Watch: The Rise of the Responsible Corporation

Many, if not all companies around the world, are facing pressures from multiple stakeholders to become more responsible, to have a positive social impact and to contribute towards building a sustainable future. What does this imply about firm strategy and the ability to generate competitive advantage? What is the role of capital markets and how can we tell if an organisation is truly committed to being responsible towards society and the environment? In my TED-like talk at the inaugural summit of the LBS Business for Development Institute I explore the answers to these questions. You can watch at the below link and feel free to share!

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