Catherine Jagu, Gimélec
"To meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs” (Brundtland 1987). This is the goal of sustainable development. France has developed several initiatives on this basis from the constitutional charter on the environment in March 2005 to the “Grenelle” laws voted in 2007 and 2010. The “Grenelle process” was totally new for French government and will strongly impact the French economy and business, beyond the strong breakthrough concerning the State organization and regulations.