Sustainability at EDHEC

In line with its manifesto "to have an impact on future generations", EDHEC's SDSR policy, updated from 2022 onwards on the basis of CapGemini Invent's audit work and collective reflections, commits all the school's activities.

A responsibility for the environment and society


The world is changing. Global warming and societal transformation are engendering new challenges and new expectations. Business has a central role to address these environmental, social and economic global priorities.

At EDHEC, we educate our students to make a positive impact for future generations. This means using finance to tackle climate change, promoting inclusion and diversity as core values and creating new responsible ways to do business.


Accelerating the sustainability transition requires commitment and collaboration from all EDHEC stakeholders (students, academic, administration, staff, alumni and partners) to share best practices as well as a holistic approach to integrate all aspects of social and environmental sustainability in EDHEC programmes and operations.


EDHEC has been part of PRME – Principles for Responsible Management Education since 2015 and aligns its sustainability initiatives with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.


EDHEC signed the Accord de Grenoble initiated by COP2 students in 2021.


In 2022, EDHEC measured its carbon footprint for the first time. Download our carbon assessment (in French).

Launch of EDHEC Business School's first SDSR report

July 2023 - EDHEC Business School publishes its first Sustainable Development and Corporate Social Responsibility report. This document is designed to present the initiatives and projects carried out by the entire school community. 

The contents of the report and the main objectives set by the school are structured around the 5 pillars of EDHEC's SDRS policy: 

  • Research (support for the dissemination of research work devoted to sustainability);
  • Education (integrating societal and environmental issues into the entire student pathway and supporting responsible entrepreneurship);
  • Campuses (reducing the carbon footprint through a wide range of actions);
  • Diversity and inclusion (ensuring social diversity and inclusion for applicants and students, as well as the representativeness of management functions);
  • Cross-functional issues (promoting transparency, cross-functionality and co-construction through governance, communication and accreditation management).

Download our 2023 SDSR Report.


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EDHEC Business School’s ambition is strongly embodied in the creation of the EDHEC Ethics Board. Made up of business leaders and faculty members, this committee goes beyond academic analysis of
ethical issues to confront them with the demands of the business world and society today.
The mission of the EDHEC Ethics Board is to promote ethics, through a business relevant research, thanks to academic projects and their dissemination to students, executive participants, companies and the society.
This ethics code presents the values and principles that guide EDHEC Business School and underpin its educational mission.
This document is a contribution to the school’s public commitment to the UN PRME (Principles of Responsible Management Education).

Download the Ethics Code


EDHEC’s purchasing policy, implemented in 2022 and updated in 2023, is part of an engaged and responsible approach geared to responding to the major issues of tomorrow. It reflects our desire to incorporate social, environmental and economic issues into the way we operate and thus to enhance the School’s current and future overall performance.

Download our purchasing policy