OVERVIEW Reflecting IMD's unique Real World, Real Learning approach, the IMD Global Centers bring cutting-edge and practical thought leadership to our key stakeholders.
We deliver pioneering, original and agenda-setting research - generated in close collaboration between IMD Faculty, research teams and partner organizations.

The goal for all activities in the IMD Global Centers is to have impact. We promote informed dialogues with our partners that result in thought leadership being transformed into actionable strategies.
IMD has provided board education for the last 35 years, helping the boards of leading organizations to boost their performance. The IMD Global Board Center takes this a step further, carrying out world-class governance research and providing an even wider range of education opportunities to support long-term business success through a strong board. » Learn more
The IMD Global CEO Center assists CEOs in their efforts to positively impact their firm's performance. Professor Ben Bryant has recently been appointed as the "Kristian Gerhard Jebsen Chair for Responsible Leadership in the Maritime Industry" and as the Director of the IMD Global CEO Center.
For more information about Professor Bryant, visit his biography.
For close to a generation, IMD has worked with leading global family businesses, gaining extensive expertise and growing into a global centre of excellence. The Global Family Business Center pursues ongoing, highly relevant research and provides a wide range of educational offerings. Our objective is to remain at the forefront by being the preferred partner to families in business who search for the best knowledge and the best solutions to their diverse and unique needs. » Learn more
The IMD Global Center for Sustainability Leadership conducts applied research with business organizations and societal stakeholders to include sustainability and social responsibility at the core of their business strategies. The center provides thought leadership to develop new business models which address sustainability challenges, improve the competitiveness of organizations and respond to the needs of society. We develop successful global leaders who will create the sustainable institutions of tomorrow. » Learn more
The IMD Global Value Chain 2020 Center is a consortium initiative with corporations to explore and develop future best practices in business models and value chains. The research program centers on twelve strategic questions derived from megatrends that have changed value chains over the last decade as well as new megatrends that will dominate in the next decade. » Learn more