A world of 3 Zeros

Documentary directed by Áine Clarke and Michel Van der Veken

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A World of 3 Zeros

Documentary directed by Áine Clarke and Michel Van der Veken

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Documentary

A World of 3 Zeros


Poverty, unemployment, and carbon emissions are global problems. A World of 3 Zeros explores the ability of social entrepreneurship to address these issues and bring them to zero. This documentary takes the audience on the journey undertaken by filmmakers Áine and Michel, to shed light on the works of this new type of business. A concept purposely designed to address social and environmental problems with entrepreneurs who joyfully aim for impact over profit maximization, with solutions that can be shared or adopted elsewhere in the world for the common good.

Due to the crisis in Bangladesh, the documentary is available to watch for free.

Email - aine@azimutcompany.be

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Poverty, unemployment, and carbon emissions are global problems. What if there was a way to face these issues and bring them to zero? Borrowing its title from Muhammad Yunus’ bestseller A World of 3 Zeros, this documentary explores new ways of living together and doing business in a responsible and sustainable perspective. Zero net carbon emissions. Zero poverty. Zero unemployment. In solidarity and inclusiveness while respecting the planetary boundaries and leaving no one behind. Inspired by his achievements and by his own humility, fascinated by his visionary business ideas, Áine and Michel started their own journey. This documentary is both their journal and their open letter to people and businesses all over the world.

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Poverty, unemployment, and carbon emissions are global problems. What if there was a way to face these issues and bring them to zero? Borrowing its title from Muhammad Yunus’ bestseller A World of 3 Zeros, this documentary explores new ways of living together and doing business in a responsible and sustainable perspective. Zero net carbon emissions. Zero poverty. Zero unemployment. In solidarity and inclusiveness while respecting the planetary boundaries and leaving no one behind. Inspired by his achievements and by his own humility, fascinated by his visionary business ideas, Áine and Michel started their own journey. This documentary is both their journal and their open letter to people and businesses all over the world.

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Protagonists

Protagonists 

Aby Gaye

En Depuis 2018, son entreprise sociale "Terang'Aby" organise des camps de basket-ball éducatifs réservés aux filles. Pendant trois jours, les filles s'entraînent et participent à des matchs de basket. En parallèle, elles participent à des sessions de formations avec des coaches de vie et des experts, pour accroître leur responsabilisation, leur bien-être et leur sensibilisation, notamment sur la question du blanchiment volontaire de la peau. 

Son histoire

Alain Boribon

Alain est l'un des co-fondateurs de la coopérative Citizenfund. L'objectif est d'inviter les citoyens à reprendre le contrôle de leurs finances, en offrant à chacun la possibilité de devenir acteur du changement en soutenant financièrement des projets entrepreneuriaux à impact social ou environnemental bénéfique pour la société. 

Son histoire

Hortance Diedhiou

En 2014, elle fonde "Kassofor Sambe", une école de commerce social qui aide les jeunes athlètes à poursuivre leurs études et à poursuivre leur passion. Hortance est lauréate du Yunus Sports Hub et est active dans la promotion et le développement de sa région natale, la Casamance, au sud du Sénégal.

Son histoire

Ismaila Siribe

Ismaila Siribe, Directeur général de L'AGORA, Abidjan en Côte d'Ivoire, un lieu associant le sport, la culture mais aussi des initiatives sociales et entrepreneuriales. L'AGORA propose un écosystème complet où chaque acteur partage un objectif commun : le développement des performances, des compétences et des projets sociaux.

Son histoire

Dr. Thérèse Jonveaux

Basée à Nancy France, le Dr Thérèse Jonveaux est une neurologue de renom, et chercheuse sur la biodiversité dans le cadre de soins médicaux en milieu hospitalier. Elle est une experte reconnue internationalement en jardins thérapeutiques environnementaux.

Son histoire

Dr. Bach Kim Nguyen

Kim est un expert de renommée internationale travaillant sur la disparition des abeilles et la perte de biodiversité. Après avoir obtenu son doctorat sur la protection des abeilles et de leur environnement, Kim a décidé de les sauver.

Son histoire

Marie Berlier

Marie a quitté son emploi à temps plein en 2015 et a cofondé avec Isabelle d'Otreppe une entreprise indépendante et engagée socialement et écologiquement. Coucoushop.be achète des vêtements d'occasion, les remet à neuf, puis les loue, aidant ainsi ses clients à consommer la mode autrement, en appliquant les principes d'une économie circulaire.

Son histoire

Michael van Cutsem

Avocat de formation, Michael a changé de cap après avoir rencontré le Dr. Kim. En tant que co-fondateur, son rôle dans BeeOdiversity est de créer des partenariats commerciaux afin de préserver la biodiversité.

Son histoire

Naomi Smith 

En 2017, Naomi Smith lance l'entreprise sociale EnVie. Son concept ? Lutter contre le gaspillage alimentaire, offrir de nouvelles opportunités de carrières et créer de délicieuses recettes. 

Son histoire

Samia Boukbir

Samia Boukbir est une spécialiste de l'innovation, tant technique que créative, elle a quitté le monde de l'entreprise pour se rapprocher de ses valeurs mondiales. Basée à Saint-Ouen Paris aux Puces (l'un des plus grands marchés aux puces au monde),elle a fondé en 2021 ReFunk et a traduit son amour pour la mode vintage et d'occasion en créant un collectif de mode upcycling travaillant avec des designers et créatifs locaux.

Son histoire

Sandrine Assouan Kouao

Sandrine accompagne les femmes via un service de coaching pour reprendre confiance en leur image et leur beauté. Son objectif est d'aider et d'accompagner les femmes à se sentir mieux dans leur corps, à se sentir bien dans leur peau, leur permettant ainsi d'accomplir beaucoup de choses par la suite. Sandrine fait partie des expertes invitées à entrainer les camps de basket-ball féminin au Sénégal animés par Aby Gaye.

Son histoire

Arnaud

Je suis de la génération X et la génération X c'est une génération qui a besoin de sens et donc moi j'ai besoin de pouvoir me dire que j'ai eu un impact positif sur quelque chose dans ma carrière et pouvoir me dire que j'ai eu un impact positif sur cet environnement qui est déjà merveilleux je trouve ça très porteur de sens.

Son histoire

Lamiya Morshed

Lamiya works very closely with Professor Muhammad Yunus, representing him on many occasions. She is the driving force behind social business institutions around the world, there are currently 100+ Yunus Social Business Centers in universities in 40+ countries. Lamiya has worked with Grameen Healthcare Trust and Grameen Trust, which supports and implements poverty-focused microcredit programs globally and serves as a director on the board of Yunus & Youth.

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Yoan Noguier

Co-Founded by Yoan Noguier, Hans Reitz and Professor Yunus, Yunus Sports Hub is part of a global ecosystem of more than 5000 experts and organizations, including: Grameen Creative Lab, Yunus Evironment Hub, 60+ global social businesses such as the Grameen Trust, Grameen Skakti, Grameen America and over 100+ University Social Business Centres in 40+ countries worldwide.

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Dr. Faiz Shah

Dr Faiz has an international career spanning four decades, working in academia, business, government, and the UN system and has overseen more than 300 development projects, and taught over 3,000 grassroots changemakers in over a dozen countries.

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Hans Reitz

Hans is committed to the development of social business worldwide. He is one of the co-founders of Grameen Creative Lab, Yunus Environment Hub and Yunus Sports Hub and the creative advise for Professor Yunus since 2007. He's behind the list of 7 principals of social business and personally responsible for number 7 "Do it with Joy".

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Christian Vanizette

Christian is the co-founder of Makesense and recently an Obama Foundation scholar at Columbia University. Makesense is a citizen engagement program and incubator for social entrepreneurs in 45 countries. For 10 years, the organization has been creating tools and programs for collective mobilization to enable everyone to take action and build an inclusive and sustainable society.

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Christina Jäger

The Yunus Environment Hub network over 100 countries and consists of organizations, experts & individuals. This facilitates the design and piloting of solutions at global level while implementing at local level with local people and other stakeholders committed to solve social and environmental problems for the common good. Julio and his business Amazonia Emprende were laureates of Yunus Environmental Hub and Professor Yunus personally visited the project with Christina in Colombia in 2022. 

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Kate Carrillo

In Colombia, Kate led her family business in the sector of arts and crafts as well as developing her own social start-up focused on the home repairments sector. Since then she has worked and/or studied in Australia, Colombia, Germany, Kenya and the UK. Kate is also part of the Global Shapers community, an initiative of the World Economic Forum.

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Julio Andrès Rozo Grisales

Located in the heart of the Amazon rainforest, nearby Florencia in the Caqueta region is an independent forest school business, Amazonia Emprende-Escuela Bosque, Julio is the founder and Director. Through extensive afforestation, education, and community business support the  aims are preserving and restoring the valuable ecosystems of the Amazon rainforest while generation a stable income for the people in the region, all solutions are nature based.

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Manuela Rodriguez

Manuela is a Partnership & Product Manager at Yunus Environment Hub. She is passionate about helping people feel empowered and equipped with the appropriate capabilities to succeed and overcome barriers set by our social and economic system.

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Pr. Muhammad Yunus

Professor Muhammad Yunus is a Bangladeshi social entrepreneur, banker, economist, and civil society leader, he is the recipient of numerous international awards for his ideas, endeavors, and innovative business practices. In 2009, Forbes named Professor Yunus one of its "10 Most Influential Business Gurus". In addition to the Nobel Peace Prize in 2006, The Olympic Laurel in 2020, he is one of only seven people in history to have received all three highest US Civilian awards Presidential Citizens Medal, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and the Congressional Gold Medal. 

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A world of 3 Zeros


Coming from corporate filmmaking, directors Aíne Clarke and Michel Van der Veken began filming in 2017, documenting change from Amazonia to Bangladesh, from Ivory Coast to Belgium and many other locations. From a business past and building on their 25 years of experience, they changed their own perspective while discovering projects and entrepreneurs encouraging community involvement, non-greed mindsets and eco-consciousness. Through this documentary, they explore the social side of human beings. The innate capacity to work both in large numbers and collectively towards a common cause.

From bee-supported environmental monitoring in Belgium to female-driven cocoa processing cooperatives in Ivory Coast, Áine and Michel take us across the globe and invite us to change our perspective on business. Depicting beautiful initiatives with finesse and visually inspiring shots, the duo led by Áine are both guides and wanderers as they meet with motivated leaders driven by refreshing ideas. A feat that is not - as it’s often said - reserved only to the younger generations. In Senegal, France, Thailand, Gen X leaders are switching models, from local initiatives to global-reaching events such as the Olympic Games. The result is a film bursting with fact-based optimism, giving voice to the numerous people across the globe that strive for a better future. If one ends up being changed by this film, it will be no surprise to learn that making such a documentary changed both filmmakers alike. (1030 Ways to Communication)

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A World of 3 Zeros

Coming from corporate filmmaking, directors Aíne Clarke and Michel Van der Veken began filming in 2017, documenting change from Amazonia to Bangladesh, from Ivory Coast to Belgium and many other locations. From a business past and building on their 25 years of experience, they changed their own perspective while discovering projects and entrepreneurs encouraging community involvement, non-greed mindsets and eco-consciousness. Through this documentary, they explore the social side of human beings. The innate capacity to work both in large numbers and collectively towards a common cause.

From bee-supported environmental monitoring in Belgium to female-driven cocoa processing cooperatives in Ivory Coast, Áine and Michel take us across the globe and invite us to change our perspective on business. Depicting beautiful initiatives with finesse and visually inspiring shots, the duo led by Áine are both guides and wanderers as they meet with motivated leaders driven by refreshing ideas. A feat that is not - as it’s often said - reserved only to the younger generations. In Senegal, France, Thailand, Gen X leaders are switching models, from local initiatives to global-reaching events such as the Olympic Games. The result is a film bursting with fact-based optimism, giving voice to the numerous people across the globe that strive for a better future. If one ends up being changed by this film, it will be no surprise to learn that making such a documentary changed both filmmakers alike. (1030 Ways to Communication)

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