Kick-off event on September 28 in partnership with ChangeNOW, the largest summit on Positive Impact
ChangeNow has quickly grown as the #1 Positive Impact conference in the world. No wishful thinking, no theories, just plain ACTION.
For 2 days, in a city you would love to visit, we pair up Change for Good entrepreneurs with the right Decision-Makers (cities, governments, large companies) that can open the markets and sign the contracts you look for.
15 of the 40 largest cities in the world (Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy) have confirmed attendance, together with hundreds of VC"s and Heads of CSR at Fortune 500 around the world.
The conference is organized under the patronage of Emmanuel Macron, President of France.
A major international event on Positive Impact
● Celebrating impact leaders solving the world’s most critical challenges
● 6,000+ startups, investors, medias and corporates from 80+ countries engaged in responsible innovation
● 20 partnering cities, with Los Angeles having been announced first thanks to our partnership
● More than 2,000 one-on-one meetings arranged
● Also this year a Film Festival, a Sustainable Fashion Evening, A 2-day Hackathon, a Youth Summit, a Positive Impact Job Fair and more (see here)
● WHERE :Station F is the world’s largest startup campus, home to 2,000+ startups in downtown Paris
● WHEN : Sept 28-29, 2018 during ChangeNOWSummit, one of the world’s leading change conferences with participants from more than 80 countries
● WHAT : Our event at Station F will host a panel discussion with prominent stakeholders sharing their experience between LA and Paris and provide a unique occasion for VIP networking, including targeted one on one meetings. Guests will also have access to the 2-day conference
● WHO : We are currently gathering a selection of key speakers and welcome suggestions. We plan to limit it to 8 speakers - 2 keynotes and 2 panels
Magali Delmas, professor at the UCLA Anderson School of Management & the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability
Magali Delmas is a professor of management at the UCLA Anderson School of Management and the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability. Her research interests lie primarily in the areas of business strategy, corporate sustainability and socially responsible investing.
Delmas is the director of the UCLA Center for Corporate Environmental Performance. From 2014-2017, she was the president of the Alliance for Research in Corporate Sustainability (ARCS), an international organization that serves as a vehicle for advancing rigorous academic research on corporate sustainability concerns.
"Research tells us that consumers buy green products when they benefit not just the environment, but the consumer." Most of us fall somewhere in the middle, and Delmas calls that segment the "convenient environmentalists."
She describes the elements of effective information strategies that will help managers guide consumers along the difficult path from knowledge to consumption. With what she calls the "green bundle"-natural or implicit co-benefits of environmental goods and services-companies can strategically appeal to both the altruistic and egoistic values of consumers.
"There’s an enormous appetite for making the planet more sustainable — and an enormous potential in the marketplace for driving sustainability choices".
Luben Pampoulov, Co-Founder and Partner of GSV Asset Management
Luben Pampoulov is co-founder and Partner of GSV Asset Management, and led GSV’s early investments in Spotify, Lyft, Dropbox, Palantir, Rover and Coursera. Prior to starting GSV, Luben worked at ThinkEquity Partners, an asset management and investment banking firm focusing on venture capital and emerging growth companies.
Based on his multinational background from Europe and the U.S., Luben offers unique perspective on some of the world’s most promising emerging economies. His professional credentials are complemented by his experience as a world-class tennis player — competing on the ATP Tour, being national champion in Austria and Bulgaria, and leading UCLA as its Captain and #1 player to win the NCAA Championship in 2005.
Fabrice Dumans, Founder and CEO of Timyo
Fabrice Dumans is the founder and CEO of Timyo. With 20 years experience as a business executive in technology companies, he brings an unique expertise and a fresh look on our relationship to time.
The idea of Timyo came from his belief that email is a great tool that has gone wrong and that its current use is no longer adapted to the hyper-connected world in which we live. Timyo wants to offer busy people and companies a better email experience, one more productive and stress-free.
Fabrice lives in L.A since August 2013 to be at the right place where “software is eating the world”.
Carine Saloff-Coste, Director of Economic Development for the City of Paris
Carine Saloff-Coste has joined the City of Paris Council in 2007 and is now its Director of Economic Development, Employment and Higher Education.
She began her career as a telecommunication engineer at SIEMENS transport on the development of line 14 of the Paris metro. She then worked for the Banque de France.
In 2003 she moved to Boston to work on behalf of the Ile de France Region and the Essonne Department to set up a promotion and prospection office for the biotechnology sector.
Back in France, she became Director of Planning and Development at the General Council of Essonne.
Jill Baldauf, Associate Dean of UCLA Anderson Alumni relations
While serving on Anderson's Board of Visitors from 1992 to 1997, Jill helped to create and launch a student pledge program that instilled a culture of giving back in an institution increasingly dependent on private support.
A strong supporter of the arts and arts in education, she is Vice Chairman of the Board of Chrysalis, which assists the homeless in returning to work. Jill is also a Board member of the LA Opera, Blue Ribbon and The Broad Stage.
A top advertising executive and dedicated contributor to both the community and her business-school alma mater, she built an impressive career with blue-chip agencies such as Benton & Bowles; Grey, Ogilvy & Mathers; and DDB. In 2003 she formed her own agency, Ampersand, with a retainer from Hasbro. She lives in Santa Monica Canyon with her husband, Steve Grossman, two daughters and Bernese Mountain dog, Cody.