Make an Impact: EDHEC & Sustainability

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EDHEC Business School & the EDHEC Alumni Association are pleased to invite you to this year’s “MBA Refresher”:

Making an Impact: EDHEC & Sustainability  

This is a full-day event that will be held on
Saturday, October 19th
at EDHEC Campus in Nice, on the French Riviera
Gathering EDHEC's MBA (Global,Executive, Theseus, IEFSI)  this will be an exciting opportunity for our MBA Alumni to revive and reinvigorate their skills and insight,  expand their network within the EDHEC Alumni community, catch-up with former classmates
and hear more from some favorite EDHEC professors.

Our full-day program will include 2 keynote conferences on Sustainibility

Strategies for Climate Risk Exposure – Professor Gianfranco Gianfrate

Sustainability: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly – Professor Geert Demuijnck

and will also provide moments of experience sharing with fellow alumni and current global MBA students.

7 reasons why you should participate in the MBA & Master Alumni Refresher:
> Outstanding Professors to update your knowledge
> Catching Up
> Professional Development
> Staying Relevant
> Networking
> Skills Enhancement
> Reconnecting

and of course the lovely environment of the French Riviera!




9.30 am: Welcome coffee & registration

10.30 am: Opening Remarks

10.30-11.30 am:  Conference - Strategies for Climate Risk Exposure - Professor Gianfranco GIANFRATE
To combat the risks posed by global warming, an increasing number of national, state, and local governments are implementing policies to price carbon emissions. The evolving policy landscape poses both risks and opportunities for companies and investors. The transition towards a low-carbon economy will require profound innovations in the way the global financial system manages climate-related risks. As climate risks do appear more pervasive and material for the financial system than previously thought, the compelling issue for investors is how to manage or neutralize such risks once they have been identified and quantified. If investors do not want to be exposed to climate risk, what are the possible strategies?

11.30 am: Coffee Break

12 pm:  Conference - Sustainability: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly – Professor Geert DEMUIJNCK
Sustainability has become a strategic issue for major corporations. Note only are the legal constraints more demanding, also the consumers are more and more worried about climate change and other issues related to a sustainable economy. Therefore, corporations must take care of their reputation in terms of sustainability. In this lecture different strategies and ways of reporting about environmental impact and sustainability will be compared, and critically analyzed and some difficulties related to the assessment of non-financial data (e.g. for SRI funds) will be pointed out.

1 pm: Lunch networking

2 pm - 3 pm: Campus Tour with current MBA students

3 pm - 4 pm: Workshops sessions:
Workshop 1: How to make sustainable impact at EDHEC? with Claudia from EDHEC PiLab
Workshop 2: Discover your supportive Network with Brigitte from EDHEC Alumni
Workshop 3: How can I help a student to get a sustainability scholarship? with the EDHEC Giving team.

5 pm - 6 pm: Closing plenary session. EDHEC News and the school's innovations.

6 pm:  Champagne cocktail


Discover EDHEC MBA Alumni Refresher with this video


Samedi 19 octobre 2019 09h30 - 18h00
393 promenade des anglais
06200 Nice
  • 39 € (EUR) Alumni
    Alumni & friends

  • 10 € (EUR) Students

  • Il reste 115 places

  • Date limite d'inscription : 20 octobre

Gianfranco GIANFRATE
Professor of Finance

Gianfranco Gianfrate is Associate Professor of Finance at EDHEC Business School, Member of Erasmus University’s Platform for Sustainable Value Creation, and among the scientists preparing the 6th Assessment Report of United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).  
He writes and researches on topics related to sustainability, carbon finance, and the integration of environmental footprint metrics in assets valuation. Prior to joining EDHEC Business School, he held teaching and research positions at Erasmus University (Netherlands), Harvard University (USA), and Bocconi University (Italy).  Gianfranco has extensive experience in the financial industry, having worked, among others, for Deloitte Corporate Finance (Italy) and iStarter (UK). He has also been head of the Continental Europe Responsible Ownership team of Hermes Investment Management (UK), and served as member of the Investment Committee at Eumedion (the Association of Dutch Institutional Investors), member of the Corporate Governance Committee at Assogestioni (the Association of Italian Institutional Investors), and member of the Fixed Income Working Group of the United Nation’s Principles for Responsible Investment.
Gianfranco holds a BA and a PhD in Business Administration from Bocconi University and a Master in Public Administration from Harvard University.

Professor of Ethics

Geert Demuijnck is professor of business ethics and philosophy at EDHEC Business School (Lille, France). His research focuses on ethical questions related to business and the economy. He is a member of the sustainability board of KBC Bank (Belgium) and of the ethics committee of Auchan (France). He is a currently the chair of the European Business Ethics Network (EBEN). He is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Business Ethics and of the Professional and Business Ethics Journal. He had held teaching and research positions and at the University of Louvain and at the university of Wisconsin, Madison. He holds a Phd in Philosophy and a master in economics, both from the university of Leuven. 



393 promenade des anglais
06200 Nice

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Samedi 19 octobre 2019 09h30 - 18h00
393 promenade des anglais
06200 Nice
  • 39 € (EUR) Alumni
    Alumni & friends

  • 10 € (EUR) Students

  • Il reste 115 places

  • Date limite d'inscription : 20 octobre

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