May 15, 2024
12:00 - 14:00
Federation of Saudi Chambers, Riyadh


  • 12 PM – Masterclass by Professor Arnaud Blandin, Strategy and Sustainability Professor, Executive Education at SKEMA Business School
  • 1 PM – Networking lunch
  • 2 PM – End of event


In an era where sustainability has ascended to the forefront of global business strategy; executives, decision-makers, and investors are navigating an increasingly complex landscape. This complexity is fueled by emerging regulations mandating enhanced data transparency and the advent of financial instruments intricately linked to ESG performance metrics. The dynamism of this environment presents both challenges and unparalleled opportunities for innovation and value creation.

This masterclass, led by Professor Arnaud Blandin, Strategy and Sustainability Professor Executive Education at SKEMA, is designed for executives and influential market players. Professor Blandin will distill the essence of current and impending sustainability regulations, spotlight critical ESG trends, and unveil strategic avenues for pioneering new realms of business value. Join us for an insightful session that promises not only to demystify the intricacies of the sustainability domain but also to empower you with the knowledge to harness these developments, steering your organization towards sustainable excellence and leadership in the new business paradigm.

Biography of trainer

Professor Arnaud Blandin, Professor Affiliated Executive Educative at SKEMA Business School

Arnaud Blandin is an affiliate professor at SKEMA Executive Education. He is the co-founder of the BEYOND ecosystem whose mission is to simplify the topics concerning social and environmental impacts by incorporating them at the heart of business models of companies. He supports Private Equity and VCs investors, multinationals as well as banking and institutional players.

He has developed expertise in matters of impact, impact measurement, especially carbon footprints and life cycle assessments, ESG, business model transition, and various regulations (SFDR, CSRD, SASB, ISSB).

His approach based on data and concrete cases allows him to mobilize a network of dozens of entrepreneurs, scientists/researchers, and executives all over the world.

Arnaud started his career in Silicon Valley in a Business Process Management company that experienced significant growth between 2000 and 2010 before joining an investment firm Singapore, leading investments in Southeast Asia and China.

Arnaud is also the founder of Pufferfish Partners, which developed the Asian establishment of several Silicon Valley companies as well as European ones, a firm that he left in 2023 and that worked with governmental institutions from Singapore, France, the US, and the UK.

Arnaud is a speaker and professor at several institutions such as INSEAD where he is an Entrepreneur in Residence, HEC, CEDEP, and IUM. He has educated more than 500 leaders and executives in the year 2023 alone. Arnaud has an engineering background (ENSEEIHT) and followed an additional curriculum (TGM) at INSEAD.

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