Strategy and Entrepreneurship

Ioannis is a Professor, an Advisor and a Keynote Speaker on Sustainability Leadership and Corporate Responsibility. Through his academic work, advisory roles, teaching, and engagement with executives, he focuses on understanding whether, how and the extent to which companies and capital markets can lead on the path towards a sustainable future.

More specifically, Prof. Ioannou is considered a leading expert on how companies strategically integrate environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into their processes and structures and how the investment community perceives, evaluates and reacts to such corporate attempts to integrate ESG. Ioannis graduated magna cum laude from Yale University, majoring in Economics and Mathematics and holds a Ph.D. in Business Economics from Harvard University and the Harvard Business School.

He is currently an Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at London Business School. Prof. Ioannou regularly publishes in top-tier peer-reviewed academic journals and he is by far the most highly cited Strategy scholar amongst his graduating cohort. In fact, he regularly ranks in the top 10% of authors on the social science research network (SSRN). Among his numerous advisory roles, Ioannis is a member of the ESG Advisory Board of the DWS Group, and a member of the World Economic Forum Experts Network.

He has been recognised by several rankings as one of the top social media influencers on issues of corporate Sustainability and he is frequently quoted in articles in the press including outlets such as the Financial Times, Bloomberg, The Guardian, BBC, and Forbes, among others. He has delivered numerous keynote speeches globally, for companies, at high-profile events and at industry conferences, and he has presented his research at multiple academic conferences and universities around the world. Ioannis has recently launched a 6-week online course on Sustainability Leadership and Corporate Responsibility (

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