CIC Academy has collaborated successfully with INSEAD & the Hoffman Institute, with numerous National Alumni Associations, as well as with impact-oriented leaders, professors, companies, & organizations looking to advance the sustainability agenda. 

Registrations are open to all IAA members unless otherwise stated. 


Net zero and climate change are rich and complex topics. Register to join these webinars to join the latest discussions.

Get Net Zero Right

Mon 28 Jun at 12:00 to 13:30

This event will open the week with a climate ’town hall meeting’, holding a frank conversation with leading civil society voices and key net zero initiatives on the need to get net zero right rather than get rid of it. It is being convened by the UN High Level Climate Champions for COP25 and COP26 who lead the largest global alliance of net zero commitments by non-state actors - rallying companies, cities, regions, financial, educational and healthcare institutions to take rigorous and immediate action to halve global emissions by 2030 and deliver a healthier, fairer zero carbon world in time.

The event will be moderated by environmental correspondent Fiona Harvey, who will be joined by leading climate experts including:


Global Carbon Forum
Financing the low-carbon economy and saving the Amazon, Digital Conference
Jun 29 - 30, 2021

The Global Carbon Forum, in partnership with Moss, brings together thought leaders, key global business and financial players, senior government officials and local communities to discuss the solutions and investments that will deliver -at the right pace and scale- a net-zero, nature-positive economy for a more equitable and resilient society. Focus will be placed on the positive impact that investment strategies, financial instruments, carbon markets and technology can have as enablers of a sustainable and profitable Amazon.


The planet’s survival is intrinsically linked to preserving and valuing its natural resources and it is essential that we direct policies, enhance capacity building and steer financial flows at the scale needed, combining sustainability and economic development. Nowhere is the importance of immediate action more evident than in the Amazon, the world’s largest rainforest, threatened by deforestation. The Amazon plays a vital role in stabilising the Earth’s climate, protecting biodiversity and providing significant ecosystem services. 

The speakers of the event include:-

  • Marina Grossi, President, Brazilian Business Council for Sustainable Development (CEBDS)

  • Peter Seligmann, CEO, Nia Tero and Chairman, Conservation International

  • Martin Wolf, Chief Economics Commentator, Financial Times

  • Tania Cosentino, General Manager, Microsoft Brazil

  • Lucas Di Grassi, Audi Formula E Racer and Clean Air Advocate, United Nations Program for the Environment

  • Luis Felipe Adaime, Co-founder and CEO, MOSS

The event is organised by FT. It aims to enable the attendants to understand the big picture, connects and build relationships and discover new solutions.  For the full list of speakers, please see here


Conversations with Changemakers
July 2, 2021, 9AM CET

Tetrick has been named one of Fast Company’s “Most Creative People in Business,” Inc.’s “35 Under 35” and Fortune’s “40 Under 40.” Eat Just has been recognized as one of Fast Company’s “Most Innovative Companies,” Entrepreneur’s “100 Brilliant Companies,” CNBC’s “Disruptor 50” and a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer




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Leadership for Sustainability
Nov 5, 2020

Global warming, health protection and biodiversity depletion seem to be the number 1 challenge in/of our society. How does business address this environmental crisis?

In a nutshell, will the economic recovery be green, how can corporations recreate their business vision and strategy to make it sustainable, and have a positive impact on climate, biodiversity and people?

Bianca Pitt, advisor to the Community Impact Challenge will address these points with Michel Frédeau, Managing Director & Senior Partner, Global Leader, Climate and Environment, Boston Consulting Group, Georges Desvaux, Chief Strategy and Business Development Officer, AXA, Magali Anderson, Chief Sustainability Officer, Lafarge Holcim and Tim van Vliet, Co-founder, INSEACT.

This webinar is organised with the National Alumni Association France and the Community Impact Challenge.


Sustainable Food and Nutrition 
Oct 26, 2020

This webinar is organised with the National Alumni Association India and the Community Impact Challenge. We have the pleasure of hosting India’s Leading Sports Science and Nutrition Expert, Best Selling Author, Social Impact Leader, one of the worlds most followed Nutritionist and a Celebrity in her domain – Rujuta Diwekar.

Join us for an exciting conversation on Sustainable Food and Nutrition moderated by Chandru Badrinarayan, INSEAD Alumnus and Managing Partner, ECube Investment Advisors.

Expert Panel on Sustainable Food Habits

This webinar organised in collaboration with the INSEAD Alumni Association Germany and the Business & Society Club will bring you truly amazing speakers from around the food supply chain.

Yanick Lhommel (Fairtrade), Sarah Blanchard (Metro AG), Marc Zornes (Winnow), Ignacio Gavilan (Consumer Goods Forum) and Dorathy Shaver (Unilever) discussed sustainable food choices, understanding labels and food waste in an one hour session. 

Building Sustainable Food Habits
Oct 29, 2020

Did you know that more than one third of all food grown is never eaten? But can we individually really make a difference or do we first need the commitment of businesses and organizations to lead the way? Two community & business leaders will share with us about the responsibilities they are taking to have a personal influence and impact. Michelin Star Chef René Mathieu, Best Chef 2020 for cooking vegetables, has been promoting for more than 16 years food habits which are in harmony with and respectful of nature. lana Devillers, founder of Food4All has been focusing on reducing food waste by connecting consumers and distributors to market the unsold products of the day via a free and user-friendly app. Her ambition is to make Food4All a commercial success but also to help change mentalities about the way we approach food shopping.

This webinar is organised with the National Alumni Association Luxembourg and the Community Impact Challenge.

TEDxTIESG Countdown in Singapore, Oct 16 2020

Countdown is a global initiative to champion and accelerate solutions to the climate crisis, turning ideas into action. The goal: To build a better future by cutting greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030 in the race to a zero-carbon world – a world that is safer, cleaner and fairer for everyone.

TEDxTIESG features sustainability champions from the Singapore community, including a Live Challenge to action powered by the Community Impact Challenge in partnership with INSEAD. The Community Impact Challenge believes that igniting powerful networks of individuals to take action towards Sustainable Development Goals now will revitalize the future of our planet.

Speakers & Community Impact Challenge Ambassadors: Virginia Brumby Ferreira (INSEAD Alumni Fund President, Singapore) & Cintia Tavella (INSEAD Alumni Association President, Singapore).


Healthy People, Healthy Planet, Healthy Economy:
the power of sustainable food systems

A webinar organised in collaboration with the INSEAD Hoffmann Global Institute for Business and Society