Ioannis Ioannou

Ioannis Ioannou is associate professor of strategy and entrepreneurship at London Business School and a leading authority on sustainability leadership and corporate responsibility. Through his award-winning 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 toward a sustainable future. More specifically, he is regarded as a preeminent authority 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. Among his numerous advisory roles, Ioannis is the co-chair of the sustainability advisory panel of Merck KGaA, a member of the ESG advisory board of the DWS Group, a member of the World Economic Forum Expert Network specialising in sustainable development, and a member of the advisory board of AXS Investments Institute for Sustainable Investing. He also runs a six-week online course on sustainability leadership and corporate responsibility ( for senior leaders and board members from around the world.

Latest Articles by Ioannis Ioannou

  1. global warming

    25 July, 2022

    ESG is not a ‘distraction’

    We must not let ESG become a scapegoat for the systemic failure of our society to address global warming and climate change.