By Eurostar yesterday for an EcoVadis Advisory Board meeting, held in la Maison de l’Amerique Latine. Put up at the Hotel Bellechasse, which was intriguing — and took a brief walk around the Musee d’Orsay, just behind, before turning in. Not sure whether the six female figures were Muses or not, but that was the best I could arrive at — though I seem to recall that the Muses numbered anywhere between three and nine, depending who you happened to talk to.
Very interesting EcoVadis session. Had forgotten I had to do a small keynote over lunch for some 35-40 people drawn from their client universe, but managed to develop my thoughts during the morning. Then spent an hour or two on a sofa catching up with Jacqueline Aloisi de Larderel, also a member of the EcoVadis Advisory Board and a long-standing ally when she ran UNEP’s DTIE — and now as a colleague at GRI.
Then, late afternoon, Jacqueline took me by bus to Gare de Lyon for a meeting with Sylvie Lemmet, who now runs the UNEP Division of Trade, Industry and Economics. A very animated meeting over green tea at Le Train Bleu, with some potentially quite interesting ideas surfacing, after which I took a cab back to Gare du Nord for the Eurostar home. Trains slow at the moment, because of the repairs after the tunnel fire a while back. Ordered a cheese baguette for the ride home, only to find that the charming woman had stuffed it full of sliced ham, too. It ended up in the bin, a crime of several sorts, I’m sure.