Discovery Event

Discovery Event

Discovery Event

May 2 - 3, 2019
IMD Campus, Lausanne
CLN members only
Corporate Learning Network
Finding purpose through social innovation

How to find meaning in your work and organization?

Have you ever felt like it wouldn’t matter to the world if your job or your organization ceased to exist tomorrow? Not having purpose is damaging to our well-being, our companies and our society. At the same time, today it is no longer lauded if companies are responsible, it is expected. To have purpose means knowing how you and your organization make a difference. In a world were societal demands are more pressing every day and CEO activism is becoming the norm, participants will reflect about their own business and leadership purpose by looking at what drives purposeful organizations to foster social innovation.


• Be inspired by stories of successful social entrepreneurs and innovative purposeful global corporations 
• Participants will understand the challenges of aligning short-term economic incentives and long-term value
• Understand what materiality means for your business and how investors are using ESG criteria to engage with companies
• Participants will also understand what does it take to become a “social intrapreneur"
• Participants will reflect about their own leadership purpose by looking at what drives these purposeful organizations

Target audience...

• Leaders that are interested in learning more on how to balance profit, people and planet
• Leaders rediscovering their purpose and how to lead purposeful change in organizations

Vanina Farber

elea Professor of Social Innovation



Thursday May 2, 2019 from 17:00 to Friday May 3, 2019 16:00 (including dinner and networking lunch)


IMD Campus
Ch. de Bellerive 23
1001 Lausanne, Switzerland

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*This 1.5 day event is reserved for members of IMD's Corporate Learning Network and is credited as part of the organizations’ membership. Travel and accommodation are at participant’s own expense.


Contact Us

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Corporate Learning Network

Email: [email protected]