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Events Archives: Le Havre 2012

Andrea Illy

BACKGROUND / Academic and professional background

- Advanced degree in chemistry at the University of Trieste (Italy)
– Master Executive degree from at SDA-Bocconi in Milan (Italy)
– Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School (Usa)
– Executive Program at the Singularity University of Silicon Valley (Usa)

Andrea Illy’s leadership in responsible business practices was recognized when illycaffè was named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere Institute.

ACHIEVEMENT / What is the project / initiative / startup / company you will be presenting at the LHFORUM all about ?

Positive Economy Models at Global Level and Social Impact Metrics

LOCATION / In which part of the world do you conduct your activities?

illycaffè is based in Trieste ( Italy) and produces and markets in over 140 countries only one blend of high quality coffee, made of nine kinds of pure Arabica.

IMPACT / What is the positive economic, social, political, environmental  impact of the activity, project / initiative / startup / company?

The unsustainability of the contemporary world is under everybody’s eyes. We must build a new world based on altruism and on resource conservation.

QUOTE / A saying, quote or reference phrase that tells something about you

illycaffe is a stakeholder company that pursues the economic, social and environmental sustainability, with the aim of improving the quality of life of its stakeholders.

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Catherine Berthillier

BACKGROUND / Academic and professional background

Sciences Po Bordeaux + CFJ (Centre de formation des journalistes)

A special correspondent for 20 years, my work has appeared on the leading television news programs in France, including Envoyé Spécial (France Télévisions).

ACHIEVEMENT / What is the project / initiative / startup / company you will be presenting at the LHFORUM all about ?

With an award-winning career of investigative journalism, including reportage from 5 continents, five years ago I decided to devote my professional skills to promoting the architects of this new world, this new economy in which I want to participate. So I created the Shamengo web platform, which provides a collection of video portraits (short and long format) of the most outstanding green and social entrepreneurs on the planet.

LOCATION / In which part of the world do you conduct your activities ?

The planet is my playground! Sleeping 40,000 feet? No problem! I think of myself as a gold miner, scouring the globe for brilliant examples of environmental and social innovation.

IMPACT / What is the positive economic, social, political, environmental impact of the activity / initiative / startup /company?

Our videos have already attracted more than 12 million views on our website and partner sites. A community of tens of thousands (including schools, businesses, communities, media outlets) is participating in the Shamengo adventure.

QUOTE / A saying, quote or reference phrase that tells something about you

“Nothing is more contagious than an example.” La Rochefoucault.

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Edouard Philippe

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@EPhilippe_LH

BACKGROUND / Academic and professional background

Receiving part of my education abroad taught me to be open-minded ; my studies gave me the love of public service ; several years as a reservist of the French Army helped me understand the absolute need to give of my time for my country. Better than degrees, I have been formed by the people I have met such asmy teachers who gave me my interest for History and writing. Serving at the “Conseil d’Etat” (French administrative Supreme Court) taught me rigor and respect for the rule of law.  I also have professional experience in the private sector  as an International Counsel with an American law firm and later as Head of Public Affairs for a big company where I faced the reality of global competition and the challenges of new energies. Re-elected Mayor in March 2014 by the people of Le Havre, I also am the President of the Communauté d’agglomération of Le Havre and Member of Parliament for Seine-Maritime.

LOCATION / In which part of the world do you conduct your activities?

I am the co-founder of the LH Forum and Mayor of the city that welcomed the first editions. This city, Le Havre, entirely destroyed 70 years ago, managed to revive, to develop and to progress; this is the best illustration, to me, of what a positive society built on a positive economy should be!

QUOTE/ A saying, quote or reference phrase that tells something about you

“Stars only shine when everything is dark “ Winston Churchill

©Picture : Eric Houri

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Angela de Santiago

Angela de Santiago is, since 2008, the Founder and CEO of Youphil, a pure player Internet media and services venture, which views the news through a committed and multifaceted prism. It throws light on social change, creates weekly content and original analyses, thanks to its editorial team, a network of experts and editorial guests.
Before 2008, Angela was Consultant in corporate communications strategies and project management. From 1993 until 1998, she created and managed Apple Computer’s large accounts club in France.

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Vianney de Chalus

Graduated from HEC in 1997, Vianney de Chalus is President and CEO of CHALUS CHEGARAY & Cie, financial holding which control majority shareholders in companies of various sectors. Motivated by company development, he has been re-elected in 2010 to the Presidency of the CCI of the Havre for a second term.

Vice-President of the CCI of the High-Normandy Region and member of the CCI French Office, Vianney de Chalus is closely monitoring issues about company’s international development. He is President of the International Normandy CCI at national and Normand levels, administrator of the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry Union Abroad, Advisor of the External Trade of France, member of regional committee of Foreign Trade Advisors for the High-Normandy region.

He is on the Executive Board of the urbanism Agency of the Havre region and at the Supervisory Board of the Grand Port Maritime of Le Havre.

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Pierre Cahuc

Pierre Cahuc is director of the Macroeconomic Laboratory of ENSAE-CREST, professor of Economics at Ecole Polytechnique, director of the research programme “labor market institutions” at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA, Bonn) and research fellow at CEPR (London). He is the co-director of the chair “Sécurisation des parcours professionnels”. His research deals with the labor market, economic growth, and the influence of cultural values on economic performance. He has published numerous articles in international academic journals, textbooks in labor economics, popular books and columns in the media.

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Alain Bucaille

Alain Bucaille, 59 years old, is a graduate of Ecole Polytechnique and Ecole des Mines. He began his career occupying several international positions including New Caledonia, Japan and Australia. He returned to France in the 1980s and participated in the examination of various tax reforms (research tax credit, business tax, IS). He was the rapporteur of the Commission’s Research & Innovation 10th Plan. He joined Lafarge in 1989 as Branch Manager and Group Director of Research and Innovation.
In 1997, he became Managing Director at Hermes where he stayed four years. He chairs the Board of the fight against counterfeiting of the Comité Colbert.
He joined AREVA in 2001 as Advisor to the Chief Executive Officer until 2005 and from late 2005 to early 2011, he occupied the position of Director of Research and Innovation Group.
Then, he acted once again as Advisor to the CEO.
He teaches prospective outlook on energy at HEC (France) and Imperial College (UK). More especially, he addresses the issue of how to meet the climate challenge at the lowest costs.

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