The integration of ecological and social challenges in research with the aim of effectively moving business and society, which was identified through a materiality assessment conducted alongside its stakeholders, is defined as one of the 5 CSR Priorities of Audencia.Research will be financed through the Audencia Foundation, who has placed these themes in the heart of its fundraising campaign.
To integrate the challenges of ecological and social transition in Research, Audencia has developed 2 complementary approaches. On the one hand, research in these themes is developed in a multi-disciplinary approach to deal with the complexity of issues and propose global solutions. On the other hand, faculty receive training and attend research seminars enabling them to integrate the challenges of ecological and social transition in a transversal manner. To further encourage this dynamic, a higher bonus is given to faculty publishing research contributing to the acceleration of the ecological and social transition.
Illustration of Objectives:
|By 2025, collect 14 million euros to finance research in ecological and social transition|
|By 2025, 40% of scientific publications will tackle issues related to the ecological and social transition|
|By 2025, 30% of scientific publications will be interdisciplinary|
5 elements characterize our approach:
Audencia’s research themes explore many fields directly or indirectly related to CSR, sustainable development, and business ethics. Each in their own way contributes to developments and reflections on the relationship between business and society.
Research aim to respond to three major challenges:
Apart from having the Organization studies and Ethics department which is home to our experts in the field of sustainability, CSR, and Ethics. Audencia also is home to the research group CARES, which organizes interdepartmental seminars and research writing retreats open to all faculty and doctoral students on topics related to CSR and sustainability.