Specific areas of involvement
- Professional integration of young people
(EVOLEM Citoyen endowment fund)
- Environment and ecological transition
(Domorrow endowment fund)
- Sheltering people in extreme poverty
(through our support to ‘L’Entreprise des Possibles’)
- Professional integration of young people
- Social innovation incubator, Evolem co-founder of :
Professional integration of young people – Evolem Citoyen
key4job.fr is a tool developed by EVOLEM Citoyen in 2015. It is an online guide offering career and job seeking advice and inspiration to young people. Key4Job lists various tools and measures covering 5 topics (careers guidance, employment, entrepreneurship, external obstacles, bouncing back). It also includes a blog offering practical advice and information about state aid and public policy. Key4Job offers various tools, each with the same purpose: to offer all young people the means to move forward and get answers to the questions they may have about their career, job seeking, working and how to fund their plans. This website showcases various measures and tools available for young people (initiatives cards) but also offers advice via a blog. Facebooks lives and videos are used to share information, tips and advice, but there are also guest speakers and a podcast (‘Galères de Jeune’) which gives a voice to young people who share stories of their own experience, choices, light-bulb moments, struggles and solutions.See the website View details
Young people under 30 years old
Evolem and Evolem Citoyen are the founding patrons of EDEN School, the first and only centre in France to train pupils who have finished Year 10/ninth grade in programming. As an inclusive training centre, it is open to all those who are keen to take the course. In Paris and in VilleurbanneSee the website View details
Young people aged 14 to 18
Article 1 works in the field of equal opportunities to promote social mobility and further education for young people from modest backgrounds. We are supporting an experiment in high school mentoring in the AURA region.See the website View details
High school and university students
Année Lumière helps young people who have lost their way by offering them a year out to get to know themselves better, build their confidence and establish a plan for the future.See the website View details
Young people aged 16 to 24
We support the Coop’R programme developed to promote the social and professional integration of young refugees through civic service. The group is made up of 10 French-speakers and 10 non-French speakers. They take part in civic service missions in teams 2 days per week and are offered specific activities on the other days, including French language lessons.See the website View details
Nouvelle Cour is a communications agency which works to promote the professional integration of young people in urban areas. In particular, it runs a project to make internships more accessible to students from underprivileged areas on BTS vocational communications courses.See the website View details
P.E.R.L.E. is an employment access program for people who are far removed from employment and reside in shelters. This year, Evolem Citoyen is also funding the study conducted on the return to housing of beneficiaries when they leave the PERLE program over the period 2018-2020.See the website View details
Residents in shelters
As a child welfare organisation, Prado offers various schemes. We support the "Passerelles" programme, which is aimed at young adults to facilitate the transition from collective to individual housing.See the website View details
Young adults no longer under social services
The Propulseo association is committed to giving students in higher education a better chance of academic success. This programme enables deserving students to receive financial, personal and professional support from a company throughout the year.See the website View details
Students – Superior education
Rêv'Elles offers innovative guidance programs (free of charge and outside of school hours), aimed at young women from modest backgrounds so that "each young girl, whatever her social background, can be in a position to dream, choose and appropriate her own personal and professional life".See the website View details
Girls aged 14 to 25 from modest backgrounds
Tu feras quoi plus tard ? is an equal opportunity association to guide 16-25 year olds in their professional reorientation. Its goal: to redefine the models of success to allow each person to create the career path that corresponds to him or her!See the website View details
Young people who have questions about their future (orientation, retraining)
Valdocco Laurenfance is an establishment for vulnerable adolescents (aged 13 to 17) placed in the framework of child protection and judicial youth protection. Located in Tassin, it consists of a boarding school for teenage boys and an educational day care service. We support the Motiv'Action scheme, which is a personalised support programme that facilitates access to autonomy and commitment for 17-21 year olds who have a professional project.See the website View details
Young people (17-21 years old) at the end of the child welfare system
The Apprentis d'Auteuil Foundation supports young people aged 18 to 30 in their training and social and professional integration. Some of them are confronted with housing problems that prevent them from continuing their studies. To remedy this, the establishments that support these young people are experimenting with a transitional accommodation project shared by the various establishments.See the website View details
Young people aged 18-30 on a social and/or professional integration programme
ATD Quart-Monde campaigns for the eradication of extreme poverty. We support the experimental research-action project "Réussir Ensemble" (succeeding together) in favour of employment and professional training for young NEETs (not in employment, education or training). The aim is to enable young people who are very far from employment to integrate socially and professionally.See the website View details
Young NEETs aged 15 – 39
Launched in 2018, the Caracol association takes over the management of vacant premises to promote inter-cultural and solidarity-based flatshares in infill housing. The aim is to promote inter-cultural and solidarity-based shared housing, where refugees and French people of different ages, origins and backgrounds live together. We support the establishment of the association in the Lyon metropolitan area.See the website View details
People of different ages, origins and backgrounds
FNDSA is carrying out an experimental project (CoCon – Co-Conception and Co-Construction) to imagine, test and lead the accommodation model of tomorrow. It aims to experiment with hybrid and mixed formats of accommodation in Tinies Houses and is part of a European research-action programme.See the website View details
Homeless people in precarious situations who are involved in a process of social and professional inclusion
Environment – Domorrow
Since 2013, Explore has brought together and supported new explorers looking to develop optimistic and practical projects to address social and environmental challenges. Through the Campus, Explore engages students in the green transition by offering additional learning and action formats to the higher education courses currently on offer.See the website View details
The Polar Pod expedition aims to conduct research into the Antarctic ocean. A major ocean carbon sink and driving force of global flows, this major climate operator remains little-known. It is also home to a vast reserve of marine life. Sharing this expedition in real time will make it possible to establish interesting educational connections between life, earth and environmental sciences for academics and the general public. Expedition start date: end of 2023, for a period of 3 years.View details
Researchers and students
This non-profit organisation runs awareness-raising campaigns about the issues surrounding the green transition. It holds workshops and provides educational content and training. Its tool, the ‘Ecological Renaissance fresco’ is a representation of a low-carbon land, produced by Julien Dossier. This fresco offers a road map to green transition divided into 24 areas.See the website View details
Rejoué is an association that runs an integration project. Its activity is the collection, the cleaning, the reassembling and the sale of used toys. It strongly contributes to the protection of the environment by reducing waste and developing reuse. Domorrow supports this association in its spin-off strategy.See the website View details
Making items with your own hands enables you to find beauty. That is the saying at the Emmaüs workshop, a training-workshop which makes designer furniture and fittings using salvaged wood, and at the same time offers training to people facing exclusion.See the website View details
People facing exclusion
The Climate Generation programme aims to raise awareness among young people about climate change and the resulting inequalities.See the website View details
Young people aged 15 to 35
Plastic Odyssey is an expedition to change behaviors and habits around plastic. 3 years, 3 continents: a world tour with the aim of educating and raising awareness among entrepreneurs and the general public about plastic recycling by providing low-tech machines and setting up a "solutions village" to facilitate the transition to action. A team of social science researchers has been brought on board to conduct a study on people's behavior and their relationship with plastic. And as a bonus, the desire to create a community of entrepreneurs around the world who turn plastic waste into a resource!See the website View details
Renaissance Project is an association that allows the upcycling of unsold haute couture, by supporting a work camp where seamstresses are trained to find a job. A fashion show punctuates their work.See the website View details
The "Centre de Ressources de Botanique Appliquée" proposes concrete actions to reintroduce biodiversity in the Lyon region. The CRBA was created in 2008 on the initiative of Stéphane Crozat and Sabrina Novak. Located in Charly (Rhône), this center offers 4 scientific, cultural and technical spaces around seeds: – A conservatory of local and international varieties of local interest – A Vavilov agronomic station, named after the Russian botanist and plant geneticist – The Melchior farm, where crops are tested, studied and produced in relation to their adaptation to climate change. – A seed farm, where the best selected varieties of seeds will be produced and distributed free of charge to farmers in the metropolis. Evolem supports the CRBA through its Domorrow endowment fund, in the running of the association, whether it be for the reinforcement of its teams, the purchase of equipment or the development of its communication. Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)See the website View details
The Transition Campus is an educational eco-place that works to promote ecological, economic and humanist transitions, in particular by training students, teachers and professionals on these subjects. High-quality training courses, reinforced by partnerships with higher education institutions, are offered in a castle and a 12-hectare park, which have themselves been renovated to respect the environment and promote biodiversity. Based on a head-body-heart pedagogy, the project developed by the president and co-founder Cécile Renouard aims to "put the economy at the service of people and the planet". Domorrow supports this project in its spin-off strategy.See the website View details
The Domaine de Mirabeau is a project undertaken by the commune of Fabrègues and the CEN (Conservatoire d'Espaces Naturels) of Languedoc-Roussillon in order to restore biodiversity on an endangered site.See the website View details
The mission of the Institut de l'Economie pour le Climat is to advance action against climate change. It conducts analyses to support the thinking of financial institutions, companies and territories on investments and financing to support the ecological transition.See the website View details
Public decision-makers and funders
The Terre de Liens Foundation acts for the protection of the environment on the support and the rare resource that is the land heritage in order to preserve the nourishing land and the natural resources. The Terre de Liens Foundation favours two modes of action: 1. Raising awareness and mobilizing citizens, public authorities and private actors so that they take part in the collective management and preservation of the common heritage that is land. 2. Holding land to protect, conserve and improve it: the Terre de Liens Foundation implements an action for the very long-term preservation of the natural heritage which is supported by land.See the website View details
A study on the reuse of treated wastewater in agriculture. The Biovallée association celebrated its 10th anniversary in June 2022. The mission of this association, which brings together many municipalities in the Drôme, is to help make the Biovallée a model territory in terms of ecological and social transition. To achieve this, they mobilise all stakeholders within their region and federate a network around local policies. Domorrow supports them on a study about the reuse of treated wastewater for agricultural purposes. The association and its partners (local authorities, companies, chamber of agriculture…) intend to prove the efficiency of such a system, to raise awareness among farmers and to guide them towards this practice.See the website View details
The Shift Project is a think tank that works towards a carbon-free economy. It is a non-profit association, guided by the requirement of scientific rigour, whose mission is to enlighten and influence the debate on the energy transition.See the website View details
Great precariousness and other projects – Evolem
Evolem is one of the founding members of this endowment fund launched by Alain Mérieux, bringing together Lyon-based companies in the fight against homelessness. What makes l’Entreprise des Possibles particularly innovative is how it pools human, financial and property resources and redistributes them to local community organisations working to reduce extreme insecurity. This plan does not aim to take the place of social services, to the contrary, rather to scale up their action by setting up a platform to provide an interface between companies and non-profits.See the website View details
Project CLEF (Center and housing for children and women): creation of a place to accommodate women alone or with children. The building will be built on 7 levels with a childcare center, a multipurpose room, a collective kitchen and 55 apartments from T1 to T3. Work is scheduled to start in the 3rd quarter of 2021, with the site opening in 2023.See the website View details
Single women with or without children
ALYNEA supports, in a caring and demanding manner, any person in a fragile situation, whatever the cause, so that they can gain autonomy and find their place in our society. The Halte des Femmes project provides accommodation for women in pre- or post-natal care.See the website View details
Mothers in pre-post pregnancy
The aim of the endowment fund is to foster, support and develop the museum’s scientific, cultural, educational and social public interest activities, directly or indirectly, both in France and abroad, which contribute to promoting science, the arts and society, as well as the dissemination of objective understanding and the sharing of knowledgeSee the website View details
The Gabriel Rosset Centre has been welcoming homeless men for over 70 years. Evolem is supporting a renovation programme to provide a more dignified reception. This programme starts with the renovation of the cabins in order to fit out about thirty rooms.See the website View details
Passionate about using digital technology to help companies develop, I worked for some twenty years in technology and at the APRIL Group, before joining the family office established by my father, Bruno Rousset.
I like to build and unite teams around a common project based on strong convictions to produce a positive impact on our society.
I had been gravitating around Evolem for some ten years, but it was a family philanthropic project, initiated in 2018 by Bruno Rousset, which brought me closer to the family business. What we achieved in this project was a real revelation for me about our ability to push the boundaries through a commitment which is both community-led and shareholder-led.
In 2020 I therefore took over the chair of the family office to continue the work of this founding father, paying close attention to the Rousset family’s wishes and our societal impact.
Following 8 years in the public arena (working with elected representatives), I moved to the general interest sector as a fundraising and strategy consultant for the SSE sector in 2009 (at the firm Alteriade) and have been at Evolem since 2014.
What motivates me in my work is bringing innovative solutions to different social and environmental issues we face to the surface and offering them support.
I joined Evolem for its values and the committed vision it has of the part companies play in designing a sustainable economic development model.
19 years working in support of APRIL, then Evolem.
I feel like I belong to a family business, whose values we are proud to uphold.
The company is continually developing, it exudes the entrepreneurship championed for many years by Bruno Rousset.
As a graduate of the ESC Pau Business School and of the Master’s degree in CSR Management at the University of Paris-Est Créteil, I became interested very early in the integration of sustainable development in the strategy and operation of a company.
Passionate about societal issues, I spent ten years supporting companies in the implementation of their CSR policy, particularly within the network Les Entreprises pour la Cité, which brings together companies committed to and invested in social innovation.
I joined Evolem’s CSR department to contribute to the development of its sustainable and philanthropic commitment, which is at the heart of its strategy.
I am a multidisciplinary industrial engineer with 20 years of experience in global and multicultural companies.
What motivates me in my job is to engage the teams in climate change mitigation and adaptation and to measure the impact of the actions initiated in this field.
Joining Evolem means joining a financial player with the will to use its levers to have a real impact on society and the environment.
The mission of the Domorrow endowment fund is to support public interest projects in the field of the environment and ecological and solidarity transition, focusing on three priority areas: research and innovation; education and awareness raising; the circular economy and social integration.
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