IÉSEG aims to create a more sustainable, responsible, and resilient campus that supports the best possible learning and working environment.

It is based on three main axes: 
> Work on improving the efficient use of resources such as energy and water in buildings by implementing innovative energy efficiency measures and optimizing building performance.  
> Generate more awareness on the impact of its activities, including mobility, and offer solutions and alternatives to reduce or compensate the impact of its operations.  
> Promote waste management solutions aiming to reduce waste on campus and to promote circular economy principles.  

Key initiatives

Voluntary commitments of the school

IÉSEG signed the Engagements Lille Bas Carbone (Lille low carbon commitments) on June 18th, 2021, to limit its environmental footprint on the territory and act against climate change.  Furthermore, on January 24th, 2022, IÉSEG became a signatory of the Accord de Grenoble (Grenoble Agreement). This agreement is based on thirteen propositions created by a student collective to urge higher education institutions to integrate the challenges of the socio-ecological transition in curriculums and on campuses.  

Climate action plan

IÉSEG is developing a climate action plan consisting of its carbon footprint evaluation, its 2030 carbon trajectory and GHG emission reduction targets and action plans (on energy, water, waste, procurement, digital, buildings, biodiversity). 

Awareness events

IÉSEG organizes an annual CSR Day on both campuses in order to promote sustainability through fun activities and stands such as DIY workshops on creating sustainable household products, insect tasting, quizzes on sustainability and the SDG’s, activities related to disability awareness, among others. Other awareness events can be mentioned, such as the Solidarity Day, where staff can benefit from one paid day to volunteer for the association of their choice, or ‘Giving Tuesday’ where the IÉSEG Foundation invites its entire community to donate to charity. 

Impact Audit by ACT

ACT, IÉSEG’s student association on environmental issues, worked together with the AEIP and AEIL (lead student associations on each campus) to work with all IÉSEG’s student associations and audit their environmental impact. This intra-association collaboration also led to several guidelines and recommendations on keeping events more responsible and sustainable. 

Key objectives

  • By 2023, IÉSEG will establish carbon indicators and objectives for each service in the School.
  • By 2030, IÉSEG will reduce its carbon footprint by 30% (compared to 2019).
  • By 2030, IÉSEG will reduce its energy consumption by 40% (compared to 2019).