IMD NOVEMBER 2011
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IMD explores a new frontier in aviation with a solar-energy plane the size of an Airbus and the weight of a car. Solar Impulse puts sustainability on the agenda and the company’s CEO and pilot, André Borschberg, shares his message of innovation with IMD’s Corporate Learning Network.

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