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Michel Saloff Coste

Executive Director Future Innovation Institute Lille Catholic University / International Development Associate Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies / Director R&D In Principo

BACKGROUND / Academic and professional background.

Michel Saloff-Coste is an international integral and global futurist, researcher, business advisor and entrepreneur working with individuals, corporations and governments to foster “fast insights into alternative futures”. He is a respected analyst and keynote speaker and has addressed many of the most important companies in the world raising global future issues and creating awareness.

ACHIEVEMENT/ What is the project/initiative/startup/company you will be presenting at the Positive Economy Forum all about ?

  • Learning in the 21st century: a new vision

LOCATION/ In which city, country, part of the world do you conduct your activities ?

Operating professionally in Europe, United States and Asia, Michel Saloff Coste has a broad experience in transition management, organizational culture, consumer behavior, business development and applied futures studies.

IMPACT/ What is the positive economic, social, political, environmental…of the activity, project, initiative, startup, company ?

The main focus of Michel Saloff-Coste’s research and the subject matter of many of his books is on the paradigm shift within the information society that he himself defines as a ‘Creation-Communication Society’.

These days Michel’s passions include the research of:

  • The major tendencies that transform development of our civilization at a planetary level
  • The changes needed in countries and companies in terms of culture, management, system and structure.
  • How economic, social and ecological development can be matched to make sense for the future of mankind.

His personal aspiration is to help catalyze the emerging new civilization, co-create a world sustainable business model and bring beauty, verity and ethics for a better world. Author of numerous bestseller books, Michel Saloff Coste is regularly interviewed in press, radio and television.

QUOTE/ A saying, quote or reference phrase that tells something about you.

“When action tends to lose its frame of reference and become insignificant, social-historical reflection can put the change that is taking place in a different light.”