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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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News

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 12th edition of the Trajectoires Awards saw HEC au Féminin team up with the Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society for the very first time. Despite a chilly November 13 Paris night, the event...
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...
On October 1st 2015, HEC Paris invited its entire community to be an actor of climate change, and to discuss business solutions to fight global warming. The event brought together the entire HEC Paris...
Since November 6, the United Nations Climate Change Conference COP23 has called for a global and united front for climate action. This week, more than 15,000 scientists from 184 countries have issued a...
Over 2,000 HEC Paris students attended the 33rd edition of the business school’s Career Fair, “Carrefours HEC 2018” on January 23-24. Most were hoping for openings towards internships, work or simply...

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How storytelling can increase support for whistleblowers

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