Groupe ESC Toulouse (Toulouse Business School)
Description/achievement of initiative

Groupe ESC Toulouse (Toulouse Business School) attaches the highest importance to the individual and collective involvement of its students. That's why each first year student of the Master in Management Program must carry out a civil duty or 50 hours in solidarity, made available to associations.

A student association has been created in 2006: the B3D Bureau du Développement Durable (= Sustainable development office). With the support of Groupe ESC Toulouse institution, the B3D organises each year Les Assises nationales étudiantes du développement durable, a national student sustainable development event.

Moreover, all the students are more and more sensitized to BiS and CR matters through academic discipline teaching and conferences.

Several professors of the Groupe ESC Toulouse have published their work on these matters and especially on Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development.

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Implementation methodologies

Our institution is trying to improve integration of CSR in its own strategy and in education, teaching and research. Social responsibility of a faculty, for us refers to the necessity to train responsible managers in order to integrate social and environmental considerations into their decision-making and to help them to face dilemma. It deals with increasing students' understanding of environmental and social issues and to help them to face companies' economic challenges by developing innovations and new opportunities.

It includes:
- The faculty's commitments
-education and teaching
- students' enrolments in social and environmental projects
- relationships with business practitioners and stakeholders
- internal social and environmental policy of the university


Groupe ESC Toulouse (Toulouse Business School)
Deliverable Date
Les Assises nationales étudiantes du développement durable, a national student sustainable development event 2015
Resources devoted to implementation
Type Details
Staff / Technical expertise Expertise of students and staff concerning sustainable development

Action Network
  • Higher Education Sustainability Initiative
Hervé Passeron, Directeur,

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