Skip to main content
About HEC About HEC Faculty & Research Faculty & Research Master’s programs Master’s programs MBA Programs MBA Programs PhD Program PhD Program Executive Education Executive Education Summer School Summer School HEC Online HEC Online About HEC Overview Overview Who We Are Who We Are Egalité des chances Egalité des chances Career Center Career Center International International Campus Life Campus Life Stories Stories The HEC Foundation The HEC Foundation Coronavirus Coronavirus Faculty & Research Overview Overview Faculty Directory Faculty Directory Departments Departments Centers Centers Chairs Chairs Knowledge Knowledge Master’s programs Master in
Management Master in
MSc International
Finance MSc International
Masters Specialized
programs X-HEC
programs Dual-Degree
Visiting students Visiting students Certificates Certificates Student Life Student Life
MBA Programs MBA MBA Executive MBA Executive MBA TRIUM EMBA TRIUM EMBA PhD Program Overview Overview HEC Difference HEC Difference Program details Program details Research areas Research areas HEC Community HEC Community Placement Placement Job Market Job Market Admissions Admissions Financing Financing Executive Education Executive Masters Executive Masters Executive Certificates Executive Certificates Executive short programs Executive short programs Online Online Train your teams Train your teams Executive MBA Executive MBA Summer School Summer programs Summer programs Youth Leadership Initiative Youth Leadership Initiative Admissions Admissions FAQ FAQ HEC Online Overview Overview Degree Program Degree Program Executive certificates Executive certificates MOOCs MOOCs

About the S&O Institute

The Society and Organizations (S&O) Institute is an inter-disciplinary center at HEC Paris whose members research on and teach about the contemporary challenges that organizations face and how these organizations (e.g. firms, NGOs, rating agencies, regulators) mold society.


What is S&O Institute?

Contemporary challenges include, but are not limited to, climatic constraints, social inequality, technological disruption, ecological values, ethical imperatives, liberalization, regulation, and more.

The S&O Institute’s mission statement is to contribute to our understanding of these phenomena, accompany actors of these transformations, and prepare future generations of managers to lead in these complex environments.

To further anchor HEC Paris strategy of putting social impact at the heart of business policy, the S&O Center cofounded the Movement for Social*Business Impact (MS*BI) in November 9, 2016, in the presence of Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus and top representatives from six multinational companies among whom was Emmanuel Faber, CEO of Danone. This ambitious new initiative aims at contributing to a more inclusive economy, where businesses maximize both their social impact and their business performance.

The S&O Center thus relies on three complementary pillars:  Think, Teach, and Act.


Upload the S&O Powerpoint Presentation

Upload the S&O Brochure

White Paper : Why sustainability is key to business performance


What is the HEC Inclusive and Social Business Certificate ?
En quêtre de sens - HEC Purposeful Leadership Program - L3
Sustainability is our Business - Who are we?

Our Members

The S&O Institute gathers not only professors from HEC Paris, but also PhD students, research affiliates, research fellows, visiting professors, and members of the HEC staff.

Members list

Our Partners

The S&O Institute is supported by the HEC Foundation. It manages the Movement for Social*Business Impact launched in November 2016 together with the Action Tank "Social & Business".

Partners list

History of S&O

History of S&O


Common and ambitious project that has grown at HEC Paris since 2003

S&O Contacts

Laurianne Thoury - HEC Paris
Communications Projects Manager
Elisabeth de Reals
Education and Event Project Manager
Iiris Sacchet - photo contact 2019
Iiris Sacchet
S&O Center Coordinator