Word from the Dean & President, Vincenzo Vinzi
"The entire ESSEC Business School community is shocked and saddened by the armed conflict in Ukraine. We value peace, dialogue and cooperation and stand in solidarity with the Ukrainian people.
War is the antithesis of what we are striving to build on a daily basis as a multicultural business school. We are founded on the openness of thinking needed for training leaders that are enlightened, responsible, inclusive and influential, but also for academic research and collaboration, so as to build a more fair and sustainable world.
We extend our support and compassion to our Ukrainian students, colleagues and alumni and for all others impacted by the drama occurring in Ukraine. We are in contact with them through our program teams and ESSEC Alumni . Our thoughts are with the loved ones of those whose lives have already been claimed by this war.
I am fully committed to ensuring that our community remains united and respectful of each of its members, regardless of its origin, in order to provide a safe, welcoming and inspiring environment for all those who come to ESSEC to study, work and responsibly serve the common good."
Mission Ukraine by ESSEC Alumni
In response to the distressing situation experienced by the Ukrainian community, ESSEC Alumni has created the Mission Ukraine. This mission has three main objectives.
- To enlighten and inform the ESSEC community, through conferences, roundtables, and articles.
- To ensure the mobilization for the collection of donations for the United Nations High Commission for Refugees program.
- Take concrete action towards the victims of this crisis. ESSEC Alumni brings its help first by identifying Ukrainian Alumni and their families or those living in Ukraine and then by inviting them to support groups such as ESSEC Alumni Ukraine where solutions and help are offered. The network also offers temporary accommodation in the residence of the Cergy campus, integration and adaptation workshops including French language training, and job offers.
ESSEC Business School and ESSEC Alumni are uniting to help displaced people from Ukraine On Friday, they launched a fundraising campaign to support UNHCR’s action in Ukraine and the neighboring countries.
Since the launch of the fundraising campaign by ESSEC and ESSEC Alumni on behalf of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), students, alumni and staff of ESSEC have pulled together for this cause .
Thanks to their generosity, the initial goal of €50,000 in donations was quickly reached. As previously committed, ESSEC has matched this amount and also donated an additional €50,000.
ESSEC Business School and ESSEC Alumni warmly thank all those who have contributed to this collection. Together, let's continue to mobilize and help the refugees from Ukraine.
Make a donation: https://ukraine.globedreamers.com/?partner=ESSEC