The Wheeler Institute for Business and Development (Wheeler Institute) is our response to the world’s most urgent economic and social problems.
Named after Tony and Maureen Wheeler, founders of The Lonely Planet Guide, the Wheeler Institute was launched in 2017 to build awareness and to help solve the most pressing global issues impeding development.
We are an alliance of thinkers and doers from business, academic, NGOs and government, united round a shared mission. From poverty to illiteracy, disease to environmental pollution, we are committed to bringing our collective research, experience and expertise to bear on the challenges faced by the world’s most underprivileged communities. And to tackle them head on.
We believe that business can and should be a force for good.
We believe in inspiring and empowering next-generation leaders to make their own positive impact.
And we believe in the power of collaboration to bring about positive change.