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The 1st
Sustainability Label for Higher Education Program Content

"There is widespread agreement that business schools should do more to provide research and teaching for the next generation of students with greater focus on sustainability, ethics and social purpose."
Andrew Jack, Global Education Editor, Financial Times
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Social purpose: how business schools around the world measure up"

La Belle EDuC recognizes and rewards the effective integration of sustainability in students’ everyday learning experience.

The EDuC Label

Certification is key for sharing values and ethics with stakeholders. La Belle EDuC supports higher education programs with a sustainability label to recognize and reward a commitment to sustainability teaching and guidance.

Program Leaders

Diagnose the strength of a program in terms of sustainability integration in the student experience.

Faculty

Highlight the effectiveness of teaching material and learning experiences in guiding students on sustainability.

School Administrators

Track data and communicate progress in sustainability teaching and student experience across programs.

Students

Compare programs of all types around the world based on sustainability integration inside and outside the classroom.

About La Belle EDuC

Co-Founders

Carina Hopper

Carina Hopper is a sustainability lecturer teaching at the master’s level at ESSEC Business School, SKEMA Business School and ESMOD Fashion Business School, among others. She is also active in the start-up community, advising and collaborating with tech and social start-ups across Europe. She holds an MBA from ESSEC Business School and a certificate in Business Sustainability Management from the University of Cambridge.

Johanna Wagner

Johanna Wagner is a consultant and university lecturer with a background in asset management and hotel operations. She is passionate about people, sustainability and innovation, which has led her to teach in leading hospitality master’s programs in Europe including IMHI/ESSEC and ESG Business School. She holds an MBA from IMHI/ESSEC and a certificate in Sustainability Reporting & CSR Strategy from ESSEC/Deloitte.

With the Support of AFNOR

The Leading Certification Body in France

AFNOR is the French national organization for standardization and the representative member of ISO in France. For nearly 30 years, AFNOR Group has helped organizations improve their competitiveness and have their good practices endorsed by quality marks recognized by professionals.

Delivering widely known trusted brands such as NF, AFAQ and the EU Ecolabel, AFNOR Certification offers businesses and professionals quality symbols that raise their recognition.

As a developer of standards-based reference systems and a label creator and operator, AFNOR Certification helps private and public players define the process best suited to their strategies, across multiple sites on a national and international scale.

Olivier Graffin, AFNOR Expert Dedicated to the EDuC Label

Olivier Graffin is Sustainability Coordinator of the AFNOR Group. He has 10 years of experience as a consultant and instructor at AFNOR Compétences and has carried out numerous projects in support of corporate CSR strategies. Notably, he has led collective operations contributing to the deployment of SD 21000 guidelines and ISO 26000 in more than 200 companies. He is a member of the RS&DD / ISO 26000 standardization committee and carries out evaluation missions for AFNOR Certification’s Label Engagé RSE. He is also co-author of ISO 26000 Responsabilité Sociétale : Comprendre, déployer, évaluer (AFNOR, 2010) and contributor to the Manuel de gestion du développement durable en entreprise : une approche progressive (FIDES, 2012, J. Cadieux and M. Dion, Université de Sherbrooke, Quebec).

Working Group

Bringing together diverse stakeholder perspectives, La Belle EDuC is honored to have the invaluable support of a distinguished Working Group dedicated to ensuring the successful development of the EDuC Label framework.

Dr. Willy Legrand

Textbook Author, Course Developer and Professor, IUBH University of Applied Sciences

Aude Serrano

Leading Expert in Curricular Innovation for Environmental and Social Impact

Sennait Ghebreab

Fashion Business Program Leader and Lecturer, Istituto Marangoni School of Fashion London 

Yannig Raffenel

Leading Expert in EdTech, Digital and Social Learning, and Blended Learning Device Engineering

Quentin Ssossé

2020 Graduate of HEC and Ecole Polytechnique Specialized in Innovation Management