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Our engagement

Aware of the need for business schools to expand beyond their initial fields of activity, our school aims to lead the way by encouraging a collaborative evolution. Our ambition is to provide economic and social solutions to real challenges that will impact future generations.

Future generations can no longer be educated without including awareness about social and environmental responsibilities. Our commitment to this vision is true and determined. In order to promote principles of social and global responsibility, GEM has committed since 2008 to following the UN Global Compact and the PRME (Principles for Responsible Management Education). Today, we are going a step further thanks to our Zero Waste program and our ambitious goal to become the first zero-waste business school in Europe by 2020.

The school has been a société à mission* since 2021 and our purpose is to provide solutions, through teaching and research, to the major challenges of environmental, societal, and economic change and to contribute to a more resilient, ethical, peaceful, and responsible world. Our core values are responsibility, tenacity, and courtesy.

* 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.

As an institution, GEM is committed to five main causes:

GEM invites its stakeholders to commit to a real ecological, economic and societal transformation by signing the GEM Manifesto for a Sustainable Future, aligning with GEM’s 2020-2025 strategic plan built on the five pillars.

Updated on 08 December 2021 at 4h23 pm