ESCP Europe at a glance

Rendez-vous: Sustainability
Welcome to the DAAD!
Deutscher Akademischer
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
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.
100 academic alliances in Europe and
the world
Accreditations: AACSB, EQUIS and
4,000 students representing 90
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
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
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
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.
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
Based on this European model, ESCP Europe proposes in all programs of its
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
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
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
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:
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
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