Stephane de Messieres

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Name: Stephane de Messieres
Organization: Ashoka Changemakers
Website: http://www.citizensmarket.org
Title: Director of Operations
Bio:
Stéphane is Director of Operations for Ashoka Changemakers, where he combines his passions for social innovation, systemic solutions, team-building and community engagement. Stéphane is a 2009 Echoing Green Fellow and founder of Fosfo, a movement to illuminate business behavior and empower ethical consumers. Featured in Forbes and Mashable, Fosfo developed a crowdsourced website for anyone to rate the social or environmental behavior of any company. Stéphane also helped launch and managed operations for Oxfam America’s R4 Rural Resilience Initiative, a multi-sector collaboration that delivers drought insurance and other risk management services to farmers in Ethiopia and Senegal. He holds a 2007 Master in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School, where he co-led the student Corporate Responsibility Council and joined the Social Enterprise Collaboratory. Stéphane’s other passions include his partner Justine, their son Milo and breakfast – not necessarily in that order.

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Citizens Market is an exciting new nonprofit organization in Boston on a mission to empower consumers with tools to shop responsibly. We are developing a crowdsourced website and mobile phone application for ethical consumption, where information about corporate behavior is organized into scores that consumers can see while they shop.

Citizens Market is developing a website and mobile phone app for ethical consumption, where information about corporate behavior is organized into scores that consumers can see while they shop. Our crowdsourced information model offers a unique combination of capacity, credibility and convenience for consumers.