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Richard Jolly

Strategy for a Populist Era: how (successful) CSR advocacy can result in more pollution, discrimination and labour abuse

Aharon Cohen Mohliver, Assistant Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship 

About the session

Details coming soon.

About the speaker

Aharon is an Assistant Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at London Business School where he teaches courses covering Strategy Formulation, Sociological Foundations of Strategy and Behavioural Strategy. 

In his research, he studies how the social environments affect the behaviour of actors engaged in wrongdoing. (old: the social antecedents of wrongdoing). He studies a variety of organizational settings ranging from Stock Option Backdating and financial restatements, to student plagiarism and violence in professional sports. Aharon’s research examines questions about the diffusion of wrongful practices, the effects of economic booms on morality and long term ethical behaviour and the effects of institutional changes on firm corrective action. In a related research stream Aharon examines how social mobilization to support diversity, environmental sustainability and labour safety can induce some firms to pollute, discriminate and abuse labour.

Before joining London Business School, Aharon was the domestic policy advisor to PM Benjamin Netanyahu (Israel), and advised the Israeli Securities Authority and the Committee on Competitiveness in the Israeli Prime Ministers Office. He holds a Ph.D. in Management from Columbia University in New York and Masters degrees in Strategy and Finance from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. 

More about Aharon Cohen Mohliver 


Lincoln Coutts


Entrepreneurship – a Pandora’s box

Martyn Williams, Adjunct Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship  


About the session

Do you own a box? Are you thinking of buying a second-hand box? Or building your own new sleek sophisticated box? Who will pay for your box?

Until you open the box you don’t really know how good or bad it is. Let’s talk about all sorts of boxes, and what you need in your box to make PE and VC players shake uncontrollably with excitement rather than amusement.

Using the tried and tested methodology of the Financing Entrepreneurial Business Class, this offers you yet another unique opportunity to ask and be asked daft questions in a safe environment…


About the speaker

Martyn Williams has extensive experience in entrepreneurial companies, having undertaken numerous executive roles as either CEO, PE investor, VC Investor, Angel Investor, Banker, Lender and more recently Investor Chairman, NXD or Trustee. He has experience of being involved with family business, managing high-growth situations, venture capital and private equity, secondary and tertiary buy-outs, new technology-based firms in the UK and US, and complex public/private partnerships.


He is Founding Non-Executive Director of Sussex Place Ventures, Founding Director and Chairman of, Chairman of Options Away and founder Trustee for UNLTD and the Story Museum.


Lincoln Coutts

Understanding the power of LinkedIn for your career

Lincoln Coutts, Business Consultant


About the session

With LinkedIn now used by recruiters working at all levels of executive appointments and with its potential to influence potential clients, business partners and staff, managing your online presence is no longer optional! The session will help you to:



  • Protect your brand

  • Control what is revealed about your activity

  • Understand the importance of brand consistency on and offline

  • Actively promote yourself

  • Understand how employers and recruiters use LinkedIn

  • Build a strategic network

  • Gain new insights into sectors, companies, people and career paths

  • Find opportunities

About the speaker

Lincoln Coutts helps people understand how to get the most from social media. For the past 15 years Lincoln has worked with people in career change, from students to board directors, to help them progress their careers. He also advises corporate clients, ranging from SME’s to FTSE 100, on their social media presence in relation to: recruitment and career sites; digital marketing activity; brand and reputation management; go to market plans.

Lincoln draws on over fifteen years of experience in the recruiting and HR industry in roles including: UK Head of Career Transition for Lee Hecht Harrision, Director of Research at IDDAS and Associate Consultant at Fairplace. He now runs his own consultancy practice and works closely with the IMA, Link Humans and starts up including
An engaging and highly knowledgeable speaker, Lincoln enjoys presenting at conferences and many leading business schools on networking, LinkedIn, personal branding, career management and social media.


Lincoln Coutts


Are You Future Fit?

To keep pace with the 4th Industrial Revolution 'Think big, start small, learn fast' 

Greg Orme SEMBA2002, Innovation speaker & author, London Business School Programme Director


About the session

What does the 4th Industrial Revolution mean for you, your business and your career? What behaviours and capabilities can help you thrive and survive in a VUCA environment? Join this inspiring, interactive and practical session to explore the future-facing capabilities which will help you succeed in today’s uncertain and rapidly-changing business and technological landscape: 


  • Inspired curiosity 
  • Creative collaboration
  • An experimental mindset


About the speaker

Greg is a globally-acclaimed thought leader, author and keynote speaker who has delivered more than 350 talks to executive audiences around the world. He’s also a SEMBA2002 alumni, and a lecturer and Associate Programme Director at London Business School.


His research and client work focus on how leaders and organisations thrive in a world of accelerating change – through developing behaviours, processes and culture which support creativity, innovation and entrepreneurial spirit. He founded the Centre for Creative Business at the School, and leads transformational change and leadership programmes with global clients in banking, automotive, FMCG, manufacturing and technology.


He directs the international “Grow Your Business” Programme in partnership with Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO). His own portfolio of clients includes Sky, eBay, the International Olympic Committee, The World Economic Forum, SQS, Kantar Group, Randstad Group, Randstad Group, Arcadia Group and Virgin Media. His acclaimed book The Spark – How to Ignite and Lead Business Creativity (FT Publishing) is available on Amazon and has now been launched in a Chinese-language version.  


16:15 - 17:30 – Dean’s Update

Hear from Dean François Ortalo-Magne about his vision for LBS

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