Inclusion & Diversity Reaffirming ESCP's values and commitments in fostering diversity and Inclusion
ESCP embraces diversity and inclusion as its core values and principles that shape its identity. ESCP’s commitment is to stop, address, and combat social discrimination, harassment, and violence on the grounds of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity. (LGBTQIA+), ethnicity, race, religion, and disability.
Above all, every student is required to sign the Inclusion and Diversity Charter and the Appendix to ESCP’s Internal Regulations: Inclusion and Diversity, and to follow the laws and regulations that apply. They are expected to behave respectfully toward others, and they are forbidden from adopting discriminatory, harassing, and violent behaviour under any circumstances.
With the support of an Inclusion & Diversity team, the entire ESCP community is committed
The Inclusion and Diversity Committee was established by ESCP in 2016 to ensure the effective enactment and oversight of these commitments. The Committee is led by the Associate Dean for Inclusion and Diversity, who works in close collaboration with students, Health Services, Campus Life, and Student Services across campuses, as well as with the Legal Department and the School's Management Board.
Prof. Thomas David, Associate Dean for Inclusion & Diversity and Aurélie Dumond, Inclusion & Diversity Officer are also supported by dedicated local Inclusion & Diversity representatives on each campus.
A dedicated alert platform that is anonymous and confidential is also available to all students.
ESCP has a role to play in educating its whole community for a better inclusive world
ESCP launched the first executive LGBT+ Leadership Programme in Europe in 2019. This joint initiative with UHLALA Group | Empowering LGBT+ People for an intensive 4-day-training in Berlin designed specifically for LGBT+ talents. Throughout the programme, participants improve their authentic leadership style, grow their network and formulate solutions for a more inclusive work environment.
The annual “LGBT Talents” event is organised by ESCP with this same objective in mind, and it is managed by ESCaPE, a student society that originated more than 10 years ago and that facilitates a space for freedom and exchange to anyone who wants to join the conversation and to increase awareness and visibility of the LGBTQIA+ community. A place where members of the community share the issues and problems they experience in the corporate world.
ESCP also fosters inclusive postures among all students, staff, and faculty
Guidelines and Ressources
- What LGBTQIA+ stands for?
- More definitions about sexualities and genders
- Use the proper pronouns
Resources to explore LGBTQIA+ issues
"Creating impact as an LGBT+ leader: the importance of visibility", "Companies must advocate for LGBT rights everywhere in the world, not just where it’s easy"... there are a lot of articles tackling LGBTQIA+ issues in our media The Choice.Read them on The Choice