Watch: GLS 2013 Panel on the role of capital markets in creating a sustainable economy

Panel overview: Investment is about the future and patterns of investments help determine the type of future we get. As the financial crisis has shown us, bad investment decisions can have a detrimental impact on the real economy. This year, as the UK assumes the one-year presidency of the G8, generating growth and long term prosperity for a stalling global economy will be high on the agenda and responsible investment will be at the heart of this debate.

In this session, the expert panel will address the question what a sustainable economy looks like and ask how we can insure financial markets allocate sufficient capital to enable it?

Chair: Alexis Cheng, Director, Governance & Sustainable Investment, F&C Investment

James Gifford, Executive Director, UNPRI
Ioannis Ioannou, Assistant Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, London Business School
Giles Keating, Head of Research for Private Banking and Wealth Management,Credit Suisse

Watch recorded webcast of this session here

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