Pascale Thumerelle

Pascale Thumerelle is founder and CEO of Respethica. She has been Director of Corporate Social Responsibility of Vivendi, during 15 years until 2017, where she created the Department of sustainable development of the group and actively contributed to define the societal responsibility of corporate actors from the sector of media and cultural industries. She has set the strategic responsibilities and performance indicators directly linked to Vivendi’s activities (Groupe Canal+, Universal Music, Activision Blizzard, Maroc Telecom, SFR, GVT). She also developed an approach of integrated reporting on financial and extra-financial indicators, demonstrating the link between Vivendi’s investments in culturally diversified contents and the value creation for the Group and its stakeholders (artists, employees, local communities, shareholders, institutions, clients). Prior to this corporate career, Pascale Thumerelle has worked as editor (Larousse, Flammarion) and was then appointed Director of publications of French cultural institutes internationally, under the auspices of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She has participated to the Fourth World Conference on Women convened by the United Nations in Beijing in 1995. Further to this, she coordinated several projects selected under the Fourth Action Programme for Equal Opportunities for Women and Men at the European Commission. She has authored several articles and has produced a number of documentary films. In 2015 she was listed in the Global Diversity List (Top 50 diversity professionals in industry) issued by The Economist. She has been selected as Jury member of the Global Pluralism Award (2016-2019) by the Global Centre for Pluralism (funded by the Government of Canada and Aga Khan. She is also administrator of the Endowment Fund of Iconem, a startup specialised in preserving the memory of endangered cultural heritage thanks to the latest technological innovations. She is member of the French Social Investment Forum (FIR) as eminent personality (2019). She teaches at ESCP/Europe Business School, within the Master in International Sustainability Management (2019).

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