The Catholic University of America

Human Ecology: Integrating 125 Years of Catholic Social Doctrine

Presented by The Napa Institute and The Catholic University of America School of Business and Economics

March 16 – 18, 2016

Cécile Renouard, Ph.D.
Director of the CODEV – Companies and Development – Research Programme
Institute for Research and Education on Negotiation 
ESSEC Business School


Cécile Renouard is Director of the CODEV – Companies and Development – Research Programme at the Institute for Research and Education on Negotiation (IRENE) at ESSEC Business School in Paris. 

She is also a Professor of political philosophy and social ethics at the Jesuit University of Paris (Centre Sèvres) and at the engineering school École des Mines de Paris.

Within CODEV she studies, in partnership with companies (Total, Danone, Rio Tinto Alcan, Veolia, Michelin), NGOs (CCFD) and public agency (AFD), the societal performance of different companies in diverse countries (Nigeria, Indonesia, India, Mexico), and reflects on development indices (she has built, in collaboration with Gaël Giraud and other scientists, a relational capability index).

She holds a Doctorate in Political Philosophy from École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris, as well as a Master of Science in Management from ESSEC Business School and a Master of Arts in Theology from Centre Sèvres (Paris).

She is a catholic sister, member of the international order “Religious of the Assumption”.

She is the author of different books and papers on corporate responsibilities and business ethics: La Responsabilité éthique des multinationales (PUF, 2007), Un Monde possible (Seuil, 2008), 20 Propositions pour réformer le capitalisme (coed. with Gaël Giraud, Flammarion, 2009, 2012), Michael Walzer ou l’art libéral du civisme (Temps Présent, 2010), Le Facteur 12. Pourquoi il faut plafonner les revenus (with Gaël Giraud, Carnets Nord, 2012) Ethique et entreprise, (Ed. de l’Atelier, 2013, poche 2015) and L’entreprise au défi du climat (with Frédéric Baule et Xavier Becquey, Ed. de l’Atelier, 2015).

She is a member of the scientific board of the Nicolas Hulot Foundation and a member of the board of the French Development Agency (AFD).