Driven by increasing interest from students and businesses, social impact is becoming a central part of the London Business School experience. The LBS Social Impact Club aims to generate purposeful leadership at LBS. With 2,200 members, it is one of the most active clubs on campus.

For the second year, LBS is putting Social Impact at its heart for the week of 9 March, 2020. Our Social Impact Week’s aim is to mobilize, challenge, and inspire the LBS community to become Leaders of Change and integrate commercial and social value into their careers and everyday lives. Thus our 2020 theme revolves around Leaders of Change.

The entire LBS community will be engaged in panels, workshops, a career fair, a pop-up marketplace, evening conference, and volunteering projects across London all week. We will welcome 1000+ industry stakeholders, LBS Alumni, students and faculty; 130 delegates to our evening conference “Consumers For Change”; 60+ companies involved; and 40+ partners including Wheeler Institute, LBS Social Impact Hub, LBS Student Association, and other student clubs.

London Business School invites you to explore how we are developing tomorrow's Leaders of Change

Programme Overview for 9 - 13 March Social Impact Week
How to sign up:  

1) Monday - Thursday Events at the Regent's Park Campus: LBS community can sign up on Campus Groups here

2) Thursday Flagship Conference at The Conduit: LBS community & external business professionals can visit our Conference page to buy a ticket

3) All week: LBS for London Events around London: Sign up here











Social Enterprise Panel (Moderated by Rajesh Chandy in Wheeler Institute)
09:30  to  11:00 v Sussex

LBS Students Register on Campus Groups here

Co-hosted with the entrepreneurship club, this session brings together social entrepreneurs from across the impact spectrum to discuss their journey into social entrepreneurship, their perspectives on making an impact through business, and what it takes to thrive as a founder and entrepreneur while driving positive social change.

Launch Keynote & Award Luncheon with Alumnus Gaurav Mehta
11:00  to  13:00 v Marquee

LBS Students Register on Campus Groups here

We are thrilled to host our Monday Social Impact Launch Event with Keynote Gaurav Mehta (MBA 2010), The Founder and CEO of Dharma Life – a company that has created a network of 16,000 social entrepreneurs in rural India. The Wheeler Institute and Social Impact Club will moderate a discussion with Gaurav to better understand how his journey post-MBA, key learnings, and business impact align with our 2020 SIW theme: “Leaders for Change.” We will also celebrate Gaurav’s achievements over the last decade. LBS Dean, François Ortalo-Magné, will present the “Alumni of the Decade” Award and all are welcome to join our luncheon sponsored by the Advancement office.

Launch Party & Sustainability Pub Quiz! (Student Association)
19:00  to  22:00 v The Windsor

LBS Students Register on Campus Groups here

Join us for our kick-off party at The Windsor to celebrate Social Impact Week. We will be hosting a Sustainability Pub Quiz and correct answers will be rewarded with free beer! Bring your pub quiz teammates and brush up on your sustainability trivia – we hope to see you there.

Partner Events During Week

LBS for London

LBS for London is a school-wide volunteering initiative organised by the LBS Volunteers Club.  It’s a great opportunity for LBS to contribute to and engage with the broader London community. LBS for London is open to students, partners and staff.

The bulk of the projects will take place throughout the week of 8-14th March 2020.

Sign up here and help out our beloved community!




Participating Companies

London Business School

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9 - 13

Starts: 09:00 AM

Ends: 05:00 PM

London Business School, Ratcliffe Centre Reception
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