Impact business is a rapidly growing movement focusing on finding sustainable solutions to neglected problems at all levels of the society, by creating and implementing innovative solutions to improve communities, and the lives of people.
The INSEAD Social Entrepreneurship Programme (ISEP), launched in 2006, is 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. The one-week INSEAD Social Entrepreneurship Programme (ISEP) is still accepting applications for its Nov 2018 edition, both in Singapore and in France. Partial scholarships are available for high-potential participants from mission-driven organisations (but with limited budgets).
Program Director Jasjit Singh shares, ‘ISEP is INSEAD’s flagship programme in the social impact space, and targets not just social entrepreneurs but also people working in inclusive business, public policy, NGOs, foundations and impact investing. It involves top thought leaders in this space and has a vast and successful global alumni network built over the years. I am the Programme Director for ISEP in Singapore, where, this year we will be talking about topics such as Strategies for Impact, Impact-Driven Business, Launching Impact Ventures, Building Impactful Business Models, Scaling Up Impact Ventures, Leadership for Impact Ventures, Ecosystems for Impact, Impact Evaluation, Value Negotiations, Impact Investing and Cross-Sector Collaboration.’
Highlights of the program
- Understanding the impact and the role of impact venture leaders and the challenges they face.
- Gaining in-depth knowledge of leadership and management skills – organisational and negotiation skills to manage a growing social enterprise or impact venture.
- Applying business tools to empower communities and leverage markets to achieve sustainability and social impact
- Joining a dynamic global network of leaders pioneering social innovation, impact and best practices.
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. Participants from both for-profit and non-profit organisations are welcome. ISEP uses a rolling admissions process to ensure a diverse group of participants with a broad experience. Early applications are encouraged, given limited funding available for scholarships. For more details, visit their website.
You can also write to Hans Wahl at ISEP@insead.edu.