Aurélia GORRET wins the 2023 ICOR Award for the best student thesis in organizational ethics, social responsibility and sustainability

Each year, IÉSEG and its Center of Excellence for Organizational Responsibility (ICOR) reward the best IÉSEG student thesis in the fields of organizational ethics, societal responsibility and sustainability.

For the 8th edition of the ICOR Award, a jury composed of 3 professors from IÉSEG (Guillaume MERCIER, Caroline RIEU-PLICHON and Yulia TITOVA) evaluated 15 thesis in order to select the 3 best ones in terms of strict academic criteria. The winner of the ICOR Award was then chosen among these three finalists by a jury of professionals, made up this year of Olivier FOËX (Head of Ethics and Compliance at Doctolib), Vincent PERRIN (IBM Partner Ecosystem Technical Leader) and Gwendal YVIQUEL (a IÉSEG alumni and Product Owner/Manager Data & AI at Leroy Merlin/ADEO).

Prix ICOR 2023Presented by Philippe BOCQUET, Deputy Director of Lille Campus, on the occasion of the Sustainable Development and Diversity Week, organized from March, 13 to March, 17 on both campuses, the 2023 ICOR Award was awarded to Aurélia GORRET (a student in the Master Grande Ecole) for her thesis about : « Brand Activism in the Beauty and Personal care Industry : Intersectional perspectives on inclusivity and body positivism » (supervised by Vassilis DALAKAS).

Each year, the winner of the ICOR Award receives €2,000 and commits to donate half of his or her prize money to a non-profit organization or social enterprise of his or her choice. This year, Aurélia GORRET has chosen to support the “Association des Brûlés de France“. Created in 1983 and recognized as being of public utility in 2012, the actions of the association focus on two major subjects, namely prevention and support for burn victims and their relatives in the pursuit of the medical course (re-education, rehabilitation, psychological support…) but also in their legal procedures.

The other two finalists of the 2023 ICOR Awards were:
Mélanie CHARBONNIER, for her thesis about : « The impact of ESG reporting on non-financial performance, the case of the transport sector » (under the supervision of Rodrigo KAMBAYASHI)
Luce VERCHERIN, for her thesis about : « Cosmetics ecolabels, a true path to eco-responsibility or a marketing stroke of genius? An exploratory study on companies’ approach to cosmetics ecolabels » (supervised by Bernadett KOLES).

The ICOR Award ceremony took place during a conference organized by the Center of Excellence on the theme: « Ethics and social responsibility at the heart of the digital revolution and artificial intelligence (AI) ».

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