Leading a world -class business school: Insights from LBS Dean François Ortalo-Magné
In the highly anticipated Episode 1 of Season 2 of Conversations on Climate, Christopher Caldwell, CEO, Entrepreneur, and host of the show, sits down with François Ortalo-Magné. Together, they discuss the latest insights and trends in business sustainability, how companies can thrive in a world increasingly concerned about the environment, and, of course the future of London Business School.
There’s only one person to talk to about the future of LBS: the Dean himself.Since the appointment of François Ortalo-Magné in 2017, he has guided the school through the pandemic, Black Lives Matter, and the explosion of ESG across the business world.
Today he is fully focussed on driving LBS into the future with the Forever Forward campaign, raising £200m to transform the school into a 21st-century powerhouse of research, innovation, diversity and world-beating education.
This conversation turns into a one-hour masterclass in leadership, impact, and the art of balancing tradition with transformation. It’s a must listen for any business leader.
How can the school maximise this positive impact – and just what is ‘impact squared’?
What roles do its research, teaching programmes, and alumni play in shaping the landscape of tomorrow?
And how should this august institution hold true to its traditions of academic freedom, rigour and excellence, whilst adapting to a rapidly-changing world?
'... I tell our students, don't come if you're not curious and open to be inspired to a different perspective on your self in the world...'
'...the message of the moment is: ask yourself as you go on with the rest of your life, whom do you serve?'
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We talk about how the scope of the challenge before us is beyond that of any one individual or any one solution. We listen to thinkers, researchers, policymakers, and business leaders. They discuss a diversity of ideas and solutions to global climate and environmental issues and why they matter.
Season 2 is presented by Chris Caldwell and produced by UNITED RENEWABLES in association with LONDON BUSINESS SCHOOL, ALUMNI ENERGY CLUB.