Research Chairs and Funded projects

Research is also conducted in partnership with companies in the areas of expertise of Research at Esdes:

  • Study of the governance and sustainable performance of family-owned businesses with the support of Société Générale
  • Development of social development indicators within the framework of a partnership with Véolia Environnement
  • Circular economy in the cosmetic industry, funded by a leading company in the flavor and fragrance industry
  • PrIORRA, funded by the region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and the European Commission

PrIORRA project

This project aims to bring together companies and researchers to promote, develop and implement new responsible practices in the Rhône-Alpes region.

It has three components: identifying and promoting responsible organizations in the Rhône-Alpes region, supporting them in their innovative and responsible practices, and measuring the impact of these organizations on their ecosystem.

Some twenty researchers, experts in impact and CSR, support the thirty or so regional SMEs enrolled in the program. The goal is to accelerate their transition and spread best practices throughout the region.

The project is financed by the Rhône-Alpes region and Europe through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). The amount is 700 000 euros over 3 years (2020-2023).

Circular economy project

The objective of this project is to identify the determining factors for the circular economy approach in European countries, as well as the specificities of each country. The aim is to define the policy measures to be put in place in the framework of the development of the circular economy, but also to establish whether the circular economy requires such measures or sources of information adapted to the countries and which take into account their industrial, institutional or cultural characteristics.

The topic of the circular economy is at the heart of economic development in Europe. In 2019, the European Commission adopted a new action plan making the circular economy (CE) one of the key elements of the Green Deal for Europe: "This new growth strategy aims to transform the EU into a fair and prosperous society with a modern, resource-efficient and competitive economy, characterized by zero net greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 and in which economic growth will be decoupled from resource use.", (European Commission, 2019).

The project gathers researchers from the Circular and Bio Economy Special Interest Group.

The project is funded by a leading company in the flavor and fragrance industry.
The amount is 300 000 euros over 3 years (2020-2023).