2021 Events

The Environment and Business club welcomes you to join us on telegram to stay up-to-date with the club’s activities.

Recent events include:

  • Fire Side Chat with Dr. Mirjam Staub-Bisang,CEO of BlackRock Switzerland, and Dr. Cherry Muijsson,VP at BlackRock, for an interactive discussion on Sustainable Investing
  • Dicussion with Nir Kalron, CEO and Founder of Maisha, a for-profit company that finds and helps stop poachers and smugglers in Africa.
  • Along with the Hoffmann Institute and the Alumni Energy Global Club, co-hosted Ambition Net Zero: The complexity of carbon neutrality webinar, part of a series, Ambition Net Zero: Moving to a Decarbonised World, with Jane Stevensen and Dr. Vinika Devasar Rao

  • Social Distanced Nature walk in the Fontainebleau Forest

  • Consulting in Energy – Lunch & Learn

  • Careers in OEM – Lunch & Learn

  • Careers in Sustainability Peer Panel Discussion – Lunch & Learn
  • EV and E-Mobility Debate

2019 Events

The Environment and Business club is back in action. We welcome you all to join us on the 14th of October at 5 30pm in Amphi MBA ’70 for our launch event, drinks and a very interactive discussion! Join us on telegram to stay up-to-date with the club’s activities

2014 Events

15 May 2014, Europe Campus

The Social Innovation Centre with the support of the Environment & Business Club and INDEVOR is pleased to initiate research seminar series to share research knowledge with the MBA students.

With Professor Luk Van Wassenhove
Professor of Technology and Operations Management, INSEAD


Karca D. Aral
PhD candidate, Technology and Operations Management Department, INSEAD

will speak on

Sustainable Sourcing: EcoVadis and Sustainability Ratings

Supplier sustainability is of growing concern, as buyer firms strive to meet consumer expectations, acquire competitive advantage, prevent supply chain disruptions, and protect their brand image by implementing sustainable procurement practices. Responding to this concern EcoVadis, a sustainability auditing and rating agency founded by INSEAD alumnus, provides firms with the sustainability ratings of their current and potential suppliers. In this presentation, we will explain the EcoVadis business model and will discuss how to integrate sustainability ratings into supplier selection decisions. 

18 March 2014

Maria Laura Tinelli


Maria Laura Tinelli joined PRI in April 2012 as Head of Networks. She worked for many years in the insurance sector in Europe and Latin America, then moving into International Development, managing large multinational sustainable development projects across Latin America, South East Asia and Africa. She has an MSc in Development Studies from the University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies, and a degree in International Relations from the University of Belgrano in Argentina. She currently manages the work and development of Networks across Latin America, Asia, Southern Africa, Europe and Canada.


The Environment and Business Club along with the Investment Management Club would like to invite you to a presentation on the Principles of Responsible Investment by Maria Tinelli, the Head of Networks at PRI, a UN led initiative that promotes the incorporation of environmental and social considerations in investment decisions.

Over 1200 investment institutions representing $ 34 trillion assets under management have signed up to the PRI. Many institutional investors require that their Investment Managers are a signatory to the PRI.

Maria will talk about responsible investment and what it means in practice. She will also talk specifically about the PRI, the growth of the initiative around the world and how becoming a Signatory will help you implement ESG (environment and social governance) in practice. In addition to trends and best practice in responsible investment.





10 March 2014

Paris Trek


  • Nathalie GIROUARD, Coordinator, Green Growth and Sustainable Development
  • Nils-Axel BRAATHEN, Principal Administrator, Environmental Policy Instruments & Compliance
  • Peter VAN DE VEN, Head of National Accounts Division
  • Tomasz KOZLUK, Senior Economist, Structural Policy Analysis Division
  • Kurt VAN DENDER, Head of Tax and the Environment Unit
  •  Jan CORFEE-MORLOT, Senior Policy Analyst, Global Partnerships and Policies
  • Robert YOUNGMAN, Principal Policy Analyst, Climate, Finance and Investment

20 February 2014

John Elkington


A writer, a thinker, a serial entrepreneur and an advisor, John is a world authority on corporate responsibility and sustainable development and is credited with coining the ‘triple bottom line’. BusinessWeek described John as “dean of the corporate responsibility movement for three decades”. John serves on about 30 boards and is writing his 19th book alongside Jochen Zeitz, former CEO of PUMA.

The New Normal: How Business Leaders are embracing tomorrow’s Bottom Line

A talk exploring how businesses are increasingly playing a role in tackling environmental and social challenges — not because it is required of them by policy makers or activists, but because it makes business sense to do so.

Date: Thursday, February 20, 2014
Time: 12 – 1.30 pm
Venue: Amphi Mork

Lunch will be provided 

In association with:




18 February 2014


The Social Innovation Centre and the Environment & Business Student Club are pleased to announce a Joint Workshop to take place on the Fontainebleau Campus.


Green Growth Co-ordinator OECD


will speak on “The Green Growth Project”

The OECD Green Growth Strategy, launched in May 2011, provides concrete recommendations and measurement tools to support countries’ efforts to achieve economic growth and development, while at the same time ensure that natural assets continue to provide the ecosystems services on which our well-being relies. The strategy proposes a flexible policy framework that can be tailored to different country circumstances and stages of development.

3 February 2014

Welcome Event: Pierre-Yves Cousteau from the class of 13D gave a small presentation on his passion, the oceans, and business opportunities around sustainability. Pierre is the co-founder of the club and is now starting a company that aims to commercialize a fuel efficiency technology for the shipping industry. Pierre comes from a family that has a long tradition and passion for protecting the oceans and shared many of his exciting adventures with us.



2013 Events

26 June 2013, Europe Campus

How carbon emissions can impact business profitability?

Speaker: Nigel Topping


Join the discussion on Facebook and Yammer!


20 June 2013, Asia Campus

Environment & Business Club Launch Event

Learn surprising facts about the ocean and the major threats it faces this century.
Photo expo and silent auction to benefit the club.



Here are the links to the videos that were screened about the major threats to ocean life:


5 April 2013, Europe Campus

Biomimicry lecture: Environment and Business Club Launch with Tarik CHEKCHAK

Nature 3,8 billion years of R&D in sustainability!
Modern humanity appeared on our planet a little more than 200,000 years ago, sharks have not changed for millions of years, life has emerged 3.8 billion years ago! From the deepest oceans to mountaintops, from the Arctic to the Antarctic, life is there! There are millions of species that have survived millions of years of adaptation. Due to a lack of understanding of its interdependence with the living networks, humanity has developed economic and technological models that endanger now the balance of our common home. We are the actors of the sixth mass extinction of species and our greenhouse gas emissions are now affecting the global climate. Is this inevitable? Can we learn from these crises? Could the observation, understanding and mimicking of life’s strategies could help us develop a “technosphere” re-synchronized with the diversity of life and the important cycles of Earth? What can we learn from a shark or a whale to produce renewable energies? From a sponge to synthesize optic fibers? What a city manager could learn from the resilience of a coral reef or a forest?
Biomimicry is a multidisciplinary approach  aiming to accelerate the finding of sustainable innovations by observing and adapting natural strategies.

Life it is 3.8 billion years of R & D! Biodiversity is a source of wonder, but has also plenty to teach us…