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Society & Organizations Center

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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Events

Oct 11
2019
12:00 pm
Paris

The HEC Paris Society and Organizations (S&O) Center and the Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability (ARCS) organize the 2019 ARCS Workshop on “Accelerating Researcher-Practitioner Collaborations in Sustainability Research” that will take place in the Collège des Bernardins, Paris on 11-12 October 2019.

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46 graduates from the MSc Sustainability and Social Innovation (SASI) of HEC Paris decided to create a ‘sustainability agency’ after their common university experience. Not simply a story of an ordinary...
For only the second time in its 11-year-history, HEC’s S&O Center hosted the annual Medici Summer School in Management Studies. The weeklong event, co-organized with MIT and the Bologna Business School,...
The fifth S&O Research Day featured 21 presentations and three keynote speeches in a whirlwind exchange over two days. Organized by HEC Professor Georg Wernicke , the May 23-24 event was notable for its...
HEC Paris Professor Florian Hoos, an expert in social entrepreneurship and change-making, defines social entrepreneurs as individuals who see innovative solutions to social and environmental challenges...
Witold Henisz has been a key figure at The Wharton School for the past two decades. The Deloitte & Touche Professor of Management has been researching ways for corporations to find, build and maintain...
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...
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...

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