Hoffmann Global Institute for Business and Society

Hoffmann Global Institute for Business and Society

This sustainability centre is part of NBS's Sustainability Centres Community, representing business schools from around the world. Find out more

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Hoffmann Global Institute for Business and Society

Fontainebleau, France
Singapore, Singapore
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates



To lead the way in transforming business education to ensure that leaders and organisations be a force for good.

Main Activities

We will develop new theories, insights, and business models to drive private sector prosperity and societal progress. Research by INSEAD academics is a foundation for a brighter future.

We strive to educate inspired, diverse and analytical leaders who create value both for their organisations and for society – from our MBA, other masters and PhD programmes to Executive Education.

We will build public and private sector relationships that result in real-world impact as leaders implement new practices with significant co-benefits to society and the environment.

Walk the Talk
We strive to make INSEAD a model school that integrates societal impact into operations and contributes to both local prosperity and our collective global social progress – leading by example and inspiring action.

Organizational Structure

The operational model of the Institute is a platform that strategises, coordinates and facilitates school-wide activity around the Institute’s mission, with a small core team that manages internal and external partnerships. This operational model enables the Hoffmann Institute to work across all areas and centres of the school – to permeate the school rather than be limited to a specific set of issues or departments. 

Working with existing INSEAD research centres and initiatives (e.g. the INSEAD Gender Initiative, the James M. and Cathleen D. Stone Center for the Study of Wealth Inequality) as partners will provide greater agility and influence. 

The Institute will provide support to research projects, teaching innovation and engagement initiatives falling in the purview of its strategy. It will also offer centralised services to INSEAD faculty and different departments of the school who want to explore new areas of research at the interface of business and society, develop new teaching material, promote their academic findings with broader audiences outside of the school, or convene stakeholders to turn ideas into action.


Maria Fedorova
Special Projects and Communications Manager