Webinar: Steve Davis – Achieving SDGs – Nov. 9th, 15h00 CET

INDEVOR Webinar: A Conversation with Steve Davis on Using Business to Achieve SDGs

Please join Steve Davis and Katie Smith Milway on November 9th, 15h00 CET for a fireside conversation on optimizing “Business as a Force for Good” to help achieve the global SDGs in the 21st century by registering here https://bit.ly/2Te6Eoi 

In his newly released book – Undercurrents: Channeling Outrage to Spark Practical Activism – Davis challenges thinking and action to alleviate poverty and injustice by charting five growing currents in world economics, demographics, equity, technology and scaling solutions. 

A lecturer on social entrepreneurship at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business and advisor to the WHO on the digital response to COVID-19, Davis currently serves as interim head of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation China office, and is former CEO of non-profit vaccine developer PATH and former Director of Social Innovation for McKinsey & Company.

INDEVOR cofounder Katie Smith Milway (MBA ’93) will moderate a short conversation with Davis followed by student and alumni Q&A regarding Undercurrents, impact in business, and career paths in the social sector.

 

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Launch: INSEAD´s 1st Student Impact Invest. Club-Nov 3, 15h CET

INSEAD Investing for Impact: Launch of INSEAD’s first Student Impact Investing Club

Kamal Hassan,  MBA´93. Founding Partner, Loyal VC

Moderated Chris HolcroftBorja Menendez and Charles Cochin de Billy, Co-Founders of the INSEAD Social Impact Fund (ISIF).

Join us for an intimate presentation and panel discussion to mark the official launch of INSEAD’s Impact Investing Club.

Conceived from a collaboration between IPEC and INDEVOR, the INSEAD Student Impact Fund offers MBA students the opportunity to invest for impact and gain first-hand experience of VC investing at every stage of the investment cycle.

Thanks to a partnership with Loyal VC, a Canada based and INSEAD alumni founded VC fund, students will work on real investment deals across 5 teams: from Deal Sourcing, due diligence and impact assessment through to portfolio management and fundraising.

Join us to meet the team, meet Loyal and to learn more about this exciting new initiative!

 

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Join our webinar series for SDG Week, Nov. 3-5, 2020

The world is waking up to the values of environmental and social responsibility. Over the summer, the Financial Times reported that sustainable investments outperformed the wider global stock index including during the market downturn. This strengthens the case for exploring how to integrate the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in business models and investment decisions.

This November, INSEAD will discuss how to capture these opportunities during SDG Week – a three-day event co-organised by the Hoffmann Global Institute for Business and Society and our INSEAD Student Clubs. In partnership with Accenture Strategy, SDG Week connects experts and leaders with the INSEAD community – students, participants, faculty, staff, alumni and partners.

Each day will feature virtual conversations on specific solutions to understand how businesses and societies can create a positive impact in the world, while contributing to the success of the SDGs. Co-designed with eight student clubs, the 2020 edition will explore impact investingcareers in sustainabilityimpact entrepreneurship; and equity, diversity and inclusion. It will also present student-led initiatives contributing to the SDGs.

Ready to find out more? To view the full programme of online events, click here. To learn more about SDGs click here.

 

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We look forward to seeing you there.

#SDGSMART

Best regards,

Ilian Mihov

Dean of INSEAD;Academic Director, INSEAD Hoffmann Global Institute for Business and Society

Katell Le Goulven

Executive Director, INSEAD Hoffmann Global Institute for Business and Society

Mark Stabile

Deputy Academic Director, INSEAD Hoffmann Global Institute for Business and Society

 

INDEVOR Conference early bird tickets will end on 10 October!

INDEVOR, INSEAD’s Global Impact Network is holding its 25 Anniversary Conference on 8 November at INSEAD. Early bird tickets will end on 10 October so please sign up today!

INDEVOR (MBA Club) is a pioneer in the field of Social Impact. Founded in 1993, it is the first grassroots organisation run by students, addressing areas of international development, not-for-profit organisations and socially responsible businesses in developing and developed countries. INDEVOR Global Impact Network “IGIN” is the alumni analogue to INDEVOR. Our mission is to encourage others to employ Businesses as a force for good in Society

This year, we celebrate INDEVOR 25th year anniversary as well as INSEAD Alumni efforts to further contribute to society through the launch of INSEAD Global Institute for Business and Society “GIBS”.  In this highly participatory conference, we invite you to “Challenge what you think you know about impact”. INDEVOR founders Katie Smith Milway and Phlippe Dongier as well as Dr Katell, GIBS new executive director and IGIN president Greg Blackwood will lead the conversations. A cocktail party with music will close the celebration. 

  • Early Bird price until 10 October pay $20
  • INSEAD NAA Members and a guest each pay $30 after 10 Oct
  • INSEAD NON-NAA members and a guest each pay $40 after 10 Oct

INDEVOR Reunion at Fontainebleau end of June

29-30 June (Fri/Sat) on Fonty campus the INDEVOR Founders will officially celebrate their 25th reunion on that weekend, and have welcomed any and all interested students and alumni in the area to reach out if interested in meeting up. This will coincide with the Women in Business Conference.

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