Our history

OpenTeam is a social enterprise that was born at COP20 in Lima in December 2014, with the aim to support the rise of social entrepreneurship as:

  • a new economic system,
  • a way to solving worldwide social issues, in particular climate change.

 

We believe that climate change is an opportunity for building solutions for a more sustainable world, for impulsing a new economic system based on sustainable development. Governments and intergovernmental agencies have been working for decades on policy making, and today we need concrete actions in support of policy making.

We need to connect the dots between all stakeholders who have a role to play in this collective challenge.

A real game changer is the rise of digital solutions to increase collaboration between these stakeholders. This is what inspired Open Team to start its actions by developing a tech-for-good program with the « O » platform in 2016.

Convinced that digital solutions are a support to human interactions, we then built our social entrepreneurship program « ScaleSchool » in 2017.

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Our mission and goals

Open Team’s mission is to accelerate the positive impact of climate solutions and social innovations worldwide, through enhanced collaboration.

To achieve this, we have 3 major goals:

  1. Map and interconnect climate solutions and stakeholders regionally, nationally and globally, based on matching resources
  2. Accelerate the scaling of proven solutions at the widest possible scale
  3. Capitalize and share the global knowledge acquired

Our scope is more generally sustainable development, based on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Our values

Open Team was initially built in collaboration with indigenous communities. Through our interactions with these civilizations, so different from the western world, we discovered a new way of « living together », in harmony with our environment. Also, our cultural heritage and professional background have taught us to be action-oriented and rigorous in our actions.

Our 7 founding values are:

  1. Action-first
  2. Integrity
  3. Holistic
  4. Mutual respect
  5. Optimism
  6. Transparency
  7. Unity in diversity

The team / The cofounders

Sokha Hin

President, "O" Platform Product Owner

Joanne Schanté

ScaleSchool executive director

The team / Operations team

David Charpentier

Video editor & motion design

Tomasz Cholas

Journalist & content producer

Alberto Pérez Martinez

Ruby developer

Sonja Stedt

Startup manager in Nepal

Tom Chevalier

Community Manager

Marta Reder

Content producer

Piotr Grudzinski

Content manager & photograph

Mathias Brachet

Crowdfunding campaign manager

Anshita Gupta

Wordpress Webmaster Consultant

Judyta Lewa

Content producer

Amelie Unger

Graphic designer

Governance / Scientific board

Pierre Eymery

Directeur des Affaires Publiques Veolia Environnement

Marie-Laure Hie

Responsable Mission RSE & Développement durable à la Banque de France

Denis Pansu

Digital Innovation expert

Emmanuel Dupont

CGET - Responsable du pôle Stratégie de recherche et d'innovation

Hakara Tea

Projects development and interim management in social economy

Gregory Valadié

Humanitarian aid, entrepreneur mentoring

World Bank, USAID, IADB, Numa

Simon Hebbo

Strategic business consulting, Innovation

Groupama, E&Y, Logica, Cap Gemini

Wisal Hin

Impact investing, Development aid

Platform "Invest for Impact", PNUD

Pascal Pillegand

IT Coordinator

Nathalie Dupuis-Hepner

Transformation management, Knowledge management

  E&Y, Rhone-Poulenc

Governance / Advisory board

Simon Hebbo

Strategic business consulting, Innovation

Groupama, E&Y, Logica, Cap Gemini

Wisal Hin

Impact investing, Development aid

Platform "Invest for Impact", PNUD

Nathalie Dupuis-Hepner

Transformation management, Knowledge management

  E&Y, Rhone-Poulenc