6th Philippe de Woot Award Ceremony
Congratulations to Line Didelot, awarded of the 6th Philippe de Woot Award
for the Best Master Thesis on Corporate Social Responsibility
On 10 Nov. HEC Liège - Management School of the University of Liège hosted the 6th Philippe de Woot International Award Ceremony. Given the sanitary conditions, this 2020 edition, initially planned for last March, took place virtually. This was a first since the creation of the Prize 10 years ago.
The Philippe de Woot Award is a biennial inter-university prize rewarding the best graduate thesis worldwide for its original contribution to the understanding and reflection on Corporate Social Responsibility or sustainable development. The Award aims to encourage young people to think differently about the sustainable economy.
This year’s Prize was awarded to LINE DIDELOT, a graduate of ICHEC, for her thesis entitled:
"How can migrants, refugees and asylum-seekers through skill development and employment be integrated in Greek society by means of a centre for displaced persons in Athens, Greece? The ANKAA Project".
The laureate wins a prize of 3,000 euros, half of which will be invested in an environmental or social project of her choice. This logically went to the ANKAA project.
"Winning the Philippe de Woot Award was a very nice surprise," Line says. "I am particularly happy and proud for this recognition of my graduate thesis, which allows me to highlight a current and crucial concern: migration and the importance of social inclusion".»
Congratulations to the 4 nominees, selected for the following 3 projects:
Daniel Asger Caceres Larsen et Rasmus Grand Berthelsen (Copenhagen Business School - Denmark)
“Collaborative Quest for Higher Yields: A Conceptual Framework for Evaluating Market-Driven Development Interventions by Cross-Sector Partnerships”
Isaline Thirion (HEC Liège - Université de Liège)
“How to drive impact performance in an impact-first investment fund, considering an impact-based financial reward scheme in particular?”
Line Didelot (ICHEC - Belgium)
"How can migrants, refugees and asylum-seekers through skill development and employment be integrated in Greek society by means of a centre for displaced persons in Athens, Greece? The ANKAA Project"
Rob Hopkins, Founder and leader of the Transition Movement and guest speaker of the evening, then shared his original and powerfully motivating vision of things around two words that open many doors: "what if...".
"To face the climate and ecological emergency, to move things forward and change behaviors" he stressed, "we must create a collective desire through the power of imagination and narration". His speech was widely applauded by the 200 or so participants at the evening.