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Sophi Tranchell MBE

Managing Director of Divine Chocolate Ltd, UK

Sophi is Managing Director of Divine Chocolate Ltd, the innovative Fairtrade company co-owned by a co-operative of cocoa farmers in Ghana...

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Amelie Silfverstolpe

Social Entrepreneur, Sweden

Meet the lovely Amelie Silfverstolpe - one of Sweden’s best known social entrepreneurs! In 2002 she founded a super non-profit organisation called Volontärbyrån...

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Martin Hollinetz

Founder of OTELO, Austria

Far away from the big cities, our jury member Martin Hollinetz sees huge potential. In order to counter the brain drain in rural areas, and to help the many people, who have to leave behind their beloved hometowns, he founded OTELO in 2010 (Impressive stuff!!)...

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Benjamin Adrion

Co-founder Viva Con Aqua (VCA), Germany

Being handed the Federal Cross of Merit by the German President without even having turned 40 (the required minimum age) proves that something special must have happened. And it did, indeed. (Impressive stuff!!)...

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Martina Straub

General Manager of Changels, Switzerland

When it comes to sustainability in Switzerland, Martina Straub is a name that tends to always crop up! Martina is General Manager of Changels...

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Lucas Simons

Founder and CEO of SCOPEinsight & Ashoka Fellow, Netherlands

Meet Lucas Simons - the founder SCOPEinsight, and the second Dutch Ashoka Fellow ever, due to his pioneering role in sustainable market transformations...

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Andrea Elisabeth Rudolph

Founder of Rudolph Care, Denmark

Meet Andrea Elisabeth Rudolph - founder of Rudolph Care! Andrea was happily pregnant when she in 2006 participated in a big campaign for Green Peace where they tested her body and blood for damaging chemicals. The results were intimidating...

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Isabelle Hennebelle

Chief editor for L'Express, France

Meet the lovely Isabelle Hennebelle - editor in chief for L'Express special issue 'Those pioniers who change the world'. She is also spexialized in social innovation and HR...

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Paul Murphy

Chief Executive, VALID Nutrition, Ireland

Paul is Chief Executive of Valid Nutrition, a social enterprise that is committed to leading change in the way malnutrition is addressed, through a distinctive customer and business driven approach...

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