University of Cambridge and Alum of London Business School to discuss behavioural responses to COVID-19 in the UK and how it might shape future policy interventions. Key Takeaways: Using […]
Spotlight on the UK economy: A Wheeler Institute webinar series The measures taken after the 2008 financial crisis have protected the economy but how much can the UK take? Hélène Rey, Lord Raj Bagri Professor of Economics and Paolo Surico, Professor of Economics join Elias Papaioannou, Co-Academic Director of the Wheeler Institute, to consider some […]
Tony Wheeler, founder of the Lonely Planet, joined Professor Rajesh Chandy and George Looker, MBA2020 to discuss how the pandemic is impacting the travel sector and consider some of the long-term implications.
Julian Birkinshaw and John Van Reenen were hosted by Rajesh Chandy to discuss the implications of COVID-19 on firms in the UK, how to survive during the crisis, the actions required by management and how a company’s strategy might evolve as a result of the pandemic.