Bernard Giraud

Co-founder, Livelihoods Fund

Bernard Giraud is the co-founder of the Livelihoods Fund, a new type of investment fund that seeks to create value for both the investors and the rural communities it invests in. Livelihoods has been experimented since 2008 and was officially created in 2011 by Danone with other large corporations such as Schneider-Electric, Hermes International, Credit Agricole, CDC Climat, French Postal Group, Voyageurs du monde. Before the creation of Livelihoods, Bernard Giraud was Vice-President Sustainability and Shared Value Creation of Groupe Danone. He also served as a board member and CEO of Corporate Social Responsibility Europe (CSR-E), a leading European organization in the field of social responsibility.