Q2 2020-2021 activity update

Published by Hoffmann Global Institute for Business and Society on 11 Mar 2021

As the second academic quarter whizzes by, we take a moment to share all the updates during this period in 60 seconds with Katell!

We co-hosted Les Conferences de l’INSEAD online with Professor Henri-Claude de Bettignies who started the series 34 years ago.

Conducted in French, the 5 conferences, led by Professor Henri-Claude de Bettignies, offered a diversity of views on complex subjects from climate change to the future of the labour market after COVID-19. Explore the conferences and watch the recordings here.

We partnered with the WEF to sponsor two Hoffmann Fellowships on sustainability and the fourth industrial revolution with Professor Spencer Harrison and Dan Iancu.

The André Hoffmann Fellowship Programme allows Fellows a unique opportunity to build and drive intensive collaboration among the Forum and INSEAD partners, including leaders from private sectors, governments, international organisations and civil society. The Hoffmann Fellow for Circular Economy Adoption and the Fourth Industrial Revolution will investigate how the adoption of “Dirty Innovations” can facilitate the transition to a more circular economy. The Hoffmann Fellow on Food Systems and Data will explore how to best leverage data analytics and technology to accelerate incentives for net-zero, nature-positive food systems.

We celebrated Professor Felipe Monteiro’s Case Centre award on Ethics and Social Responsibility.

Recognised as the winner in the Ethics and Social Responsibility category of The Case Centre Awards 2021, Professor Felipe Monteiro’s case covers how the multinational Enel Group embraced the transformation of the energy sector, combining open innovation with sustainability. Read the case or the INSEAD Knowledge article.

We celebrated the 10th Master Strategist Day where over 600 students used VR to help MiracleFeet eliminate clubfoot disease.

The 650 students used virtual reality technology to scale up MiracleFeet’s yearly efforts of treating 100k children with feet deformation in 70 countries. The bi-annual Master Strategist Day, led by Professor Ithai Stern, Ilze Kivleniece, Daniel Simonovich with Ridhima Aggarwal, provides INSEAD MBA students an opportunity to practice what they learn in this core strategy class, and propose solutions for real-life non-profit organisations. Find out more about Master Strategist Day.

We interviewed EssilorLuxottica Hubert Sagnieres to explore how purpose above strategy can transform a company into a force for good.

Speaking about his journey, in the webinar, EssilorLuxottica Vice-Chairman Hubert Sagnières (MBA'86J) explored how purpose above strategy can transform a company into a force for good.

We published 5 stories on how INSEAD walks-the-talk on sustainability.

Discussing INSEAD’s Project Shine On to bring solar electricity to rural parts of Philippines, sustainable food practices at the school, to celebrating World Wildlife Day with the our students’ conservation efforts in Malawi, our stories page continues to highlight efforts to integrate sustainability into the school.

We renewed our partnerships with Le Club Les Echos Engagement Responsable and the SDG Tent…

  • Le Club Les Echos Engagement Responsable with 2021’s first session with Virginie Morgon and Gilbert Ghostine

Watch the recording of the session discussing challenges faced by impact leaders in 2021.

  • The SDG Tent to speak about “No SDG Left Behind.”

Watch the recording of the "No SDG Left Behind: driving bold business action for a fair and sustainable world,” as INSEAD and InTent are joined by Procter & Gamble, Royal DSM N.V., Salesforce, and Yara International to discuss ways to accelerate progress towards the SDGs.

….and announced new rounds of impact challenge with three long-time partners

We published our UN PRME report and joined their committee to review reporting business school impact.

A voluntary initiative with over 800 signatories worldwide, the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) is United Nations-supported initiative that aims to raise the profile of sustainability in business schools around the world, and equips today's business students with the understanding and ability to deliver change tomorrow. Read our report, the interview, and more about the PRME SIP Impact Sub-Committee.

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Thank you for joining us on this journey of continuing to drive sustainability! Stay tuned on our social media for our latest developments!

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