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Jacques Attali

President, Positive Planet Foundation and President, Positive Economy Forum

BACKGROUND / Academic and professional background

Professor, writer, Honorary Member of the Council of State, Special Adviser to the President of the Republic from 1981 to 1991, founder and first President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in London from 1991 to 1993, Jacques Attali ( is currently President of Positive Planet (new name of PlaNet Finance,, an international non-profit organisation assisting microfinance institutions all over the world.

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

The Positive economy takes into account long-term challenges with respect for man and the environment while giving priority to the future generations. The report “towards a Positive Economy” shows the required actions to take to make this economy possible.

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

In a globalized economy, the positive economy takes place at all levels: local, national and international

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

The positive economy promotes a positive economic, environmental, social impact by being useful to the future generations. This positive impact is measured by the Index of Positivity of the Economy and the ease of Doing Positive Economy Index.

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

Never let yourself be reduced to a quote.

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