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
Winnow is addressing a problem that weighs approximately 1.3 billion tonnes each year. That’s over four times heavier than the weight of every person on earth combined. What could possibly be that heavy? The food wasted every year, or about one-third of all food produced. It’s a $1 trillion problem globally and it costs $100 billion to the hospitality industry alone.
Interning at Almouneer has given me an opportunity to learn about a scaling a social-impact solution sustainably in an emerging market. Almouneer is a clinic chain that focuses on chronic eye diseases, especially diabetes-related eye disease in Egypt.
INSEAD MBA Alumna Elena Panaritis is the founder of Panel Group, a social enterprise which helps countries to establish secure property rights. She talks about creating a social enterprise, the extra skills social entrepreneurs need, and her spell as an MP in post-crisis Greece. In this video she talks about raising money, skills needed for social entrepreneurs, and how to effectively realise a social enterprise vision.
According to the 2018-2019 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) report, 78.7% of the U.S. population believes that entrepreneurs are held in high regard, and the country has had a record-breaking boom cycle since 2010. Despite these promising numbers, only about 10% of startups last longer than 10 years. What makes the difference between a company’s success or failure? Here’s what you need to know to ensure your business’s success.
In this episode of In The Know, we discuss MBA careers and leadership in entrepreneurship, with a particular focus on social ventures. Also called social entrepreneurship, this entails the use of start-up companies and other entrepreneurs to develop, fund and implement solutions to social, cultural, or environmental issues. Listen on to discover how INSEAD nurtures budding entrepreneurs, Featuring: Daniel Layug, INSEAD MBA'17D
Working closely with our MBA students and recruiters, the Employer Engagement Team at INSEAD brings in the views of what industries need, and helps our MBA students develop a value proposition that makes them attractive to employers. With INSEAD’s three campuses in Asia, Europe and the Middle East, recruiters benefit by having a footprint in each of these geographies when hiring talents for global recruitments.
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:
Did you know that as a generation we are creating the highest level of carbon footprint on our planet than any generation before? With today’s great comfort and luxuries come high levels of global emissions. The burning of coal, natural gas and oil for electricity and heat is the largest single source of global greenhouse gas emissions at 25% of all global emissions. Emissions from industry come in at 21%. Surely, as global citizens, we all notice the impact of depleting our world’s resources and slowly we are changing our ways.
I have always had a keen interest in social impact, even at a young age. In high school, the club I was highly active in was called Global Concerns. Global Concerns was focused on making a social impact by primarily focusing on the Millennium Development Goals set up by the United Nations. Over the four years that I was there, we were able to raise money for those affected by natural disasters and we even raised money for a water hole in Africa.