Making a Difference
Portraits of Sustainability Pioneers
Discover the inspiring stories of sustainability pioneers making a difference.
Dassault Systèmes celebrates their achievements and use of the virtual world to improve the real world.
Martin Edlund: Minesto
The sun doesn’t always shine and the wind doesn’t always blow, but water always moves. This universal truth inspired Martin Edlund, CEO at Minesto, to harness this constant and powerful energy source. His mission: a 100% renewable energy system.
Francine Acher: Université de Paris
Université de Paris medicinal chemist and director of research Francine Acher has turned her family’s life struggles into the driving inspiration for a lifetime focused on helping to revolutionize treatments for neurological diseases, including Parkinson’s. Now, the realization of that dream may be just around the corner.
Landon Taylor: Base 11
Inspired by his own challenging upbringing, Base 11 CEO Landon Taylor created an accelerator program that transforms high-potential, low-resource college and high school students into the STEM-trained talent industry so desperately needs.
Omer Bar-Yohay: Eviation Aircraft
Eviation Aircraft CEO Omer Bar-Yohay believes our current transportation system is fundamentally broken, leaving travelers at the mercy of carriers and wasting precious resources, including money and time. He envisions the solution as an all-electric, nine-seat passenger airplane scheduled to make its first commercial flights in 2022.
Stefan Krause: Canoo
Can subscribing to an autonomous-ready electric car improve air quality, alleviate traffic jams and make driving fun again? This is the question that drives Stefan Krauss of Canoo, who co-founded a mobility service provider to challenge popular conceptions of what a car should be.
Simon Mencarelli: XYT
With little more than a wrench, can a car be transformed into a pickup truck then into a panel truck? That is the vision of Simon Mencarelli, CEO and co-founder at XYT: to deliver tailored, durable and efficient mobility solutions that optimize both last mile deliveries and work experiences for people.
Mirco Maschio: Maschio Gaspardo
Agricultural equipment firm Maschio Gaspardo cultivates a sustainable future for people and planet. Surpassing expectations is a hallmark for President Mirco Maschio, who strives to improve the lives of his employees, the local community and the environment.