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INSEAD Supporting Concrete Solutions for Corporations to Integrate Biodiversity into Business Strategies at the Annual ChangeNOW Summit

Held online on 27, 28 and 29th May 2021, the ChangeNOW Summit – co-founded by INSEAD alumni - is positioned to discuss ways of collaborative action for the planet.

As the official and major Academic Partner for the third year in a row, the INSEAD Hoffmann Global Institute for Business and Society will convene a distinguished group of speakers for a total of five sessions over three days, including two keynote addresses by Mark Carney, UN Special Envoy on Climate Action and Finance, and Inger Andersen, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme.

As the ChangeNOW academic partner for the third year, we are again joining forces to accelerate change towards a more sustainable world. In this 2021 edition, we will promote inclusive and nature-positive solutions for leaders who are on a mission to change the way business is done.

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


There are three options to register
FREE discovery pass
Business pass
Investor pass
For details on what each of these passes include, visit the ChangeNow website by clicking the Register button below


Programme Details



Thursday May 27
18:00 - 18:20 CET

Why women are powerful agents of change

Zoe Kinias

Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour, INSEAD & Academic Director, INSEAD Gender Initiative

Wingee Sampaio

Global Program Director of the Cartier Women’s Initiative


Thursday May 27
19:15 - 19:45 CET






Keynote address

Mark Carney

UN Special Envoy on Climate Action and Finance

Mark Stabile 

Professor of Economics, INSEAD, Deputy Academic Director  Hoffmann Global Institute for Business & Society

Thursday May 27
15:00 - 15:45 CET


Keynote Address


Roundtable Discussion










Fireside Chat



Climate Budget Session

Chad Frischmann

Coalition-builder and systems strategist for Project Drawdown


Philippe Singer

Managing Director & Co-Founder, Leaders for Climate Action

Lubomila Jordanova

Co-Founder and CEO of Plan A, and Co-Founder of Greentech Alliance

Emilie Alberola

Group Director, EcoAct


Ambroise Fayolle

Vice president of the European Investment Bank




Friday May 28
12:30 - 13:45 CET


Keynote Address



Panel Discussion














Panel Discussion

Creating new Coalitions


Inger Andersen

Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme

Accelerating the Momentum towards Climate Governance


Monica de Virgiliis

President of Chapter Zero France, and Board member


Gilles Vermot Desroches

Senior Vice President, Corporate Citizenship & Institutional Affairs, Schneider Electric

Augustin Boulot

Executive Director at B Lab France



Panel discussion


Andrew Higham

Managing Director, Plexus Strategy & CEO, Mission 2020


Abul Kalam Azad

Special Envoy of the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF)

Friday May 28 
11:50 - 13:05 CET


Panel Discussion


Organizing change at the industry level 

Spencer Harrison

Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour, INSEAD


Your moderators for the ChangeNow summit



Katell Le Goulven

Executive Director, The Hoffmann Institute


Vinika Rao
Executive Director, INSEAD Gender Initiative


Sonia Tatar

Executive Director INSEAD Corporate Governance Centre and Family Business


Our Partners 



Boston Consulting Group

Committed to makng a difference in helping communities thrive by prioritizing our social impact and sustainability agendas. We seek to drive impact in climate and environment, global development, global health and education.



ChangeNOW Summit

This Annual Forum is held in partnership with the world’s largest social impact summit, ChangeNOW. Thanks to the Hoffmann Global Institute for Business and Society, INSEAD is the first and only academic partner of the Summit.


INSEAD Corporate Governance Centre

The centre’s mission is to develop world-class teaching content, promote latest research using innovative scholarly materials and enrich public discourse on corporate governance through forums, conferences, peer-to-peer exchange and expert-to-practitioner dialogue.




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