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Europe's only privately-owned near space transportation company, providing less expensive launches using balloon technology, and capable of putting satellites into orbit and tourists into space.

Ensures sustainable land management and supply chains for multinationals by identifying deforestation, fire risks using real-time optical and radar satellite information, enabled by AI algorithms.

Ryan Mario Yasin is an engineer, designer and sustainable fashion entrepreneur based in London. Originally from Reykjavik, Iceland, Yasin graduated in aeronautical engineering at Imperial College London and has a master’s in global innovation design from the Royal College of Art.  As a 23-year-old design student, Yasin founded materials technology startup Petit Pli, and developed the design for the company’s first product, a pleated garment that could expand up to seven sizes to last children through their first few years of life. Petit Pli now makes expandable pleated clothes for children and adults, using a fabric derived from recycled plastic and a structure inspired by origami, architecture and space satellites. Petit Pli products have won a number of prestigious awards, such as the UK James Dyson Award, Time Magazine’s best invention of 2020 and the Red Dot Product Design Award.Yasin has a strong interest in photography and in the interplay between art and engineering. In 2020, Yasin was included by Forbes in its 30 Under 30 list for Europe.

Mathieu Carlier is CEO and co-founder of Everimpact, a GHG monitoring company that uses satellites, ground sensors, AI and machine learning to deliver more accurate and immediate carbon emissions data to public bodies, municipalities, and businesses. He has over 20 years of experience as an advisor to governments, public institutions at the likes of the UN, the European Commission and EU Agencies, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and large corporations in international development. Prior to Everimpact, much of Carlier’s career was spent in complex data systems projects for government elections or for health ministries in war-torn or post-conflict developing countries. This included delivering multimillion-dollar biometric and big data projects in the run-up to 50 presidential elections in countries like Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Libya, the Congo and Benin. Carlier is based in Copenhagen, Denmark and holds an MSc in Business Administration from the Burgundy School of Business.

Alain Retière is CTO and co-founder of Everimpact, a GHG monitoring company that uses satellites, ground sensors, AI and machine learning to deliver more accurate carbon emissions data to public bodies, municipalities, and businesses.Retière has rich experience in sustainable development, climate change, as well as satellite technology.  He was previously an agro-economist and senior scientific advisor at sustainable development organizations, public bodies, and international organisations, with three decades of field experience across 120 countries.  In the course of his career, Retière spent a total of 13 years as director of two satellite-related agencies under the UN.  This included three years managing CLIMSAT, a specialized center under the UNDP helping local government bodies assess the impact of climate change by using satellite and geo-spatial data, as well as 10 years at the helm of UNOSAT, the UN emergency satellite service. For his service at UNOSAT, he received the UN21 Award from UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan in 2005.Retière graduated from Groupe Ecole supérieure d'Agriculture d'Angers and holds a postgraduate degree from Université Pierre et Marie Curie, which is now part of Sorbonne University.   

Jan Mattsson is a former senior UN official and the head of an ESG management consultancy. He is also chairman and co-founder of Everimpact, a GHG monitoring company that uses satellites, ground sensors, AI and machine learning to deliver more reliable carbon emissions data to public bodies, municipalities, and businesses. Mattsson has four decades of experience in development, humanitarian and peacekeeping operations, and has led operations and programs in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Central Asia. He spent nearly 14 years as UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), the operational arm of the UN. Over his professional career, Mattsson has also engaged with international organizations such as the World Bank and the Green Climate Fund. Outside of Everimpact, Mattsson is founder and CEO of M-Trust Leadership AB, an independent ESG and sustainable development management consultancy. He chairs the board of the Museum for the United Nations, and 4Life Solutions (formerly known as SolarSack), a company offering a solar-powered product that can provide safe drinking water to low-income and vulnerable communities. Mattsson also serves on the boards of The Management Lab, which aims to help investors analyze the social and environmental impact of their investments and philanthropy, as well as the World Benchmarking Alliance, an Amsterdam-based non-profit organization that aims to measure and incentivise businesses’ contributions towards the UN SDGs.  

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