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Remaining faithful to its pioneering anti-discrimination policy, PSB Paris School of Business is increasingly incorporating social, human and environmental concerns into its teaching content, research and associative activities.

Social Commitment

In september 2019, we created a new chair regarding the healthy sector: the chair "Living Health". The improvement of the healthcare system for a sustainable health is a major concern. The related discourses in media mainly focus on illnesses and their manifestations, their treatment and the scientific and medical advances, and their economic consequences for health facilities, healthcare professionals and the authorities.
The human dimension related to the patient support and care remains secondary and under-exploited. However, the way patients experience the multiple interactions with healthcare professionals along the healthcare pathway may have consequences on their health, well-being and quality of life. And when they are really optimized and efficient, these interactions can stand for real opportunities for value creation for the different actors, opportunities for growth and resilience.

Partnerships

Institutional partnership: more than 20 active partners (UNICEF, Enactus, Trophées Solidaires, EFS, Téléthon, Companieros, etc.).

Associative Activities

All of the School's associations are impacted by the sustainable development actions and have signed an environmental responsibility charter, in particular the "GduCoeur" association which involves more than 200 students each year.

Our student ambassador for the sustainable development with impact campus

Since September 2017, we have a student ambassador who for a year, has the mission to promote citizen engagement for ecology. We have a student ambassador who is student in a second year and who belongs to the humanitarian association within he has responsibilities. The aim is to make students want to engage in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The Student Ambassador animates the campus and promotes student engagement in ecology. He creates a bond with other students by being a direct interlocutor on a daily basis. Our ambassador is in civic service with the association, which allows him a valorization of his implication and an official recognition. The student ambassador organizes regular and attractive actions around three major missions: communicating on citizen engagement (on campus, social networks, ...) to encourage commitment, valuing the Sulitest: communicate on the test, answer students' questions, promote the societal commitments of the school. To accomplish his mission, he uses quizzes and play games (kahoot), positive magazines, inspirational initiatives, committed events (debates for example), concrete daily actions, ...

To be able to interest other students on sustainable development issues, the student also uses Snapchat and Instagram accounts.

Toward a generalized evaluation of sustainable development culture and major societal issues by introducing The SuliTest

In 2015, 193 countries agreed on 14 global goals to end poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and solve the issue of climate change. These 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a roadmap for states, NGOs, companies, as well as higher education so as to start a systemic transition. Impact Campus was created to respond to that UN call and bring an innovative solution for the challenges of higher education. Therefore, Impact Campus supports higher education institutions by helping them create engaging training programs that allow students to:

  • Develop a critical sense and an analytic focus on the challenges of globalisation and the ecological transition.
  • Develop professional skills and think like actors of change.

This training program is in preparation for the SuliTest « Sustainability Literacy Test » that is already in place in many universities throughout the world.

The SuliTest consists of questions about sustainable development, the SDGs, and the challenges of the XXIe century. This test has two goals: having the students realise what is at stake when it comes to SDGs and then evaluating their knowledge on the subject.

The international questions are validated by ONU’s entities and several French partners oversee questions specific to France. In France, the Sulitest is officially promoted by the Conférence des Grandes Ecoles and is offered in select higher education institutions. However, no preparatory formation for the test currently exists. Impact Campus is here to fill that void.

Pedagogical Goals

THE PEDAGOGICAL CONSTRUCTION OF THE PROGRAM IS DIVIDED A IN THREE COMPLEMENTARY DIMENSIONS

  • Knowledge: contents provided by teachers and experts
  • Reflexivity: critical reflection and analysis
  • Commitment: help students to become actors of change

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals cover the challenges of sustainable development, mainly ecology and solidarity. These themes are the framework of our course.

The Chair Living Health

The improvement of the healthcare system for a sustainable health is a major concern. The related discourses in media mainly focus on illnesses and their manifestations, their treatment and the scientific and medical advances, and their economic consequences for health facilities, healthcare professionals and the authorities. The human dimension related to the patient support and care remains secondary and under-exploited. However, the way patients experience the multiple interactions with healthcare professionals along the healthcare pathway may have consequences on their health, well-being and quality of life. And when they are really optimized and efficient, these interactions can stand for real opportunities for value creation for the different actors, opportunities for growth and resilience.

In this context, the chair Living Health - Care, Cure, Connect – of PSB Paris School of Business focuses on the understanding and the optimization of the patient experience, by adopting a global approach of the experience, that is organized around three key factors of success: the human dimension – Care, the professional expertise – Cure, and the optimal use of data and numeric tools – Connect.

Partnership with Rafaël Institute and Associaton APESA France

Created by Dr. Alain Toledano, the Rafaël Institute suggests to cancer patients and cancer survivors medical and paramedical personalized programs in order to help them to better manage the cancer-related trauma and to enhance their well-being. This partnership leads to different projects conducted by the team of the chair that enable to focus on cancer as a specific application area of patient experience. The studies enable to assess the existing programs, to suggest innovate ones and activities and to contribute to the training programs created by the Rafaël Institute.

The association APESA France (Psychological Help for Entrepreneurs in Intense Suffering) is a partner of the chair Living Health.
This association implements activities for prevention, information, and communication related to the promotion of mental health and the prevention of suicide, in order to improve the support for suffering entrepreneurs and their relatives. Studies conducted by the chair are oriented toward the assessment and the improvement of the programs.

 

 

The School's policy on social openness and diversity

The School's social policy and links with the local community are based on informing the School's students and staff of the need to combat social discrimination, and also on implementing an active policy to promote social openn.

  • Ethnic or religious origins, especially in partnership with SOS Racisme and UEJF
  • Social inequalities, with UNICEF, Passeport Avenir, FACE, etc.
  • Gender inequalities
  • North / South inequalities

Furthermore, the School has stepped up its commitment as a social stakeholder by conducting an active policy targeting different high schools within high-priority education networks and increasing its social openness by offering merit-based scholarships, exemptions from certain fees and additional fundraising appeals.

Establishment of a free five-year syllabus through Bachelor-level scholarships and the opportunity to follow the Master-level syllabus in a work-study program with FormaPoste.

We are planning to establish a "Cordée de la Réussite" program (promoting access to higher education for young people from all backgrounds) with Passeport Avenir to improve the organization of the School's social openness measures.

Social openness and diversity events and awareness-raising activities

Numerous events and actions organized by PSB Paris School of Business seek to arouse the students' interest in different issues relating to diversity and anti-discrimination activities, such as the organization of conferences on disability, professional gender equality, social diversity, and the establishment of projects is association with major firms, such as "HandiCafé" to facilitate contact between students with disabilities and recruiters. Many examples are presented in detail in the School's Civic Commitments between 2014 and 2016.

These actions will be further developed in the years to come, thanks to the creation of a student association – "Olympe" – which is dedicated to issues involved in the fight against discriminations. This particular issue is also included in the courses, and especially in the Human Resource Management program.

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