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Society & Organizations Center

Society & Organizations Center

The Society & Organizations Center is an interdisciplinary center at HEC Paris whose members research and teach about the contemporary challenges that organizations face and how these organizations mold society.

Its three pillars of research, education, and action give rise to our Center's motto: Think, Teach, Act for an Inclusive and Sustainable World!

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Think, Teach, Act for an inclusive and sustainable word! 

 

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HEC Paris is marking the tenth anniversary of the annual Hult Prize, nicknamed the “Nobel Prize for students” after winning the regional final in London. A team from the MSc Sustainability and Social...
For the fourth S&O ’s Annual Conference, HEC academic Mitali Banerjee organized a high-caliber conference on the impact of AI and robotics on work and society. Participants enjoyed lively debates led by...
February’s student-driven HEC Impact Careers Day saw a record affluence for its debates, career fair and networking arena. Jointly organized by the HEC Career Center and six students from the “Have a...
In February, HEC’s S&O research center unveiled groundbreaking proposals to standardize social impact measurements for industry, development agencies, consultancy firms and NGOs.
The Society & Organizations (S&O) Center and the European Venture Philanthropy Association (EPVA) recently teamed up with Action Tank Social and Business for a plenary focused on impactful investing. This...
Magali Delmas is Visiting Professor at HEC’s Center for Society & Organizations (S&O) . She is the Director of the UCLA Center for Corporate Environmental Performance and Professor of Management at the...
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...
Over 6,000 activists, investors, corporates, cities, entrepreneurs and spectators converged on Station F for the international ChangeNOW summit devoted to “scalable solutions to our most urgent global...
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...
HEC Paris’ Society and Organization Center (SnO) and the Movement for Social*Business Impact (MS*BI), convened for a March 6 meeting between all six major corporate donors to share the fruits of their...

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Sustainability indices: do investors actually care?

By Rodolphe Durand, Luc Paugam, Hervé Stolowy

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Reinventing Business Education

Making a change: teaching sustainable and inclusive business

By Bénédicte Faivre-Tavignot

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Reinventing Business Education

Posing dilemmas: an MBA ethics course incites students to question themselves and their beliefs

By Afshin Mehrpouya