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
Inclusion and Financial Education
Working with the financial ecosystem – banks, microfinance institutions, cooperatives, insurance companies and postal operators to provide:
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.
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 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.
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.
“Nothing is more urgent than creating positive micro enterprises and making existingcompanies 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
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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.
New York City Office Opens to Serve Budding Entrepreneurs and the Unemployed in Underprivileged Communities NEW YORK, NY–July 29, 2020–Positive Planet US today announced the launch of its first US office, based in New York City, to serve the needs of future entrepreneurs and job seekers in US communities as well as in Europe, the …