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Springwise Announces Media Partnership with ChangeNOW 2020

Press Release: Springwise, the global source for innovation intelligence that drives positive and sustainable change, is partnering with ChangeNOW 2020, the largest gathering of innovations and innovators for the planet.

Springwise, the global source for innovation intelligence that drives positive and sustainable change, is partnering with ChangeNOW 2020, the largest gathering of innovations and innovators for the planet, to bolster their shared mission of inspiring sustainable innovation across all sectors and regions of the world. The annual conference is taking place from the 30th of January to the 1st of February at the Grand Palais in Paris.

During the event, Springwise will be represented at the Media for Change hub throughout the day on Friday, the 31st of January, to connect with event exhibitors, speakers and others aiming for sustainable business solutions. This space is located next to the France Télévision (first national TV) studio.

In addition, James Bidwell, Chair of Springwise and Co-Founder of Re_Set, the boutique strategy consultancy for innovation and disruption, will be chairing a panel discussion, Changing Food Culture, on Saturday, February 1st, at 12:30 – 1:45 pm featuring Suzy Amis Cameron and Seth Goldman.

Springwise is part of an ecosystem of businesses on a mission to create the future in a disrupted world: Re_Set, the boutique consultancy for digital transformation, innovation and sustainability; Capital D, the private equity fund investing in disruptive mid-market companies across Europe. The partnership further solidifies their collective commitment to not only promoting sustainable business practices but helping companies address the climate crisis. Re_Set and Springwise have pending B Corp status and are members of 1% for the Planet.

Re_Set also recently announced the appointment of Sue Garrard, the leading global expert in sustainability and climate change, as Associate Partner, Sustainability and Climate. Sue is also a Fellow at the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership.

Announcing the ChangeNOW 2020 partnership, James Bidwell commented:

“It is now clear that the climate crisis is existential. Innovation is a critical part of the solution and the extraordinary calibre of innovations and innovators at Change Now is an encouraging driver of change. Springwise has been championing innovation for positive change since 2002 so we are delighted to be an event partner to enable the Springwise and Change Now communities to connect and progress towards solutions. I am particularly excited to be chairing discussions on the Future of Food with Suzy Amis Cameron and Seth Goldman amongst others. It will be a brilliant event and keep an eye on Springwise for updates.”


About Springwise

Springwise has delivered innovations that matter since 2002 — crowdsourced across industry, technology and region. Every day, Springwise finds, curates and analyses the latest innovations emerging around the globe, with a mission to drive positive change, empower teams and point the way to the next disruptors.

With an extensive database of over 10,000 global innovations, Springwise is trusted by thousands of thought-leaders, entrepreneurs, investors, educators, creative leaders and tech disruptors from all over the planet as the leading source of disruptive ideas that inspire and empower. Springwise is a member of 1% for the Planet.

Access to Springwise’s daily innovations is now free for all, via its website, daily and weekly email newsletters, and the new Springwise Innovation smartphone app.

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About Re_Set

Re_Set is a London-based boutique strategy consultancy for innovation and disruption whose mission is to ensure its clients thrive in a disrupted world. Re_Set specialise in understanding what’s next, and how to make change happen at pace, with positive, sustainable impact.

Re_Set client work ranges from creating innovation and growth strategy and governance, strategy for sustainability and the climate crisis, running innovation and digital transformation programmes, delivering cultural and organisational change, scoping and catalysing digital programmes to due diligence – all with a clear focus on positive impact and value creation, at pace. Re_Set is a member of 1% for the Planet.

Re_Set is powered by Springwise, the renowned global innovation intelligence platform that drives positive and sustainable change, giving us advance access to the most innovative thinking and ideas on the planet and was co-founded by Sophie Albizua and James Bidwell in 2017.

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About capital D

capital D is a pan-European private equity fund manager founded in 2017 to focus on investing in mid-market companies that show clear evidence of transforming legacy business models or have demonstrable potential to do so. Agile companies are disrupting industries across almost every sector. capital D seeks to be their partner of choice and has a distinctive approach integrating three competencies: intelligence, investment and impact. capital D seeks to invest €20 to 60 million alongside founders/ managers who are making the future today.

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About ChangeNOW 2020

ChangeNOW, the world’s largest gathering of solutions for the planet, will present during its 3rd edition 1,000 solutions to more than 20,000 participants from 100+ countries at the Grand Palais, Paris, from the 30th of January to the 1st of February 2020. The programme includes a variety of formats designed to inspire and showcase concrete and scalable solutions currently available to address the world’s most pressing challenges. The goal: to accelerate the development of these solutions, encourage action and collaboration between private and public stakeholders. ChangeNOW is an independent initiative, created in 2017 by Santiago Lefebvre, Rose-May Lucotte and Kevin Tayebaly.

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Justin Sablich | Editor | Springwise | New Wing, Somerset House, London, WC2R 1LA |