The mission of IDEOS is to raise awareness and support the HEC Montreal community, organizations, and entrepreneurs, as well as to disseminate knowledge by placing social impact at the heart of its actions.

IDEOS favors a participatory approach whereby professors, students and stakeholders in the ecosystem are called upon to collaborate, share and contribute to the development of its mission.

The actions, programs and projects at IDEOS are focused around three main axes: Raising Awareness, Stakeholder Support and Knowledge Dissemination.

Raising awareness

HEC Montréal students on the role of management in social impact organizations
Organizations and entrepreneurs on how to integrate social impact into their actions and management practices
HEC Montréal community (students, professors, staff) on social and environmental challenges and the relevance of responding to them through management


HEC Montréal students in their learning and academic projects
Social enterprises to develop their management expertise
Entrepreneurs at the incubation stage by encouraging a social impact model
HEC Montréal professors in their research and knowledge transfer


The work and research projects of contributing professors and IDEOS scholarship recipients
Knowledge of innovative management practices; management practices in social organizations; management models that have a positive social impact
Information and news from our network and inspiring, useful and innovative initiatives