” I regularly participate in SB conferences worldwide, it is the right place to pave the way for purpose-driven brands looking to have a positive impact on society. I’m particularly proud to be partner of this first French edition and will be happy to share about the last trends in local branding, city-brand partnerships and localizing the sustainable economy. “
UTOPIES is France’s pioneering sustainability think-tank and independent consultancy, inspiring purpose-led brands willing to act as a force for good since its inception 25 years ago. In 2014, UTOPIES became the first B Corp certified company in France and has been leading the French movement ever since.
UTOPIES’s founder Elisabeth Laville has been a leading voice in sustainable business and positive innovation for more than two decades. An innovative thinker with a background in strategic planning/brand strategy, Elisabeth is a dynamic and engaging presenter on green consumption, sustainable innovation, positive brands, social entrepreneurship and mission-driven companies. She is the author of the bestselling book “L’entreprise Verte” (“A empresa verde” for the brazilian translation) among others, and sits on the Board of Directors of European retailer Nature & Découvertes as well as of Unis-Cités, a French NGO promoting civic service for youth.
Elisabeth was awarded the Veuve Clicquot Prize for Businesswomen of the Year 2008, and was made Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur that same year.