Webinar: How the Company of 2020 Will Operate in a Resource-Constrained World?

Last week, I had the pleasure of being a panelist for a Webinar organised by the Ethical Corporation where we addressed the issue of how the company of 2020 will operate in a resource-constrained worl...
February 14, 2013

Prof. Ioannou's new Thomson Reuters article: Leading the path to a sustainable future

Despite several recent drawbacks, a healthier financial system in close collaboration with global companies that effectively integrate social and environmental issues into their strategy and business ...
January 14, 2013

Prof. Ioannou's Tips for 2013

In 2013 the perception that businesses can meaningfully contribute towards the resolution of the world’s social and environmental problems - and do so profitably - will become more widespread. W...
January 6, 2013

Prof. Ioannou's Past and Upcoming Engagments

1. Invited Seminar Speaker: INSEAD Social Innovation Centre, November 28th, 2012 2. Invited Seminar Speaker: Cranfield Business School, December 3rd, 2012 3. Invited Seminar Speak...
October 21, 2012

Prof. Ioannou's new Guardian piece: Is corporate culture like friendship: based on trust and investment?

Despite its revival in the media as the potential source of all evil in the business world, corporate culture remains a concept that is difficult to define. The lack of a clear definition means some p...
September 6, 2012

Can We Really Trust Today’s Businesses? My new Bloomberg Management Blog

Companies that behave well cannot always be trusted – at least not until you know more about their corporate culture. Some set up elaborate websites to showcase their ethics and broader commi...
August 14, 2012

Interview with CSRnews.gr (in Greek) now available online

I recently gave an interview to a new Greek publication CSRnews.gr. How critical and indeed relevant to be discussing Social Responsibility and Sustainability within the context of the Greek crisis. T...
June 25, 2012

Bloomberg: Saints Beat Sinners for Sustainable Investing

For most investors, "sustainability" isn't about doing the right thing. The conversation has evolved. It's about doing the smart thing. This demands an answer to the fundamental ques...
February 17, 2012

Ethical Corporation: Is there an optimal degree of Sustainability?

In a recent paper – The Impact of a Corporate Culture of Sustainability on Corporate Behaviour and Performance – we reported on a study of a matched sample, two virtually identic...
February 5, 2012

Prof. Ioannou quoted in FT's 'Value Judgement'

Recent announcements by several large fund managers that they were cutting back their socially responsible investment teams sent shockwaves through the ethical investing world. Investors are starting ...
January 29, 2012

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

January 25, 2018

Prof. Ioannou will give a research seminar at the University of Leeds

March 1, 2018

Prof. Ioannou will be a visiting Professor at ESMT, in Berlin until June

April 23, 2018

Prof. Ioannou will be speaking at the 2018 European Pensions and Investments Summit