ESSEC Business School launched the first international chair dedicated to the circular economy, the ‘Global Circular Economy Chair’.
Through this chair, 120 future leaders of tomorrow’s economy will be trained by 2025. It relies on a multisectoral alliance of three global industry players, L’Oréal, the world’s largest cosmetics company, EssilorLuxottica, the multinational eyewear giant, and Bouygues, an influential construction company.
Dedicated to students of the ESSEC Master in Management program, the first promotion of the chair should graduate in September 2022.
With increasing pressure on raw materials, tougher industry regulations and changing consumer behavior, companies are looking to significantly rethink their business models. Circular economy provides a clear and sustainable solution that can reduce global CO2 45% emissions.
The Chair aims to train future Chief Circular Economy Officers capable of creating and leading global circular economy strategies within all types of sectors and organizations. The Chair will contribute to the emergence of an open and international ecosystem of companies, start-ups, think tanks, academic institutions and government bodies that will contribute to the public debate for the introduction of future regulations in Europe. And in the world.
The project was initiated and launched by Pierre-Emmanuel Saint-Esprit, Executive Director of the Chair, President of the Club of Alumni Entrepreneurs of ESSEC and co-founder of ZACK, a start-up specializing in the circular economy, which has was appointed the expert partner for the chair.
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