Episode #10 features one of the discussions from a three-day series of events that was part of the Sustainable Development Goals week organised by the Hoffmann Global Institute for Business and Society in collaboration with INSEAD student clubs. SDG Week brought leaders working on the SDGs together with students, faculty and staff. The week featured presentations, panel sessions and exhibitions that focused on sustainable development solutions that protect the earth’s biosphere and open business opportunities.
The project to run and track our collective progress via an app first started as an effort to keep the GEMBA19 cohort together when physically apart, and to help get us into better shape (fit body, fit mind). We also wanted to showcase our diversity and lastly, but most importantly, to be a force for good.
We explore the intersection of business and society and discuss careers in social impact and sustainability. The challenges of our times are immense, and the decisions made by leaders today will determine the future. We discuss what "Force For Good" means as INSEAD develops the next generation of global business leaders, managers and entrepreneurs who will tackle world-scale problems. We also learn more about the Hoffmann Global Institute for Business and Society. Our guests today Katell Le Goulven
The INSEAD MBA Journey started only a month ago. Even though the MBA Programme was loaded with energy and passion, we must take a step back and reflect. The first lesson we learnt at INSEAD was not Finance, was not Macroeconomics and not Strategy. Instead, INSEAD taught us what business really is. It is not only about earning revenue or increasing profit - business is a force for good. It is about bringing value back to the community and society. In this video, you will understand:
Before coming to INSEAD, I met with a lot of alumni through coffee chats and social events. What always struck me was the aura of quiet confidence which they held. Strong luminous eyes and welcoming smiles. And I always wondered, if the eyes are the window to the soul, what was it about them that made them this way? Now I know. When you look into the eyes of a child, and they hold you in their gaze it creates a moment of awe. And in that moment, there is a space.