MBA 2015 Capstone: Case Challenge

I had the distinct pleasure of designing this year's case challenge for the LBS MBA Class of 2015 Capstone, in collaboration with The Crown Estate (class theme: Building a sustainable future). Ove...
July 13, 2015

What if business could solve the world’s problems? Webcast from 2015 GLS now available!

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Watch the panel I was chairing on "What if business could solve the world's biggest problems? The role of business in society" at London Business School ...
June 24, 2015

NEW paper w/ Caroline Flammer: How did companies strategically adjust during the recent crisis?

Full paper available on SSRN. Introduction The recent economic and financial crisis of 2007-2009 had dramatic consequences for individuals, communities, corporations, and governments around...
June 22, 2015

Read: new article on Mandatory Sustainability Reporting in PRI Academic Network RI Quarterly

Governments, regulators and stock exchanges worldwide are increasingly introducing compulsory disclosure requirements on companies in respect of sustainability information. In this study, Ioannis I...
June 8, 2015

Driving the sustainability agenda at LBS - Prof Ioannou talks Sustainability with HRH Prince of Wales

There was a time when, in parts of the economy, the idea of running a truly sustainable business was seen as little more than a bonus – a secondary luxury. Today it is hard for any business l...
May 29, 2015

Prof Ioannou's latest Forbes blog - Sustainability: From Surviving To Thriving

It is hard for any business leader today to ignore sustainability. Indeed, the latest UN Global Compact–Accenture CEO study found that 97% of the 1,000 CEOs interviewed across 103 countries a...
May 29, 2015

Prof. Ioannou will be speaking at #2015GLS

I am thrilled to be speaking at @LBS's flagship event #2015GLS, the Global Leadership Summit, on how big business can solve world's biggest problems. Join us for what I am sure will ...
May 13, 2015

New Report RELEASED: Integrating ESG in Private Equity

ADVEQ Applied Research Series: ESG moving out of the Compliance Room and into the Heart of the Investment Process Executive Summary: Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) concerns are incr...
February 23, 2015

Prof Ioannou speaks at European Commission about CSR and Innovation

This week, I was an invited panelist at the Multi-Stakeholder Forum on Corporate Social Responsibility organized by the European Commission in Brussels ( Our panel discusse...
February 5, 2015

Prof Ioannou's comments featured on Education Post

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January 30, 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