Sustainable Mobility Workshop (April 14, 2022)

GEM’s first Sustainable Mobility Workshop was held earlier this month on 14 April 2022. Jointly organized by the Centre for International Affairs and the Sustainability Hub, the workshop brought together around 40 attendees including students, staff, associations and a local university. The discussion centered on the environmental impact of international mobility. The session presented GEM’s Carbon assessment with a focus on the impact of travel and transportation (which represents 64% of our emissions!). The presentation was then followed by a quiz that challenged some of our pre conceived notions and further explained the notion of carbon footprint and what it represents at both individual and collective levels. Attendees were then invited to calculate their own travel emissions and discuss the various options to reduce the carbon footprint of their experience abroad (before, during or after their mobility) .

Certainly the most exciting part of the session was the creative game activity facilitated by Isabelle Patroix, manager of GEMLabs playground. In small groups within a fixed time limit (7min/3min slots), the participants were invited to brainstorm on a given theme and create the basis of a board game. The engagement and results were outstanding: 5 games created in 7 minutes on subjects linked to international mobility, such as “Go Green Go” or “Guess my trip”…!

The objective of this workshop initiative is to bring more awareness on these issues and create momentum within the school to share more tips & good practices around sustainable mobility, and we look forward to continue working with everyone on this topic.

Recap: GEMove International Allocation Day – February 2016

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A few weeks ago, students of GEM gathered excitedly in the auditorium for the GEMove International Allocation Day. One by one, over 500 students were called by name in order to choose their study abroad destination for next year – one of the biggest decisions in their lives so far. The Allocation was led by Mark Thomas, the Associate Dean & Director of International Affairs. Along with the team behind the system application, Mark called each student who awaited an allocation one by one, providing guidance, direction and even tele-consultation when it deemed necessary.

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The Allocation itself consisted of more than 500 applicants, which began last October with the information campaign. Students could choose up to 10 universities on their application. Similar to the previous years, some of the most popular destinations Continue reading

Noémie Frohn and Loïse Mercier, students at GEM and representing France in an international student challenge powered by Capgemini.

We have been chosen among 14 other teams to represent France and AccorHotels in the Innovators Race challenge. It is an international innovation race between students of 6 countries: India, Brazil, the Netherlands, UK, USA and France. The challenge we have to face is brought by Accorhotels, the world’s leading hotel operator. We had to imagine a solution to leverage virtuous behaviors by guests and empower them at a new level to align with AccorHotels sustainable development commitment.

Our team : HeCO

A brief description of our project:

Accorhotels, the world’s leading hotel operator has more than 3,700 addresses in 92 countries.

Our innovation is technology and usage based. We have been working on it since we teamed up for the Capgemini challenge on November 1st, 2015. In short, our idea is to implement a “green rewarding” loyalty program with the creation of a new digital community focusing on sustainable matters linked with the hotel’s ecosystem.

We want to:

1) Raise awareness of the hotel’s sustainable issues among guests and to engage with them to leverage individual sustainable actions on a small scale by using gamification such as augmented reality.
2) Implement a “green rewarding” loyalty program with the creation of a new digital community focusing on sustainable matters linked with the hotel’s ecosystem.

This innovation obviously blends into the customer journey and is very favourable for guests making responsible choices during their stay. It will be implemented through omnichannels AccorHotels using existing app on mobile first !

The problem we have identified:

AccorHotels is like a city with half a million inhabitants, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It’s a city that feeds, shelters, takes care of its inhabitants and looks after its environment.

What we would like to improve is the engagement of guests towards responsible choices and sustainable development during their stay at one of AccorHotels’ addresses.

We want to foster this special community like no hotel chain has before by using six unique levers: guest passion, sustainable performance, spirit of conquest, innovation, trust and respect.

How will the innovation solve the problem we have identified?

AccorHotels has been leading a digital revolution for more than one year.

We want to go further downthis path with them. Our solution will enable AccorHotels group to create an onsite and online community, to better engage with it by communicating in an innovative way and to leverage individual sustainable actions.

We believe that the new customer app and the experience we suggest will change how guests interact with hotel environment and perceive eco-friendly actions. Because it brings altogether the key factors: passion, transparency, trust and respect.

What is each team member’s role in the project?

Diapositive2Loïse: In the team, I share my knowledge on digital and customer loyalty and explore what can be developed for AccorHotels. I have a creative approach and the ability to mix strong business acumen. I have worked on various projects ranging from product design to digital communities.

Noémie: I am passionate about sustainability, social business and innovation. I have an analytics approach and have various work experiences such as Sustainability Junior Manager for large companies. Thus, I never forget the focus on sustainable development for this special project.

As a team: Our passion in creating something meaningful starts with this project. We are eager to take up the Innovators Race challenge because we share the same vision and have complementary skills to succeed. We believe that together we will make it to the finals and turn our idea for the challenge into action. We are very proud to represent France with this project and can’t wait to see what the future holds! We hope to collect as many votes as possible to reach the grand finale.

If you want to support us and help us go further to develop our projetc, you can vote for us between March 14th and March 21st! Go on and vote for HeCO!

Anticipation, Excitement and Futures: GEMove International Allocation Day


The GEMove International Allocation Day, a very special day for many students at Grenoble École de Management, is approaching quickly and the excitement of the day is rising as each day draws nearer. On February 3, more than 500 applicants will choose where they will spend their semester / one-year study abroad or double degree next year. There will be Continue reading