Act for the Planet





Climate change and biodiversity loss are two major ecological issues. They are due to our production and consumption practices, which threaten the ecosystem processes.

KEDGE is addressing these issues and dedicates an important part of its agenda to the control of its environmental footprint (carbon, biodiversity and waste).

Although the training of positive changemakers remains its primary area of influence, KEDGE also makes it a priority to be exemplary in its practices. That influences its campuses, all its activities as well as its territories. The aim is to guide and transform attitudes and practices. To achieve this, KEDGE has made three commitments, which are outlined in the following action plans.

Our commitments

Contribute to global carbon neutrality by

  • Improve the energy efficiency of our buildings 
  • Compensate for the unavoidable carbon footprint of our buildings

Reduce the carbon and waste footprints of our activities (scope 3)

  • Control the carbon impact of all its activities (mobility and digital)
  • Reduce the volume of waste on its campuses and ensure its recycling

Have a positive environmental impact on our ecosystems

  • Make responsible purchasing as a standard
  • Have a positive environmental impact on its ecosystems  

* KEDGE assesses and monitors the carbon footprint of all its activities. This includes both direct and indirect emissions: scopes 1 and 2 (Buildings and Energy) and 3 (upstream and downstream operations). Therefore, KEDGE clearly stands out from its competitors, particularly international ones, as they mainly focus on scopes 1 and 2, which account for 15% of the CO2 emissions of the higher education sector. 

Key actions in 2021

  • A carbon certificate for our students. The 3rd year students of the KEDGE Wine & Sustainability Bachelor programme obtained their carbon certificate at the end of the CSR & Sustainability course, which was delivered by the Institut Formation Carbone, in partnership with KEDGE. This certification process is part of our ambitious plan to reduce the carbon footprint of KEDGE Wine School.
  • 2400 Future Managers Instructed in Biodiversity
  • Digital responsibility. KEDGE Business School focused its June's strategy on "Digital Responsibility" and its commitments on this issue. A number of measures were taken, such as informational and awareness-raising campaigns, as well as the best practices to limit the environmental impact of digital technology. The school is one of the 4 leading higher education institutions, involved in the " Digital Responsibility" project.
  • Say no to goodies, donate instead. This year, KEDGE decided not to offer "goodies" to eligible candidates present at the oral exams. Instead, the amount usually allocated for this purpose, i.e. €20,000, was donated to Pure Ocean organisation.  The objective was to support applied research projects, advance scientific knowledge of the oceans and preserve the biodiversity of the world's oceans.
  • Green Nudges on Kedge Campus

Key figures in 2021

  • 100% green electricity on our Bordeaux and Marseille campuses 
  • 75 to 90% of waste recycled and reused by the school 
  • 18 KTeqCO2 (scope 3), of which 2.2KT related to buildings and energy (scopes 1 and 2) 
  • 5,000 m² of biodiversity restored and secured until 2050