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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


 Les Echos Club Engagement Responsable 6 April 2023 - Climate & Sustainability : Le temps de l’action

The Hoffmann Institute in partnership with Les Echos Engagement Responsable invites you to attend this online debate.

Speakers: Yamina Saheb, Docteure en énergétique, autrice du rapport du GIEC et chercheure à SCIENCES PO; Esther Finidori, Vice-Présidente stratégie SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC FRANCE;
Jean-Luc di Paola-Galloni, Corporate Vice-Président Sustainable Development and External Affairs VALEO GROUP; Franck Gervais, Directeur Général GROUPE PIERRE ET VACANCES CENTER PARCS


Force for Good Alumni Q&A with INSEAD and HGIBS- News and objectives. Tuesday April 11th, 7.15 PM to 8.30PM INSEAD Community Members only. Hybrid on Fontainebleau campus and Zoom. 

The Dean of Degree Programmes Urs Peyer and the Founding Executive Director of HGIBS Katell le Goulven will present the school's new strategy to drive positive social and environmental impact, and they will answer alumni and student questions.

The discussion will focus on how INSEAD has evolved since the launch of the “Force For Good” campaign in 2018 and the creation of the Hoffmann Global Institute for Business and Society, what the school’s new challenges and ambitions are to tackle the current sustainability challenges, and how alumni and students can contribute to the success of this ongoing transition. This event is organized by the Business & Society Center of Expertise of the INSEAD Alumni Association France, together with INSEAD, HGIBS and the Environment & Business student club 


INSEAD Impact Entrepreneurship Reunion at ChangeNOW Summit in Paris. 24 - 27 May 2023

Mark your calendars to join a fantastic community of ISEP alumni and impact entrepreneurs from around the globe. Spend three days learning, exchanging ideas, networking, exploring opportunities, and, best of all, meeting one another at the Impact Entrepreneurship Reunion in Paris next Spring.

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Business & Society Summit, 17 June 2023, Amphi A, Europe Campus 

On 17 June 2023 at INSEAD Europe Campus, the Hoffmann Institute is hosting a Business and Society Summit to take stock of and celebrate 5 years of work on sustainability at INSEAD. The Summit will review progress and explore trends to consider to further integrate sustainability in business education. Speakers will include INSEAD faculty, students, alumni as well as external experts and members of the Hoffmann Institute Advisory Board. The Summit will be held in conjunction with the INSEAD Force for Good Campaign Celebrations.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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INSEAD Sustainability Report


This report has been prepared using the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards, and content is also aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as well as the principles and pillars of action of the UN Academic Impact (UNAI) and UN Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME).

Reporting our action through the INSEAD Sustainability Report: Academic Year 2020/2021 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.

Hoffmann Institute 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.

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#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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