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Chairs in Economics

> Sustainable Development
In January 2003, École Polytechnique and the École Polytechnique Foundation created the École's first interdisciplinary teaching and research Chair in sustainable development. As EDF was interested in the work in this area by the academic community, and wished to contribute to the teaching, it was a partner to creating the Chair.
Holder: Dominique Bureau, Professor at École Polytechnique and delegate general of the Economic Council for Sustainable Development (Conseil Économique pour le Développement Durable - CEDD) at the French Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy.
Sponsor: EDF
Partners to the Chair agreement: The École Polytechnique Foundation and École Polytechnique
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> Sustainable Finance and Responsible Investment
The objective of the Chair of Sustainable Finance and Responsible Investment is to develop research methods that better identify and integrate the financial markets, in order to take the social and environmental issues studied into account.
The Chair's work focuses on two areas: firstly, the functioning of the financial markets and the impact of including Socially Responsible Investment (Investissement Socialement Responsable - ISR); and secondly, the partner businesses' strategy for social and environmental responsibility (Responsabilité Sociale Environnementale - RSE). The work carried out up until now has helped in particular to develop new valuation models that take into account the long-term environmental and social consequences of actions by businesses.
Holder: Patricia Crifo, Professor in the Economics Department of École Polytechnique and the Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense (Economix), Member of the French Economic Council for Sustainable Development (CEDD).
Sponsor: The FDIR Association (ten banks and financial institutions, including the French Asset Management Association (Association Française de la Gestion Financière - AFG).
Academic partner: The Institute of Industrial Economy (Institut d'Économie Industrielle) of the Université de Toulouse I (IDEI)
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> The Energy and Prosperity academic Chair
The Energy and Prosperity academic Chair was created in 2015 to inform decisions of public and private actors in managing the energy transition. The Chair research deals with the impacts of energy transition on national economies (growth, employment, debt), on specific sectors (transportation, construction, energy , finance) and with the associated financing issues. Hosted by the Risk Foundation, the chair has the support of ADEME, Air Liquide, the French Development Agency, the Caisse des Dépôts, Mirova , Schneider Electric and SNCF.
Academic partner: École Polytechnique, École normale supérieure, ENSAE ParisTech.
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