Q4 2020-2021 activity update

Published by Hoffmann Global Institute for Business and Society on 22 Sep 2021


We supported research and faculty in the publishing of 15 cases and 50 articles on sustainability

To build on the knowledge of sustainability and best practices, we support business and society research conducted by our faculty. A total of 65 new cases and articles addressing various topics under sustainability reached completion and have been published. Stay tuned to our stories page as we share the key findings! 

During the course of the 2020-2021 academic year we engaged with over 32% of all full time faculty across all 9 academic areas

We have been supporting our faculty in their sustainability research output via 7 funds, 6 Chairs and 4 Fellowships

We discussed transforming supply chains and making fashion sustainable in our Mission to Change podcast series.

In our podcast series about changemakers, Katell spoke to Nicole Rycroft, Founder and Executive Director of the award-winning not-for-profit, Canopy. She shared about transforming unsustainable global supply chains and how their environmental initiative also drives efforts of forest conservation and advances indigenous rights.

In a separate episode, Patrik Lundström shone a spotlight on Renewcell’s unique technology that is making fashion sustainable. The CEO discussed the need for fashion evolution instead of a fashion revolution, and why it’s important to seek solutions that protect the planet.

Listen to both the episodes here.

We supported Pride Month celebrations on our social media

As part of Pride Month for June, we spread and supported the message through real life cases and research on making the workplace a safe and inclusive place for all, and ways to ensure discrimination or inequality of LGBTQ+ is prevented. The school also has an OUTSEAD club representing the LGBTQ+ community, and it provides a social networks for members and allies alike.

We published 3 stories including a collaborative piece with Pavan Sukhdev on impact accounting

From our wrap-up of the earlier ChangeNOW Summit, to harnessing AI for healthcare in Rwanda, we published a total of three stories supporting sustainability at INSEAD. In a popular article, the Hoffmann Institute Executive Director Katell Le Goulven co-authored an article with Founder and CEO of GIST Impact, Pavan Sukhdev. The insightful piece highlights which reporting standards, frameworks and networks C-suite executives should be aligning with. Read the full piece here.

We sponsored two teams in the annual Summer StartUp (SSUP!) Tour and the social impact prize for the 42nd INSEAD Venture Competition

An annual INSEAD MBA student-led initiative that allows selected teams to explore the entrepreneurial ecosystems all over the world, the Hoffmann Institute sponsored Team Tech Couture and Team Foodies as they work on food innovation and sustainable fashion as part of their Summer Start-up Tour. Follow their (and other teams’) exciting journeys here.

The Hoffmann Institute also sponsored the social impact prize for 42nd INSEAD Venture Competition (IVC) held by the Rudolf and Valeria Maag INSEAD Centre for Entrepreneurship.

We collaborated with the Career Development Centre to support the recruitment of our MBA graduates in impact organisations

INSEAD graduates are a world of talents for impact businesses, and we are collaborating to support 500 diverse and skilled MBA graduates in their recruitment. Available for roles in business development, supply chain analysis, consulting, impact assessment and more, interested impact organisations are encouraged to contact the relevant Career Development Centre.

During the course of the 2020-2021 academic year we engaged with over 13,000 attendees over a total of 28 online conversations and events.

From diversity and inclusion, climate crisis, ethics, social entrepreneurship and more, we spoke to and learned from guests like Mark Carney, Laurence Tubiana, Ouided Bouchamaoui, Hubert Sagnieres and more. The conversations invited us to share best practices businesses can adopt to build a more sustainable future for all.

Thanks for joining us on this journey to drive sustainability. Stay tuned to our social media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook) for the latest developments! See you next quarter!


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