Podcast: The cast iron business case for sustainability

In the first episode of the Sustainability Agenda, Professor Ioannis Ioannou, a noted sustainability scholar at London Business School unveils the latest research on corporate sustainability.  Th...
August 31, 2016

Prof. Ioannou opines on Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030

Gulf News Saudi Vision 2030 investment reform could enable sustainable development This could be a unique opportunity to reduce oil dependence and contribute to global carbon emissions reduction e...
May 26, 2016

Prof. Ioannou wins sustainability scholar award

A London Business School strategy expert has been selected as the co-winner of the ARCS 2016 Emerging Sustainability Scholar Award. Ioannis Ioannou, Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneur...
May 20, 2016

Prof Ioannou speaks to Dubai Eye’s Business Breakfast on long-term strategies in times of recession

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February 18, 2016

Prof Ioannou speaks at LBS/INSEAD alumni event in Dubai about long-term strategies in times of recession

Last week, I had the pleasure and the special privilege to address a group of distinguished LBS and INSEAD alumni, in Dubai, about long-term strategies in times of recession. The event took place at T...
February 14, 2016

Prof Ioannou interviewed on BBC World News about the VW emissions scandal

Here’s an interview I gave to BBC World News and Aaron Heslehurst, expressing some further thoughts regarding the recent VW emissions scandal.   ...
October 13, 2015

Organizations with Purpose: Call for Papers

Call for Papers Conference on “Organizations with Purpose”[1] Dates: September 16th and 17th, 2016 at the London Business School campus Organizers: London Business School and A Bluepr...
October 13, 2015

Prof Ioannou: VW scandal can drive car industry innovation

Carmakers worried about the fallout from the Volkswagen emissions scandal should explore more innovative ways to produce cleaner vehicles rather than dwell on the repercussions for the industry. That ...
October 11, 2015

Prof. Ioannou opines on The Refugee Crisis And The Boundaries Of Corporate Responsibility

According to the latest figures by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), an estimated 9 million Syrians have left their country since the beginning of civil conflict in 2011. In r...
September 29, 2015

Prof. Ioannou comments on the evolving VW scandal

The latest emissions scandal at Volkswagen reveals how easily corporate reputations can come tumbling down and how quickly stakeholder relations (e.g. with customers, with governments and ev...
September 25, 2015

My Research

I am a strategy scholar whose research focuses on Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). More specifically, I seek to understand whether, how, and the extent to which the modern business organization contributes towards building a sustainable future. My academic work evolves around two main themes: a) understanding how investment analysts, and the public equity markets, perceive, evaluate and react to corporate engagement with, and integration of, environmental and social issues into strategy and b) understanding the multiple factors (e.g. institutional, regulatory, behavioural) that may affect, drive or hinder, the corporate decision to adopt environmentally and socially responsible strategies.

Upcoming Events

February 27, 2018

Prof. Ioannou will be speaking at LBS HR Strategy Forum

April 27, 2018

Prof. Ioannou will be speaking at ESMT's Sustainable Business RoundTable

May 24, 2018

Prof. Ioannou will be speaking at LBS's Private Equity Symposium