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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ManpowerGroup Foundation / HEC Paris Prize: the Secrets of Digital Technology

15 October 2018

The mining of rare metals and the development of artificial intelligence are at the very heart of the current advancements in new technology and renewable energy. But are they a threat to our world? This tension is central to the two works that took home the three literary prizes awarded by ManpowerGroup Foundation and HEC Paris on 4th  October 2018. The winning authors’ sobering but rousing (...)

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Sustainable Business Steams into Station F

5 October 2018

Over 6,000 activists, investors, corporates, cities, entrepreneurs and spectators converged on Station F for the international ChangeNOW summit devoted to “scalable solutions to our most urgent global issues”, concerning pollution, energy, education, social responsibility and business. The central hall of the world’s biggest startup hub hosted this two-day event in the heart of the French (...)

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HEC Honors Memory of Gentleman Giant Francis Gautier

4 October 2018

HEC Paris paid homage to recently-deceased Foundation testator, Francis Gautier (H44), by dedicating one of the campus’ Remarkable Trees to his memory. An open-air ceremony brought together his son, friends and former colleagues, as a plaque was unveiled beside a towering Douglas fir tree near the campus sports fields and lake.

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Reference Broker Sets Up HEC Chair

20 September 2018

HEC Paris and ODDO BHF signed a Financial Analysis teaching Chair aimed at boosting HEC’s training in corporate financial analysis methodologies. The first Chairholder will be Associate Professor of Finance Alexei Ovtchinnikov.

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HEC at First African Leadership Forum in Paris

17 September 2018

The HEC Paris Africa Club was part of the organizing team behind the first-ever African Leadership Forum which took place on September 8. Underwritten by the World Bank Group’s International Finance Corporation (IFC), the Saturday event drew a full house for debates on disruptive technologies, women entrepreneurs, agribusiness, infrastructure gaps and diversity in Africa.

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Landmark Agreement between HEC Paris and Hubert Joly to Create Purposeful Leadership Chair

3 September 2018

Best Buy Chairman and CEO Hubert Joly and his Alma Mater signed an agreement on July 4, creating HEC’s first-ever personally endowed Chair, devoted to purposeful leadership. The 1981 graduate, who was recently recognized by Barron’s as one of the top 30 CEOs in the world, is donating €3.7 million ($4.3 million) to finance the creation of the Joly Family Endowed Chair in Purposeful (...)

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Three Questions for Hubert Joly

3 September 2018

In a rousing introduction to Hubert Joly at the Matins HEC, H&C editor-in-chief Arthur Haimovici described Best Buy’s CEO as being responsible for developing “a new model for the retail industry in the Amazon era.”  Joly’s ability to transform the  ailing electronics retailer chain into one of the US’s most successful companies confirmed Joly’s reputation as “the man for (...)

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