The S&O Center 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".
Created in 1972 by the HEC Alumni, the HEC Foundation has been recognized as a public interest organization by French authorities.
It focuses on furthering knowledge in management sciences and supporting the development of HEC Paris according to the following priorities:
- Providing need- and merit-based scholarships
- Supporting research
- Facilitating teaching by providing cutting-edge tools and resources to hire new faculty
- Developing HEC’s international growth
In 2008, the HEC Foundation began a five-year fundraising campaign, tHECampaign, which raised a grand total of 112 million euros. More and more businesses and alumni actively support HEC Paris’ development projects and are instrumental in maintaining the school’s leadership and future ambitions.
The HEC Foundation counts today over 7,500 individual benefactors, 18 chairs and centers, and 46 partner companies.