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Societal issues: new track in "Innovation for Sustainability Transition"

GEM ouvre une filière Innovation for Sustainability Transition
Published on
08 November 2019

Grenoble Ecole de Management  continues its investment for a better society. The School has just launched an "Innovation for Sustainability Transition" track with 28 students on board. The aim is to train future leaders in the transition from conventional business models towards a more virtuous economy and inclusive society with the priority of fighting climate change and social inequalities.

"Sustainable Future Leaders 

"Sustainable development is a necessity. We are already raising awareness in our elective and core courses, however, there was an urgent need to design a dedicated track," explains Thibaut Daudigeos, professor at GEM, co-head and chair-holder of the "Territorial Ecosystems in Transition" Chair. "Future leaders who complete the program will be able to hold positions in all sectors, businesses and functions. The program will provide them with the appropriate tools to make decisions responsibly, in full awareness of social, societal and environmental issues," concludes Michele Coletti, professor at GEM and co-head of the new training program.

Innovation and Technology for Society

To date, there is no consensus on the best method to adopt towards a sustainable environmental and social transition. In Grenoble, GEM relies on its renowned local expertise: innovation! The idea behind this program is to provide insights and stimulate minds on how innovation, technologies and new forms of organization can help develop a sustainable world and economy. 

They are already 28 students of the GEM Grande Ecole Program (3rd Year, work/study program) on this new 135-hours specialization track, which is delivered by 23 faculty members: business professionals and GEM professors (all experts in sustainable development and social innovation issues). 

On the program: business cases, organized discussions with French and international experts, a "be to green" serious game, visits to locations affected by climate change, etc. 
Among the topics examined: how companies are revamping to address major sustainability challenges, social entrepreneurship and new consumer behaviors, new business and governance models for sustainability.


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