Alex Edmans

Professor of finance at London Business School and academic director of the Centre for Corporate Governance.


Thinkers50 Radar Class of 2020. 


Alex’s book, Grow the Pie: How Great Companies Deliver Both Purpose and Profit, won the Financial Times award for Excellence in Sustainable Finance Education.


Named Professor of the Year by Poets & Quants in 2021.


Research in corporate finance; behavioural finance; corporate social responsibility; and practical investment strategies. Plus World Cuponomics – the effects of the soccer World Cup on stock markets.


Graduated from Oxford and then worked for Morgan Stanley. After a PhD from MIT Sloan, joined Wharton in 2007 and was tenured in 2013. Serves on the steering group of The Purposeful Company, which encourages companies to pursue long-run purpose over short-run profit.


TED “What to Trust in a Post-Truth World”, and the TEDx talk “The Social Responsibility of Business”. Grow the Pie: How Great Companies Deliver Both Purpose and Profit, forthcoming, 2020.


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“Fresh voice on finance and investment strategies – and much more.”

Stuart Crainer & Des Dearlove, Thinkers50

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