What can finance take away from COP28?  

How might COP28 impact global finance? Last week, the Wheeler Institute for Business and Development hosted ‘COP28 debrief breakfast: what can finance take away from COP28?’, in collaboration with ESG Book and the Climate Bonds Initiative, to explore some possible answers. Characterised by a sense of urgency and a challenging economic environment, COP28 marked a…

Introducing Goonj.., the NGO changing conversations and lives in rural India

On 22nd October 2023, the Wheeler Institute for Business and Development was delighted to welcome Goonj for ‘Chaupal’, their annual no agenda conversation on campus.  Founded by Anshu and Meenakshi Gupta in 1999, Goonj embodies a clear mission: to preserve the dignity and strength of India’s most vulnerable communities. It is one of the leading…

Sustainable Business: New Climate Standards for Africa

In November 2023, the Wheeler Institute for Business and Development in conjunction with the International Financial Reporting Standards Foundation (IFRS) hosted a four-part virtual lecture series that delved into the importance of new climate standards for business, with a particular focus on the African continent. In 2021 during COP26 in Glasgow, the Trustees of the IFRS…

The Road to COP28: Climate transition and emerging markets

Nick Hughes, Antoinette Vermilye and Gaurav Mehta joined Rajesh Chandy, Professor of Marketing at London Business School and Academic Co-Director of the Wheeler Institute for Business and Development, in discussion of climate change and sustainable development in emerging markets. The panel took place during The Road to COP28 – Aligning Expectations with Actions, part of…

Populism: Then and Now

On 27 September 2023, the Wheeler Institute for Business and Development and the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) had the pleasure of hosting Sergei Guriev, Provost and Professor of Economics at Sciences Po, and  Andrés Velasco, Dean of the School of Public Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science, at London Business School.…

Ukraine Recovery Business Day

The 21 – 22 June 2023, saw a large delegation of the Ukrainian government attend the Ukraine Recovery Conference. The conference focused on mobilising international support for Ukraine’s economic and social stablisation, as well as recovery from the effects of war through emergency assistance for immediate needs and financing private sector participation in the reconstruction…

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…

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…