The International Panel for Social Progress (PIPS) is a consortium of more than 300 academics from all over the world, whose objective is to create an interface between the social sciences and economic, political and social development models, based on the following observation: these models are in crisis, both in rich and developing countries. After 4 years of work, the interdisciplinary scientific panel published theRethinking Society for the 21st Century report (2018, Cambridge University Press), which provides answers and proposals to the question "How can we change the way the market, politics and society work to build a more just society that respects the dignity of individuals and the environment?".

During this session of the Sustainable Development and Environmental Economics Seminar (SDDEE), Marie-Laure Djelic and Marc Fleurbaey, members of the panel's steering committee, present the main conclusions of the report, which will also be put into perspective as to their reception and impact in the public space, their potential appropriation by the various social actors concerned, and their role at the interface between scientific expertise and political decision making.

Speakers include:

  • Marie-Laure Djelic, Professor at Sciences Po and Co-Dean of the Sciences Po School of Management and Innovation. Member of the steering committee of the International Panel on Social Progress.
  • Marc Fleurbaey, Robert E. Kuenne Chair in Economics and Humanities at Princeton University (United States). Member of the steering committee of the International Panel on Social Progress.
  • Moderation : Laura Brimont, IDDRI
  • Introduction to the debate: Sébastien Treyer, Director General, IDDRI