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Léo Juanole

Vice president & Cofounder, Movement for a Responsible Society (MSR)

BACKGROUND/ Academic and professional background

Highschool diploma, major in Literrature. Currently studying English at Lille 3 University, and journalism at the ESJ Academy.

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

Following various international summits in which we participated, as the LIYLS in the US or the HC-APYLS in Singapore, and the NIYLS organized in Le Havre, we decided, Thibaut Chaix and I, to create something to continue this spirit of solidarity. That’s how, after the farewell party of the different delegations, we had a discussion in which quickly the idea of ​​creating the MSR- Movement for a Responsible Society came. We meet every Thursday in the International Room at Saint Joseph and we discuss the actuality, and  what could be done to improve the daily life locally. Thus various projects emerged, such as replacing plastic bags in the high school cafeteria by renewable bags, creating a class with an ecological project, and aware the young primary school pupils by coming to talk to them. In addition, we wish to participate in the evolution of mentalities, and thus sensitize the young generation, who in fact is the future of humanity. The LH Forum in 2014 was a huge help for our collective awareness. It strengthened our desire to make things move. Our meeting with Nicolas Hulot encouraged us, just like the one with Ségolène Royal. We are aware that there are ideas to spread and especially to make ripen. The status of association will of course give us greater flexibility, and help concretize several projects that require some money.

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

We operate in our city of Le Havre, but we consult strangers from all around the world that we met at various summits or exchanges in which we participated to submit them surveys or questionnaires. In September we will create a second pole in Paris, focused on concrete actions to make.

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

The aim of our association is summarized in the inspiration that students find in our meetings. Spreading responsible ideas, at all scales, we hope to create a new way of seeing business for coming generations. We are aiming at a sustainable action to change youth mentality to define a new craze about positive economy.

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

“Wisdom means to have sufficiently big dreams so as not to lose sight of them while pursuing them.” (Oscar Wilde)