Finance speaker Alex Edmans

Alex Edmans

Professor of Finance, London Business School; Expert on Purposeful Business

Speaker Alex Edmans is a celebrated Professor of Finance at London Business School, renowned for his work in corporate finance and responsible business. He is a dynamic speaker with TED talks viewed millions of times and has been featured in prestigious outlets like the Wall Street Journal. He authored "Grow the Pie" and "May Contain Lies," and serves on advisory councils for major organizations.

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    Alex Edmans biography

    Speaker Alex Edmans is a renowned Professor of Finance at London Business School, celebrated for his pioneering work in corporate finance, responsible business, and behavioral finance.

    Before joining London Business School, Alex was a tenured professor at Wharton, where he taught from 2007 to 2013. Alex’s leadership roles extend to his positions as Director of the American Finance Association, Vice President-Elect of the Western Finance Association, and Chair of the Ethics Committee of the Financial Management Association. His distinguished work has earned him a fellowship at the Academy of Social Sciences.

    A dynamic speaker, Alex Edmans has addressed the World Economic Forum in Davos, testified before the UK Parliament, and presented to the World Bank Board of Directors as part of their Distinguished Speaker Series. His TED talks, including “What to Trust in a Post-Truth World” and “The Pie-Growing Mindset,” have collectively garnered millions of views. Prestigious outlets like the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, and Harvard Business Review have featured his insights, and major media networks such as Bloomberg, BBC, and CNN have interviewed him.

    In addition to his academic and speaking endeavors, Alex contributes to the corporate world as a Non-Executive Director of The Investor Forum and serves on advisory councils for the World Economic Forum, Royal London Asset Management, and Novo Nordisk. Appointed by the UK government, he has also co-led studies on share buybacks and executive pay.

    Alex is the acclaimed author of “Grow the Pie: How Great Companies Deliver Both Purpose and Profit,” a Financial Times Best Business Book of 2020. Penguin Random House published his latest book, “May Contain Lies: How Stories, Statistics, and Studies Exploit Our Biases – And What We Can Do About It,” in April 2024.

    Recognized as Professor of the Year by Poets & Quants in 2021, Alex has won numerous teaching awards at Wharton and LBS and has been featured in the Thinkers50 Radar. His dedication to education and responsible business continues to inspire and influence the global finance community.

    Alex Edmans Speaking Videos

    Alex Edmans - The social responsibility of business
    Alex Edmans - What to trust in a "post-truth" world

    Alex Edmans Keynote Topics

    Purposeful business highlights the powerful impact of aligning company goals with broader societal values. By delivering both purpose and profit, great companies demonstrate that a clear mission can drive innovation and success. The question of whether corporations need a purpose is answered by the increasing demand for businesses to contribute positively to society while achieving financial growth.

    Sustainable finance and ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) investing focus on integrating sustainability into financial decisions. Sustainable investing examines whether it works and how to implement it effectively. The evolution of ESG, from its origins to its future potential, highlights its growing importance. Even for non-ESG investors, understanding ESG principles matters, as they increasingly influence market trends and investment outcomes. This approach ensures that financial growth aligns with broader environmental and social goals.

    Behavioral economics explores the psychological factors influencing financial decision-making. By examining the psychology of finance, it reveals how human behavior impacts markets and economic outcomes. Behavioral biases, such as overconfidence and loss aversion, play a crucial role in financial decisions. Understanding these biases is essential, as they can lead to irrational choices. Identifying and addressing these biases helps improve decision-making and promote more rational financial behavior.

    Employee engagement is crucial for organizational success, driving productivity and satisfaction. Engaged employees bring significant value by enhancing performance and fostering a positive work environment. Emphasizing diversity, equity, and inclusion is vital in creating a workplace where every employee feels valued and respected. This inclusive atmosphere not only boosts morale but also spurs innovation, as diverse perspectives lead to creative solutions and new ideas.

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