Sustainability has emerged from an innovative concept into a necessity in the business world over the past decade. As bread and butter of the business world, it now has a profound impact in decisions by all stakeholders – from governments to non-profits, from companies to investors.
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.
By demonstrating the benefits of a traceability solution, two INSEAD graduates are helping set a new industry standard for the textile sector.
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
Impossible is redefining how we make meat: without animals. If you think about it, meat is really just the product of several key components: water, fats, proteins, and carbohydrates – including key vitamins, amino acids, minerals and iron. And all these can be sourced directly from plants (including “heme”, that critical ingredient that makes meat taste and smell like meat), eliminating the need to involve cows, chickens, pigs or fish entirely.
Sustainability is an issue that impacts everyone. As the world population is growing exponentially, resources are dwindling. Our planet is battling with deforestation, global warming and pollution, often caused by reckless greed in the pursuit of business. At the same time, over 1 billion people in the world are hungry and almost as many are without access to safe water.
After many months of intense due diligence gathering, model building, late night phone calls to India and rehearsals, along with teammates Hong Fei Wang, Tim May and Apoorve Khandelwal, on April 7th we were finally in New York for the finals competition of the Kellogg Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge (K-MSSIC).