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Data Protection Law’s Leap into the 21st Century

15 January 2019

The European Union brought its General Data Protection Regulation, GDPR, into force on May 25, 2018, 20 years after the United Kingdom enacted its previous legislation, Data Protection Act, DPA. The GDPR is essentially an update of an act designed to protect personal data stored electronically and providing legal rights to individuals who have their data “processed”. But what impact does it (...)

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Agility and Innovation for African Business

14 January 2019

HEC Paris hosted its first-ever African Business Day at the close of last year, further underlining its commitment to casting a spotlight on the continent’s economic development. The event kick-started the third season of AfricaDays, run by HEC’s International Affairs department. Co-organized by the school’s Career Center, the MBA Africa Club and HEC Africantilles, the five-hour event (...)

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HEC Trajectoires Launches Gender Diversity Award

19 December 2018

The 12th edition of the Trajectoires Awards saw HEC au Féminin team up with the Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society for the very first time. Despite a chilly November 13 Paris night, the event enjoyed a strong turnout, dominated by the chosen theme, “Change Makers”. Highlight of the evening? A “Mixité” award, or gender diversity category, in honor of the men who have struggled for (...)

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Top Lebanese Civil Servant Warns of Dangers of Consensus Democracy

17 December 2018

One of the Middle East’s top economists, Alain Bifani, shared with a sizable audience at HEC’s Bellon Amphitheater his vision of the challenges his native Lebanon faces in the field of consensus democracies and its consequences on economic and financial management. The experienced statesman was joined by the Lebanese Ambassador for France, Rami Adwan.

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Blue Ocean Awards 2018 Sweeps in Groundbreaking and Impactful Companies

14 December 2018

For the fifth consecutive year, the French consulting firm AXESSIO joined forces with HEC Paris to organize the Blue Ocean Awards (BOA), a competition devoted to establishing new markets that redefine the standards of the Red Ocean markets and showcase firms with a societal focus. In a competition that started in May 2018, 400 young companies vied for the coveted final round. 19 finalists (...)

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How Can Impact Investment Satisfy both Societal and Business Needs?

4 December 2018

2018 has seen renewed interest in impact investment and its potential for growth in expanding the capital available to address social & environmental issues. On October 10, the annual plenary session co-organized by HEC’s S&O Center, the NGO Action Tank Entreprise & Pauvreté and the European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA) focused on a theme which has become a (...)

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Banking, Finance, Macroeconomics and the Real Economy

3 December 2018

A year after the fifth edition, the HEC campus hosted its annual workshop centered on Finance and Economics on October 19. Co-organized by HEC’s Associate Professor of Finance Evren Ors and Associate Professor of Economics, Tomasz Michalski, its theme was once again “Banking, Finance, Macroeconomics and the Real Economy”

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HEC Paris Students Grapple with Climate Change

28 November 2018

On November 7, HEC Students for Sustainability welcomed guest speaker Darius Seiller for its first Climate Nights event. This series aims to foster an institution-wide commitment to environmental issues. A June 2018 alumnus, Darius Seiller is the co-founder and CEO of emerging sustainability consulting firm The SASI Co and thus embodies HEC Paris’ dedication to business ventures with a (...)

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HEC Foundation: Striving for Social and International Diversity

27 November 2018

“Thanks to you, destinies are changing!”  At a soirée held by the HEC Foundation on November 8, Eloïc Peyrache, Associate Dean for HEC Paris Grande Ecole, was quick to praise the organization’s recent work. The event brought together donors and members of the “HEC ecosystem” (professors, students and staff), who discussed the school’s approach to social and international diversity. Their aim (...)

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Midterm Disruption in US Politics

26 November 2018

The United States : Improbable Decline, Impossible Resurgence is the latest work by HEC Professor Jeremy Ghez. Its publication by V.A. Editions coincides with the November 2018 midterm elections which see the Democrats regain Congress and President Donald Trump’s Republicans consolidate their grip on the Senate. In his book, the co-director of the school’s Center for (...)

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