Climate standards and enterprise value

Scale and fintech in Africa – some hard questions

How many fintech companies in Africa have reached scale? Scale is often deemed a yardstick of success by investors, policy makers and practitioners. So we should be able to answer this question, however, this is not as simple as it may seem.

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Climate standards and enterprise value

Climate standards and enterprise value

Lucrezia Reichlin, Professor of Economics at LBS, will be joined by former Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney to discuss the guiding principles of international sustainability standards based on enterprise value. Co-hosted with the European Corporate Governance Institute.

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Rethinking Capitalism with Gita Gopinath

Rethinking Capitalism with Gita Gopinath

The pandemic has had drastic implications across the globe. Still, as industrial countries return to a sense of normalcy thanks to vaccinations, the reality for many emerging and developing economies is bleak. Gita Gopinath, Chief Economist at the International Monetary Fund and Professor of Economics at Harvard University, will join us to expand on these issues for the fourth event of our Rethinking Capitalism series.

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Education for all, occupational choice and business formation in Africa

Elias Papaioannou, Professor of Economics at London Business School (LBS), with his colleagues, Stellos Michalopoulous, Associate Professor of Economics at Brown University and Tosrten Figueiredo Walter, Assistant Professor of Economics at New York University Abu Dhabi is examining the success of school expenditure in terms of economic payoff in post-independence Africa. In a conversation with LBS Africa Club President, Themba Muchaneta, Professor Papaioannou expounds on the objectives of his research and discusses some of the preliminary findings.

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COVID-19: A beacon for international solidarity

Professors Esther Duflo and Abhijit Banerjee – who won the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty – discuss findings from their latest book “Good Economics for Hard Times” with Professor Elias Papaioannou, Co-Academic Director of the Wheeler Institute for Business and Development and Professor of Economics at London Business School.

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The economics of sex: why the Mexico City policy must be aborted to allow women to prosper

As 2021 takes shape and we celebrate the inauguration of the Joe Biden and his deputy, Kamala Harris, we can start to look back and critique many of the decisions of the Trump administration – an administration often described as tumultuous, and littered with rollbacks of rules and policies designed to protect Earth’s most vulnerable. […]

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