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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 »

The RISE 2016, November 29 & 30


Launched by Babyloan, one of the biggest crowd-funding platforms, the operation consists of fundraising by student associations, who transfer the money to the Babyloan.org platform in order to finance micro-entrepreneurs around the world. The ESP’R association is leading the competition on the HEC campus. Please check the Facebook page    

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

Nov 9 2016 at HEC, VIP guests

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 »

2016 Convergences World Forum


Since its launch in 2008, the Convergences World Forum has become a key event for all the professionnals who seek innovative solutions to fight poverty in the world. The Forum offers experts and decision-makers a space for learning, networking and high level sharing to build answers together to the social and environmental challenges both in … Continue reading »

Finance4Good conference on Sept 29

Finance for Good at HEC Paris

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 Summer School “Inclusive & Social Business” has just started!

SS I&SB 2016

  The 3rd HEC Paris summer program on “Inclusive & Social Business” has just started. It is launched by the Social Business / Enterprise and Poverty Chair. A QUICK OVERVIEW In this intensive 2-week summer program, students discover how forward-looking firms develop creative market-based solutions to alleviate poverty, at times in partnership with civil society … Continue reading »

Applications open for Inclusive Business & Value Creation program

EXED IB&VC 2016 - logos

Develop innovative and inclusive business models that generate profit The open enrolment program provides a unique interdisciplinary perspective on how to align social issues with corporate strategy and accelerate innovative business initiatives within organizations. In 2016 here will be two sessions to choose from, with a same core program and different contexts: May 17-20 in … Continue reading »

New book on levers for strategic corporate renewal, by B.Faivre-Tavignot

SB and BoP - BFT 2016

This book analyzes how social business and base of the pyramid approaches allow companies to reinvent themselves, or in other words how they are the levers for strategic renewal. It highlights the constraints and possible difficulties encountered in the process of corporate renewal, drawing on individual and collective restraints to outline the key themes for … Continue reading »

Hec Paris students take part in La France s’engage au Sud

Students from the MSc Sustainability and Social Innovation and MBA programs analyzed social and environmental projects as part of the initiative “La France s’engage au Sud”.   La France s’engage au Sud “France commits to the South ” is the first offshoot of La France s’engage, launched in June 2014 by the French president and … Continue reading »

NEW VIDEO of the Action Tank “Social & Business”, privileged partner of the Chair

In 2010, Martin Hirsch, the former French High Commissioner in charge of poverty alleviation, and Emmanuel Faber, then Danone’s deputy manager, now CEO, came together with the HEC Paris Social Business/ Entreprise and Poverty Chair to form the Action Tank Entreprise & Pauvreté, a non-for-profit association, to implement and develop innovative and sustainable business models … 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 »

7th Global Social Business Summit this week in Berlin with HEC Paris


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 organized by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus and … Continue reading »

HEC Faculty at 2015 GSBS Academia Conference

GSBS academia conference 2015

Alongside the Global Social Business Summit 2015, the Social Business Academia Conference is being organized in Berlin on November 3&4. 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 »

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

the 2° Challenge at HEC Paris

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 »

A lire dans Le Huffington Post

The 2° Challenge horizontal logo

Comment les entreprises peuvent, elles aussi, s’engager pour le climat “Il est de la responsabilité des chercheurs et enseignants de contribuer au changement culturel des acteurs économiques: il s’agit d’instaurer une autre conception du rôle de l’entreprise dans la société et de sa nécessaire contribution, en particulier au défi climatique. Par l’union de ses élèves, … 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 »

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