“Business as a Force for Good” Award Launched in Singapore

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, of course, was INSEAD. And in the decades since its founding in 1957, our school has never wavered from that vision. Our belief in using business as a force for good has come to define who we are, what we stand for and how we conduct ourselves in the world.

The INSEAD National Alumni Association Singapore and the INSEAD Alumni Fund are proud to launch Singapore’s “Business as a Force for Good” Award.

What is the Award about?

The award will recognise businesses in Singapore who have demonstrated thought-leadership with respect to “Business as a Force for Good”, have a vision, mission statement and strategy clearly demonstrating their commitment, have developed corporate social responsibility best practices and have achieved remarkable economical results and meaningful societal impact.

The award will be presented during the INSEAD NAA Singapore AGM 2019, which will be hosted on 14 March 2019 in Singapore, in presence of Mr. Ilian Mihov, Dean of INSEAD.

Top nominees and the award winner will gain visibility through various PR activities and social media articles sharing details about the award and their company’s accomplishments.

What is the selection criteria?

A jury made of business leaders from various industries will identify the award winner. Selections will be based on the positive impact the organisation has had on society through its corporate social responsibility program or its core business activities.

How can you participate?

Please simply send us the name of either your company or a company that you know well, deserving to be nominated. We will need the name of a representative (yourself or another contact person who is an INSEAD alumnus) whom the selection committee will contact for further details.  Nominations must be received no later than 30 November 2018.

The “Business as a Force for Good” Award is a wonderful opportunity to recognise best practices, to give visibility to deserving companies and to promote INSEAD’s mission. We are very much looking forward to hearing from you soon. 

Contact us to find out more.

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Singapore keeps status as leader in Asian business education 
By 2000, INSEAD, the elite business school ranked second in the FT’s global MBA rankings, had set up a campus in Singapore — the first by an international business school in Asia. Ilian Mihov, Dean of INSEAD, points to multiculturalism as well as the city state’s strong investment in the “knowledge economy” as key reasons for INSEAD picking Singapore as its Asian home. Financial Times Singapore, 27 September

Addtional coverage: 
China business schools are evolving rapidly

Newest INSEAD institute opens with immediate impact
Hoffmann Global Institute for Business and Society partners with ChangeNOW International Summit for Change and hosts Force for Good Conference. INSEAD Press Release
Global, 24 September 

(TV) UK could need a ‘Greece’ moment to wake up to the realities of Brexit
Antonio Fatas, Professor of Economics at INSEAD, says it may take a traumatic “Greece” moment for the U.K. to wake up to the realisation that it can’t have an “a la carte” Brexit deal. CNBC Asia
Singapore, 25 September 

The Rise of the Red Unicorn
Translated from INSEAD Knowledge
According to Claudia Zeisberger, INSEAD Senior Affiliate Professor of Decision Sciences and Entrepreneurship & Family Enterprise at INSEAD, and Ian Potter, Distinguished Fellow at INSEAD Global Private Equity Initiative, China is on track to absorb more venture capital than the U.S. this year. WeChat
China, 21 September
In Chinese 

INDEVOR 25 Anniversary Conference Early bird tickets end 10 Oct!

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

Europe’s INSEAD: “A Force for Good” Campaign launches 5 October

On 5 October 2018, we will celebrate the Europe launch of The Campaign for INSEAD: A Force for Good – a bold initiative that strives to inspire people, transform business and change the world for the better.
Within this context, the launch will be preceded by “The Force for Good Conference”. This conference will bring together faculty and leading experts to discuss how businesses can align themselves with the values of the societies they serve through new tools and innovative frameworks, strategies and business models.
Speakers include Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever; Wiebe Draijer, MBA’91D, CEO, Rabobank; Cheryl Carolus, Executive Chairperson, Peotana Group Holdings; Pavan Sukhdev, President, WWF International; Lucy Quist, MBA’05J, CEO and Founder, Quist Blue Diamond, and Santiago Lefebvre, MBA’15J, Founder and CEO, ChangeNOW Summit, amongst others.
Please consult the website for more details on the event and our remarkable line-up of speakers.

Celebrate Global INSEAD Day in Singapore with Dean Ilian Mihov!

The INSEAD Alumni Association of Singapore invites you  to celebrate Global INSEAD Day with your friends in Singapore on Wednesday 12 September  at a unique venue, hidden away at the heart of Outram Park. Join us at the pool-side of the casual, semi-secret yet centrally-located Owl Bar – for a sizzling Brazilian BBQ Pool reception with well-known guest Chef Fabio. He will be treating guests to a tantalizing free-flow of Brazilian Cut Picanha Black Angus Beef and Honey & Lime Boneless Chicken, along with sumptuous sides… all accompanied by drinks at extremely tempting prices!

Our Dean Ilian Mihov will be joining us and will be making brief remarks related to this year’s theme: ‘Business and Society’, as well as bringing us up to date on the latest developments including information on the soon to be launched Global Institute for Business and Society. The institute will explore such issues as Gender balance, Sustainability, Wealth inequality, Ethical decision-making, Social impact and Tech for good.. The rest of the evening will be devoted to socialising and celebrating INSEAD!

Connect and reconnect with your fellow alumni, and enjoy fantastic food, music, and as mentioned, great prices on drinks — all during a memorable night of fun and conviviality, as we celebrate this exciting 2018 edition of the Global INSEAD Day!

Register here to join in the fun.

Women In Business Student Club looking for mentors

INSEAD WiB Alumni-Student Mentorship Program Launched
Mentorship has proven to be a rich approach to learning and development for both mentees and mentors. We believe that a thriving, impactful mentoring program is within our reach, and with you as the Alumni involved, it can be a reality. INSEAD 18D class has set up a mentorship program, where the mentees for this program are current students in INSEAD’s MBA Class of December 2018. 
Please sign up here
We hope we can achieve an impactful program together.
WiB Student Club is excited to launch the IWiB Mentorship Program and have prepared a questionnaire to send out to potential mentors. The mentees are female students from the ’18D class and mentors will be given the option to continue to coach them even beyond their time at INSEAD.

Discount Tickets offer for NAA Singapore

INSEAD Alumni get discount on tickets for this production.

Date: the play will run from 19 to 29 September
Place: KC Arts Centre – Home of SRT
Performance schedules & price: 
Tuesday-> Thursday at 8pm: $55 category 1 – $45 category 2
Saturday & Sunday matinée at 4pm: $55 category 1 – $45 category 2
Friday & Saturday at 8pm: $59 category 1 – $49 category 2
Group booking:
 15% discount on all categories with code ASSOCIATION18

Sing’theatre Gala performance and corporate opportunity