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Alliances for Cities in Transition

Transition Cities @HECParis

HEC Paris’ Society & Organizations (SnO) Center and HEC Alumni are pleased to announce the theme for their annual conference: Alliances for Cities in Transition. Cities are faced with an urgent, massive and wicked  challenge: achieve carbon neutrality while ensuring the inclusion and empowerment of all their citizens. To wicked challenges, complex solutions: transitioning to … Continue reading »

Rob Hopkins, founder of the Transition Network

Rob Hopkins at HEC Paris, Nov 2016

The vision, creativity and humour carried by the Transition Network have inspired thousands of communities in ​nearly 50 countries, encouraging them to take concrete actions towards building a resilient post-carbon economy. Solution-focused, open-source, self-organizing, and decidedly optimistic, the mouvement is going viral. – How can you encourage people within your communities to engage in “bottom-up” … Continue reading »

Creating Social x Business Impact, at HEC Paris and beyond

MYunus and EFaber on Nov 9, 2016 at HEC Paris - HD

RELIVE the evening on HEC Paris YouTube Channel READ the press release   On Wednesday, November 9, Social Business Chair and SnO Center directors announced the launch of the HEC Paris Movement for Social x Business Impact in the presence of Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus and top representatives from six multinationals among whom … Continue reading »

Conversation with Antonio Meloto, founder of Filipino NGO Gawad Kalinga

Antonio Meloto at HEC Paris - Oct 17 2016

On October 17, HEC Paris students, professors and staff will have the great opportunity to welcome a truly inspiring person, Antonio Meloto, founder of the Filipino NGO “Gawad Kalinga” who believes in the power of business to solve social problems. He will share his insights and experience and give his answer the question: DOES DOING … Continue reading »

Conversation with Runa Khan, founder of ONG Friendship in Bangladesh

Runa Khan at HEC Paris - Oct 3 2016

  On October 3rd, HEC Paris students will have the great pleasure to meet and exchange with Mrs Runa Khan, Founder and President of the NGO “Friendship” in Bangladesh. Runa Khan is the Founder and Executive Director of Friendship, a need-based, non-profit organization in Bangladesh. She is also the Founder and Chairperson of Friendship International, … Continue reading »

Finance4Good conference on Sept 29

new super reduit SNO RVB

Following the success of last year’s Climate for Change conference, HEC Paris’ Society & Organizations (SnO) Centre and HEC Alumni are pleased to announce the subject for their 2nd Annual Conference: How can Finance help address the main challenges of our global society? ​Join your peers to discuss subjects of common interest: How to make … Continue reading »

2016 Social Business Academia Conference at HEC Paris!


  This coming international academic conference is organized and sponsored by Yunus Center and HEC Paris. For several years now, it aims at stimulating discussion among academics and researchers working in the field of Social Business and its related areas. The goal is to foster the creation of an interdisciplinary and international academic and research … Continue reading »

2016 Social & Sustainable Business Forum on March 2nd, 2016

Forum SSB 2016

The Social & Sustainable Business Recruitment Fair gathers numerous actors involved in developing social & sustainable solutions. It takes place on March 2nd, 2016 on HEC campus during the Social & Sustainable Business week. This forum is organized by the student association HEC ESP’R and supported by HEC SnO Center. Its purpose is twofold: => … Continue reading »

The challenge of scaling up: conversation with 4 entrepreneurs from the Philippines


Camille Meloto, Fabien Courteille and Louis Faure will be together with Antonio Meloto, in what promises to be an inspiring evening. Antonio Meloto is CEO and founder of Gawad Kalinga (GK), a humanitarian organization whose fight is to eradicate poverty in the Philippines. Their philosophy is one of building empowered, united communities to ensure long-term, … Continue reading »

Global Social Business Summit 2015, 4-7 November in Berlin


GSBS 7th edition: Creating a world without poverty and unemployment. The GSBS is the worldwide leading forum for social business, non-loss, non-dividend companies with a social goal. It serves to spread awareness about social business, foster discussion and collaboration between practitioners and stakeholders, as well as present and conceive best practices. The annual event is … Continue reading »

The 2° Challenge, Climate is our Business – October 1

October 1 - guests

Live stream of “The 2° Challenge, Climate is our Business” event   HEC Paris is convinced that global warming must be kept below 2 degrees Celsius, and that businesses have a major role to play in achieving this goal. It  therefore rallied the entire HEC Paris community together—students, professors, administrative staff, alumni, the foundation, companies … Continue reading »

Plenary session of the Action Tank “Entreprise et Pauvreté”


« L’innovation au service des populations fragiles : quand les grands groupes remettent en question leurs pratiques » The plenary session took place at TOTAL SA’s headquarters in Paris La Défense with a hundred participants. Find here a flash back on the event (in French) The Action Tank, a priviledged partner of the HEC Social … Continue reading »

2015 Convergences World Forum

Convergences 2015

The 8th Convergences World Forum edition will gather international professionals for 3 days of exchange and thought on the topic “Zero exclusion, zero carbon, zero poverty”, broken down into 3 main pillars: Pillar 1: The new Sustainable Development Goals: What next? In September 2015, the United Nations will adopt the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that … Continue reading »



  On June 27, HEC Paris held a round table at the Pavilion France on the topic Feeding the Planet, Inclusive Economy and Corporations:  Next steps?   Organized by the HEC Paris International development Department, thanks to HEC Paris Social Business/Enterprise and Poverty Chair and its Executive Director, Bénédicte Faivre-Tavignot, also co-director of the SnO, … Continue reading »

1st Social & Sustainable Business Week on HEC campus, February 9-12

SSB 2015

This week on HEC campus is organized by the HEC ESP’R association. The purpose of these week long events is twofold: – promote the social and solidarity-based economy on campus highlighting the diversity of actors and sector issues and challenges; – expand professional horizons of students by giving them access to proposals for internships, jobs … Continue reading »

The Philippines: a new hub for social entrepreneurs!

Filipino entrepreneurs at HEC Paris on  October 22,  2014

Filipino entrepreneur and founder of Gawad Kalinga Antonio Meloto accompanied by Freddie Tinga – GET, Dylan Wilk – Human Nature, and Fabien Courteille – Plush&Play, met students and staff on HEC campus to share their vision and challenges.    

Run-up to the Hult Prize final for HEC Paris students’ audacious project

Bee Healthy is an innovative solution of disease detection for underprivileged people around the world. The Bee Healthy team counts five HEC students from the MSc in Sustainable Development. Their project: harness the power of bees´ olfactory systems to detect diseases such as diabetes, cancer and tuberculosis on a person’s breath. This is an economical … Continue reading »

Plenary Session of the Action Tank Entreprise et Pauvreté

The Action Tank Entreprise et Pauvreté is an NGO created in 2010 as an HEC Paris Social Business Chair’s initiative. Its Presidents are Martin Hirsch, former French Secretary of State and Emmanuel Faber, CEO of Danone. It gathers French companies and academics to develop and implement innovative economic models aiming at solving social issues and … Continue reading »

Digital4Change@HEC 2014, a special session of the Social Business Certificate

What is D4C? It’s a collective vision focused on supporting and encouraging stronger ties between technological and societal innovations. Specifically, Digital4Change aims to engage people to change the world through social actions, specifically using technology such as web 2.0 tools. It all started in December 2010 with one week of events dedicated to technological and … Continue reading »

London Regional Final in Hult Prize for HEC MSc students

BeeHealthy team

HEC Masters students in Sustainable Development won the London Regional Final in Hult Prize, the World’s Largest Student Movement for Social Good Five HEC students from the MSc in Sustainable Development won the London Regional Final in the Hult Prize, an international Challenge for student social entrepreneurs dedicated to solving the most pressing social challenges … Continue reading »

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