Benedicte Faivre Tavignot

Benedicte Faivre Tavignot

Benedicte Faivre-Tavignot is an Affiliate Professor of Strategy at HEC Paris. She is the Executive Director of the S&O Center (Society & Organizations Center), which aims to develop a new way of thinking about the role of business in society, whether through research or teaching.

She created the HEC Paris Master of Science in Sustainable Development and also co- founded the HEC Chair Social Business / Enterprise and Poverty, which became the Movement for Social*Business Impact in 2016.

She is board member of several foundations and associations:  Air Liquide Foundation, Schneider Electric Foundation, Bouygues Immobilier Foundation, Fonds B, Habitat&Humanisme Ile de France, Association Vivre Les Mureaux.

Her research focuses on reverse innovation—the processes through which Social Businesses and Base of the Pyramid business models can be a lever for innovation and strategic renewal.

Benedicte Faivre-Tavignot received her PhD in Management Sciences in 2012 from University Lyon 3.

She worked for15 years in the consulting industry as well as in Eurequip Consulting Group and in Philips as a controller. She graduated from HEC in 1988.


Benedicte Faivre Tavignot