Session: Impact-Assessment For Startups Through A System-Thinking Approach
Thursday, September 23, 2021 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm · Zoom Webinar
Startups are known to be essential drivers of progress and innovation in our societies. Entrepreneurs have become the driving forces of changes, disrupting markets and industries with new technologies, business models, and ideas. But what is the real impact on their environment? This workshop invites participants, both Startups and SMEs, to assess their own impact on society and environment using a system-thinking approach:
Founder and CEO of Eedama
Ounsi is the founder and CEO of Eedama, a company based in Lebanon and the UAE doing education and training on sustainable development. He is originally a physicist who studied in France and Switzerland, he got his PhD in 2007 from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL, Switzerland). Until 20015 he was researcher in the field of solar photovoltaic energy in world-class scientific labs (EPFL, Lyon nanotechnology Institute in France, IMEC in Belgium, QEERI in Qatar) as well as University lecturer. He keeps now a lecturing activity at Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi and the American University of Beirut in Solar Energy and Physics. He develops the scientific and educational content of Eedama’s projects. He is member of the Board of Lebanon Support, the Lebanese NGO that publishes the Daleel Madani, the main civil society online resource in Lebanon. He has authored and co-authored more than 30 publications in scientific peer-reviewed journals, and 10 in broad audience media. He cofounded the Lebanon non-profit Jibal, working for environmental and social justice, and bringing scientific knowledge to all of us through its Alternative Academy.
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The Eedama Series is part of the holistic package of emergency support provided to business owners through YBI’s global network of enterprise support organizations – like Berytech in Lebanon, both YBI members and non-profit delivery partners. This includes crisis helplines, targeted advice and signposting, online training through webinars, and mentoring. Learn more about the full Helping SMEs Build Resilience Program here.