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Inclusive Economy

We have trained thousands of students since 2009 while developing courses in all our programs, aiming at creating a more “S” oriented / inclusive mindset and culture in the business community.


Students for Sustainability @ HEC

Our mission: We are committed to helping our students and executive education participants develop the knowledge, knowhow and soft skills that are required to lead organizations conducive towards inclusive growth.

Master in Management - Grande Ecole

The students in Master in Management have access to several courses about inclusive economy

Let's focus on two main programs proposed in HEC 2022-2023 catalogue for 1st and 2nd year-students.

FACT Alter'Actions

Alter'Actions is an innovative program that allows students to carry out solidarity consulting missions supervised by professionals in the sector (Accenture, Greenflex, OC&C, ...), for the benefit of organizations of the Social and Solidarity Economy (NGOs , associations, social entrepreneurs...).

In groups of four students from different schools, coached by a managerparticipants put their skills into practice, and they develop competenties, managerial tools and entrepreneurial capacities. They carry out a consulting mission, contributing to the development of innovative projects with a strong social impact!

To discover some missions realized in the past by groups of students, please o visit the Alter'Actions website: http://www.alter-actions.

People organization & Social responsibility

This course is an introduction to social issues and public policy analysis. Starting with the analysis of social protection systems, the course ends with the issue of homelessness and address the issues of poverty, family transformations, social classes and social models.
The sessions aim to provide students with information, data and references on contemporary social developments and policies with a triple prism: French, European, global.

The course is taugnt by Julien Damon, sociologist.

The academies are a set of thematic seminars with alternating theoretical courses and practical workshops, field studies and group work and take place during two and a half weeks in January.

The academy "Impact entrepreneur / intrapreneur and the Sustainable Development Goals" proposed by the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center is among 30 other propositions.

What is an impact entrepreneur / intrapreneur? Do I want to have a positive impact on society? In what way? Am I cut out to be an entrepreneur, to be an intrapreneur or rather a change agent?

This academy offers participants the opportunity to learn about the different ways to undertake for a sustainable world around the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Adopted in September 2015 by the UN, the SDGs define 17 priorities aiming at economic and social development, while respecting people and the planet. They address the global challenges we face, such as climate, biodiversity, energy, water, poverty, gender equality, economic prosperity, justice, peace, agriculture, education, health, social protection or employment opportunities. This academy invites students to think about their dreams, the different ways to achieve them, and how to align their actions with the great challenges of our time.

CEMS Network

Founded in Europe in 1988, CEMS is a global alliance of academic and corporate institutions dedicated to educating and preparing future generations of international business leaders.The alliance now comprises 30 member schools across 5 continents, delivering the joint CEMS Master's in International Management (MIM) around the world, and 69 CEMS corporate partners among whom L’Oréal. Since 2010, CEMS has also integrated non-profit organizations as Social Partners to positively influence all members of the CEMS alliance.Since its creation, CEMS has worked alongside industry representatives and academics in providing expertise, insight and vision for all aspects of program development, implementation and support.

Block seminars

Block Seminars are intensive one-week seminars on an in¬novative Management topic, run prior to or at the start of the MIM Term 1. Students from all CEMS institutions gather for the Block Seminars that are usually led by teams of tea¬chers from different disciplines of Management studies.
The intensive academic and cultural experience is an ideal starter for students to the MIM program.

HEC Paris Seminar

The annual 5-day Block Seminar on Inclusive & Social Business is an opportunity for S&O’s team to challenge participants and question their roles as managers and future executives. Indeed, this Seminar critically investigates the set of reasons that prompt firms to contribute to the resolution of societal problems / poverty alleviation and analyzes the innovative inclusive and social business models that they develop. It explores how firms transform themselves when seeking to become more inclusive.



Inclusive & Social Business Certificate

The aim of the Inclusive & Social Business Certificate is to train a new generation of managers, aware of societal challenges and aspiring to be part of the solution. Students train in innovative business approaches that reduce poverty by offering new economic models in both developed and developing countriesh

MSc Sustainability and Social Innovation

Master in Sustainability and Social Innovation

This program trains aspiring changemakers to transform enterprises into more sustainable practices.

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MBA Specialization on Sustainable and Disruptive Innovation

Enormous challenges and deep transformations such as global warming, changing global powers, resource depletion and technological disruptions are shaping what businesses can and cannot do. As a result, developing radically innovative, sustainable and impactful business models is becoming an increasingly central preoccupation for executives whose expertise in sustainability is more and more valued by firms.

The Sustainable and Disruptive Innovation Specialization addresses this preoccupation. It empowers students to become a game-changer by providing the tools and the mindset to implement changes in business and innovation.

Discover the MBA specializations

Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) on Climate Innovation

The CDL is a seed-stage program where MBA students have the opportunity to work as a consultant for one of the climate-orientated startups in CDL-Paris. It focuses on innovation areas such as renewable/alternative energy, power storage, infrastructure, transportation, carbon/methane sequestration, select water, ocean and food initiatives aligned with climate solutions, and geo-engineering. The stream operates from CDL-Paris (HEC Paris) and CDL-West (Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia).

For the nine months of the program, students gain first-hand experience in all aspects involved in founding a company innovation and benefit from close interactions with real, early-stage technology ventures and potential investors.

Discover the CDL program

The HEC EMBA specializations enable participants to expand their knowledge of a specific industry, identify strategic opportunities, and fine-tune their analytical and decision-making skills. Among 10 different programs, let's focus on:

Inspire Change in Social Business – Marseille & Bangalore

This specialization is aimed at executives and senior managers who want to become the next generation of socially aware business leaders in the rapidly changing and emerging world economy. The demand and need for sustainable business models is stronger than ever, and you will learn to build and transform socially responsible businesses, whilst maintaining and growing profitability through new value chains.

Executive Specializations

Des pylônes à haute tension avec des lignes électriques transférant de l'électricité du photovoltaïque solaire se vend au lever du soleil

Executive short program sustainable transition management

Format: Online
Language: French & English
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Cost: 4900 €*
Le paysagiste, jardinier, architecte avec chemise bleue est assis au bureau, entouré de nombreuses plantes vertes et travaille sur des projets durables et pense au futur

Global Executive Master en Management (GEMM) Major change & sustainability

Format: 9 modules over 36 days (including 1 in Stockholm)
Duration: 16 months
Language: French & English
Next start:
Cost: 44900 €*
Place: France
leadership in africa

Global Executive Master en Management (GEMM) Major sustainable leadership in africa

Format: 9 modules over 36 days
Duration: 16 months
Language: French & English
Next start:
Cost: 32000 €*

Executive Certificate Lead campus : Sustainable leadership in Africa

Format: 5 modules of 3 or 4 days
Duration: 22 days
Language: French & English
Next start:
Cost: 16000 €*
Place: Maroc