Hélène Le Teno is an engineer (graduated from the École nationale des Ponts et Chaussées), specialized in ecological and digital transitions, and director of the SOS Transition Écologique Group. She is also co-head of Auxilia Conseil, a consulting company assisting firms and territories with strategic foresight, from the design of new high-performance business models to the acceleration of transition (human and financial levers). She co-authored with Alain Grandjean « Miser (vraiment) sur la transition écologique », published in 2013 in Éditions de l’Atelier.
How can we ensure that the ecological transition reduces inequalities between territories?
Can this transition be used to facilitate reintegration into the labour market?
What are the SOS Group’s strategic priorities in this area?
At the SOS GROUP, we have the conviction that everyone can have a chance and find their way. Our ActaVista structure, based in Marseille, focuses on professional integration through the renovation of old buildings. People supported in integration are thus trained in trades and skills in the construction sector. In partnership with BaoFormation, ActaVista has experimented a training path towards the profession of solar panel installer.
In addition, we are active in social and professional integration by reducing the gap in access to mobility: our WiMoov structure has strengthened its support by offering preferably green mobility solutions to people supported – in particular through the use of co-financing (EWCs Précarité Transport).
Finally, over the past three years, we have grasped the challenges of the agricultural and food transition as a lever for territorial development, the transformation of French agriculture (strongly challenged by the wave of farmers’ retirement, the evolution of the CAP, and the changing demand) and access to better food for all – thus contributing to the reduction of food-related health inequalities.
We are developing several territorial poles for agricultural and food transition, with financial supports (public, private), and are carrying out innovative training programmes (companionship on agro-ecological farms) to strengthen the skills and chances of success of companions in their future green profession.