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Solar-powered parasols in Paris to make city’s smokers sustainable

The French capital is set to launch a sustainable yet practical alternative to environmentally unfriendly cafe heaters

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The 4th edition of the EVE Program furthers reflection on women…

Each year since 2010, the EVE program has brought together women and men from several companies to help them work on themselves, in order to increase their performance and become actors of change within…

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Adaptation to Climate Change by Christian de Perthuis

Christian de Perthuis is professor of economics at Dauphine University in Paris, and Director of the Climate Economics Chair, a think-tank focusing on shaping economics to fight agains climate change.…

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Will agrofuels force us to choose between eating and driving?

Over the past few years, the European Union has been supporting the development of agrofuels as part of its fight against global warming. But controversies over the actual environmental impacts of these…

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Environmental management to sustain high quality water ressources

The most important characteristic of evian water is its high purity, which results from slow filtration of the water through soils, rocks and other natural elements of the landscape, such as wetlands.

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Will young farmers change agriculture?

A growing number of young farmers are “starting from scratch”, as they are not carrying on a family business. Sometimes they do not even come from the rural world. And these new farmers are bringing…

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Discovering « jugaad innovation »

At an innovation cocktail held two weeks ago in Paris by the danone.communities team, the participants were introduced to a new kind of entrepreneurship: “jugaad innovation”. Here is a sneak peek at…

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Bernard Giraud: “We have a common destiny, all our efforts must…

At the Planetworkshops in Paris, Bernard Giraud (Senior Advisor Sustainability and Shared Value Creation at Danone) participated in a talk about the “new agricultural social pact”. For down to Earth,…

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We need utopias

Nobel Prize winner Muhammad Yunus believes in the importance of “social fiction” in sketching a desirable future for mankind. Imagination has immense power to drive change, and in a pessimistic world…

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Bees help preserve biodiversity in the city

Olivier Darné is a designer and beekeeper who reintroduces bees to cities through urban hives producing “Concrete Honey”. His artistic work leads reflection on how nature can interact better with…

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