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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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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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HEC Paris Welcomes New Researchers and Professors

22 November 2018

This 2018-19 academic year saw the arrival or confirmation of nine academic figures to swell the numbers HEC researchers to 118. At the September 27 Faculty Day, Dean Peter Todd and Faculty & Research Dean Jacques Olivier welcomed the academics, many of whom are known for their insightful research and topical publications.

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Stepping out of Luxury’s Comfort Zone

16 November 2018

Young RIMOWA CEO Alexandre Arnault was one of several guest speakers invited to exchange in an HEC-LVMH event devoted to answering the challenges of innovation, digitalization and disruption in the luxury industry. “Reinventing luxury in the age of new entrepreneurs” was the theme of Arnault’s masterclass, chosen as part of an evening of debate led by HEC Executive Director of the LVMH Chair (...)

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Redesigning Corporate Law for the Digital Age

7 November 2018

At the start of October, six HEC Paris students – including three interns – teamed up with legal experts, anthropologists, designers, business executives, software publishers, engineers and communications advisers, for an “Ideation Sprint” organized by French international technology consulting firm Atos. Their aim? To redefine our legal experience and its contractual practice at the heart of (...)

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Impactful Investing: Turning Promises into Results

31 October 2018

The Society & Organizations (S&O) Center and the European Venture Philanthropy Association (EPVA) recently teamed up with Action Tank Social and Business for a plenary focused on impactful investing. This movement seems to promise both financial return and a meaningful impact. But how can it bridge the problematic divide between traditional investing and corporate (...)

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Green Bundle to Drive Conservation Behavior

26 October 2018

Magali Delmas is Visiting Professor at HEC’s Center for Society & Organizations (S&O). She is the Director of the UCLA Center for Corporate Environmental Performance and Professor of Management at the Andersen School of Management in California. She is a prolific writer with 102 research papers and 8,460 citations. Delmas’ latest publication is the 2018 book “The Green (...)

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Can France’s PACTE Bill Transform Business Priorities?

24 October 2018

A year after launching its plan of action for the growth and transformation of French businesses (PACTE), the National Assembly has adopted the bill on first reading. But what responsibilities will businesses now have when it comes to the demands and needs of contemporary society? Will their societal role undergo a complete overhaul after the vote, or will the process be more gradual? These (...)

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