INSEAD “The Business School for the World” was founded in 1960 in Fontainebleau (France) and has become a pioneer of international business education ever since. As one of the world’s leading and largest graduate business schools, with campuses in Europe (France), Asia (Singapore) and Abu Dhabi), the mission of INSEAD is to create an open-minded learning environment that brings together people, cultures and ideas from around the world, in order to transform individuals and organisations through business education. Through teaching, its mission is to develop responsible, thoughtful leaders and entrepreneurs who create value for their organisations and their communities. Through research, INSEAD’s goal is to expand the frontiers of knowledge and influence business practice. INSEAD helps leaders to transform environmental and social demands into Sustainable Value Innovation. INSEAD Social Innovation Centre brings together and enhances the academic expertise of a diverse group of leading INSEAD research teams, i. Corporate Social Responsibility & Ethics, ii. Humanitarian Research, iii. Social Entrepreneurship, iv. Sustainability.
In the words of Prof. N. Craig Smith (INSEAD Chaired Professor of Ethics and Social Responsibility & Academic Director of the CSR & Ethics Research Group)
“The simple fact is that social and environmental problems are becoming business problems. In part, this is because we live in a closely interconnected world today where businesses are exposed to stricter scrutiny. This ‘goldfish bowl’ reality means that companies must operate with greater responsiveness to ethical concerns and to their social and environmental impacts. The best companies go further by not only protecting their brands and corporate reputations but also seizing opportunities to create value for their stakeholders through proactive efforts to give attention to ethics, corporate social responsibility and sustainability.”
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 691752.