Dana Hanby ; Ioannis Ioannou
A conversation with Ioannis Ioannou
Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship
at London Business School (LBS)
conducted by Dana Hanby
The crisis has pushed people to accomplish what was previously thought impossible in such a short space of time – moving thousands of office workers to working from home; changing manufacturing lines from making deodorants or perfumes to making hand sanitisers and many others. The interconnectedness of all stakeholders – including governments, suppliers, employees – was brought to the fore asking for the re-consideration of shareholders’ dominance. Arguably, these messages should not be new to ESG.
- but can we expect a shift in the Boards’ Leadership?
- Will ESG Integration accelerate?
These and many other questions will be discussed with Professor Ioannis Ioannou - a Professor and Advisor on Sustainability Leadership and Corporate Responsibility. Through his academic work, advisory roles, teaching, and engagement with executives, he seeks to understand and explore whether, how and the extent to which companies and capital markets can lead on the path towards a sustainable future. He graduated magna cum laude from Yale University, majoring in Economics and Mathematics and holds a Ph.D. in Business Economics from Harvard University and the Harvard Business School. He is currently an Associate Professor with tenure at London Business School. Prof. Ioannou regularly publishes in top-tier peer-reviewed academic journals and due to the popularity and impact of his research, he regularly ranks in the top 100 authors on the social science research network (SSRN). Among other advisory roles, Ioannis is a member of the ESG Advisory Board of the DWS Group, and a member of the World Economic Forum Experts Network. He is also a frequent contributor to articles in the popular and managerial press including outlets such as the Financial Times, Bloomberg, The Guardian, BBC, and Forbes, among others.