Who should attend
This programme is open to entrepreneurs and executives from companies or organisations involved in furthering the common good.
Candidates should hold a leadership role (CEO, founder, or senior management) for social entrepreneurial or impact business activities, generally operating for at least three years.
About the course
Social entrepreneurship and impact business are part of a fast-growing movement that applies business tools to find sustainable solutions to neglected problems at all levels of society. Proponents of this approach develop and deploy innovative solutions to improve their communities and the world in which we live.
The INSEAD Social Entrepreneurship Programme (ISEP), launched in 2006, is the global business education leader in this dynamic field. By integrating cutting-edge theory and practice for impact business with the deep academic knowledge of INSEAD faculty and expert practitioners, ISEP has demonstrated the potential to create social and economic value through collaboration among entrepreneurs, companies, investors and an engaged public sector. High-impact social ventures thrive when leaders share ideas, innovations and experiences.
ISEP creates a unique opportunity to focus on the business skills and frameworks that enable entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs to build support among stakeholders and attract the investors needed to grow ventures to scale and maximise impact. Case studies, many developed by INSEAD faculty, provide a platform to analyse the uniquely complex issues and challenges faced by impact business leaders.
ISEP also delivers value over the long term. The network of graduates, numbering more than 700 in over 80 countries, is a dynamic community of impact business, sustainability and social enterprise leaders. Ongoing exchange, through online collaboration, regular meetings and support, serves as a foundation for further research and understanding of the field, which benefits all ISEP participants – past, present and future.
How you benefit
- Understand your impact. Examine the role that impact venture leaders seek to play in their business and society and the key challenges that they face
- Develop your leadership and management skills. Build your leadership, organisational and negotiation skills to manage a growing social enterprise or impact venture
- Strengthen your tool kit. Apply business tools to empower communities and leverage markets to achieve sustainability and social impact
- Join a dynamic global network of leaders pioneering social innovation, impact and best practices.
The INSEAD Social Entrepreneurship Programme brings together INSEAD’s renowned faculty with an international group of leaders in social entrepreneurship, to bridge the gap between human needs and the resources required to address them.
Along with case study discussion and analysis, the programme creates a forum for the exchange of experiences and practical knowledge. Participants join a vibrant and active past participant network.
Topics covered during the programme include the following.
Principles of social impact
- Value creation by social entrepreneurship and impact business
- Balancing economic value and social impact
- Leveraging sustainable business for impact
- Applying market mechanisms for social change
Leadership and management skills
- Leading mission-driven ventures and organisations
- Managing organisational change
- Negotiating for creating shared value
- Evaluating for sustainability and impact
Strategy and innovation
- Business model innovation for impact
- Building a sustainable revenue model
- Scaling up and funding impact ventures
- Launching sustainable impact initiatives in large companies
Filipe Santos is Visiting Professor of Social Entrepreneurship at INSEAD. He was a full-time faculty member of INSEAD since September 2003 and left in January 2015 to lead a new government initiative called Portugal Social Innovation that aims to catalyze a social investment market in Portugal to...
Zoe Kinias is an Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour at INSEAD and the Academic Director of INSEAD’s Gender Initiative. She is also a member of the INSEAD Randomized Control Trials Lab. After ten years teaching MBAs, first at the Kellogg School of Management and then at INSEAD, Zoe n...
Ilze Kivleniece is an Assistant Professor of Strategy at INSEAD. She holds a PhD in Strategic Management from HEC Paris (France), a BSc and an MSc in International Business and Economics from the Stockholm School of Economics (Sweden). Prior to joining INSEAD, she was a faculty member at the Impe...
Jasjit Singh is an Associate Professor of Strategy and the Shell Fellow in Business and the Environment at INSEAD. He is an Academic Director of the INSEAD Social Impact Initiative. Jasjit has been an INSEAD professor since 2004. His interests include strategy, inclusive business, sustainable de...
Nuno Delicado is a founding partner at Pluris and lecturer at INSEAD and at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKYSPP). He conducts negotiation and conflict resolution training, facilitation, and consulting in both the private and the public sectors. At INSEAD he co-developed the negotiati...
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