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The Wheeler Institute for Business and Development (Wheeler Institute) is a platform for business thinkers, policymakers, NGOs and academics to come together to share successes and find new solutions to some of the world’s most intractable development challenges.

At Institute events, business people, academics, NGOs and policy makers will forge new partnerships, learn from each other and identify how to adopt and scale up interventions that have been shown to improve lives.

London Business School (LBS) has a strong track record in this area. Recently, for example, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Muhammad Yunus told a London Business School audience that humans are all natural entrepreneurs; it’s the system that’s flawed.


Past events

2017 Business for Development Summit

15 December, 9:00 - 18:00

London Business School
RCOG, Nuffield Hall
27 Sussex Place

The Inaugural Business for Development Summit on 15 December will bring together industry, government, and civil society leaders from around the world – as we explore the frontier of cutting-edge business research to apply new insights and innovations to improving the lives of the world’s most underprivileged communities.

Confirmed speakers include:
Bill Winters CBE, Group Chief Executive, Standard Chartered
Serpil Timuray, Chief Commercial Operations and Strategy Officer, Vodafone Group
Rt Hon Lord Mark Malloch-Brown KCMG, Co-chair of the Business and Sustainable Development Commission
Shoshana Stewart, CEO, Turquoise Mountain
Sergei Guriev, Chief Economist, EBRD
Helen Hai, CEO, Made in Africa Initiative and UNIDO Goodwill Ambassador for Industrialization in Africa
Gail Klintworth, Partner at SYSTEMIQ, Business and Sustainable Development Commission
Richard Leftley, CEO, MicroEnsure Holdings
Alix Peterson Zwane, CEO, Global Innovation Fund
Helen Hai, Goodwill Ambassador, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)