The event

The World Forum, an annual event for entrepreneurs wishing to engage in a responsible economy

Every year since 2007, the World Forum for a Responsible Economy invites speakers from the world over to come share their ideas and present new, more sustainable economic models to stimulate entrepreneurs to implement a responsible economy.

The year 2020 is shaped by the current sanitary crisis. This has created completely new challenges for our economies, while also reinforcing the urgency of building a more responsible economy, capable both of tackling environmental challenges and building a world based on greater social equality. Consequently, this 14th World Forum for a Responsible Economy is bolstered by the ambition to support organisations on the road to this unavoidable transformation.


Five good reasons to want to attend this event



01. To discover how to boost your company’s transformation

The World Forum is a driving force in the process of corporate innovation. It provides new prospects for business leaders by enabling them to discover new, more sustainable models through the themes addressed, the content offered, the participants and the suggested approaches.

02. To connect with territories

As an activator, accelerator and showcase for structuring projects on a regional level, the World Forum contributes to mobilising regional players, essential for the concrete completion of large-scale projects.

In 2012, rev3 led to transforming the Hauts-de-France Region into a pilot territory for economic development Jeremy Rifkin’s leadership. In 2014, thanks to Muhammad Yunus, SoBizHub secured the territory’s place in the global dynamics of Social Business. In 2018, with B Corp en Région, thanks to the World Forum, Réseau Alliances became a hub for regional enterprises aiming to set up a responsible economy.

03. To take advantage of 25 years of expertise in the field

For the past 25 years, Réseau Alliances, which organises the World Forum, has built a network of over 380 enterprises from the region on the road to a responsible economy for the purpose of supporting them in all their CSR policies. Thanks to this expertise, Réseau Alliances remains on the cutting edge of corporate expectations, staying as close as possible to their concerns at the World Forum and all year long.

04. To listen to speakers from all over the world

Thanks to the work of some thirty correspondents everywhere, the World Forum brings in experts to meet you at.

We also provide an opportunity to hear entrepreneurs from the world over. From the CEOs of major groups to ground-breaking entrepreneurs, all are invited to share the success of their commitment to a responsible economy at the World Forum.

05. To make yourselves heard

The World Forum is a collaborative event, the fruit of a yearlong collective effort bringing together all the stakeholders to share their ideas. The formats of the sessions are devised to energise forms of collaborative activity and we encourage audience participation in the event’s highlights.



An event with 15 years of experience
and prestigious speakers

Since the first World Forum in 2007, this event has attracted many prestigious participants willing to share their experience.

Business Leaders

Didier Leroy, Toyota
Max Koeune, McCain Foods
Martha Tilaar, Martha Tilaar Group
Gérard Mestrallet, ENGIE
Louisa Mojela, Whipold
Gérard Boivin, Unibel
Gérard Mulliez, Auchan


Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Prize laureate
Jeremy Rifkin, economist
Shirin Ebadi, Nobel Peace Prize laureate
Ellen MacArthur, Ellen MacArthur Foundation
Guy Rider, International Labour Organization
Max Anderson, creator of the MBA Oath
Youssou N’Dour, Birima
Michel Serres, Académie Française
Rob Hopkins, Transition Network
Yann Arthus Bertrand, GoodPlanet Foundation
Bertrand Piccard, Solar Impulse Foundation


Gunter Pauli, The Blue Economy
Ma Yihe, Winsun
Vérone Mankou, VMK
Dirk Ahlborn, Hyperloop
David Katz, Plastic Bank
Michael Shuman, BALLE

This year, great names like Bertrand Badré, CEO and founder of Blue like an Orange Sustainable Capital, and former CFO of the World Bank, have already confirmed their presence. See the interactive map to discover all our speakers.


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