In Episode 55 of the Investing in Impact podcast, we speak with Kevin Tayebaly, Co-Founder of ChangeNow, on building one of the largest impact events in the world, attended by 40,000 people, including 1,200 impact investors!
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About Kevin Tayebaly
After spending his early career in strategy consulting, Kevin founded his first social venture in Mumbai, India in 2008. The venture aimed to democratize the cultural space in the city by offering local activities targeted towards underprivileged populations.
In 2012, inspired by the tech wave, he returned to Europe to work with several tech startups undergoing exponential and global growth.
During his time at INSEAD in 2014-2015, Kevin reflected on his career experiences and began exploring the concept of mission-driven companies that combine purpose with a scalable business model.
He went on to found his second impact venture, an e-commerce platform supporting local independent retailers in large cities. His efforts earned him the BCG Young Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2016.
In 2017, Kevin co-founded ChangeNOW, the world’s largest event for the planet, with the goal of promoting a new, virtuous, and responsible business culture globally. His achievements and leadership in the field earned him a place on the Choiseul 100 list in 2023, recognizing top French economic leaders under 40 years old.
ChangeNOW 2023 is a three-day summit that brings together the most innovative solutions and impactful changemakers tackling our planet’s biggest challenges, to take action, together. ChangeNOW builds bridges between the entrepreneurs, business leaders and policy-makers to accelerate change.
The 2023 edition of the ChangeNow Summit will be held in the heart of Paris, at the Grand Palais, from May 25th to May 27st. The event attracts over 40,000 attendees, including entrepreneurs, investors, academics, and policymakers, from more than 120 countries.
One of the highlights of the summit was the exhibition area, which featured over 1,000 projects and solutions from around the world.
Attendees had the opportunity to interact with the exhibitors, learn about their products and services, and network with like-minded individuals.
The exhibition area was divided into several zones, including Energy & Mobility, Food & Agriculture, Circular Economy, and Social & Inclusive Business.
In addition to the exhibition area, the summit featured a series of keynote speeches, panel discussions, and workshops on various topics related to sustainability and innovation.
Speakers included business leaders, policymakers, and social entrepreneurs who shared their experiences, insights, and visions for a better future.
Some of the key themes that emerged from the discussions were the importance of collaboration, innovation, and the role of technology in driving positive change.
I'm Rafael, Co-founder of regenr8 and an Impact investor working to replace old-world thinking in venture capital and accelerate regenerative business ecosystems that lead to the regeneration of our planet.