23 September 2021 / Interview

Happening today: Live Twitter Q&A with London Business School’s Professor Ioannou

By Natalie Kenway

Post your questions with #AskProfessorIoa on Twitter

Happening today: Live Twitter Q&A with London Business School’s Professor Ioannou

ESG Clarity is delighted to announce the next expert in our the live Twitter Q&A series is Professor Ioannis Ioannou, from the London Business School.

Professor Iaannou will be taking ESG Clarity’s readers’ questions live on Twitter for an hour at 15.00 BST on Thursday 23rd September.

He is currently associate professor of strategy and entrepreneurship at London Business School and a visiting associate professor in the Department of Management at Miami Herbert Business School at the University of Miami.

Professor Ioannou is considered a leading authority on how companies can integrate ESG factors into their processes and structures and how the investment community perceives, evaluates and reacts to such corporate attempts to integrate ESG.

He graduated magna cum laude from Yale University, majoring in economics and mathematics and holds a PhD in business economics from Harvard University and the Harvard Business School. His work is regularly published in academic journals and it is said he is by far the most highly cited strategy scholar amongst his graduating cohort.

He also regularly ranks in the top 100 of authors on the social science research network (SSRN) and holds a number of advisory roles including being a member of the ESG advisory board of the DWS, a member of the sustainability advisory panel of Merck KGaA, a member of the World Economic Forum Experts Network specialising in sustainable development, and a member of the advisory board of AXS Investments Institute for Sustainable Investing.

Professor Ioannou has also recently launched a six-week online course on Sustainability Leadership and Corporate Responsibility.

With his expertise he is able to answer readers’ questions on:

  • How to strategically integrating ESG factors into processes and structures
  • How and the extent to which companies and capital markets can lead on the path towards a sustainable future
  • How the broader investment community perceives, evaluates and reacts to corporate engagement 
  • The multiple and multilevel factors that may affect the corporate decision to adopt environmentally and socially responsible strategies
  • What a “responsible organisation” looks like
  • Outperformance of companies with sustainable business models

The live Twitter Q&A series is a popular initiative from ESG Clarity enabling interaction between the in-house team, our readers, and ESG investing experts. In the first edition, readers posted their questions to PRI CEO Fiona Reynolds – you can view the full Q&A here.

ESG Clarity invites you to submit your questions to Professor Ioannou by Tweeting a post including your question, our handle @ESGClarity and the hashtag #AskProfessorIoa. This can done either before the 23 September or on the day at 15.00 BST.

Alternatively, readers can submit questions to esgeditors@bonhillplc.com with #AskProfessorIoa  in the subject line.

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