MSc Sustainability and Social Innovation Career Paths

The program opens many doors in a large variety of sectors and countries, from consulting to operations, from luxury to high technology, from energy and utilities to consumer goods, etc.

Employment Statistics

HEC Paris MSc Sustainability and Social Innovation employment statistics

(1) Annual employment survey, 2016 graduates.
(2) Annual employment survey, 2016 graduates.

Top Recruiting Companies

  • Amundi Asset Management
  • AT Kearney
  • Bearing Point
  • BSR
  • Balance Solutions Pvt. Ltd
  • Cisco
  • Contemplor GmbH
  • Deloitte
  • DEG
  • EDF
  • Eurogroup Consulting
  • Goodwill-Management
  • Google
  • GreenFlex
  • GRI
  • Kering
  • KPMG
  • McKinsey & Company
  • Natixis Asset Management
  • Neoen
  • Octopus Investments
  • PwC
  • Roland Berger
  • Safechem Europe GmbH
  • Scor
  • Statkraft
  • The Boston Consulting Group
  • Toyota
  • Viadeo
  • ...

Alumni Profiles


Austin Kennedy
Class of 2015
Wolrd Business Council for
Sustainable Development


Cilia Holmes Indahl
Class of 2014
Co Founder
Sustainability Hub Norway, Oslo


David Kampmann
Class of 2015
Project officer 
CDP - Global environmental
 reporting system, London


Jenna Riemenschneider 
Class of 2014
Senior Research Associate
GW Sustainability Collaborative, Washington


Clark Barr
Class of 2014
Associate Product Manager 
Sustainalytics, Toronto


Class of 2015
Associate Consultant 
Bain & Company, San Francisco


Carolin Donata Schmidt
Class of 2015
Global Buyer Dairy Ingredients 
Danone, Amsterdam


Thomas Horstmann 
Class of 2014
Regional Manager
Encory GmbH, Munich


Adolfo Diaz Valdez
Class of 2015
Director of Strategic Planning
Buenos Aires City Government


Harriet Jackson
Class of 2014
Green Lending Officer
Responsability Investments AG, Zurich


Jovana Pavlovic
Class of 2015
Policy Analyst
OECD, Paris


Julie Phillips
Class of 2014
Consultant Sustainability & Climate Change
NewForesight, London


Ozlem Bozyurt
Class of 2015
Senior Energy Consultant
Capgemini, Paris


Pauline Descheemaeker
Class of 2014
Senior Associate Sustainable Performance & Strategy
PwC, Paris


Pauline Vialatte
Class of 2015
Climate Energy Consultant
EcoAct, Paris


Stephanie Arnold
Class of 2016
EY, Zurich


Tania Fernandez Alvarez
Class of 2016
Sustainability Project Coordinator
Danone, Mexico City


Vincent El Khoury
Class of 2015
Oliver Wyman, Dubai


Tina Marina Challita
Class of 2016
Deloitte, Paris


Camden Brown
Class of 2016
Sustainability Integration Director
Almach Energy, London

Alumni Stories
  • Thomas Andre
    Thomas Andre

    Strategy & Performance Director - Access to Energy program at Schneider Electric, Class of 2009

  • Eva Von Alvensleben
    Eva Von Alvensleben

    Head of Sustainability Strategy at Kering, Class of 2012

  • Francesa Suarez Villarica
    Francesa Suarez Villarica

    ISR Analyst at Natixis Asset Management, Class of 2012

  • Mustapha Mokass
    Mustapha Mokass

    CEO at Beya Capital - COP22, Class of 2006

  • Jean-Marc Guesne
    Jean-Marc Guesne

    Director at Ashoka France, Class of 2009

  • Sonam  Mahajan
    Sonam Mahajan

    Executive Manager for Ministry of National Development, Singapore, Class of 2011

  • Bruno Micale
    Bruno Micale

    Sustainability Consultant at Deloitte, Class of 2014

  • Catherine Wolff
    Catherine Wolff

    Sustainable Procurement Manager for SNCF, Class of 2008.

  • Adam Stanley-Smith
    Adam Stanley-Smith

    Regional Director EMEA for The Ackerman Group LLC, Class of 2010

Close Ties with the Business World

The Career Department


Located at the heart of the school, the career department strives to help students build their career plan and to provide the best possible internship and job opportunities.

To do so, we have designed a 6-step career roadmap, which aims at helping our students explore their options, understand the job market and their personal priorities, and give them all the tools to achieve their goals.

On top of that, we also provide our students with up-to-date job & internship opportunities and organize many events throughout the year: company presentations, seminars, conferences, round tables, mock interviews with recruiters, career fairs...

6 key services are provided:

  • Career advice
  • Networking with Alumni
  • Company events
  • Career workshops
  • Internship and job offers
  • Handling of compulsory work experience requirements.

Finally, we also connect our students with inspiring alumni, not only through a dedicated Alumni Fair in January, but also within the frame of a mentoring program.

Read an interview with Marguerite Gallant, Head of the HEC UK Office: Working in the United Kingdom and an article about the annual Dior Afterwork marketing Event

Read also Denisa Pop's experience of the European Inside LVMH Event

Career Fairs and Networking Events





Company presentations

Throughout the year

Recruitment, internships and information

Companies from all sectors

Conferences, seminars, round tables

Throughout the year

Information on recruitment related topics

Recognized experts in their field

Company lunches and rotation dinners

Throughout the year

Information on functions

Companies from all sectors

Finance networking event


Information on functions in finance

HEC Alumni

International Finance Forum


Recruitment, internships and information

Around 30 leading international financial institutions

Consulting networking event


Information on functions in consulting

HEC Alumni

Legal and Fiscal Forum


Recruitment, internships and information

Around 30 leading international law firms

International Consulting Forum


Recruitment, internships and information

Around 30 leading international consulting firms

Marketing networking event


Information on functions in marketing

HEC Alumni

HEC Alumni Forum


Information on functions and sectors

HEC Alumni from all sectors

Career fair "Les Carrefours"


Recruitment, internships and information

Around 120 companies from all sectors and around 40 start-up

Internships Fair


Internships and information

Companies from all sectors

Examples of Companies Attending HEC Job Fairs

  • Accenture
  • Amazon
  • Bain & Company
  • Barclays Capital
  • BASF
  • Bloomberg
  • BNP Paribas
  • Coca Cola
  • Crédit Suisse
  • Deutsche Bank
  • EY
  • G.E. (General Electric)
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Google
  • Henkel
  • J P Morgan
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • KPMG
  • L’Oréal
  • Linklaters LLP
  • LVMH
  • McKinsey & Company
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Michelin
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Nestlé
  • Oliver Wyman
  • Orange
  • Pepsico
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Renault
  • Roland Berger Strategy Consultants
  • Rothschild
  • Safran
  • Total
  • Unilever
  • White & Case
  •  ...

Entrepreneurship at HEC Paris

HEC offers a vibrant environment for would-be and young entrepreneurs, including weekly events and talks, world-class challenges, a dedicated entrepreneurial lab on campus and co-working spaces in Paris. Many students develop exciting ideas for new businesses before, during and after their time at HEC Paris.

The HEC Incubator helps participants manage the start-up risks that setting up a new firm might entail, so that they can pursue their ambitions with greater ambition.

The Incubator program involves workshops and active mentoring from the Faculty and Alumni, and includes a Social Entrepreneurship Track. It is supported by a three-step pre-incubation phase: throughout the ‘Introducing Entrepreneurship’, ‘Sandbox’ and ‘Springboard’ steps, participants can gather constructive feedbacks on their ideas before deciding whether to submit them for full Incubator selection.

Seventeen Chairs and Centers

Strongly backed by leading firms, the seventeen chairs and centers ensure that the content of our courses are both in line with the latest research and the needs of today’s recruiters.

Pursuing higher studies after a one-year program (MS/MSc)

The Bologna Process aims at facilitating comparisons and compatibility between higher education systems in Europe. HEC Paris’ MS and MSc programs have a one-year duration and account for 75 ECTS credits (MS) or 90 ECTS credits (MSc). They provide strategic, technical and operational skills to students who want to kick-start their career. Students willing to pursue higher studies after these programs should verify the ECTS requirements: it is not guaranteed that one-year / less than 120 ECTS credits programs will be recognized for such purposes.