LBS awarded major donation by co-founders of Lonely Planet
The co-founders of publishing giant Lonely Planet, Tony and Maureen Wheeler, have donated £10 million to LBS.
This donation will fund LBS’s newly established Wheeler Institute for Business and Development, which will apply business and entrepreneurship solutions to tackle the most pressing social and economic problems in the developing world.
With LBS at the forefront of world-class business research, there is a real opportunity to apply rigorous insights from business and entrepreneurship to some of the developing world’s greatest challenges, from healthcare delivery to post-conflict recovery, and from poverty alleviation to gender equality. The Wheeler Institute will create a platform for collaboration, learning, and action for experts and change makers from business, government, NGOs, and academia.
Tony Wheeler is a graduate of LBS’s MSc05(1972) programme and Maureen Wheeler was awarded an Honorary Fellowship from the School in 2011.
Read more about the donation and what it means for the School here.