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Schneider Electric: Becoming the world leader in sustainability

Schneider Electric is a multinational company providing energy management and automation. The case briefly outlines the company’s history and describes the progressive integration of sustainability efforts into its overall strategy. This 20-year journey culminates in 2021 when Corporate Knights ranked Schneider Electric No. 1 worldwide for its sustainability performance. The protagonist, Gilles Vermot Desroches, who spearheaded the effort, looks back at how this remarkable achievement came about and how he is now confronted with the difficult task of imagining the company’s next steps.

Learning Objective

  • The case enables participants to analyze the key success factors of a sustainability strategy and to explore the effect it can have on a firm’s financial performance (the business case for CSR – doing well by doing good)
Keywords Affordable Energy​, Business to Business, Clean Energy​, Climate Action, Corporate Social Responsibility, Digitalization, Energy, General Management, Industry Infrastructure, Industry Innovation, Responsible Consumption, Responsible Production, Social Innovation, Strategy, Sustainability, Sustainability Strategy
Settings Schneider Electric, Energy
Type Field Research
Copyright ©IMD 2022
Available Languages English, French
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