Events

Our global economic system is broken. In the new book, Stakeholder Capitalism: Making the case for a global economy that works for Progress, People, and Planet, Prof Klaus Schwab (Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum) and Peter Vanham (Head of Communications for Chairman Schwab at WEF), argue convincingly that if we don’t start with recognising the true shape of our problems, our current system will continue to fail us. Schwab and Vanham look for what they consider to be the real causes of our systems’ shortcomings, and offer solutions based on best practices from around the world.

Whether retailers are thriving or just surviving there is no doubt that navigating the ongoing retail storm is demanding. The battering received from changing consumer behaviour and economic headwinds has seen many retailers, large and small, fall by the wayside. Strangely enough, working out a strategy to reinvent your business in such conditions is arguably the easiest part – actually getting it to happen in the real world is a challenge that is testing the best leaders and the most competent teams to the limit.

Kristin Skogen Lund (MBA 92J) will provide an insight into how Schibsted transitioned from a traditional media company to a family of digital brands. Schibsted is the owner of some of the Nordic’s most well-known and loved brands and services, and has more than 5000 employees across the region and in Europe. Kristin will also share her reflections on leadership and personal development, including what they didn’t teach her at INSEAD. Finally, Kristin will share her interpretation of Scandinavian leadership philosophy and question whether these approaches could be better suited to face tomorrow’s business and societal challenges.

Tourism and its desirability is a challenge posed to countries the world over and Scotland is no exception. In 2019, tourism brought £11 billion to the Scottish economy, against a backdrop of increasing resentment amongst local residents in some rural and island communities as well as the main cities. As the industry tries to look beyond Covid, and the Scottish Government and local councils try to balance the demand for tourism with the needs of the residents, our four speakers give their perspectives on the industry and will take questions. There will be an opportunity to network afterwards.

The live event will be a small gathering in London of leaders and influencers of today and tomorrow, who care about balancing their businesses, who care about reaching a more equitable society. At the previous events, we have asked experts, executives, and board members to share the hard facts and their real-life experiences. Now, we ask those who are close to the ‘Talent’ about the why, what, how and when….

Our speakers will discuss the fine line between Education and Ed Tech, what is meant by innovation in these sectors, together with mega-trends that create opportunities. Participants will be able to explore the success and failures of various case studies, and share thoughts through breakout sessions.

Financial markets are on fire, and many are looking to find signals and make sense amidst all the noise. Who better to help provide insight and perspective than Henry Whorwood – head of research for Beauhurst well known as one of the leading providers on private markets data, including the UK’s flourishing startup ecosystem.