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Benoît Bourg


From his time at ESDES, Benoît remembers… the essential recognition of the impact of social and human factors in the transformation of companies. His memories of social strategy classes are still a resource in his daily life today.

témoignage alumni Guillaume Casanova
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Félix Baezner

ESDES Alumni 2009

From his time at ESDES, Felix remembers the company case studies he worked on in class: he thinks back to these exercises whenever he is faced with business issues (HR, development, finance, marketing…).

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Clément Barioz

Master student – Creator of Le Local Piscine

Wastes are a business on any markets where there are still wastes. Intern in a shop specialized in swimming pool materials, I just realized the opportunity to reuse, remake and renew the full range of swimming pool robots and motorized tools. We created L Local Piscine in 2020, with over 200% of growth we are convinced that the second-hand market will emerge as a natural way to equip personal pools. Circular economy is the key on both economic and ecological issues.

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Juliette Niel


“The variety of classes at ESDES have allowed me to understand many facets of my job today.”

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Franck Giroudon

Head of Marketing & Digital Business program

A graduate of EM Grenoble, Franck Giroudon is head of Marketing and Digital Business specialization 100% in English. He has over 20 years of professional experience in marketing and business development in the field of new technologies. During his career, he has held managerial and general management positions in international groups and startups.

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Qinisani Qali Ndlovu

Student in MSc Circular economy and sustainable innovation

I decided to apply at Esdes for three mains reasons:
  • I am in the field of circular economy
  • the latest rankings achievement by the school convinced me to apply at Esdes Business School.
  • the values of the Catholic University of Lyon and Esdes.
As an entrepreneur in the field of plastic recycling I feel, the program is enhancing my business skills while increasing the depth of my circular economy knowledge.
Portait EC Ashkan FARAMARZI
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PhD in Marketing

We are trying to basically prove why the information and make the students familiar with the international business is really important for the future of these students. Maybe, they are going to work in international companies or they are interested in being entrepreneur and basically doing business with other countries. So, this would be like the basic and the first step for them. There are a lot of potential and opportunities especially because of the current situation of the world, with the inflation and everything after post-covid. And a lot of markets, for example what I’m speaking about, emerging markets, they have opportunities for growth and for doing business which would be very important for the future of Europe if they want to basically avoid any sort of stagnation and recession.

Crédit Agricole Centre-Est

Raphaël APPERT

To fully play our role in all the transitions that we will have to accompany and simply to allow these transitions to happen in a positive and inclusive way, we are perfectly aware of the importance of the human being. We are convinced that well-informed and well-trained employees will be our best assets for success.

This is why Crédit Agricole Centre-Est, a long-time partner of UCLy, welcomes with great interest and fully supports the Esdes approach to this new high-level training.



Lionel Goyet, HRD

Montabert has been committed for several years now in a circular economy scheme, such as the creation of an internal department for the “remanufacturing” of its own products, in Lyon and for Montabert in the United States. The MSc Circular Economy and Sustainable innovation will allow our teams to consolidate their achievements but also to widen their knowledge. 

From my point of view, as a HR Manager, it’s a great advantage to hire candidates with this additional education, given our new ecological and economic stakes.



Ségolène MOYRAND-GROS, Chair

To continue on the path of sustainable innovation, we will need to rely on qualified resources and we are convinced that future ESDES graduates will be able to contribute to our development.

Gattefossé makes 75% of its turnover from exports (in 80 countries through 12 affiliates and 50 distributors). The company is involved a lot in sustainable innovation. Its roadmap concerning social responsibility relies on 3 pillars : 

  • Preserving our environment
  • Taking care of our collaborators
  • Acting as a global citizen


Its commitment has been recognized through the certificate ISO 14001 and is awarded the Platinum level by Ecovadis for its exemplarity in terms of CSR.

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