Inclusive and Social Business Strategies Program Details

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the summer program, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the set of reasons that prompt firms to contribute to poverty alleviation;
  • Describe and analyze the innovative characteristics of inclusive and social business models which firms adopt when fighting poverty;
  • Propose how firms can transform themselves when seeking to become more inclusive & sustainable;
  • Understand innovative ways to finance these initiatives and to market them;
  • Understand the pivotal role of change makers: social entrepreneurs and “intrapreneurs” inside large multinationals, both in emerging and developed countries;
  • Develop and formulate an inclusive business model based on consideration of firm resources and societal need;
  • Draw on insights from cutting-edge research on Social and Inclusive Business;
  • Deepen your thinking about the role you want to play in today’s society.

Academic Team

Frédéric Dalsace, Academic Director, Associate Professor, HEC Paris Marketing Department

Bénédicte Faivre-Tavignot, Academic Director, Affiliate Professor of Strategy & Business Policy, Executive Director of the Social Business / Enterprise and Poverty Chair and the Society & Organizations (SnO) Center, HEC Paris

  • Jacques Berger, Director, Action Tank "Entreprise & Pauvreté"
  • Rachel Maignan, Investor in social businesses, ESFIN Gestion
  • David Ménascé, General Manager, Azao
  • Laurence Moret, Press and Institutional Partnerships Manager, Crédit Coopératif
  • Lise Penillard, Executive Director of the MSc in Sustainability and Social Innovation, HEC Paris
  • Charles-Edouard Vincent, CEO and founder of Lulu dans ma rue and founder of Emmaüs Défi

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