This past summer, I had the unique experience of interning as an MBA Associate at Antler – a global early-stage VC focused on helping the earliest founders build new products and companies. While making the transition from a large corporate bank and into VC, here are the top five things I learned. Finding common ground between new and past experiences is critical to any career pivot
Only a couple of weeks in, I applied for a leadership position at the Student Impact Fund. I also joined the Environment and Business Club. I met like-minded students equally passionate about impact, climate change and global issues.
This year at INSEAD has been instrumental for me in discovering my path going forward. Climate change is now front and centre in everyone’s mind and I decided earlier this year to play my part in solving the problem.
The COVID-19 crisis has accelerated consumer sustainability awareness, generated a sense of urgency and increased pressure for new governmental regulations. Companies are now pledging in turn to track and improve their sustainability metrics, often implemented by a Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO). However, there are overlooked opportunities to accelerate and deepen the change while making a profit – and that’s what I will try to show here.
After nine years of professional experiences across journalism, the government sector and charity, I felt ready for the next level of accelerating my career to create a bigger impact. I have always been curious to learn, and I felt energised by the idea that I can take the questions, reflections and fresh ideas that I’ve accumulated at work over the years into a classroom setting, to freely discuss with other students and learn from them to.
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.