SIMP is a unique leadership programme for progressive business leaders from 23 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and South America. The programme has been held since 2007 and now boasts a vast international alumni network. All participants hold leading positions within trade, industry and public sector and share a common desire to drive change for sustainable and responsible businesses.
Novleen Narang, from India is a current participant in SIMP Asia and believes that a business strategy should be value-driven. As Chief Advisor for KPR Group, she hopes the programme will equip her with knowledge and tools critical for leading sustainability initiatives within her company. She also sees SIMP as an excellent platform for networking and knowledge sharing.
– I want to be inspired by responsible leaders across the globe and bring a meaningful growth that can be succeeded by our future generations with pride.
Maria Martha Sarabia is participating in the last round of SIMP Bolivia that has been running since 2019. She is the founder and chief financial officer of “4 Llamas Coffee” dedicated to producing specialty coffee in Bolivia.
-When we started our coffee project, we envisioned a sustainable company with three key pillars: our people, the environment and innovation. I believe that SIMP is a great opportunity to strengthen these pillars and hope that through this programme, I will be able further my understanding of sustainability and its different areas, and will be able to set specific goals for our company.
George Oselu, is in charge of Forestry and Environmental Sustainability projects across 70 small holder tea factories in Kenya managed by Kenya Tea Development Agency. He is also one of 30 participants in SIMP Africa.
-My hope and expectations for this course is to bring in the issue of sustainability and to create hope for the small scale tea growers in this country.
Since 2020 SIMP has successfully been held online. The programme is highly interactive and innovative in terms of its teaching practices. It stretches over six to eight months during which the participants are engaging in various group tasks, lectures, interactive workshops, expert coaching sessions and virtual visits to companies in Sweden.
Call for applications for SIMP Asia, Africa, Northern and Eastern Europe 2022 will open in the beginning of next year.