Value added via added meaning


The story begins by the chance encounter, in Paris, of two professionals who have long been working in climate technologies and various forms of storytelling. They share a common vision, echoed in the motto of the company they decide to jointly establish: “Value added via added meaning”. Vadviam has come into being.

Equipped with a thorough understanding of technical matters and a sound experience acquired in the arts and humanities, the tandem decides to pursue one chief objective: improve the adoption of sustainable solutions across the world, whenever possible, bring to the fore the human and societal dimensions of the environmental projects.


Our team blends the experience in developing climate and circular economy solutions with the narrative craftsmanship. This alliance enables us to help organisations create value by enhancing their sustainability efforts and articulating them to the world.

anna grochowska

Anna Grochowska

Passionate about bridging the gap between technology and society, I work in a space that blends business, environmental and social performance.

An engineer graduated in Material Science and Engineering, my technical background originally kept me involved in construction, technology and industrial machinery projects in Poland. With time, fond of getting across the technologies for industry decarbonisation, I eventually moved to France, where I became marketing and sales director of ETIA, engineering solutions for waste and biomass valorisation. This journey allowed me to work with large-scale international businesses and initiate the projects that offset thousands of tonnes of CO2.

Convinced that the environmental and social aspects of business need to go hand in hand, I’m proud to commit myself to the development of this landscape, by being a part of EFRAG’s sustainability reporting team, contributing to the essential development of the European Sustainability Reporting Standards (ESRS).

françois dauteuil

François Dauteuil

Hailing from Canada and hooked on the magic of language, I pursued university studies in cinema before starting a career as a scriptwriter, reporter and film director. This chapter allowed me to stand behind productions such as Estelle, Pluie d’été and Ils mèneront le monde, and receive awards and nominations for Best Director, Best Drama and Best Soundtrack (Banff Film Festival, Yorkton Film Festival, Gemini Awards).

After moving to France, I embarked on a long journey made up of storytelling, copywriting and translation assignments, working with groups such as Hachette Film Office, the OECD, Designit/Cooper, United International Pictures, Studio Canal and the Canadian Embassy in Paris, to name a few.

Armed with the literary and artistic experience of all those years, I have chosen to keep sharing my passion for words and communication through my commitment to the Vadviam adventure.