Frédéric Benhaim is the acting President of Entreprendre Vert. He has been involved in the business– and corporate social responsibility worlds for 10 years as well as the environmental movement. He co-founded Entreprendre Vert in 2005 with Andrée Buchmann and others. He is also an Ariane de Rothschild Fellow.
Alyssa Jade McDonald-Bärtl is a social entrepreneur working to evolve standards to influence food sovereignty and agroecology. She founded BLYSS GmbH, a social enterprise. BLYSS grows, certifies and trades cacao for hotels, families and chocolate companies over two core harvests in the year, working with over 1000 farmer families in Ecuador, the Philippines and Papua New Guinea. She is a board member of UnternehmensGrün, the German Federal Association of Green Economy and she guest lectures at St Gallen University Switzerland, Oxford University England, London School of Business Kellogg WHU.
Luis Morales Carballo is co-founder and Director of Innovation at Greenbiz (Green Business Spain) and Spain Manager of Ecopreneurs for the Climate. Luis is a socioecologist and environmental consultant, with special focus on green economy and eco-innovation. has worked in a wide range of projects and programmes, at national and international levels, to foster eco-entreprenurship, strengthen ecosystems of green economy and create networks of green businesses. He is one of the founders and the President of the Spanish Green Business Association (ECOVE), created in February 2016.
Marjolein Demmers is director at “De Groene Zaak” (DGZ), the sustainable business association in the Netherlands. Marjolein has worked in the field of sustainability for over 25 years. Her personal mission is to work towards a sustainable society, by taking a holistic perspective on corporate business strategy, decision making and change management. Marjolein is a member of the Dutch Advisory Council for Environment and Infrastructure. She is chair of the expert council for the Foundation for Sustainable Certification and ambassador for sustainability in her home town, Amersfoort.
Volker Plass is the chairman and speaker of Grüne Wirtschaft, the Austrian organization of green entrepreneurs and freelancers. Volker worked as a campaigner for the Austrian Information service for Development Policy. 1995 he founded Plass Grafik-Design Agency. 1999 he was involved in the foundation of Grüne Wirtschaft (Green business organization of Austria) – since than he holds the position of the chairman and speaker of Grüne Wirtschaft. From 2005 until 2015 he was a member of the presidium of the Austrian Federal Chamber of Commerce (WKÖ), since 2013 he is a member of the board of Die Grünen Österreich (Green party of Austria).
Gaël Guillou is co-founder of IGNEOS, a Belgian management consulting firm focusing on non-mass-markets and sustainable profit where he co-created new consulting strategies. He also operates as a key accountant manager for international Fortune 50 companies where he is responsible for client relationships, project delivery and new business development across client’s affiliates worldwide. With IGNEOS he is a member of the Sustainable Economy Association.