Promoting digital education at HEC Paris thanks to major donor Sebastien Breteau
On Wednesday, November 7, the inauguration of Sébastien Breteau room took place. In recognition of his generosity and support towards the HEC Foundation, HEC has inaugurated a classroom on behalf of Sébastien Breteau (MS.97), Founder and President of Qima.
Turning economic and environmental trade-offs into win-wins
Given the urgent needs of different populations worldwide, economic development tends to be prioritized over climate issues. Short-termism is pitted against medium and long-term goals, economic growth and jobs against the climate. And yet, the horribly irony is that it is often the people living in emerging countries who suffer (and will suffer) the most from climate change. The urgent question is: how can economic development and environmental protection be pursued simultaneously without compromising on either?
Growth in renewables: not all down to policy
Governments have developed a wide range of initiatives and policies to support renewable energy generation as a key element of a low carbon future. At first glance, they seem to have worked, as renewable technologies have enjoyed significant growth. But new statistical analyses by Syed Basher, Andrea Masini and Sam Aflaki suggest more complex dynamics: policy is not the only driver for the increase in renewable energy technology development and application.