April 14, 2011
Of the 45 teams that submitted projects, only 10 have been invited to take part in the final phase of this international competition. Astonishingly, Génération RSE – Les porteurs d’espoir is the only North American team to have made the finals. Students Patrice Camus, Jonathan Colombo and Renaud Dumouchel-Fournier are now part of a select club that will have to impress a jury of Société Générale professionals and executives on April 20 and 21 in Paris.
The Citizen Act competition, organized by the Société Générale, is an international business game designed to train students in the responsible banking practices of tomorrow. The students are to come up with a novel and achievable project to improve banking practices, based on principles of corporate social and environmental responsibility (CSR).
“It’s a long-term project,” agrees Patrice Camus, “but also a great opportunity, and we are sure that our proposal will catch the jury’s attention. We have been invited to Paris to compete against the top candidates in the world. So regardless of the result, we’re already winners!”
HEC Montréal is proud to have a team participating in this prestigious competition, and wishes them the best of luck in the finals.