Sustainable Development


President: Bruno Lafont
Vice-President: Robert Durdilly

"Make sustainable development a competitive advantage"

The centre's mission is to provide strategic intelligence and influence sustainable development issues. It encourages the exchange of experience, the promotion of progressive procedures and voluntary initiatives, business awareness and representation in the many national and European consultative bodies.

Energy, Competitiveness, Climate Committee
Co-presidents: Jean-Louis Schilansky, Philippe Rosier
It aims to make competitiveness central to the energy mix and security of supply policies, promote energy efficiency and the fight against climate change and to identify the levers and scenarios most capable of responding to these challenges, as well as to promote the structuring of the French sectors and a competitive energy price.
Environment Committee
President: Philippe Darmayan
Vice-President: Philippe Prudhon
Its work aims to integrate competitiveness into environmental policies:  water, air quality, biodiversity, industrial sites and risks, health-environment, sustainable production and consumption, circular economy, REACH... It is committed to promoting good practice in these fields.

CSR Committee
President: Catherine Tissot-Colle
Its goal is to promote CSR as a performance and creation of value lever for businesses, to encourage the development of exemplary initiatives and dialogue with stakeholders.

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Pierre Gattaz, President of Medef, reacts to Emmanuel Macron’s election as the new French President

On behalf of all French entrepreneurs, I extend my warmest congratulations to Emmanuel Macron on being elected President of France. The challenge he now faces is enormous.

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MEDEF: Strengthening the position of France and its companies on the global scene

On March 20th, MEDEF presented its globalization strategy for French companies in front of 300 guests of the private and public sector. This high-level conference represented a unique opportunity to debate with candidates of the French presidential election about their programme concerning the internationalization of companies as well as international trade.

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Medef position on Brexit

The French and British economies are intricately linked. Our primary trade surplus is with the

United Kingdom. Around 400 000 French people work in the UK. Every sector, each individual

company, has specific and unique interests regarding Brexit. Everything possible must be done in

the forthcoming negotiation to avoid lessening the quality and the strength of this relationship.

French companies must continue to be able to trade with the UK without supplementary costs or

restrictions. A level playing field must be ensured so that French companies can continue to invest

and create jobs.

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