In Conversation with Sergei Guriev: Spin Dictators and Rising Tensions with Russia

Sergei Guriev, Provost and Professor of Economics, Sciences Po, recently joined Elias Papaioannou, Professor of Economics at London Business School and Co-Academic Director of the Wheeler Institute for Business and Development, to discuss his latest book ‘Spin Dictators: The Changing Face of Tyranny in the 21st Century’ and the conflict in Ukraine, the political environment…

I-Venture @ ISB London Conference 2022: Building the India-UK Startup Corridor

I-Venture @ISB with the support of the Wheeler Institute for Business and Development at London Business School hosted last week’s London Conference 2022: Building the India-UK Startup Corridor, aimed at fostering collaboration between two leading startup ecosystems – India and the UK. The conference brought together founding teams and key members of the ecosystems in…

How to Fund Sustainable Growth in Africa with Bill Winters, CEO of Standard Chartered

A recent event of the Royal African Society (RAS) and Standard Chartered saw Bill Winters, CEO of Standard Chartered, in conversation with Arunma Oteh, OON, Chair of the RAS, about how to fund sustainable growth in Africa. The event was supported by the Wheeler Institute and the LBS Africa Club. Africa’s massive financing gap The…

COP15: Challenges and Opportunities in Mobilising the Private Sector

COP15: Challenges and Opportunities in Mobilising the Private Sector A London Business School webinar part of the Business Schools for Climate Leadership initiative. Scientific evidence shows that climate change is unequivocally caused by human activity and its effects are noticeable across the world. Addressing this emergency will require radical changes in our use of land…

Rethinking Capitalism with Oded Galor

Oded Galor, Herbert Goldberger Professor of Economics at Brown University, joined Elias Papaioannou, Co-Academic Director of the Wheeler Institute and Professor of Economics at London Business School for the fifth event in the Wheeler Institute’s Rethinking Capitalism series. Professor Galor’s latest book ‘The Journey of Humanity’ explores the evolution of human societies since the emergence…

Incorporating Climate Risks and Opportunities: Insights from a leading Credit Agency

As part of the Wheeler Institute Climate Initiative, Lucrezia Reichlin, London Business School Professor of Economics and trustee of the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Foundation, recently hosted a webinar on “The need for and impact of high quality globally comparable reporting” on 10th March 2022. Lucrezia was joined by Richard Cantor, Chief Risk Officer of Moody’s…

Rethinking Capitalism with Oded Galor

The fifth event in the Wheeler Institute for Business and Development’s flagship Rethinking Capitalism series will focus on the deep origins of comparative development and the emergence of vast and persistent inequalities across countries, regions, and groups. Despite the remarkable transformations in China, Asia, and more recently Africa, in the past decade, capitalism and globalization have come…

The new-challenge of being carbon neutral by 2050

Attention on climate change and efforts to mitigate its impact has increased exponentially from investors and financial markets in the last decade. From a financial perspective, this focus has led to considerable investment towards climate change mitigation initiatives, such that the pressure is now on businesses that are not doing enough.  As part of the…

Building global consensus on how to measure and manage impact

As part of the Wheeler Institute for Business and Development’s Climate Initiative, Lucrezia Reichlin, London Business School Professor of Economics and trustee of the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Foundation, recently hosted a webinar on “Building global consensus on how to measure and manage impact” on 21 March 2022. The guest speaker for this webinar…