Strategy and Investing for Impact

7-10 October 2021, Online edition


Build Purpose. Maximise Impact. 

Our world faces critical challenges. And it’s time for business to find answers.

Critical societal issues like climate change and inequality 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. 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 initiative 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.

This programme is offered at a significant discount to INSEAD alumni. We have only 36 seats, please sign up early to avoid disappointment.

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.


You will:

  • 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
  • Become aware of frameworks for evaluating and managing 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 4-day online workshop. 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 Professor Singh's article The Force for Good Spectrum: Using Business as a Tool 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.

Session 4: Evaluating and Managing Impact

In this session, we will discuss various approaches for impact-related measurement. Our focus will be a rigorous data-driven perspective towards managing impact, wherein monitoring and evaluation become a part of strategy implementation seeking maximizing of one’s impact rather than just a reporting exercise.

To learn more, read the article Maximising Outcomes in Impact Investing.

Participant Profile


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


Diversity Grant

A Diversity Grant is made available to INSEAD alumni wishing to attend the Strategy and Investing for Impact Pop-up Programme.
It is designed primarily for those who would be a strong fit for the programme but are economically constrained (e.g., working in lower-income countries and/or in the social impact field).

The grant will cover 70% of the programme cost.

Click here to find out more.

Dates and Fees

Date and LocationLengthFee

Wednesday 6 October 2021, zoom session (optional pre-programme networking)


Thursday 7 October 2021, zoom session

Friday 8 October 2021, zoom session

Saturday 9 October 2021, zoom session

Sunday 10 October 2021, zoom session

9:00am to 10:00am CET / 3:00pm to 4:00pm SIN


9:00am to 1:00pm CET / 3:00pm to 7:00pm SIN

9:00am to 1:00pm CET / 3:00pm to 7:00pm SIN

9:00am to 1:00pm CET / 3:00pm to 7:00pm SIN

9:00am to 1:00pm CET / 3:00pm to 7:00pm SIN



EUR 390 for Young Alumni (5 year out)

EUR 490 for NAA members 

EUR 690 for non-NAA members

*limited space of max. 36 pax 


Contact us and Registration


For further information about Strategy and Investing for Impact, please contact the INSEAD Lifelong Learning team at [email protected] or register your attendance using the below link.




Jasjit Singh

Professor of Strategy

The Paul Dubrule Chaired Professor of Sustainable Development

Jasjit has been an INSEAD professor since 2004. His expertise includes Strategy, Innovation, Sustainable Development, Purpose-Driven Business, Impact Investing and Impact Evaluation. He regularly speaks on these topics, and also advises entrepreneurs, philanthropists, investors and organizations on how to best manage their societal impact.

Jasjit has written numerous articles for leading journals and 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.

Read Professor Singh's Profile


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