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The Respeco Institut

The RESPECO Institute has multiple goals : conduct studies and researches to promote responsible economy, contribute to the development of new economic models of development and facilitate the emergence of new forms of social organization.


Our Honorary Committee

Mrs Habiba Al MARASHI , President & CEO, Arabia CSR Network
Mrs Nathalie BASTIANELLI, Founder & CEO Belong and Partners
Mr Stefan CRETS, CSR Europe
Mr Michel DOUCIN, Former Ambassador for Corporate Social Responsibility of the CESE

Mr Jacques HUYBRECHTS, Founder of Entrepreneurs d'Avenir
Mr Bruno LECHEVIN, President ADEME
Mrs Nicole NOTAT, President VIGEO
Mr Antonio MELOTO, Founder, Gawad Kalinga
Pr Deon ROSSOUW, CEO, Ethics Institute of South Africa


Written contributions of the committee

- Les lanceurs d'alerte, bras armés de l'exigence croissante de transparence à l'égard des entreprises, by Michel Doucin - (french version)

- Financer la transition énergétique, pour une économie plus responsable, by Bruno Lechevin (french version)



- 2015 : la croissance se réinvente ici

Rewatch the conference : part 1 - part 2

- 2016 : Livre blanc économie circulaire

Discover the initiative - English version

- 2017 : Charter for the integration of CSR in Public Procurement

Consult the charter


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Join the World Forum




Come seek inspiration to reinvent your role and that of the company

Our aim is to present solutions rather than identify problems. From the CEO of a large industrial group to the innovative entrepreneur, our speakers will demonstrate, by way of example, the successes of their personal investment in favor of a responsible economy.

Save time and learn tools to speed progress

With over 100 sessions offered per event, you'll discover new working methods, innovative processes to apply inside your company and short- and long-term practices to help change the way you do business.

Think global...

You'll have the possibility to meet with experts, thanks to the groundwork laid by some 30 correspondents located across the world. This outreach has brought nearly 1,000 speakers from 85 countries to share their experience, a diversity making for very enriching exchanges year in year out

Act local!

Given our various session formats, you'll have plenty of opportunity to discuss with participants representing your specific territory, providing you with the resources to tap into a network assembled within a community of responsible actors.

Take advantage of 20 years of expertise in the field!

The World Forum was launched in 2007 upon the initiative of the Alliances Network (Réseau Alliances) and its President, Philippe Vasseur, former journalist and French Minister. For over 20 years, we've been organizing companies in the Nord-Pas de Calais Region committed to supporting CSR strategies, in the aim of helping them optimize performance. This daily and neighborly form of assistance has offered us tremendous insight into corporate expectations.



Since 2007, nearly 1,000 speakers have taken the stage



Business Owners

> Didier Leroy, TOYOTA
> Gérard Mestrallet, ENGIE
> Michel Landel, SODEXO,
> Louisa Mojela, WHIPOLD
> Gérard Mulliez, AUCHAN
> Monique Leroux, Mouvements DESJARDINS



> Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Prize
> Shirin EBADI, Nobel Peace Prize
> Wangari MAATHAI, Nobel Peace Prize
> Jeremy RIFKIN, Economist,
> Ellen MacAArthur, EMA Foundation
> Guy Rider, Organisation International du Travail,
> Tony Meloto, Gawad Kalinga



> Günter Pauli, Blue Economy,
> Ma Yihe, Winsun,
> Verone Mankou, VMK
> Dirk Ahlborn, Hyperloop
> David Katz, The Plastic Bank
> Joaquim Melo, Banque Palmas

 Consult our interactive map to discover all our speakers.






A think tank to guide our actions

World Forum for a Responsible Economy

The highlight of our annual calendar

The World Forum for a Responsible Economy brings forward good practices of companies all over the world (SMEs or large groups) who exercise their activity in a responsible way, thus making their example contagious.

Save the date : 15 to 17 October in Lille for the 13th edition

Click here to discover the event



Grey matter of the World Forum for a Responsible Economy, this interactive database, veritable source of knowledge, compiles all the content from the previous forums.

Searching by speaker or by thematic it it is a way of discovering or refining the different subjects addressed by the forum since 2007 : Be inspired, develop and implement ...

Explore the collection and discover all previous speakers

Think tank

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The RESPECO Institute carries out studies and research in order to promote a responsible economy, thus contributing to the development of new economic models and encouraging the emergence of new models of social organization.

More about the RESPECO Institute

Thematic seminars

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1 day/ 1 city/ 1 topic

Every year, these events provide an opportunity to explore a specific topic, and highlight local expertise by intervening in other territories.

Look back at the seminars June, 20th at Arras and June, 22nd at Amiens 2016

And more about RESPECO Insitute


An extensive network reaching 84 countries

Over the years, the World Forum for a Responsible Economy, has allowed the creation of an international network of recognized experts and organizations in Sustanaible Development identifying the best practices of the most innovative companies in CSR.

Find the list of these contributors by clicking here.

A territory to implement our actions


The great strength of the Respeco Institute and the World Forum for a Responsible Economy is to have a full team dedicated to field expertise.

Indeed, we support businesses within Hauts-de-France (France) through Réseau Alliances, a network facilitating meetings between members, identifying the axes of progress and offering training courses and workshops on targeted topics.

These actions allow us to better understand the expectations of companies, formalize returns of experiences and thus feed the Institute !

To discover our network, click here


Do not leave this page without downloading and sharing the PDF presentation!



The World Forum for a Responsible Economy is a three-day event revolving around the development of a responsible economy, with speakers from all over the world. It gathers each year around 5,000 attendees.

For the World Forum to be a success, we need the help of volunteers for the organization every year. Become a volunteer at the next World Forum and use your skills through different missions!

Volunteering at the World Forum will allow you to enjoy many advantages: have a volunteer experience to put on your résumé, strengthen your skills, meet professionals, network with the attendees, attend conferences...

If you want to give a little of your time and participate in an international event, join us for the next World Forum!



 © Maxime Dufour Photographies

 © Maxime Dufour Photographies


Volunteering with a great team and great management was a wonderful personal experience. The event is very interesting and participating was a real pleasure!
— Guillaume DIDELET, Esupcom Lille

I really had a very fulfilling experience during the 3 days of the World Forum. I had the privilege of meeting many speakers, participating in various conferences and workshops. The fact that we have been involved in this forum makes us more responsible! I will keep a very good memory of it! Congratulations and thank you for these discoveries and for sharing all these experiences.
— Florine MONEL, Esupcom Lille

It was a pleasure to participate in the World Forum as a volunteer and to attend sessions tackling issues that affect our society today!


If you are interested, join the volunteer group on Facebook.

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The President

Jean Pierre LETARTRE, has been appointed President of Réseau Alliances and the World Forum for a responsible economy

He joined Ernst & Young audit firm in 1985 before being appointed in 2008 as Chair and CEO of the group. He stimulated a new dynamic in the company by introducing new technologies into services offered and initiated a profound transformation of management methods.

His deep understanding of the entrepreneurial world, his social and regional commitment as Chair of the Committee of Greater Lille, offer Jean-Pierre Letartre a unique position from which to observe the economic activity of our region. It is, therefore, quite natural that he should succeed Philippe Vasseur, and in January 2019 he assumed the Chair of Réseau Alliances, the network for Entrepreneurs for Responsible Growth of the Hauts-de-France.

 Réseau Alliances General Delegate

Jean-Pierre NACRY
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The World Forum's  team


Adrien HUC, Head of Communication, Event and Development
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Dilia PEÑA MEDINA, Head of international Relations
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Julie TIEDREZ, Business Partnerships Manager
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Pierre-Antoine LAGARDE, Higher Education Partnerships Manager
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Noémy MESSI FOUDA, Communication Manager
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Léonor MOYON, Speaker Manager 
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Dounia JEDDA, Event Manager
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