2020 SPEAKERS

Meet successful changemakers and thought leaders gathered at ChangeNOW to share their visions and experiences, and support game-changing solutions.

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Solar Impulse Foundation, Founder and Chairman #OrganizingWorldwideAction #Adventurer
OMD (One Meal a Day), Red Carpet Green Dress, MUSE Global, Founder #ChangingBehaviours #SustainableFashion #PlantBasedFood #Education
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The Ocean Cleanup, CEO and Founder #Ocean #PlasticPollution #EntrepreneurialSpirit
Burning Man Project, Founding Board Member and CEO #BuildingAnImpactCulture
Lise Kingo ChangeNOW
United Nations Global Compact, CEO & Executive Director #OrganizingWorldwideAction #CorporateSustainability
Nicolas Hulot ChangeNOW
Fondation Nicolas Hulot pour la Nature et l’Homme, Honorary President #OrganizingWorldwideAction
Yuka, Co-founder #Traceability #ChangingBehaviours
Tony Estanguet ChangeNOW
Tony Estanguet, President, Paris 2024 Organising Committee #SportsForGood, #SustainableCities
Alexandre Mars ChangeNOW
Entrepreneur & Philanthropist #EntrepreneurialSpirit #PhilanthropicInnovation
Satish Kumar ChangeNOW
Schumacher College, Founder #Education
Sofia Hmich ChangeNOW
Future Positive Capital, Founder #ImpactFinance
United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the Ocean #Ocean #SDG14
Lisa Dyson ChangeNOW
Kiverdi, CEO & Founder #CarbonCapture
Blue like an Orange Sustainable Capital, CEO and Founder #ImpactFinance
Underwater Artist, Film Director #FilmFestival #Ocean
Andrew Morlet ChangeNOW
Ellen MacArthur Foundation, CEO #CircularEconomy
Seth Goldman ChangeNOW
Beyond Meat, Chairman #PlantBasedFood
Jonah Goldman ChangeNOW
PLNT Burger, Director of strategic Marketing #PlantBasedFood
Ecosia, CEO and Founder #ChangingBehaviours #Reforestation
TerraCycle, Founder and CEO #CircularEconomy #TowardsZeroWaste
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, Founder #Ocean #EnvironmentalHeroe #Adventurer (video-conference)
Sport Without Borders IUG, Founder #SportsForGood
City of San Francisco, President of the San Francisco Commission on the Environment #SustainableCities
Marc Hauser ChangeNOW
World record for the first skydive into the jet stream and high-altitude wind energy pioneer #ImpactExplorer #Windpower #FlyingTheJetStream
Pass Culture, President of Cinéma pour Tous #FilmFestival #ImpactCulture
Pavan Sukhdev ChangeNOW
WWF-International President, UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador, GIST Advisory Founder-CEO #OrganizingWorldwideAction
MUD Jeans, CEO and Founder #SustainableFashion ​#CircularEconomy #NoWaste #CircularJeans
saype ChangeNOW
Artist #Refugees #LandArtPioneer #BeyondWalls
Fatou N'diaye ChangeNOW
The Great Village, Co-Founder #EntrepreneurialSpirit
Energy Observer, Founder and Captain #Ocean #Hydrogen #Explorer
Energy Observer, Expedition leader #Ocean #Hydrogen #Explorer
R20 Regions of Climate Action, President of the R20 Green Fund for Women #SustainableRegions #ImpactWomen
Arthur Hoeld
Adidas, Managing Director Europe #CircularEconomy #SustainableFashion #PlasticPollution
Big Society Capital, CEO #ImpactFinance
Katapult Ocean, Co-founder and CEO #Ocean #ImpactInvestment
Clarins Group, President of the Supervisory Board #SustainableBeauty
Skipper of the Ellen MacArthur’s legendary 23m trimaran #CircularEconomy #Ocean
European Venture Philanthropy Association - EVPA, France Country Representative & European Corporate Coordination #ImpactInvestment
Pascal Demurger MAIF
MAIF, CEO #MilitantInsurance  
European Heat Pump Association, Secretary General #HeatPumps #RenewableEnergy
Clarins Group, CEO #SustainableBeauty
Pandobac, Co-founder #CircularEconomy #TowardsZeroWaste
On Purpose, Founder and CEO #ImpactJob
#sayno2plastic and #zerofoodwastage campaigns, Founder and advocate #FoodWaste #PlasticPollution
Pascal Morand ChangeNOW
Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode, Executive President #SustainableFashion
Andre Hoffmann ChangeNOW
Vice-Chairman of Roche Holding Ltd., Chairman of the Advisory Board of INSEAD Hoffmann Institute #OrganisingWorldwideAction
Catherine Guillouard RATP
RATP Group, Chairwoman and Chief Executive Officer #Mobility
Patagonia, EMEA #SustainableFashion
ClientEarth, Founding CEO #EmpoweringCitizens  
Shelley Mckinley Microsoft ChangeNOW
Vice President, Microsoft Technology and Corporate Responsibility #AIforGood 
Florent Marcoux ChangeNOW
Surfrider Europe, CEO #Ocean
RePack, CEO and Co-Founder #CircularEconomy #TowardsZeroWaste
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LITA.co, CEO and Co-Founder #EmpoweringCitizens
IMAGINE, Co-Founder and Chair  #OrganizingWorldwideAction
Blue Oceans Partners, Co-Founder and Managing Partner #Ocean #ImpactInvestment
Agence régionale de la biodiversité Île de France, Ecologist #UrbanBiodiversity
Survival International France, Director #HumanRights #Education #TribalPeoples  
Precious Plastic, France #PlasticPollution #Ocean #Art
Adventurer, Film Director, Author #OptimisticTraveler  
Alexis Haas Adidas ChangeNOW
Adidas PURPOSE, Director Sustainability #CircularEconomy #PlasticWaste  
Urban Forests, Founder #UrbanBiodiversity
Litterati, Founder & CEO #ChangingBehaviours #Waste
Eneric Lopez
Microsoft, Director Artificial Intelligence and Developers #TechForImpact
Nudgd, Co-Founder & Managing Director #Nudge
SolCold, CEO & Co-Founder #AvoidingRefrigerants #Mitigation
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Sayna, Founder & CEO #Inclusion
Glowing Glowing Gone Campain, The Ocean Agency, Founder & CEO #Ocean #CoralReefs
Vincent_Ricordeau ChangeNOW
KissKissBankBank, Founder and CEO #Crowndfunding
Follow This, Founder #EmpoweringCitizens
The Good Lobby, Founder #EmpoweringCitizens
Lactips, Founder & CEO #CircularEconomy #NewPackaging
SkySails Group, CEO & Managing Partner #WindPower #MaritimeTransport
Oceans of Energy, Founder & CEO #RenewableEnergy
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The Shift Project, Mobility Expert #Mobility #SustainableCities
Equium, Founder & CEO #AvoidingRefrigerants #OffGridCooling
Extinction Rebellion UK spokesperson, Inspiring Sustainability founder #EmpoweringCitizens #StrategyStoryteller
Jean Rogers CN
Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), Founder and Former CEO and Chair #ImpactFinance
Phenix, Co-founder and CEO #FoodWaste
Techleap, Special Envoy #TechForGood
Ernst Hoestra ChangeNOW
Business Leader Startup Innovation #TechForGood
isabella burczak ChangeNOW
Union Cycliste Internationale, Advocacy Manager #SportForGood #SustainableCities
Future Positive Capital, Co-Founder #ImpactFinance
Georgios Bourtzos ChangeNOW
ShipReality, CEO & Co-Founder #MaritimeTransport #Ocean
Fermes d'Avenir, Director #AgricultureTransition
Independent Filmmaker and Adventurer #OptimisticTraveler
Jean Hornain citeo
CITEO, CEO #ImpactInvestment
GIIN, Global Impact Investing Network, Co-founder and CEO #ImpactInvestment
Stéphane Hallaire ChangeNOW
Reforest'Action, Founder and CEO #Reforestation
Dimitri Caudrelier ChangeNOW
Quantis, Managing Director France #PlanetaryBoundaries
Alex Stephany ChangeNOW
Beam, Founder #Inclusion
clara jimenez cruz ChangeNOW
Maldita, Co-Founder #FakeNews #FactCheckingNetwork
Pierre-Nicolas Hurstel ChangeNOW
Arianee, CEO and Co-founder #TechForGood
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MTArt, CEO #Refugees #TransformingCitiesWithArt
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Cervest, Founder & CEO #AIforGood  
Joel Hazan bcg
Boston Consulting Group, Managing Director & Partner #UrbanMobility
IGOR USTINOV
Ustinov Hoffmann Construction System (UHCS), Co-founder #CircularEconomy
Corentin de Chatelperron ChangeNOW
Low-tech Lab, ​President #LowTech
Re_Set, Co-founder
Stephanie Foucard citeo
CITEO, Director of Mobilization #ChangingHabits
Axel Dauchez
Make.org,  Founder & CEO #ChangingHabits
Alexandre Viros
e.Voyageurs SNCF, CEO #Mobility
Jean François Camilleri ChangeNOW
Echo Studio President, Creator of Disney Nature #FilmFestival
Charlotte Dennery
BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions, Chief Executive Officer  #CircularEconomy #NewMaterials
Maurizio Crippa ChangeNOW
Gr3n recycling, CEO and founder #PlasticPollution
Nicolas Théry
Crédit Mutuel, Président #ResponsibleBusiness    
Arash Derambarsh ChangeNOW
Barreau de Paris, Lawyer,  #FoodWaste
Francesco Piazzesi ChangeNOW
Échale, CEO and Founder #LowTech#SustainableCities
David Kat ChangeNOW
Wasteless, VP Bus Dev #FoodWaste
Frederik jobert bcg
Boston Consulting Group, Managing Director & Partner #CarbonCapture
Valentin Fournel citeo
CITEO, Head of Eco-design #CircularEconomy #NewMaterials
jonathan petit avanade
Avanade France, Data-Science Lead #TechForImpact
melanie marcel
SoScience, Founder and CEO #CircularEconomy #NewMaterials
charles antoine bodson
The Skateroom, Founder and CEO #EntrepreneurialSpirit
philippe Gallard
Perrier, International Business Unit Director #CircularEconomy #NewMaterials
ramon fernandez
Deputy Chief Executive Officer Finance, Performance and Europe #BusinessWithValues
Amaury Bolvin ChangeNOW
Zephyr et Borée, Co-Founder #MaritimeTransport#Ocean
Clara Duchalet ChangeNOW
Vépluche, President and Co-founder #FoodWaste
Celia Rennesson ChangeNOW
Reseau vrac, Co-founder and Managing Director #FoodWaste #ChangingHabits
Thibaud Hug de Larauze ChangeNOW
Back Market, CEO and Co-Founder #Sourcing
Firoz Ladak Fond Edr
Edmond de Rothschild Foundations, CEO #ImpactFinance
Viacheslav Zgonnik ChangeNOW
Natural Hydrogen Energy LLC, Co-Founder and CEO #Hydrogen
Laura Berdugo-Donnersberg ChangeNOW
Miracle Messages France, Lawyer #Inclusion
Laurent Babikian ChangeNOW
CDP Europe, Director Investor Engagement #ImpactFinance
Gilles Cutaya ChangeNOW
CPR Asset Management, Deputy CEO #ImpactFinance
Geoffroy Germano ChangeNOW
Sustain'Air, Managing Director #AvoidingRefrigerants
MANUEL MALLEN
Courbet, Founder & CEO #Sourcing
Rob Spiro ChangeNOW
Imagination Machine, Founder #EntrepreneurialSpirit
Michael Gill ChangeNOW
Air Transport Action Group, Executive Director #AviationFootprint
Frédéric Bordage ChangeNOW
Green IT Expert  #DigitalPollution #ChangingBehaviours
Celine Olesen ChangeNOW
Climeworks, Business Development #CarbonCapture
Cristina Raventos ChangeNOW
EcoAct Spain, Director #SustainableFashion
Chris Dercon ChangeNOW
RMN - Grand Palais, President #SustainableEvents
Syrine Chaalala
NextProtein, Co-founder & Managing Director #AgricultureTransition #Ocean
Nora Gherbi ChangeNOW
Who Cares!?, Founder #EmapthyAtWork #ChiefCareOfficer
Florian Erber ChangeNOW
Ananda Impact Ventures, Managing Partner #ImpactInvestment
Thomas Busuttil ChangeNOW
Imagin/able, Founder & Director #SustainableFashion #Nudge
Rita Casimiro ChangeNOW
MAZE, Head of Acceleration #ImpactFinance
Manuella Cunha Brito ChangeNOW
Good Tech Lab, Co-founder #TechForGood
Fred Walti ChangeNOW
Network for Global Innovation, President & CEO #ImpactInvestment
Pekka Timonen ChangeNOW
City of Lahti, Mayor #SustainableCities
Vincent Avanzi ChangeNOW
Chief Poetic Officer #Education
Ross Hall ChangeNOW
The Weaving Lab, Co-Founder #Education
Rhoda Wainwright ChangeNOW
Fiction Changing the World, Producer #FilmFestival
Mette Skjold ChangeNOW
SLA, Partner and CEO #SustainableCities
Jean-Pierre Goux ChangeNOW
Planet Heart, President #ImpactCulture
Andrew Robinson ChangeNOW
Green Spark Group, Principal, Sustainability Strategy and Engagement #FilmFestival
Sandrine Ricard ChangeNOW
Chivas House, Head of Sustainability & Responsibility #ImpactInvestment
Another Way Off, Founder and CEO
VAE Solis Communications, Partner
Theye Veen ChangeNOW
SkyNRG, Managing Director #AviationFootprint
Jean Louis Etienne ChangeNOW
Ocean Polaire, Explorer #Ocean
Mauricio Schneider ChangeNOW
Solubio, COO #AgricultureTransition
Marie-Louise Ronnmark
City of Umeå, Mayor #SustainableCities
Christophe Béchu ChangeNOW
City of Angers, Mayor #SustainableCities
Sophie Macedo ChangeNOW
Carbiolice, Business & Alliances Director #CircularEconomy
Sophie Flack ChangeNOW
Research on Yoga in Education, President #Education
Howard Covington ChangeNOW
ClientEarth, Chair of the Board of Trustees #EmpoweringCitizens
Grégoire Moisson ChangeNOW
Wild Immersion, CEO #FilmFestival
Emelie OBrien ChangeNOW
Earth Angel, Founder & CEO #FilmFestival
Leila Badis ChangeNOW
FAMAE Challenge, Head of the Foundation #FoodWaste
Yusuf Bilesanmi ChangeNOW
Yusuf Bilesanmi, Founder and CEO, Eja – iCe
Lactips, Innovative Product Manager #CircularEconomy #NewPackaging #SpaceExploration #FromSpaceToImpactOnEarth #BlackHoleImage
Event Horizon Telescope (EHT), Chairman Collaboration board #SpaceExploration #FromSpaceToImpactOnEarth #BlackHoleImage
Aglaé Touchard Le Drian Changenow
Raise Impact, Partner #ImpactInvestment
ZeroAvia, VP of Business Development #AviationFootprint
Fairphone, Founder #PlanetaryBoundaries #Sourcing
Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille, Director #SustainableEvents
Axionable, Executive Director #TechForImpact
Hugo Décrypte, Journalist #FakeNews
Techfugees, CEO #Refugees
Maisons du Monde, CEO #Reforestation
Center Interdisciplinary Research, Savanturiers Director #Education
International MC
Laurent Le Bon Change Now
Musée national Picasso-Paris, President #SustainableEvents
ATR, SVP Engineering #AviationFootprint
Stimergy, President and Co-Founder #DigitalPollution
Fondation Tara Océan, Executive Director #Ocean
Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield, Director of CSR & UR Lab #SustainableCities
FabBRICK, Founder #CircularEconomy #SustainableCities
SkySails Group, CTO #WindPower #MaritimeTransport
La Ving-Cinquième Heure, CEO #FilmFestival
Fipadoc, President #FilmFestival
Quantis, Absolute Sustainability Advisor #PlanetaryBoundaries
City of London, CEO of London & Partners #SustainableCities
City of Budapest 19th District, Vice Chair Env Committee #SustainableCities
Abruzzo Region, Italy, Vice-President #sustainableRegions
Red Carpet Green Dress, CEO #SustainableFashion
Harvard Aerospace Alumni, Chairman #SpaceExploration
Espace Totem, Co-founder #ImpactCulture
The wellbeing project, Project Lead #ImpactCulture
Renaissance écologique, Author #Education
Tony’s Chocolonely, Choco Evangelist #Sourcing #Traceability
Pour un Réveil Ecologique, Student #Education
Conf Kids, Founder #Inclusion #Education
Le Campus de la Transition, Co-founder and CEO #Education
Musée de L’Orangerie, Director #SustainableEvents
BNP Paribas, Head of CSR #Ocean
Surfrider Foundation Europe, Spokeswoman
Pierre Moulin ChangeNOW
BNP Paribas Asset Management, Global Head of Products and Strategic Marketing & ExCo Member #ImpactFinance
Kat Borlongan, Director of French Tech
Sebastien Folin, Storyteller, activit, content producer #SustainableDevelopment #Solidarity #Equality
Emmanuel Marcovitch, Deputy General Manager, RMN - Grand Palais
City of Breda, Vice-Mayor #SustainableCities
Secoya Eco Tournage, President and Co-Founder
ChangeNOW, Co-Founder and CEO
French Ministry of Ecological Transition, SSE High Commissioner #ESS #SocEnt #RSE #impact
Sailor
Flying Whales, Market Manager #aeronautics #flyingwhales
ChangeNOW, Co-Founder & COO
EIT Climate-KIC, Scaling Strategist / Impact Hub Zürich, Co-founder / Stride, Co-founder #Community #ClimateChange #NewEconModels
Journalist, Writer, Entrepreneur
Kevin Tayebaly ChangeNOW
ChangeNOW, Co-Founder & Chief Development Officer
Springwise, Chairman #emergingtechnologies #innovations
Devex, Brussels correspondent
BNP Paribas, Head of Company Engagement
Capgemini Invent, VP Sustainability & Energy
President of the French Federation of Women's Wearing Apparel
WWF Cities, Global Communications Lead #SustainableCities
LanDestini, Retour à la Terre, Co-president
Smart World, Founder #SmartCity #IA
Koan Coaching, Founder
Koan Coaching, Senior Scientific advisor
L'Autre Ecole, Founder
Co-Gîtons, Founder
Scholavie, Co-founder
Officience, Decidologist
Kamea Meah Films, Impac Strategist
City of Strasbourg, ​​Strasbourg Planning Agency
ATLAS V, Founder
France Televisions Lab, Storytelling Researcher
Ticket For Change, Founder
Pixetik, Co-Founder
Africa - France Summit 2020, Ambassador & General Secretary
Finland, Minister of Economic Affairs
BNP Paribas, Head of Social Business
BNP Paribas Asset Management, Global Head of Products and Strategic Marketing & ExCo Member
La Bascule, Member
CliMates, Member
Magic Makers, Founder
GSG, Market Development Director
Engie, Executive Vice President
Republic of Uzbekistan, Minister of Innovative Development
Publicis Group, CSR Director
Sitra, Senior Lead Business Development
Business France, Environment Manager
European Investment Bank, Vice-President
European Investment Fund, Chief Executive
Kaisa-Reeta Koskinen ChangeNOW
Carbon Neutral Helsinki program, City of Helsinki #SustainableCities
Thomas Landrain ChangeNOW
Thomas Landrain, Co-Founder and CEO, JOGL #OpenSource #OpenScience
Paolo Bassanini ChangeNOW
Paolo Bassanini, CEO, Bioma #AgricultureTransition
Jan Vermeulen ChangeNOW
Jan Vermeulen, Mayor, City of Deinze #SustainableCities #Mobility
Nils Larsen ChangeNOW
Nils Larsen, Charmain Sustainability Board, City of Umeå #SustainableCities
Pascale Derm ChangeNOW
Pascale D'Erm, Journalist and film maker, Natura
Dr Reina Camacho Toro ChangeNOW
Dr Reina Camacho Toro, Mentee, Homeward Bound #ImpactWomen, #TakeYourPlace, #StrongerTogether
Sandeep Verma ChangeNOW
Sandeep Verma, Managing Director Europe, Allbirds #SustainableFashion
Anne-Catherine Husson Traore CghangeNOW
Anne Catherine Husson-Traore, CEO and co-founder, Novethic #ImpactFinance
Jean-Charles Guinchard ChangeNOW
Jean-Charles Guinchard, Associate Partner, Dalberg Advisors
Helen Carlstroem ChangeNOW
Helen Carlström, Head of R&D, Ectogrid #RenewableEnergy
Shanta Bloemen ChnageNOW
Shanta Bloemen, Director, Mobility For Africa
Frederic Pfister ChangeNOW
Frédéric Pfister, Directeur Off-Grid Afrique, NEoT Capital
Daphnee Benayoun ChangeNOW
Daphnée Benayoun, Associate Partner, Dalberg Advisors
Ilija Gudnitz Weber ChangeNOW
Ilija Gudnitz Weber, Senior Consultant, Dalberg Media
Alexandre-Cadain
ANIMA, Co-Founder, #AIforGood


SOLUTIONS

ChangeNOW praises changemakers and innovations answering to the most urgent Global Issues of the XXIst century,
with practical, high-potential and sustainable solutions.

The first biomimetic wind turbine, combining Aeroleaf and Photovoltaic Petals, proximity and design, for perfect acceptability
The compostable packaging that is just as transparent, durable and impermeable as conventional plastic packaging
The unique, intimate and interactive experience of the Whole Earth in rotation captured from outer space
The affordable, evolutive and 100% renewable deep sea desalination solution
Converting household waste into sustainable bio-based materials
A totally automated urban transport system for people and goods, running on a dedicated aerial infrastructure
The process technology that can turn cotton rich textile waste into new fibers for the textile industry, infinitely
The modern freight that combines cutting-edge technologies and wind energy to reach cost effective and sustainable transport solutions
The seaweed cultivation in developing countries to produce sustainable biomass for bioplastics
The simple yet efficient filter for removing microfibres from washing machine wastewater
The tech nonprofit building the social services of the future through software and data science
Solar Energy Converging With Architecture
Recapturing raw materials from end use polyester and cotton to provide inputs into new clothing, replacing virgin resources.
The self-supporting structures with an autonomous and connected irrigation system to fight pollution, heat islands and biodiversity loss
The collecting and composting of food waste within the city in short cycle
Eliminating 100% water usage when urinating, with a 1ml solution, cheaper than water
Edible and compostable packaging, made of potato and water, natural and gluten free
Smart soil-less agricultural system to grow staple food crops almost anywhere globally with minimum grower risk & environmental impact
The digital platform transforming the externalization of tasks in a socially responsible way in Africa
This smart demand-management solution drives significant water and energy savings to empower users through Behavioral Efficency "nudge" technology
The phone making a change in the electronics industry by using fairer materials, good working conditions, reusing and recycling
Detect, valorize and release the cooking talents of housewives from migrations or refugees to empower them
The marketplace for responsible consumption
The sustainable forests created with a unique economic system with social impact
The world's first mobility ecosystem that combines all journeys with public transport, taxi, car, bikes and more in one service
The agriculture company transforming unused underground locations in cities into productive & sustainable farms
The shiny dash of color that brings awareness to the environmental cost of glitter
The company transforming food crop waste into high-value natural fiber products