La Chaire renforce son offre d’enseignements sur la philanthropie et des thématiques connexes au sein de HEC-Ulg et d’autres Facultés de l’Université de Liège.

Sont désormais accessibles aux étudiants les cours suivants :

Philanthropie: théories et pratiques

La philanthropie désigne les initiatives privées visant le bien public et emprunte des formes très variées. Si sa pratique est restée plutôt confidentielle et peu étudiée jusqu’au début des années 2000 en Europe, elle bénéficie aujourd’hui d’un regain d’intérêt tant dans le champ professionnel que dans le champ académique. Le champ philanthropique européen voit continuellement apparaître de nouveaux acteurs et de nouvelles pratiques, qui s’adressent à un public de bénéficiaires allant en s’élargissant, dans un contexte de raréfaction des ressources publiques allouées à la prise en charge de missions sociales, culturelles ou environnementales.

Ce cours a pour objectif d’offrir aux étudiants une connaissance des pratiques et des acteurs philanthropiques belges et européens, et de leur spécificité par rapport à la philanthropie anglo-saxonne.

  • Auditoire : Cours 5 ECTS à vocation inter-facultaire, offert dans le cadre de divers Masters proposés au sein de l’Université de Liège (Master en management des entreprises sociales à HEC-ULg), Master en population et développement à l’Institut des Sciences Humaines et Sociales), Master en Muséologie, Master en Communication multilingue. Ce cours est ouvert aux élèves libres. Détail des séances en 2016-2017.

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Impact Investing

Impact investing is part of the « new philanthropy » trend, also labeled as « venture philanthropy » and displays a broad spectrum of investment practices, depending on the expected impacts and return, and on the types and needs of potential investee organizations. It has become a hot topic in the social enterprise field, as it is now considered as an appropriate lever to foster and scale up organizations targeting a social aim. Its popularity is also linked to the potential for impact investing to cause a paradigm shift in philanthropic action: targeting investment capital as a complementary resource for achieving the social and environmental changes typically pursued by philanthropic organizations.

The course will present the impact investing practices, and locate these new investment tools in the broader context of the transformation of philanthropic action, and of the growth of the social entrepreneurship field. We will also focus on one of the main features and challenges for impact investing: the social impact measurement. We will discuss assumptions underlying impact measurement, analyze and compare social impact measurement tools, and design customized social impact analysis grids for local social entrepreneurship projects.

  • Audience : 5 ECTS course taught to M1 students in Master in management with professional focus on Social Enterprises Management at HEC-ULg). Open to exchange and Erasmus students.

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Business Ethics and CSR

Each day, news spotlight unethical behaviours in organisations. Beyond undemanding condemnations of the numerous unethical practices in any industry, we must admit that ethical decision making processes have become very complex in the 2.0 global business world. Every decision we will make in the course of our professional life may potentially affect the life of many other individuals, as the latter’s decisions and behaviours may also impact strongly our lives, our communities, and our environment. It is thus crucial for each decision-maker to understand this complexity, to grasp the role he/she is playing in this global world, and to improve his/her ability to make ethical decisions.

The purpose of this course is to allow students to enhance this ability by providing them with a pragmatic framework that they can use to identify, analyse, and resolve ethical issues in business decision making. Students will also learn how to deal with conflicts between their personal values and those of the organisation. They will finally consider the specific ethical issues they may be confronted with when interacting with the various stakeholders of the corporation.

  • Audience : 5 ECTS course taught to M1 students in Master in Business Engineering at HEC-ULg. Open to exchange and Erasmus students.

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Business Ethics

Each day, news spotlight unethical behaviors in organizations. Beyond undemanding condemnations of the numerous unethical practices in any industry, we must admit that ethical decision making processes have become very complex in the 2.0 global business world. Every decision we will make in the course of our professional life may potentially affect the life of many other individuals, as the latter’s decisions and behaviors may also impact strongly our lives, our communities, and our environment. It is thus crucial for each decision-maker to understand this complexity, to grasp the role he/she is playing in this global world, and to improve his/her ability to make ethical decisions.

The purpose of this course is to allow students to enhance this ability by providing them with a pragmatic framework that they can use to identify, analyze, and resolve ethical issues in business decision making. Students will also learn how to deal with conflicts between their personal values and those of the organization. They will finally consider the specific ethical issues they may be confronted with when interacting with the various stakeholders of the corporation.

  • Audience : 3 ECTS course taught to M1 students in Master in Management at HEC-ULg. Open to exchange and Erasmus students.

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Quality, Ethics and Sustainability in Supply Chain Management

There is a strong interrelation between the economic performance of an organization and its value to the society at large, including its immediate stakeholders (customers, employees, shareholders, suppliers, etc.), but also its physical and human environment. This course examines ways in which an organisation can manage its supply chain processes so as to simultaneously take these different dimensions into account. This involves, in particular,

  • putting in place specific quality management systems which ensure that all processes deliver results in line with the objectives of the organization and with the expectations of the stakeholders;
  • understanding and evaluating the ethical and environmental implications of the decisions made by the organization in terms of product design, production process, transportation, facility design and location, recycling and reprocessing, etc.
  • identifying which organizational and managerial tools allow organizations to set up a virtuous circle where quality, ethics and sustainability reinforce each other

  • Audience : 5 ECTS course taught to M1 students in Master in Business Engineering with professional focus on Supply Chain Management at HEC-ULg).

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