Graham Sustainability Institute

Ted London

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Adjunct Professor
Senior Research Fellow
  • Business (Ross)

Ted London is a professor at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business and a Senior Research Fellow at the William Davidson Institute. Internationally recognized for his work at the intersection of business strategy and poverty alleviation, London focuses on enterprise strategies for base of the pyramid (BoP) markets, cross-sector collaborations, and value creation in resource-constrained environments.  He has published extensively, serves on several advisory boards, and shares his latest work in venues across the globe. He has also advised dozens of leadership teams on developing scalable BoP enterprises. His Ph.D. in strategic management is from the University of North Carolina, where he was also on the faculty.  Previously, he held senior management positions in the private, non-profit, and development sectors in Africa, Asia, and the U.S.

His latest book, The Base of the Pyramid Promise: Building Businesses with Impact and Scale, translates over 25 years of research and field-based experience into actionable strategies, frameworks, and tools for developing sustainable, scalable enterprises in BoP markets.

Keywords: base of the pyramid; bottom of the pyramid; BoP; poverty alleviation; poverty; impact assessment; emerging markets; inclusive business; social enterprise; sustainable enterprise; sustainability; social impact; scaling impact; cross-sector collaborations; non-profits; international development

UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

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No PovertyZero HungerGood Health and Well-BeingQuality EducationGender EqualityClean Water and SanitationAffordable and Clean EnergyDecent Work and Economic GrowthReduced InequalitiesPartnerships for the Goals