ESCP Europe's Conference on Sustainable Innovation
On January 9th and 10th, the 3rd conference on Sustainable Innovation took place at ESCP Europe in Berlin as part of the Master in Management students’ Career Week. During two days, students discussed sustainability in the economy with important players from established companies, start-ups, politics and non-governmental organizations and developed their own ideas for a more sustainable world. The framework of the Conference was formed by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations.
This year, 70 experts from i.e. Allianz, Volkswagen, the Berliner Verkehrsgesellschaft, BioCompany, Fairventures Worldwide and fashion revolution provided best-practice examples from the business world. The 300 participants then developed ideas and projects in workshops, some of which can make the leap into practice. The example of Andrea Bragagna shows how fruitful the dialogue and collaborative work are during our conferences. Last year the Italian business student participated in the ESCP Europe Sustainability Conference. This year, Andrea conducted his own workshop on "Sustainability in Mass Events". His goal: to develop impulses for a circular waste management system during big events.
In addition to the topic of waste prevention, the students also worked on food waste, sustainable financing models, smart living or the design of cities.
Sustainability, a cross-cutting theme that runs through all sectors of the economy has become one of the main focus areas of the Berlin campus. For more information on the Conference, contact Michaela Wieandt (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Students working as consultants on real-life business challenges
On January 15th student consultants of ESCP Europe Berlin present what they have achieved so far in the current round of the Company Consultancy Projects (CCP). During the CCPs, groups of 4 to 5 postgraduate Sales and Sustainability Master students work on real-life business challenges defined by companies and organisations. This semester, students work on projects ranging from business modelling for new and established companies to challenges of New Work and digital transformation.
If you would like to have a group of MBA students work on solutions for your challenge, send us your project brief for the CCP summer round starting in April 2019. Submission round officially starts on 1 March 2019, but for you it starts now! We love to work with our alumni, that’s why we don’t just give you a heads up, you will also benefit from a discount on the full price.