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Sustainability is the New Strategy

18 September 2018

During the “Sustainability is the New Strategy” Challenge on September 6-7, 2018, fifty HEC Paris M1 students learned how sustainability challenges are radically reshaping the way we think and do business. Through various case studies with Veja and Schneider Electric, the students witnessed how enterprises can integrate sustainability at the heart of their business model and strategies. The (...)

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Bringing Pay-for-Success Mechanisms to France

11 September 2018

Pay-for-success (PFS) mechanisms have existed since the 1980s. Over the last decade, they have regained attention through the launch of Social Impact Bond contracts in the UK, the US, and most recently in France. HEC Paris and Fletcher School alumna, Alexandra Chamberlin, summarizes her capstone thesis to describe the triple role Pay-for-Success mechanisms play in the US to engage French (...)

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Le sens de la rentrée dans les entreprises

3 September 2018

L’été touche à sa fin, et la reprise s’amorce pour une grande partie des actifs. Concernant les perspectives de la reprise, une large majorité de cadres se déclarent « heureux » de reprendre le travail (61 %). Cependant, les préoccupations professionnelles restent prégnantes durant les congés. Selon la dernière vague du Baromètre réalisé par Viavoice pour HEC Paris et son centre de (...)

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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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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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HEC Conference on Marketizing Cannabis as a Non-Contested Commodity

23 July 2018

Dozens of academics, researchers and students gathered for the end-of-year conference, organized by HEC’s Society & Organizations Center, on cannabis legalization and lessons to be drawn from this contested market. The June 18-19 event, a first at the business school, brought together specialists from North America and Europe for critical insights into regulation, markets, public policy, (...)

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2EI VEOLIA Boosts Innovative Solutions, Creates Resilient Cities

13 June 2018

S&O Center partner and co-sponsor of the Movement for Social*Business Impact, VEOLIA dedicates itself to social entrepreneurship strategy and sustainable development through its unique entity, 2EI VEOLIA. Innovation Project Director and HEC Paris Alumnus, Benoit Ringot, along with CEO of 2EI VEOLIA, Eric Lesueur, explain how the interdisciplinary team addresses various aspects of (...)

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HEC Paris Takes to the Seine to Celebrate a Decade of Social Business Certificate

12 June 2018

In 2009, the Social Business/Enterprise and Poverty (SB/EP) Certificate was launched as part of HEC Paris’ long-lasting commitment to tackling social and environmental issues. Fast forward to the evening of May 29, 2018, past and present participants, professors, and corporate partners are celebrating the 10th  anniversary and success of the Certificate on a boat in the Seine. The SB/EP (...)

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Social Business/Enterprise and Poverty Certificate: An Immersive Field Experience

12 June 2018

“There are business solutions to solve social problems. New models exist and are successful,” Professor Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Co-President of the HEC Paris Social Business/Enterprise and Poverty Chair. 

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Fourth Annual Research Day Ramps Up International Exchanges

5 June 2018

The May 24-25 edition of the Society & Organization Research Day brought together leading researchers from the HEC Paris’ S&O Center and high-profile external faculty members to share their latest studies in a wide array of social fields. “With this workshop, you provide a privileged window into what’s coming in the near future,” commented one of this year’s three keynote speakers, (...)

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News & Events

11Oct2018
Event

The Impact Entrepreneurship Night

The MSc Social Innovation and Sustainability and the S&O center invite you to the Impact (...)
18Sep2018
News

Sustainability is the New Strategy

During the “Sustainability is the New Strategy” Challenge on September 6-7, 2018, fifty HEC Paris (...)

Call for papers

Appel à propositions - Colloque Politiques et Management Public

15 November 2018

Cet appel à propositions émanant du Colloque annuel de la revue "Politiques et Management (...)

Student posts

Book Review: bolo'bolo: a utopian perspective

Review by Prunelle Bonnard 1 December 2017

What if our civilization were to collapse five years from now? What if money were to become (...)


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