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SKEMA Transitions


SKEMA has created the "SKEMA Transitions" programme to accelerate the integration of the principles of sustainable development and responsible management into all of the school's activities. It also aims to train committed professionalscapable of being part of a dynamic of transformation.

The mission of SKEMA Transitions is to accelerate and intensify, in close partnership with all stakeholders, the integration of the principles of sustainable development and responsible management at SKEMA Business School and in all the activities of the school: at the level of governance, in our programmes, our research, the operation of our campuses and our partnerships.

Principles: the 3D Plan

SKEMA Business School's commitments and objectives in terms of environmental, social and societal transitions are detailed in a plan titled "3D". SKEMA Transitions is responsible for implementing and monitoring this plan. This plan is structured around three major dimensions — Diversity, Decarbonisation, and Digital (& Data) for Good — and is broken down into four areas of action: our training and education, our research, our community, and our campuses and ecosystems.

Each dimension of this plan is associated with commitments and objectives for 2024-2030.


Diversity is SKEMA's hallmark. It is what makes SKEMA different and is its main asset. Diversity concerns people and their situations: gender, culture and nationality, age, educational backgrounds, skills and expertise, and the graduates' careers in various industries and countries.

Our campuses, located in different geographical areas and natural environments, are the places where all the forms of diversity found at SKEMA meet and express themselves.

This diversity - or rather these diversities - contribute to forming our human, cultural and social capital, sources of inclusive wealth. It is up to us to protect it and mobilise it within a committed, well-functioning community.

  • OUR COMMITMENT: Respect, cultivate and mobilise our diversity to act responsibly.


    • Create a "Diversity and Inclusion" Chair (2024)
    • Create a Transition Act and ensure its implementation in 100% of programmes (2025).
    • Train 100% of students and employees in diversity management issues (2025).
    • Launch a success support centre (2025).
    • Ensure 50% of student associations have a mission with impact (2026).
    • Define a five-year environmental identity action plan for all campuses (2026).
    • More than 50% of publications related to the SDGs (2027).
    • Carry out 1,000 Move for Good projects on our campuses (2027).
    • Ensure 10M in financial aid is received by our students (2027).​


International mobility is at the heart of SKEMA's model. It gives students an unparalleled personal experience of the world's diversity. It raises their social and environmental awareness. We are not giving up on international mobility, instead, we are committing to our low-carbon trajectory, marked by the gross and net reduction of greenhouse gas emissions throughout its value chain.  

  • OUR COMMITMENT: Lightening our footprint and implementing our low-carbon transition.

    • Implement a responsible travel policy for staff and students (2024).
    • Creation of a "New Mobilities" Chair (2025).
    • Creation of a Transition Act and implementation by 100% of Programmes (2025).
    • Train 100% of students and staff in low-carbon transition issues (2025).
    • Ensure 50% of student associations have an impact mission (2026).
    • At least 50% of employees involved in actions or projects dedicated to the low-carbon transition (2026).
    • 15% reduction (or 1800 TEqCO2) in carbon footprint compared with 2022 (2026).
    • More than 50% of publications related to the SDGs (2027).
    • 50m investment in campuses, with a target of 30% carbon reduction and 40% energy reduction compared with 2019 (2030).

​Digital (& Data) for Good​

Digital technologies, particularly artificial intelligence, are taking over and transforming virtually every economic sector. These technologies are ambivalent: they have the potential to help humankind achieve the SDGs, while at the same time carrying socio-environmental risks. SKEMA is committed to reconciling the digital transition and the (socio)-ecological transition by giving digital technology its rightful place as a facilitator and accelerator of Transitions.

  • OUR COMMITMENT: To develop a culture of digital responsibility, linked to sustainable development

    • Creation of a "Generative AI for Good" Chair (2024).
    • Signature of the Responsible Digital Charter & 50% reduction in the volume of data stored on SKEMA servers (2024).
    • Creation of a Transition Act and implementation by 100% of Programmes (2025).
    • Train 100% of employees in digital responsibility and AI (2025).
    • Creation of an acceleration programme "AI for Accelerating Impact" for impact startups supported by SKEMA Entrepreneurs (2025).
    • Ensure 50% of student associations have an impact mission (2026).
    • More than 50% of publications related to the SDGs (2027).



The Advisory Committee

The SKEMA Transitions Advisory Committee has three main objectives:

  1. To help SKEMA identify the skills required by our graduates to face transitions and their challenges.
  2. To guide SKEMA in the implementation of its research and societal impact policy and the deployment of sustainable development and responsible management issues in teaching and learning.
  3. To question the orientations and projects of SKEMA Transitions.

It will also ensure that the members:

  • Are recognised academic experts in sustainability holding teaching and research positions in international institutions.
  • Hold management positions related to sustainability and corporate social responsibility, business development, human resources, and talent development for international companies.


The Sustainability Committee​

The SKEMA Transitions Sustainability Committee meets four times a year and brings together all internal stakeholders, students, and staff to monitor progress in implementing SKEMA's SD&RS policy and to propose and prioritise projects.  Committee members report back to the community. 

Transitions Teams

At the operational level, SKEMA Transitions sets up and coordinates collaborative, multi-campus working groups, called Transitions Teams, in accordance with the proposals selected and reviewed by the Sustainability Commitee ​.  Leaders and members of the Transitions Teams are students, staff, and faculty.

The Accreditation, Quality & CSR department

SKEMA Transitions is placed under the responsibility of the Accreditation, Quality and CSR Department - a member of the Executive Committee. Bringing together Sustainable Development and Quality makes sense, given the transversal and systemic dimension of socio-ecological transitions, and ensures that the interests of all internal and external stakeholders are considered in relation to SKEMA's strategy. The fundamental principle of continuous improvement adds a valuable temporal dimension to the management of transitions and the pursuit of societal objectives.


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