GEM signs the Grenoble Agreement supported by the COP2 Etudiante association
Grenoble Ecole de Management is the first Grande Ecole société à mission1, and the only business school to be a member of the Convention des Entreprises pour le Climat where 150 leaders meet to bring the business world in France in line with the Paris agreements. GEM is now one of the first 20 institutions to sign the Grenoble Agreement supported by the COP2 Etudiante association. What are the aims of the Grenoble Agreement?
- To accelerate awareness in order to encourage students, teachers, higher education institutions and French and international partners to take action
- To establish an assessment of initiatives since the creation of the Plan Vert in 2009 and to commit to specific, agreed-upon objectives.
- To increase initiatives through the exchange of knowledge, skills and ideas.
In the run-up to the COP2 Etudiante event, which took place on April 10 and 11, 2021, 12 GEM members - four students from student associations ImpAct and GEM Onu four staff members and four professors - formulated proposals to contribute to the white paper of the COP2 Etudiante in line with the objectives of the Grenoble Agreement. Their work focused on the themes of "Education: teaching environmental issues"; "Work: Integration, jobs of today and tomorrow" and "Consuming on campus".
1 Equivalent to a US Benefit corporation: type of for-profit corporate entity, authorized by thirty U.S. states and the District of Columbia, that includes positive impact on society, workers, the community, and the environment—in addition to profit—as its legally defined goals. Benefit corporations differ from traditional C corporations in purpose, accountability, and transparency, but not in taxation.
"On a testé le futur" (We tested the future) dedicates an episode to the training of future responsible leaders
The "On a testé le futur" podcast , initiated by Grenoble Ecole de Management, in partnership with Usbek & Rica, gives voice to those who are experimenting on a daily basis and building the world of tomorrow in their own way. Each month, for 10 minutes, a guest shares his or her experience and unique point of view on the world of education, business and society in general. The latest podcast, just released, focuses on the training of future responsible leaders, who will be able to develop a more ethical and inclusive economy. Thibault Daudigeos, Professor at GEM and one of the Territories in Transition chairs, looks back at the establishment of the 2019 "Innovation for Sustainability Transition" program.