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3 must-see panels at Change Now we can’t wait for

Lots of great discussions on social impact planned - here’s what you can’t miss

Change Now is one of the biggest conferences in the world aimed at bringing social impact changemakers together to strike deals, brainstorm solutions and bring so-needed change in such spheres like renewable energy, accessible education or value-driven business and many more. 

We at The Fix completely share this philosophy of changes (or fixes?) that make our world better. That’s why we are partnering with Change Now and hosting our panel on fake news and the role of media.

The conference will take place in Paris from Jan 29 until Feb 1. Here you can find the full program of the event (discounted tickets available with the code FIXNOW). 

Here are the panels you definitely don’t want to miss.

Fake news and the role of media

Yeah, a little obvious – it’s the panel hosted by The Fix. Disinformation and unhealthy media affect society by decreasing civic engagement and increasing distrust in public institutions. 

Without media, it’s much harder, longer and more expensive to bring about transformations and tackle problems like climate change. We’ll talk about how can media address these challenges.

Speakers: Frédéric Filloux, CEO, Deepnews.ai; Val Ilchuk, CCO, Factology.Systems; Julien Pain, Journalist, France Info; Hugo Travers, Hugo Décrypte; Jeremy Gilbert, Head of Strategy, Washington Post; Dominique Seux, Managing editor, Les Echos; Jakub Parusinski, Managing Partner, Jnomics Media.

When: 12:30-1:45 pm, Saturday, 1 February

Accelerating responsible investing

The idea behind responsible investment is simple – you care not just about dividends but also the impact you create – on the environment, society and governance. 

By taking into account financial and non-financial goals (or, rather, long-term financial goals), you create businesses that are more sustainable, healthy and positive for all. 

Speakers: Dr. Jean Rogers, Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB); Cliff Prior, Big Society Capital; Ambroise Fayolle, European Investment Bank; Antoine Sire, BNP Paribas; Alain Godard, European Investment Fund; Christophe Itier, Social & Solidarity Economy and Social Innovation; Pierre Moulin, BNP Paribas Asset Management; Maha Keramane, BNP Paribas; Krisztina Tora, GSG

When: 2:00-3:15 pm, Friday, 31 January

Circular economy: new business models

Just like media, every industry is in search of more sustainable business models that will combine two things: a) be profitable b) prevent us from destroying the planet. 

The circular economy concept tries to meet both goals. Its goal is to use resources as efficiently as possible again and build an economy line that loops in terms of (re)usability of products. 

Founders and CEOs of businesses that embarked on this strategy will discuss how business can start using this approach.

Speakers: Tom Szaky, TerraCycle; Shu Zhang, Pandobac; Jonne Hellgren, RePack; Andrew Morlet, Ellen MacArthur Foundation; Igor Ustinov, Ustinov Hoffmann Construction System;  Atalay Atasu, INSEAD; Lovelda Vincenzi, International MC.
When: 10:00-11:15 am, Thursday, 30 January

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