Society & Organizations Institute
Climate and Earth
Climate and Earth
HEC Paris is committed to a sustainability strategy that is driven by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the imperative obligation for humankind to join forces to support climate action and protect both the environment and biodiversity.
The business world recognizes today that the planet is under major stress due to two factors: the impact of economic activity on climate and the environment; and companies are not taking enough responsibility towards ecological and energy transitions.
The COVID-19 pandemic has further highlighted the risks derived from the destruction of natural ecosystems and the fragility of globalized economies. It has raised awareness on the possible disastrous consequences of a much larger-scale climate crisis.
While more and more companies have embraced their environmental responsibilities and the objective of a decarbonized economy, they still miss a shared vision for solving the challenges and trade-offs NEEDED FOR business and industry transformations. Students want to become sustainable changemakers but they need the knowledge, networks and mentoring to make a difference as solution-builders. Research and higher education institutions have the mission to shape new visions and models for a carbon-zero and environmentally sustainable future, and provide policymakers, business leaders and students with a compass to navigate the challenges and uncertainties.
It is the role of the S&O Institute at HEC Paris to inspire and develop research and education with an impact on Climate & Earth.
Our areas of expertise are:
- Decarbonizing supply chains
- Energy transition
- Circular economy
Sponsored by the FII Institute Chair on Business Models on Circular Economy
Daniel Halbheer, Associate Professor of Marketing, Academic Director of the Climate & Earth Center is the holder of the Chaire FII Institute on Business Models on the Circular Economy.
Business Schools for Climate Leadership (BS4CL)
Business Schools for Climate Leadership is a unique partnership between eight of Europe’s leading Business Schools to help present and future leaders combat the climate crisis facing the planet.Check the website