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Master in Sustainability and Social Innovation

Learn from HEC’s world-class faculty and interact with inspiring students from the best Universities around the world

It is the combination of the courses, professors, students and special activities throughout the year that make this masters so great.

Mathilde Treis

MSc Sustainability and Social Innovation

Class profile


98 Students


63% International students


27 Nationalities


73% Women


24 Average age


All academic backgrounds eligible


Student stories

Master's programs

 The SASI program, in particular, was the driving factor behind my interest in attending HEC. I loved its customizability, wide scope and strong alumni network. In addition, HEC is a top global business school with a gorgeous campus and a very...


Jordan Wolken

MSc Sustainability and Social Innovation

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The SASI program has many highlights, but I would say that the strongest tool we have is each other. With more than 20 nationalities in a 50-student class, the diversity and perspectives on environmental and social issues across the globe could not...

Alana Berry

Master in Sustainability and Social Innovation


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Professors at SASI have first-hand experiences in top companies around the world. It has given me insights, tools and contacts to prepare me for the next steps in my professional life. SASI and HEC have taught me that there are unlimited...


Mauricio Ricaud

MSc Sustainability and Social Innovation


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Academic Team

Today’s world is facing huge challenges and deep transformations: global warming, shifts in global powers, resources and biodiversity depletion, rising inequalities, digital and technological disruptions and weakening social pacts. Such a context calls for radical changes to build more inclusive and sustainable business models. It is up to us not to miss these challenges and to make organizations more creative: We now have the opportunity to invent new lifestyles to reshape our cities, our working environments and our managerial approaches, and to develop new paths for our economies.

Participants coming into the Sustainability and Social Innovation program should expect to join an innovative education ecosystem that will empower them as changemakers: the program will provide them with the necessary critical thinking, hard skills and leadership skills to rethink, innovate, and shape tomorrow’s sustainable businesses and inclusive economies.

With a broad multidisciplinary approach to understand the complex challenges and forces that are shaping the global business environment, and a unique combination of theory and practice, this very intensive program enables participants to customize their curriculum and to hone their leadership skills.

Jeremy Ghez, Academic Director, HEC Paris

Déborah Keraghel, Executive Director, HEC Paris


The members of HEC faculty involved in this program are renowned researchers in their respective fields. Most of them are members the Society and Organizations Institute, an inter-disciplinary research group at HEC Paris which aims at studying contemporary societal and environmental issues that organizations face. In addition, professors from other academic institutions as well as seasoned practitioners  bring their expertise to the students.

  • S. Aflaki, Assistant Professor
  • B. Allaz, Professor
  • T. Apoteker, Chairman of TAC
  • X. Boute, Affilate Professor
  • A. Cadain, Co-Founder and CEO of Anima
  • J. Dossier, CEO of Quattrolibri
  • R. Durand, Professor
  • B. Faivre-Tavignot, Affiliate Professor
  • J.M. Gauthier, Affiliate Professor
  • J. Ghez, Affilate Professor
  • F. Hoos, Assistant Professor
  • F. Iselin, Affiliate Professor
  • S. Jouini, Associate Professor
  • L. Lehmann-Ortega, Affiliate Professor
  • D. Martinez, Assistant Professor
  • E. Matta, Associate Professor
  • A. Mehrpouya, Assistant Professor
  • O. Menuet, President of SNCF Energie
  • H. Musikas, Affilate Professor
  • I. Shishlov, Project Manager at I4CE
  • M. Vermeulen, Affilate Professor


HEC Paris is one of the world’s top research schools in economics and management. Our faculty push the boundaries of knowledge by producing the highest quality research. They aim to have an impact on pedagogy, management practices, public policies and society at large.

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