Hanken & SSE Executive Education challenges global leaders to support local social innovation in their communities executing on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs)
Davos, Switzerland 22 January 2019 – During World
Economic Forum (WEF) Business Lead will be showcased, and Hanken School
of Economics Rector Karen Spens will participate in a panel debate,
concerning impact investment at the annual Swedish lunch event. The
event is a multi-sector forum to promote the values of innovation,
equality and inclusive growth.
The award-winning Integration Program Business Lead is a hybrid
initiative, that helps boost growth and increases Finland’s
competitiveness from an international talent point of view, as well as
increases diversity of organisations which is proved to make them
perform better financially and helps bridge the sustainability gap in
Finland. Business Lead, created and run by the Financial Times-ranked
Hanken & SSE, combines education, mentorship and internship to
fast-track unemployed academically educated refugees and immigrants into
business life in Finland.
“Business Lead is a showcase of a private-public co-design, where
companies and governmental institutions co-create fast-track impactful
social innovation. We are very proud to showcase this during WEF”, says
Marc Hinnenberg, CEO of Hanken & SSE Executive Education.
Business Lead is delivered in collaboration with Finnish governmental
bodies and organisations as well as private and public companies.
Business Lead is part of the largest European Integration Social Impact
Bond (SIB) project.
The UN SDGs are a key agenda leading the transformation towards more
sustainable practices in business and policy worldwide and the Business
Lead initiative supports the realisation of several of the UN SDGs.
Hanken School of Economics is one of the 38 universities in the world
listed as PRME Champion. PRME works with furthering responsible
management education and with projects related to furthering the UN
“As a leading business school in Finland with social responsibility
at the core of what we do, we are very happy to be part of this
impactful talent boost initiative”, says Karen Spens, Rector for Hanken
School of Economics.
Business Lead won the European Foundation for Management Development
(EFMD) gold award in the Talent Development category at the EFMD
Executive Development Conference in October 2018 in Lausanne,
Read more about the Integration Program Business Lead here and about the Swedish lunch in Davos here.
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