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.
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.
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.
We engage our alumni community, build relationships with public and private sector organisations, and other stakeholders to create real-world impact.
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.
INSEAD Business Sustainability Series
Sustainability is on the agenda of business leaders around the world and INSEAD alumni are playing a key role in making sustainability in the economy and society happen. Over the past six months, we have engaged with alumni from around the world and found an impressive commitment to the cause, ranging from 3D printed sustainable houses, methane measurement from space, using underutilized public transportation for express package delivery, circular rubber, to biodiversity.
INSEAD in Davos for the WEF. 18 & 19 January
Le Conférence de l'INSEAD
SDG Week. Euorpe & Asia Campus
Le Club | Les Echos Débats, Engagement Responsable
Inaugural INSEAD Climate Summit - Asia Campus
Inaugural INSEAD Climate Summit - Europe Campus
How changes in energy requirements and production will shape our world !
Responsible AI and Tech in start-ups
INSEAD Health Week
GBSN Beyond: Virtual Conference Reimagined
The Power of Creative Destruction: Economic Upheaval and the Wealth of Nations
Business Schools for Climate Leadership
Business schools taking coordinated action to prepare present and future business leaders for climate leadership. As leading European business schools, the founding members have the responsibility to accelerate business activities towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.
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.
Hoffmann Institute 5 year report
Reflecting on the main achievements from its inauguration in 2018, this 5 year report is structured according to our standard 4 pillar framework – Knowledge, Learning, Engagement and Walk the Talk. It includes a message from our Dean Ilian Mihov, a message from our patron André Hoffmann, and messages from our academic and executive directors Mark Stabile and Katell Le Goulven.
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.
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. Our fifth annual report provides a detailed insight into the work and achievements of the Institute in the 2022-23 academic year.
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.
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