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Towards an Inclusive Enterprise

Maria-Giuseppina Bruna, Chair Director

Created in March 2016 in partnership with the French Association of Diversity Managers (AFMD), the Chair IPAG “Towards an Inclusive Company” (Chaire “Entreprise Inclusive”) is the first Chair in France articulating research-action, scientific consulting and students’ and top-managers’ training, focused on the challenges, dynamics and tools of inclusion, agility and innovation at work.

The Chair develops and disseminates knowledge, training and best practices on managing diversity, inclusion and organizational agility. It addresses strategic issues regarding CSR and diversity policy driving and implementation, diversity management, ethics of managers and social accountability of organisations.

The Chair develops, in cooperation with AFMD and IPAG Executive Education, a training program for top-executives and managers focused on diversity and inclusion (crossing academic and professional approaches). It serves as strategic partner of the Master-Degree in Management [DMG] led by IPAG Executive Education.

Under the aegis of its Director (that serves as Program Scientific Director), the Chair acts as the academic partner of the “Inclusive & Agile Management Program” developed by the IPAG Executive Education for the OGILVY Group (more than 100 managers and top-executive included in the program). It contributes also to the design and implementation of managers’ programs for CBRE and ADP.

The Chair develops ten action-research and scientific consulting programs on diversity policies, change management and inclusion strategies, in cooperation with its sponsors: the Foundation “Equality Mixity” (and its creating companies AXA, ENGIE, ORANGE and MICHELIN), the CBRE France Group, the CARREFOUR Group, the VYV Group, the AGEFIPH (French National Agency in charge of Inclusion of Disabled People at work).


Laurent Giraud

Affiliate Research Fellow


Marie-José Scotto

Professor of Human Resource


Manel Guechtouli

Assistant Professor of Information Systems


Béchir Ben Lahouel

Assistant Professor of Management


Tristan Boyer

Professor of Economics


Frédéric Teulon

Full Professor of Economics



Conference ‘Diversités d’été” (Summer University of Diversity), organized, Chair IPAG “Towards an Inclusive Company” / Les Voix de la Paix, Paris, July 2018.

Conference “Social Responsibility of Companies and engagement of citizens-employees, organized by the Chair, the VYV Group and the ANDRH, in partnership with AGEFIPH, June 2018.

Conference “Towards an inclusive enterprise”, Paris Wine Business Club, Paris (Bristol Hotel), December 2017.

European Congress of EAPM (European Association of Personal Managers), Paris, Economic, Social & Environmental Council, October 2017 [ The international round table of the conference focusing on «Diversity & Inclusion» was chaired by Dr. Maria Giuseppina Bruna]

The ANDRH PACA / AIDP Liguria-Piemonte conference “The new territories of HR Management”, Nice, October 2017 (in the framework of the IPAG Nice/ANDRH PACE partnership led by Dr. Marie-José Scotto and the IPAG Nice Research teams),

Round table “CSR: a profitable concept?”, organized by the Chair in cooperation with the International Institute of Social Audit, in synergy with the Research Teams of the IPAG Campus in Nice, the European Chair of Collaborative Economics of IPAG and EMEDIO Consultancy Group, Nice, July 2017.