Impact innovation is the application of innovation principles across all aspects of what we do. Rather than thinking one dimensionally about disruption, it causes us to think about the social, environmental, and economic implications of what we do and how to navigate these areas. Igniting Innovation for Impact program draws together the different strands of impact innovation and brings a leadership lens which supports participants to understand how they can create long-lasting and genuine impact through their roles and organizations.
This joint program by Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB) and the Møller Institute of Churchill College in the University of Cambridge is part of a broader program, Impact Leadership in the Era of Global Disruptions, which aims to develop a new generation of business leaders with impact who can contribute to the global future.
The Møller Institute, Churchill College at the University of Cambridge is part of a centuries-old seat of learning that has originated much of the disruptive knowledge which has shaped our world, while CKGSB is at the heart of the next wave of disruption, home to over 35 “Unicorns” which impact on the global economy. This programme is a unique opportunity to blend perspectives, knowledge and insights from East and West, building a platform for participants to build resilient, future-oriented and innovative businesses.
The program opens to entrepreneurs and executives from companies or organizations involved in furthering the common good while unleashing the power of Impact Innovation to sustain commercially.
We welcome participants from both for-profit and non-profit organizations from around the globe who are looking to expand horizons on impact innovation from both the West and the East. In addition, professionals work in an advisory capacity to companies with a desire to introduce or reposition themselves in relation to innovation will also benefit from this program.
To further leverage the value and impact of this program, we encourage companies to send cross-functional teams of executives to this live & virtual program. We offer group enrolment benefits to companies sending three or more participants.
Business in China, Constructive Innovations, Global Implications of China’s Economic Transformation, Innovation and Globalization by Chinese Companies, Innovation in Management Education, Reform of SOEs, Relationship Between State and Business, Role of Private Sector in China
Bo has an over-20-year successful corporate career in Global Business Development, Innovation, Strategy, Supply Chain Management, M&A, etc. He served as the head quarters of many fortune 500 companies such as Monsanto, Cargill, Pfizer, Wrigley and Mars. After a long corporate life, Bo became a serial entrepreneur and investor.
Branding, Consumer Behavior, Consumer Information Processing and Psychology, Corporate Social Responsibility, Design and Structural Effects of Physical Environment, Innovative Business Models, Modern Philanthropy, Tencent
Richard Hill is an experienced facilitator and Programme Director whose ambition is to support teams, organisations and individuals to realise their potential through developing leadership, purpose and culture. Working to bridge the gap between academic insight and day-to-day working realities, he brings both thought leadership and on the ground experience to enable the success of others.
Tim Minshall is the head of the Institute for Manufacturing (IfM) at Cambridge University Engineering Department and head of IfM's Centre for Technology Management. He is the inaugural Dr John C. Taylor Professor of Innovation, a member of the boards of St John's Innovation Centre Ltd and IfM-ECS Ltd, a Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute of Technology, Enterprise and Competitiveness (ITEC) at Doshisha University, and a member of the IET's Innovation and Emerging Technologies Policy Panel. He is a member of advisory/steering committees for groups including ideaSpace, Cambridge University Entrepreneurs, Cambridge i-Teams and 100% Open.
James is an environment and sustainability professional with 23 years’ experience in commercially focused roles in private equity, banking and consulting. His experience covers a breadth of sectors and geographies.
Participants who successfully complete this course will receive a Certificate endorsed by the University of Cambridge’s Board of Executive and Professional Education (BEPE) and Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB), and become a member of our Global Impact Leadership Community.