In a Nutshell

The Master of Science "Strategy & Design for the Anthropocene" is a 12 to 14 month course launched in October 2020, certified by the Conférence des Grandes Ecoles (CGE). It is the first diploma in the world with an operational focus that takes the Anthropocene as its framework and starting point. This Master of Science aims to train in "ecological redirection", acknowledging the outdated nature of approaches such as green growth (decoupling paradigm), sustainable development or CSR (compensation paradigm). It is offered jointly by ESC Clermont School of Management and Strate Ecole de Design Lyon. Inspired by the research conducted in within the Closing Worlds Initiative, it was co-founded by Alexandre Monnin (who is now its director), Diego Landivar and Emmanuel Bonnet, all three teachers at ESC Clermont BS and respectively Research Director, Director and co-founder and member of Origens Media Lab.

For further information

A more detailed presentation of the MSC is avaible here.

Strate Lyon Campus

Geographical situation
Located at the southern end of the Lyon peninsula and at the confluence of the Rhône and Saône rivers, the new emerging Confluence district is one of the largest urban downtown projects in Europe, strengthening Lyon's attractiveness on the international scene.

The School
Taking place in the newly renovated former market halls of the Confluence district, this iconic building and witness of an updated heritage is spread over 2,200m2. Modern and luminous, its open architecture embodies our pedagogical conception of design: open to the world and more humanistic.

The school has large project studios on four levels. Machine workshops, a photo studio and study areas offer students the opportunity to make.

For a virtual tour of the campus, click here


The Shift Project (carbon transition think tank)

I am convinced that the profile of the graduates of this Master of Science will be coveted on the job market, and in many sectors, and that your training will be pioneering and is destined to show the way that others will inevitably follow.

Matthieu Auzanneau


Innovation Cell Department of Political nd Peacebuilding Affairs (DPPA), United Nations

The Innovation Cell of the Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs expresses its interest in the initiative led by ESC Clermont Business School and Strate Ecole de Design to create an interdisciplinary Master of Science Programme, called “Strategy and Design for the Anthropocene”. The Cell is currently leading an effort to launch and coordinate a network of labs to help experiment and kick-start new approaches to its work. In this context, the Cell looks forward to further discussing how to best collaborate with the “Anthropocene by Design” MSc Programme.

Daanish Masood

Fondation Internet Nouvelle Génération

Tomorrow’s managers, engineers and designers will have to be able to play a transformative role, proposing methods and engineering skills to «redirect», as you propose, the technological organizations and innovation projects, making them compatible with the ecological transition, or even radically reinventing them. We believe that the players in our ecosystem - and ourselves - may be interested in hosting your future students on a work-study (internship or apprenticeship) basis.

Jacques-François Marchandise

General Delegate

Conférence des Grandes Ecoles

In addition to the quality of the file, which allows a fluid analysis, the experts in charge of the investigation particularly appreciated the relevance of the subject matter and the angle chosen.

Hugues Brunet

General Delegate

Career opportunities:

  • Ecological transition design manager
  • Corporate social responsibility manager
  • Ecological transition consultant
  • Territorial development manager
  • Prospective manager
  • Sustainable development manager


Strate School of Design

Born 26 years ago as an industrial design school, Strate is now a post-industrial design school which moto is Making the world + simple + fair + beautiful. Our definition of design is this : More than a profession, more than a discipline, design is a transformation force field, embodied by demanding professionals, readers and thinkers of complexity, and contributing to the creation of sustainable and successful human experiences, providing beauty in people’s lives. For us, a designer is an activist working, at every scale, to create a better living together. We think it, we teach it, we do it.

ESC Clermont School of Management

Established in 1919, the school of management is a Grande Ecole that is recognized by The French Ministry of Higher Education and Research. The business school holds AACSB accreditation since 2005 and its Bachelor programme received the EPAS accreditation in 2018. It offers undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. The school is a Grand école and is also part of Conférence des Grandes écoles (CGE), the Consortium of Graduate Schools of Management.