Webinar: ESG x Governance: The Materiality of Board Leadership

ESG x Governance: The Materiality of Board Leadership
Wednesday, April 10th, 2024 – 3 PM CEST | 9 AM ET | 9 PM SGT Duration: 60 min.

 

 

Boards of Directors are the ultimate responsible of a company’s actions. The latest surge of legislation – notably in the EU but not only – makes this tangible. And yet: What exactly are the roles of boards in this context? What skills do they need? How can they successfully steer a company through this increasingly complex topic while doing what they are expected to do: Preserve the company’s value long-term?

In this webinar we will address these aspects and fathom the role boards of directors must play, and how they can do so successfully.

 

Speakers:
Ludo van der Heyden – INSEAD Chaired Professor Emeritus in Corporate Governance.

 

Ludo has been Professor of Technology and Operations Management at INSEAD since 1988, the INSEAD Chaired Professor in Corporate Governance since October 2010, and the INSEAD Chaired Professor Emeritus in Corporate Governance since September 2018. He was the founding Academic Director of INSEAD’s Corporate Governance Center, where he co-founded a number of programs: International Directors Program, the Modern Governance in Banking, Value Creation for Owners and Directors, and Advanced Strategy for Directors. He was the first holder of the Wendel Chair for the Large Family Enterprise, which transformed into the Wendel International Centre for the Family Enterprise. He co-authored the book Value Creation for Owners and Directors, with Massimo Massa and Kai Taraporevala (Palgrave Macmillan, 2023).
He is a member of the Supervisory Board of Naftogaz of Ukraine and is the Executive Chairman of the Board of Seisquare, a software company for estimating natural resource reserves. He was a member of the Board of Bencis Capital Partners and is a co-founder of the Association des Plantes Aromatiques et Médicinales, which is an NGO supporting the restart of essential oils production in Milly-la-Forêt (near Fontainebleau).

 

Jessica Cheam – Founder and Managing Director of Eco-Business.

 

Jessica is the Founder and Managing Director of Eco-Business, Asia Pacific’s leading independent media and business intelligence organisation dedicated to sustainable development. She is recognised as a sustainability pioneer with two decades of experience in media, sustainable development and ESG issues globally.
She serves as an independent, non-executive director for Singapore-listed Wilmar International, Asia’s leading agribusiness group, and ComfortDelGro, one of the world’s largest land transport companies. She chairs ComfortDelGro’s Board Sustainability Committee, and is a member of its Audit & Risk; and Digitalisation Committees.

 

Kiku Loomis – INSEAD MBA’93D, Sustainability Strategy Consultant.

 

Kiku has over 20 years’ experience in the field of business and sustainability both nonprofit and for profit settings. As a sustainability strategy consultant at Futerra, a UK based sustainability communications and branding firm, Kiku has helped numerous global Fortune 500 companies to strengthen their sustainability programs, mitigate risk, and drive positive impact. Prior to joining Futerra, she served at the Rainforest Alliance as the Director overseeing traceability, claims and the well-known Frog Seal found on thousands of products containing Rainforest Alliance certified coffee, cocoa, tea, and other sustainably grown agricultural products. She also served as a Director of Integration following the merger of Rainforest Alliance and Utz Certified, overseeing its transformation into one of the world’s largest certification organizations. Prior to that, Kiku led the human rights supply chain sustainability program at PVH – the owner of Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger – overseeing more than 1000 factories globally. In 2000 she co-founded World Monitors, a consulting firm specializing in the emerging field of business and human rights. There she worked with apparel and footwear firms to strengthen stakeholder relationships and raise awareness of the importance of human rights in business worldwide. At World Monitors she also helped to launch and lead the Fair Factories Clearinghouse, a tech based platform to help brands and retailers collaborate to improve factory conditions which sold to Worldly in 2023.

 

Frederik Otto – Founder and Executive Director of The Sustainability Board (TSB).

 

Frederik Otto is the founder and executive director of The Sustainability Board (TSB), an independent think tank that aims to advance sustainable practices in leadership and governance.
Frederik has been a leader in consulting multinational companies on organisation and human capital strategy for over 15 years, with a recent focus on sustainability and ESG. Since 2019, in partnership with a contributor network of board directors, chairs, advisors, and academics, Frederik and team have undertaken extensive research on businesses’ and boards’ actions on sustainability strategy and governance.
Besides running TSB, Frederik is also the Advisory Lead and Head of Client ESG for a Global Fortune 500 company that is the world’s leading provider of human capital solutions.
Frederik hosts the ‘Leadership Conversations by TSB’ podcast, where he interviews movers and shakers in sustainable leadership. He is also a member of the Council for Inclusive Capitalism and a fellow of Salzburg Global Seminar.
He has written articles for several leadership and governance resources such as Board Agenda, Ethical Boardroom, Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance, and more.

 

Moderated by: Dr. Pamela Ravasio – Founder and managing director @Shirahime Advisory.

 

Dr. Pamela Ravasio is the founder and managing director of Shirahime Advisory, a Corporate Responsibility Governance boutique consultancy. She serves as fractional Chief Sustainability Officer for companies and advises boards on ESG and governance. With a background in roles like Global Stakeholder Manager, she played a key role in making the European outdoor industry a leader in future-proofing.
She currently sits on the boards of Polygiene AB and INSEAD’s International Directors Network.

 

Organized by the INSEAD International Directors Network (IDN) and the INSEAD INDEVOR Global Club.
Co-sponsored by: INSEAD Women in Business Global Club, INSEAD NAA Switzerland and INSEAD NAA USA

 

 

The registrations are screened. Please submit your registration by Apr 9th to receive the access link.

Dispatches from Dubai – COP28

Dispatches from Dubai

COP28 is underway in Dubai. Got FOMO like me? Well don’t worry! INDEVOR has 2 special envoys to the summit who will be keeping us up to date on the goings on from their perspective. Megan Pillsbury, and Ram Chaitanya, will be sharing their learnings and observations straight from the conference right here. Stay tuned on this channel for their Dispatches from Dubai.

P.S.: Have you checked our new YouTube Channel? 

#INDEVOR #COP28

Webinar: Investment and Action to Address Global Food Crisis

Investment and Action to Address Global Food Crisis

An Expert Panel Discussion post-Global INSEAD Day on the Food Crisis and Engineered & Nature-Based Solutions

Tuesday, September 26th, 2023 3 PM CET | 9 PM ET Duration: 1 hr

Once you register for the event, double-check if the time is set right on your calendar.

In this webinar, we’ll hear from INSEAD alumni across three decades who are working to address our climate-driven global food crisis from an investment perspective, straddling stockholding, carbon credits, and newer biodiversity credits.

The event is co-sponsored by INSEAD Global INDEVOR ClubINSEAD Global Energy ClubINSEAD Alumni Association Australia & New ZealandINSEAD Alumni Association CanadaINSEAD Alumni Association United Arab EmiratesINSEAD Alumni Association USA and the Hoffmann Global Institute for Business & Society.

 

SPEAKERS:

 

Robin Millington (MBA ’87). Robin brings extensive experience of working on global issues requiring transformative change across the climate, land use and food sectors before helping found Planet Tracker in 2018. She has wide senior management experience in philanthropy and industry, having worked for many years with the European Climate Foundation and headed organisations including the Centre for European Policy Studies and Wetlands International. Robin currently sits on the Capitals Coalition Board as well as numerous advisory groups within the Natural Capital and ESG space.

 

James Stewart (MBA ’11). James is CEO of Always Carbon, which delivers projects for biomass processors to turn their waste biomass costs into highly useful biochar, and deliver new additional revenue from permanent carbon removal credit sales. We help partners by delivering profitable projects that safely lock CO2 out of the air permanently at large scale, by turning waste plants into a solid form of charcoal. Projects deliver new revenue for agriprocessors by issuing high-value carbon credits. The biochar we make is a highly useful resource for regenerative agriculture and is used to boost farm productivity/profits.

James is a UK Chartered Mechanical Engineer (C.Eng., MIMechE), holds an MBA from INSEAD, an MEng (Manufacturing Engineering) and MA (Cantab) Engineering from the University of Cambridge. He is an angel investor, an investor in two VC funds, an active advisor to tech/startup companies, and part-time venture partner for the INSEAD-aligned global fund Loyal VC. James held senior roles in scaleup tech companies and corporate innovation, was a strategy consultant at BCG (Boston Consulting Group). Originally from the UK, James is now an Australian, lives in Sydney and is an active surf lifesaver patrolling Bondi Beach.

 

Philippe Dongier (MBA ’93). Philippe is Executive Director of CECI since 2021. CECI is an international NGO working for women’s climate resilience and economic empowerment in Africa, Asia and the Americas.

After graduating from INSEAD in 1994, Philippe worked 5 years at McKinsey & Co and later played leadership roles in sustainable development at The World Bank (1998-2016) and at General Electric (GE) (2016 to 2021).

At GE, Philippe was global managing director for Government Affairs and Policy (2016-2021). He was based in Nairobi and led sustainable development investments and programs across the world in renewable energy and sustainable healthcare.

At the World Bank, Philippe was regional director for infrastructure and regional integration in the South Asia region (2015-2016), Country Director for Tanzania, Uganda, and Burundi (2012-2015), and global sector manager for telecom policy and digital development (2006-2012). He earlier led a reorganization initiative for World Bank operations (2004-2005) and led World Bank support to Afghanistan reconstruction (2001-2004).

 

Maria Fedorova. Maria Fedorova has over 15 years of professional experience in culture and higher education, with over a decade spent in international roles across diverse environments.

In her recent position at INSEAD Hoffmann Institute, Maria has been working on fostering multi-stakeholder partnerships to address UN Sustainable Development Goals, aimed at uniting stakeholders to contribute to solving social and environmental challenges. She has orchestrated partnerships focused on advancing SDGs in business education while effectively identifying suitable channels for content promotion. Her work includes organising a high-profile panels at COP26, SDG Tent within the WEF-affiliated program at Davos, institutional partnership with United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education (UN PRME) and United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), institutional partnership with social impact summit ChangeNOW, and Les Echos. For the past three years she has been the project manager of the school’s GHG Emissions Reduction Project.

Outside her professional responsibilities, Maria actively contributes to volunteer work across diverse domains, including supporting orphanage houses in Russia, participating in academic and social impact conferences, UNESCO, NGOs in Ukraine.

She lives in Fontainebleau with her family, loves sports climbing, bouldering, yoga, contemporary art and spending time in the forest.

 

MODERATOR:

 

Katie Smith Milway (MBA ’93), principal of MilwayPLUS social impact advisors and the president of the Global INDEVOR Club will moderate the panel and audience questions.

Global INDEVOR – Annual General Meeting [Jun 10]

Hello INDEVOR Alumni!

We will be holding the INDEVOR alumni global club Annual General Meeting on Saturday, June 10th, from 5 to 6:30 PM, CET.

(NYC – 11 AM / London – 4 PM / Paris – 5 PM / Singapore – 11 PM)

We hope you can join us!

Please register for the virtual meeting by Wednesday, June 7th so that we can send you a Zoom invite and the background documents.

The event is EXCLUSIVE TO MEMBERS of the Global INDEVOR Club. If you want to join the Club, please sign up through your MyINSEAD profile.

MyINSEAD > my profile > email subscriptions preferences > sign up for the Global INDEVOR mailer.

 

REGISTER HERE!

 

Meeting Agenda:

1. Meet the 2023 INDEVOR Executive Committee and ratify appointees since the last AGM (in orange).

2. Discuss the nomination and election process to fill three ExCo positions that will become vacant in 2024.

3. Review finances & membership and brainstorm how we can best collaborate with and promote sustainability events at other clubs.

4. Review and discuss 2023/24 activities and the 2nd annual Sustainable Biz Summit.

5. Review and discuss organizational partnerships, including CIC partnership and student club partnership.

If you are unable to join the meeting, we welcome you to email [email protected] with your thoughts and suggestions. We look forward to seeing all who can attend.

Kind regards,

Your INDEVOR Alumni Club Executive Committee,

Katie Smith Milway, MBA’93D. President

Carla Belitardo, MBA’07D. Vice-President / Communications
Ebru Carter, EMBA’18Dec. Secretary
Ashish Agarwal, MBA’06D. Treasurer
Arnaud Bertrand, EMBA’18Dec. CIC Liaison
Philippe Dongier, MBA’93D. NAA Liaison
Joanne Schanté, MBA’13D. Student Liaison
Jai Karia, EMBA’18Dec.
Cintia Tavella, MBA’07D.

Follow our Linkedin page and join our Linkedin group to keep updated about the latest INDEVOR news!

 

INDEVOR Linkedin page (public):
https://www.linkedin.com/company/indevor

INDEVOR Linkedin group (exclusive to INSEAD alumni):
https://www.linkedin.com/groups/767687/

Sustainable Business Summit – Recording now available!

Dear INDEVORites – For those who made our inaugural sustainability summit last week, thank you for your engagement, terrific questions and commitment to climate action.  For those unable to make it, please find recordings and passwords at links below -and feel free to share broadly.  

The first recording captures Ravenous author Henry Dimbly’s session on “Rethinking Food” on the path to Net Zero (get the book – it’s outstanding), as well as a video and short talk by leaders of INSEAD alumni Community Impact Challenge, who have created a platform  as part of their Start Now challenge, which each of us can join to track our progress decarbonising and share ideas with others. 

The second session, in partnership with The Global Energy Club, is on Rethinking Energy, featuring Julian Critchlow, who was UK’s net zero czar and Tom Delay, CEO of The Carbon Trust.  In all cases we heard that the majority of change needed rests in the hands of individuals and the way we choose to eat, heat, move about, invest our savings and more.  Let’s START NOW to make those changes.   – INSEAD Alumni’s INDEVOR Global Impact Network

 

Fueling Our Future: Rethinking Food

Fueling our Future: Rethinking Energy

 

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INDEVOR + CIC Sustainable Business Summit [Mar 23]@hybrid

Please join the summit on Fueling our Future: Rethinking Food and Energy in conjunction with the INSEAD Alumni Forum Europe

 

This hybrid, interactive convening will take place on March 23rd, 2-5 p.m. at 40 Strand, London, and feature overviews, expert talks, and networking around the sustainable future of food and energy production and delivery. All are welcome as learners, idea contributors, and solution co-creators

Sponsored by INDEVOR Global Impact Club, the Energy Club, and the Community Impact Challenge and hosted by Bain & Company, the event marks the 30th anniversary of INSEAD’s INDEVOR Global Impact Club and the 3rd anniversary of the Community Impact Challenge.

 

SPEAKERS

Rethinking Energy Fireside Chat:
Julian Critchlow: Former UK Dir. General Energy Transformation & Clean Growth, U.K. Government. Energy Carbon & Transition Center, Bain & Company.

Tom Delay: CEO, UK Carbon Trust

 

Rethinking Food Fireside Chat:

Henry Dimbleby: Author of Ravenous: How to Get Ourselves and Our Planet Into Shape, co-founder of Leon restaurants and director of the Sustainable Restaurant Association.

Katell le Goulven: PhD Agricultural Economics,  Executive Dir. of INSEAD’s Hoffman Global Institute for Business & Society.

 

BIOS

Henry Dimbleby

UK author of The National Food Strategy, The School Food Plan and Ravenous: How to Get Ourselves and Our Planet Into Shape, co-founded the Leon restaurant chain. He is also co-founder and Director of The Sustainable Restaurant Association and of London Union, which runs some of London’s most successful street food markets. He was appointed lead non-executive board member of the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in March 2018.

Henry previously worked as a Strategy Consultant at Bain & Company (1995-2002) where he advised businesses on strategy, performance improvement and organizational design.

Julian Critchlow
Julian is an advising partner at Bain & Company’s Energy and Carbon Transition Center and the former head of the firm’s global Utilities and Alternative Energy practices. He served as the UK Government Director General of Energy Transformation and Clean Growth, leading cross-government action to deliver Net Zero domestically and internationally, including integrated and inclusive governance for climate action. His commitment to clean propulsion extends to swimming the English Channel – four times so far.

Katell le Goulven
Katell is the Executive Director of the Hoffmann Global Institute for Business and Society. Previously with UNICEF, she founded a Policy Planning unit to analyze global trends and emerging issues and inform UNICEF’s strategic positioning, and led UNICEF’s corporate engagement with International Financial Institutions. Katell holds a PhD in Agricultural Economics, an MS in Tropical Agronomy, and an Engineering degree. She recently moderated food industry discussions at Davos.

Tom Delay
Tom is CEO of the UK Carbon Trust, a world leader in advising businesses and governments on Net Zero and developing low-carbon technologies, markets, and businesses. He has taken the company’s unique capabilities to China, Singapore, Mexico, Brazil, and South Africa, extending its mission to accelerate decarbonization. Prior to Carbon Trust, Tom worked for Shell for 16 years in commercial and operations roles in Africa and Europe before moving into management consultancy with McKinsey and A.T. Kearney. He studied Mechanical Engineering at the University of Southampton and has an MBA from INSEAD. In 2018, he was awarded a CBE by the Queen for services to sustainability in business.


 

Date / Time:
March 23, 2023

2 PM – GMT

Hybrid event
Online attendance:
The link will be distributed closer to the event date.

In-person attendance:
Bain & Company
40 StrandLondon, England,
WC2N 5RW

Limited spots available!


REGISTER HERE!

 

Riding the energy transition webinar – Recording now available

Dear webinar panelists and registrants,

Thank you for your interest in  “Riding the energy transition.”  We were grateful to an interested audience and panelists for sharing their valuable knowledge.

Please find the conversation recording at this link, and feel free to share it.  Please also consider registering for the INSEAD Global Impact Network (INDEVOR) at https://my.insead.edu/directory/profile, subscribing under “Global Alumni Clubs,”  and joining our LinkedIn group here:  https://www.linkedin.com/groups/767687/ to receive alerts for future webinars related to social and environmental impact.

Yours sincerely,  INDEVOR – INSEAD Global Impact Network, thanks to co-sponsor INSEAD Women in Business Global Club.

Riding the energy transition Webinar – 13th June, 2022

 

Riding the energy transition – separating the truly sustainable projects and investments from greenwashing and waste

 

There are trillions of dollars chasing ESG investments and virtually every company is portraying itself as sustainable. However, when applying unbiased natural sciences, it becomes clear that, despite good intentions, some approaches are merely a wasteful draw on our planet’s precious limited resources, whereas others are more sustainable than they might initially appear.   

The questions we will address in this panel discussion:

  • How useful is the ESG framework to pick truly sustainable investment projects? 
  • What is a measurable way to help to cut through this?
  • What are examples where this approach leads to radically different insights?

How would you embed this type of thinking in a practical way to day-to-day investment decision-making within companies to make themselves more sustainable over time?

Join us for this 1-hour panel talk full of insights from three seasoned leaders from the financial investment industry and large corporations to learn how to cut through the hype. 

 

Register HERE


Moderator:

Gaby Glasener Cipollone (MBA 93D) 

Gaby Glasener-Cipollone is a business transformation consultant and independent board advisor. Gaby is working with the INSEAD Community Impact Challenge to support the United Nations’ Climate Change’s ‘Race To Zero’ (RTZ) campaign, through which she has advised numerous organizations on becoming carbon neutral.

Gaby has worked for more than 20 years in business and digital transformation, having led multiple initiatives at Fortune 500 financial services companies, Big 4 consulting and PE firms. Gaby is also an entrepreneur, having owned and led digital start-ups from inception to exit.

Gaby is passionate about supporting businesses and expanding their horizons to tackle digital growth and promote sustainability/climate issues and societal impact. She holds an MBA from INSEAD and a Ph.D. with summa cum laude in Neurobiology from the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany.

 

Panelists:

Chris McNally

Chris McNally is a Senior Managing Director for Evercore ISI and leads coverage of Global Automotive & Mobility equity research out of their London office. 

Prior to joining Evercore in 2015, Chris gained more than two decades of global buy-side experience covering Industrials/Autos for buy-side firms such as SAC Capital, RWC Partners, Occitan Capital & Karsch Capital. Chris’s early-stage AutoTech research has played a pivotal role in the expansion of Evercore ISI’s global automotive research coverage into the new worlds of Electrification (Charging, Hydrogen), ADAS/Autonomous & Shared Mobility (Uber/Lyft co-coverage).

He earned a B.S in Business from Cornell University, an M.B.A in Finance from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business and most recently joined the Advisory Board of the BioPhysical ECOnomics Institute in early 2022.

 

Patrick Kent:

Patrick Kent is the lead portfolio manager for the US Opportunistic Equity strategies and head of the Small-Mid Cap Equity Research team at Newton Investment Management group. 

Prior to Newton, Patrick was a portfolio manager at Wellington where he developed and co-managed the firm’s global impact investing strategy, which paired top-down thematic research with bottom-up stock selection and focused on positive social and environmental impact. 

 

Jan-Pieter Oosterom (executive program M&A ‘09):

Jan-Pieter Oosterom (JP) is president of the Biophysical Economics Institute, a non-profit that seeks to enhance economic decision-making using natural science (www.bpeinstitute.org). He is also a board advisor for energy companies going through corporate transformations. He has 18 years of experience at Royal Dutch Shell plc in executive roles across its businesses in Europe, Asia and North America. 

JP is passionate about finding ways to accelerate sustainable transformation at large corporations and about enhancing investment decision-making to better navigate the energy transition. 

JP has extensive experience in corporate transformations and corporate investment decision-making through roles as finance director on executive leadership teams, transformation leader, head of planning and reporting, and senior manager of Mergers & Acquisitions. He is also a Fellow with CPA.

 

Humanitarian Aid to Ukraine Webinar – Recording now available

Dear webinar panelists and registrants,

  • Thank you for your interest in  “Humanitarian Aid to Ukraine: Challenges and Breakthroughs.”  We were grateful for an audience full of expertise in both relief work and the region, and for panelists able to reveal the complexity of the crisis and its knock-on effects to global transportation and food security.  The message was clear and unanimous from panelists, that we best help out from work and home by sending unrestricted $ to relief organizations we trust that have skilled, Ukrainian-speaking, personnel on the ground and an ability to move $ to related crises as needs shift.

Humanitarian Aid to Ukraine: Challenges and Breakthroughs Webinar

 

More than four million Ukrainians have fled the scourge of war to take refuge in neighboring countries since Russia’s invasion February 24th, and two-thirds of Ukraine’s children have been displaced, according to UNICEF officials.  Sadly, Ukraine’s is the fastest growing refugee crisis in recent history.  INSEAD faculty, alumni and NGO friends are close to and involved in humanitarian response.  Join our webinar April 25th at 11 am EDT/ 5 pm CEST / 11 pm SGT to learn about “Humanitarian Aid to Ukraine: Challenges and Breakthroughs” and best ways to help as individuals.  Sponsored by INSEAD’s Hoffmann Global Institute for Business and Society, INDEVOR Global Alumni and Global INSEAD Women in Business clubs.

 

Register HERE

 

N.B.  This event follows April 21st INSEAD Careers Zoom: “Support Ukrainians in Finding Jobs,  9 -10 am CDT, to form a coalition of employers 

 

Moderator:  Katell Le Goulven, Executive Director, Hoffmann Global Institute for Business and Society (and former UNICEF official)


Panelists: 


Professor Luk Van Wassenhove, head of INSEAD Humanitarian Research Group

CEO Jocelyn Wyatt, Alight (formerly American Refugee Committee) and trustee of airbnb.org

Jean-Cedric Meeus, Chief of Global Transport, UNICEF


Katell Le Goulven:

Katell Le Goulven joined INSEAD in April 2018 as the Executive Director of the Hoffmann Global Institute for Business and Society. Previously with UNICEF, she founded a Policy Planning unit to analyse global trends and emerging issues and inform UNICEF’s strategic positioning, and led UNICEF’s corporate engagement with International Financial Institutions.

 

Katell has held senior positions with high-level commissions that defined the policy implications of the data revolution, climate change, and global public goods for the development agenda. She has 19 years of professional experience at the interface of research and decision-making designing policies and strategies, and advising senior executives in international organizations and governments.

 

Katell holds a PhD in agricultural economics, a Msc. in tropical agronomy, and an engineering degree.


Dr. Luk Van Wassenhove:

Professor Van Wassenhove currently focuses on aligning business models and new technologies with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, e.g. closed-loop supply chains, circular economy, and disaster and health logistics. He recently co-edited special issues on humanitarian operations for the Journal of Operations Management, the Production and Operations Management Journal and the European Journal of Operational Research.

Professor Van Wassenhove is Fellow of the Production and Operations Management Society (POMS 2005). In 2006, he received EURO’s Gold Medal. He is Distinguished Fellow of the Manufacturing and Services Operations Management Society (MSOM 2009), and Honorary Fellow of the European Operations Management Association (EUROMA 2013). In 2018 he was elected Fellow of INFORMS and received an honorary doctorate from the University of Thessaloniki.

At INSEAD Emeritus Professor Van Wassenhove holds the Henry Ford Chair in Manufacturing, as emeritus. He created the INSEAD Social Innovation Center and acted as academic director until 2010. He currently leads INSEAD’s Humanitarian Research Group and its Sustainable Operations Initiative.


Jocelyn Wyatt

Jocelyn Wyatt is a social innovation thought leader and an entrepreneurial executive with more than 20 years of experience. In her role as CEO, Jocelyn leads Alight’s 3,000-person team across 19 countries. She spends her time developing the vision and strategy and overseeing the implementation of Alight’s programs to serve displaced communities around the world. 

 

She works closely with Alight’s Board of Directors, partners, affiliates, and donors and oversees a $65 million annual operating budget. Prior to Alight, Jocelyn was the co-founder and CEO of IDEO.org, a nonprofit design studio with a mission to design a more just and inclusive world. Jocelyn grew IDEO.org to become a 75-person, global organization with studios in Nairobi, New York, and San Francisco.  She has served on the boards of organizations such as Airbnb.org and Marketplace.


Jean-Cedric Meeus, Chief of Global Transport, UNICEF

Jean-Cedric Meeus’s work since 2001 has focused on improving UNICEF supply chains. He is currently Chief of Global Transport at UNICEF Supply Division based in Copenhagen and covering offshore and inland transport. Since 2001, Jean-Cedric has held different supply chain roles with UNICEF, based in Mozambique, HQ New York City  (Supply Emergency Response Officer), HQ Copenhagen (Chief Emergency Supply Manager), Dakar Regional office (RO) of Western and Central Africa (RO Supply Chain manager).

 

Prior to UNICEF, Jean-Cedric worked as a supply and program technical specialist with Medècins Sans Frontière over nine years in different countries. He has led and managed emergency operations and supply chain teams in a wide range of global humanitarian crises and development programs over the past three decades. He strives to improve delivery of humanitarian aid by influencing and implementing practical, innovative changes. Through Jean-Cedric’s different positions he managed supply of pharmaceuticals, immunization, health, education and WASH commodities to participants in UNICEF and government programs.