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When business makes a difference: India, Covid-19 and why it matters to us all

Better Marketing for a Better World forums

The aim of the Better Marketing for a Better World (BMBW) initiative is to build community and support the development and dissemination of knowledge on how marketing can improve lives, sustain livelihoods, strengthen societies and benefit the world at large.

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When business makes a difference: India, Covid-19 and why it matters to us all

When business makes a difference: India, Covid-19 and why it matters to us all

Through a moderated conversation we discussed how business can play a role in responding to the social and economic challenges created by Covid-19.

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Launch of DigitalxScale research report and website

Launch of DigitalxScale research report and website

In the past 18 months our research team have collaborated with the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development office (FCDO) on a research programme that has developed insights on the incidence and drivers of scale based on the largest database of fintech firms so far in Africa.

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Leaders must take a responsible approach during COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19 is a test of an organisation’s purpose, resilience and the values of its leaders; this is even more profound and challenging for firms operating in emerging markets. Amit Mehra, Managing Director of Growth, Strategy, Innovation at Accenture joins Rajesh Chandy in conversation to discuss a systematic approach to growth, the advantage of digital tools and opportunity for developing countries.

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The Wheeler Institute COVID-19 series: Exploring the impact of a pandemic on developing countries

We are seeking to understand, illuminate and offer solutions to the challenges created by COVID-19. Through the Wheeler Institute COVID-19 series, we want to identify the role of business in addressing these challenges, with a focus on the implications and actions for those in developing countries. 

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Workshop: Geospatial Analytics for Business

With: Giorgio Chiovelli and Sebastian Hohmann When: 19-20 March 2020 / 12:30 – 15:30 & 09:30 – 15:30 This non-for credit workshop introduced LBS degree programme students to Geographic Information System (GIS) methods and its application in business. The workshop placed emphasis on “doing GIS” for business – i.e., to capture and analyse any spatial data to inform business decision; visualize spatial pattern […]

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Workshop: Introduction to GIS Methods in Business Research

With: Giorgio Chiovelli and Sebastian Hohmann When: 16-18 March 2020 / 16:00 – 20:00 This non-for credit three-day course introduced researchers in Economics and related disciplines to Geographic Information System (GIS) methods. A highly demanded annual series, this course was the Wheeler Institute’s first ever teaching session on zoom that connected LBS PhD students and faculty with the University […]

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December 2019: Launch of the Africa List Business Barometer

In the largest survey of its kind, The Africa List Business Barometer reveals a high degree of confidence in the business environment across Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Ethiopia, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia, despite ongoing challenges. Produced by The Africa List, a membership community of Africa’s rising private sector leaders, and developed in partnership with The Wheeler […]

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Business and Fragile States

State fragility drives some of the biggest problems in our world today: extreme poverty, mass migration, terrorism, trafficking, and more. Why are some countries ‘fragile’, chronically affected by insecurity and political and economic instability? How can private initiatives contribute to better outcomes? On 8 and 9 October, 2019 the Wheeler Institute for Business and Development […]

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AI for Sustainable Development – In Conversation with Ángel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General

“To realise the full potential of this promising technology, we need one critical ingredient. That critical ingredient is trust. And to build trust we need human-centred artificial intelligence that fosters sustainable development and inclusive human progress – and I stress the word inclusive,” he said.  Artificial Intelligence has the potential to transform our lives – […]

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