London Business School students want to find ways to make a meaningful difference. The Wheeler Institute for Business and Development supports this desire to develop the skills and outlook they need to pursue a successful career while also bringing about positive social change.
Here’s what some of them have to say about what they gained at LBS.
Head of the Growth Team and Senior Economic Adviser at the UK government’s Department for International Development
2017 President of the Student Association at LBS
London Business School also helps companies make a meaningful difference through its trailblazing Executive Education programmes.
For instance, LBS and Danone established the successful Danone Leading Edge Programme in 2004. One of our longest-running programmes, Leading Edge pioneered ‘discovery learning’ to take a different approach to senior leadership development and achieve deep impact.
This involved disruptive experiential learning in an unfamiliar environment through a series of ‘creative encounters’ at a range of social and commercial enterprises, including: an experimental school in a favela in Rio de Janeiro, a political think tank in Istanbul and a high security prison outside Boston.
Flemming Morgan, a participant in this innovative international programme, calls it, “The most inspiring, memorable management programme I’ve been on. I was impacted by the visits to different organisations – not just business organisations; I started to realise there’s a whole world out there. ”
Participating in the 2005 London programme inspired CEO Franck Riboud’s thinking, leading him to launch the Dream project, which aims to give the largest possible number of people access to food that will make them healthier. This strategic shift has contributed to Danone’s mission of “bringing health through nutrition”.