Sustainable Development has become an essential objective for numerous organizations, from corporations to NGOs, political parties and local authorities, governments or international organizations. Issues such as global warming, limited energy resources, population growth, and the rising of emerging economies redefine the responsibilities of countries and thus lay down the foundation for sustainable development. Sustainable Development requires significant participation of the largest number of countries possible and is also at the origin of new business partners (conventional and NGOs). Major corporations have already made significant headway so currently having bypassed the experimental stage; we are putting the emphasis on the need for a Sustainable Development policy in different types of organizations.
Companies are facing heavy pressure to recognize the need for Sustainable Development, particularly from the UNO, the European Commission, States, Institutions, consumers, investor and saver lobbies.
The implementation of a Sustainable Development policy implies radical structural changes at every level of the company.
The ethical dimension of Sustainable Development is also essential and involves purchasing policies for example. Indeed purchasing policies are directly concerned by Sustainable Development issues. The auditing of suppliers is no longer based on pure economic and industrial criteria but also on environmental, social and ethical grounds.
Commitment to such a policy can only be envisaged if accompanied with the necessary assessment and acceptance criteria.
This policy also has an impact on the internal and external communication strategy of an organization. It involves communicating values and a sense of responsibility that the organization and its employees uphold.
The progression of ethical investments, social rating s or fair trade practices complete the context.
Finally, working with the aim of promoting Sustainable Development demands a global vision which fosters close collaboration with emerging countries which in turn means setting up this program both in Paris and Shanghai.
Professor Sylvaine Trinh
Master's degree in Sustainable Development and Organizations
Université Paris-Dauphine

Année de création  2003 
Niveau  Bac +5  
  Durée    15 mois 
Lieu  Université Paris-Dauphine
 Place du Maréchal de Lattre de Tassigny
 75775 PARIS Cedex 16  
Format  Temps partiel
Publics / Profil des candidats  La formation s'adresse à tous les acteurs du Développement Durable
 qui souhaitent acquérir des connaissances opérationnelles et distanciées
 dans un contexte international.
 Depuis sa création, le Master a accueilli des professionnels de tous horizons.
  L’âge moyen de ceux qui ont suivi la formation s’établit à 36 ans.
 La durée moyenne de l’expérience professionnelle acquise est de 11 ans.  
Objectifs  Ce diplôme a pour objectif de former des experts dans le domaine
 de l'analyse des politiques de Développement Durable.
 Il s’appuie sur des partenariats solides :
 groupes industriels, banques, ONG, cabinets d’avocats spécialisés,
 agences de notation, cabinets de conseil. 


Head of course
Sylvaine TRINH

Training Assistant
Sabrina LEI
Tel : 01 44 05 49 71
Mail : sabrina.lei@dauphine.fr
Office P 512 bis

Université Paris-Dauphine
Place du Maréchal de Lattre de Tassigny
75 775 Paris Cedex 16


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