Apolline Nassour

Apolline Nassour

Apolline Nassour is currently pursuing a MSc in Management at EMLYON Business school and a Master’s in International Affairs at the Institute of Political Sciences of Lyon. In June 2012, she won a start-up competition by selling kumquats. Then she took off to Beijing, where she spent six months working in a water pumps factory. While she was in China, she was enrolled in Le Monde Académie, a program launched by the French newspaper Le Monde for young journalists aspirants. In 2013, she made a three-month internship in the HR department of a publishing house in Paris. Standing up for the Francophonie, Apolline Nassour is fond of French songs and Belgian cartoons.

Recent Posts

Lighting “the Last Mile”: Is Solar the Solution?

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As various initiatives try to bring electricity to the globe’s most remote places (by way of solar energy), profitability looks to be blocking the light they bring. ISTANBUL, Turkey — Salinee Tavaranan has a quite determined face when she talks about solar energy and inclusive business. Nothing surprising, though—the entrepreneurial Thai woman is committed to both. She runs a local business installing solar panels in the off-grid villages of a mountainous area near the Myanmar-Thailand border. It’s one of the many remote rural places, still untouched by electricity, that compose “the last mile.”

SunSawang, her company, used to be a nongovernmental organization that aimed to implement and repair solar systems the Thai government bought in 2004 for the remote countryside.

Impact Istanbul (5): Looking for Youth

A snapshot of some of the young attendees at IBF 2013.

Mini-Series: Impact Istanbul features conference highlights, round-ups, interviews, Q&A’s, and speaker profiles. It is part of our International Business Forum 2013 live coverage. This time, Apolline Nassour asks: Do youth have a voice in shaping the future of inclusive businesses? International conferences, especially those focusing on business, often hold endless talks about youth – as a market, as future employees, or as stakeholders. Yet most of the time, you’ll rarely find actual young people invited to participate.

Impact Istanbul (2): Workshop Culture

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Mini-Series: Impact Istanbul features conference highlights, round-ups, interviews, Q&A’s, and speaker profiles. It is part of our International Business Forum 2013 live coverage. This time, Apolline Nassour asks: What is typical workshop on inclusive business at IBF2013 like? Definitely inclusive, but also quite fun, as learnt first hand. What makes a productive, engaging workshop at conference like the 2013 International Business Forum (IBF)?