News (Conferences and Events)

Gender and Race Inequality at Work: Research Academics Gather to Share and Communicate their Findings at SnO

12 June 2017

The Inequality Conference organized by the Society and Organizations Center (SnO) was hosted for the first time by HEC Paris on May 19-20, 2017. This kind of conference serves as reminder that inequality is not fully understood. There is evidence that inequality is still present in organizations, and that there is work left to be done to ensure that minorities have access to jobs, and (...)

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Adam Smith Conference in Finance on HEC Paris Campus

2 June 2017

The Adam Smith Workshops were hosted for the first time by HEC Paris on March 17-18, 2017. It brought together distinguished scholars from around the world to present and discuss recent research in all areas of financial economics. The Adam Smith Workshops are a regular event organized jointly by HEC Paris, Imperial College Business School, London Business School, London School of Economics, (...)

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Ringing in Changes to Western Democracy

11 January 2017

French politics is off to a galloping start in 2017 with the Left’s primaries set for January 22 and 29. Seven candidates hope to provide a much-needed lift to the Socialist Party after its much-criticized five-year tenure at the helm of the country. In these times of uncertainty what could be the outcome? On the eve of January 12 debate, the first of three between the seven hopefuls, HEC Paris (...)

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Professor Itzhak Gilboa discusses the relationship between Decision Analysis and Being Human

19 December 2016

This year’s annual 'Les Entretiens de la Cité' conference in Lyon hosted by Fields Medal and HEC Paris Honoris Causa Cédric Villani, saw Itzhak Gilboa, Professor of Economics and Decision Sciences at HEC Paris, deliver a speech on what it means to Be Human. He gleaned over the history of decision sciences, discussed the evolution of decision theory, and concluded his talk by examining the ways in (...)

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Muhammad Yunus Joins HEC Paris Initiative to Maximize Social Impact in Business

14 December 2016

In November, HEC Paris hosted the 2016 Social Business Academia Conference featuring Nobel Prize laureate Muhammad Yunus. 113 people from around 20 countries participated in the two-day event. The co-President of the Social Business/Enterprise and Poverty Chair thus rounded off an intense year of exchange with the French capital which included the establishment of the Yunus Center Paris, a (...)

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Trust and network effect most important success factors in sharing economy, concludes HEC Paris conference

8 June 2016

If you have a room in your house you want to let out on a short term basis or a car you wish to open up for others to drive, you are involved in what’s called the sharing economy.  A one-day conference at HEC Paris on May 20th on the subject concluded that for a sharing economy to work effectively there needs to be trust, and a network effect. But these take time to build up, according to (...)

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IEA Competition: Be part of the European Industrial Excellence! - Call for Applications

15 December 2015

Since 1995, the “Industrial Excellence Award” (IEA) competition benchmarks European competitiveness in the industrial and service sectors. This competition focuses on Strategy Deployment, that is, how organizations align distributed activities and knowledge to achieve common strategic goals.

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HEC4Climate: Green Finance or the Need to Invest in Clean Energy

26 November 2015

The pathway to reduce emissions and to limit global warming to 2°C will require substantial investment in clean energy technology. During the event: “The 2°C Challenge, Climate is our Business” – co-organized by HEC Paris, its SnO Center and HEC Alumni on October 1st 2015 – students, professors, and business partners met for a workshop entitled Green Finance. The participants, who included Afshin (...)

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HEC4Climate: "We are heading towards a smart green digital economy" Jeremy Rifkin

20 November 2015

On October 1, Jeremy Rifkin, a leading economic and social theorist, and a political advisor was part of “The 2°C Challenge” event organized at HEC Paris. In an enthralling keynote speech, he shared with the HEC community his insights on the new digital green economy that could stem from the “Third Industrial Revolution.”

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HEC4Climate: How Business Can Help Tackle Climate Change

20 November 2015

The final round table of “The 2° C Challenge” event, moderated by Claire Tutenuit, General Secretary of Entreprises pour l'Environnement, was a unique opportunity for top business leaders to discuss their commitment to act on climate change.

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