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10th EABIS Colloquium Hosted by INSEAD

A New Era of Development: the Changing Role & Responsibilities of Business in Developing Countries

Read more on: What leading business academics are talking about, from EABIS 2011

The EABIS Colloquium which took place on Thursday 27 and Friday 28 October 2011, was hosted by INSEAD and the Social Innovation Centre at INSEAD Europe Campus in Fontainebleau, France. The central theme was Corporate Responsibility and Developing Markets. The event was very well received, about 300 leaders from all over the world attended the colloquium, its workshops, break out sessions etc. More information...

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INSEAD Healthcare Alumni Summit 2011

"Incumbents and Insurgents"

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Two exciting days of talks, panels and workshops devoted to the business of healthcare took place in Berlin on Thursday 6 and Friday 7 October 2011. Read more...

For further information, we invite you to follow the Healthcare Alumni Summit event on LinkedIn.

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6th INSEAD Social Entrepreneurship Conference

"An Ecosystem to Promote Business for a Better World"

Description: http://www.insead.edu/facultyresearch/centres/social_entrepreneurship/images/clip_image001.pngThe ISEP 2011 Conference and Reunion took place in one of the most exciting cities on the planet, Berlin! INSEAD partnered with the prestigious Centre for Social Investment at the Hertie School of Governance and the University of Heidelberg and held a stimulating, invigorating and inspiring gathering. The collaboration brought with it a rich level of research, analysis, some of the world’s leading thinking on building a thriving social entrepreneurship ecosystem. Our conference, open to the public, took place on Friday 7 October 2011. It focused on the potential for business partnerships and the role of public policy in promoting social entrepreneurship. The ISEP reunion on the 8 October brought together ISEP graduates from all nine ISEP sessions from both Fontainebleau and Singapore.

For further information, please contact:

Hans WAHL (Office Residence D1.04)
Tel: + 33 (0) 1 60 72 42 79
Fax: + 33 (0) 1 60 74 55 82
Email: hans.wahl@insead.edu

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26th Sustainability Executive Roundtable

"Business and Biodiversity: The Next Sustainability Challenge"

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There is a growing concern in business about biodiversity loss and change and about the risks and opportunities biodiversity entails for the bottom line. This roundtable will present and discuss the implications of biodiversity issues for the business world. In an interactive and participative process, participants will discover how biodiversity affects business through impacts and dependencies on natural resources. The purpose is also to identify critical trade-offs for society and business, and discover new ways of being smart in front of systemic interdependences. Improving our capacity to be part of the solution to one of the most comprehensive challenges the human species is facing is at the core of this debate.

The 26th roundtable which was very well received, proposed a new formula with break out roundtable discussions. The event was held at INSEAD Europe Campus in Fontainebleau, France on Friday 23 September 2011. For the programme...

For further information, please contact the coordinator of this event:

Ana-Cristina DE SA
Tel: + 33 (0) 1 60 72 41 89
Fax: + 33 (0) 1 60 74 55 66
Email: S-ROUNDTABLE.Fb@insead.edu

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INSEAD CSR & Ethics Professor Craig N. Smith Spoke at the 1st Africa Roundtable and Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility in Nigeria

15-17 June 2011 INSEAD CSR & Ethics Professor Craig N. Smith spoke at 1st the Africa Roundtable and Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility in Nigeria. The theme is: The Business Case for Corporate Social Responsibility and its impact on African Economies.

The Africa Roundtable and Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility (AR-CSR) is an industry flagship event which attracted Africa’s leading figures and decision-makers to immediately spark off conversations and discussions about Corporate Social Responsibility in Africa. It also brought counterparts from Europe, UK and the USA for peer reviews and best practices.

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MBA Presentation: Uwe G. Schulte Spoke on Social Innovation

INDEVOR, a student-led organization for Social Impact and the INSEAD Social Innovation Centre invited MBA students to an exclusive dialogue on Social Innovation! The event was held on Wednesday 25 May 2011 at 19.15 to 20. 45pm on INSEAD Asia Campus, 1 Ayer Rajah Avenue, Singapore, 138676 in Amphi 307. Dr. Uwe G. Schulte, Executive Director INSEAD Social Innovation Centre spoke on Social Innovation, explained how INSEAD defines it in the context of business, underlined what we do here at INSEAD and how the Centre can be off a resource for MBA students.

For further information, please contact: Carlos.LIBERA@insead.edu or Mihai.DRAGOTA@insead.edu

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4th Forum Convergences 2015

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The ‎4th Forum Convergences 2015 was held in Paris, on 3, 4 and 5 May 2011 at the Hôtel de Ville. This European event was for all actors engaging in favor off poverty alleviation and sustainable development (French spoken).

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The Ongoing Response to the Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan

-by Jurgita Balaisyte, Alfonso J. Pedraza Martinez, Orla Stapleton, Luk N. Van Wassenhove, 14 March 2011-

The earthquake, measuring 9.0 on the Richter scale, which took place in Japan on Friday 11th March was the world’s fifth largest earthquake since 1900 and was 700 times more powerful than the one that struck Haiti last year. However, despite the devastation playing out on our television screens, the damage and losses are relatively low when we consider the magnitude of the disaster. In Tokyo for example, the damage from the earthquake was very limited and the reaction of the people on the streets illustrated the level of preparedness of the country for this type of disaster. Read the rest of this article...

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25th Sustainability Executive Roundtable "Finance and Ethics"

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The 25th roundtable held at INSEAD Europe Campus in Fontainebleau, France on Friday 11 March 2011 generated a lively debate between, business leaders, acadamia and practitioners of the finance sector. More...

The farmer, the scientist and the nuclear engineer: can they together create a sustainable future?
A report from INSEAD's Alumni Sustainability Executive Roundtable in Fontainebleau.
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For further information, please contact:

Larissa KERVENNAL
Tel: + 33 (0) 1 60 72 43 86
Fax: + 33 (0) 1 60 74 55 66
Email: isic.coordinators@insead.edu

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Tony Kalm Spoke On Empowering the Poorest of the Poor through Sustainable Agriculture

Tony Kalm -Development Director at One Acre Fund- spoke on "Empowering the Poorest of the Poor through Sustainable Agriculture". This joint event was held at INSEAD Europe Campus in Fontainebleau, France on Monday 28 March 2011.

Venue: 1-2pm in Ampi K. More...

For further information, please contact: benjamin.warr@insead.edu or christine.chang@insead.edu


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Focus on Ethics and Sustainability in INSEAD Knowledge

Putting social innovation and entrepreneurship on the business agenda
John Elkington's work advising businesses on sustainable strategies has earned him numerous accolades including the Dean of Corporate Social Responsibility by BusinessWeek in 2004. Here, he discusses social innovation and entrepreneurship and its potential to become an increasing part of companies' agendas.

Billionaires and mud huts: Can Asia solve its real sustainability issues?
Asia may be today’s economic miracle but too little water and too much poverty could derail the growth engine of the world. Zoe McKay talked with global strategist, Ravi Fernando. Read more...

Finding the energy to halve greenhouse gas emissions in half: a reality check
Do today's global energy efficiency initiatives work? "Insufficiently ambitious," says Nobuo Tanaka, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency. So what do we need to address the challenge of climate change? Read more...

Carbon leakage: EU cap-and-trade rules could do more harm than good
Despite its good intentions, the next phase of EU emissions trading scheme (to be implemented in 2013) could end up doing more harm than good, both to the global environment and to European industries that must comply with the rules, says David Drake, a PhD candidate in Technology and Operations Management at INSEAD.
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Greed and deception: Is it too late for ethical banking?
As it turns out, Big Bang – the deregulation of stock markets across Europe back in 1986 – really was an event that shook the world. Author and independent stock analyst Cyrus Mewawalla tells INSEAD Knowledge that deregulation, greed and deceit are at the root of today’s financial crisis, and suggests ways to return to ethical banking.

The sweatshop on your conscience: How consumers and marketers are more responsible than they'd like to think
Lower consumer prices and higher profit margins take the spotlight off poor working conditions in cheap labour markets.  Changing those practices is as much a responsibility of the marketer and consumer as it is of the supplier. INSEAD professor N.Craig Smith explains how and why responsible consumerism matters.

The art of the deal: Is ethics in the picture?
Can you walk away from the negotiating table with a contract in your pocket and your ethics intact? This is the third and final installment in a series of articles on value negotiation from INSEAD professor Horacio Falcao.

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Talk by Cyrus Moore on: Ethics in Banking

This jointly sponsored event by Business Ethics-December 11 promotion and the INSEAD Social Innovation Centre took place on: Wednesday 2nd February 2011 in Amphi A, Europe Campus, Fontainebleau in France.

The talk was open to all members of MBA December and June 2011 promotion. For further information/RSVP, please contact brigit.soccard@insead.edu

A book signing took place after the talk. Copies of the book are available at Footnote.

A second talk, also a jointly sponsored event by the Business Ethics-December 11 promotion and the INSEAD Social Innovation Centre took place on: Friday 14 January 2011 from 18.30 to 19.15 in Amphi Mork, Europe Campus, Fontainebleau in France.

The talk was open to all members of MBA December 2011 promotion. For further information, please contact hamidah.salim@insead.edu


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Responding to the Haiti Earthquake Disaster: One Year On

-by Jurgita Balaisyte, Alfonso J. Pedraza Martinez, Orla Stapleton,

Luk N. Van Wassenhove, 13 Janvier 2011-

Wednesday 12th January 2011 marked the first anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti. One year on, the international humanitarian effort is moving from the response into the rehabilitation phase. Rehabilitation includes recovery activities. Regardless of the unprecedented international response in terms of funding pledges from public donations, donor governments and multilateral institutions, the long-term recovery from the disaster has barely begun. There is speculation as to the causes of this delay. The lack of progress is blamed on a combination of issues, such as indecision regarding the Haitian government, donor countries' pursuit of their own aid priorities, and the lack of capacity of Interim Haiti Recovery Commission. In addition operational challenges such as the delayed conversion of donor pledges to concrete funding, the huge quantity of debris still present on the streets in Port-au-Prince and the complicated land tenure system of the country, are continuing to hamper the rehabilitation process. Read the rest of this article...


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