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 leader to ignore sustainability.

In the Ethical Corporation’s recent ‘State of Sustainability’ report, 71% of respondents said that their organisational leader is convinced of the value of sustainability. Even where corporate leaders are not fully engaged, 87% of respondents agree sustainability is becoming increasingly critical to business strategy.

While the wider economy awakens to the need to look far beyond a short-term economic context, at London Business School the sustainability agenda is already deeply embedded.

Yesterday, the School hosted His Royal Highness, The Prince Of Wales to speak to deans and programme directors from leading business schools, and leaders from the business and investment community, on the implications of natural resource restraints, climate change and resulting social conflict, for the finance community’s practice.

The meeting was arranged by The Prince’s Accounting for Sustainability Project (A4S) and the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL), with support from London Business School.

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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