Alex Edmans. Professor of Finance at London Business School.

Alex Edmans is Professor of Finance at London Business School. Alex has a PhD from MIT as a Fulbright Scholar, and was previously a tenured professor at Wharton and an investment banker at Morgan Stanley.

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During the pandemic, almost all the big companies supported their communities by helping the way they could. It is proven that the companies that serve society end up being more successful in the long run. Hence, the businesses that need to stay relevant must give back to society. Tune in to this episode of The Brand Called you and learn how businesses can continue to earn profit for a longer period of time with Prof Alex Edmans. 

Alex Edmans is a Professor of Finance at London Business School. He has a Ph.D. from MIT as a Fulbright Scholar and was previously a tenured professor at Wharton and an investment banker at Morgan Stanley. Alex has given two widely popular ted talks with combined views of 2.3 Million.

Also a famous author, Alex talks about his book “Grow The Pie” with The Brand Called You.

His book was featured in the Financial Times list of Business Books of the Year for 2020. Alex explains the meaning of growing the pie for our viewers. He explains that the book is about the purpose and social responsibility for the business. 

“So, the pie is the value that a company creates and people think it can either be given to investors in the form of profits or society in the form of fair wages and fair prices and we often think that responsibility is at the expense of profit so the company chooses to be responsible. It’s giving up part of the pie and therefore reducing the slice that investors take.

But in fact, what I’m arguing is that well if a company chooses to serve its workers and serve the customers it actually grows the pie and therefore investors become better off. For example, by paying higher wages, providing meaningful training, and work to your employees they become more motivated and more productive…Companies that serve society, in the long term, end up being more successful.” 

Alex shares how companies become successful by giving back to the community and society. He shares multiple examples of companies such as Vodafone, Mercedes, that have achieved success by sharing their talents and services with the community. 

Tune in to this episode and learn how corporations should work on their social responsibility.

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Alex Edmans

Alex Edmans is Professor of Finance at London Business School. Alex has a PhD from MIT as a Fulbright Scholar, and was previously a tenured professor at Wharton and an investment banker at Morgan Stanley. Alex has spoken at the World Economic Forum in Davos, testified in the UK Parliament, and given the TED talk “What to Trust in a Post-Truth World” and the TEDx talk “The Social Responsibility of Business” with a combined 2.3 million views.

He serves as Mercers School Memorial Professor of Business at Gresham College, giving a four-year programme of lectures to the public, and on Royal London Asset Management’s Responsible Investment Advisory Committee.

Alex’s book, “Grow the Pie: How Great Companies Deliver Both Purpose and Profit”, was featured in the Financial Times list of Business Books of the Year for 2020. He has been named to Poets and Quants Best 40 Professors Under 40 and Thinkers50 Radar.

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