Economist, Author (France)
Jacques Attali to Receive the 2020 Goi Peace Award
The Goi Peace Foundation will present the 2020 Goi Peace Award to Jacques Attali, economist, author, and Founder of Positive Planet.
The selection committee has chosen Dr. Attali for the Goi Peace Award in recognition of his visionary leadership in promoting a positive economy and a positive future for all. As an influential advocate of sustainable development and international solidarity based on altruism, he continues to empower citizens around the world to fulfill their potential for the benefit of future generations.
Jacques Attali was born in 1943. A graduate from the Ecole Polytechnique and the Ecole Nationale d’Administration, he was the Special Adviser to French President François Mitterrand for ten years. He founded four International Institutions: Action contre la faim, Eureka, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and Positive Planet. Since 1998, Positive Planet has been promoting a positive economy and has supported more than 11 million micro-entrepreneurs in the deprived neighborhoods of France, Africa and the Middle East. His main fields of research and writing are the different dimensions of the future: technologies, economy, ideologies, geopolitics, and values. Jacques Attali has written more than 80 books, sold 10 million copies and translated into 22 languages. He is a columnist for the French financial newspaper, Les Echos. He has conducted several orchestras around the world.
About the Goi Peace Foundation and the Goi Peace Award
Based in Japan, the Goi Peace Foundation is a public benefit organization supported by members around the world working together to create a culture of peace. Our mission is to foster a sustainable and harmonious global society by promoting consciousness, values and wisdom for creating peace, and building cooperation among individuals and organizations across diverse fields, including education, science, culture and the arts.
Established by the Goi Peace Foundation in 2000, the Goi Peace Award is an international award presented annually to honor individuals and organizations in various fields that have made outstanding contributions toward the realization of a peaceful and harmonious world as envisioned in the Declaration for All Life on Earth.