IÉSEG welcomes Toyota and the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games Organising Committee

IÉSEG School of Management regularly sets up meetings between its students and its partners, giving the students the opportunity to mingle with key individuals who inspire them to become future managers.

On April 20th, 280 people, including students, professional development course participants and staff of the School, attended the conference ‘Toyota & Paris 2024: a shared vision’ led by François MAON, head of the Management and Society department at IÉSEG and member of its Centre of Excellence for Organizational Responsibility (ICOR).

With its partner Toyota (which presented its ‘Beyond Zero’ strategy on September 29th, 2020, in the presence of Didier GAMBART, VP of Sales, Marketing & Customer Experience Europe at Toyota Motors Europe), IÉSEG wanted to pay particular attention to the philosophy of the 2024 Games and Toyota’s vision and commitment as a global partner of the Olympic and Paralympic Games for mobility, as well as their aim to make the Games an inclusive and sustainable event.

“As the Mobility Partner of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, Toyota wants to give everyone the freedom to move. Our partnership with the Games is part of Toyota’s transition from a car manufacturer to a company dedicated to providing better mobility for all”, said Cédric BORREMANS, Head of the Olympic & Paralympic Division at Toyota Europe.

“These will be the first Games with a positive contribution to the climate. The Olympic and Paralympic Games will not just be a great sporting event lasting a few weeks, but a societal project for today, for 2024 and for many years to come”, shared Hugo PELLERIN, Head of the Partnerships Project at Paris 2024.

François MAON believes that IÉSEG’s Vision, which aims to make the School a unique international hub empowering changemakers for a better society, “echoes the strong conviction of Paris 2024 and Toyota Europe that working together to make a global event such as the Olympic and Paralympic Games a resounding success represents a real opportunity to inspire and initiate positive and sustainable societal changes”.

IÉSEG’s objective, in line with this Vision, is to train managers who are not only pioneers of change but also inspiring, ethical and intercultural. Convinced that social responsibility must be collaborative, the notions of ethics and CSR are thus integrated into all the School’s programmes at all levels and across all disciplines.

Thanks to the great diversity of its courses which are both high-quality and interdisciplinary as well as the cultural richness provided by its international students, IÉSEG is able to offer the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games Committee (future) graduates with a multitude of skills. Since July 2020, five IÉSEG students have already completed an internship with Paris 2024 in professions as varied as event management, management control and logistics.

“During my internship, I had the opportunity to work with many suppliers. Time and time again, we had to consider the impact of our actions, it was a great challenge for me to organise an event that was both sustainable and efficient. At IÉSEG, we had courses that I was able to draw on, such as sports marketing, but above all, we received real methodological preparation,” says Manon SERRES, a Master’s student and former intern who worked as a Logistics Assistant and Event Manager with the Paris 2024 Organising Committee.

Committed to both its territory and society on a daily basis, IÉSEG wishes to support the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games in enhancing its influence at a national and international level.