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Society & Organizations Institute
Society & Organizations Institute
The Society & Organizations Institute is an interdisciplinary Institute at HEC Paris that brings together over 50 professors. Together, they carry out research, teach and implement ideas to organize and lead our responses to the daunting challenges of our time. Its purpose is to reinvent business through promoting sustainability and unleashing human potential.
Leading with Purpose for a Sustainable and Inclusive world!
While business and capitalism have massively contributed to social and economic development, including a material reduction of poverty, it has become clear that the system is failing in several important ways:
- The planet is under stress due to the impact of business on the environment
- The level of inequality has reached unacceptable levels in many countries
- Business falls short in engaging, inspiring, and fulfilling the majority of employees
- The pace of change and the level of uncertainty in the world is leaving many people confused,ill equipped, and disoriented, as many old rules and skills are seen as outdated or ineffective.
The Society & Organizations Institute is an interdisciplinary Institute at HEC Paris that brings together over 50 professors and educators. Together, they carry out research, teach and implement ideas to organize and lead our responses to the daunting challenges of our time. These contemporary challenges include climatic constraints, social inequality, loss of purpose, technological disruption, epidemics, social contestation, ethical imperatives, and liberalization and regulation.
The Society & Organizations Institute’s purpose is to reinvent business through promoting sustainability and unleashing human potential.
Its mission statement is to contribute to our understanding of these phenomena, support anyone with a role to play in these transformations, and prepare future generations of managers to lead in these complicated times. We seek to participate in a re-foundation of business and market organization, inside-out through research, education and action, and outside-in through the recognition of key stakeholders, including investors, civil society, and regulators.
The Bouygues group and HEC Paris announce the creation of the “Smart City and Common Good” chair in association with the S&O Institute held by Bertrand Quélin, Professor of Strategy and Business Policy, with the objective of contributing to thinking on major societal challenges and the contemporary world.
Join us on Thursday, 19 November for the Race to Zero Dialogues: Finance Day organized by the UN High Level Climate Action Champions and the UN-convened Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance. HEC Paris and Oxford Saïd Business School are jointly organizing the session: Race to zero Dialogues: Financing a net zero economy - The role of business schools
For the second edition, the HEC association ESP'R is organizing the Earth Week, which aims at promoting ecology, sustainable development and social and environmental initiatives. from November 18 to 26. The whole event and different activities and conferences will be digital. Look at the program!
The interdisciplinary Energy for Climate Center (E4C) of the Institute Polytechnique of Paris is challenging students from 10 institutions. This challenge is aimed at students who wish to reflect on solutions relating to the management of the energy transition in metropolises in order to reduce CO2 emissions, and greenhouse gas emissions in general, and thus contribute to the fight against climate change.
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