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Alexandra Palt

CSR and Sustainability Manager, L'Oréal Group

BACKGROUND / Academic and professional background

A lawyer by training, Alexandra specialized on human rights and started her career in a law firm followed by Amnesty International in Germany. In 2003, she joined “IMS-Entreprendre pour la Cité”, a business driven membership organization working on CSR. She works with businesses on diversity management, community involvement and urban regeneration. She then joined HALDE (French Equal Opportunities and Anti-Discrimination Commission) in 2006 as Director, Promotion of Equality. In 2008, she founded and directed “Fabric of Society”, a strategic consultancy aimed at working with large companies in the setting up of their CSR policies, specialized on change management and sustainability. Alexandra Palt joined L’Oréal in February 2012 to lead CSR and Sustainability for the Group.

ACHIEVEMENT/ What is your project, initiative, start-up, company all about?

I’m in charge of determining and leading the CSR & sustainability commitments and strategy of L’Oréal Group.

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

A worldwide scope of action

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

Sharing Beauty with all is our commitment to reduce our environmental footprint, all along our value chain, while sharing our economic development with communities around us. These commitments transform everything we do and confirm our positive contribution to communities, for example to enable by 2020 more than 100 000 people from underprivileged communities to access work.

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

It always seems impossible until it is done. 
Nelson Mandela