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10/01/2019

Christine Rodwell appointed Vice President Social and Sustainable Impact of Groupe Renault and President of the Renault Foundation

Christine Rodwell, is appointed Vice President Social and Sustainable Impact of Groupe Renault and President of the Renault Foundation.
This division, will gather all the Corporate and Social Responsability actions and will answer the ambition of the Groupe Renault to strengthen its commitment to social and Societal Responsability and its contribution to the performance of the company.

Born in 1970, Christine Rodwell is a graduate of HEC Paris Business School. She began her career in 1992 as a journalist in France and abroad and held various positions linked to sustainable development, corporate social and societal responsibility and business development. In 2010, she joined Groupe Veolia as publication director of scientific journal Facts dealing with good field practices for poverty alleviation. She was then appointed Vice President for Business Development Cities, Groupe Veolia. In 2018, she set up consultancy firm Impulsum to advise company executives wishing to integrate social and environmental issues into corporate strategy. In this role, she collaborated with BCG (Boston Consulting Group) as Senior Advisor. On 1 October 2019, Christine Rodwell joins Groupe Renault and is appointed Vice President of Social and Sustainable Impact.

 

04/26/2019

Launch of GUDIN

GUDIN, the Global university disability and inclusion network to improve access to higher education for students with disabilities.
On April 8, 2019, under the impetus of Handicap International (of which the Renault Foundation is a partner) and the Harkin Institute, universities, colleges and institutes of higher education from around the world laid the foundations for the first global university network to improve access to higher education for students with disabilities : GUDIN (Global University Disability & Inclusion International Network) was born.

Indeed, 1 billion people are currently disabled in the world. Under-represented in higher education, or even almost non-existent, they are the most forgotten members of student life.

The objectives of GUDIN :

– Share information and good practices on the inclusion of people with disabilities in higher education;

– Work to build common advocacy at national and international levels;

– To be a source of advice and resources to improve accessibility and pedagogical practices of higher education institutions;

– Structure and support data collection on access to higher education for students with disabilities;

– Improve the visibility of departments working on disability issues within universities.