Build Purpose. Maximise Impact.
Our world faces critical challenges. And it’s time for business to find answers.
Climate change, inequality, diversity, large-scale conflict: these issues have historically been the remit of non-profits and governments. But as the world wakes up to the imperative for change, it’s time for businesses too to shoulder the responsibility to deliver financially viable, effective and scalable solutions to the greatest problems we face.
Strategy and Investing for Impact gives you the big-picture understanding, the actionable insights and the tools to make a difference. You explore how to integrate an impact agenda within your organisation’s core strategy and how to execute effective and scalable solutions that address the most critical challenges facing our world, and drive meaningful change. Whatever your sector, whether yours is a mainstream business or a social impact venture, Strategy and Investing for Impact will empower you to leverage your passion to create impact. And to play your part in delivering real progress.
Led by INSEAD Professor Jasjit Singh, Paul Dubrule Chaired Professor of Sustainable Development, Strategy and Investing for Impact is a Pop Up programme exclusively available to INSEAD alumni and DUAL members. The programme forms part of INSEAD's commitment to Lifelong Learning.
Why we are offering this Programme?
Strategy and Investing for Impact forms part of our Lifelong Learning inititative and commitment to deliver world-class learning experiences that enable and empower our alumni to lead positive change, and make a real and lasting impact on our world.
In celebration of our 60th anniversary this academic year programme, this programme is offered at a significant discount to INSEAD alumni. We have only 32 seats, please sign up early to avoid disappointment.
This pop-up programme is delivered in collaboration with the Hoffmann Global Institute for Business and Society.
Key Takeaways for you and your Organisation
Strategy and Investing for Impact empowers you to understand how to define purpose and drive social impact while simultaneously delivering profitable growth to your organisation.
- Start thinking strategically about societal impact and build purpose-driven business models
- Discover how to integrate a social and/or environmental agenda into your organisation’s core strategy
- Explore how to invest with an intentionality for impact
- Master the tools and frameworks to manage and evaluate your impact
- Learn to deliver economically viable, scalable and effective solutions that help address the major societal challenges.
Programme Overview and Content
Strategy and Investing for Impact brings you together with fellow INSEAD alumni from a diversity of backgrounds in an intense and highly immersive 1.5 day workshop at our Singapore campus. Through a combination of case studies and dynamic group discussion, we explore the key issues, concepts, business models and frameworks to devise and execute impact strategies that will work for you and your business.
Session 1: Thinking strategically about impact
We will argue that any organisation - not-for profit or for-profit - can support societal progress and tackle the problems facing our planet. You will be challenged to re-think your position on capitalism and social impact, and explore how you can meet a societal need considering your personal passions, strengths and constraints.
For more insight into this topic, read Jasjit Singh's latest article From Good Intentions to Maximising your Impact.
Session 2: Purpose-driven business
With mounting pressure from stakeholders to look at impact and sustainability, the imperative to business is to combine societal objectives with profitable growth. You will examine how pioneering organisations integrate and align these objectives with core strategy and the sources of their competitive advantage to create unique market value.
You may want to read the article Using Innovative Finance to Scale Up Corporate Base-of-Pyramid Initiatives as an introduction.
Session 3: Investing for impact
Impact investing is still a relatively small segment, but is gaining traction as a promising financial opportunity to individuals and organisations. The challenge to businesses is identifying these investors – and then getting them to commit. You will review the key issues and both emerging and established markets, and best practices from the field.
To learn more, read the article Building an Impact Investing Business that Makes a Real Difference.
Strategy and Investing for Impact has been designed for INSEAD alumni from as broad a diversity of disciplines and backgrounds as possible. Irrespective of whether you work in mainstream business or a social impact venture, the programme will help you understand how combining your passion for impact with curiosity, humility and rigor can lead to real progress.
“Societal issues are becoming salient in every job, in every sector, in every geography. While this programme should obviously excite those pursuing social or environmental impact – in impact-driven business, impact investing, social enterprise, sustainability, government or development – it is also enormously relevant for mainstream business managers from a diversity of sectors and industries.” Jasjit Singh
Dates and Fees
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Friday 14th February 2020, Singapore Campus
Saturday 15th February 2020, Singapore Campus
From 8.30am to 5.30pm
From 8.30am to 12.30pm
*This is a special 75% discount to the regular price and part of the 60th anniversary celebration
Professor of Strategy
The Paul Dubrule Chaired Professor of Sustainable Development
Jasjit has been an INSEAD professor since 2004. His teaching and research interests include Strategy, Innovation, Inclusive Business, Sustainable Development, Impact Investing and Impact Evaluation. He also regularly gives speeches on these topics, and advises investors, companies and impact ventures on how to think rigorously about their impact.
Jasjit has written numerous articles for leading academic journals as well as case studies that have won prestigious awards. He earned a PhD in Business Economics (Strategy) at Harvard Business School and an MA in Economics at Harvard University, having earlier obtained a BTech in Computer Science & Engineering at IIT Delhi and a double-MS at Georgia Tech.