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Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2024: EDHEC among the top 300 institutions worldwide for its "climate" actions

Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2024 ranks EDHEC among the world's top 300 institutions for its "climate" actions and measures taken to reduce inequalities. EDHEC is also in the world's top 2% for its actions in favour of the development of decent work and economic growth. The British newspaper * has thus given EDHEC international recognition for its commitment to sustainable development (MDGs). The positive momentum generated by the Impact Future Generations plan will be accelerated by the GENERATIONS 2050 strategic plan, unveiled on 13 June. 

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18 Jun 2024
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International recognition 

EDHEC has particularly distinguished itself in three of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the ranking.

It ranks in the top 2% worldwide for its actions in favour of 'Decent Work and Economic Growth' (SDG 8). This criterion values the implementation of practices that promote the employability of its students and graduates and their transition to the job market (internships, career support, professional projects, partnerships with companies, etc.). It highlights the value of EDHEC's career support for students and alumni. This criterion also highlights the quality of the working conditions offered to employees (long-term contracts, EDHEC ethics charter, gender equality index, etc.). It highlights EDHEC's ability to create an environment conducive to economic growth and the personal development of its students and staff.

EDHEC is also one of the top 300 institutions for MDG 10 "Reduce inequality". THE highlights in particular the school's efforts to welcome students from developing countries, the consideration given to disability in accommodation, measures to combat discrimination and to promote diversity and equal opportunities. EDHEC has introduced a non-discrimination charter, grants scholarships for women to encourage their access to specific training, fights against sexist and sexual violence and sets up support programmes to promote diversity and inclusion.          

EDHEC is one of the world's top 300 institutions for ODD 13 "Climate". THE recognises the quality of the research produced on climate finance by EDHEC professors and researchers, which contributes to understanding climate issues and the transition to a more sustainable economy. EDHEC devotes an annual budget of €20m to research into green finance, conducted by the EDHEC Climate Impact Institute. EDHEC is going to increase its efforts tenfold. As part of the GENERATIONS 2050 plan, EDHEC plans to allocate a budget of €41m to the development of climate finance projects. It has set up the Climate Finance School to put its research expertise in climate finance at the service of its degree courses, as well as the community of economic decision-makers, by supporting public and private players (institutions and financial departments).

Finally, THE underlines EDHEC's commitment to raising awareness and training students in the challenges of sustainable development through specialised courses and programmes (Sustainable Impact Projects, Msc in Global & Sustainable Business, MSc in Climate Change & Sustainable Finance, the courses 'Planetary Limits and Sustainable Economic Models', 'Science and Economics of Climate Change', 'Behavorial Finance for Sustainability', 'Socially Responsible Investing', etc.). These initiatives earned the school top marks (100 points) for its educational work on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. This criterion also recognises the school's commitment to actively reducing its carbon footprint. On its campuses, EDHEC favours the use of renewable energies and implements environmentally friendly practices. These commitments have earned EDHEC the DD&RS label. EDHEC is also a signatory of the Grenoble Accords.

This ranking, which measures the impact of universities on society beyond the traditional criteria of research and teaching, offers worldwide recognition of EDHEC's positive impact on the world. These commitments will continue to materialise through the GENERATIONS 2050 plan, a key date for achieving the sustainable development goals for humanity.

 

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* Every year, the Times Higher Education Impact Ranking evaluates universities worldwide to measure their performance in three main areas: research, impact and teaching. The ranking uses 18 performance indicators covering aspects such as the learning environment, the research environment, research quality, knowledge transfer and international openness.

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