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Our first five years

Our first five years

The INSEAD Hoffmann Global Institute for Business and Society just celebrated its 5th year anniversary with a Business and Society Summit to take stock of 5 years of work on sustainability at INSEAD. The Summit reviewed progress and explored trends to consider to further integrate social and environmental challenges in business education. Speakers included INSEAD faculty, students, alumni as well as external experts and members of the Hoffmann Institute Advisory Board. Follow this space for a detailed wrap up with highlights and main takeaways.

In preparation for this summit, the institute prepared a 5 year report, and we are now proud to share it with you. Reflecting on the main achievements from its inauguration in 2018, the report is structured according to our standard 4 pillar framework – Knowledge, Learning, Engagement and Walk the Talk. It includes a message from our Dean Ilian Mihov, a message from our patron André Hoffmann, and messages from our academic and executive directors Mark Stabile and Katell Le Goulven.

Commenting on the need for the business world to play a central role in tackling today’s global challenges, André Hoffmann said “We are at a pivotal moment in history where sticking to the same old business practices will only harm the very planet we depend on. It’s time for businesses to prioritize long-term growth over short-term profitability. We firmly believe that embracing sustainable business models is not just an evolution; it’s a total game-changer….We’re on a mission to show the world how business can be a powerful force for good!”

The report highlights how the Hoffmann institute drove change, providing specific examples of the impact the institute has had throughout these 5 years to integrate sustainability into everything the school does. Said Dean Ilian Mihov, “Everything the Hoffmann Institute has accomplished is due to the enthusiasm and energy of our students, faculty, staff, alumni and partners. I look forward to seeing how the Institute harnesses this powerful momentum for the next five years.”

Read the full report here

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