After COP26 in Glasgow, the world is looking at the private sector and its leaders to pave the way for positive impact and transform the economy for good. In order to create this transformation, it is important to learn from the courageous who have taken bold steps in this direction and are changing the rules of business for the common good.

A conference that brought together more than 150 leaders was held in a unique setting at the Residence of Menna Rawlings, Ambassador of the United Kingdom in Paris, on November 9 2021. The leaders committed to accelerating the positive transformation of the economy participated in the discussion.

This event was moderated by our founder, Isabelle Grosmaitre, who explored the role of companies in bringing solutions for our climate and social crisis and the actions that the companies are spearheading towards sustainable business transitions.

While bringing together her clients for an unprecedented evening of reflection and action at COP 26, Marie Guillemot, KPMG President, affirmedher decision to actfor an economy at the service of the environmental transition. As a leader in audit and consulting, KPMG has chosen to place the ESG dimension at the heart of its strategy and has set concrete objectives to achieve a sustainable transformation with an investment plan of 1.5 billion worldwide.

Thanks to the speakers Emmanuel Faber, Ex CEO DANONE, Partner Astanor Ventures, Caroline Parot, CEO Europcar Mobility Group, Bertrand Badre, CEO Blue like an Orange Sustainable Capital, and Arthur Auboeuf, Co-founder Time for the Planet,

The time has come for companies to embrace purpose, profit is imperative, but it is no longer enough. The sincerity of leaders is often there. The question is no longer the why but the how. How to rethink value models, how to manage these contradictory injunctions, how to impact at scale.

One thing is certain, the power of employees is essential ; their willingness to contribute to a better world and to have the urge to move from words to deeds gives courage to these leaders to reinvent their model.