INDEVOR Global Impact Network June 2024 Newsletter

In this issue:

  1. Join our new INDEVOR “Alumni in Impact” Directory!

  2. May 2024 Alumni Business and Sustainability Summit at Station F/Paris Launches ClimateHero Initiative:  Please join!

  3. Hoffman Institute Hosts Business Schools for Climate Leadership Convening June 1

  4. Mark your calendars for INDEVOR’s INSEAD Global Day webinar 9/12/2024.

  5. Send ideas for our April 2025 Alumni Business & Sustainability Summit 

  6. Welcome to INDEVOR’s new student club leadership

  7. Apply for facilitator role at Community Impact Challenge

1. Join our global INDEVOR Alumni Directory:

Apply to join the INSEAD INDEVOR Directory for INSEAD Alumni working in any area of environment or social impact to connect with each other. The membership is free. Please email [email protected] for any questions and use QR code below to apply.

2. May 2024 Alumni Business and Sustainability Summit Launches ClimateHero Initiative: Please join in!

On May 30th the INDEVOR Global Impact Network GC, in partnership with Community Impact Challenge and Hoffman Institute, hosted a sold-out, 2nd annual Alumni Business and Sustainability Summit at Station F in Paris. More than 100 alumni gathered in person to learn and contribute at Station F in Paris, with more joining online, including those at a synchronized breakfast event at the SF Hub.  The program, sponsored in part by Loyal VC, featured INSEAD’s deep well of alumni expertise in sustainability issues.  Speakers addressed ESG regulations, AI risks and opportunities for carbon pollution reduction, and advances in shipping, air fuel and construction to crack emissions outside the direct control of a given business (Scope 3 emissions).

Shipping expert Pernille Dalhgaard, jet fuel expert Philippe Lacamp, and construction expert Dr. Andreas Claussen give lightning talks on Cracking Scope 3 at Station F, moderated by INSEAD COO Attila Cselotei.

Discussion groups aligned with sessions produced ideas for applying the learning to participants’ businesses and lives.  As a concrete step for the entire gathering we launched the ClimateHero Initiative, inviting all alumni to use this link to measure their carbon footprint as a base case for improving it.  Please join the initiative: Our business decisions are calculated; what about our personal ones? The event team thanks INSEAD professor Theos Evgeniou, COO Attila Cselotei and Dean Mark Stabile for their participation and support, and thanks co-promoters NAAs France, The Netherlands, UK, USA, and Global Clubs TechAlumni, Energy, International Directors Network, and Women in Business.  Event recording at this link.

Summit participants discussed and applied experts’ insights to there own contexts.


Côme Perpère, MBA11J, Chief Sustainability Officer, Microsoft France
Pernille Dahlgaard, GMBA14, Chief Officer Government, Business & Analytics Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping
Dr. Andrea Claussen, EMCC12, Supervisory board, Hering International, systematised construction solutions & Founder of I Am Wilderness GmBH
Philippe Lacamp, Finance for Executives 2016, CEO, SkyNRG, sustainable aviation fuel
Siddartha Chaturvedy MBA15D  Director of Product Management, Microsoft
Alexandre D’Aspremont   Faculty, École Normale Supériure, Kayrros SAS Cofounder
Constance D’AspremontMBA06J Business Development, Strategy & Partnerships, Greenomy 

Summit Co-hosts Patricia Sennequier (Virtuals) and Katie Smith Milway (Station F)

Event Team:  INDEVOR admin Nicole Harari (registration and communications); INDEVOR president Katie Smith Milway (Co-host and event architect); INDEVOR NAA Liaison Patricia Sennequier (Co-host, tech and session coordinator); INDEVOR learning lead Kiku Loomis (Session coordinator); INDEVOR student liaison Joanne Schante (day-of logistics);  INDEVOR secretary Ebru Carter (slideshow); INDEVOR treasurer Ashish Singh (eventbrite & vendor payments);  INDEVOR climate journey liaison Hans Reus (ClimateHero initiative); CIC president Harini Sundaram and president emeritus Paolo Senes (ClimateHero Initiative); INDEVOR volunteer Nathalie Trutmann (welcome and nametags); INDEVOR NAA Germany rep Dr. Andreas Claussen (Pre-Summit Workshop on Leading for Sustainability); TechAlumni GC President Vikas Pandurkar (Technology); NAA France sustainability rep Solenn Marquette (Catering & Reception); INSEAD COO Attila Cselotei (faculty liaison), INDEVOR NAA Liaison Jinna Li (Alumni in Impact community). 

Event Team members post summit at Station F.  Time to relax!

3. Hoffman Institute Hosts Business Schools for Climate Leadership Convening on June 1

The Hoffman Institute hosted an insightful and invigorating European Business Schools for Climate Leadership (BS4CLconference with eight peer institutions on the heels of the INDEVOR Biz & Sustainability Summit.  Several summit organizers were able to attend and port questions and learnings from one convening to the next.

8 participating B-Schools.              Core paradigm shift from “output” to “impact” economy

4. Investing in Sustainability Webinar, September 12, 2024:

We’ll be marking Global INSEAD Day, Sept 12, with a webinar featuring Loyal VC founder Kamal Hassan (MBA 93D) and INSEAD alumni entrepreneurs building businesses in social and environmental impact.   Webinar questions and ideas?  Contact INDEVOR learning lead Kiku Loomis at [email protected]

5. April 2025 Alumni Business & Sustainability Summit – Send Ideas

A recurring question out of both our virtual breakouts and in-person discussions at the 2024 biz & sustainability summit:  “What are best ways to influenced supply chains for both environmental and social responsibility?”   We are looking at ways to advance learning and action on this theme, in partnership with Community Impact Challenge.  We welcome ideas for our 2025 Summit, which will be in conjunction with INSEAD’s European Alumni Forum April 4-6.  Please send your ideas to [email protected]

6.  A warm welcome to INDEVOR’s new student leadership.

We look forward to collaborating with you!

7. Apply for Facilitator Role at CIC

Looking for a chance to get involved in the sustainability domain and to make a impact by mobilising more people and organisations to achieve net zero by 2050? 

Join the Community Impact Challenge (CIC) and act as Facilitator to mobilise, convince and guide organisations to register for the Race To Zero initiative. You will get the opportunity to meet and work with other like-minded people, to expand your network, and to train with partners. Your objectives will be to leverage your network to identify, contact and convince organisations to sign up to the RTZ. Support the organisation throughout the signup process, identify the best Partner the organisation can work with using the materials, toolkits and slides developed by the CIC Experts.

Candidates with experience and contacts in the financial services, logistics and transportation would be preferred.

Please send your CV and cover letter to [email protected] or reach out to Alina Ignatieva, Talent Co-Lead.

Find out more about this and other roles and CIC at