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Olivier Delbard is a Professor in the Department of Economics, Law and Social Sciences on the Paris campus. He is in charge of projects and programmes related to sustainable development and CSR and has been appointed as sustainability coordinator for ESCP Europe. He also works on cultural management issues and has also long been interested in European affairs.

He holds a Doctorate degree from the University of Paris IV Sorbonne (1995); his dissertation concerned environmental philosophy and ethics in Anglo-Saxon culture. He obtained his HDR (French qualification for PhD supervision) in Economics in 2010.

Originally his research and teaching focused on U.S. society and culture, with a special interest in business ethics and environmental policy issues (he wrote a book on this topic in 2006). He has also published a Dictionary of the Environment and Sustainable Development (French-English bilingual version).

He has been working on CSR regulation issues within the European Union, pursuing a comparative and cross-cultural approach. He has also been investigating fair-trade issues and poverty eradication in Sub-Saharan Africa. This has led to field missions and publications.

His general area of expertise concerns the strategic and macro-economic issues of sustainable development and CSR, and the related new multi-stakeholder modes of governance. One of his current interests is on corporate responses to sustainability issues and regulation, and the respective roles of companies, public authorities and civil society in the implementation of new hybrid models. His book published in 2009 deals with the issue of responsible business today and investigates the future social involvement of companies in our societies. His latest book published in 2014 looked into how to move beyond the sustainability debate so as to create a new economy based on ecology and solidarity. Dr Delbard's current research interests focuses on perceptions and attitudes toward CSR.

Olivier Delbard is the scientific director of an executive education programme entitled “Managing Responsibility on a Daily Basis” (in French). He is a member of various academic networks, professional juries and bodies. He is also an elected member of ESCP Europe's European Teaching Committee.

He is also the Academic Director (Paris Campus) for the newly created MSc in International Sustainability Management which takes place at the Berlin and Paris Campuses.

In January 2016, he released on Coursera, in collaboration with Ecolo Ethik think tank's co-President Chantal Jouanno the school's first MOOC (in French) "Understanding Ecology for an Innovative Economy".


Corporate Social Responsibility: Marketing Tool or Reality?


Meet the 3 'S's of CSR


Social Sciences & Humanities
European Business Environment
Management of Culture and the Media
Sustainable Development
Corporate Social Responsibility

Conference Proceedings

DELBARD, O. (2012), Organisations syndicales, dialogue social et RSE, in: PLUCHART J.-J., UZAN O., Management des organisations et responsabilité sociale de l'entreprise, Eska, pp. 81-100 19 p.
DELBARD, O. (2006), Le développement durable à l'épreuve de la mondialisation, in: PINOT DE VILLECHENON F. (ed.), La mondialisation et ses effets : nouveaux débats, L'Harmattan, pp 271-283 13 p.
DELBARD, O. (1995), Les signes sauvages du Japon, in: DUCLOS M. (ed.), Le monde ouvert de Kenneth White, Presses Universitaires de Bordeaux, 360 p.
DELBARD, O. (1995), L'émergence de nouvelles formes d'action au sein de l'écologie politique nord-américaine des années 80, in: COLLOMP C., MENENDEZ M. (eds), Amérique sans frontière - Les États-Unis dans l'espace nord-américain, Presses Universitaires de Vincennes, pp 133-149 17 p.
DELBARD, O. (2005), Walking the Edge: Kenneth White's Landscape-Mindscape, in: BOWD G., BISSELL N., FORDSICK C. (eds), Grounding a world, essays on the work of Kenneth White, Alba éditions, pp 50-60 11 p.
DELBARD, O. (1996), L'Ecosse de Kenneth White, Modernité de l'Ecosse, Presse de l'Université de Bretagne Occidentale, pp 65-79 15 p.
DELBARD, O. (2007), Comment la croissance peut-elle être "soutenable" ?, in: ESCP-EAP, Bain & Company (eds), L'art de la croissance, Les Échos / Pearson Education / Village Mondial, pp 238-241 4 p.
DELBARD, O. (1996), Les cimes bleues des Pyrénées, Pensée et pérégrination autour de Kenneth White, Presses Universitaires de Dijon, pp 179-193 15 p.
DELBARD, O. (2008), L'entreprise et la dimension environnementale, in: BURLAUD A. (ed.), Gestion juridique, fiscale et sociale 2008/2009 : Manuel : DSCG épreuve n°1, Foucher, pp. 217-230 14 p.
DELBARD, O. (2007), An Analysis of E. U. Policy and Sustainability Reporting Practices, in: DELBARD O. (ed.), Sustainability Management Issues in Latin America and Europe: A Multi-Stakeholder, CERALE, ESCP-EAP, pp. 151-164 14 p.


DELBARD, O. (2008), CSR legislation in France and the European regulatory paradox : an analysis of EU CSR policy and sustainability reporting practice, CORPORATE GOVERNANCE, pp.397-405 9p.
DELBARD, O. (2011), Social Partners or Full-fledged Stakeholders? Trade Unions and CSR in Europe, SOCIETY AND BUSINESS REVIEW, Vol. 6, Issue 3, pp. 260-277 18 p., Best Paper Award du Colloque international de l’ADERSE, Paris, mars 2011.
ACOSTA COLLAZOS, M., ACQUIER, A. and O. DELBARD (2014), Just Do It ? The Adoption of Sustainable Supply Chain Management Programs from a Supplier Perspective, SUPPLY CHAIN FORUM : AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL, 15 (1), 76-91.

Guest Speaker in a Conference

DELBARD, O. (2005), Dictionnaire de l'environnement et du développement durable: Bilingue anglais-français, français-anglais, Langues pour tous, Paris, Pocket.
DELBARD, O. (2011), Dictionnaire bilingue de l'environnement et du développement durable: Bilingue anglais-français, français-anglais, 12768, Langues pour tous, Paris, Pocket, édition revue et augmentée.
MARCHETEAU, M., DELBARD, O. and L. DAHAN (2003), Business and economics: L'anglais économique et commercial en 60 dossiers, Langues pour tous, Paris, Pocket.


DELBARD, O. (2006), Prospérité contre écologie ?: L'environnement dans l'Amérique de Georges W. Bush, Paris, Lignes de repères.
DELBARD, O. (1999), Les lieux de Kenneth White. Paysage, pensée, poétique, Paris, L'Harmattan.
DELBARD, O. (2014), Par-delà le développement durable: nature, culture(s) et coopération(s), Mondes marchands, Latresne, Editions du Bord de l'eau.
DELBARD, O. (2009), Pour une entreprise responsable: Comment concilier profit et développement durable ?, Mobilisations, Paris, Cavalier bleu.

Edited Special Issue

DELBARD, O. (Ed.) (2007), Sustainability Management Issues in Latin America and Europe: A Multi-Stakeholder Perspective, CERALE, Paris, ESCP-EAP.
BURLAUD, A., DELBARD, O., HEBERT, S. and C. MAILLET (Eds) (2010), Gestion juridique, fiscale et sociale 2010/2011: Manuel : DSCG épreuve n°1, LMD, Vanves, Foucher.

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