Executive Short Program

Inclusive Business and Social Innovation



Develop win-win strategies for business and society

How can your organization develop innovative business models that make goods and services more affordable for people throughout the world? What are the key success factors and obstacles to effectively implementing inclusive business projects?


These are just some of the issues we address during the program. Our goal is to help you acquire the skills and knowledge to integrate social and environmental issues into your core managerial responsibilities.




By simply capitalizing on core strengths and knowledge, companies and entrepreneurs can engage in an emerging business model that will enable them to create - and demonstrate - real, sustainable social impact in society."

– Muhammad Yunus



Build skills and knowledge on how to align social and environmental issues with corporate strategy


Understand the ecosystem of an inclusive business and possible alliances inside and outside of your organization


Work on your own business project(s) through individual coaching with experts and discussion with peers



The program will enable you to:

Gain a unique interdisciplinary perspective on how to align social and environmental issues with corporate strategy

Acquire a pragmatic approach to inclusiveness

Develop the know-how to accelerate innovative business initiatives in your organization

Academic Director(s)

Frederic DALSACE

Associate Professor, HEC Paris

Discover the program outline

Discover the program outline

Program Content

Consists of 3 topics

Topic 1

Inclusive business models

Shared value creation models, innovation in business models, marketing and distribution strategies for the Base of the Pyramid, scaling-up inclusive business.

Topic 2

The ecosystem of inclusive business projects

Key players for inclusive business, social entrepreneurship insights for inclusive business, financing models for inclusive business.

Topic 3

Leading change

Managing change and fostering intrapreneurial skills, aligning your organization behind your goals, crafting strong coalitions for change.



The program is endorsed by the Chair in Social Business, Enterprise and Poverty which is run in partnership with Danone, Schneider Electric, and Renault.


Danone       Schneider Electric       Renault


In partnership with:

Hystra   Ashoka




Join the Global Network for Advanced Management

This program is eligible to the Global Network for Advanced Management (GNAM) Certificate of Excellence in Global Business, which allows Executives to choose from over 120 courses offered by 19 member schools and representing a total of 15 training days. For more information and a full list of eligible programs, click here.



Customize your learning journey

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  • hec paris executive education certificate

2 years

Obtain an HEC Paris certificate
You can personalize your study path according to your own needs and resources. You will be awarded an HEC Paris Executive Education certificate after a total of 10 days of training. This can be spread out over 3 intensive programs during a 2-year period. You can also join the HEC Executive Community.

Find out more from the brochure

The program is aimed at:
Senior managers in private corporations, Company owners, Social entrepreneurs, Leaders of NGOs
Managers in charge of implementing inclusive business initiatives in their organization

Training costs

3980 € excl. VAT

Next session

  • Intake France

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Find out more about possible funding options for the program you have chosen.

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For further information, please contact :

Aurélie Lever

Program Advisor

More than just a pretty place

HEC Paris Le Château is more than a neoclassical landmark. It is the perfect place in which to take a step back and improve yourself with concrete training which you will put into application as soon as you return to your company.









We deliver our short programs when and where you choose

With our in-house short program offer you can train your teams whenever and wherever suits you best.

Contact us at inter-privileges@hec.fr, and we will arrange for the academic team to come to the location of your choice and deliver the same content that is taught on campus.


Company package

A preferential rate applies for companies wishing to train several employees with this program.


Register for the program

Fill in the form to check your eligibility and start the registration process.

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