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# September 23 2014

Run-up to the Hult Prize final for HEC Paris students’ audacious project

Bee Healthy is an innovative solution of disease detection for underprivileged people around the world. The Bee Healthy team counts five HEC students from the MSc in Sustainable Development. Their project: harness the power of bees´ olfactory systems to detect diseases such as diabetes, cancer and tuberculosis on a person’s breath. This is an economical and easy solution to help diagnose diabetes and other diseases for 25 million people living in urban slums around the world by the end of 2019.

Last January, Bee Healthy won the London Regional Final of the Hult Prize, an international Challenge for student social entrepreneurs dedicated to solving the most pressing social challenges on the planet. The six finalist teams were chosen from over 2,000 applications. Other finalists include teams from UPenn, the Indian School of Business or ESADE. The global winner will be announced at the Hult Prize Final which will take place in New York on September 23rd, and will receive US$1,000,000 in start-up capital to launch their new social enterprise.

Pilot project stage in Mumbai’s biggest slum

Bee Healthy’s team was in Boston in July to test the idea on a group of people with known diabetes. The experiment, at the Joslin Diabetes Center, found that bees can be trained to detect diabetes on a patient's breath. HEC team’s pilot project started on August 18 in Dharavi, Mumbai’s biggest slum.  The pilot project came to life thanks to a local company, ‘Under the Mango Tree’, which agreed to lend bees to HEC’s team. They first elaborated the training procedure of the bees and then started the experimental phases of their project by developing a prototype device that could be used to test urban slum dwellers for diseases using bees.

As part of the competition, Bee Healthy still has to face two other challenges during the final: prove that they can reach 25 million people by 2019, and present the financial feasibility and growth potential of the business model.
Visit their website: http://beehealthystory.com/

 
   

#September 17 2014

Plenary Session of the Action Tank Entreprise et Pauvreté

Action Tank Entreprise et Pauvreté is an NGO created in 2010 as an HEC Paris Social Business Chair's initiative. Its Presidents are Martin Hirsch, former French Secretary of State and Emmanuel Faber, General Manager of Danone. It gathers French companies and academics to develop and implement innovative economic models aiming at solving social issues and alleviating poverty in France .

Article in the French newspaper La Croix:"Ces entreprises qui veulent jouer un rôle dans la réduction de la pauvreté" 28 juillet 2014

 
   

# September 8 & 9 & 10, 2014 at Paris City Hall and Palais Brogniart

The 2014 edition of the Convergences 2015 world Forum: the program!

Reminder: About Convergences

Convergences, a platform for thought

Launched in 2008, Convergences is the first platform for thought in Europe that aims at building new convergences between public, private, and solidarity-based actors to promote the Millennium Development Goals and to alleviate poverty and privation in developed and developing countries.

Adopted in 2000, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) dedicate the beginning of the new millennium to poverty eradication. They signal a shift towards a new development paradigm : leading stakeholders into a new participative approach, bringing companies and civil society into a worldwide partnership to fight poverty. A decade later, the conclusion is clear: the development of developing countries has been weakened by worldwide crises. Poverty continues in the South. Privation and the state of insecurity are worsening in developed countries. The resurgence of inequalities provides a lasting background for economic and social change.

Toward a fair and sustainable world

The mobilization of all public, private, and solidarity-based actors towards poverty reduction is essential.

As a true multidisciplinary platform for thought, Convergences brings together a network of more than 200 public, private, and solidarity-based partners from a variety of sectors – international cooperation, microfinance, social entrepreneurship, social and solidarity economy, social business, BoP strategies, environment and development – towards a common goal: de-compartmentalizing these sectors and allowing dialogue, debates, and co-construction between all actors involved towards a more inclusive and responsible economy.

Connecting public, private, and solidarity-based actors towards poverty reduction, Convergences builds a wide-scale gathering project to debate ideas, to advocate for economic alternatives, and to frame innovative action plans.

 
   

# May 16 2014

Digital4Change@HEC 2014, a special session of the HEC Social Business/Enterprise and Poverty Certificate

What is D4C? It’s a collective vision focused on supporting and encouraging stronger ties between technological and societal innovations. Specifically, Digital4Change aims to engage people to change the world through social actions, specifically using technology such as web 2.0 tools.

It all started in December 2010 with one week of events dedicated to technological and societal innovations. More than 50 partners worked collaboratively to bring together specialists from around the world and set the Digital4Change movement in motion. On December 9th 2010, HEC Paris hosted an exceptional conference with professor Muhammad Yunus and Martin Hirsch, along with a number of important guests, including Florence Devouard (Wikipedia), Mitchell Baker (Mozilla), Matt Flanery (Kiva) & Walter de Brouwer (OLPC) and Joe Green (Causes).

This special session's aim is to mix the Digital Innovation in Business and the Social Business students and learn together from dynamic social web entrepreneurs through different workshops with the help of Olivier Maurel, Danone for Entrepreneurs. They were there to tell us about change:

- Anne-Laure Brun Buisson, ShareLex
- Alexandre Boucherot, Ulule
- Jean-Christophe Capelli, La Caisse
- Christophe Cesetti, Les Valeureux
- Marc-David Choukroun, Food Assembly 
- Nicolas Dabbagghian, Spear
- Jean-Marc Nourel from EdukLab, Collectif Oui Share
- Jérôme Lhote, KOOM
- Alizée Lozac'hmeur, MakeSense
- Emmanuelle Paillard , Bluebees
- Malo Richard, CarrotMob

on topics like collaborative finance, collaborative consumption and how to move the civil society.

 
   

# March 8, 2014

HEC Masters students in Sustainable Development won the London Regional Final in Hult Prize, the World's Largest Student Movement for Social Good

Five HEC students from the MSc in Sustainable Development won the London Regional Final in the Hult Prize, an international Challenge for student social entrepreneurs dedicated to solving the most pressing social challenges on the planet. Their project "Bee Healthy", seeks to help diagnose diabetes for 25 million people living in urban slums around the world by the end of 2019.

In partnership with President Clinton and the Clinton Global Initiative, the Hult Prize - funded by Swedish Billionaire Bertil Hult and supported by Hult International Business School - has created the world’s largest student movement for social impact and the world’s largest crowdsourcing platform, dedicated to solving the most pressing social challenges on the planet. As a start-up accelerator for social good, the Hult Prize has been recently named one of the top five ideas changing the world by President Bill Clinton and TIME Magazine.

Each year, more than ten thousand students from the most prestigious institutions around the world apply to pitch their ideas. For the 2014 Prize, President Clinton has personally selected the challenge: Solving Non-Communicable Disease in the Urban Slum.

The HEC Paris team competed in London on March 8th. and won the regional final among 34 schools selected from more than 10,000 applications.

The global winner will receive US$1,000,000 in start-up capital to launch their new social enterprise.

About Bee Healthy:
Bee Healthy is an innovative solution to diabetes detection in urban slums. Through the use of ground-breaking yet simple technology, bees can detect diabetes in a slum dweller without the use of needles, fasting or the hassle and cost required to visit a doctor. By 2019, over 25 million slum-dwellers will be reached with the help of our team of supervisors, trainers and outreach workers. Our bee hives will be vital in providing a supply of detection bees but also in financing the project through production of honey, propolis and candles which will be sold abroad.

HEC Paris Team: Haitao YU, Tobias Horstmann, Kelsey Julius, Yolaine de Cacqueray and Juliet Phillips

 
   

# March 7, 2014 in Paris

The HEC Sustainable Business Conference

How to integrate sustainable business practices into corporate strategies in European companies?

Answers with three panelists: Dr. Juan Gonzalez-Valero, Global Head of Public Policy and Partnership, Syngenta International AG; Nicolas Hazard, Chairman, Le Comptoir de l'Innovation; and Jean-Christophe Laugée, Social Innovation and Ecosystem Director, Danone.
Moderator: Anne Michaut, assistant professor of marketing at HEC Paris.

Anne Michaut, Nicolas Hazard, Juan Gonzalez-Valero, Jean-Christophe Laugée 

 
   

# February 11, 2014 on the campus

The HEC Forum for Social Innovation

This forum is co-organized by the student association HEC ESP'R, the HEC Social Business / Enterprise and Poverty Chair and the HEC Equal Opportunities program’s team.

The purpose of this new event is twofold:
- promote the social and solidarity-based economy on campus highlighting the diversity of actors and sector issues and challenges;
- expand professional horizons of students by giving them access to proposals for internships, jobs and innovative voluntary work.

More information on the ESP'R association website: http://associationespr.wordpress.com/

 

 
   

# February 4, 2014

The Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2013 Award

The Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award is organized by the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship and the Boston Consulting Group. It recognizes a new generation of business leaders engaged in sustainable and innovative projects with high social impact. Since 2009, HEC Paris has been the award ceremony’s academic partner via the Social Business/Enterprise and Poverty Chair. Associate Marketing Professor and Chair holder Frédéric Dalsace is among the jury, composed of leading figures in the economic and social business world.

See the 4 finalists among whom Charles-Edouard Vincent, affiliate professor of HEC Paris, professor in the HEC Social Business/Enterprise and Poverty Certificate and head of Emmaüs Défi:

http://www.entrepreneur-social.bcg.fr/laureats_finalistes/default.aspx (in French)

AND THE WINNER IS: Charles-Edouard Vincent, CEO Emmaüs Défi and HEC Paris affiliate professor !

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# NOVEMBER 12-13, 2013

The RISE: "Revolution Initiated by Students for Entrepreneurship", une compétition inédite qui opposera facultés et Grandes Ecoles françaises sur le thème de l'entrepreneuriat

Les 12 et 13 novembres prochains Babyloan lance The RISE, une grande compétition entre universités et grandes écoles dans le but de soutenir l'entrepreneuriat en France et dans les pays en développement. L'opération consiste en une collecte de fonds réalisée par les associations étudiantes des campus concernés, qui les reverseront sur la plateforme Babyloan.org afin de financer des micro-entrepreneurs.

Près d'une vingtaine d'associations ont déjà rejoint le mouvement, parmi lesquelles HEC Paris, L'ESSEC Business School, Paris Dauphine, l'Ecole des Ponts et Chaussés, L'Ecole des Mines de Saint-Etienne, Audencia Nantes, l'EM Lyon, l'ENS Cachan etc.

Suivez la compétition en direct ! Un site dédié à The RISE a été créé spécialement pour l'événement. Il permettra de suivre en direct le classement des écoles pendant les 2 jours de compétition : www.therise.fr

Une soirée organisée avec le collectif Youth We Can viendra clôturer cet événement le vendredi 15 novembre à Paris.

Pour en savoir plus sur Babyloan, l'une des plus importantes plateformes de financement participatif, rendez-vous à l'adresse suivante : http://www.babyloan.org/fr/microfinance/comment-faire-un-pret-babyloan

 
   

# November 7-9, 2013 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The Global Social Business Summit is the world’s leading forum for social business to spread awareness of social business and to foster discussions and collaborations for new social business ventures. Organised by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus and his Creative Advisor Hans Reitz, GSBS gathers experts from private sectors, civil society, governments and academia over a few days of meetings, forums and workshops.

* See the exciting agenda: http://www.gsbs2013.com/program/about-gsbs.html

* Do you know about the seven Principles of Social Business? http://www.gsbs2013.com/about-social-business/about-social-business.html by M.Yunus

 
   

 # October 7, 2013 on HEC campus

A conversation with Vincent Stanley, Director of Marketing at Patagonia and co-author of "The Responsible Company", on responsible green business practices

Hosted by the HEC Net Impact Club, and co-organized by the MSc in Sustainable Development and the Grande Ecole Alter Management Major

 
   

 # October 2-5, 2013 in the Philippines

Gawad Kalinga holds first-ever Social Business summit

The summit was held in the GK Enchanted Farm in Angat, Bulacan: the canvas for the 2nd phase of GK's 2024 Roadmap to end poverty for 5 million families. More information about Gawad Kalinga HERE

 
   

# September 17 & 18 & 19, 2013 at Paris City Hall and Palais Brogniart

The 2013 edition of the Convergences 2015 world Forum

Click here for the presentation of the event

 
   

# April 26, 2013

ProBono campus 2013, kick-off on the HEC Paris campus (French-speaking event)

Le vendredi 26 avril prochain se tiendra le Campus Probono HEC Paris, organisé par Pro Bono Lab avec le soutien de la Chaire Social Business/Entreprise et Pauvreté, et des associations ESP'R et HEC Débats. Campus Probono est parrainé par Accenture, Bouygues Construction et Société Générale.

Le principe ?

Réunir des étudiants en équipes mixtes avec des volontaires salariés pour qu'ils apportent leurs compétences à des associations sur leurs fonctions supports : communication, marketing, modèle économique, web...

Le Campus Probono HEC Paris sera pour tous l’occasion unique de partager et de développer ses compétences, ses savoirs et son réseau professionnel, afin de répondre aux besoins de plusieurs associations d’utilité sociale.

S'inscrire sur http://www.campus-probono.fr/inscription-volontaires.

La conférence d'ouverture de Campus Probono 2013 aura lieu le jeudi 25 avril de 19h à 21h en amphithéâtre Blondeau. Martin HIRSCH interviendra notamment à cette occasion, ainsi que de prestigieux responsables d'entreprises et d'associations, sur le thème "Pourquoi s'engager ?".

Pour plus d’informations sur Campus Probono HEC Paris, consultez http://www.campus-probono.fr/marathon-hec/associations/.

A propos de Campus Probono

Campus Probono est un évènement qui a pour ambition d’œuvrer à un rapprochement entre les étudiants, les entreprises et les associations, au travers d‘ateliers qui reposent sur le principe du pro bono.
Qu’est-ce que le pro bono ?
Du latin pro bono publico, littéralement « pour le bien public », le pro bono désigne l’engagement volontaire de ses compétences pour l’intérêt général et recouvre en France les pratiques encore peu développées de bénévolat de compétences et de mécénat de compétences.
 
   

# March 22, 2013 at les Docks de Paris

The HEC Paris Sustainable Business Conference

The HEC Paris Sustainable Business Conference (SBC) is a student-led conference which brings together all facets of the HEC community. First held in 2003, the annual event seeks to demonstrate how governments, corporations and communities may benefit from exacting positive, social change through sustainability.

With the theme, “From the Green Line to the Bottom Line: Creating Company Value through Sustainability,” the 2013 conference will welcome speakers from some of the world’s most forward-thinking sustainable companies and business schools, with topics which focus on the ways in which firms may capitalise on sustainable opportunities in global markets, implement sustainable business models and use integrated reporting to measure, assess and manage value.

 
   

# February 14, 2013 on the campus

The Forum for Social Innovation

This forum is co-organized by the student association HEC ESP'R, the HEC Social Business / Enterprise and Poverty Chair and the HEC Equal Opportunities program’s team.

The purpose of this new event is twofold:
- promote the social and solidarity-based economy on campus highlighting the diversity of actors and sector issues and challenges;
- expand professional horizons of students by giving them access to proposals for internships, jobs and innovative voluntary work.

The afternoon will conclude at 5 pm with a panel discussion in French on "Economie sociale et solidaire: voie d'avenir ou utopie?"

Among the panelists will be: Antonella Desneux, SFR; Margault Phelip, Emmaüs Défi; Thibaut Guilluy, Groupe Ares; Frédéric Dalsace, Chaire HEC Social Business / Entreprise et Pauvreté. Moderator: Delphine Lalu (Fondation AG2R La Mondiale) 

 

# February 6, 2013

The Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2012 Award

CONGRATULATIONS to Etienne Primard, Solidarités Nouvelles pour le Logement (website in French)

The Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award is organized by the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship and the Boston Consulting Group. It recognizes a new generation of business leaders engaged in sustainable and innovative projects with high social impact. Since 2009, HEC Paris has been the award ceremony’s academic partner via the Social Business/Enterprise and Poverty Chair. Associate Marketing Professor and Chair holder Frédéric Dalsace is among the jury, composed of leading figures in the economic and social business world.

More information on the dedicated website (in French): http://www.bcg.fr/media/entrepreneur_socia/default.aspx

 

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# November 16, 2012

2nd Research workshop - Sustainability & Impact challenges at the BoP - Entrepreneurial challenges and societal changes

co-organized by Ecole Polytechnique, ESSEC Business school and HEC Paris

Two main issues:
- What are the entrepreneurial challenges multinationals must take into account to develop BoP strategies?
- How Multinationals involved in BoP strategies are experimenting broader societal changes?

The keynote presentation was given by Erik Simanis (Cornell University), one of the authors of the BOP ProtocolTM. It was followed by presentations of worldwide academics and contributions of each of the inviting institutions for which practitioners from multinationals will provide their insights. Bénédicte Faivre-Tavignot, executive director of the HEC Paris Social Business Chair talked about the role of BOP and social business initiatives as a lever for transformation of a company.

Please find the program here

 

# October 29, 2012

Professor Muhammad Yunus

Bangladeshi economist and entrepreneur,
Known as the “banker of the poor”,
Inventor of the Social Business concept,
Founder of the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh,
Nobel Peace Prize in 2006,
HEC Paris Honoris Causa Professor since 2005,
  Co-president of the HEC Paris Social Business/Enterprise and Poverty Chair,     

Prof. Yunus will give a conference on
“How can firms help alleviate poverty?”

 

kiva

# October 24, 2012 in Paris 

KIVA celebrates its 7th birthday! More information and registration on the FB page http://www.facebook.com/events/364496036961279

KIVA: Loans that change lives! Every day, Kiva connects thousands of people to borrowers and partner institutions around the world, working together to create opportunity and alleviate poverty. It only takes $25 to get started. www.kiva.org

Youth we can# September 20, 2012 at Palais Brogniart    

Evening Event « Youth We Can: a movement to reinvent the world »
How can we encourage the youth to get involved in a more inclusive world? How can we lead them into acting on their beliefs? Come meet youth communities who contribute to a more responsible society by implementing change!


WHEN: Thursday 20 September 2012, from 8:00 pm to 1:30 am
WHERE: Palais Brongniart

The HEC Paris Social Business chair is a partner of the event.

# September 19 & 20 & 21, 2012 at Paris City Hall and Palais Brogniart    

The 2012 edition of the Convergences 2015 world Forum

Two highlights: the professional days on 19 and 20 September 2012 and the 21 September dedicated to the Great Debates with Le Monde well-known French daily newspaper

  • 1 very rich and diversified program
  • 100 projects and key nisations showcased at the Marketplace
  • 3,000 participants from 50 countries
  • 50 roundtables, workshops and conferences
  • 300 experts and first-class participants

Click here for the program

 

# July 11, 2012

Launch of the Social Business program of Renault: MobiliZ

by Carlos Ghosn, CEO of Renault, and the CSR team

In the presence of Martin Hirsch, president of the Institut du Service Civique; Emmanuel Faber, co-COO of Danone; Jean-Marc Borello, president of the Groupe SOS; Frédéric Dalsace, holder of the HEC Paris Social Business Chair; Florence Gilbert, director of Voiture&Co and Bénédicte Faivre-Tavignot, executive director of the Social Business Chair, among others.

The HEC Paris Social Business Chair is the academic partner of the program MobiliZ.

(LP/J.B.)

 

TO COME: The Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Call for candidates until September 17th 2012

The Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award is organized by the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship and the Boston Consulting Group. It recognizes a new generation of business leaders engaged in sustainable and innovative projects with high social impact. Since 2009, HEC Paris has been the award ceremony’s academic partner via the Social Business/Enterprise and Poverty Chair. Associate Marketing Professor and Chair holder Frédéric Dalsace is among the jury, composed of leading figures in the economic and social business world.

More information on the call for candidates on the dedicated website (in French): www.entrepreneur-social.bcg.fr  

 

# June 12, 2012

Planète d'Entrepreneurs and BNP Paribas organize a conference on "Social Business and Microfinance: an hybrid and performing model to reduce poverty?" with Emmanuel de Lutzel, in charge of the Microfinance department at BNP Paribas; Harald Schutzeichel, founder of the Solarenergie Foundation; Nicolas Hazard, President of the Comptoir de l'Innovation; Christophe Poline, Sustainable Investments manager, Strategie and innovation department of Schneider Electric and active members of the Planète d'Entrepreneurs'team.

Planète d'Entrepreneurs is a partner of the Chair.

# June 12, 2012

Andreas Heinecke, German social entrepreneur, Ashoka Fellow, founder of "Dialogue in the dark", will give a conference to the HEC Paris Social Business Certificate's participants. He shared his experience and views on social business and social entrepreneurship.

Link to the TEDx conference on "Dialogue in the dark"

 

# June 11, 2012

A legal approach of Social Business

Daniel Hurstel, a well-known French specialist of Social Business, is an attorney from Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP in Paris. He will give a conference to the HEC Paris Social Business Certificate's participants.

# Mai 15,2012

Inspiring meeting with Professor Yunus

danone.communities welcomed 2,000 people to its annual General Conference on May 15th, in the Maison de la Mutualité at the heart of Paris.

The evening was the main momentum of the GCM Tour 2012 in France, before other major events in other countries. danone.communities welcomed again Pr.Yunus and social entrepreneurs from all over the world to give their insights on two main topics, "Social business and nutrition in emerging countries" and "Is social business working?"

Many students from the Social Business Certificate were there too!!

 

picture under William Alix/SIPA PRESS

picture under William Alix/SIPA Press

# March 26, 2012

"Crowd funding actors call out to the French Republican Presidential candidates"

Crowd funding offers solutions to the crisis: financing of start-ups, entrepreneurs, projects of all kind. Today, the actions of the operators of Internet platforms are strongly limited by French legislation. Nevertheless, there is huge potential for greater sources of job creation. The people involved in this innovative financing, the project developers and the investors (who actively co-finance this event) call out to the French Republican Presidential candidates for a regulatory framework which favors their development.

The HEC Paris Social Business Chair supports crowd funding and participates in the event.

Click here to register. Conference in French

 
 

# March 22, 2012: The HEC Social Business Conference

On 22nd March 2012, HEC Paris hosted its 9th annual Sustainable Business Conference dedicated to exploring the issues, challenges and current developments in sustainable businesses around the world.

The theme for this year’s conference, “Smart Cities, Smart Sustainability”, focused on the need for development of Smart Cities and what progress has been made towards establishing them. The proposed discussions centered on the roles of Energy, Infrastructure & Mobility and Social Business in the creation, development and sustenance of Smart Cities.

Smart Cities. Smart Sustainability brought together a cohort of Professionals, Corporations, Entrepreneurs, Students and Academics committed towards shaping a brighter future.

Start. Shape. Sustain

Click here to visit the dedicated website

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Social Entrepreneur of the year Award: rewarding innovation in corporate social responsibility, on February 1st, 2012

The Social Entrepreneur of the year Award, organized by the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship and the Boston Consulting Group, recognizes a new generation of business leaders engaged in sustainable and innovative projects with high social impact.

This year, Archer Group President Christophe Chevalier was lauded for mobilizing efforts to create modest but sustainable jobs at the local level. Since 2009, HEC Paris has been the award ceremony’s academic partner via the Social Business/ Enterprise and Poverty Chair. Associate Marketing Professor and Chair holder Frédéric Dalsace is among the  jury, composed of leading figures in the economic and social business world.  

 

Ashoka and 1000 Changemakers welcomed on campus

 

The Ashoka Changemakers' Campus, 22-24th of June 2011. 

HEC's campus welcomed Ashoka and more than a 1000 changemakers. The event featured many clusters, workshops, conferences andcelebrations with the participation of Ashoka fellows from all around the world.

Read HEC's announcement of the Ashoka Changemaker's Campus

View the pictures of the event.

BOP workshop

 

Sustainability & Impact challenges at the Base of the Pyramid. This Research workshop was held in Februray 2011 at HEC campus, and organised by Frédéric Dalsace (HEC), Jean-Pierre Ponssard (Ecole Polytechnique), Thierry Sibieude (ESSEC)
The workshop concentrated on two issues:

Are BOP strategies compatible with sustainable development? How is environmental and social sustainability embedded within BOP business models?

How are BOP ventures on poverty reduction evaluated by NGOs, and international institutions? What benefit may actual BOP strategies take from these evaluations?

Listen to the workshop through our iTunes platform (iTunes required).

Generation solidaire at the Grand Rex  

 

"Génération Solidaire: réinventons, entreprenons!" at the Grand Rex (Paris) 4th february 2011, in the presence of Muhammad Yunus, Martin Hirsch and Franck Riboud, the CEO of Danone. A debate between the guests was followed by an exchnage where the 3000 attendees were given the possibility to interact with them.

Read HEC Paris' newsletter about this event.

Logo of the event

 

The 8th Annual Sustainable Business Conference was organized by the HEC MBA program, in collaboration with the Social Business/Enterprise and Poverty Chair. It was held on HEC campus on March, 24th 2011. It featured over 50 speakers, more than 500 attendees, multiple panels, debates, roundtable discussions, and networking opportunities with the foremost people in sustainable business.

Listen to the conference through our iTunes U platform (iTunes required).

 

Professor Yunus at Digital4Change

 

Digital4Change, held on HEC campus on the 9th of December 2011, in the presence of Muhammad Yunus and Martin Hirsch, the co-presidents of the Chair.The event gathered several big actors of the digital world and was the opportunity to discuss the role Digital can play in Social Business issues.

You can see the conference following this link.

Group picture

The launch of the Chair in Théâtre Marigny, December, 5th 2008.

The event featured a debate on the theme:"Financial crisis and poverty: towards a new capitalism?"

 

Click on the picture to see an extract from this conference.

   
   
   
   

 

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