Unlock ESG’s potential. Learn how to use Environmental, Social and Governance factors to improve your investment returns, positively impact society and reflect your values.
Understand how to leverage ESG to improve your investment returns, positively impact society and reflect your values.
years of finance experience
Attendees can include but not limited to:
ESG is fundamentally reshaping investment portfolios, but is frequently misunderstood and ever-changing.
Do I need to attend the whole Executive Education programme
Can I complete the programme in my own time?
Are there any formal exams?
Challenge your thinking with our range of online courses for individuals and teams. During this unique digital learning experience, you’ll embark on a self-paced journey with a dedicated Learning Manager over the course of several weeks. We have a variety of programmes to suit your individual needs, all of which offer access to the expertise of our world-class faculty, no matter where you are in the world, and an e-certificate on completion.
Learn from industry experts through videos, curated content, assignments and - on select courses - live faculty sessions.
Experience a journey to suit your schedule with self-paced learning over the course of 6 weeks.
Benefit from the support of a learning manager to boost your development.
Connect and reinforce your learnings with an exceptional group of peers from around the world.
Build credibility with a London Business School e-certificate on completion.
Professor of Finance
Alex Edmans is Professor of Finance at London Business School. Alex graduated from Oxford University and then worked for Morgan Stanley in investment banking (London) and fixed income sales and trading (New York). After a PhD in Finance from MIT Sloan as a Fulbright Scholar, he joined Wharton in 2007 and was tenured in 2013 shortly before moving to LBS.
Alex’s research interests are in corporate finance, responsible business and behavioural finance. He is a Director of the American Finance Association, Vice President-Elect of the Western Finance Association, a Fellow of the Financial Management Association, and a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. From 2017-2022 he was Managing Editor of the Review of Finance, the leading academic finance journal in Europe.
Alex has spoken at the World Economic Forum in Davos, testified in the UK Parliament, presented to the World Bank Board of Directors as part of the Distinguished Speaker Series, and given the TED talk What to Trust in a Post-Truth World and the TEDx talks The Pie-Growing Mindset and The Social Responsibility of Business with a combined 2.8 million views. He has written for the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Harvard Business Review and World Economic Forum and been interviewed by Bloomberg, BBC, CNBC, CNN, ESPN, Fox, ITV, NPR, Reuters, Sky News, and Sky Sports.
Alex serves as a Non-Executive Director of The Investor Forum, on the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on the Future of Responsible Investing, and on Royal London Asset Management’s Responsible Investment Advisory Committee. The UK government appointed him (jointly with PwC) to study the alleged misuse of share buybacks and the link between executive pay and investment. Alex previously served as Mercers’ School Memorial Professor of Business at Gresham College, giving a four-year programme of lectures to the public. His series were on The Principles of Finance (2021/2), The Psychology of Finance (2020/1), Business Skills for the 21st Century (2019/20) and How Business Can Better Serve Society (2018/9).
Alex’s book, Grow the Pie: How Great Companies Deliver Both Purpose and Profit, was featured in the Financial Times Best Business Books of 2020 and won the Financial Times award for Excellence in Sustainable Finance Education; it has been or is being translated into Arabic, Chinese, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Turkish. He is a co-author of the 14th edition of Principles of Corporate Finance (with Brealey, Myers, and Allen).
Alex was named Professor of the Year by Poets & Quants in 2021. He has won 25 teaching awards at Wharton and LBS, won the Finance for the Future award for Driving Change in the finance community, and featured in Thinkers50 Radar.
This programme can also be taken as part of the Certificate in Management. Enhance your leadership and business skills with a comprehensive learning journey tailored to you and create a personalised curriculum to shift your career to the next level.
Submit your application through our online application form.
Not ready to apply yet? Reserve a place
We recommend you apply at least three months before the programme starts to guarantee your place. The application form will take approximately 15 to 30 minutes to complete.
We’ll acknowledge receipt of your application by email within 48 hours, if it’s received during normal working hours (Mon-Fri – 09:00-18:00 GMT). We will review and respond to your application within two working days. We do this in order of receipt and acceptance is not automatic.
Yes. We can hold a provisional place for you for up to two weeks, but be aware that completed applications take priority and programmes often fill up several months in advance. You can reserve a place online, by phone or by email.
Tel: +44 (0)20 7000 7092
The programme is taught in English, so a good working knowledge of the language is essential. If English is not your first language, we may ask you for evidence of your proficiency.
The fee for programme is £1900*
We offer a 25% discount for London Business School Alumni.
*Fees are subject to change.