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Q1 2023-2024 Activity Update


Hoffmann Institute

Q1 2023-2024 Activity Update

Q1 2023-2024 Activity Update

  • We published three opinion papers with professors Alexandra Roulet, Jasjit Singh and Marcos Troyjo

Distinguished Fellow at the Hoffmann Institute Marcos Troyjo shares his views on what the next chapter of globalisation will look like. Professor Alexandra Roulet comments on the ground-breaking work of Claudia Goldin, 2023 Nobel prize winner in Economics. Professor Jasjit Singh discusses the difference between ESG and Impact and what this means for strategies and financial institutions. 

  • We helped publish the school's carbon assessment as part of the INSEAD Climate Journey

In accordance with the GHG Protocol international standard, this assessment includes Scopes 1, 2 and 3, and a uniform set of principles for data collection and processing. Its results for academic year 2021-2022 are available here . The detailed  Scope 3 analysis was presented to Executive Committee, faculty and staff.

  • We co-sponsored the Americas Conference on Sustainability led by Professor Karel Cool at the San Francisco Hub

More than 60 expert speakers ignited sparks among 300 alumni, business leaders and entrepreneurs over three days of activities. The focus was on integrating sustainability across all aspects of business, from leadership and strategies to governance, supply chains and climate finance. INSEAD alumni business sustainability creativity was also celebrated: discover the winners here

  • We released the last episode of season 3 of our Mission to Change podcast

Listen to the story shared by INSEAD Professor Jasjit Singh, as he explains what pursuing impact as a social entrepreneur in a world of ESG entails.

  • We contributed to conversations on energy transition with Les Echos, the global food crisis with INDEVOR club, and took part in the Innovation Debate organized by the Geneva school of economics and management

The Les Echos talk featured Bertrand Piccard, Founder and CEO of the Solar Impulse foundation, Olivier Peyret, President of New Energy Europe SLB, and Yves Kerstens, CEO of Bekaert. Maria Fedorova from the Hoffmann Institute​ also engaged in the debate.

In a webinar hosted by INSEAD Global INDEVOR Club “Investment and Action to Address Global Food Crisis” we heard from our school’s staff and alumni engaged in addressing our climate-driven global food crisis from an investment perspective.

The Innovation Debate 2023 with Professor Felipe Monteiro took place at UNIGE and convened four high-level managers to  debate for and against retaining innovation units inside organizations.

  • We hosted a discussion with Lubomila Jordanova, Co-founder-CEO of Plan A and another conversation on the new Space Economy with student clubs

The INSEAD Environment & Business Club welcomed Lubomila for a discussion with MBA and MIM students on ESG reporting, the role of SMEs in decarbonising the economy and sustainable value innovation.

The Innovation & Design Club welcomed INSEAD alumni working in the new Space Economy to speak about entrepreneurship, investing and policymaking in this rapidly growing industry as well as the serious threats caused by the growing congestion of assets and spectrum saturation in space

  • We participated in the HeforShe Lab and the Chartered ABS Annual Conference

The UNESCO Institute in Paris welcomed the UNWomen HeForShe Alliance Partners for a special Lab session bringing together senior Diversity Equity and Inclusion leaders and sustainability champions from across the HeForShe Alliance. In London, the 2023 edition of the Chartered ABS Annual Conference brought together over 300 business school Deans and senior leadership teams around the topic of sustainable growth in an age of disruption.

  • We hosted 3 sessions of Les Conferences de L'INSEAD series

We kicked off another edition of Les Conferences de L’INSEAD series led by INSEAD Emeritus Professor Henri Claude de Bettignies. This season we welcomed Sylvie Bermann, French ambassador; Alice Ekman, Asia analyst for the European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS) and Benoit Chantre, essayist and editor. 

The lectures focused on the role of diplomacy today, the paths leading to an increasing polarization of the world and the breeding ground of individualism and violence. 

  • And we published our annual report and 10 blogs on our website

The Hoffmann Institute regularly publishes content produced by our faculty, shares summaries of events organized with partners and stakeholders. Check out our annual report as well as the 10 other blogs we published during the last quarter here


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