HEC TALKS: With Emmanuel Faber, Chair of ISSB
HEC Paris will have the honor to welcome Emmanuel Faber, Chair of the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) and HEC Alumnus, for its first HEC Talks of the new academic year 2022/23.
"Without social justice, there will be no economy." These words pronounced by Emmanuel Faber during the HEC Paris Commencement Ceremony in 2016, rings true more than ever today. This HEC Talks to our incoming students and future generation of leaders, will be an inspiring call for awareness and action now, for positive and sustainable impact.
Emmanuel Faber is the inaugural Chair of the International Sustainability Standards Board in December 2021, effective 1 January 2022. He is well-known for his passion for sustainability and his leadership positions at multi-national food products company Danone for the past 20 years. He joined the company in 1997 as Chief Financial Officer, Strategy, and served as its Chief Executive Officer from 2014, as well as Chair of the Board from 2017 until 2021. He became a partner at Astanor Ventures in October 2021.
Faber has lived and held senior leadership positions in Africa, Asia, the Americas and Europe. He has founded and chaired several international organisations and initiatives, including the One Planet Business for Biodiversity coalition and the G7 Business for Inclusive Growth coalition―co-chaired with the OECD Secretary General. He initiated Danone Communities, a social business initiative providing funding to bring nutrition and water access for vulnerable communities, as well as the Livelihoods Venture, which provides funding for ecosystem restoration and the development of sustainable farming in emerging economies.
Prior to joining Danone, he held roles as Chief Financial Officer and later Managing Director at Legris Industries. He also has experience from investment banking at Baring Brothers and as a consultant at Bain & Company.
He holds a Master’s degree in business administration from HEC Paris, France
HEC Talks is a forum devoted to the values of Curiosity and Diversity. Created in September 2021, this forum welcomes global thought leaders and personalities who count in the economic, political, media and academic spheres, to name a few.
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