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Université de la terre Entrepreneurs d'avenir

In partnership with

UNSECO

Life at a time
of great transitions

Imagine / Debate / Commit

November 25 & 26, 2022
at UNESCO • Paris

Speakers & moderators

Gilles VERMOT DESROCHES

Gilles VERMOT DESROCHES

Senior Vice President, Corporate Citizenship & Institutional Affairs at Schneider Electric

After first experience as president of an NGO and within a Minister cabinet in France, Gilles Vermot Desroches joins Schneider Electric in 1998. His primary mission was to create and develop the Schneider Electric Foundation, under the aegis of Fondation de France. Three years later, Gilles takes over the role of the new global Sustainable Development department. This new entity defines and deploys the environmental, ethical and social policies of the company, as well as developing the awareness of Schneider Electric employees and other stakeholders to sustainable development issues.

He is also in charge of the Access to Energy Program. In February 2021, Gilles Vermot Desroches was appointed Senior Vice President of the newly created Corporate Citizenship & Institutional Affairs department to strengthen the Group's commitment to society and meet the challenges of the younger generations and seniors. Gilles Vermot Desroches is also President of "100 Chances 100 Emplois", Vice-President of "Forum Français des Amis du Pacte Mondial", member of "Conseil National du Développement Durable", and of CNTE (Conseil National pour la Transition Energétique), member of EpE (Entreprise pour l’Environnement), and of ORSE (Observatoire de la Responsabilité Sociétale des Entreprises).

Furthermore, he is Vice-President of the Global Compact France, Vice-President of the Energy & Environment Commission of the ICC (International Chamber of Commerce) and Co-president of the MEDEF Youth Commission.

Speaks on the theme

Saturday, November 26

09h30 > 11h00

31. Adapting to living on an overheated planet

  • Martine JAUROYON: Director of Sustainable Development, Innovation and Technical Excellence of Egis and member of Comex
  • Hubert KIEKEN: Climate Director of the EGIS Group
  • Alexandre MAGNAN: Researcher at IDDRI and author of the IPCC (2016-2022)
  • Barbara POMPILI: Member of Parliament for the 2nd constituency of the Somme and former Minister for Ecological Transition
  • Gilles VERMOT DESROCHES: Senior Vice President, Corporate Citizenship & Institutional Affairs at Schneider Electric

Moderation: Candice MAHOUT

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Saturday, November 26

09h30 > 11h00

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