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Apply! Swedish Institute Management Programme Asia 2019

Do you want to be a part of a network of emerging leaders with a shared interest in exploring 21st century business perspectives? Join the Swedish Institute Management Programme for change-makers focusing on lasting success through responsible leadership and sustainable business.

The Swedish Institute is seeking applications for its Swedish Institute Management Programme (SIMP) Asia 2019 program in order to lead change for responsible leadership and sustainable business practices. The programme challenges traditional approaches of doing business and explores how business can become more people and planet focused in market driven economies.

The programme invites prominent figures in the commercial and political sectors as well as academia to present topics such as climate change, responsible financing, stake-holder engagement and leadership development. The curriculum includes theoretical approaches, problem-solving using real business cases and interactive workshops with experienced practitioners. It also includes company visits and coaching on their own business case. SIMP will give applicants:

  • A global network of leaders focused on sustainable business and responsible leadership
  • Increased knowledge about environmental, social and financial aspects of sustainable business
  • Increased leadership competence
  • Insights into business cases in Sweden, one of the leading countries in sustainable business practice
  • Exchange of experience with prominent practitioners in business and in the public sector

Programme timeline:

  • Kick-off, 2 days in one of the selected countries in Asia, 14 – 15 March 2019  You are introduced to the programme curriculum and topics of focus. Regional business cases creates the framework for your learning.
  • Module 1, 2 weeks in Sweden, 6 – 18 May 2019 You deep dive into how sustainble business contributes to innovation, production and increased trust in business on the global market. You explore topics such as leadership, stake-holder engagement, climate change and company visits. You also have a chance to initiate your own business case and receive coaching and peer-feedback.
  • Module 2, 1 week in one of the selected countries in Asia, 14 – 19 October 2019 The focus is on reconnection with the network and harvesting learnings from module 1. You have the opportunity to analyse and deliver on a regional business case. All parts of the programme are mandatory. The programme is intense and includes evening activities.


  • Training and content
  • Accommodation, food and domestic transport during the programme
  • Flight tickets to and from Sweden
  • Insurance covering acute illness and accident when in Sweden


Applicants must:

  • Have an ambition to make sustainability an integral part of their business strategy
  • Have a senior position within trade, industry or the public sector
  • Are in a position to drive decisions and have a mandate to influence the business strategy for their organisation
  • Are between 25-45 years old
  • Have a good working knowledge of both written and spoken English
  • Are a citizen of China, India, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand or Vietnam
  • Can take part in all parts of the programme
  • Are willing to forward competences and knowledge gain from the programme

Eligible Regions: China, India, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.

Application Process

Applications are uploaded and submitted in application portal. Only applicants who have submitted a complete application will be considered for the programme. These are the steps in the application process:

Application Deadline: October 29, 2018 (30 Days Remaining)

Apply now   Official link

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