Positive Planet in the US

We help the most vulnerable populations in the world create a Positive Economy and sustainable development locally and globally.


Since 1998, we are creating sustainable development solutions globally.


We promote Entrepreneurship, Inclusion and Financial Education, and Inclusive Value Chains.


Join us today as a volunteer, or make donation to drive Positive Economy with us.


What We Do

Founded in 1998, Positive Planet has been using entrepreneurship to support domestic and international issues of economic, social, cultural, and ecological needs.

We are growing beyond our 11 million beneficiaries in 42 countries throughout Europe, Africa and the Middle East.


Partnering with NGOs, public and private training centers, universities, incubators and public authorities to provide:

  • Accelerator or Incubator Programs
  • Vocational Training
  • Seed Funding 
  • Capacity Buildings
Inclusion and Financial Education

Working with the financial ecosystem – banks, microfinance institutions, cooperatives, insurance companies and postal operators to provide:

  • Financial Education
  • Income Protection
  • Health Coverage Expenses
  • Access To Finance
Inclusive Value Chains

Working alongside major international buyers to support small producers in structuring inclusive sectors. Our goal is to secure their income through resilient cooperatives and the qualitative and quantitative stabilization of agricultural production.

Positive Planet in the US promotes inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all.

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a historic recession with record levels of deprivation and unemployment, creating an unprecedented human crisis that is hitting the poorest hardest.

With the current economic landscape, Positive Planet’s mission in the US will be to achieve local and international co-operation in supporting international problems of an economic, social, civic, or ecological character. Positive Planet US contributes to the United Nations’ 2030 agenda for sustainable development and in promoting and encouraging gender equality and equal opportunity and inclusion for all, without distinction as to race, sex, language, or religion.

The main focus of the foundation for international projects is dedicated to creating businesses and strengthening existing ones, creating/facilitating access to financing and supporting the creation of inclusive agricultural value chains benefiting small farmers worldwide.

The Positive Economy Institute accompanies nations, companies and cities in their positive transition and raises public awareness of positive initiatives around the world.

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Who We Are

The Positive Planet Foundation was founded by Jacques Attali in 1998 and has helped 11 million people in 42 countries. Today, the foundation is expanding to the United States. We are forming a new team with a mission to give the underprivileged the means to become entrepreneurs and create a positive economy. Ingrid Gonzalez was appointed in July 2020 as a President and Chairwoman of the Board of Directors of Positive Planet in the US.

Jacques Attali, Founder, Chairman and President of Positive Planet

Jacques Attali is a French economist, professor and writer who was the Special Adviser to French President François Mitterrand for 10 years. He is the founder of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Action contre la faim, EUREKA, BERD and Positive Planet. Attali has authored 80 books, which sold 10 million copies and were translated into 22 languages. He is a columnist for the French magazine, les Echos. Also, he has conducted orchestras worldwide: Paris Grenoble, London, Jerusalem, Shanghai, Astana, Montreal and Helsinki.

Ingrid Gonzalez, Chairwoman and President of Positive Planet US

Coming from a humble background, Ingrid is passionate about helping others. She has strived throughout her life to make diversity, equity and inclusion a norm and has worked for the biggest and most innovative tech companies in the world. Currently, Ingrid is Sales Director at Google Cloud New York. Ingrid is a part of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion team at Google and is very active in supporting younger women in their career in the U.S.

Board of Directors

“Nothing is more urgent than creating positive micro enterprises and making existing companies and territories worldwide more positive.”

Jacques Attali, Chairman of The Positive Planet Foundation

International Executive Board


Jacques Attali, President, Positive Planet International


Isabelle Santenac, Managing Partner, EY


Alexandre Allard, President, Groupe Allard
Jean-Philippe Courtois, Executive Vice President, President Marketing, Worldwide Operations and Sales, Microsoft International
Christian Fleuret, President, Finarea
Farhad Hessabi, Senior Vice-President & General Manager, SAP Continental Europe
Anthony Khoi, President, AERIUM
Olivier Marchal, President, Bain & Compagny France
Stéphane Pallez, President and Chief Executive Officer, La Française des Jeux
Joël Pain, Chief Executive Officer, SPA
Marc Rennard, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Orange – Customer Experience & Mobile Banking

Jean-Michel Attal, Lawyer, SCP Attal & Associés
Patrick Gounelle, Board Chairman, Positive Planet Foundation
Corinne Evens, Trustee, Evens Foundation
Henri Lachmann, Ex-Chief Executive Officer, Schneider Electric
Bertrand Lavayssière, UK Managing Director, ZEB
Denis Metzger, President, Action contre la Faim
Philippe Peuch-Lestrade, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, International Integrated Reporting Council
Robert Sebbag, Ex-Vice President, Sanofi
David B. Sela, Chief Executive Officer, COPAP
Philippe Varin, Chairman of the Board of Directors, AREVA


Make A Donation

The Positive Planet Foundation is classified and treated as a 501(c)(3) public charity in the United States since 2000, EIN 52-2228170.

Make your secure, tax-deductible donation and help the underprivileged in becoming entrepreneurs and generating an income for themselves in the US and globally.

Please send checks to Positive Planet at 77 Park Avenue, Suite 7C, New York, NY 10016

Positive Planet’s mission is to provide everyone the opportunities and skills to become entrepreneurs and to drive viable and inclusive economic development for today and tomorrow. We are working to create a better world for future generations in more than 20 countries.
To learn more about our international projects, click here.