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Events Archives: Le Havre 2014

CARBON AUDIT REPORT OF THE POSITIVE ECONOMY FORUM 2014 IN LE HAVRE

inTERREface (French only), a sustainable development consultancy based in Le Havre, assists the Positive Economy Forum with this its Carbon footprint assessment. The following results have been achieved:   Total carbon footprint: 201 metric tons CO2* which represents 40 kg CO2 a visitor   More than three quarters of the gas production were linked to people transportation while waste were the second […]

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C3D

Established in France in 2007, C3D is led by Hélène Valade and comprises over 100 leaders of sustainable development and social stewardship representing the private and public sectors.The objective of this professional consortium is three-pronged : fostering a dialogue on experiences and best practices, engaging in a dialogue with other stakeholders, contributing to the public debate by providing ideas with the goal of reinforcing the involvement of organizations in favour of sustainable development. Members of C3D meet regularly for exploratory dinners, the Annual Assembly Meeting and a yearly Campus held in July. Working groups have been created : “Corporate social responsibility”, “Sustainable development, motor of transformation of economic models and value creation”, “Communication, repoting and sustainable development”.

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Alexandre Jost

BACKGROUND / Academic and professional background

Holding a M.Sc. degree in Industrial Engineering from Ecole Centrale Paris and from U.C. Berkeley, he started his carreer with Mars & Co, an international strategy consulting firm, in the US, Brazil, Mexico, England then France. Eager to give meaning to his work-life, he joined the not-for-profit Groupe SOS, a 10,000 employee grouping of NGOs in the field of public health, social care and social businesses. He will hold several deputy managing director positions in R&D, support & strategy and of a business unit. In late 2010, happy entrepreneur, he founded La Fabrique Spinoza / The Spinoza Factory the Paris-based cross-party political and economical think-tank for citizens’ well-being.

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

 The Spinoza Factory organizes and promotes research and democratic debate on citizens’ happiness, and produces public policy innovation, as well as citizens recommendations to the civil society in its favor.

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

Paris

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

 Declared one of the 12 leading French think-tanks by Acteurs Publics, the Spinoza Factory is Correspondent in France for the Wikiprogress initiative, hosted by the OECD, for the measure of societal progress and well-being. It is also coordinator of a U.N. commission on Happiness as a development goal. Alexandre gives Master Classes at Ecole Centrale Paris, on the Positive Enterprise, with the support of Centrale Executive Education. Declared a “revelation” by the leading French Economic magazine Challenges, praised by the Bhutanese Labor Minister for his work towards happiness, expert with the U.N. he advises organizations on workforce well-being, as a goal in itself as well as a driver of performance.

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

“After 5000 years of civilization, we have finally reached a point where we do have a decent Science of Happiness.”

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The workshops’ summary notes are available !

At the same time of the plenary sessions, specific BtoB sessions dedicated to professionals have been organized during the LHFORUM/Positive Economy Forum 2014. More than 30 topical workshops have been held with the purpose to encourage healthy emulation between 400 international experts. These sessions have spured new approaches and analyses aimed at building a positive […]

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The workshops’ summary notes are available !

At the same time of the plenary sessions, specific BtoB sessions dedicated to professionals have been organized during the LHFORUM/Positive Economy Forum 2014. More than 30 topical workshops have been held with the purpose to encourage healthy emulation between 400 international experts. These sessions have spured new approaches and analyses aimed at building a positive […]

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