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Measuring Business Impact on Well-being: Utopia or the Only Way to Survive?

9 March 2017

How can the business community measure work’s impact on our well-being? The question was at the heart of a major two-day workshop co-organized by the OECD, HEC Paris and Fordham University, culminating on February 24. It was attended by leading researchers and representatives from the business, NGO, higher education and public policy sectors. They flew in to Paris from the five continents to fuel (...)

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Do you look like your name? A recent HEC Paris research shows that your name might shape your face

8 March 2017

If your name is Fred, do you look like a Fred? You might – and others might think so, too. This is the results of the highly original study by researchers including HEC Paris Professor Anne-Laure Sellier. They have found that cultural stereotypes around names can lead to real changes in facial appearance. The research conducted by academics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, HEC (...)

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Expanding Well-Being and Business: A Question of Do or Die?

20 February 2017

Over 200 people have enrolled in a groundbreaking workshop hosted by the OECD to discuss well-being in and around firms. At the heart of the event spread over two days is the central question: how can we accurately measure what is recognized as a growing business, societal and political phenomenon? HEC Paris and its SnO Center is to send a strong delegation of speakers, students and observers to (...)

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The State of Sustainable Procurement: Latest EcoVadis/HEC Paris Barometer is Released

17 February 2017

HEC Paris and EcoVadis released its seventh and latest Sustainable Procurement Barometer on Tuesday, a joint study on supply chain sustainability that was first carried out over a decade ago. These studies measured sustainable procurement practices in global procurement organizations and aimed to provide a landscape view, including “sector and geographical differences, industry strengths, (...)

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HEC Paris Tackles Political Correctness to Launch diversiTALKS Series

17 February 2017

On Monday February 20 HEC Paris hosts the first in a series of seminars - called “diversiTALKS” - devoted to diversity in business - with a searching look at political correctness inside and outside the business world. The evening event at HEC features academics, postgraduates and executives specialized on questions of diversity in western society.

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Deans and Directors: Global Business Education is the Best Antidote to Economic Nationalism

7 February 2017

The Global Network for Advanced Management, a network of 29 leading international business schools dedicated to driving innovation and creating value through exchange and engagement, will celebrate its fifth anniversary in April. Today, the principles on which the network was founded are more important than ever.

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Startup Launchpad Kicks Off with Airbnb Cofounder

3 February 2017

The effervescence was palpable in the corridors and cafeteria of HEC Paris’ S building on Monday January 30 where 138 students congregated for the kickoff of the Startup Launchpad they had enrolled for, designed by HEC Paris in partnership with école 42.

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The Alma Mater Index 2017: HEC Paris Is World Number Three

23 January 2017

HEC Paris leapt two places to third in the latest Alma Mater Index:Global Executives 2017. This index by the Times Higher Education, classifies business schools and universities in which chief executives of the world’s top-generating companies have studied.

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HEC Challenges+ Alumni present at Las Vegas CES 2017

23 January 2017

Graduates from the 2014-16 HEC promotions accompanied their nascent startup companies - as varied as interactive robotics for children, electromagnetic pain relievers and automobile sector applications – to the 2017 CES in Eureka Park, Las Vegas. What lessons did they draw from this Mecca for innovation? An exchange with three French startups who enjoyed their baptism of fire in the Nevada (...)

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Record Sum for Paris-Saclay University Seed Fund

19 January 2017

The brand spanking new Paris-Saclay University this week launched its Seed Fund by revealing it has already amassed over 50 million euros to back start-ups by its students and researchers. The fund will be managed by Partech Ventures and Kurma Partners.

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