Rendez-vous: Sustainability Welcome to the DAAD! Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst 19 MAY 2014 An address from the Dean • Established in 1819, ESCP Europe is the world's oldest business school and has educated generations of leaders and entrepreneurs. • With its five urban campuses in Paris, London, Berlin, Madrid, and Torino, ESCP Europe's true European Identity enables the provision of a unique style of crosscultural business education and a Global Perspective on international management issues. • ESCP Europe’s network of around 100 partner universities extends the School’s reach from European to worldwide. The School is founding partner of heSam, a cluster of wellknown institutions for research and higher education structured around the Sorbonne University. ESCP Europe at a glance • The World's First Business School (est. 1819) • 100 academic alliances in Europe and the world • Accreditations: AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA • 4,000 students representing 90 nationalities • 5,000 managers and executives in training across the 5 campuses each year • More than 130 research-active professors across 5 campuses representing 20 nationalities • 5 Campuses: Paris, London, Berlin, Madrid and Torino • • 40,000 graduates in 150 countries worldwide European Identity, Global Perspective Sustainability Milestones • 2005, The premium act: in May, ESCP Europe received the agreement to join and support the UN Global Compact as a European academic institution (M. Kofi Annan was the General Secretary in charge). • 2006, “Call’ONU ESCP Europe” was born: in April, the 1st delegation of students and the 1st dean of ESCP Europe attended their 1st NMUN at the UN’s headquarters in New York. They became recurrent participants. • 2007-2008, ESCP Europe joined the PRME Group: led by Prof. Olivier Delbard, members of the Paris Faculty declared their interest for the PRME Group concerning research and pedagogical issues in the field of Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability. • 2011-2012, ESCP Europe prepared the RIO+20 Conference: Since September 2011, ESCP Europe was an active participant of the enlarged “Club France Rio+20”. the proposal “Governance and Sustainability” from ESCP Europe was integrated into the initiative and actions built by Academic Institutions. April 2012, the Dean of ESCP Europe signed the Rio+20 Commitment. • From September 2012 to now: Several instances of ESCP Europe initiatives were and are integrated in the “Priorités Plan vert”, an initiative from the French Government. • We support the UN initiatives and, are preparing for the next issues “ COP 21 ”Paris” in 2015. Our Mission: Strategy and governance • 3 objectives have been defined 1. A commitment along with other recognized institutions of the world to sustainable development. 2. An educational will: Integrate into our education and research mission sustainability as a transversal issue and a value-added act. 3. Economic and societal efficiency: 5 Responsible Campuses; step by step on the path of corporate social responsibility on our five campuses. This project impacts teaching, mobilizes research and calls out for the daily management of the 5 ESCP Europe Campuses. All the internal stakeholders of the school: students, professors, alumni, administrative teams and staff are concerned. • ESCP Europe has a sustainability coordinator -Prof. Olivier Delbard- whose task is to coordinate research and teaching, partnerships as well as sustainable campus management across the five campuses. He works with Ms Madely Valerius, sustainability project manager. Alliances • A signatory of the UN Global Compact and of the UN PRME (Principles for Responsible Management Education), ESCP Europe aims to promote the respect of humanistic values and diversity, the importance of culture and cultural knowledge to tend towards a better social and economic world. • ESCP Europe joined several specific networks on sustainability : Member of the CGE (Conference des Grandes Ecoles) and active in the specific group CGE/CPU (Conférence des Présidents d’Université) on sustainability issues. Member, since 2006 of “Comité 21”, the first multi-stakeholder network for sustainable development, ESCP Europe is actively involved in Corporate Social Responsibility programs; partner of conferences concerning education, perspectives for national territories; and, regarding international issues, the Club France Développement Durable coordinated by the Comité 21. Member, since 2007 of “Campus Responsables” more specifically turned to students (comportmental and practical issues) and perspectives and trends for campuses in the future. ESCP Europe was previously the founder of the CHEE & DD (Collège des Hautes Etudes de l’Environnement et du Développement Durable) and supports the LAB Sessions organized now by the «Institut des Futurs Souhaitables» Education • Based on this European model, ESCP Europe proposes in all programs of its portfolio: courses, workshops, majors, transEuropean programs on sustainability. • These programs are designed by the faculty and concern all our specific targets and public. • These programs have as a common basis: the choice of a cross cultural and/or transdisciplinary approach to Sustainability. (e.g. Business in Europe Seminar) Our Portfolio: General Management Degree Programs Master in Management MEB Executive MBA Specialized Management Degree Programs 18 Masters (full-time) 8 Executive Masters (part-time) Executive Education Open programs Custom programs PhD – Doctoral Program Research : a key contribution to knowledge production • The ESCP Europe Faculty develops expertise and research on various areas such as environmental economics; E.U.CSR and environmental policy; environmental audit; green supply chain management; strategy and sustainability; ethics; sustainability management; new sustainable business models, sustainability development and corporate social responsibility; sustainable logistics etc. To note: • “Business & Society -Towards a Sustainable World” (SustBusy), a new research center launched in July 2013 (based in Berlin, Prof. Sylvie Geisendorf) • The ESCP Europe commitment with Ecolo Ethik, a ThinkTank for ecological innovation led by prestigious personalities • And our constant implication with i7, the Institute for Innovation and Competitiveness A pragmatic CSR attitude • ESCP Europe promotes the idea of equal access to knowledge and jobs and has developed an equal opportunity programme. This programme funded both by the school and by the ESCP Europe Foundation, includes an increase in the number and amount of scholarships (to €2.4 million in 2012) as well as the following projects: “La double ascension”, delivering 3rd year Bachelor courses to high potential university students from lower social classes “Les cordées de la réussite”, dedicated to young people studying in technological tracks of several “lycées” in Paris and Créteil PHARES, to promote higher education among impaired high school students (recently created) A Partnership with the Institut of Service Civique • Student involvement in associations who help unprivileged people or develop social business is also encouraged by ESCP Europe Economic and societal efficiency • Urban and urbane ESCP Europe: In order to reduce our ecological footprint, implementation of responsible processes (environmental performance indicators - 5 campuses located within cities) • In order to understand our activities impact: evaluation of the impact assessment of ESCP Europe sustainable and responsible process on very precise and numerous criteria including environment, education, research, social responsibility and societal responsibility concerning all our internal stakeholders. The Green Plan framework “Plan vert” concerns business schools and universities members of the CGE and the CPU in France. • In order to understand our intangible value and heritage: as an educational institution, ESCP Europe is fully aware of the importance of sustainable development challenges for a sustainable growth. Mission Statement on Societal Commitment • More and more ESCP Europe aims to be a key societal player and contributor to social debate both a national and European level territories. This role is a decisive element for its international reputation.