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Profit and purpose – in practice


Feb 24, 2021 04:48 PM

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Alex Edmans
Professor of Finance at London Business School and Academic Director of the Centre for Corporate Governance
Alex Edmans is Professor of Finance at London Business School and Academic Director of the Centre for Corporate Governance. Alex graduated from Oxford University and then worked for Morgan Stanley in investment banking (London) and fixed income sales and trading (New York). After a PhD in Finance from MIT Sloan as a Fulbright Scholar, he joined Wharton in 2007 and was tenured in 2013 shortly before moving to LBS. Alex serves on the Steering Group of The Purposeful Company, on Royal London Asset Management’s Responsible Investment Advisory Committee, and as an Advisor to Research Affiliates. The UK government appointed him (jointly with PwC) to conduct a study on the effect of share buybacks on executive pay and investment. Alex also serves as Mercers’ School Memorial Professor of Business at Gresham College, giving free lectures to the public. His book, Grow the Pie: How Great Companies Deliver Both Purpose and Profit, was published in March 2020.
Dee Corrigan
Head of Corporate Engagement @A Blueprint for Better Business
Dee leads our corporate engagement at Blueprint for Better Business. Dee is a certified coach with 14 years working in various corporate cultures including market-leading technology and telecoms companies (IBM, Inmarsat) and a high-growth and partner-owned professional services company (Turner & Townsend). Her work focusses on engaging with corporates and their leadership team to adopt meaningful and purpose-led strategies. Her approach is to challenge leaders to think more broadly and deeply about the change they want to lead and why. She also facilitates forums to instigate learning and connections and to stimulate a different way of thinking and behaving in business.