As a strategic advisor, my summer was dedicated to working with Capitals Coalition, a global collaboration advocating the inclusion of natural, social and human capital (multi-capital approach) in decision-making by business, finance and governments. The mission was clear: conduct a market study to identify the gaps between sustainability professionals and the adoption of the capitals approach in transformative decision-making.
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.
In a world where the impact of businesses on people, society, and the planet has never been more critical, a new economic model needs to emerge to sustain the progress. With a vision to bring this to effect, IMPACT LABS is a pioneering research lab and business transformation consulting boutique dedicated to shaping a sustainable world where businesses are not just profit-driven entities but forces for good.
After five years at a global company advising corporate clients on process and technology improvement, my goal for the summer was to leverage my experience to support the growth of an early-stage, impact-focused startup. I was excited to get the opportunity to join SEA Water back home in Amsterdam for an eight-week project right in the middle of the MBA programme, supported by the Hoffman Institute.
During INSEAD's summer break, I had the privilege of being a summer finance advisor at Syvl a startup building climate-adaptive financial tools to help stakeholders along the agricultural value chain adapt. Syvl's focus is on sparing development in emerging markets, currently focusing on Africa. My time at Syvl was enlightening.
I wanted to be in a place where I could be exposed to various global business perspectives. With 66 different nationalities in the 24'J class, I think INSEAD meets this goal quite well.
This summer, I embarked on a transformative journey as an intern, supporting former INSEAD alumni on a mission to make a significant impact in the world of climate technology. In this blog post, I will share the challenges I overcame, the invaluable lessons I learned, and the memorable moments that defined my summer internship experience. Venture capital for climate tech: A bold vision
The impact valuation partnership between Global Initiative for Sustainable Tomorrow (GIST) Impact and INSEAD’s Hoffmann Global Institute for Business Society (HGIBS) was kicked off in the summer. GIST Impact is the global leader in impact valuation, with data and analytics that harness the power of impact economics to understand the value contribution that businesses make to the world.
This summer I found myself immersed in the dynamic world of green technology at the Hong Kong Green Finance Association Annual Forum as a student participant. It was a melting pot of innovators, thinkers, and leaders, all committed to the quest for a sustainable future. I was privileged to gain insights into the future of sustainable technology and its crucial role in achieving global carbon neutrality.