Professor at HEC Lausanne (UNIL) and Director of the HEC Research Center for Grand Challenges, Patrick Haack has just been recognized for his commitment to sustainability topics at HEC Lausanne, by PRME (The Principles for Responsible Management Education). This United Nations initiative, to which our Faculty has recently been affiliated, aims to promote training, research and practices focused on social and environmental responsibility within schools of business and economics.
We are proud and delighted to announce that Prof. Patrick Haack is one of the top 10 finalists for the 2023 PRME Faculty Recognition Award for Excellence in the Sustainable Development Goals, out of a total of 43 applicants and/or project groups.
Deeply involved in sustainability topics as a researcher and teacher at HEC Lausanne, Prof. Patrick Haack plays a central role in the implementation of our sustainability and diversity strategy. Last March saw the launch of the HEC Research Center for Grand Challenges, our new center of research and expertise for tackling the major challenges facing our society (see article).
"This award recognizes Patrick's exemplary performance in implementing sustainable development practices and responsible management training at HEC Lausanne. He embodies the principles and values of our Faculty, and is an inspiring role model," comments Marianne Schmid Mast, Dean and Professor at HEC Lausanne.
Over the past two years, Prof. Haack has published several high-impact articles in leading journals on sustainability, corporate social responsibility and inequality. Every spring semester, Prof. Haack teaches the Grand Challenges Strategy Project, a Master's course he developed in collaboration with partners from multinationals and start-ups.
“The nomination reflects the collective effort of many of our colleagues, first and foremost of the manager of the RCGC, Dr. Ines Burrus, the Center’s Governance Committee, our researchers involved in the Center and the team who runs our blog.” thanks Patrick Haack.