HEC MBA SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE

SEPTEMBER 14 – 15, 2006


Theme: With Privilege Comes Responsibility


Objectives:
  • Give a global view of sustainable development;
  • Explore and discuss current business situations involving sustainable development issues;
  • Sensitize students to the opportunities available in this arena and to questions they may have to think about in their future jobs.

Pedagogical Approach:
  • Give several perspectives on topics including social, economical, environmental, societal, governance, customer, supplier;
  • Invite speakers from those industries that are appealing to students, such as finance, luxury, telecommunications, retail, energy, waste and resource management;
  • Show the career opportunities available to students in sustainable development;
  • Demonstrate that questions about sustainable development are considered in all sectors and activities;
  • Alternate speakers and roundtable discussions/other activities, assuring that the seminar is interactive;
  • Provide students with relevant, current documents.

Day 1: September 14, 2006

PART 1: Addressing the Issues: Sustainable Development, Corporate Social Responsibility and the Environment

8:45 – 9:00 Opening Session - Welcome and Opening Remarks
Dr. Valérie Gauthier, Associate Dean, HEC MBA Program

9:00 – 9:45 Where Are We Now?
Richard Broadbridge
HEC MBA Participant, Net Impact

9:45 – 10:00 Starting the Consumption Counters
Bettina Gilomen
HEC MBA Participant, Net Impact

10:00 – 10:15 Break

10:15 – 12:15 Roundtable Discussion
Jean JOUZEL, Director of the Research Institute Pierre Simon Laplace, and Research Director at CEA Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique.
Pascal Husting, General Director of Greenpeace France.
Marc Deluzet, Secretary in charge of social responsibility and industrial policy at CFDT (Confédération Française Démocratique du Travail and ETUC (European Trade Union Confederation).

12:15 – 1:30 Lunch

1:30 – 3:15 Case-cracking workgroups guided by HEC professors:
Jean-Loup Ardoin: Energy Sector.
Eve Chiapello: Retail Sector.
Bénédicte Faivre-Tavignot: Luxury Goods.
Deborah Philippe: Telecommunications.

3:15 – 3:30 Break

3:30 – 4:30 Workgroup Briefing Sessions

4:30 – 4:45 Break

4:45 – 6:30 Panel of Industry Experts followed by Q&A
Jean-Paul Gourlia, Total, Director of Hygiene Security Environment, Gas and Electricity.
Sylvie Benard, LVMH, Director of Environment.
Roland Vaxelaire, Carrefour, Director of Quality and Environment.
Thomas Busuttil, SFR, Director of Sustainable Development.

6:30 Mixer

Day 2: September 15, 2006

PART 2: Applying Theory to Practical Situations

9:00 – 9:30 Where Does Your Money Go
Monica Robinson
HEC MBA Participant, MBA Finance Club

9:30 – 10:30 Uncovering Social Responsible Investment
Robin Edme, Founder of Maqassar (consulting), Co-Founder of French SIF Forum pour l’Investissement Responsable/ EuroSIF (European Sustainable & Responsible Investment Forum).
Laurence Moret, Crédit Coopératif, Director of Responsible Development.

10:30 – 10:45 Break

10:45 – 12:00 Professional Investing for Sustainable Development
Ted Scheidegger, CFO of Precious Woods

Roundtable Discussion to Follow

12:00 – 2:00 Welcome buffet (MBA Sept 2005, Jan 2006, Sept 2006)

2:00 – 3:00 Sustainable Development Success Stories
Didier Pineau, Founder and CEO of Europlasma

3:00 – 4:00 Guest speaker or part 1 of The Corporation, a 2004 Canadian documentary about Sustainable Development

4:00 – 4:15 Stopping the Consumption Counters
Bettina Gilomen

4:15 – 4:30 Summary
Richard Broadbridge

4:30 Closing Remarks
Dr. Valérie Gauthier