The Social Innovation Centre (ISIC) was founded in 2007 and consists out of four research areas; Corporate Social Responsibility & Ethics, Humanitarian Research, Social Entrepreneurship and Sustainability. The four areas are faculty-led. The INSEAD Social Innovation Centre has an Executive Director, two Centre Coordinators, eleven associated professors, five full-time researchers and more than 20 visiting researchers and executives in residence. ISIC is continuously exploring possibilities for collaboration/partnerships in research and funding opportunities.
The INSEAD Social Innovation Centre is a vibrant and an inclusive platform for cross-disciplinary research, education, projects and engagement on the role of business in society, and more specifically to advance the theory and practice of economic, social and environmental sustainability. The Centre aims to develop innovative business models across Corporate Social Responsibility & Ethics, Humanitarian Research, Social Entrepreneurship and Sustainability.
- Research: The INSEAD Social Innovation Centre conducts cross-disciplinary research that advances the theory and practice of economic, social and environmental sustainability.
- Education: We seek to more firmly embed sustainability in the MBA curricula. For students who desire to make a social impact or aim to move their professional career towards sustainability, we offer a wide range of courses from “Business Sustainability Thinking” to “Strategic CSR and Sustainability”.
- Outreach: The Centre holds regular research seminars and workshops with high-level speakers from various disciplines. Recent events included “The Moral Responsibility of Firms: A Legal View”, "The Impact of a Corporate Culture of Sustainability on Corporate Behaviour and Performance", "Implementing Individual Producer Responsibility for Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment" and "The Human Face of Climate Change and a New Approach to Community Resilience".
Launched in 2003, the INSEAD Alumni Sustainability Roundtables bring together senior-level alumni,
industry experts and academics to discuss the business impact of sustainable development.
Dr. Michael Hensen