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The Inclusive & Social Business Certificate is open, on selection, to HEC Paris students but also to managers, visiting professors and students from other schools and universities.

This 6-week program takes place every year from end of April to early June.

For free-mover applicants, the selection process differs from that for HEC applicants but the program remains the same.

For the last fourteen years, we have welcomed 750 participants from many horizons within HEC, as well as further afield and internationally.

The aim is not for all participants to work in social business, but rather to raise awareness of the importance of societal issues in each field, and to be inquisitive about the role and influence of business in society. 

We value highly motivated candidates from all parts of the community interested in creating positive change in the business world.

To apply for a seat in the Inclusive & Social Business Certificate as a free-mover, please contact for information on the application procedure and the fees.

The application process is open until February 1, 2023.

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Launched in 2008, the Society & Organizations Institute is an interdisciplinary Institute at HEC Paris that brings together over 60 researchers and professors. Together, we carry out research, teach and implement ideas to organize and lead our responses to the daunting challenges of our time. These contemporary challenges include climatic constraints, social inequality, loss of purpose, technological disruption, epidemics, social contestation, ethical imperatives, and liberalization and regulation.

The S&O Institute with its three centers: Purposeful Leadership, Inclusive Economy, and Climate & Earth, addresses key challenges following the THINK, TEACH, ACT approach.

Today, the Inclusive Economy Center's research, teaching, and actions contribute to a more inclusive economy, where businesses seek to maximize their social impact together with their economic performance.

It is supported by the following sponsors:

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At S&O, we believe that businesses have a central role to play through the investments they make, the jobs they create, the products and services they provide, and the supply chains upon which they depend.