On November 28, the Social Entrepreneur Movement and Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole held an original and dynamic round table with experts recognized for their corporate commitment to develop a more responsible and sustainable economy.
An opportunity for companies to express themselves“Montpellier Métropole offers a highly active ecosystem for entrepreneurs. We must collectively help them reinforce sustainability and control the impact of their projects,” confirms Virginie de Capèle, co-founder of Cap*L, a management consultancy specializing in topics related to responsibility. For example, Drôle de Pain’s three bakeries in Montpellier all use local products, hiring about a dozen people going through employment integration.
Pauline Chatin, creator of Vigne de Cocagne in Fabrègues also spoke at the round table. She met that dual challenge successfully. A wine producer, she founded a cooperative company of collective interest with her partners with a mission to assist people having difficulties finding work, helping them head towards professional integration in wine making.
Cyril Rheims, co-founder of Clip-it, invented a new business model for the circular economy. “We buy plastic bottle caps from an association that helps handicapped people, and we recycle them into games for children,” summarizes the entrepreneur who also develops reusable bottle caps designed to drastically reduce the use of plastic. Several initiatives were proposed by experts and other participants to go further with corporate commitment, such as creating a “label for small companies as a means to share good practices.”
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“It is important for companies to integrate three elements if they want to commit further: a positive state of mind, a desire to build together, and the notion of sustainability,” conclude the round table’s organizers, Mouves and Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole, accurately summarizing the spirit of the event and its very positive impact.