Antoine Tirard (INSEAD MBA ‘97D), founder, NexTalent and Claire Lyell (INSEAD MBA ‘92J), founder, Culture Pearl

The second part of a two-part series profiling leaders who made the transition from the corporate world to the non-profit sector.

Those searching for a role that challenges the status quo, colleagues of diverse backgrounds and a collaborative environment have all found fulfilment in the nonprofit sector.

  • 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...

  • 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.