Isabelle Ferreras

[PhD,MSc] FNRS – LOUVAIN – ROYAL ACADEMY OF BELGIUM – HARVARD

Royal Academy of Belgium

https://academieroyale.be/fr/accueil/

2021-2022: President of the Royal Academy of Belgium (Académie royale des Sciences, des Lettres et des Beaux-Arts de Belgique) 

2021-2022: Elected Director of the Class Technology and Society on November 14, 2020, for the years 2021 and 2022

2020-ongoing, Member of the Working Group on Rethinking Corporate Governance including Véronique Cabiaux (coordinator), Jean-Pierre Hansen, Xavier Dieux, Dominique Méda, and non-Academy members: Elise Dermine, Jacques Crahay.

2019-ongoingAcademic coordinator of the « Chaire SFPI » at the Royal Academy of Belgium

Elected full member on March 25, 2017, member of the Class Technology and Society.

Presidency (2021-2022)

  • December 16, 2022, Séance d’installation du Collegium et réception des nouveaux membres associés, à l’occasion des 250 ans de l’Académie royale de Belgique, address by the President, Isabelle Ferreras
    PDF of Isabelle’s address
  • November 16, 2022, Célébration officielle de la création de l’Académie impériale et royale des Sciences et Belles-Lettres de Bruxelles, en présence du Roi, en collaboration avec la Koninklijke Vlaamse Academie van België, address by the President, Isabelle Ferreras
    PDF of Isabelle’s address
  • October 22, 2022, Royal Academy of Belgium, public session of the Class Technology and Society, « Le Rapport Meadows a 50 ans. Des rapports Science, Technologie et Société », introduction and conclusion as Director of the Class (available online)
    PDF of Isabelle’s address
    Recording
  • October 1, 2022, Rentrée académique at the Royal Academy of Belgium, address by the President, Isabelle Ferreras
    PDF of Isabelle’s address
    Recording
  • October 2, 2021, Rentrée académique at the Royal Academy of Belgium, address by the President, Isabelle Ferreras
    PDF of Isabelle’s address
    Recording
  • June 23, 2021, Brussels, Royal Academy of Belgium: « Objectif Mars ? » Fictions and Aspirations behind the dream to conquer Mars. Joint session of the four Classes of the Royal Academy, coordinated by Isabelle Ferreras. Webinar

As President, Isabelle led various initiatives, among which:

  • Seeking gender parity and making room for the youth: the reform of the statutes of the Royal Academy (available on this page)
    Here is an explanation about the reach of the gender parity reform.
  • Bridging the gap between science and society: a new participatory format was designed and implemented
    – September 24, 2021, « L’Intelligence artificielle : avec ou sans vous ? », study day organized by the Classe Technologie et Société at the Royal Academy of Belgium, with experts of the field (Hugues Bersini of Université libre de Bruxelles, Carine Doutrelepont of Doutrelepont & Associés, and Benoît Macq of UCLouvain): more info available on this page
    – November 28, 2022, « Désinformation & fake news : Que reste-t-il de la vérité ? À qui profite le crime ? », study day organized by the Classe des Lettres et des Sciences morales et politiques at the Royal Academy of Belgium, with experts of the field (Emmanuelle Danblon, André Helbo, Nathalie Skowronek, Helena Pelaez, Massimo Leone, François Jost): more information on this page
  • Playing its part in the war in Ukraine, as host of the UAI (Union académique internationale) based at the Palace of the Academies in Brussels, since 1919: creation of the Academy Committee for Sustainable Peace, and opening of 4 positions for Ukrainians and Russian dissident scholars and artists (the statement is available on this page and the note is available on this page)

Director of the Class Technology and Society (2021-2022)

The Class meets every month. Its convening is never public except for one public session held once a year on the 3rd Saturday of October.

October 22, 2022, Royal Academy of Belgium, public session of the Class Technology and Society, « Le Rapport Meadows a 50 ans. Des rapports Science, Technologie et Société », introduction and conclusion as Director of the Class (recording available online)
The program is available on this page.

October 23, 2021, Royal Academy of Belgium, public session of the Class Technology and Society, « Face aux défis de l’intelligence artificielle », with Benoît Macq, Carine Doutrelepont et Benoît Frydman, introduction and conclusion as Director of the Class (recording available online)
The program is available on this page.

Chaire SFPI

https://academieroyale.be/fr/chaires-concours-prix-subventions-chaires-mandats-recherches-chaire-sfpi/

2019-ongoing, Academic coordinator of the « Chaire SFPI » at the Royal Academy of Belgium

Chair established by Belgium’s “sovereign fund” (Société Fédérale de Participations et d’Investissement – SFPI) and the Royal Academy of Belgium in support of researching how the role of the State as investor in private companies can be leveraged to promote sustainability

2022-2023: Chair holder: Dr. Jerome Warren (University of Cologne PhD 2022)

Theme: « Vers l’entreprise durable. L’investissement durable comme processus de transition au niveau de l’entreprise »

Chaire SFPI Conference cycle organized by Collège Belgique, in Brussels (Belgium) (all the recordings are available on l’Academie.tv):

  • October 4, 2022, « Embedding Firms within the Mission Economy. Why Should the Firm Be Part of a Sustainable Agenda? »
  • October 11, 2022, « Delivering on the Promise of a Sustainable Firm: Surveying Practices to Establish A Research Agenda »

Internal seminars: November 24 and December 14, 2022

2020-2021: Chair holder: Dr. Maximilian Krahé (Yale PhD 2019)

Theme: « Les investissements publics, comme leviers des États au profit du développement durable »

Chaire SFPI Conference cycle organized by Collège Belgique, in Brussels (Belgium) (all the recordings are available on l’Academie.tv):

Report released: Max Krahé, 2021, “From System-Level to Investment-Level Sustainability: An Epistemological One-Way Street,” Brussels: Royal Academy of Belgium, Coll. Opinio 1 (available online

June 17, 2021, “The Challenge facing Sustainable Finance: From system-level to investment-level Sustainability. An epistemological one-way street,” Seminar discussing the Chaire SFPI Report by Max Krahé, June 2021, with presentations of Isabelle Ferreras, Maximilian Krahé, Jacques Pélerin (Reverse Metallurgy), Bernard Gustin (CEO FlightLevel 500, Chairman Elia Group), Jean-Pierre Hansen, Elia Trippel (EU Commission), Thomas Dermine (State Secretary for Scientific Policy, Recovery Program and Strategic Investments at Belgian Federal Government), followed by a debate with all the participants.