Artificial Intelligence for Business & Society
Make AI Your Ally
Artificial Intelligence has a potentially disruptive impact on organizations, firms, and society at large. The latest mind-boggling illustration came with the discovery of chatGPT’s mesmerizing results in November 2022. This followed a fall of investments in AI last year in Silicon Valley. From analyzing data in one’s business to increasing customer engagement and replacing humans in routine tasks across industries, AI is becoming more relevant to our lives and economy every day. Everyone talks about it, but do we really understand its opportunities and threats? And how can we make the best out of it, whilst ensuring that ethical requirements are met?
Environmental, Social and Governance Performance
Addressing the 'S' Demands of ESG
Top-quality research and teaching are essential to understand growing inequalities which hinder the urgently needed ecological transition, to interrogate the ESG factors, and to leverage theory and the most ambitious empirical methods. To do so, HEC scholars work with public and private regulators, peers from leading European academic institutions, CEOs and administrators to develop, test, and evaluate novel strategies, policies and practices designed to tackle inequalities in their field. In this Knowledge@HEC issue, we share academic knowledge and highlight professional experiences on those topics. Find the pdf of that issue here.
HEC Paris Trains Future Professors
Our PhD Students Have Got Talent
This special issue aims to show the excellence and diversity of the research conducted by HEC Paris PhD candidates and alumni. You will find a selection of cutting-edge findings, answering crucial questions such as: Is AI a threat to human creativity? Should we listen to the Wall Street gurus? How to better manage one’s promotion? How much do we value our private data? What are ambiguity and risk attitudes? How bad is the mere presence of a phone? HEC Paris PhD Program, headed by finance professor Johan Hombert, supports its students throughout their thesis writing and job placement in the best universities and business schools, such as the MIT, Wharton and Harvard Business School. Most PhD alumni continue to collaborate with professors at HEC, thanks to the strong relationships they have developed during their journey.
Our Latest Research on D&I
Why Diversity Matters
Why diversity matters. This special number presents the latest research from HEC professors and Ph.D. students on the impact of Human Resources policies and leadership on diversity and inclusion (D&I). These often throw up stereotypes in factors of discrimination and in shaping workplaces and society. Researchers explain their key findings in D&I and offer concrete insights and recommendations to better face management and career challenges. Hence, they attempt to answer certain crucial societal issues.
State of the Art
How to Improve Decision Making
This in-depth issue features the latest and cutting-edge research findings on decision making from HEC Paris' professors. We hope that the tools presented will help you think your decision making from new angles and to elaborate appropriate strategies in various situations, especially during these times of uncertainty. Find the review here.
How to Do Good in Business?
HEC Paris teaches and conducts research on how to combine corporate and financial performance with Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and fair regulations in corporate and institutional sectors as well as society as a whole. In this special in-depth dossier, find a presentation of the latest research, teaching initiatives, and events on these decisive topics.
How can Finance help address the challenges of our global society?
September 29 2016 saw HEC Paris’ Society & Organizations Center (SnO) and HEC Alumni organize “Finance4Good”, a daylong conference on the ever-evolving relationship between the world of finance and society. Following up on last year’s successful Climate for Change conference, this second annual gathering saw Michel Camdessus, Knut Norheim Kjaer, Arunma Oteh, Bertrand Badre and other major speakers discuss key global issues. These included the role of the financial sector in the context of the current energy transition; the difficult face-off between financial incentive and inclusive growth; and the need for financial innovations destined to create a more sustainable society. Over 700 hundred people witnessed and partook in lively debates questioning. We invite you to read the summaries of the six thematic round-tables by clicking on the links below.
Understanding Financial Regulation
Since the 2008 financial crisis, understanding financial regulation has never been more important. This month’s newsletter assesses regulation’s impact on corporations and markets, showcasing work carried out by HEC Paris’ faculty on various aspects of the fast-moving regulatory landscape.