Action Tank

Optique Solidaire

Optique solidaire

Providing a pair of affordable high-quality reading glasses to poor pensioners.

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A focus on the double penalty of poverty

The “double penalty of poverty” costs low income families between 1000 euros & 1100 a year ; the market penalizes society’s poor by requiring them to pay more than other households for the same products and services.

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Programme Malin

Providing low-income families with affordable and nutritious food and nutritional advice for their young children with a network of practitioners

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The Action Tank Entreprise et Pauvreté (“Company and poverty”) is a non-for-profit association that aims at implementing and developing innovative and sustainable business models in order to alleviate poverty and social exclusion in France. Through the Action Tank, a number of leading multinationals have joined forces with NGOs and government organizations to experiment with developing social businesses in France.

 

Presidents

martin-hirsch

In our country, essential products and services are still out of reach for poorer consumers. This problem is primarily due to the pricing system, and is more a question of access than it is of information and education.

Martin HirschFormer French High Commissioner in charge of poverty alleviation, and currently Head of the Assistance-Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris (Public Hospitals of Paris Administration)

emmanuel-faber

A company’s role is to create value but also to share it, in order to generate wealth, without creating more poverty, with a social welfare objective.

Emmanuel FaberCEO of Danone