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.
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.
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.
“Inequality and Business in the 21st century”
Inequalities are at the forefront of today’s public and policy debate. There could hardly be a more pressing time to understand how inequalities arise, which one’s matter, why they matter and how they could be addressed. We see inequalities all the time, whether at schools, job offices, hospitals, traveling around the world or even in a single city – or when skimming through the news. But we still lack a clear understanding of the role that businesses play to affect inequalities. In this course, we take a step back and ask: how are different kinds of inequalities related, what are the big economic and psychological forces that create (and sustain) them, may it make sense for businesses to engage in solving the inequality challenges, and if yes, what would be the right mix of business policies to tackle them?
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.
MASTER IN MANAGEMENT - SPECIALIZATIONS
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
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.
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.