Trans-Atlantic Doctoral Conference 2023: Showcasing PhD Research

The annual Trans-Atlantic Doctoral Conference (TADC) provides a unique platform for doctoral students to showcase their research, engage in scholarly discussions, and forge valuable connections with their peers. Now in its 21st year and sponsored by the Wheeler Institute for Business and Development, the TADC 2023 made a return as an in-person event on the…

Religion and educational mobility in Africa: A landmark study published in ‘Nature’

Education has long been recognized as a key driver of development and empowerment in Africa. However, the impact of religion on educational mobility has remained a topic of concern and debate. In a landmark study published in Nature, called Religion and educational mobility in Africa, Elias Papaioannou, Alberto Alesina, Sebastian Hohmann, and Stelios Michalopoulos, supported…

Rethinking Capitalism: In Conversation with Daron Acemoglu

The Wheeler Institute at the London Business School was proud to host Daron Acemoglu for a presentation on his and Simon Johnson’s latest book, Power and Progress: Our Thousand-Year Struggle Over Technology and Prosperity, followed by a discussion with London Business School professor Andrew J Scott. The event, attended by more than 600 people in…

Delivering Impact in Challenging Economies: In Conversation with Jürgen Rigertink

The Wheeler Institute is inspired by the purpose and passion of our students, who are focused on applying innovative thinking in the area of business for development. We seek collaborations with student clubs that aim to reshape the way we think about business. The initiatives that we support allow students to apply their business skills…

Social Impact Conference: Closing the Loop – Fashion’s Sustainable and Circular Future

We live in a world where every business or brand associates or at least intends to associate itself with ‘sustainability’. A brief perusal of global carbon emissions will indicate that this is certainly not practicable, at least not yet. However, the intention to associate with more green initiatives and operations alludes to a global phenomenon…

In Conversation with Christos Stylianides: Understanding the global consequences of climate change

The Wheeler Institute for Business and Development were honoured to welcome Christos Stylianides, Minister for Climate Crisis and Civil Protection of Greece, for a discussion with Ioannis Ioannou, Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at LBS about the initiatives that are being undertaken for the prevention, preparedness and resilience of natural disaster management whilst offering…

Social Impact Conference: Addressing Energy Access in Emerging Markets

Access to energy in emerging markets has been a longstanding issue, with over 750 million people lacking access to reliable and affordable energy. To discuss this issue, London Business School’s Social Impact Conference brought together experts Amar Inamdar, Managing Director of Kawisafi Ventures; Nick Hughes, Founder of 4R digital and M-KOPA; and Katherine Owens, Associate…

Insights from IB & NP Speaker Series: Creating Social Value in an Ever-Changing Environment

In today’s ever-changing world, creating social value has become a vital aspect of our social and economic construct. Archana Srivatsan, Head of South and South-East Asia VC at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Joey Savoie, Co-Founder at Charity Entrepreneurship shared their insights on creating social value with Professor Rajesh Chandy at the IB…