Strategy and governance

KEDGE is constantly aiming to achieve excellence and consistency in its actions. Being a key player in the emergence of an enlightened society requires a clear vision, a shared approach, resources and skills, performance indicators as well as a plan of action.

Since 2007, KEDGE has developed and deployed its sustainable strategic plan around 5 key elements: strategy & governance, teaching and training, research, environmental management, inclusiveness & social policy.


The dynamism of the KEDGE community and the diversity of projects have made the school a historical player in sustainable development and CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) in the academic environment. It has, in turn, also made more complicated the communication and the promotion of its commitments covering a multitude of topics.

As a result, KEDGE has grouped all its initiatives to communicate on its actions: KEDGE IMPAKT.

The school is also restructuring and expanding its network of referents, which is becoming a laboratory incubating pilot projects that it helps to grow.

The Impaktors is a network of 150 collaborators, professors and students, each working in their own field of expertise to achieve these ambitious objectives.

Around 100 should become ambassadors of the ‘Climate Fresco’ for the students starting in September 2021. ‘Climate Fresco’ or the ‘Fresque du climat’ is an association that organises fun, participative and creative workshops on climate change.

Specific internal structures, central to the organisation of KEDGE are already in place such as the HandiKap network, the Wellness system and the ‘reporting’ cell created in 2018 dedicated to situations of harassment, sexual assaults, sexist and homophobic issues.


If the school has become a recognised player for its actions, it is also recognised for its contribution to the modelling of the social responsibility of higher education establishments within the UN bodies.

Developed, supported and incubated by our school, the Sustainability Literacy test (Sulitest) was created to help higher education institutions, businesses and organisations to structure and evaluate their approach to sustainability.

The school has made the Sulitest a required part of its student’s journey. It is a training and assessment tool to evaluate the student’s knowledge on sustainability. More than 5,000 Kedge students take the test every year at the beginning of the school year.

The school is also a key player for its engagement in education for sustainable development and contributes with its knowledge in supporting other big organisations:

The Global Compact

The school has signed and adopted since 2005, the fundamental values and principles of the United Nations Global Compact in areas such as human rights, employment standards, environment and the fight against corruption.


The Green Plan: the backbone of the CSR strategy

The Green Plan is the benchmark for the Sustainable Development in French higher education.

It is a tool for assessing the progress and relevance of the sustainable development actions carries out at the institution. It includes a self-diagnosis, a scorecard, a strategy guide and a basis for certification.

Since 2014, it serves as the basis for the DD&RS label obtained by KEDGE in 2019.


HESI: a key interface

Encouraged by the school and supported by several UN agency members (UNESCO, PRME, UNDESA, UNEP, etc.) during the Rio+20, HESI aims to provide an interface between higher education and the UN agenda. It seeks to encourage the education in sustainable development in higher education.


Sustainable development: international objectives

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) are the international roadmap. Since their adoption in 2015 by the 193 UN member states of the United Nations, KEDGE has been working on their implementation and coherence in the school strategy.



For over 10 years now, the School has been following the progress made in the implementation of its sustainable strategy in line with the six principles for a responsible educational management supported by the United Nations (PRME).


of incubated projects are focused around Sustainable Development and Corporate Social Responsibility (25/87 projects)


collaborators volunteer in one of our support programmes (Wellness: 19, Reporting: 11, Handikap: 40)


dedicated to the SD & CSR strategy annually

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