A new offering in Inclusive Business and Value Creation from HEC Paris

18 November 2014

HEC Paris has launched the first global open enrolment program on ‘Inclusive Business and Value Creation’. It aims to develop alternative business practices, and is designed as an accelerator for business executives wanting to design, implement and scale projects or new business lines with social or environmental aims.

A new offering in Inclusive Business and Value Creation from HEC Paris - HEC Paris 2014

The program is delivered twice a year in different locations and for different audiences. Last June, the first edition took place at the Chênelet, a social business near Calais, in northern France, for 3½ days of intensive training. Participants followed a comprehensive program enabling them to develop their projects with an experimental learning approach, including practical field exposure.

Participants had a work project that they developed during the program with the aid of a project tutor and through peer-to-peer coaching. Projects were devoted to issues such as access to water and medicine, and energy and waste management.

Each intake gives access to a follow-up with the faculty as well as membership of a global learning community of inclusive business leaders (alumni and partners of the program), with an optional six-month tutorial project.

The second intake will take place in Kenya from 8-15 March 2015 (in English) for executives operating in emerging markets.

Three industry leaders, Danone, Renault, and Schneider Electric, sponsors of the HEC Paris Social Business Chair, commissioned HEC Paris to launch a pilot program tailored for business executives. For this initiative HEC Paris, together with Ashoka, the renowned global network of leading social entrepreneurs, and Hystra, a consultancy specialized in inclusive businesses, combined their efforts to design and deliver a program in executive education.

The program is designed for participants who typically have ten or more years of management experience and are part of the team determining the strategic direction of their company.

The program is taught by the faculty of the HEC Paris Social Business Chair and representatives of Ashoka and Hystra.

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