FIRST 2020 SPEAKERS

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

Red Carpet Green Dress, One Meal a Day, Muse School, Founder #ChangingBehaviours #SustainableFashion #PlantBasedFood #Education
United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the Ocean #Ocean #SDG14
Ecosia, CEO and Founder #ChangingBehaviours #Reforestation
Yuka, Co-founder #Traceability #ChangingBehaviours
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, Founder #Ocean #EnvironmentalHeroe #Adventurer
Future Positive Capital, Founder #ImpactFinance
Blue like an Orange Sustainable Capital, CEO and Founder #ImpactFinance
Burning Man Project, Founding Board Member and CEO #BuildingAnImpactCulture
World Champion Freediver, Film maker, Photographer #Ocean #Explorer
Underwater Artist, Film Director #FilmFestival #Ocean
TerraCycle, Founder and CEO #CircularEconomy #TowardsZeroWaste
City of San Francisco, President of the San Francisco Commission on the Environment #SustainableCities
GIIN, Global Impact Investing Network, Co-founder and CEO #ImpactInvestment
Social Finance, CEO and Co-Founder #ImpactFinance
Sport Without Borders IUG, Founder #SportsForGood
Pass Culture, President of Cinéma pour Tous #FilmFestival #ImpactCulture
R20 Regions of Climate Action, President of the R20 Green Fund for Women #SustainableRegions #ImpactWomen
Clarins Group, President of the Supervisory Board #SustainableBeauty
European Heat Pump Association, Secretary General #HeatPumps #RenewableEnergy
MUD Jeans, CEO and Founder #SustainableFashion
Energy Observer, Expedition leader #Ocean #Hydrogen #Explorer
Energy Observer, Founder and Captain #Ocean #Hydrogen #Explorer
Katapult Ocean, Co-founder and CEO #Ocean #ImpactInvestment
Big Society Capital, CEO #ImpactFinance
Skipper of the Ellen MacArthur’s legendary 23m trimaran #CircularEconomy #Ocean
Pandobac, Co-founder #CircularEconomy #TowardsZeroWaste
European Venture Philanthropy Association - EVPA, France Country Representative & European Corporate Coordination #ImpactInvestment
Clarins Group, CEO #SustainableBeauty
A Win Win World, Co-Founder & Managing Director #Nudge
Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode, Executive President #SustainableFashion
Say No 2 Plastics & Zero Food Wastage, Founder #TowardsZeroWaste #PlasticPollution
On Purpose, Founder and CEO #ImpactJob
Patagonia, EMEA #SustainableFashion
RePack, CEO and Co-Founder #CircularEconomy #TowardsZeroWaste
ClientEarth, Founding CEO #EmpoweringCitizens  
Agence régionale de la biodiversité Île de France, Ecologist #UrbanBiodiversity
Independent Filmmaker and Adventurer #OptimisticTraveler
Precious Plastic, France #PlasticPollution #Ocean #Art
Blue Oceans Partners, Co-Founder and Managing Partner #Ocean #ImpactInvestment
Adventurer, Film Director, Author #OptimisticTraveler  
Survival International, Director #HumanRights #Education #TribalPeoples  
Urban Forests, Founder #UrbanBiodiversity
Litterati, Founder & CEO #ChangingBehaviours #Waste
City of Paris, Chief Officer for Ecological Transition and Resilience #Resilience #SustainableCities
SolCold, CEO & Co-Founder #AvoidingRefrigerants #Mitigation
Glowing Glowing Gone Campain, The Ocean Agency, Founder & CEO #Ocean #CoralReefs
GetLinks, CEO & Co-founder #TechForGood
Sayna, Founder & CEO #Inclusion
KissKissBankBank, Founder and CEO #Crowndfunding
SkySails Group, CEO & Managing Partner #WindPower #MaritimeTransport
Follow This, Founder #EmpoweringCitizens
Lactips, Founder & CEO #CircularEconomy #NewPackaging
The Good Lobby, Founder #EmpoweringCitizens
Plastic Odyssey, Expedition Leader #Ocean #Explorer
The Shift Project, Mobility Expert #Mobility #SustainableCities
Oceans of Energy, Founder & CEO #RenewableEnergy
Equium, Founder & CEO #AvoidingRefrigerants #OffGrideCooling
Extinction Rebellion UK spokesperson, Inspiring Sustainability founder #EmpoweringCitizens #StrategyStoryteller
Gold of Bengal, Founder #LowTech
Phenix, Co-founder and CEO #FoodWaste
Union Cycliste Internationale, Mass Event Manager #SportForGood #SustainableCities
Techfugees, CEO #Refugees
Sprk.global, Founder & CEO #ImpactInvestment
Techleap, Special Envoy #TechForGood
Future Positive Capital, Co-Founder #ImpactFinance
Fermes d'Avenir, Director #AgricultureTransition


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