ChangeNOW 2021


Philippe de Roux

Eau et Vie / Water and Life

Co-founder & CEO


My background is business management and philosophy and I am involved in social development since 1995. First for school sponsorship programs for urban poor in Pasay (Metro-Manila), then for microfinance projects in urban areas also in Manila, where I started as a simple collector, and ended as a program manager for an NGO serving 20 000 beneficiaries. After an experience managing gasoline stations for an American company, I developed a plumbing and construction social enterprise in Paris, with the social purpose to hire people with difficult backgrounds (addictions, refugees, jail...) and accompany them to integrate classical construction companies thanks to their new skills. Merging the experiences of microfinance and mobilization in urban slums, plumbing and construction strangely enough allowed the co-creation of E&V in 2008.


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