FIRST 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
Red Carpet Green Dress, One Meal a Day, Muse School, 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
Yuka, Co-founder #Traceability #ChangingBehaviours
Alexandre Mars ChangeNOW
Entrepreneur & Philanthropist #EntrepreneurialSpirit #PhilanthropicInnovation
Sofia Hmich ChangeNOW
Future Positive Capital, Founder #ImpactFinance
United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the Ocean #Ocean #SDG14
Blue like an Orange Sustainable Capital, CEO and Founder #ImpactFinance
Underwater Artist, Film Director #FilmFestival #Ocean
Ecosia, CEO and Founder #ChangingBehaviours #Reforestation
TerraCycle, Founder and CEO #CircularEconomy #TowardsZeroWaste
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, Founder #Ocean #EnvironmentalHeroe #Adventurer
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 Speed in Horizontal Freefall #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
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
Patagonia, EMEA #SustainableFashion
ClientEarth, Founding CEO #EmpoweringCitizens  
Laurence Lafont Microsoft
Microsoft, COO #TechForImpact
RePack, CEO and Co-Founder #CircularEconomy #TowardsZeroWaste
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LITA.co, CEO and Co-Founder #EmpoweringCitizens
Blue Oceans Partners, Co-Founder and Managing Partner #Ocean #ImpactInvestment
Agence régionale de la biodiversité Île de France, Ecologist #UrbanBiodiversity
Survival International, 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
Shelley Mckinley Microsoft ChangeNOW
Vice President, Microsoft Technology and Corporate Responsibility #AIforGood 
City of Paris, Chief Officer for Ecological Transition and Resilience #Resilience #SustainableCities
A Win Win World, 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
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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
Phenix, Co-founder and CEO #FoodWaste
Techleap, Special Envoy #TechForGood
Ernst Hoestra ChangeNOW
Business Leader Startup Innovation #TechForGood
Union Cycliste Internationale, Mass Event 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
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 #PlanetaryBoundaries
Alex Stephany ChangeNOW
Beam, Founder #Inclusion
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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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Artist #Refugees #LandArtPioneer #BeyondWalls
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Cervest, Founder & CEO #AIforGood  
GetLinks, CEO & Co-founder #TechForGood
Jean François Camilleri ChangeNOW
Echo Studio President, Creator of Disney Nature #FilmFestival
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
Andre Hoffmann ChangeNOW
Vice-Chairman of Roche Holding Ltd ., Chairman of the Advisory Board of HGIBS #OrganisingWorldwideAction


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