Prophil is a strategic consulting company dedicated to the mutually-beneficial convergence of philanthropic and business models.
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The Territorial Footprint
A tool created to guide strategic decisions toward a sustainable, resilient, and socially-impactful business model. Prophil seeks to reveal and develop shared-value potential between all the stakeholders in a given territory.

Prophil, the convergence of 20 years of commitment

in the fields of

new philanthropy and social entrepreneurship

Virginie SEGHERS

Social entrepreneurship and new philanthropy specialist, Virginie Seghers led ADMICAL (the main network of French corporate foundations from 1995 to 2002), and she has played a defining role in the birth and evolution of the modern philanthropic framework in France.  An independent advisor to many French and international companies for more than 20 years, she created the first French graduate curricula in corporate social responsibility (CSR) and social entrepreneurship, at Sciences Po Paris and ESCP-Europe.  She is the co-founder of the movement of Social Entrepreneurs (Mouves) and a member of the board of several international NGOs and foundations.

responsible finance and sustainable development


Pioneer of corporate social responsibility (CSR), Geneviève Ferone Creuzet founded Arese, the first extra-financial rating agency in France, in 1997, and was a principal contributor in developing socially responsible investment (SRI). Recently a member of the executive committee and director of Eiffage Sustainable Development (2006-2008) and Veolia Environnement (2008-2013), she founded the Specialised Master’s in “Industrial Ecology” at Centrale Paris, and the consulting firm Casabeededicated to sustainable organisational models and resilient cities. Geneviève Ferone Creuzet is member of the board of several international foundations and NGOs, and holds a Ph.D. degree in law.

” We contribute to new collaborative and inclusive models, combining donation and investment, to reconcile economic performance and the consideration of the common good “


The new Philanthropy

an entrepreneurial adventure

We explores how the practice of creative philanthropy can catalyse innovation and social change. A social innovation laboratory.

Prophil assists companies and entrepreneurs / families in the design, creation, (re) structuring, deployment, and evaluation of their philanthropic projects (foundations, endowment funds, etc.).

Depending on the defined strategy, we identify the most relevant partners (NGOs, associations, social entrepreneurs …), and propose the co-creation of dedicated programs.

We identify, evaluate, and optimise the potential contributions of philanthropy to corporate strategies.


Prophil recently released the first study ever produced revealing the untapped potential of shareholder foundations.


New Business models

serving sustainable performance

We favour collaborative projects that develop shared value, by integrating social and environmental issues into new business models.

Prophil assists companies and business leaders in the design, implementation, and evaluation of their sustainable performance strategies (economic, social, and environmental): the triple bottom line.

We identify growth drivers, and foster shared value development for the various stakeholders of the company, in its host territories.

We encourage new hybrid business models (inclusive economy, social business), virtuous at a territorial scale (industrial ecology, circular economy etc.).


Prophil has developed a tool dedicated to sustainable performance evaluation and shared value development: the territorial footprint.


Impact Finance

investing responsibly

We work with fund managers and investors in the design and evaluation of financial plans with social and environmental impact.

Prophil assists investors and financial specialists in evaluating the economic, social, and environmental impacts of their investments, as well as in the valuation of their intangible assets.

We contribute to the design and development of funds with meaningful social and environmental impact, created by investors or NGOs.

We assist companies in the creation and structuring of specific funds for their activities: carbon funds, impact investing funds, employee savings solidarity funds, etc.


Prophil contributes to several think tanks: Fiducie Philanthropique, Comptoir de l’innovation, The Shift Project

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