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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.



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We believe that business can and should be a force for good. We intend to tackle global issues head-on: we are uniquely placed to provide trusted insights and real-world expertise.
Through our teaching and immersive experiences we’re inspiring and empowering the next generation of leaders to make their own positive impact.

We know collaboration is vital to success. By bringing together leaders from business, academia, the voluntary sector and policymaking, we will identify tangible solutions with the potential to be scaled up.

Together we can transform lives.

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About the Wheeler Institute for Business and Development

Discover who we are, what we do and how we collaborate to deliver impact where it is most needed.

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LBS awarded major donation by co-founders of Lonely Planet


Tony and Maureen Wheeler gift

£10 million for the new London Business School Wheeler Institute for Business and Development

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Contact us

To learn more about the Institute contact:


wheelerinstitute@london.edu

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