VIDEO: Former Danone CEO chats to BusinessGreen’s Michael Holder about how he drove sustainable thinking throughout French multinational’s products, processes, and business culture

Emmanuel Faber was CEO of Danone from 2014 until 2021, where he worked to establish the French multinational at the forefront of environmental sustainability, and steered the company’s shift in legal status towards becoming ‘Entreprise à Mission’, which consolidated its social motions alongside its profit motive.

Since being ousted as CEO and chairmand of Danone earlier this year, Faber has gone on to join venture capital firm Astanor as a partner, and was recently appointed chair of the new International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) established in the wake of COP26 by the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Foundation non-profit.

As part of BusinessGreen‘s recent Net Zero Culture summit earlier this month, Faber sat down for a discussion with deputy editor Michael Holder about his time at Danone, when he first became engaged with the climate and environmental crisis, and how he sought to embed sustainability throughout the French consumer goods giant’s products, processes, and business culture. 

The fascinating conversation can be watched again in full above.

All of the panel debates, keynote speeches, and presentations from the Net Zero Culture summit – which took place on 7 December 2021, featuring a host of top speakers from business, politics and academia – are now available to watch again on demand by signing up for free on the Net Zero Culture website.

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