With a target of amassing EUR 250 million, INSEAD has launched its biggest fundraising campaign that centres on its vision of business as a force for good.
First announced on October 5, 2018, at its Europe Campus in Fontainebleau, the campaign aims to fortify the school’s academic excellence, drive breakthrough innovation and transform society on a global scale.
With campuses in Europe (France), Asia (Singapore) and the Middle East (Abu Dhabi) and tie-ups with top institutions, INSEAD’s business education and research spans around the globe. It has 154 faculty members from 40 countries catering to more than 1,400 students in the degree and PhD programs. In addition, more than 11,000 executives participate in its executive education programs each year.
The school has a stated aim of educating leaders with a global mindset and equipping them to overcome unprecedented challenges being faced by the world by developing economic solutions. It involves framing business strategies and practices that lead to an increase in sustainability and e prosperity.
It aims to promote geographic, socio-economic and gender diversity by ensuring that highly qualified students anywhere around the world can access its MBA program.
“The Campaign empowers us to advance the school’s mission to develop responsible leaders who transform business and society. We need the support of the INSEAD community to develop a generation of global business leaders, managers and entrepreneurs ready to take on our global challenges and harness business as a force for good,” INSEAD Dean Ilian Mihov said.
The Campaign is anchored on three key themes — the school’s distinct values, vision and ventures. By encouraging the promotion of the values, those who support the Campaign contribute to a more inclusive, global mindset in business and society.
Secondly, it seeks to address how business can better align with the goals of society, led by the school’s new Hoffmann Global Institute for Business and Society.
Thirdly, it aims to promote geographic, socio-economic and gender diversity by ensuring that highly qualified students anywhere around the world can access its MBA program.
In order to promote thought leadership, the Campaign aims to create more endowed chairs and professorships to attract and retain the best minds in academia. It also seeks to create and support innovative pedagogy and reinforce the school’s culture of academic excellence.
In order to shape tomorrow’s business leaders, it aims to provide innovative spaces for teaching, learning and collaboration. Investing in INSEAD’s newest ventures pushes the boundaries of what constitutes excellence in business education.
Digital Transformation would offer insights and strategies that will help businesses thrive in the digital age. With regard to entrepreneurship & innovation, the campaign aims to create leading-edge initiatives and boost resources to amplify the school’s entrepreneurial spirit and innovation success.
“We are confident that the school’s commitment to diversity, academic excellence and continuous innovation will be strengthened by this Campaign. We are reaching out to leaders in our INSEAD global community at this pivotal time to come forward and seize the opportunity to contribute to our continued success,” Remy Best, (MBA’93D), Chair of the INSEAD Campaign Board and Member of the Board of Directors, said.
The Campaign has achieved an important milestone, reaching 59% of its overall target with strong support from over 11,300 alumni and friends.