Virtual Learning for Improved Livelihoods: Lessons from Female Micro-Entrepreneurs

“Voice of the Village” a collaboration with Dharma Life, Siriti and the Wheeler Institute for Business and Development. The Voice of the Village is a series of conversations on issues that affect those living in rural communities in India – inviting a wide breadth of stakeholders to collaborate and build solutions together. The fourth event…

Climate Standards and Enterprise Value

This online event will discuss the guiding principles of international sustainability standards based on enterprise value where Lucrezia Reichlin, Professor of Economics at the London Business School, will be joined by the former Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney. Elias Papaioannou, co-Academic Director of the Wheeler Institute and Economics Professor at London Business School will host the discussion. The…

Health Equity: Implications for Developing and Developed Countries

It is simple and straightforward to make the moral argument that advanced economies should be providing vaccines and support to developing economies. What is more complex, is choosing the correct method of doing so, and demonstrating the positive economic impacts globally. The work of both Professor Sebnem Kalemli-Ozcan and Professor Kamalini Ramdas has aimed to…

Virtual learning for improved livelihoods: Lessons from female micro entrepreneurs

The use of digital technologies has substantially increased with the pandemic, serving as a lifeline for education, health, livelihood and so much more. Virtual learning has become a reality: one that extends to women in rural India. Join us as we bring together female entrepreneurs from rural India with technologists from Accenture and Amazon to…

Education for all, occupational choice and business formation in Africa

Elias Papaioannou, Professor of Economics at LBS, with his colleagues, Stelios Michalopoulos, Eastman Professor of Political Economy at Brown University and Torsten 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 MBA2021 LBS Africa Club President, Themba Muchaneta, Professor Papaioannou expounds on the objectives of his research and discusses some of the preliminary findings. His research was awarded funding from the Wheeler Institute during our biannual call for proposals.

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.

The power of purposeful business

How can companies prioritize purpose while balancing their responsibility to shareholders? This dilemma is heightened considering some of the world’s most serious challenges exist in developing countries where solutions are unlikely to be profitable in the short term. Is the trade-off between purpose and profit necessary, or is it possible for companies to achieve both?…