President and General Manager of the Oasis Cooperative
Trained as an engineer at Supaéro, Mathieu Labonne first worked as a research engineer on climate change at the CNRS before becoming a consultant on the subjects of carbon assessment, carbon governance and participatory governance. In 2014, he became director of the Colibris association, founded by Pierre Rabhi, which he left in 2020. He is now both the president and CEO of the Oasis Cooperative and the president of the SCIC Oasis21, which manages 3 third places in Paris.
The Oasis Cooperative brings together, accompanies and finances hundreds of collective eco-places, where people experiment with low-cost, solidarity-based lifestyles in the service of life. In this respect, it has supported the creation of more than 200 eco-cities in France over the years. A natural standard-bearer for these new ways of living together, he is also committed to a spiritual path alongside the Indian saint Amma, whose center he has coordinated near Chartres since 2011. He is at the origin of the Plessis ecohome, an ecohome for 28 families that adjoins the Amma Center and where he lives with his family.
He is also the author of the book " Serving the world - the way of spiritual ecology ", published in 2022 by Tana.