From February 18th to March 3rd, 2022

Themed fortnight 10Consumption

As natural resources are diminshing, consumption and production patterns must be reinvented to be sustainable and environmentally friendly.

Challenges of the Consumption themed fortnight

Natural resources are diminshing, and the environment is rapidly deteriorating. The last decades' human activity is the main source of this phenomenon. Thus, consumption and production patterns must be reinvented to be sustainable and environmentally friendly. This urgent, necessary change of paradigm must take place at every leve of society: citizens, state actors, and private actors. 

Event programming on the France Pavilion

The programme is still in development, more information to come soon!

BEL, Sponsor of the Thematic fortnight dedicated to the Consumption

Bel is a major player in the healthy fruit and dairy single-serving portion snacking. Its international development draws on a portfolio of positive brands, which attract consumers in more than 120 countries: La Vache qui Rit, Kiri, Babybel, Boursin, Leerdammer et GogoSqueeze.

Bel is the Thematic sponsor for the France Pavilion's fortnight dedicated to Consumption.

The Consumption thematic seen by the students of the Ecole des Gobelins

The France Pavilion has collaborated with the students of the Bachelor Graphic Motion Designer Apprenticeship (GMDA) of the Gobelins School of the Image. Their artworks allow us to promote the major issues of the Consumption thematic to the international audience of the Exhibition.

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The Consumption thematic seen by the students of the Ecole des Gobelins

Discover French innovative companies

In partnership with Business France, the France Pavilion highlights some solutions developped by French companies regarding consumption. 

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Discover French innovative companies

Experts’ Views: Raison d’être and Managerial Innovation

As part of the think of the Pavillon France think-tank, the "Raison d'être and Managerial Innovation" group work explored, using concrete examples, the real effects of these raisons d’être, that are most often included in the statutes of companies, and are, in the vast majority of cases, the result of a co-construction work with internal and external stakeholders. The initiatives undertaken by these large groups happened, by chance, at a particularly appropriate moment and have met with great success.

Indeed, “Raison d’être” and managerial innovation are closely linked in the dynamics of cultural transformation of organisations, to be both economically efficient and socially responsible.

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Raison d’être and Managerial Innovation

The group work "Raison d’être and Managerial Innovation"

“Raison d’être” and managerial innovation are closely linked in the dynamics of cultural transformation of organisations, to be both economically efficient and socially responsible.

With the adoption of the Pacte aw, many French companies seized the opportunity to define its / their "raison d'être", to communicate it widely internally and externally. Thus, helping to develop the commitment of their employees, and more generally of their entire ecosystem. The benefit for companies is clear, since the “raison d'être” makes it possible for them to work on the meaning, the missions, their place in society and their contribution to the public interest.

This development happened, by chance, at a particularly appropriate moment. The health crisis of covid-19 has indeed forced many companies and organizations to develop, sometimes even to generalize, teleworking. This change in operating methods rose and continues to raise many questions about the work’s organization, the link to the company and, more generally, the meaning of collective action.

Dubai’s booklet’s purpose is to explore, using concrete examples, the real effects of these “raisons d’être”, that are most often included in the statutes of companies. These affirmations are, in the vast majority of cases, the result of a co-construction work with internal and external stakeholders. The initiatives undertaken by these large groups happened, by chance, at a particularly appropriate moment and have met with great success.

The benefit for companies is clear since the “raisons d'être” make it possible for them to work on the meaning, the missions, their place in society and their contribution to the public interest, in an inclusive and open spirit, beyond business and financial issues.

Group work conclusions: the “raison d'être” is a collective commitment

The “raison d'être” is a collective commitment: whether it is in the construction or in the deployment phase, this approach has created links between employees, as well as a certain proximity in a project which becomes a collective effort as it progresses.

The time has now come for companies to adapt their management methods through innovative approaches, based on responsibility, solidarity, autonomy, and trust. This must be done to translate these methods and values into their daily lives and thus continue to develop the company for the benefit of all stakeholders.

" This affirmation of the company's place in society resonates with modern-day expectations and generates new responsibilities. "

Stéphane Pallez
Chief Executive Officer of FDJ (Française des Jeux)

" The posture changes in nature; it is now a question of supporting the pursuit of the social goals of the company, actively seeking to have a positive impact on the planet, on people and on society as a whole through their various activities. "

David Autissier
Director of the ESSEC Chair (IMEO), and of the International Social Observatory (OSI)

This book is the result of collective work chaired by Stéphane Pallez, President and CEO of FDJ, and led by Eurogroup Consulting, with the support of David AUTISSIER, Director of the ESSEC Chair (IMEO).

Contributors

We would like to thank the following companies and individuals for their contribution:

  • Camif, Emery JACQUILLAT, Chairman and CEO of the Camif Matelsom group, Chairman of the association of the Community of enterprises with mission
  • Hauts-de-Seine Departmental Council, Katayoune PANAHI, Former Director General of Services for the Hauts-de-Seine Department. Director of Real Estate for the SNCF group from February 2021. Carine DARTIGUEPEYROU, Secretary General of the Albert-Kahn Interviews, Public Innovation Laboratory of the Hauts-de-Seine department
  • EDF, Carine DE BOISSEZON, Director of Sustainable Development
  • Enedis, Gérard MATENCIO, Deputy Director of the Executives, Talents and Managerial Dynamics Department
  • Engie, Olivier HEROUT, Deputy Director of Human Resources of the Engie Group
  • FDJ, Pierre-Marie ARGOUARC’H, Director of Employee Experience and Transformation of FDJ
  • Groupama, Bénédicte CRETE-DAMBRICOURT, Human Resources Director of Groupama
  • Laboratoire Science et Nature, Olivier GUILBAUD, Co-Director of Science and Nature Laboratory
  • La Poste, Muriel BARNEOUD, Director of Societal Engagement at La Poste Group
  • Malakoff Humanis, Anne RAMON, Communications and Brand Director of the Malakoff Humanis Group
  • Orange, Béatrice MANDINE, Executive Director of Communication, Brand and Engagement of the Orange Group
  • Total, Manoelle LEPOUTRE, Civil Society Engagement Director and General Delegate of the Total Foundation
Dubai’s Booklet | Raison d’être and Managerial Innovation (PDF, 2 Mo)

Experts’ Views: Artificial Intelligence

The "Artificial Intelligence" working group brought together companies, public research organizations, ministries and French universities that are passionate and committed to artificial intelligence. Starting with concrete applications, the group focused on describing the current and future impact of AI developed by France and its talent in key sectors such as health, mobility, energy, defense, security and financial services.

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Artificial Intelligence

The "Artificial Intelligence" working group brought together companies, public research organizations, ministries and French universities that are passionate and committed to artificial intelligence. Starting with concrete applications, the group focused on describing the current and future impact of AI developed by France and its talent in key sectors such as health, mobility, energy, defense, security and financial services.

Conclusions of the working group

The global pandemic of COVID-19 has deeply changed our lifestyles, forcing us to adapt our social interactions and increasing the use of digital channels. The technological acceleration linked to these changes is leading to a very strong growth of digital in all sectors. Organizations and governments have taken the full measure of the strategic importance of digital technology and Artificial Intelligence, which has led them to invest more and more sustainably in these areas. 

In this context, the Dubai World Expo 2020 is once again an opportunity for France to showcase its leadership in AI through its schools, its research, its ever-increasing number of startups and its leading companies in the main industries at the heart of societal and human development.

Through its Carnet de Dubai, the AI working group wanted to reflect France's potential in AI. The result is that France has an explainable, transparent and ethical Artificial Intelligence, capable of adapting and serving the major challenges of our society. 

" France and the rest of Europe have all the means at their disposal to establish themselves as leaders in this field, by building on their strong entrepreneurial dynamic and on a unique public-private collaborative model that brings together business, startups, research and teaching institutes, and government. "

Eric Labaye
President of Ecole polytechnique de Paris and Institut Polytechnique de Paris

Contributors

  • Eric Labaye, President of Ecole polytechnique de Paris and Institut Polytechnique de Paris
  • Anne Lange, Entrepreneur, Sponsor of the Think Tank « Connecter les esprits », Adara Partners 
  • Erik Linquier, President of COFREX, France Expo Dubai 2020
  • Raphaël Alomar, International cooperation on Artificial Intelligence, Ministry of Economy and Finance             
  • Renaud Vedel, National coordinator for Artificial Intelligence, Ministry of Economy and Finance
  • Emmanuel Bacry, member of Pr[AI]rie and Scientific Director of Health Data Hub 
  • Olivier Clatz, Ministry of Health and Solidarity    
  • Emmanuel Chiva, Director of Agence de l’innovation de Défense            
  • Michaël Krajecki, AI project Director, Agence Innovation Défense        
  • Christophe Perignon, Professor of Finance and Director of Research, HEC Paris
  • Bruno Sportisse, Chairman and CEO, Inria
  • Antoine Petit, Chairman and CEO of CNRS 
  • Christelle Bourdeu, Head of AI platforms, Airbus        
  • Frederic Sutter, Head of Skywise, Airbus    
  • Romain Melet, Artificial Intelligence Program Manager and Manager Data Enterprise Architecture, Air France    
  • Marcin Detyniecki, Group Chief Data Scientist and Global Head of R&D, AXA Group 
  • Gérard Guinamand, Group Chief Data Officer Engie     
  • Fayçal Boujemaa, Technology Strategist/Orange TGI, Orange    
  • Gilles Colas des Francs, Director of Artificial Intelligence Transformation Factory Michelin
  • Marko Erman, SVP, Chief Scientific Officer, Thalès
  • Pierre Soumoy, Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company 
  • Xavier Cimino, Partner, McKinsey & Company 
Carnet de Dubaï | Artificial Intelligence (PDF, 2.3 Mo)
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