The Davos Agenda: Sustainable Organizations

Professor Ioannis Ioannou’s research looks at sustainability and corporate social responsibility. He calls on Davos attendees to lift sustainability up the political and corporate agendas. &ldqu...
January 24, 2012

Strategy+Business: The Dollar Payoff from CSR and Sustainability

As the number of companies implementing sustainability and other corporate social responsibility (CSR) policies has grown, an increasingly important question is how embracing these policies affects fi...
January 13, 2012

Opinion Piece in the Guardian: Is sustainability now the key to corporate success?

The broader societal concern about sustainability has grown from almost nothing in the early 1990s to a dominant theme today. Meanwhile, leaders of major corporations worldwide are increasingly facing...
January 6, 2012

Al Gore quotes our work on Sustainability Culture on Bloomberg and WSJ!

Relevant links here (Bloomberg) and here (WSJ). ...
December 14, 2011

Business-Ethics.com: Sustainable Companies Significantly Outperform

A new study by researchers at Harvard Business School and London Business School concludes that companies which have voluntarily embraced a sustainable business culture over many years “signific...
November 14, 2011

Business-Ethics.com: Sustainable Companies Significantly Outperform

A new study by researchers at Harvard Business School and London Business School concludes that companies which have voluntarily embraced a sustainable business culture over many years “signific...
November 14, 2011

The Impact of a Corporate Culture of Sustainability on Corporate Behavior and Performance

This year the theme for the annual conference of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) is "The Consequences of Culture." Professors Robert Eccles and George Serafeim of the Harvard...
November 4, 2011

The Rise and Consequences of Corporate Sustainability Reporting

Our new article is now available at The European Business Review; it is titled: The Rise and Consequences of Corporate Sustainability Reporting. In the last two decades a growing number of companie...
September 22, 2011

Sustainability reporting paper featured at business-ethics.com

Our paper with G.Serafeim, on Corporate Sustainability Reporting, featured on business-ethics.com: "Study: Mandatory Sustainability Reporting Improves Behavior", by Michael Connor. Full stor...
September 19, 2011

CSR Reduces Costs. CSRWire quotes our work!

"CSR Reduces Costs", by Joe Sibilia at CSRWire, on September 14th, 2011. Available here: http://www.csrwire.com/blog/posts/146-csr-reduces-costs ...
September 15, 2011

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

October 5, 2017

Prof. Ioannou will deliver the prestigious CBGE lecture at FHWien der WKW

October 6, 2017

Prof. Ioannou be a keynote speaker at LBS Worldwide Alumni Celebration in Vienna!

October 16, 2017

Prof. Ioannou will be speaking at the 2017 Global Investors Forum in Switzerland