HEC Luxury Certificate and its Kering Hand

18 December 2017

Since 2010, HEC Paris and Kering, the French holding company of luxury goods have collaborated on an annual educational program in luxury management. The six-week program has attracted students from around the world to learn about a world ranging from haute couture fashion to watches, perfume and jewelry. The Luxury Certificate is a program that Kering CEO and HEC alumnus François-Henri Pinault (...)

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The Fashion Industry Latches Onto the Technological Revolution

15 December 2017

If the challenges remain great, the opportunities offered by Big Data, Artificial Intelligence and connected production open up "fascinating avenues towards the creation of global soft-power made-in-France," according to Gachoucha Kretz, affiliate professor in the Marketing Department at HEC Paris. The debate she hosted at a breakfast organized by HEC and Viavoice brought together (...)

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Entrepreneur Fest Enjoys Successful Station F Take-off

7 December 2017

Around 600 people congregated in Paris’ gleaming Station F on November 21 for the first-ever HEC Entrepreneur Fest, a joint effort engineered by three of HEC’s Centers: Society & Organization (SnO), the Digital Center and the Entrepreneurship Center. This was a Tuesday evening devoted to the social responsibility, innovation and entrepreneurial spirit promoted by the Parisian business school. (...)

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“Fintech Goes Global”: The emergence of a borderless industry - another success for the third edition of HEC Paris’ Fintech Talent Fair

6 December 2017

According to Philippe Limantour, Chief Innovation Officer at EY, fintechs are organizations that combine innovative business models and technology to enable, enhance and disrupt financial services. The term, which first appeared at the end of the 90s, is now a top trend in the finance industry, with lots of investments currently being made in new fintech startups and organizations.

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HEC Entrepreneur Fest, an Event Devoted to New Faces in Innovation

24 November 2017

November 21 marked a celebration of entrepreneurship, innovation and HEC Paris’ expertise in both fields.  They were at the heart of the inaugural Entrepreneur Fest organized at Station F. The world’s biggest startup campus has hosted the HEC Incubator since it opened in July. In a festive atmosphere, a large and diverse audience, composed of young entrepreneurs, professors and business (...)

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The HEC Trajectory Award 2017 Spotlights Two Remarkable Women

21 November 2017

The third edition of HEC Au Féminin’s Prix Trajectoires brought together successful women candidates who often struggle against the odds to impose themselves in their respective disciplines. The two winners this year epitomize the qualities of innovation, adaptability, hard work … and courage. Florence Allouche Ghrenassia was rewarded for her visionary work establishing a company which provides (...)

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Climate Change: A Policy Brief on Fossil Fuel Subsidies and Future Reform

14 November 2017

Since November 6, the United Nations Climate Change Conference COP23 has called for a global and united front for climate action. This week, more than 15,000 scientists from 184 countries have issued a warning: Mankind must take immediate action to reverse the effects of climate change, deforestation and species extinction before it’s too late. Three HEC students from the MSc in (...)

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Alliances for Cities in Transition Switch Gear

30 October 2017

October’s annual SnO conference explored new alliances and city models aimed at carbon neutrality, inclusion and citizen empowerment. Speakers at the plenary session closing the event included community activist Rob Hopkins, Essonne’s Deputy Amélie de Montchalin and Bordeaux Mayor and former Prime Minister Alain Juppé. But this was the tip of an iceberg that featured intense workshops and (...)

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A New Think Tank to Drive the Future of Luxury

26 October 2017

On Wednesday, November 1, HEC Paris professor Anne Michaut will take part to the London Luxury Think Tank, co-hosted by The French Chamber of Great Britain and Walpole. A first of its kind, the think tank is designed for luxury leaders to explore the latest innovations that will drive the future of luxury.

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HEC Paris Honoris Causa Professor 2017 Rewards Lifelong Work of Nobel Laureate Eric Maskin

12 October 2017

On September 18, 2017, Nobel laureate Eric Maskin became the latest recipient of the HEC Paris Honoris Causa Professor Award, a title which recognizes the works of exceptional heads of states, professors and business leaders. Accepting the award as a “wonderful honor”, the pioneer in mechanism design and implementation theory proceeded to describe his application of mechanism design on (...)

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