Elisabeth LAVILLE, Founder and chief entrepreneur of UTOPIES, Founder of Mescoursespourlaplanete.com
Since 1993, when she founded Utopies, the pioneering French consultancy for sustainability strategies, Elisabeth LAVILLE has become one of Europe’s leading experts on corporate social responsibility as well as on sustainable consumption and marketing.
Utopies’ team of 20 people has worked for an extensive range of corporate clients, from CSR pioneers such as Ben & Jerry’s, Interface or Max Havelaar fairtrade label to mainstream international groups such as Carrefour, Lafarge, Sodexo, Danone, L’Oréal, etc.
She also created in 2007 the first French online guide on sustainable consumption, Mescoursespourlaplanete.com, with 70 000 visitors monthly. Elisabeth is the author of many bestselling books including “L’entreprise verte” (first published in 2002) and was given several awards for her work and vision, including French Legion d’Honneur and Veuve Clicquot Business Woman of the Year award in 2008. Elisabeth is also the mother of Eve, born in 2005.