The “Business and General Interest ” mission was launched early this year in France the Ministers of Environmental and Social Transition, Justice, the Economy and Labour. The aim is to ask companies to assume a responsibility for their stakeholders, sometimes with conflicting interests, as well as for society as a whole. Proposals are under way for companies who wish to give themselves a wider social purpose.

Where are we today in the world on this question? Answers from companies which have already incorporated the general interest in their operations and who will show how they seek to have a positive impact on society in general and in particular on the regions where they operate.