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.  The long-assumed trade-off between sustainability and profits, is it turns out, as many sustainability leaders suspected, illusory. The latest research shows that high sustainability companies are not only more profitable-but they can outperform as investments. And increasingly, investors are paying attention to a company’s sustainability initiatives.

In this podcast, Professor Ioannis draws together the latest thinking and research on sustainability: why sustainability today is at the heart of competitive advantage; the role of stakeholders in sustainability; the dangers of a non-strategic approach to sustainability; the deep implications for transparency and governance; the changing role of the board

http://thesustainabilityagenda.com/episode-1/

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