INSEAD launches its biggest fundraising campaign

The school’s largest capital campaign centres on business as a force for good

Middle East, Asia, Europe
12 November 2018

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INSEAD, the Business School for the World, continued the global launch of the Campaign for INSEAD on Saturday, 10 November in Singapore. With a target of €250 million, the Campaign is the school’s most ambitious capital campaign to date.

From left: Ilian Mihov, Dean of INSEAD, with Rémy Best, Chair of the INSEAD Campaign Board and Member of the INSEAD Board of Directors, at the Asia Launch of the Campaign for INSEAD at Gardens by the Bay, Singapore.

First announced on 5 October 2018 at its Europe Campus in Fontainebleau, the Campaign is based on the enduring INSEAD vision of business as a force for good. The Campaign aims to fortify the school’s academic excellence, drive breakthrough innovation and transform society on a global scale.


Ilian Mihov, Dean of INSEAD, at the Europe launch of the Campaign.

As the most diverse and international business school in the world, INSEAD has an important role to play by educating leaders with a global mindset. This is especially true today as the world faces unprecedented challenges.

The school believes that economic solutions to these challenges – through business strategies and practices that consider business and society – increase sustainability and promote prosperity. The world needs bold, purpose-driven leaders with nuanced global perspectives who work to achieve business goals and positive societal progress.  

INSEAD remains committed to develop these leaders. Ilian Mihov, Dean of INSEAD, affirms that, “The Campaign empowers us to advance the school’s mission to develop responsible leaders who transform business and society. We need the support of the INSEAD community to develop a generation of global business leaders, managers and entrepreneurs ready to take on our global challenges and harness business as a force for good.”

The Campaign is anchored on three key themes – the school’s distinct values, vision and ventures.

Values – By encouraging the promotion of our INSEAD values, those who support the Campaign contribute to a more inclusive, global mindset in business and society.

  • Business and Society: To address how business can better align with the goals of society, led by the school’s new Hoffmann Global Institute for Business and Society
  • Scholarships: To promote geographic, socio-economic and gender diversity by ensuring that highly qualified students anywhere around the world can access its MBA programme.

Vision – Contributing towards INSEAD’s vision advances leadership that strives to change the world for the better.

  • Thought Leadership: To create more endowed chairs and professorships to attract and retain the best minds in academia.
  • Teaching Excellence: To create and support innovative pedagogy and reinforce the INSEAD culture of academic excellence. 
  • Space Transformation: To shape tomorrow's business leaders by providing innovative spaces for teaching, learning and collaboration.  To renew our historic campus in Fontainebleau, France.

Ventures – Investing in INSEAD’s newest ventures pushes the boundaries of what constitutes excellence in business education.

  • Digital Transformation: To offer insights and strategies that will help businesses thrive in the digital age.  
  • Entrepreneurship & Innovation: To create leading-edge initiatives and boost resources to amplify the school’s entrepreneurial spirit and innovation success.

Rémy Best, MBA’93D, Chair of the INSEAD Campaign Board and Member of the INSEAD Board of Directors, says that, “We are confident that the school’s commitment to diversity, academic excellence and continuous innovation will be strengthened by this Campaign. We are reaching out to leaders in our INSEAD global community at this pivotal time to come forward and seize the opportunity to contribute to our continued success.

Today, the Campaign has achieved an important milestone, reaching 59 percent of its overall target with strong support from over 11,300 alumni and friends.  

INSEAD encourages support from alumni, partners and friends to help sustain the momentum of this Campaign. Your support makes a difference for the future of INSEAD  and changes how business is done around the world – today and for decades to come.

For more details of the Campaign for INSEAD, click here. Follow the Campaign milestones through its newsroom, social media channels and via the hashtag ‘#INSEADforGood’.

About INSEAD, The Business School for the World

As one of the world’s leading and largest graduate business schools, INSEAD brings together people, cultures and ideas to develop responsible leaders who transform business and society. Our research, teaching and partnerships reflect this global perspective and cultural diversity.

With campuses in Europe (France), Asia (Singapore) and the Middle East (Abu Dhabi), INSEAD's business education and research spans three continents. Our 165 renowned Faculty members from 41 countries inspire more than 1,300 degree participants annually in our MBA, Global Executive MBA, Specialised Master’s degrees (Executive Master in Finance and Executive Master in Change) and PhD programmes. In addition, more than 11,000 executives participate in INSEAD Executive Education programmes each year.

INSEAD continues to conduct cutting-edge research and innovate across all our programmes. We provide business leaders with the knowledge and awareness to operate anywhere. Our core values drive academic excellence and serve the global community as The Business School for the World.

Contacts for press

Chris Howells
Tel +65 6799 5490
Email: chris.howells@insead.edu

Aileen Huang
Tel +65 6799 5552
Email: aileen.huang@insead.edu

Ilan Goren
Tel: +33 6 78 04 25 77
Email: ilan.goren@insead.edu

Cheryl Ng
Tel +65 6799 5490
Email: cheryl.ng@insead.edu

Linda Furtado
Tel + 971 2 6515309
Email: linda.furtado@insead.edu

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