About the Centre
Few would dispute the assertion that we are entering a new energy era: global demand for oil booms as supplies dwindle; price volatility and geopolitical instability are increasingly common, as are globalisation and market deregulation; and all the while environmental concerns grow. Both collectively and individually these factors call for a significant restructuring of the energy sector to improve efficiency and develop new sustainable energy sources.
The challenge is primarily technological but also managerial. Considering the amount of capital needed to boost energy supplies and promote the necessary technological innovations in a world of high uncertainty, expertise in project management, supply chain, finance, human resource, and organizational management are of the utmost importance for decision making and forming policy.
Bringing together the expertise of its faculty and its many external international associates, the objective of the Energy Management Centre (EMC) at ESCP Business School is to cooperate with, and possibly assist, key industry players to facilitate the integration of managerial and technological skills.
The results of EMC's research will become available to the public through publications, workshops and conferences, educational programmes and other public outreach activities. Research at EMC will be enhanced through direct cooperation with government agencies, and academic and industry associates from across the globe.
EMC's activities will also add value to our corporate and government partners, with whom we are working in close cooperation to provide on-demand, customisable solutions to:
- Evaluate and benchmark in-company practices
- Disseminate best practices within the group
- Identify appropriate solutions to specific problems
- Design and develop well-fitted training programmes
- Enhance a company's reputation with and attractiveness to potential partners or stakeholders
- Consult on issues related to energy policy