About the Chair
This Chair is co-presided by Professor Muhammad Yunus and Martin Hirsch, and receives financial support from Danone, Schneider Electric, Renault, the French Government (DGCS) and private donors. Go to the page dedicated to our partners.
Martin Hirsch is a graduate of the Ecole Normale Supérieure and the ENA. He is the former President of the “Emmaus France” charity organization.
He was until recently High Commissioner for Active Solidarities and High Commissioner for Youth in the French government.
He is now President of France’s Civil Service Agency.
Professor Muhammad Yunus, known as the ‘banker of the poor’, is a Bangladeshi economist and entrepreneur.
He founded the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh, and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2006.
He has also been HEC Paris Honoris Causa Professor since 2005.
What is the Chair about? Create wealth without creating poverty!
Two presidents, a chance for HEC
by Professor Frédéric Dalsace, Chair holder
Why create the Chair?
Aims and objectives of the Chair
by Bénédicte Faivre-Tavignot, Executive Director of the Chair