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Pascal Werner

« After 22 passionate years in an international tourism post, I was attracted and intrigued by the problem of sustainable development which is increasingly present in companies. I was rapidly convinced that management of a company could not overlook these fundamental environmental questions. I owed it to myself to have a broader more precise vision of these questions. I wanted to know what this was all about! Up to now, the Dauphine Master has lived up to my expectations. And even more, with a very pragmatic approach to the question, together with a sociological and historical approach which is fundamental to get a good grasp of the challenges of this century. I do not intend to become a sustainable development professional but the knowledge acquired completes my « tool box » as a manager in the tourism world. After my first years of professional experience, this university adventure is rather remarkable, and personally, I can but recommend it. »



Régine Boutrais

« After a long career in international commerce, followed by work in the health sector (pharmaceutical industry and associative sector), the Sustainable Development and Organizations Master seemed essential for me to enforce my Master in Engineering and Associative Management (Sorbonne) and to meet the increasing demands of professionalization of NGO’s - their action and implication onsite is very strong, in particular concerning the issue of relations between North/South(international solidarity, humanitarian, fair tourism, environment, agriculture, agriculture, etc.)The course enabled me to consider my experiences as a prospective approach on future generations with the impact of industrialization and anthropogenic activities on human health. Environmental health thus struck me as an underestimated element and a major axe in development. »



Frédérique Nicoli

« I particularly recommend this Master, first of all for the richness of its programme and the profiles of the selected students. In fact, the programme covers nearly all the themes linked to sustainable development in a company, and the students in my year, had both an academic cursus and a very varied professional background. The profiles of my peers –junior to very senior professionals, bio-engineers to HEC graduates or journalists, -,make up for a real added value in the execution of the programme, team work and for the dynamics of the Master network afterwards. The Master provided us with the necessary tools to take account of all the components of sustainable development and meet the needs of the players concerned within the organizations. These tools enable all of us to enrich our own skills already acquired through human, team, and project and strategy change management, finally adding – through the sustainable development prism – a complementary dimension, absolutely essential in the current urgency. It is up to us to integrate and optimize the knowledge transmitted through the Master in our respective careers. Careers which are entirely or not linked to sustainable development, in order to improve our skills, for the sustainable development world is also getting more and more competitive without always respecting the values it upholds! Better to be well-armed to make the difference in this market where more and more diplomas covet the number of limited posts! »



Julien Dubourg

« I have commercial and marketing functions within a large graphic industry group, a sector which is particularly concerned by the challenges of Sustainable Development. I first did intial training in preparatory classes in higher education/business school, and after a professional experience of 10 years, I wanted to complete it with this Master in order to understand the challenges of Sustainable Development and, better still apprehend them within the framework of commercial and industrial work. The other more personal motivation was to take the time to acquire academic knowledge in a field which will, sooner or later, cause upheavals in our world and organizations and which merits stepping back a while. I will divide the acquired skills into three categories: 1) Academic apprenticeship, which will place the notion of Sustainable Development in the Economic and Sociological Sciences and organizations.2) A good understanding of the way Sustainable Development challenges impacts institution (local, national or international) and how they use, or (will use) the levers at their disposition, to promote and which consequences this could have on individuals and firms. 3) An overview of corporate social responsibility practices in firms in a large number of economic sectors which will enable the assessment of the best practices and to adapt them to suit our environment. I will add a fourth point: the richness of the exchanges between students which greatly enriched the Master classes. The acquired knowledge leads to the grasping of the global professional issues linked to Sustainable Development: thanks to the economic, sociological and organizational notions transmitted, it is easier to integrate all the challenges, whether environmental, economic, social, legal, etc. All the practical cases studied are then very useful to find the best possible answer to the defined challenges. »



Shafik Asal

« After engineering studies and having worked for several years as an industrial purchaser in different international companies, I decided to follow this Executive Education Master in order to shed new light on my reflection on the corporate world in particular and on my vision of citizenship, generally. Furthermore, t his is part of my willingness to reorient my career, whilst disagreeing with the very functioning of the corporate world. In general, this Master has enabled me to acquire significant skills in this field: the codes and vocabulary of sustainable development as well as a large vision of the issues and critical reflection. The Master has been a great starting point for me for I have created my firm with another student of my year, a firm which is a consulting firm in sustainable development. It is now 4 years old, employs 6 people, is well-recognized in its field and has excellent future prospects. In addition, it has enabled us to establish a very interesting network with the students of our year (one of them joined us one and a half years ago) and another student (Year 5) is working as a partner with us. »



Inken Dechow

« For me, the greatest advantages of the Master are the hindsight of the restricted world in which I worked for ten years, better knowledge of the sometimes complex and interdependent subjects which impede sustainable development, and : the creation of a magnificent network which favours exchanges, confrontation of ideas, inspiration and friendship. The Master enables me to be stronger and more confident, convincing argumentation when I defend the necessity and the joy that change procures. If, previously I defended my opinion and values, presently I can refer to scientific studies, movements in the company and concrete examples which show that it is possible to harmonize our economic activities with nature and based on humanitarian values. And finally: thanks to the above, I was able to convince my superiors to create an additional post in the environmental team (in full recession!).I have been there since December 2009 and I am, despite tensions and frustrations which are part of all work and all changes, profoundly happy! »



Béatrice Boué

« My career path has been very self-taught: trained in graphic arts, the positions I held in the fashion world quickly shifted towards commercial and financial ones, the most recent being General Director of an independent Fashion House. I needed to measure my empirical experience to theoretical education; and sustainable development appears to me fundamental in the management of the corporate culture of tomorrow. This Master has provided me with a visibility of the different ways of integrating environmental and social aspects as regards the different creation stages, from manufacturing to distribution of goods. In addition, the feedback of professional experience in very varied fields is a good indicator of the plethora of possible action levers. Thanks to my education, I acquired good artistic culture however Economic theories from the 18th century, sociological trends of thought or the origins of ecological movements were all complete strangers to me. Sustainable development is at the crossroads of numerous fields, this knowledge is essential keep ahead, especially as what seemed abstract to me 20 years ago, had an immediate resonance on my professional experience. In the course of actions which followed, I had the feeling that most of the sustainable development professionals were a kind of trailblazers. It became clear to me that this Master deals the necessary cards to innovate and be creative in our approach. »


Head of course
Sylvaine TRINH

Training Assistant
Sabrina LEI
Tel : 01 44 05 49 71
Mail :
Office P 512 bis

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


Next information meeting :
4th July 6:30pm - Room B511
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Submission of the application files:
From February 2017


Starting date for next session:
Late september 2017

Program registered at the RNCP and qualified for CPF