Delivering both prosperity and positive social and environmental impact.

We are an INSEAD institute exploring the intersection of business and society. The challenges of our times are unprecedented, and the decisions made by leaders today determine the future. Our aim is to equip them to make decisions in ways 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. Over the past year we have been working to align INSEAD more closely with the SDGs as more and more business leaders talk about the SDGs and use the 17 global goals to account for their contributions to society. We need clarity regarding what the SDGs mean for strategies, operations and business models.

This is an area where INSEAD makes a difference by shaping the discussion and promoting action. Our focus is on equipping leaders to be smart about the SDGs, with the Hoffmann Institute striving to integrate sustainability across all our activities and mobilize all our stakeholders for impact.

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Our Impact

 

 

Knowledge

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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Learning

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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Engagement

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 Conférences de L'INSEAD (In French) - 16 Decembre, 20:30-22:00. Campus de l'INSEAD- Sans reservation

Henri-Claude de Bettignies et Katell Le Goulven recoivent Rachid Benzine, Islamologue et écrivain, chercheur associé au Fonds Paul Ricoeur. La dynamique de l'Islam dans la société est à l'ordre du jour des grands débats de notre temps et la recherche du "comment construire le vivre ensemble" nourrit bien des réflexions, des controverses et des propositions. Comment nous accorder sur les principes de la vie commune ? Mais d'abord comment mieux "comprendre" similarités et différences, pour anticiper ensemble le futur?

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Les Conférences de L'INSEAD (In French) - 27 Janvier, 20:30-22:00. Campus de l'INSEAD- Sans reservation

Henri-Claude de Bettignies et Katell Le Goulven recoivent Serge Tisseron, Psychiatre et écrivain, Membre de l'Académie des technologies et du Conseil national du numérique. Via la digitalisation, l'intelligence artificielle et les algorithmes, les machines nous parlent et nous conversons avec elles, en particulier avec celles qui vivent avec nous, que nous essayons de domestiquer mais qui paraissent souvent nous contrôler, voire nous maitriser, insidieusement. Où va-t-on dans ce monde digitalisé où prisonniers des écrans et de la virtualité, nous construisons une réalité qui nous aspire ?

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Les Conférences de L'INSEAD (In French) - 18 Novembre, 20:30-22:00. Campus de l'INSEAD- Sans reservation

Henri-Claude de Bettignies et Katell Le Goulven recoivent Maria Guadalupe, Professeure d'économie et de science politique, directrice du Laboratoire de Recherche RCT de l'INSEAD. Dans la turbulence et les changements du monde de l'entreprise, quelles sont les nouvelles formes d'organisation qui émergent et quelles en sont les implications ? Où et comment trouver les opportunités dans cette transformation qui affecte la performance des organisations mais aussi notre vie quotidienne et notre futur ?

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GBSN Beyond: Virtual Conference Reimagined - 15-17 Novembre

What does art have to do with social change? Find out why it plays a vital role in society next Tuesday in GBSN's Beyond virtual conference.
Join Katell. Le Goulven, PhD alongside Divya Singhal, Fernanda Carreira, Okan Pala and Abby Litchfield as they explore the impact that the arts can have in human rights, climate decline, and other challenges facing people and the planet.
 

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Les Conférences de L'INSEAD (In French) - 23 Septembre, 20:30-22:00. Campus de l'INSEAD- Sans reservation

Henri-Claude de Bettignies et Katell Le Goulven recoivent Marie-Christine Labourdette, Présidente du Chateau de Fontainebleau. La conference portera sur les questions de valorisation de notre riche patrimoine culturel, comment peut-elle nourrir l'intérêt qu'on lui porte et ce à tous les niveaux de la société, particulièrement parmi tous ceux qui sont peu préparés à l'apprécier ? Comment l'œuvre d'art et la culture d'une manière générale contribuent elles à la connaissance de soi-même et comment y élargir l'accès ?

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Les Conférences de L'INSEAD (In French) - 21 Octobre, 20:30-22:00. Campus de l'INSEAD- Sans reservation

Henri-Claude de Bettignies et Katell Le Goulven recoivent Joëlle Toledano, Professeur Emérite, Université Paris IX-Dauphine, Membre du Conseil National du numérique. Peut-on encore lutter contre ces entreprises sophistiquées, agiles telles que Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon plébiscitées par les consommateurs et aux ambitions sans limite ? Comment comprendre ce nouveau monde de la transformation numérique qui bouleverse les chaines de valeur ?

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The Power of Creative Destruction: Economic Upheaval and the Wealth of Nations- 19 October 2021, 1200-1300 CET

Join us for a conversation with Philippe Aghion (Professor at INSEAD and the Collège de France), Catherine Mann (External member of the Bank of England) and Ayhan Kose (Chief Economist, the World Bank). The conversation will focus on the deep challenges facing our economic system, including stagnating growth, rising inequality, environmental crises, and the difficult adjustment to the COVID-19 pandemic- themes that Professor Aghion expands on in his new book, The Power of Creative Destruction: Economic Upheaval and the Wealth of Nations. 

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Geopolitics, Climate Change & Inequality, 13 October - 6:30 p.m. (CET) 
This conversation opens a series of webinars on business and climate change organized by Business Schools for Climate Leadership (BSCL) - a collective of eight business schools committed to work together to raise awareness of the issues, challenges and actions needed to help current and future business leaders to tackle climate change. Hosted by IESE in collaboration with INSEAD - two founding members of BSCL - the event will explore the geopolitical and inequality factors business leaders need to account for when engaging in decarbonization efforts.

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Sustainability Report

Reporting our action through the INSEAD Sustainability Report: Academic Years 2015/2016 through 2017/2018 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.

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INSEAD PRME Report 

 

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 third annual report provides a detailed insight into the work and achievements of the Institute in the 2020-2021 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.

Ilian Mihov
Dean of
INSEAD, Academic Director
Hoffmann Global Institute for Business and Society

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

Mark Stabile
Deputy Academic Director
Hoffmann Global Institute for Business and Society

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André and Rosalie Hoffmann for their foundational gift.

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