Ksapa is a social purpose corporation. With that in mind, Ksapa is structured to provide innovative and high-impact solutions to its clients’ complex challenges. A team combined with a global community of experts and a Mission Committee allow Ksapa to offer maximum value to its clients with the benefit of a strategic vision and global operational reach for our programs. Finally, a Mission Commitee pushes Ksapa to stay true to its mission.

Fully committed to achieving our mission, our team combines various sets of expertise. That way, we embed both social and environmental issues into our business strategies and operations as well as in investment processes, ultimately generating economic performance in the same time as social & environmental impact. 

Farid Baddache is the main author of this blog about resilience, impact and inclusion subject

Farid Baddache
CEO & COFOUNDER

Paris

Farid Baddache leads the consulting & advocacy activites of Ksapa, leveraging Environmental, Social and Ethical performance to innovate and improve the competitiveness of business operations. He also takes part in Ksapa’s impact investment activities, notaby in relations to industrial companies outreach and & program design.

Farid offers a global profile with +20 years’ experience in sustainability. He combines corporate (consumer sectors, industries), non-profit, academic, development and consulting experience. The former Managing Director at BSR for 10+ years. BSR (Business for Social Responsibility) is a global nonprofit organization that works in consultancy, research and collaborative programs with a network of more than 250 member companies. Farid has designed and implemented programs for 150+ clients across 100+ countries, working with top decision makers pursuing transformational changes for their organizations, improving resilience and competitiveness of their businesses given their climate and human rights agendas.

Author of several books and resources on business, sustainability and responsibility, Farid is member of several stakeholder panels & think tanks, and is board member of impact investment funds..

Farid speaks French, English, Spanish, German, and Portuguese. He holds an M.B.A. from the ESSEC Business School in Paris, an M.B.A. from the National University of Singapore in Clean Technology, and a Ph.D in Organizational Sociology from EHESS, the Paris School for Advanced Studies in Social Sciences.

Connect with Farid Baddache on Twitter at @Fbaddache

Raphael Hara
Managing Director & COFOUNDER

Paris

Raphaël Hara leads the impact investment activities of Ksapa & also runs its administrative management (including finance & human resources). He also takes part in the development of its consulting and advocacy activities, stressing on the integration of social & environmental stakes in financial & economic approaches.

20+ years of experience as a manager in finance and investment management, conceiving and implementing complex investment schemes, acting internationally to organize and manage secure and performing investments, through legal structuring, financial modelization and analysis, and operations management.

CFO, Deputy Managing Director and Partner at Europrestim Management, a real-estate oriented development company, fund management and multiclass asset management company acting throughout Europe on behalf of international investors (family office, private equity) and managing up to 750 M€ of assets. He has been in charge for over 18 years of finance, fund management, structuring, investment analysis, IT, bank relationships management. He also has managed acquisitions & arbitration of companies and real estate assets.

Member of the Board and Manager of several regulated and unregulated companies in different European countries, as shareholders’ representative or as partner, he also has experience in the internet, physical distribution and musical industries. Passionate about music, he remains involved in music production activities on the side.

Raphaël speaks French, English, German and Portuguese. He holds an M.B.A. from the ESSEC Business School in Paris. He recently completed a forward-looking course on ”Futures, Innovation and Sustainable Development” at “Institut des Futurs Souhaitables”.

Christèle delbe
Director

Supply Chain Solutions, London

Christèle is leading engagement with companies on responsible sourcing solutions, driven by our SUTTI programs, and sustainable supply chain consulting.

For 20 years, Christèle has been unlocking commercial benefits across food, technology and non-profit sectors by pioneering strategic initiatives and shifting behaviour. Former Group head of sustainability for 14 years at Orange and Vodafone with strong interest exploring how best to leverage technologies to innovate and provide scalable solutions to human rights, carbon, waste, packaging and responsible supply chains and consumption. For the past 7 years, Christèle moved more closely to food and commodities and has been driving multi-sector partnerships for food value chains with Danone, Diageo, GPSNR, ISEAL, PepsiCo, Producers Direct, RSPO, Tetra Pak, Unilever and Vodafone.

Christèle speaks English, French and Spanish.

Julie C. Muraco
Director

Sustainable Finance & ESG, New York

Julie is working with Ksapa leading engagement with companies on sustainable finance and ESG in U.S.A.

For 30 years, Julie has been working with companies, including their intermediaries in the public and private markets.  Ms. Muraco spent more than 20 years on Wall Street as a vice president with J.P. Morgan’s Cash Markets Division, New York City, and as a managing director in the Capital Markets Division of Smith Barney in Chicago. Prior to founding Praeditis Group, Ms. Muraco was a Senior Managing Director and head of Global Capital Markets for The NASDAQ Stock Market. She was responsible for strategy and client relations with corporate advisors, investment banks and financial sponsors, transitioning private companies to the public markets.

Hatim Issoufaly
Programs Director

Agronomy & Development, Reunion Island

Hatim Issoufaly has for the past 15 years been intent on strengthening the capacity of local development actors to achieve impact at scale. Working with Livelihoods Venture, an impact investment fund supported by multinational corporations (such as Danone and Mars Inc) allowed him to reconnect large groups of vulnerable smallholders with a secure and profitable market.
 
Structuring resilient supply chains through innovative agronomic models and social structuration enabled him to increase the net revenue of farmers while improving the quality and traceability of targeted commodities such as vanilla, coconut or rice. Hatim has a deep knowledge of the challenges in producing key food and cash crops in tropical areas. All in all, he has taken an active part in investing more than 15M€ in agricultural projects targeting more than 100,000 farmers in Madagascar, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines.

Hatim speaks French, English, Spanish, Bahasa Indonesian and Hindi, with a sound knowledge of Singhalese. He holds a Master Degree in Comparative agricultural system (Agro Paristech) and a Tropical Agriculture Master degree from Montpellier School of Agronomy.

Christian Chateauvieux
IT Solutions and Sustainability Manager

Digital Transformation Expertise

Christian works at Ksapa as a IT Solutions & Sustainability Manager. Christian has 20 years of professional experience in the IT sector, having held various positions in solution development and sales at IBM France, Metamerge A/S (Norway) and the French Space Agency (Centre National Etudes Spatiales).
 
Aiming to strengthen the contribution of his projects to sustainable development, Christian recently completed an Executive Masters at Mines ParisTech/ISIGE.
 
Christian speaks French, English, Serbian, Spanish and Russian.
Margaux Dillon

Margaux Dillon
Sustainability Consultant

Social & Environmental Expertise

As a sustainability and corporate responsibility consultant, Margaux joined Ksapa with international experience in public, private and non-profit organizations. She had previously worked for the Deloitte and Quantis sustainability consultancies, lobbied for environmental research on behalf of the INRA and contributed to Total’s extra-financial reporting.

A Franco-American citizen, Margaux holds sustainability certifications from the IEMA and Centrale-Supélec on top of a Masters degree in History, Communications, Business and Internal Affairs.

She is fluent in French, English and Spanish.

Sona Kessaria
Sustainability Consultant

CSR Strategy

Driven by her determination to take part in the private sector’s structural changes towards a more responsible development, Sona is a Junior Consultant for the consulting team at Ksapa. 

A Graduate in international development from Sciences Po Paris, she has previously worked on designing a sustainability strategy for an industrial machinery based in Kuala Lumpur. Sona has had experience on tackling social and societal issues for Total and the Galeries Lafayette Group and has analyzed the implementation of the Chinese carbon market from Beijing with EDF China.

With an international profile, Sona is fascinated by how new economic realities challenge how companies define their strategies both in the short and long term.

She speaks French, English, Spanish, Mandarin & Gujarati. 

Adrien Covo
Sustainability & ESG Analyst

Finance & Development

Adrien joined Ksapa as a Sustainability & ESG Analyst. Adrien is responsible for the development, ongoing operational implementation and global coordination of SUTTI programs. Adrien also designs and supports innovative financial structuring schemes expanding Ksapa programs’ impact. 

Adrien has previous experiences in the public, private and non-profit sector across various industries. He has worked for companies such as Danone and RATP. Involved in NGOs with social and environmental goals, Adrien also took part in an economic emancipation program in Cambodia, as well as in a social entrepreneurship mentoring project in the Philippines.

Adrien holds a Masters degree in Finance from Paris-Dauphine University as well as a Master in Business Administration from ESSEC Business School where he spent one year on the Singapore campus.

He speaks French, English and Spanish.

Ahlam Hayel
Sustainability Consultant

Social & Environmental Expertise

A graduate of the Edhec Grande Ecole with ten years of consulting experience working for Accenture on major luxury groups and mass retailers projects, Ahlam decided to complete her education with sustainable development skills. She is therefore completing a MBA in CSR and Organizational Performance from the Institut Léonard de Vinci.

From her experience as a Consulting Manager, Ahlam has consolidated her ability to advise companies in defining their needs, evaluating relevant solutions and operational execution. Her ambition is to drive organizations towards sustainable and responsible practices.

Ahlam speaks French, English, Arabic, Spanish and takes Japanese lessons.

éléa pons
sustainability Analyst & community coordinator

Development Economics

A graduate of the CERDI School of Economics, Eléa works at Ksapa as an Analyst and Community Coordinator. She specializes in Development Economics in emerging countries, majoring in Sustainable Development. 

With an affinity for international business, she spent two years in Kuala Lumpur as an exchange student where she worked in a consulting firm on CSR topics and business development.

Involved in several social inclusion and environmental projects, Eléa wishes to contribute to the improvement of environmental and ethical practices in the private sector.

She speaks French and English.

We firmly believe that we can only be successful through close engagement and collaboration with stakeholders who share our vision and mission.

As a team, Ksapa operates through a network of partnering international organisations and affiliated experts. By working together, we combine our expertise to complement and scale up, and provide our clients with locally-relevant solutions to efficiently meet their needs. Together, we provide communities, people and businesses with solutions to accelerate our contribution to the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.

MEET SOME OF OUR experts & partners

Leila el krekshi
Human rights - human trafficking, labor exploitation

Helsinki, FI

Ernest Gonzales
Sustainable Finance (Investment Banking & Private Equity) & ESG

San Francisco, US

Miguel Tovar
Sustainability, Communications and Public Affairs at Alterpraxis

Mexico (CDMX), MEX

Rituparna majumdar
Labour & Gender rights, Human Rights Due Diligence

New Delhi, IND

Susana gallego
Quality, Competitive Intelligence, Sustainability and Reputation Management

Madrid, SP

Joachim Ravaud
Positive-impact technology, Palo IT

France

Diane Osgood
Responsible Consumption, report writing and ESG strategy

Chicago, US

Hadrien Salmon
Compliance & Green mobility

Paris, FR

Kai Robertson
Responsible Agriculture - Food loss & Waste, KOR Consulting

Washington, US

Antoine Heuty
Worker voice technology, human rights & grievance mechanisms, ulula

France

Ricardo Perez Nuckel
Negotiation & Mediation

Salvador de Bahia, BR

Cristiana peruzzo
Sustainability, Reporting, CSR Programs, NGO partnerships

Mumbai, IND

Alison Taylor
integrity, business ethics, organizational culture, sustainability strategy, activism

New York, US

Mario V. huerta
Sustainability

Mexico (CDMX), MEX

Binny Buchori
Climate change policy & community rights, indovibrant

Jakarta, IDSA

Sasha Radovich
circularity, sustainable supply chains and human rights

Oakland, US

sebastien tissot
sustainable procurement strategies

Geneva, CH

charine pakpahan
regulatory & governance assessment, indovibrant

Jakarta, IDSA

Antonio Carlos Carneiro de Albuquerque
ESG Social Investment & Sustainability

Latin America

Tatev Petrossian
Impact Strategy, Design-Thinking

Nice, FR – Yerevan, ARM

Annabel Short
Human Rights & Built environment

New York, US

florian vernaz
Environmental Sustainability, Climate Finance, Nature-Based solutions, indovibrant

Jakarta, IDSA

fabienne ntwa
ESG risk management, b4 purpose

Toronto, CA

Perrine Besson
Transformation of organizations

Paris, FR

Michael Oxman
Sustainability, Social Performance & Human Rights

Atlanta, US

Stephanie Schmidt
Social entrepreneurship, Ashoka

Johannesburg, SA

Tina Teucher
Sustainability & Communication

Munich, DE

Mélanie Salagnat
Sustainability & Social Impact Measurement

Mexico (CDMX), MEX

Susan Abraham
Community-based rural development

New Delhi, IND

Tony Gourlay
Impact Finance, Impact X

Sydney, AUS

Teresa Baggio Rossi
Dispute Resolution

London, UK – Rio de Janeiro, BR

Christian RUETSCH
strategy, marketing and distribution in financial corporations, sociology of organizations

Paris, FR

Priyanka Dass Saharia
Data Rights, Global south

London, UK

Thomas Radal
Worker survey technology, human rights & grievance management platform, ulula

Lyon, FR

Amandine Duquesne
CSR Audit & Consulting, RSM

Paris, FR

Pablo Fuentes
CSR/ESG/Sustainability Strategy, Sustainable Supply Chain, Human Rights and Stakeholder Engagement, Rever Consulting

São Paulo, BR

Fabienne Hara
International affairs, peacemaking/building in fragile states, SDGs, migration, global goods diplomacy

Paris, FR

Thomas Petex
Impact Finance

Nairobi, KE

Silvia Guzmán-Araña
Sustainability & innovation

Madrid, SP

As a purpose-driven organization, Ksapa set up a Mission Committee composed of executives with varied professional and academic bakgrounds. It ensures our work is consistent with our public commitments.

ISABELLE BAILLET

Former Director of the agency specialised in financing for real estate professionals (ex CIG) and former Director of Public Economy Markets at Société Générale

AMANDINE HERSANT

Managing Director of Planète Urgence

DOMINIQUE DE MARGERIE

Former President of Esfin Gestion (Crédit Coopératif)

ISABELLE NICOLAI

University Professor of Economics, Innovation and Sustainable Development

ETIENNE DE BRYAS

Chief Financial Officer of RSM Paris

Margaux Dillon

MARGAUX DILLON

Ksapa Consultant