South Africa is an awe-inspiring place, often read about but less frequently explored. Through this blog I aim to share my experiences as an MBA participant in the Business For Good (BFG) course at INSEAD in February 2023. BFG is a field-based course during which we had the opportunity to engage directly with an organisation to help successfully execute its strategy. This involved a series of sessions on campus followed by a week of onsite collaboration with the organisation.
MiracleFeet’s partnership with INSEAD started in 2021 when MBA students gathered for the 10th Master Strategy Day - a competition to create a strategy for MiracleFeet to expand clubfoot treatment in middle-income countries. Since then, the partnership has continued through a follow-on field-based course in INSEAD’s MBA programme called Business as a Force for Good Practicum or BFG. This year, course culminated in a trip to The Gambia.
This summer, I had the privilege of working with Kaizenvest, a private equity fund based in Singapore dedicated to investments in the education sector, primarily across South and Southeast Asia. As a first-generation college graduate, my roots lie in a small village with limited access to opportunities. Thankfully, I was surrounded by individuals who inspired me to reach beyond the confines of my immediate community.
Greetings to all who share a fervent passion for catalysing change and moulding a better world. As I stand at the juncture of my internship voyage with PANL Business Consulting and Services, I am thrilled to unveil the profound imprint of the INSEAD Hoffmann Institute Impact Internship Stipend – a journey that transcends financial backing and dives deep into the heart of social impact. Illuminating the path ahead
Since college, I have been trying to make a difference in social impact and sustainability. Starting from 2012, I volunteered in South Africa for one month to provide underprivileged kids with quality education. Subsequently, I participated in reforestation as well as marine conservation initiatives. It was then that I realised, compared to traveling abroad, it could be more impactful to help my local community first.
This summer, we interned with Group AID with the support of the INSEAD Hoffmann Institute Impact Internship Stipend. Darrel led the organisation’s business development efforts for its latest proposition of CSR packages for corporates, while Chao Yang led efforts to uncover new workshop offerings for Group AID to expand its suite of services. Background
I first learned about FMB (Maio Biodiversity Foundation) – a non-profit organisation dedicated to the protection of local biodiversity and ecosystems in Maio, a small island in Cape Verde off the coast of West Africa – in our Organisational Behaviour (OB) class at INSEAD. FMB was also the focus of INSEAD Master Strategist Day in October 2021.
This internship experience was supported by the INSEAD Hoffmann Institute Impact Internship Stipend. During my summer internship at INSEAD, I had the opportunity to work at AfricInvest, based in Tunis, Tunisia.
This internship experience was supported by the INSEAD Hoffmann Institute Impact Internship Stipend. For my 2022 summer internship, I joined Jumanji Studio on a journey to build a platform that would connect people working and interested in the impact space.
This internship experience was supported by the INSEAD Hoffmann Institute Impact Internship Stipend.