Our student ambassadors Kirill Vorona, Huong Dinh, Asterios Roumpas, Judit Olofsson, Vjorela Pistulli and Thuy Pham have carefully curated a list of Green Board Members who have made a significant impact on sustainability in their industry.
We continue adding people on the lists that deserve to be noticed for the good they have done for nature.
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In this list we have included a selections of the greenest board members based on the following criterias:
- They have invested in or implemented impactful programs dedicated towards a greener future
- They have supported green stocks, green ETFs
- They have conducted researches in the field of sustainability or project on sustainable development
1. JUSTINA LAI – Board of Directors for Turning Green
Justina Lai is the Chief impact officer and shareholder at Wetherby. Having worked in impact investing for years, Lai aims to use the power of capital to drive environmental and social change, applying her knowledge in conventional investing.
She also serves on the Board of Directors for Turning Green, a student lead organization that promotes positive environmental and social actions worldwide.
2. GEORGE M. ANDERSON – Leader of Board Effectiveness Services at Spencer Stuart
While being a Board member and consultant at Spencer Stuart, George has been named multiple times to the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Directorship 100, a listing of the most influential individuals in the boardroom community.
He was named one of Ten Global “Rising stars of Corporate Governance” by the Millstein Center for Corporate Governance and Performance at Yale University.
He has authored numerous articles on board matters for publications including Harvard Business Review. He is often interviewed by global media organizations and has been quoted on governance and leadership in publications such as the Wall Street Journal. He is a contributor in Lead from the top: Building sustainability competence on corporate boards research by Ceres.
3. HELENE GAYLE – Board member at The Coca-Cola Company; board member at Colgate-Palmolive
Helene has been included in several popular lists all throughout her career, including the most recent Forbes list of the 100 Most Powerful Women in the World. Helene also holds five honorary degrees – a true testament to her skill and ability. It also shows how much she has become an inspiration and an influence throughout her career. Known widely as one of the top female leaders and global thinkers in the world, Helene’s work in the area of women’s rights and empowerment is greatly inspiring and encouraging.
Helene knows the kind of potential each woman innately have, and as such believes that a flourishing and prosperous society can only be achieved if the men and the women of the country work together. For Helene, women bear the greatest potential for ending global poverty because they can feel it in the most basic areas of day to day living.Aside from advocating women’s rights and empowerment, Helene is also a supporter of combating climate change and environmental degradation. Throughout her career in CARE, Helene was able to witness a number of positive changes in how society has realized that what affects their environment also affects them.
4. SUZANNE KLATT – Director of Sustainability & Environment at Prudential Financial, Inc.
Suzanne Klatt is an experienced leader in environmental and sustainability management with over 15 years’ experience developing corporate strategies and securing executive commitment to new ventures. She is skilled in galvanizing internal and external enthusiasm for sustainability initiatives.
Has been the vice president, director of sustainability and environment at Prudential Financial for more than 6 years, Suzanne has successfully led the implementation and execution of global sustainability strategy. She recommend solutions and develop programs that advance sustainability goals while facilitated employee engagement.
She is also the one in charge of reporting to Chief Governance Officer regarding Global Environmental Commitment, Carbon Offsets, Climate Response Action Plan, and Sustainability Materiality Assessment. She also gives advice senior leadership of sustainability trends and environmental considerations.
5. JAMES GORMAN – Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Morgan Stanley
James Gorman is Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Morgan Stanley. Mr. Gorman served as Co-President of Morgan Stanley, as well as Co-Head of Corporate Strategy, from 2007 to 2009. He joined Morgan Stanley in 2006 as President and Chief Operating officer of Wealth Management. Previously, Mr. Gorman held a number of executive positions at Merrill Lynch, including head of the global private client businesses, head of Strategy and Research, and Chief Marketing Officer.
He was also a senior partner of McKinsey & Co. and, earlier in his career, an attorney in Melbourne, Australia. Mr. Gorman serves on the Federal Advisory Council to the U.S. Federal Reserve Board, the Board of Overseers of the Columbia Business School, the Monetary Authority of Singapore International Advisory Panel, the Financial Services Forum, and the boards of the Partnership for New York City and Institute of International Finance. He formerly served on the board and as Chairman of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association in Washington, D.C.
6. AUDREY CHOI – Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Sustainability Officer of Morgan Stanley
Audrey Choi is Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Sustainability Officer of Morgan Stanley. As Chief Marketing Officer, Ms. Choi is responsible for stewarding the brand to reflect the firm’s core values of leading with integrity and exceptional ideas across its businesses and geographies. As Chief Sustainability Officer, Ms. Choi oversees the firm’s efforts to promote global sustainability through the capital markets.
Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Ms. Choi held senior policy positions in the Clinton Administration, including serving as Chief of Staff of the Council of Economic Advisers, and Domestic Policy Advisor to the Vice President. Previously, Ms. Choi was a foreign correspondent and bureau chief at The Wall Street Journal. She serves on the boards of several national nonprofits focused on sustainability, community development and social justice. Ms. Choi is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Business School.
7. HARISH HANDE – Managing director and co-founder of SELCO-India
He is widely recognized for his efforts to bring decentralized sustainable energy solutions to the poor and was awarded Asia’s prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award in 2011 for his social enterprise work. Since its founding in 1995, SELCO has built a service network in five states, catering to over half a million customers.
In 2012, Mr. Hande was appointed as the lead expert on the solar high powered committee at the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India.
8. JEFFREY HOLLENDER – Founder of Hollender Sustainable Brands
Founder of Hollender Sustainable Brands and an adjunct professor for sustainability and social entrepreneurship at New York University. He is the co-founder and former CEO of Seventh Generation, which he built into a leading natural product brand known for its authenticity, transparency, and progressive business practices.
Mr. Hollender is also the co-chair of Greenpeace US; co-founder and board chair of the American Sustainable Business Council, a coalition of 140,000 business leaders committed to progressive public policy; and the author of seven books, including “How to Make the World a Better Place – A Beginner’s Guide”; “The Responsibility Revolution: How the Next Generation of Businesses Will Win”; and “Planet Home.”
9. MINDY LUBBER – President of Ceres
Mindy Lubber is the president of Ceres, an international coalition of investors, environmental organizations and other public interest groups working with companies to address sustainability challenges. She also directs the Investor Network on Climate Risk (INCR), a group of more than 100 leading institutional investors managing $10 trillion in assets focused on the business risks and opportunities of climate change.
Ms. Lubber is a recipient of the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship and was recently named one of “The 100 Most Influential People in Corporate Governance” by Directorship Magazine. Before Ceres, she served as Regional Administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency for New England and founded Green Century Capital Management, a family of environmentally responsible mutual funds.
10. ANNA RYOTT – Board member at the investment firm Summa Equity
Prior to being a board member of Summa Equity, Anna Ryott used to be a member of Advisory Board of Stockholm Sustainable Finace Center. Currently, she is a board member at the investment firm Summa Equity and at the same time the founder of Heart 17 – A program that accelerate the UN Sustainable Development Goals through a message of hope, creativity and togetherness.
Throughout the years, Anna professional aim has been to do everything in her power to fight poverty and climate change through sustainable business. In her mind Summa Equity is the perfect company for doing exactly that. They use investments in sustainable companies as a tool to create a better world and at the same time deliver high returns. This is something Anna strongly believe in and is passionate about.
11. STEVE CASE – Chairman of The Case Foundation
Steve Case has been the chairman of The Case Foundation since 1997, a foundation which is involved in impact investing and has invested in, for example, the sun energy company Heliogen.
Steve is also a chairman at the VC firm Revolution, Startup America Partnership and Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure.
12. ROSINA BIERBAUM – Professor and Dean Emerita at the University of Michigan
Professor and Dean Emerita at the University of Michigan, with appointments in the School of Natural Resources & Environment and the School of Public Health. She chairs the Scientific and Advisory Panel of the Global Environment Facility, served on President Obama’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, and is an Adaptation Fellow at the World Bank.
She was a lead author of the US National Climate Assessment and co-directed the World Bank’s World Development Report 2010, which focused on climate change and development. Dr. Bierbaum served for two decades in the US Government, leading the first Environment Division at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the recipient of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Climate Protection Award. She serves on the Boards of several foundations and NGOs and has lectured on every continent.
13. LAIMA KAUSPADIENE – CEO of Sunrise Valley Science and Technology Park
Laima Kauspadiene is an entrepreneurship, innovation ecosystem, knowledge and technology transfer expert. For eight years she served as the head of the Business Science Cooperation Division in the Ministry of Economy, where she was responsible for knowledge-driven innovation ecosystem creation, entrepreneurship, tech transfer policies, and clusterization.
Earlier, she obtained experience in nourishing the investment environment at regional level, and in the marketing and branding of cities and regions. Currently, she is the CEO of Sunrise Valley Science and Technology Park, one of the main actors in the biggest knowledge triangle in the Baltic region.
14. NEKTARIOS TAVERNARAKIS – Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (FORTH)
Nektarios Tavernarakis is the Chairman of the Board of Directors at the Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (FORTH), Research Director at the Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (IMBB), and Professor of Molecular Systems Biology at the Medical School of the University of Crete, in Heraklion, Greece.
His research focuses on the molecular mechanisms of necrotic cell death and neurodegeneration, the interplay between cellular metabolism and ageing, the mechanisms of sensory transduction and integration by the nervous system, and the development of novel genetic tools for biomedical research.
15. VALENTIN ALFAYA – Director of Prevention, Quality and Environment at Grupo Ferrovial
Dr. Alfaya has more than 25 years of professional experience, performing his career in several sectors including forestry, engineering and consulting, as well as construction, services and transport infrastructures. He is the Director of Prevention, Quality and Environment at Grupo Ferrovial and Chairman of the Spanish Group for Green Growth. He has a PhD in Biological Sciences from UCM and a Diploma in Engineering and Environmental Management from EOI, Board member of Climate KIC by EIT, working for zero carbon mission.
Dr. Alfaya was also vice-chairman of the Green Building Council (Spain), member of the Steering Committee of FSC-Spain (Forest Stewardship Council), the ISO Strategic Advisory Board, the AENOR Advisory Group on Environmental Risks and the Standardization Committee on Pollution Liability, among others. Dr. Alfaya is author of several books and papers, as well as speaker in numerous events. He regularly teaches at the University Rey Juan Carlos (Madrid), ICAI (Comillas Univ.) and EOI business school. Between 2003 and 2008 chaired the jury of the prestigious “Premio Joven” (Environment) of the Complutense University (Madrid).
16. GIOVANNI ANCESCHI – President of ART-ER and COO of Energy Way
Giovanni Anceschi, energy engineer, is president of ART-ER and COO of Energy Way, a Modena-based company that deals with data science and data management that in 2016 participated in the Climate-KIC Accelerator Program in Italy and today is one of the most successful companies futuristic operating in the development of innovative mathematical models at the service of business efficiency and sustainability.
17. SOPHIA BENDZ – Member of the board of directors at Race For The Baltic
Sophia is a member of the board of directors at Race For The Baltic, a non-profit focused on ensuring that the Baltic Sea is healthy. She is also a board member at The Ink Factory and The Viktor Rydberg Schools Foundation, and has previously been on the board of companies such as Telia Company and Avanza Bank, Board member of Climate KIC by EIT, working for zero carbon mission. Currently, Sophia also works as a partner at Cherry Ventures, investing worldwide to support their venture teams in building successful and sustainable businesses.
18. MARTIN SIEGERT – Professor of Geosciences and co-Director of the Grantham Institute
Martin Siegert is Professor of Geosciences and co-Director of the Grantham Institute, Imperial College London. He was formerly Head of the School of GeoSciences and Assistant Principal for Energy and Climate Change at the University of Edinburgh, and director of the Bristol Glaciology Centre at the University of Bristol. At Edinburgh he led the creation of the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI), Board member of Climate KIC by EIT, working for zero carbon mission.
Martin has received the Martha T. Muse Prize for Antarctic Science and Policy in 2013. He also published his research of “An assessment of deep hot-water drilling as a means to undertake direct measurement and sampling of Antarctic subglacial lakes: experience and lessons learned from the Lake Ellsworth field season” in 2012 – 2013.
19. ALICE PEYRARD – Director of climate change commitment at Veolia
As Director of climate change commitment at Veolia, Alice is engaging with investors on climate strategy. She has a background of director of operations in facility management and waste water treatment. Promoting MRV she is a member of the CITEPA’s board.
Having graduated in 2000 from Ecole Centrale Paris, she obtained an Auditor certification, certified by IRCA and approved by IMEA (Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment). Board member of Climate KIC by EIT, working for zero carbon mission.
20. LESLIE DACH – Member of Sunrun’s board of directors
Leslie Dach has served as a member of Sunrun’s board of directors since May 2016. Mr. Dach brings more than 25 years of experience running major business and strategic initiatives across the public, private and civil sectors, including leading corporate affairs and sustainability at Walmart Stores Inc. from 2006 to 2013.Mr. Dach most recently served as senior counselor to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. While there, he worked closely with the HHS senior leadership team on strategic initiatives, from strengthening the Department’s engagement with external partners to ensuring the success of the second and third Open Enrollment periods for the Health Insurance Marketplace.
Prior to that, Mr. Dach served as executive vice president of corporate affairs for Walmart and was a member of the company’s executive council and executive finance committee. Mr. Dach has served on numerous boards including the Environmental Defense Fund, World Resources Institute, United Negro College Fund, the Yale University Council, and the National Audubon Society. He served previously on the Sunrun board from June 2013 to July 2014. Mr. Dach holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from Yale University and a master’s in public administration from Harvard University.
He is a board member of Vestas with in-depth knowledge of sustainability, strategy, accounting and finance. He has international experience of marketing and sales of capital goods and extensive experience in global industry.
Now the CEO of Stora Enso, he joined the company as CFO and member of the Group Leadership Team. He then took on the role as Executive Vice President for division Printing & Living (today Paper and Wood Products divisions).
22. Anders Runevad
He is a board member of Vestas with in-depth knowledge of the renewable energy industry. He has been the group President and CEO of Vestas Wind Systems A/S since 2013. Since 2014, he has completed the company’s turnaround and led Vestas’ period of profitable growth.
With his experience from leading an international listed company and knowledge in International business, he leveraged the strong financial foundation built since 2013 to help Vestas become the world’s leading provider of sustainable energy solutions. Currently, he is also a board member of PEAB, Chairman Of The Board of MHI Vestas Offshore Wind, board member of Schneider Electric and Nilfisk.
Elaine is a board member at Sweco AB, the Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative & the International Women’s Forum Sweden.
She is a frequent speaker at conferences including the World Economic Forum, United Nations, SXSW, tech industry events and has been engaged in the Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development, the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, and the Business & Sustainable Development Commission. With more than two decades of international executive experience with a focus on digitalization, sustainable development, public affairs and corporate development, she focuses on solving sustainability challenges in multinational and start-up environments.
Elaine founded the AI Sustainability Center with a mission to develop practical tools to help companies address the scaling of AI in ethical and societal contexts. Prior to this, she worked as Chief Sustainability & Public Affairs Officer and member of the Executive Team at Ericsson. She worked cross functionally to lead sustainable business innovation and ensure that responsible business measures were in place globally. She pioneered the “Technology for Good” platform that spread across nations and is now embraced by the broader tech sector. Her first book: Sustainability Leadership, a Swedish Approach to Changing Your Company, Your Industry and the World is published Fall 2020 by Palgrave Macmillan, and co-authored with the CEO of Scania.
Alexandra Davidsson is the Secretary General of the Swedish Association for Responsible Consumption, a non-profit working to raise awareness of how consumers’ can make more sustainable and circular choices. She has great experience within national and international humanitarian work and has held over 500 lectures within Circular Economy, Sustainable Consumption, Gender and Human Rights.
Alexandra has 15 years experience of non-profit association work within the Board of Directors for The Swedish Consumers’ Association and within the advisory board of Smart Up Accelerator and Borås Science Park of Sustainable Lifestyles and Consumption. She is also a part of the global impact network Top Tier Impact. She is recently named one of Sweden’s most exciting sustainability talents 2020 by the magazine “Aktuell Hållbarhet” and ranked as one of the Female Leaders of the Future 2020 by Sweden’s professional organization for executives – Ledarna, 2020.
Nino is the Founder and Managing Partner of Ambienta. Earlier in his career, Nino was a consultant at McKinsey & Co where he established the environmental practice.
In 1997, Nino founded Cam Tecnologie to develop clean technologies and products. From 2002 to 2007, Nino worked within the Telecom Italia group, first as CEO of Finsiel, and subsequently as General Manager of Olivetti.
Nino is a Board Member of AIFI and part of the Mid-Market Council within the EVCA.
26. Dennak Murphy
Dennak Murphy was a founding member of the Service Employees International Union’s Capital Stewardship Program. Beginning in 1999, he worked with CalPERS, Ca!STRS and other large public pension funds in the U.S. promoting the long-term retirement security interests of nearly one million SEIU members.
He is now focused on emerging governance, sustainability and fiduciary issues in the wake of the global financial crisis and the challenges and opportunities climate change will bring to pension investors.
Graduated in Economics and Commerce from the University of Genoa, she works for the institutions of the European Union and in 1988 she began her professional career at the Sanpaolo Banking Institute in Turin (later Sanpaolo Imi and now Intesa Sanpaolo), as Head of the Observatory of the Frankfurt branch. She subsequently held the role of Head of the Economic Studies Office and of the General Management Secretariat, as well as Head of the Public Entities and Companies Management in the Sanpaolo Imi Group.
She has worked as numerous management and administration positions in companies of the Sanpaolo Imi Group (later the Intesa Sanpaolo Group) and also is the director of AMBIENTA SGR SpA (2008-2012). Then, she worked as a member of the Management Board of INTESA SANPAOLO SpA from 2013 to 2015.
She is the director of the CASSA DEPOSITI E PRESTITI, as well as Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and Member of the Risk Committee (since July 2015), president of COMPAGNIA DI SAN PAOLO SISTEMA TORINO Scrl (since April 2016) and chairman of EQUITER SpA (since February 2015).
28. Phi Van Nguyen
She is the board Advisor of Austrian-Vietnamese Innovation Council, The NeoHub. Currently, she is the chairwoman of Open Innovation Vietnam, a national initiative under Project 844 – building the startup & innovation ecosystem for Vietnam, under The Ministry of Science & Technology of Vietnam with the aim to foster the collaboration amongst startups, corporations, and academia in order to build an integrated startup & innovation ecosystem for Vietnam.
With her international experience in startup & innovation ecosystem building, SME development, business modelling, market entry strategy & market launch, partner recruitment & selection, retail & franchise development and management, she invests on innovative and sustainable start up ecosystem. She is also the business integrity program advisor for UNDP since March 2020.
29. Jørgen Kildahl
He is a member of the board of directors at Ørsted A/S. Joined the board in 2018, he got reelected in 2019. His term of office expires in 2020. He is also a member of the Audit & Risk Committee. He has a strong international background in renewable energy and a profound knowledge of how the energy ecosystems work from positions as EVP of Statkraft and member of the board of management of E.ON.
He is also the chairman of Nysäter Wind AB, the deputy Chairman of Telenor ASA, a member of board committees at Audit & Risk Committee, a member of sustainability & Compliance Committee of Telenor ASA, audit Committee of Höegh LNG Holdings Ltd. and Strategy Committee of Alpiq AG and a senior advisor of Credit Suisse Energy Infrastructure Partners.
30. Benny Gøbel
He is an employee elected board member of Ørsted A/S – top 1 sustainable corporation according to Corporate Knights’ index. Joined the board in 2011, he then got reelected in 2018.
His term of office expires 2022. Benny Gøbel has worked in Ørsted as an engineer in Bioenergy since 2005.
31. Nick Elmslie
He is the chief executive of BP Global Petrochemicals based in Shanghai 2011‒2015, a member of head of Finance Function of BP Downstream 2006‒2011.
Throughout his career, Nick Elmslie has worked in various directorial positions at BP plc, including Chief Executive, Acetyls Business and Business Unit Leader, Head of Chemicals Strategy and CFO, Polymers & Olefins.
Since 2017, he has been a board member and investor at 3fbio Ltd, at the same time being the supervisory board member at OTI Greentech AG. He has been a board member at Fosroc Group Holdings Limited since 2009 and currently is a member of Neste’s Audit Committee.
Mariana Mazzucato (PhD) is Professor in the Economics of Innovation & Public Value at University College London (UCL), she is the Founding Director of the UCL Institute for Innovation & Public Purpose. She is also a member of the Board of Directors, the Related Parties Committee and the Corporate Governance and Sustainability Committee of Enel SpA – company operating in the field of Wholesale power.
She is winner of multiple international prizes including the 2020 John Von Neumann Award, the 2019 All European Academies Madame de Staël Prize for Cultural Values, and 2018 Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought. She was named as one of the ‘3 most important thinkers about innovation’ by the New Republic, one of the 50 most creative people in business in 2020 by Fast Company, and one of the 25 leaders shaping the future of capitalism by Wired.
She has published two books: The Entrepreneurial State: debunking public vs. private sector myths (2013), and The Value of Everything: making and taking in the global economy (2018).
Jamie S. Gorelick has been a director since February 2012. She has held numerous positions in the U.S. government, serving as Deputy Attorney General of the United States, General Counsel of the Department of Defense, Assistant to the Secretary of Energy, and a member of the bipartisan National Commission on Terrorist Threats.
Upon the United States. Ms. Gorelick has served as a director of VeriSign, Inc. since January 2015, a director of United Technologies Corporation from February 2000 to December 2014, and a director of Schlumberger Limited from April 2002 to June 2010. She is currently the chairwoman of Amazon Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.
Jonathan J. Rubinstein has been a director since December 2010. He was co-CEO of Bridgewater Associates, LP, Senior Vice President, Product Innovation, for the Personal Systems Group at the Hewlett-Packard Company (HP), and served as Senior Vice President and General Manager, Palm Global Business Unit, at HP from July 2010 to July 2011.
He was Chief Executive Officer and President of Palm, Inc., a smartphone manufacturer, from June 2009 until its acquisition by HP in July 2010, and Chairman of the Board of Palm, Inc. from October 2007 through the acquisition. Prior to joining Palm, he was a Senior Vice President at Apple Inc., also serving as the General Manager of the iPod Division. He served as a director of Qualcomm Incorporated from May 2013 to May 2016. He is currently a member of Amazon Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.
Patricia Q. Stonesifer has been a director since February 1997. She served as the President and CEO of Martha’s Table, chairwoman of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution and as Vice Chairwoman. From September 2008 to January 2012, she served as senior advisor to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, a private philanthropic organization, where she was Chief Executive Officer and then President and Co-chair.
Since September 2009, she has also served as a private philanthropy advisor. She has experience in working in many roles at Microsoft Corporation, including as a Senior Vice President of the Interactive Media Division, and also served as the Chairwoman of the Gates Learning Foundation. Now, she is a member of Amazon Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.
36. Ira Ehrenpreis
While being a board member in Tesla, he leads the firm’s Cleantech investment practice, investing in Energy Technology, Water Technology, and Advanced Materials opportunities.Ira is a recognized leader in both the venture capital industry and the Cleantech sector, and in 2007, was named one of the “Top 50 Most Influential Men Under 45” by Details Magazine.
In the Cleantech sector, Ira has served on several industry Boards, including the Clean-Tech Investor Summit (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010 Conference Chairman), Cleantech Venture Network (Past Chairman of Advisory Board), ACORE (American Council on Renewable Energy), Energy Investors Forum (Past Conference Chairman), Energy Venture Fair, and California Climate Change Advisory Board. He has also served on the Advisory Boards of the Southern California Tech Coast Alliance, Forum for Women Entrepreneurs (FWE), and the Comerica Venture Capital Advisory Board.
Board member of Chrysalix Venture Capital, Fred started his career with Royal Dutch Shell. His international industry experience spans Europe and Asia in sectors ranging from oil & gas, chemicals and industrial gas to packaging and logistics. Most recently, he served as Director of Innovation at global chemicals company AkzoNobel and worked on the integration of sustainability into the company’s strategy.
Fred is an observer on the Board of Chrysailx portfolio company NanoSteel. He also serves on the investment committee of a regional development company in the Netherlands and on the supervisory Boards of the Erasmus center of future energy, the International Clean Tech Network and Holland Circular Hotspot. He participates in a strategic advisory board to the government on sustainable economic development and the hydrogen economy, and served on the Board of the sustainability network of the Young Presidents Organization – YPO.
Fred’s experience is in technology, innovation, and bringing technology to the market. His international network allows him to connect with technology institutes, venture and growth investors and entrepreneurs, and CVC’s. He believes that business can be a force for good and has an important role to play in the “decade that matters”.
38. PETER BRYANT
He is an executive business strategist with more than 30 years of expertise in growth and innovation, natural resources and energy, software, technology commercialization and corporate venture capital. His former senior leadership roles include GE and Computer Associates.
He is a leading authority on business, sustainability and technology innovation, in multiple sectors including resources and energy. He is a senior fellow at the Kellogg, the Co-Founder and Board Chair of the Development Partner Institute and he co-leads Clareo’s CMO Forum. He was a founding board member of the Colorado Innovation Network (COIN), and one of the Board of Advisors for Chrysalix, a leading cleantech venture fund, and the World Economic Forum’s Mining 2050 program.
He co-authored The Growth Champions –The Battle for Sustained Innovation Leadership published in 2012.
39. STEFAN HECK
Stefan is the Founder and the CEO at Nauto, an AI platform for urban mobility. He was a consulting professor at the Precourt Institute for Energy at Stanford University doing research, piloting demonstration projects, teaching and advising on energy innovation and transformation.
He was the director at McKinsey where he co-founded the Cleantech and Sustainability Transformations practice. Stefan is the co-author of the Resource Revolution. Currently he works as a board member of GaN Systems Inc. and at the same time leading NAUTO.
40. JOHN THOMPSON
John is the President of the Canada Mining Innovation Council and Chair of Geoscience BC and the Wold Professor in Environmental Balance for Human Sustainability at Cornell University. He is currently the principal of PetraScience Consultants.
He was Vice President Technology and Development for Teck Resources until mid 2012. He left Teck to form PetraScience Consultants Inc., providing exploration and technology services to the mining industry. Prior to joining Teck in 1998, he was the Director of the Mineral Deposit Research Unit at the University of British Columbia, an industry-based and funded research group.
- DR. WAL VAN LIEROP – EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN & FOUNDING PARTNER
Wal is the Founder of Chrysalix and a Managing Partner based in Vancouver. He is an award-winning venture capitalist, business leader and visionary in innovation, sustainability and cleantech, with unique industry insights gained through deep operational experience as a venture capitalist, corporate executive, international consultant and university professor.
He has been with Chrysalix Venture Capital for more than 19 years, he is the founder, president, CEO and member of board in multiple companies. He has helped raise more than $250M and participated in more than $1B in venture capital funding. He has sourced, invested in and advised numerous startups, assisting them in building breakthrough solutions for the new world economy while working hand-in-hand with large multinational companies on their innovation strategies.
He is also a frequent contributor of Forbes with many articles on energy-related topics such as smart citites, nuclear fusion, industrial innovation and startup ecosystems.
- CATHERINE BÉRUBÉ – Vice-President, Sustainable Development, Investor Relations and Public Affairs
Catherine is Vice-President, Sustainable Development, Investor Relations and Public Affairs at Cycle Capital Management and Ecofuel. She handles public and government relations, she’s in charge of Cycle Capital’s impact investment practice and is a mentor for the Ecofuel Accelerator.
Catherine is also Vice-president of Écotech Québec, Quebec cleantech cluster, sits on the Board of SWITCH Alliance, Clean Resource Innovation Network (CRIN) and is a member of the CVCA’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee (Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association).
She is the coordinator of the “Bioenergy” working group for the Québec Green Economy Plan and was part of the consultation committee for the Principle for Responsible Investment – Quebec Chapter.
- MARGA HOEK – International Advisory Council at Company NameRedevco B.V.
Marga Hoek is a member of Thinkers50, a global voice for G20, G7 Climat Change and if Cop 23; a regular contributor to The Huffington Post and other prestigious media. She got awarded gold medal for both bestseller books The Trillion Dollar Shift & New Economy Business.
Marga Hoek has extensive experience as a CEO and Board Member of several companies, both public and private, initially in the construction sector. She founded the Dutch Sustainable Business Association in 2010 and was its CEO until 2016.
Marga holds several international Advisory and Supervisory Board roles and is currently a Member of the Advisory Council EMEA for Bank of Montreal’s responsible investments.
She is named as best speaker available on sustainable business and capital with her unique in demonstrating how ICT and advanced technology can be a force for good via disruptive, sustainable business models. She is considered one of the most influential thought leaders leading the way in the transition towards a sustainable world.
- Jacob Tomas (TAN YAXING 谭亚幸) – Founder and CEO of Maker Sustainability Consulting Co., Ltd (MSC)
Jacob has years of experience participating in green activities and supporting sustainability. He was the Head of the training facilitator in sustainable education in Okinawa in Japan for almost two years, and then he founded MSC in January 2014.
By providing a methodology of sustainability, tackling every challenge in operations, MSC hones strategies for greater value and creates social impact.
In 2018, Jacob established “Africa True Story”, a digital brand project under “Pumbaa Eco”. Currently, Jacob Tomas is the CEO of MSC and Chief Strategist of Africa True Story.
- Anisa Kamadoli Costa – Foundation President | Chief Sustainability Officer | World Economic Forum Council Member
Philanthropy and sustainability executive with a track record of building robust, global coalitions and alliances to achieve impactful results. Strategist, networker, negotiator and persuader who catalyzes collaborative, mutually beneficial relationships among an array of stakeholders, scales programs and impact, and effectively communicates strategy and purpose to diverse constituencies and audiences.
Co-chair of board director of Environmental Grantmakers Association (2006-2014), currently is Chief Sustainability Officer of Tiffany & Co and Board trustee of Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation. She was one of the council members of world economic forum (2014-2017).
- Tony Christensen – Sustainability Consultant at Enact Sustainable Strategies
Tony is a project manager and consultant at Enact. He supports clients within various areas such as sustainability strategies and reporting, ESG-analysis and climate impact assessments. He is specialised in environmental sustainability and has extensive experience from supporting clients on climate related issues such as reporting, strategy and scenarios. Tony is a much appreciated trainer and workshop-facilitator used to work with clients in differerent industries and sectors.
He has deep knowledge on sustainability frameworks such as SDGs and GHG-protocol and he has extensive experience from GRI reporting and quality reviews of GRI reports.
Tony is a graduate from University of Gothenburg where he studied Global studies, Human ecology and Political science. He also studied International relations at Fudan University in Shanghai, China. Prior to joining Enact, he has been the chairman of the board at Medveten Konsumtion, the founder of Klimatportföljen. He worked as a sustainability advisor at EMC and a development manager at sustainability Alexandersoninstitutet.
- Sanda Ojiambo – CEO & Executive Director, UN Global Compact
Sanda Ojiambo is the Executive Director of the United Nations Global Compact. Launched in July 2000, the United Nations Global Compact is the Secretary‑General’s strategic policy and advocacy initiative calling for the alignment of business operations and strategies with 10 universal principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. It also motivates companies to integrate the SDGs into their core business strategies and operations.
Ms. Ojiambo brings 20 years of experience to lead the UN Global Compact. She has served as Head of Sustainable Business and Social Impact, Safaricom Plc, Kenya since 2010. Ms. Ojiambo was also the Senior Manager of Safaricom and MPESA Foundations, Kenya from 2008 to 2010, during which she led the implementation of several public-private partnership initiatives between Safaricom and UN organizations.
- Patrick Chalhoub – CEO, Chalhoub Group
Patrick Chalhoub is the Joint Chief Executive Officer of the Chalhoub Group, the leading partner for luxury across the Middle East. Patrick began his career in 1979 when he decided to become involved in the realisation of his father’s vision to build a bridge between the East and West and be the ambassador of luxury lifestyle in the region.
He created a regional distribution platform in the Jebel Ali Free zone with Fendi, L’Oréal, Dior Parfums and Puig, to name a few. As the director of Christofle and of Bernardaud, Patrick Chalhoub was involved in the strategic planning for the restructuring and redeployment of these brands.
He has been instrumental in guiding the development of a sustainability strategy for the Group, with a focus on Education, Environmental and Humanitarian sustainability. Patrick has also been very actively involved in a few associations, such as the French Business Council, which he lead for some years, the Capital Club and, more recently, he established the local chapter of Endeavor, helping start-ups to scale up. He is also regularly consulted by local Governments on economic development, governance and social responsibilities.
- Emanuel Chirico – Chairman & CEO, PVH Corp.
Emanuel “Manny” Chirico is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of PVH Corp., owner of brands including CALVIN KLEIN, TOMMY HILFIGER, Van Heusen, Speedo, Warner’s and IZOD. Under his leadership, PVH has become one of the most admired fashion and lifestyle companies in the world, with $9.7 billion in annual revenues and 38,000 associates operating in over 40 countries.
Manny has helped transform PVH from a North American dress furnishings business to a company that powers brands that drive fashion forward —for good. He’s made philanthropy and corporate responsibility key pillars in how PVH conducts business, recognizing the opportunity to positively impact people and the environment against a backdrop of financial growth. He brings to the role a strong focus on the PVH values that he helped establish over the past 25 years: accountability, partnership, passion, integrity, and individuality.
- Steve Kenzie – Executive Director, UN Global Compact Network UK
Steve Kenzie is the Executive Director of the UN Global Compact Network in the United Kingdom. He has managed the Network Secretariat since 2007, connecting UK companies and other organisations in a global movement dedicated to driving corporate sustainability and the Sustainable Development Goals. He is the Co-Chair of the Compact’s Global Network Council and leads the Regional Network Council for Western Europe and North America.
He was previously a Programme Director at the International Business Leaders Forum (IBLF) leading projects across a range of themes including: business & human rights, water stewardship, fighting malaria, inclusive business, social enterprise, and climate change. Prior to joining IBLF, Steve was the founder and Managing Director of a successful retail sports equipment business in Canada.
- Fiona Reynolds – CEO, Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)
Fiona Reynolds is the CEO of the United Nations supported Principles for Responsible Investment, and has responsibility for its operations globally.
She has more than 20 years’ experience in the pension sector, working in particular within the Australian superannuation sector and played an active role in advocating pension policy change on behalf of working Australians and participated in a number of government committees and working groups on retirement incomes policy. Fiona has a particular interest in retirement outcomes for women.
She also serves on the Board of the UN Global Compact, the Council of the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC), the Global Advisory Council on Stranded Assets at Oxford University, the UN Business for Peace Steering Committee and the Steering Committee for Investors on Climate Change.
- Phyllis Kurlander Costanza – Head UBS in society and CEO UBS Optimus Foundation
As Head UBS in society, Phyllis is committed to making UBS a force for driving positive change in society and the environment for future generations. The UBS in society team ensures the firm is creating long term positive impact for clients, employees, investors and society.
She’s also dedicated to finding innovative ways to tackle some of the world’s most pressing social and environmental issues. In her role as CEO UBS Optimus Foundation she applies an investment-based approach, making it simpler for clients and their families to manage their philanthropy and maximize their impact. Since starting at UBS in 2011 she’s been instrumental in reshaping the UBS Optimus Foundation’s strategy, helping clients fund impactful philanthropic programs that improve children’s lives and fight climate change globally. Together with her team, she has introduced innovative financing vehicles, like the first Development Impact Bond in education.
She is a board member of Nutrition International, the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW), UBS Optimus Foundation UK, an advisory board member to the Education Outcomes Fund for Africa and the Middle East, and a member of the Council of Foreign Relations. She was also a co-founding board member of the Power of Nutrition from inception to 2019.
- Maya Ziswiler – Head of Program and Social Finance of UBS Optimus Foundation
Maya’s team develops high impact philanthropic programs in education, health, child protection and the environment. She also develops innovative social finance solutions to mobilize private capital in new and more efficient ways. She spearheaded the Foundation’s work on the first Development Impact Bond and impact linked loans.
Prior to this role, she was the Foundation’s Program Director for Education and Early Childhood Development. She joined the Foundation from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria where she was responsible for managing partnerships with the private sector. Previously, Maya worked for UNICEF in Peru and Procter and Gamble’s development and export markets.
- Eva Vati – CEO & Founder of VATI of Sweden
Eva Vati is an Entrepreneur and Business Strategist. She is a professional Board Member for several listed companies on the Stockholm Stock Exchange, privately held companies and NGO’s. Currently, she is the CEO and founder of VATI of Sweden, which is one of the first consultancy in the world giving certification on integrating sustainability into business strategy.
She has worked in the Technical & IT Industry since 1999 in various Executive positions. Her core competence are in Executive Management and Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability, anchored in Technology, Corporate Governance, International Business Development and Finance.” In July 2020 Eva was a key speaker at the United Nations (High Level Political Forum) Global Compact Russian network’s first Russian Voluntary Review if the Sustainable Development Goals.
Eva is on a mission to spread the message of “Dare to Lead” on a global scale.She recently won a prize for Innovative Startups 2020 by Vinnova – Sweden’s Innovation Agency. She is a Thought Leader & Global Speaker. She has deep knowledge and understanding of the UN Global Compact & Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s). She’s actively advocating by writing and publishing articles & holding lectures for companies of WHY & HOW business should engage.
- Runa Alam – CEO at Development Partners International
Runa Alam is the co-founder and CEO of Development Partners International (“DPI”). DPI is a gender balanced firm and seeks to focus its impact work in three buckets: Gender Balance, Climate Change, and Job Creation and Enhancement.
Runa has more than 35 years of private equity, emerging market management and investment banking experience. She has invested in Africa for 22 years. She serves on the Boards of many African companies. She has contributed to the development of private equity in Africa as a former Chair of AVCA (the African Private Equity Association), Chair of the AVCA Sustainability Committee, and a Vice Chair and Africa Council Member of EMPEA (the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association).
- Francesco Starace – CEO & General Manager, Enel SpA
Francesco Starace has been CEO and General Manager of Enel S.p.A. since May 2014. Mr. Starace joined the Enel Group in 2000, holding several top executive positions including Head of Business Power and Managing Director of the Market Division. From 2008 to 2014 he served as CEO and General Manager of Enel Green Power.
He began his career in construction management of power generation plants, first with the General Electric Group, then at ABB Group, and subsequently at Alstom Power Corporation. Since June 2014 he has been a member of the Advisory Board of the United Nations’ Sustainable Energy 4 All initiative. In May 2015 he joined the Board of the United Nations Global Compact.
From January 2016 until January 2018 he was co-chair of the World Economic Forum’s Energy Utilities and Energy Technologies Community and, in October 2016, was nominated co-chair of the B20 Climate & Resource Efficiency Task Force. In June 2017 he was elected President of the European electricity industry union Eurelectric. The European Commission appointed him Member of the “Multi-stakeholder Platform on the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals in the EU” in September 2017.
- Sharan Burrow – General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation
Sharan Burrow was re-elected for a second term as General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation at the ITUC World Congress in May 2014. Previously President of the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) from 2000 – 2010, she led union negotiations on major economic reforms and in labour rights campaigns.
Sharan is well known for her international advocacy on labour standards, corporate responsibility, climate change, investment in infrastructure and the green economy, investment in the care economy, women, equality and diversity, global migration and employment.
- Clara Arpa Azofra – CEO, Arpa Equipos Móviles de Campaña
Clara Arpa is the CEO and owner of ARPA Equipos Móviles de Campaña. She has lead the Spanish company based in Zaragoza since 2010. As CEO, her aim was to change the company to offer faster and better response solutions in the aftermath of catastrophes and natural disasters, such as SITEC, specializing in rescuing and taking care of survivors and their most immediate needs.
Clara has been in the post disaster reconstruction field all around the world for over 23 years. This experience and the knowledge acquired through this long period of time has added value to every single project, taking the company to new heights of performance.
She is the board member of various regional and national professional and business associations. Currently, she is also the chairwoman of The Innovation Centre for Sustainable Development CIDS, the ARPA Group Foundation, a group for collecting innovative ideas and implementing projects to boost worldwide sustainable development.
- Courteney Keatinge – Senior Director, Environmental, Social & Governance Research at Glass Lewis & Co.
Courteney Keatinge is the director of Glass Lewis’ environmental, social and governance research, and covers shareholder proposals across a range of markets. While working at Glass Lewis, she authored Shareholder Activism Issue Reports on topics such as political contributions, sustainability reporting, proxy access and hydraulic fracturing; 2011-2015 editions of Greening the Green: Linking Executive Compensation and Sustainability and Mind the Gap: Board Gender Diversity. She also drafted the first version of and collected case studies for Guidance for Integrating Environmental, Social and Governance Issues to Executive Pay for the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment.
Prior to her work at Glass Lewis, she is the ex-executive director at The 50/50 Climate Project, director and impact management at Calvert Research and Management, Eaton Vance Investment Management. She is an author for International Corporate Government Network, her work includes 2010 Yearbook “Hedge Funds and the Evolving Role of Corporate Stewardship”. She is also responsible for Conference notes and summaries for the 2010 Toronto and San Francisco conferences, the 2011 Miami conference, the 2012 Rio de Janeiro conference and the 2013 New York City conference.
- Laura Rahikka – Founder and CEO at Hydrogenius Ltd/ Senior Lecturer at Centria UAS
Laura Rahikka is the founder and CEO at Hydrogenius Ltd. She is also a senior Lecturer about Environmental processing at Centria UAS.
Laura has long experience in process engineering education, experience with project management works in university and industrial stakeholders. She was a software design engineer at Botnia Hightech from 2000 to 2005. She has been a lecturer at Centria UAS and has made 2 publications namely: “Catalytic Oxidation of Industrial Wastewater Under Mild Conditions” and “Catalytic oxidation of industrial wastewaters – A comparison study using different analyzing methods”. On Jan 2020, she founded Hydrogenius Ltd and since then she has been the CEO of the company.
Hydrogenius develops technology that produces clean, climate-friendly hydrogen that can be installed at the end of existing natural gas or biomethane pipelines for direct conversion to hydrogen. It has many applications for use in steel, cement and other industries requiring high temperatures, as well as other industries needing hydrogen as a raw material or as fuel for transportation.
61. LAURENCE BELFER
He is the CEO of Belfer Management LLC. He manages a New York family investment firm that emphasizes the energy, real estate and financial services industries. He serves on the Advisory Board of the Morgan Stanley Institute for Sustainable Investing, is a Member of the Asia Society Policy Institute’s Council and is a Member of the James Madison Council of the Library of Congress.
Previously, he served on the Board of Directors and Executive Committees of HELP USA and UJA Federation of New York, where he Chaired the Terrorism Response Fund and the Jewish Leadership Forum. He is a 1988 graduate with honors from Harvard University who earned his Juris Doctor degree from Columbia Law School in 1992. Laurence is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO Big Apple Gold), a 1997 Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute, and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.
62. PAUL BULCKE
He is the Vice-Chairman of the Board at L’Oreal and a member of the Strategy and Sustainable Development Committee, member of the Appointments and Governance Committee and member of the Human Resources and Remuneration Committee. As Nestlé Chairman, Paul Bulcke has been given the Concordia Leadership Award for 2017 for leading the company’s ongoing commitment to Creating Shared Value and supporting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
In accepting the award Mr. Bulcke highlighted Nestlé’s global commitment to youth, the Nestlé needs YOUth initiative, which aims to help 10 million young people around the world have access to economic opportunities by 2030.
“Young men and women are the future of our societies and our economies. Yet they are struggling to find a place in a system that seems to have abandoned them”, he said. “Companies around the world need to embrace the challenge and invest more in young people. This makes good business sense.”. He is also an author of the article “Supporting Young People is Key to Sustainable Business”.
63. JEAN CASE
She is the chairman of National Geographic Society and CEO of The Case Foundation. She is a businesswoman, investor, philanthropist, and internet and impact investing pioneer who is a passionate believer in the power of business to do good and advocates for the importance of embracing a more fearless approach to innovate and bring about transformational breakthroughs.
Jean launched the Case Impact Network to expand efforts to usher in a new era of more inclusive capitalism. This work focuses on unleashing business and capital as powerful forces for change and supporting investors to use their capital to promote social change through impact investing.
In addition, Jean currently serves on the boards of National Geographic Partners and the White House Historical Association as well as on the advisory boards of the Brain Trust Accelerator Fund, Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative and Georgetown’s Beeck Center. In January 2019, Jean’s first book, Be Fearless: 5 Principles for a Life of Breakthroughs and Purpose, was published by Simon & Schuster and was named a national bestseller.
She has long been a “leader in impact investing” and was a co-founder of The Impact, a membership network of family enterprises (family offices, foundations, and businesses) that are committed to making investments with measurable social impact and was a member of the U.S. NAB to the G7 Task Force on Impact Investing.
64. Gioia GHEZZI
Gioia Ghezzi, Chairperson of FS Italiane, stressed this during her speech at the technical panel ‘A sustainable country: investment, insuring for the future 2018 Confindustria General Assembly’, currently underway in Verona. Her speech was devoted to the theme of climate change and the need for Italian businesses to immediately embark on practical measures to eliminate emissions of CO2 and other greenhouse gases.
Gioia Ghezzi highlighted the importance of the role that Confindustria can play in pressing the Italian Government to instigate and facilitate change in the near future: making the Italian COP 21 targets explicit, including through regulatory measures; rethinking the system of incentives and disincentives in order to support sustainable production and the transition of businesses – particularly SMEs – which are ready to commit to and invest in the change, to take on a leadership role in Europe for these matters, alongside other countries, such as France, that are showing themselves to be aware and active.
65. Romana JORDAN
Romana Jordan MEP, Vice-Coordinator in the Industry, Research and Energy Committee (ITRE) of the European Parliament, Rapporteur for the Energy Roadmap 2050 Opinion and the EPP Group Shadow Rapporteur for the Regulation establishing an Instrument for Nuclear Safety Cooperation, today addressed the International Conference on Nuclear Engineering (ICONE) in Anaheim, USA.
The theme of the conference was ‘Energy Mix for a Sustainable and Bright Future’. Ms Jordan summarised the links between energy supply and CO2 emissions: “We have a shared responsibility for this global problem and therefore need to work together on a joint global approach for the development of an energy strategy that will meet increased demand without further potential damage to the planet.”
She explained that real progress has been made in the EU by a combination of individual Member State actions and a Europe-wide strategy of working together to:
- Liberalise the energy markets bringing real competition to reduce energy prices;
- Invest in technologies to increase energy efficiency and reduce harmful emissions;
- Create a positive economic climate to attract the essential investment to realise the challenges in hand.
She continued: “Much remains to be done but, only by working together – in the EU and globally – can the goals be achieved. Pollution has no respect for national borders and the responsibility is upon all of us to reduce CO2 and other emissions that seem to increase with economic development.”
António Guterres, the ninth Secretary-General of the United Nations, took office on 1st January 2017. Prior to his appointment as Secretary-General, he served as United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees from June 2005 to December 2015, heading one of the world’s foremost humanitarian organizations during some of the most serious displacement crises in decades.
Mr. Guterres was elected to the Portuguese Parliament in 1976 where he served as a member for 17 years. During that time, he chaired the Parliamentary Committee for Economy, Finance and Planning, and later the Parliamentary Committee for Territorial Administration, Municipalities and Environment. He was also leader of his party’s parliamentary group.
Antonio hosts Climate Change summits organized by the United Nations.
67. Paul Polman
Paul Polman was Chief Executive Officer of Unilever from 2009 to 2019. Under his leadership Unilever has set out an ambitious vision to decouple its growth from overall environmental footprint and increase its positive social impact.
He actively seeks cooperation with other companies to implement sustainable business strategies and drive systemic change. He is Chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce, Chair of the B Team and Vice-Chair of the UN Global Compact. Paul previously served as Chairman of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development.
He has been closely involved in global discussions on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and action to tackle climate change. In 2016, Paul was asked by the UN Secretary-General to be a member of the SDG Advocacy Group, tasked with promoting action on the 2030 Agenda. Prior to this, Paul served on the High Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda, presenting recommendations on behalf of the private sector. Paul is a member of the Business and Sustainable Development Commission. He also served on the International Council of the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate, under former Mexican President, Felipe Calderon.
In recognition of his contribution to responsible business, Paul has received numerous awards and accolades including the Rainforest Alliance Lifetime Achievement Award (2014), the Oslo Business for Peace Award (2015), the UN Environment Programme’s Champion of the Earth Award (2015) and the Singapore Government Public Service Star (2016). In 2016, he received France’s Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur, in recognition of his efforts in galvanising business action on sustainability and for his involvement during the historic 2015 UN Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris. In 2018, Paul was named an Honorary Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE) for services to business.
Guilherme Leal is a Brazilian businessman and social and political entrepreneur. He is one of the founders and co-chairmen of Natura&Co, a leading Brazilian cosmetics group that includes Natura (a B Corp and a signatory to the UN Global Compact since its inception), The Body Shop and the Australian operation AESOP, that has been committed to doing business as unusual, as Anita Roddick would say, since the end of the 1980s.
Over the last 30 years Mr. Leal has participated in the creation and chaired the board of several organizations addressing issues such as: children’s rights, public education, corporate social responsibility, conscious consumption, citizenship, sustainable urban development, and protection of the environment and biodiversity. In 2008, he started to structure his philanthropic organization, the Instituto Arapyaú, focused on local experiences in sustainable development, climate change and urban redesign. In the 2010 presidential elections he ran as Green Party candidate for vice president, alongside Marina Silva, receiving 20 million votes. After this, Mr. Leal created and currently chairs a supra party political network called RAPS. This is an initiative aimed at fostering and preparing new political leaders committed to ethical behavior and the promotion of sustainable development. In 2013, he became a B Team leader.
In 2014, Mr. Leal helped to build the Brazilian Coalition for Climate, Forests and Agriculture, a movement aimed at driving the design and construction of a new green, inclusive and low carbon economy.
69. Anand Mahindra
He is the Chairman of Mahindra Group. The Mahindra Group is a USD 20.7 billion federation of companies that enables people to rise through innovative mobility solutions, driving rural prosperity, enhancing urban living, nurturing new businesses and fostering communities. It has a leadership position in utility vehicles, information technology, financial services and vacation ownership in India and is the world’s largest tractor company, by volume. It also enjoys a strong presence in agribusiness, components, commercial vehicles, speedboats, consulting services, energy, industrial equipment, logistics, real estate, steel, aerospace, defence and two wheelers.
As a precursor to the GCAS, Mr. Anand Mahindra issued a challenge at Davos to all companies to set science-based targets to cut their greenhouse gas emissions. Science-based targets give corporates a clear roadmap for how much they need to shrink their carbon footprint in line with the Paris Agreement goals.
70. Flora Mutahi
Flora Mutahi, founder and CEO of Melvin Marsh International, founder of the popular Melvin’s tea brand, taking up two influential global roles. Flora Mutahi is one of Kenya’s leading women entrepreneurs, with extensive local and international experience in strategic leadership, business development, market penetration, and marketing.
In accepting her new role at the United Nations Global Compact, Flora said, “It is an honor to be appointed to this position, I look forward to championing responsible business practices in Kenya and the wider Africa region through the integration of the UN Global Compact principles in business as well as the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals to achieve Vision 2030 and Agenda 2063.” Flora is also the Vice Chairperson COMESA Business Council, Board Member Export Promotion Center, Jubilee insurance Ltd, Kenya Private Alliance, and SBM bank Kenya.
He is the Secretary-General, International Organisation of Employers (IOE), and a board member of UN Global Compact. Against the backdrop of global climate marches, the UN Climate Action Summit got underway on 23 September. IOE Secretary-General Roberto Suárez Santos was a featured panellist at an ILO high-level discussion with leaders from the UN and selected governments on just transition and climate action. Santos expressed business support for the aims of a just transition, but made the point that small and medium companies need it to also make good business sense.
IOE staff took part in events on the future of work, job creation for youth, gender, and partnerships. IOE, on behalf of its network of more than 150 Employers’ Organisations, made clear some of the business priorities: skills development, the future of business, sustainable business environments and partnerships. Together with workers and governments, these can be advanced, and ultimately contribute to progress on 2030 targets.
He is the Chairman & CEO of Schneider Electric, and a board member of UN Global Compact. As a Participant of the UN Global Compact, Schneider Electric took an active approach to engage its suppliers in sustainability, by measuring the proportion of purchases made with suppliers who participate in the UN Global Compact since 2004, and by encouraging its strategic suppliers to apply the ISO26000 guidelines since 2012. Thanks to an annual Communication on Progress (COP) as part of its annual report, Schneider Electric meets the Advanced COP level.
To support The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Schneider Electric has developed a critical instrument for its sustainability journey: Schneider Sustainability Impact. It reflects the sustainability megatrends and guides Schneider’s sustainability efforts by making our goals clear. Renewed and updated for 2018 through 2020, this fifth iteration reflects, through 21 indicators, our holistic view of sustainability, how our sustainability efforts affect the planet, its people, our profit, and that of our customers. It contains our promises to our partners, customers, and the world. It is the standard by which we measure ourselves and hold ourselves accountable. It also states clearly how the Group contributes not only to Goal 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth) but also to Goal 5 (Gender Equality), Goal 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy).
She is the chairperson and CEO of Kokusai Kogyo Co., Ltd., and a board member of UN Global Compact. She is one of 55 world leaders recognized by the UN Global Compact as the most sustainably-aware leaders. Sandra believes that education plays a key role in incubating the right mindset within the company.
“Incubation happens through the repetition of a key message,” said Wu, who has developed a long-term, bottom-up business plan to integrate sustainability into the core of her business. As one example, Kokusai Kogyo prefers to promote internally rather than hire a new person into high-level roles and when external candidates are hired, sustainability training starts early.
74. Manjula Lee
Manjula started her career in mergers and acquisitions and strategic partnerships with Shell Australia, and was the youngest staff member to be selected for the group’s Global Business Leadership Programme to prepare leaders for executive level. Having lived in 5 different countries around the world, and experiencing poverty and injustice first hand, her passion for international development and human rights grew and moved her to pursue a career in the civil society arena.
Manjula was appointed to the advisory committee of the Global Partnerships Forum in New York, which worked in partnership with the United Nations to build strategies around the delivery of the MDGs and the Sustainable Development Goals. Manjula founded World Wide Generation in 2016, a facilitator to help shape the future of sustainability problem solving and deliver the 17 SDGs by 2030. To achieve this mission Manjula also invented the G17Eco technology platform as a sustainability monitoring and marketplace global system solution which could bring together government, business, civil society and citizens as ecosystems. In 2018, she was appointed to the City Of London’s Global Steering Committee for Sustainable Finance and The Green Finance Task Force.
She won the UKBAA’s Best Led Female Investment award of the year, and was voted 100 of the Most Influential Women in Blockchain and Fintech globally. She was invited into No10 Downing Street to pitch WWG’s strategy, and at the 2018 UN General Assembly, Britain’s PM, Theresa May, announced WWG as the Technology Partner for the UK’s Sustainable Development Capital Initiative, amongst a powerful line up of multi-sector partners. Her family own an international portfolio of sustainability businesses and noted for founding, scaling and selling the UK’s largest solar energy generator, Lightsource.
75. Iain Henderson
He is the Managing Director of Sustainable Finance of ADM Capital
Iain Henderson is a private markets professional focused on sustainable finance with more than 20 years of finance experience across the private, public and third sectors. His career specifically focuses on South/South East Asia, in the sustainable agriculture and renewable energy sector.
He joined the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) in Geneva in 2012 to work on REDD+ and Sustainable Land Use. Prior to this, he spent two years in Hong Kong, where he grew up, with WWF’s Forest & Climate Initiative working on finance-related issues. For the first 12 years of his working life, Iain worked in investment banks in London in the Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities divisions of UBS and Deutsche Bank.
76. Simon Connell
He is the Head of Sustainability Strategy at Standard Chartered Bank. He is an experienced professional in the field of sustainability and ESG, with over a decade’s experience at bringing together individuals to support sustainable outcomes in a wide variety of settings. Aided by his analytical and interpersonal skills, Simon has a strong track record of building coalitions which achieve effective and long-lasting change.
77. Michèle Flournoy
Michèle Flournoy is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of WestExec Advisors, and former Co- Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), where she currently serves on the board.
She receives numerous honors and awards, including: the American Red Cross Exceptional Service Award in 2016; the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service in 1998, 2011, and 2012; the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff’s Joint Distinguished Civilian Service Award in 2000 and 2012; the Secretary of Defense Medal for Outstanding Public Service in 1996; and CARE’s Global Peace, Development and Security Award in 2019.
She has edited several books and authored dozens of reports and articles on a broad range of defense and national security issues. She appears frequently in national and international media, including CNN’s State of the Union, ABC’s This Week, NBC’s Meet the Press, BBC News, NPR’s Morning Edition and All Things Considered and PBS’ News Hour, and is frequently quoted in top tier newspapers, where she also addresses the climate change agenda: “I believe that over time, as the results of this manifest, it’s going to be an accelerant. It’s going to accelerate state failure in some cases, accelerate mass migration, spread of disease, and even possibly insurgency in some areas as weak governments fail to cope with the effects of global climate change.”
78. Michelle Nunn
Michelle Nunn is president and CEO of CARE USA, a leading humanitarian organization that fights global poverty. She joined CARE USA in 2015, after an accomplished career in civic and public service. She founded the volunteer-mobilization organization, Hands On Atlanta, and helped oversee the group’s merger with Points of Light, a group founded by President George H. W. Bush to promote volunteerism.
She served as the CEO of Points of Light from 2007 to 2013. With CARE, she has sought to leverage the skills and concerns of women leaders in the Atlanta area to produce a “greater global constellation” that would look at the requirements of women and children around the world who are in situations of extreme crisis.
“We must fight against climate change, complacency, and quite simply for mind share. There are so many competing priorities that it will be critical to break through to keep people aware of the world’s challenges and more importantly provide hope by pointing out some key solutions and highlighting our progress.”, – said Michelle during Q&A for World Food Program USA.
Marie Claire started as Samba-dancer but later became a full-swing environmental activist with board engagements. However the NO-saying attitude led Marie Claire to seek alternative ways. With ideas about glossy enviro-magz and recycling games she was accepted to Masters of Media.
Being open to new challenges she did her first internship at Ericsson in Beijing. Those initial ten weeks in 1998 lead to over ten years in Asia. Around the millennium Marie Claire was involved in several start-ups and .coms in China, a perfect match for the creative and entrepreneurial side of her. She soon settled in Hong Kong and founded a web-agency, the journey then continued in the advertising field. Her role has mainly been business development, sales and account management.
During the economic downturn she tried to return to Sweden but love kept Marie Claire in the region. She however pursued studies at the Swedish Defense College in international relations and crisis management. While being on “maternity leave” she returned to business and nursed a new business in the publishing field, Prampushers a modern travel guide for parents.
80. Melanie Nakagawa
Melanie Nakagawa is the Head of Climate Initiative with Princeville Global, an investment firm focused on backing rapidly-growing technology-related companies around the world. Previously, she served with the U.S. State Department as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Transformation in the Bureau of Energy Resources, leading efforts to promote the global shift toward a low carbon economy as integral to economic development and addressing energy security and climate change. She was also on the Secretary of State’s Policy Planning Staff from 2013-2015, serving as a strategic advisor to Secretary Kerry and advancing efforts to elevate climate change as a foreign policy priority.
Prior to the State Department she was the Senior Energy and Environment Counsel for the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee responsible for drafting legislation, developing policy recommendations, and conducting oversight on energy security, climate change and environmental issues. Prior to her government service, she was an attorney with the Natural Resources Defense Council in the international program focused on environmental protection, climate change, and clean energy.
She received her law degree from American University Washington College of Law and Master of Arts in International Affairs from American University School of International Service, and Bachelor of Arts from Brown University focused on international relations and the global environment. She is a Fellow with the Truman National Security Project and has served on the Public International Law & Policy Group Advisory Council.
81. Anna Jarleman
Anna is a value-based leadership with positive energy and drive to reach challenging goals.She has been developing teams to improve results, cost efficiency and agile ways of working. She is also a change leader with ability to grasp the big picture identifying synergies.
With more than 20 years of experience heading Communication and Marketing departments at international tech companies and public sectors, Anna has managed managers as well as managed multichannel customer journey communication for B2B and B2C. She is passionate about sustainability and contributing to a better world. She worked as head of the 1177 Vårdguiden contact centre in Skåne for 2.5 years during a change journey merging service with national 1177, product launch and expansion.
82. Ulrika Hotopp
Sustainability Manager at E.ON Nordic, currently developing her own company Hottop Sustainability & Communication
Ulrika worked as a focalpoint for all issues concerning sustainability and corporate responsibility for E.ONs scandinavian business. Responsible for reporting, communication and knowledge on how the company works towards more sustainable business. She was a facilitator for stakeholder dialogue on sustainability. Internal advisory role, driving issues forward. Special focus on human rights.
83. Anna Foller
Sustainability Manager (ESG, Responsible Investment) at AP6 (Sixth Swedish National Pension Fund)
Motivated by sustainability and creativity, Anna enjoys working with investors to find ways to integrate environmental and social issues into the investment process.
She has a broad responsible investment background, encompassing policy issues, communication and analysis as well as company- and stakeholder dialogue. Her experience also entails project management, process development, product development and management.
84. Pekka Tuovinen
Pekka Tuovinen is the Senior Advisor of Sustainability in Neste, the world’s leading supplier of renewable diesel. Prior to his current position he led Sustainability issues in Neste, and environmental and product safety issues in Neste Oil. He has also worked as Corporate Vice President, EHS Management in Fortum, as well as Communications Manager in Fortum Oil and Gas. He has served City of Helsinki (Head of Environmental Office) and County Administrative Boards in various positions before he joined Neste in 1991.
At Neste, he works as vice president of health, safety and environment, director of sustainability and senior advisor in sustainability. He leads vital sustainability projects and supports businesses in sustainability related matters. Neste Human Rights Due Diligence, in charge of corporate sustainability rankings (Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, CDP, The Global 100), annual sustainability report, raw material compliance issues, contribution to related communications and engagement, steering manager of sustainability R&D project focusing on Life Cycle Assessments, Greenhouse Gas calculations, water issues, and biodiversity.
85. Sharon Thorne
In addition to a number of executive roles, including Deloitte UK Managing Partner Talent and Deloitte UK Managing Partner Regional Markets, Sharon has spent more than three decades on boards, including as chair. This includes nine years on the Deloitte Global Board of Directors, six years on the Deloitte UK Board of Directors, six years on the Confederation of British Industry Board of Directors and four years as a Trustee for Prostate Cancer UK.
As a campaigner for greater equality in business and society, and an advocate of collective action on environmental sustainability, she is proud to be a member of the A4S Advisory Council, the Social Progress Imperative Board of Directors, and the Stewardship Board of the World Economic Forum Platform for Shaping the Future of the New Economy and Society.
86. Malcolm Preston
Malcolm is a retired PwC partner where, for the last decade of his career, he was the Global Sustainability Leader. Since retirement he has taken a number of part time roles, including Adjunct Professor at Kellogg School of Management, visiting Faculty at Harvard Business School, resident moderator for the Responsible Business Forum and Sustainability Adviser to an Impact Investor and internet start-up.
At Harvard he teaches on the Executive Education Sustainability Leadership course. At Kellogg, he has developed and now delivers a with-credit course in their MBA programme entitled “Decision Making for a Sustainable Business”. He also teaches introductory sessions on sustainability in certain Exec Ed courses.
87. N. Craig Smith
N. Crag Smith holds the INSEAD Chair in Ethics and Social Responsibility at INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France and is a specialist professor at the INSEAD Corporate Governance Centre. Smith’s research is at the intersection of business and society, encompassing business/marketing ethics, corporate social responsibility, and sustainability strategies.
His current projects include research that examines different conceptions of the purpose of the firm; whether (and which) employees will sacrifice pay to work for more socially responsible firms; stakeholder judgments of value; and strategic drivers of corporate social responsibility and sustainability, including sustainable consumption. He is also conducting research as part of an EU-funded Horizons 2020 project on social innovation strategies to promote sustainability through community adoption of biogas.
He is the author, coauthor or co-editor of seven books and over thirty academic articles in journals such as Business Ethics Quarterly, Business & Professional Ethics Journal, California Management Review, Harvard Business Review, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Consumer Psychology, Journal of Marketing, Journal of Public Policy & Marketing, and MIT Sloan Management Review, as well as various book chapters and other publications. He has developed over forty case studies on business ethics and CSR/sustainability, including many award-winners and best-sellers. His latest book is The Moral Responsibility of Firms (with Orts; published by Oxford University Press, 2017). Forthcoming later this year is Managing the Sustainable Business (with Lenssen; published by Springer).
As well as a regular speaker at international conferences, he also conducts workshops with various organizations on business ethics and corporate responsibility/sustainability and serves on the Scientific Committee of Vigeo, the corporate social responsibility rating agency.
88. Ron Soonieus
Ron has extensive experience in leadership gained through roles in the executive management and boards of public and privately-owned companies throughout Europe, Middle East, India, United States and South America. He has served organisations in a variety of industries including financial services, private equity, high tech, manufacturing, logistics, ICT, professional services and various non-profit institutions.
He is an INSEAD executive in residence and Managing Partner at Camunico. He advises senior management on sustainable business strategies, governance and leadership and has developed specific expertise on the role of the board in sustainability and long term value creation. He focuses on sustainability in cooperation with the INSEAD Corporate Governance Centre and the Hoffmann Global Institute for Business and Society.
89. Alan Gutterman
Alan Gutterman joined GCA Law Partners LLP as a partner in June 2020, bringing with him extensive experience as a partner and senior counsel with internationally recognized law firms advising small and large business enterprises in the areas of general corporate and securities matters, venture capital, mergers and acquisitions, international law and transactions, strategic business alliances, technology transfers and intellectual property. He has also held senior management positions with several technology-based businesses including service as the chief legal officer of a leading international distributor of IT products headquartered in Silicon Valley and as the chief operating officer of an emerging broadband media company.
Alan’s current practice interests focus on sustainable entrepreneurship, social enterprises, impact investing, corporate social responsibility and business and human rights and, to that end, he has launched the Sustainable Entrepreneurship Project to teach and support individuals and companies, both startups and mature firms, seeking to create and build sustainable businesses based on purpose, innovation, shared value and respect for people and planet. The Project is a nonprofit public benefit corporation dedicated to furthering and promoting sustainable entrepreneurship through education and awareness and supporting entrepreneurs in their efforts to launch and scale innovative sustainable enterprises that will have a material positive environmental or social impact on society as a whole.
90. Majda Dabaghi
Majda Dabaghi is the Senior Policy Executive at the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), which is headquartered in Paris, France. She leads the ICC Commission on Environment and Energy, leading business engagement that promotes inclusive economic growth in line with the UN climate change and Sustainable Development Goals.
She is also the UNFCCC Focal Point for business and industry non-governmental organizations, promoting the private sector commitment to the implementation of the Paris Agreement by showcasing private sector leadership and action and providing constructive policy input from business to the UNFCCC process.
Before joining ICC, Majda spent 10 years as a lawyer, beginning her legal career with Linklaters in London where she specialised in energy and infrastructure-related acquisitions, public-private partnerships, project development and project financing. While at Linklaters she also spent time in their Sao Paulo and Dubai offices. In Paris, Majda worked within the energy and infrastructure teams of Latham & Watkins as well as Watson Farley & Williams.
John W.H. Denton AO became Secretary General of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in 2018. He is a global business leader and international advisor on policy and a legal expert on international trade and investment. He is a Board member of the United Nations Global Compact, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) impact investing group and the United Nations Children’s Fund’s (UNICEF) GenU project and is a founding member of the Business 20 (B20), the Australia–China CEO Roundtable and is Patron of the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) in Australia. He serves on the Board of leading global infrastructure group IFM Investors and is Chair of the Asia Pacific Advisory Council of Veracity WorldWide.
92. Candace Johnson
Candace Johnson is a global infrastructure, network and innovation expert and entrepreneur, currently serving as Vice-Chair of NorthStar Earth and Space, the world’s first private satellite constellation dedicated to addressing challenges of space debris and climate change. Among many other roles and achievements, she is Chair of the Advisory Board of Seraphim SpaceCapital, the world’s largest venture capital fund dedicated to space and space-related ventures.
93. Lea Rankinen
Director, Sustainability & Public Affairs at Paulig Group, Co-Chair of amfori Board, FIBS board member, Member of the Finnish Human Rights Delegation
Lea Rankinen has a strong background in sustainability from the retail and service sector. She has experience of developing and managing sustainability strategies, initiatives and stakeholder relations. Lea Rankinen is currently leading the sustainability work of Pauling Group. Her earlier roles include various environmental, quality and sustainability positions at S Group. Lea Rankinen holds a Master of Science degree in Environmental Technology, Aalto University, Finland. She also holds a number of positions of trusts, e.g. Co-Chair of amfori Board – Trade with Purpose, Brussels. In 2017, Lea Rankinen was listed as one of the Top 20 Responsible Leaders in Northern Europe by the Nordic Business Report.
94. Laura Puustjärvi
Head of Sustainability at Valmet, Board member at fibsry
Laura has experience from three large stock-listed companies’ sustainability work. Currently she is responsible for Valmet´s overall sustainability efforts including working with Valmet´s business lines, areas and different functions to develop and implement sustainability agenda. Laura actively represents the company in sustainability discussions with customers, suppliers, investors and other stakeholders.
She has a proven track record in developing and leading successfully global sustainability strategies including change management initiatives with strong cooperation skills in global matrix organization and systematic and process-driven approach.
95. Amanda Rejström
Amanda is the co-founder and currently the CEO at Spark Sustainability, a board Member at Saxo Oy. To her, solving climate change isn’t just about controlling the damage we do to the natural world as a society; it’s about increasing equality and wellbeing for everyone on this planet.
She uses her experience in engineering & energy system research to help quantify emissions for organisations and individuals alike, and through Spark Sustainability she works to create a mass movement of more climate-smart lifestyles.
Alexander Trepelkov is Officer-in-Charge of the Division for Sustainable Development Goals (DSDG) in the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA). The Division serves as the global secretariat for the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Developments, with a focus on providing substantive support, integrated policy analysis, building multi-stakeholder partnerships and capacity development in thematic areas such as water, energy, climate, ocean, transport, science and technology, as well as special concerns of small island developing States (SIDS).
He promotes the implementation of the International Decade for Action “Water for Sustainable Development”. From 2018 to 2028, he is a member of the International Advisory Committee (IAC) to the Dushanbe Process.
As Owner and Chief Executive Officer of the Sintesa Group, Shinta is responsible for the Management and Expansion of the Group’s business interests in Indonesia. As a businesswoman, she also involves in numerous business and social activities, including as the Vice Chairwoman of Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KADIN Indonesia) and Employers’ Association of Indonesia (APINDO), as well as President of Indonesia Business Council for Sustainable Development (IBCSD), Founder of Angel Investment Network Indonesia (ANGIN), Chairwoman of Indonesia Business Coalition on Women Empowerment, and as International Board Member of World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).
She is also a member of APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) Indonesia. As part of her achievement, she received awards amongst others from FORBES Asia’s 50 Powerful Businesswomen (2012, 2013, & 2016) and the Asia’s Leading Businesswoman of the Year Award from Women in Leadership Forum (2013), Women Entrepreneur of the Year from Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards (2014), Women of Power from Asian Business Leadership Forum (ABLF) Abu Dhabi (2012), 30 Best CEOs by Business Indonesia Award in 2015. And in 2017, she was decorated as the Commander of the Polar Star by the King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden and the Commander of the Order of Leopold of Belgium.
Member of the Board of Directors in Galp,Member of the Sustainability Committee in Galp
Cristina Fonseca has been a non-executive member of Galp’s Board of Directors and member of Galp´s Sustainability Committee since 12 April 2019.
She started her professional career at VEEP in September 2009 and until October 2012 as Co-Founder of the company. From January to December 2011 she was Co-founder at Bouncely. Between 2011 and 2016, as Co-Founder, COO and General Director she developed the startup TalkDesk.
Currently she is developing several projects of which at EATTASTY since 2016 as an investor and member of the Board, at Attentive she also acts as investor, advisor and member of the council since 2016. As of 2017 she has participated in DashDash as an advisor. Also in 2017 she developed Cleverly as founder and also Indico Capital Partners as a Venture Partner.
Board member at H&M group
Erica has been a partner at the law firm Mannheimer Swartling since 2009. She is the firm’s chairman of the Corporate Sustainability & Risk Management practice group and leads a team of lawyers that offers advice on matters associated with human rights, working conditions, the environment and anti-corruption.
Erica is a member of the Swedish Bar Association, the New York Bar Association and the IAPP (International Association of Privacy
She is also a member of the board of Stockholm Chamber of Commerce.
100. Dr. Roland Busch
Roland Busch is a member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG and global CEO of the Infrastructure & Cities Sector. He also has executive oversight of Asia (excluding Japan) and Australia regions and leads the company’s Corporate Sustainability Office.
Dr. Busch joined Siemens AG in 1994, starting in the Corporate Research and Development Department and moving through various positions developing expertise in the areas of automotive, process management, and strategy. His recent executive posts include heading up Siemens’ Infotainment Solutions Division in 2002, president and CEO of Siemens automotive for Asia Pacific in Shanghai in 2005, then moving back to Germany in 2007 to head up the Mass Transit division for the Transportation Systems Group. His most recent position was Head of Corporate Strategies for Siemens AG in Munich.
Dr. Busch studied physics at the University of Grenoble in France and at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität in Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany, where he received his doctorate.
Quote from Dr. Roland Busch: “Sustainability challenges shape the 21st century: urbanization, demographics, climate change and resource scarcity. Our liveblood at Siemens is to continuously innovate to solve these challenges. The Green Talents-Competition enhances innovation and creates ambassadors to globally advance sustainable development.”
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