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Delivering both prosperity and positive social and environmental impact.

We are an INSEAD institute exploring the intersection of business and society. Our aim is to equip business leaders and decision makers with tools and frameworks that deliver positive outcomes for business, communities, people and our planet in line with globally agreed sustainability goals.

The UN Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs, offer a cohesive and centralised framework for discussing a new development model that is good for all people and the planet. INSEAD’s Hoffmann Institute is striving to integrate sustainability into the school, and drive alignment of the SDGs to inspire business leaders to create prosperity and value for all. Find out how we do this by watching the video below.


An Introduction to INSEAD’s Hoffmann Global Institute for Business and Society | Watch The Video


Our Impact




We develop new theories, insights, and business models to drive private sector prosperity and societal progress. Research by leading INSEAD academics is the foundation for a brighter future.

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We inspire and educate diverse and analytical leaders who create value both for their organizations and for society – from our MBA, Masters and PhD programmes to Executive Education.

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We engage our alumni community, build relationships with public and private sector organisations, and other stakeholders to create real-world impact.

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Walk the Talk

We aspire to make INSEAD a school that leads by example in integrating societal impact into its operations, and contributes to local and global progress and prosperity.

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Our Focus


Our aim is to take INSEAD to the next level of societal impact.


We do this by engaging our community around these three focus points to transform business education.

Upcoming Events


INSEAD in Davos for the WEF. 18 & 19 January, SDGTent- Onsite & Online

Aligning with the theme of Mobilizing action to accelerate change, INSEAD will once again be alongside the World Economic Forum thanks to our partnership with InTent, sponsor for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). Hosted by the Hoffmann Global Institute for Business and Society, we will convene faculty, distinguished speakers and experts to speak at two sessions – Achieving the Goal of Universal Health Coverage by 2030: Successes and Challenges from Emerging Market Countries and Integrating Income & Impact: 3 Secrets.

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Le Conférence de l'INSEAD. 12 January, 8:30- 22:00pm CET, Amphi A, Europe Campus - In French

Thomas Gomart, Directeur de l'Institut Français des Relations Internationales (IFRI): Quelles vont-être les relations entre les Etats-Unis, l'Europe et la Chine apres la guerre d'Ukraine ? 

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Past Events






Mission to Change Podcast Series

Join our Founding Executive Director, Katell Le Goulven, every month as she speaks to inspiring figures who have transformed their businesses and initiatives to drive positive change. What were their challenges, why did they choose to walk the talk, and what have they learned? Listen in and be inspired to drive your own mission to change.


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Sustainability Report


Reporting our action through the INSEAD Sustainability Report: Academic Years 2018/2019 through 2019/2020 helps us better understand sustainability at the school and improve year over year. Having long recognised the need to teach and research around environmental and social responsibility, our school is well positioned to convene today’s leaders to discuss global challenges. With a faculty of thought leaders in business and economics, an alumni community 60,000 strong and more than 1,000 graduates each year from our five master degrees and doctoral programme, the school is a transformative force in business and society.



As a Signatory of UN Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME), we are glad to share our progress report on how INSEAD has contributed to the global movement to transform business education from 2018-2019. Developing responsible leadership that delivers change and societal progress has been at the core of the school, and we are looking forward to continue to lead by example in aligning with the PRME principles and the  SDGs. Click the image to read the full report 



Annual Report


Founded in August 2018, the Hoffmann Institute for Business and Society was tasked with embedding sustainability into the core of INSEAD, while furthering the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Executing activities around its four strategic pillars, the Hoffmann Institute has provided transformational learning experiences, created content on business sustainability topics and engaged its global community to turn the message of business as a force for good into action. This fourth annual report provides a detailed insight into the work and achievements of the Institute in the 2021-2022 academic year.


The Hoffmann Institute also supported the new INSEAD Procurement Policy so that it aligns with the SDGs.

To improve how we work together and ensure robust processes at INSEAD, the new policy focuses on six new components of Value, Partnership and Performance, Compliance Risk Financial Visibility, Contract Management, Ethics and SDGs.

Click here to read our Procurement Policy


#SDGSMART highlights INSEAD action on the SDGs, engaging on why the SDGs are important and the future of the SDGs in business education.

This aligns with the INSEAD mission and founding values. Moving forward, #SDGSMART will promote opportunities for leaders to better understand how to be smart about the SDGs

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The Conversation


The world faces unprecedented challenges to global growth. Risks are rising from environmental pressures, our rapidly changing geopolitical landscape and the blistering pace of technology. We need to convene thought leaders, innovators, investors and entrepreneurs to affect real change. Steps forward must turn into strides towards a sustainable future. This is how we promote business as a force for good and achieve the next level of social impact.

Katell Le Goulven
Executive Director
Hoffmann Global Institute for Business and Society

Mark Stabile
Academic Director
Hoffmann Global Institute for Business and Society


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We are grateful and proud to name the Institute in recognition of
André and Rosalie Hoffmann for their foundational gift.

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