Helsinki, Finland 16 May 2018 – In addition to the
Epiqus and Hanken & SSE partnership, other winners were Valmet and
IMD, Telstra and LIW, DSM and Vlerick Business School as well as
Monocities Development Fund and Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO.
Since 2011, the EFMD Excellence in Practice Awards (EiP) has
recognised outstanding and impactful Learning & Development
partnerships in the domains of Leadership, Professional, Talent,
Organisational and Ecosystem Development. The winners are selected based
on the review of 4 key areas: a documented challenge, an effective
partnering commitment, the appropriate L&D initiative and a proven
The cases and awards will be presented at the award ceremony which is
taking place on 18 October at the 2018 EFMD Executive Development
Conference hosted by IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland.
“Our partnership with Epiqus supports fast integration and enables
work for educated and unemployed immigrants and refugees, says Marc
Hinnenberg, CEO of Hanken & SSE Executive Education. This is the
foundation for the integration program Business Lead℠ which is also a
great showcase of public-private partnership through the Social Impact
“The Business Lead program is not only a success in terms of
integration, but also an important statement of the core values of all
the partners of the initiative”, says Karen Spens, Rector of Hanken
School of Economics. “We are delighted that the partnership has won the
EFMD Excellence in Practice Gold Award, it is a testament to the impact
of successful partnerships.”
The integration program Business Lead® combines education, mentorship and internship work and is a fast-track
for unemployed educated immigrants and refugees into business life.
Learn more about the EFMD Excellence in Practice Award.
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