International Women’s Day Spotlight: Chinemelu Okafor

As part of our International Women’s Day campaign, we interviewed Chinemelu Okafor, PhD candidate at Harvard University, and research collaborator with the Wheeler Institute. As a Nigerian American woman, Chinemelu Okafor’s journey has been marked by the convergence of multiple identities – her womanhood, race, and ethnicity. With an unwavering determination to unraveling the intricacies…

EQUALL conference 2024: A Seat at Every Table  

The Women in Business Club at London Business School hosted the 24th annual EQUALL conference, ‘A Seat at Every Table’. The conference brought together leaders and allies from various sectors to share insights into the unique challenges and opportunities women face. The conference aimed to inspire and provide practical strategies, featuring a range of keynotes…

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…

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…

Shared Appointments Research Project Recognised in the Financial Times

Congratulations to Nazlı Sönmez (Assistant Professor of Management Science at ESMT Berlin, and London Business School PhD alumna), whose Wheeler Institute-funded research on shared medical appointments has been highly commended in The Financial Times’ research awards. The awards acknowledge research that addresses vital and sometimes overlooked societal and environmental issues. ‘Evidence from the First Shared Medical Appointments (SMAs) Randomised Controlled…

Mind The Gap: A Meta-Analysis of the Impact of Infrastructure on Global Development

What is the causal effectiveness of large-scale infrastructure development in poverty reduction? On Friday 19th January, British International Investment (BII) hosted the latest Private Sector Development Research Network (PSDRN) seminar on ‘The Impact of Infrastructure on Development Outcomes’. What insights do policy makers require in designing interventions that maximise the developmental impact of infrastructure? What…

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…