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Inclusive Sustainability

Guiding the transformation of organizations and territories


The Territories in Transition Chair approaches sustainability from a territorial perspective for the following reasons:

  • Territories are key to understanding the changes linked to environmental degradation (air pollution, loss of biodiversity, scarcity of water resources, etc.) and the associated social consequences (inequalities, value chain uncertainties, undermining of existing business models, etc).
  • National sustainability policies are implemented at a territorial level withregards to air quality and climate, land artificialisation and the fight against environmental issues that require rapid action by all players.
  • Territories represent a key place of action and are essential for experimenting new strategies of sustainability, newly developed frames of reference and new models for organizing activities.
  • The goal of our multi-partner Territories in Transition Chair is to produce knowledge which allows us to analyze, imagine and experiment new solutions to guide the transformation of territories in favor of social and environmental sustainability.
  • How can we reinvent existing models to move towards new organizational models in which people and sustainability are at the core? To answer this question, the Chair is developing four lines of work in close collaboration with Grenoble Ecole de Management research teams.
    1_New eco-responsible behaviors
    -Conduct regular surveys based on core issues, with a panel of several thousand residents of the Grenoble metropolitan area
    -Study the link between social practices and environmental issues
    Frédéric Bally, Research officer
    Corinne Faure, Professor of Marketing
    Olivier Trendel, Professor of Marketing
    Vincent Jourdain, Research officer
    Thomas Bolognesi, Professor of Economics
    Fiona Ottaviani, Professor of Economics
    2_New organizational models for transition within the territory
    -Attractiveness and ecosystem
    -Platforms for new service developments
    -Work and living space
    -Social impact, well-being and sustainability
    Frédéric Bally, Research officer
    Thibault Daudigeos, Professor of Management
    Albane Grandazzi, Professor of Management
    Eleonore Lavoine, PhD Student
    Claire Le Breton,  Professor of Management
    Fiona Ottaviani, Professor of Economics
    Hélène Picard, Professor of Management
    3_Experiential devices
    -Catalyst for territorial innovation (ZFE-ZAN)
    Delphine Gatti, Head of Innovation Programs GEM LABS
    Hélène Michel, Professor of Management and Creativity
    4_Transition of Mountain Territories
    -Tools for managing the transition of mountain resorts
    -Analysis of the controversies surrounding governance mechanisms and major investment projects
    Manuel Ramirez, PhD Student
    Adélie Ranville, PhD Student
    Vincent Vindevoghel, PhD Student

  • Our partners, comprising public and private actors, social and solidarity economy organizations, and local associations, are rooted locally in the Grenoble region.
    Algoé / Bouygues Immobilier / Grenoble-Alpes Métropole / la Ville de Grenoble / Fédération Léo Lagrange / Mutualité Française de l’Isère / Cluster Montagne / Département de l'Isère /  Korus / Alpes Solidaires / Agence d’urbanisme de la région grenobloise/ Citiz / GAIA / La Péniche-La Turbine / Ronalpia.


Thibault Daudigeos, Professor of Management
Fiona Ottaviani, Professor of Economy

Media Publications

Grenoble, European Green Capital 2022 – Analysis by Thibault Daudigeos and Carine Sebi– GIANT Review – Winter 2021 / 2022

Updated on 03 May 2023 at 10h47 am