About us
The Action Tank is a not-for-profit organization which was set up in 2010 under the lead of Martin Hirsch and Emmanuel Faber. The Action Tank brings together corporations, NGOs, academia and the public sector in order to build social business projects aiming at alleviating poverty and exclusion in France Read more
Our projects
All our projects are driven by the same goal, which consists in maximizing social impact for our beneficiaries through their empowerment. Our projects are in line with social business principles: they are financially self-sustainable. Read more
"Innovative ways of fighting poverty"
A symposium organized by Action Tank Social & business, European Venture Philanthropy Association and Society and Organizations center of HEC on the impact investing will be held on Wednesday 10th October 2018. Read more

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A few words about us 

Our goal is to help large corporations develop and scale-up projects with social impact and viable business models.

A word from our Co-Presidents

In our country, the poor pay more for goods and services than the rest of the population. The issue is not about them being less informed or less educated. The issue has to do with access and favourable price structures. 

Martin Hirsch

Chief Executive of the Greater Paris University Hospitals (AP-HP), former Head Commissioner in the French Government

The purpose of a company is to create value but also to share it, so that wealth is produced without generating more poverty.

Emmanuel Faber

CEO of Danone


A glimpse of our projects



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Our member organizations

The organizations who took part in our working groups or with whom we initiated a project.

Action Tank Social & Business:

An innovative ecosystem