In the years following World War II, Georges Doriot came up with the idea that the world needed a new kind of educational institution—one that united people, embraced diversity, and leveraged business to rebuild nations and promote peace. He envisioned an institution that could make a meaningful contribution to society. That institution was INSEAD.
In line with the launch of the Hoffman Global Institute for Business and Society, we are pleased to initiate creation of a community focused on “Business as a Force for Good”. This club seeks to bring together INSEAD alumni to support each others efforts as we explore meaningful action and impact, in 7 priority areas:
- Technology for Good
- Social Impact
- Wealth Inequality
- Gender Balance
- Humanitarian operations
Contact [email protected] to share with us your willingness to support the Business & Society Community as a speaker, moderator, or core team contributor in shaping INSEAD’s contribution to our common cause – Business as a Force for Good.
Read more on the Hoffman Global Institute for Business and Society’s Mission here.
More than 60 attendees were part of the Kick-Off of the Ethics & Business Community at the IBM Watson IoT Center in München. ” Technology for Good” was the overarching theme starting with a fishbowl session with inspirations from firestarters:
- Alessandra Hawthorne, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, Boehringer Ingelheim
- Angela Lawaldt, Partner, Bonventure Impact Investors
- John Vasquez, Head of Software Development, IBM Internet of Things and
- Dr. Wolfgang Ziebart, Board of Directors, JaguarLandRover, Infineon, Continental, BMW, ASML, Nordex, Autoliv
With facilitation by Svenja Ruger from the ValueWeb, the group moved into break-out session to explore “Technology for Good” more closely in smaller groups under different angles: Youth, Workplace Automation, Automotive & Mobility, Compliance & Ethics and Social impact.
Lively discussions and inspiring viewpoints from all the participants made this a remarkable night of communication and interaction a great experience!
Special thanks to the contributions of the INSEAD Business & Society core team volunteers:
- Moneshia zu Eltz and Michael Duesberg for leveraging their network and resources to formulate the event in a participatory way.
- Johannes Eltz (INSEAD 2000) who enabled the event to be hosted by the IBM team at the IBM Munich IOT client collaboration center
- Shruti Veenam and Joanna Wardzinski for volunteer management and communications
- Also thrilled for the support of INSEAD Hoffman Institute, with participation by Director Katell Le Goulven.