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
  • ...

Some Recent Alumni: Where Are They Now?

  • J-M. Guesné (2004 graduate), Inclusive Business Manager, Groupe BEL
  • M. Mokass (2005 graduate), CEO, Beya Capital, Morocco
  • S. Hennes (2006 graduate), Director, Environment and CSR, Alstom Power, Switzerland
  • S. Kayode (2006 graduate), Financial Analyst, African Development Bank, Tunisia
  • G. Lorcy (2006 graduate), Brands Director, Danone Group, Indonesia
  • F. d’Estais (2007 graduate), Program officer, United Nations Environment Program
  • X. Jin (2007 graduate), Procurement Analysis, Thales, Singapore
  • C. Joucan (2008 graduate), Sustainable Resources Manager, LVMH
  • S. Halvorson (2011 graduate), Sustainability Manager, Nestlé, UK
  • J. Morris (2011 graduate), Associate, Advisory Services, BSR
  • Sonam Mahajan (2011 graduate), Executive Manager, Ministry of National Development, Building & Construction Authority, Singapore
  • H. Solem (2012 graduate), Senior Consultant, Deloitte, Norway
  • E. Annabel Stumpf (2012 graduate), Sustainability Strategy Manager, PPR
  • F. Suarez Villarica (2012 graduate), SRI Analyst, Natixis
  • C. Cocoual (2012 graduate), Associate, McKinsey & Company, Belgium
  • T. Ganzhorn (2013 graduate), Associate, BCG, Germany
  • J. Phillips (2014 graduate), Associate, PwC, UK
  • T. Horstmann (2014 graduate), Co Founder, Bee Healthy, USA
  • ...
Alumni Stories
  • Tyler  Goin
    Tyler Goin

    American, Product Marketing Manager at Google, London

    MSc Sustainability and Social Innovation, Class of 2011. Previously at Harvard University

  • Christophe  Place
    Christophe Place

    French, Founder of VirtoSango, Sustainable Finance for Social Innovation, Geneva

    MSc Sustainability and Social Innovation, Class of 2009. Previously at EPF - Graduate School of Engineering

  • Sonam  Mahajan
    Sonam Mahajan

    Indian, Executive Manager for Ministry of National Development, Singapore

    MSc Sustainability and Social Innovation,Class of 2011. Previously at Delhi University

  • Luc  Jonveaux
    Luc Jonveaux

    French, Business Development Manager, Sofreco, Paris

    MSc Sustainability and Social Innovation, Class of 2009. Previously at ESPCI ParisTech

  • Catherine Wolff
    Catherine Wolff

    French, Sustainable Procurement Manager for SNCF, Paris

    MSc Sustainability and Social Innovation, Class of 2008. Previously at Paris-Sorbonne.

  • Adam Stanley-Smith
    Adam Stanley-Smith

    American, Regional Director EMEA for The Ackerman Group LLC, Paris

    MSc Sustainability and Social Innovation, Class of 2010. Previously at Virginia Military Institute

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

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.