Mark Lee Hunter, Adjunct Professor and Senior Research Fellow, INSEAD Social Innovation Centre; Maria Besiou, Associate Professor, Kuhne Logistics University; and Luk N. Van Wassenhove, INSEAD Professor of Technology and Operations Management

Mainstream media no longer set the public agenda alone. Stakeholders have their own media, and their voices are loud.

As corporations recognise the link between CSR and sustainability, opportunities arise for socially conscious leaders to change the world from the inside out.

  • The Soros Economic Development Fund is quasi-philanthropic and invests in high-risk projects in parts of the world most people couldn’t find on a map. But the Fund is self-sufficient and boasts a “blended” portfolio return of 8 percent a year. How...

  • Maintaining good community relationships is part of the firm’s licence to operate in the modern business environment. But CSR is also capable of increasing revenues for your company.

  • Sir Ronald Cohen is one of the founding fathers of modern venture capitalism. Now he is advocating a revolutionary new approach to narrow the widening gap between rich and poor, and wants investors to replace the “invisible hand” with the ...

  • Social Enterprise first evolved in the developing world. Now the business models and social metrics may be going mainstream.

  • In late 2010, four highly-paid (INSEAD MBA) financiers walked away from lucrative jobs and set up a private equity company to prove that creative and equitable investment can change the world. They call it “responsible capitalism”.