Strategy and governance

For more than a decade, the School has incorporated CSR across the board within its educational activities, an approach based on the Six International Principles for Responsible Management in Education (PRME) supported by the UN.

Contributing to the emergence of an enlightened society

The Global Compact

In 2005, the school signed and adopted the fundamental values and principles of the Global Compact in areas such as human rights, employment and environmental standards, or the fight against corruption.

The Green Plan: the backbone of the CSR strategy

The Green Plan (Le Plan Vert) is THE “Sustainable Development” benchmark for the French higher education sector, making it possible to assess the state of progress and relevance of the CSR initiatives implemented in higher education establishments. Recognised by the state, it comprises both a self-diagnosis guide, a management chart, a strategic guide and a basis for labelling, which was launched in 2014 by the CGE (Conférence des Grandes Écoles) and the CPU (Conférence des Présidents d’Université).

HESI: a key interface

Launched following the United Nations conference for sustainable development in 2012, HESI accounted for more than a third of the 700 voluntary commitments from Rio+20. Encouraged by the school
and supported by several UN bodies (UNESCO, PRME, UNDESA, UNEP, etc.), HESI marks a real turning point when it comes to recognising the intrinsic responsibility of higher education establishments.

It today operates as a key interface between the academic world and the UN agenda, which seeks to encourage, support and boost education in sustainable development in the higher education sector, the sciences and politics through four key themes:

  • The teaching of sustainable development in all subjects,
  • Research in the sustainable development field,
  • Local development initiatives and ecological activities on campuses,

Sharing information with international networks.

Sustainable development: international objectives

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) are the new international roadmap. Since their 2015 by the 193 UN member states, KEDGE has been working on their implementation and their alignment with the school’s strategy.


We will boost students’ capacities to become future sources of sustainable value for companies and society as a whole, and to work for an inclusive and sustainable global economy.

€ 106 M

This is the school’s budget in 2016/2017


Governing bodies


KPI objective for 2020

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