PWN Nice-Côte d'Azur - EDHEC partner event: Making an Impact: EDHEC & Sustainability

19 October 2019 EDHEC Business School






PWN Nice-Côte d'Azur is pleased to invite our members to the partner event:

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 Sustainability

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!


As PWN member you will get a special discount: 30€ instead of 39€ for the cocktail lunch.
Please contact PWN at to receive the discount code for registering.





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: Sustainable Lunch networking : Traditional dishes from Nice with food produced in the aerea and "Côtes de Provence wines"....!!!

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

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Learn more.

I accept cookies from this site