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we are currently pulling together the speaker list for 2017. If you would like to be part of the research or join the speaking list, please put forward your suggestions to ed.long@ethicalcorp.com

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Tim Mohin

Tim Mohin

Chief Executive, GRI

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Timothy J. Mohin is the Chief Executive of GRI, developer of the world’s most widely used sustainability reporting standards. A veteran in the field of corporate sustainability reporting, Tim is responsible for leading GRI in achieving its vision of creating a future where sustainability is integral to every organization’s decision making process.  

Prior to his appointment as Chief Executive, Tim was Senior Director of Corporate Responsibility for Advanced Micro Devices (AMD). He is also a former Chairman of the Board for the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) and former member of the Conflict Free Sourcing Initiative’s steering committee.

Previously, Tim founded and led Apple’s Supplier Responsibility program. He also led Intel’s environmental and sustainability functions. Tim started his career with the US government. With the Environmental Protection Agency, he led the development of the toxics provisions of the Clean Air Act Amendments. Later, Tim was senior legislative staff for the Chairman of Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works.

Tim earned a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the State University of New York at Cortland and a Master’s degree in Environmental Management from Duke University.

Richard Howitt

Richard Howitt

CEO, International Integrated Reporting Council

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Richard Howitt is Chief Executive Officer of the International Integrated Reporting Council. As such he is spearheading the adoption of Integrated Reporting globally and is a major thought-leader in international debates on good corporate governance, shifting investment to the long-term and inclusive capitalism.

Richard travels extensively internationally to meet with the over 1,500 global businesses who are adopting Integrated Reporting as well as with advocates of Integrated Reporting in policy and investor communities. He is a member of the B20 group of international business leaders who dialogue with G20 governments. Richard has spoken widely on issues of financial stability, sustainable development and capital market reform as part of the United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights, the OECD Forum on Responsible Business Conduct, the UNCTAD Expert Group on International Standards of Accounting and Reporting and at other international fora.

Richard has been involved in the evolution of Integrated Reporting from the outset, as a member of HRH The Prince of Wales Annual Forum on Accounting for Sustainability, and was at the original meeting of the Forum which led to the setting up of the IIRC in 2009.  He subsequently served as an Ambassador for the IIRC representing it at international meetings including the Rio +20 UN Summit for Sustainable Development before taking over as Chief Executive Officer in November 2016, succeeding the IIRC’s first Chief Executive, Paul Druckman.

Prior to being appointed to the IIRC, Richard served as an elected Member of the European Parliament for over twenty years and was rapporteur on corporate responsibility. In this capacity, he was key architect of the EU’s non-financial information directive, one of the biggest transformations in corporate disclosure anywhere in the world.

Michael Goebbels

Michael Goebbels

Director Corporate Responsibility, Strategy & Reporting
Metro AG

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  • 47 years, married, two kids
  • Studied economic mathematics at University Ulm, thesis about Eco-Controlling
  • 20 years of experience in retail/wholesale as well as in Controlling/Finance
  • Since 2008 at METRO GROUP
  • Since January 2015 as Director Corporate Responsibility in charge of strategy & reporting and our own operations’ footprint
  • Sound knowledge of Controlling and Sustainability
Kate Bowyer

Kate Bowyer

CFO
Crown Estate

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Kate joined The Crown Estate in October 2016 as Chief Financial Officer.

Kate joined from FTSE 100 intu properties plc where she had been Director of Finance. She had previously managed intu’s investor relations after joining in 2000 as Group Financial Controller. Kate qualified as a chartered accountant with Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers) in 1995, working in their Canadian and corporate finance practices.

Liz Barber

Liz Barber

Group Director of Finance
Yorkshire Water

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Liz Barber, Group Director for Finance, Regulation and Markets – Kelda Group (owners of Yorkshire Water). Joined 2010. Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Ernst & Young 1987-2010. 2001 Partner, 2006 Head of Audit for the North of England and Leader of Water Utilities.

Liz is a member and co-chair of the Price of Wales’ Accounting for Sustainability group and she is currently supporting the Natural Capital Coalition Board.

She is a member of the Council of Leeds University and Leeds University Strategy and Investment Committee.

She is a non-executive and Audit Committee chair of KCOM plc.

Liz is married with two children, a son aged 17 and a daughter aged 15.

Paul Simpson

Paul Simpson

CEO and co-founder, CDP

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Paul Simpson is the CEO and co-founder of CDP, formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project. 

Founded in 2000, CDP is a non-profit organization which created and operates the global disclosure platform for companies, cities, states and regions to measure, manage and share vital data on their environmental performance. Voted number one climate research provider by investors, CDP works with 827 institutional investors with assets of US$100 trillion and 89 purchasing organizations with a combined annual spend of over US$2.7 trillion, to motivate companies to disclose their impacts on the environment and natural resources and take action to reduce them.

Paul sits on the board of We Mean Business, and is a council member of the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) and the Global Stranded Assets Advisory Council for the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment at the University of Oxford.

Prior to CDP, Paul worked with Chesham Amalgamations & Investments Ltd, the International Society for Ecology & Culture and is a former director of the Social Venture Network. He was previously on the Board of EIRIS, a member of the Global Agenda Council on Measuring Sustainability at the World Economic Forum and a High Level Panel Member for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Policy Dialogue.

Paul holds a BSc in Business and Finance from City University, London and an MSc in Responsibility and Business Practice at the University of Bath (with distinction).

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Mark Gough

Mark Gough

Executive Director
Natural Capital Coalition

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Mark Gough is the Executive Director of the Natural Capital Coalition, and led the collaboration that delivered the Natural Capital Protocol, a standardized global framework for including natural capital in decision making. Mark previously worked for The Crown Estate, helping to develop its integrated vision and approach to value measurement. Prior to this he was the Global Environmental Manager for the information company, Reed Elsevier. Mark is a Director of the Aldersgate Group, which brings together business, politics and civil society to drive action for a sustainable economy, and has sat on a number of national and international committees, including the Steering Committee of the United Nations CEO Water Mandate and the Board of the Alliance for Water Stewardship.

Stefan Seidel

Stefan Seidel

Head of Corporate Sustainability, Puma

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Vita

  • Technical apprenticeship at Siemens AG, Chairman of the “Regional Youth Representatives Council”.
  • Graduates from Weihenstephan Polytechnic with a degree in Environmental Engineering, focusing on water protection and waste management.
  • Graduates from Oxford Brookes University with a Masters degree in Environmental Management & Technology, having received a scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service.
  • Client Services Executive Team Leader at credit card provider First Data Limited, chairs occupational health and safety committee of the German branch.
  • Joined the PUMA SAFE * Team as auditor in 2001, responsible for the region Europe, Middle East and Africa. Conducted numerous compliance audits and managed sustainability projects in that region.
  • Founding member of PUMA’s employees organization “Charity Cat”.
  • From 2004 to 2010, leader of SAFE Team in EMEA, helped developing PUMA.Safe social and environmental standards and handbooks, as well as PUMA sustainability reports.
  • Since 2011, Global Team Head Environmental Affairs, responsible for environmental issues at PUMA globally.
  • Since 2015, Head of Corporate Sustainabilty at PUMA, leading the PUMA sustainability and compliance program SAFE, including budgetary and personal responsibility for 20 staff

(* SAFE stands for Social Accountability and Fundamental Environmental Standards)

Membership in Committees:

  • Represents PUMA SE at the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals Initiative (Board Member), the Fair Labor Association, ILO Better Work, the European Sporting Goods Federation (Sustainability Committee), and the German Network of the UN Global Compact.

Selected Key Projects:

  • Roll out of SAC HIGG Index Facilities Module at PUMA (Project Supervision)
  • Implementation of ZDHC environmental audit protocol at PUMA (Project Supervision)
  • PPP Project SAVE on Resource Efficiency in the Supply Chain (Project Supervision)
  • Cradle to Cradle certified PUMA InCycle Collection (Project Lead Sustainability)
  • PUMA Annual & Sustainability Reports (Project Lead Sustainability)
  • PUMA Environmental Profit and Loss Account (Member of Project Team)
  • PPP Project Supplier Sustainability Reporting with Global Reporting Initiative (Project Lead)
  • PUMA Annual Stakeholder Dialogue “Talks at Banz” (Co-Host)
  • ZDHC Waste Water Focus Area / development of an industry waste water standard (Co-Lead)
Sandra Schoonhoven

Sandra Schoonhoven

Head Sustainability Programmes, Global Sustainability
ING

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Declan Guerin

Declan Guerin

CFO, Rolls Royce

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Declan joined Rolls-Royce in 2015 as CFO for the Marine business. In this role Declan leads the Marine Finance function and is responsible for strategic planning, compliance and governance, budgeting, reporting and IT. His team is focused on business issues, performance measures and value-added analysis. Prior to joining Rolls-Royce Declan was CFO for MacGregor at Cargotec Corporation from 2007. In addition to Cargotec Declan has extensive financial and commercial experience gained over the last 25 years in large global organizations including Caterpillar, Chevron, DHL Deutsche Post and EMI.

Chris Cook

Chris Cook

Global Sustainability Director
AkzoNobel

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Marjella Alma

Marjella Alma

CEO & Co-Founder, Datamaran

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Marjella Alma is the CEO and co-founder of Datamaran – a technology scale-up HQed in London.

Marjella believes that the application to AI to corporate sustainability is a game-changer, and partnered with former Wall Street trader and big data expert to drive her vision.

As a technical expert in the field with in-depth knowledge of non-financial disclosure and responsible investing, Marjella provides the strategic direction to the team and leads the business development efforts. Datamaran is in its 4th year of growth and has gained great traction amongst both the corporate and investor community globally. They are the “Bloomberg of ESG” – and differentiate themselves by providing a data-driven approach to non-financial risk management and by providing access to their data analytics platform that allows for ongoing monitoring of (material) issues.

Additionally, in recognition of Marjella’s leadership and vision for the future, Marjella is part of Telefonica’s Sustainability Stakeholder Advisory Group.

Prior to founding Datamaran, Marjella was the head of the New York office of GRI (the Global Reporting Initiative) – the most widely used standard for measuring and managing Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) issues. She joined the GRI headquarters in Amsterdam in 2007 where she successfully set up the services department. She became the youngest female Director for the GRI at age 30. 

Marjella holds a MA in International Relations from the University of Groningen and has a large and impressive international network in the field of reporting and transparency. 

In her career to date, Marjella has worked with governments, regulators, international organisations, businesses, civil society, labour, the accountancy profession and the media – she continues to attract new audiences to this space with her diverse global team of experts in technology, risk management, finance, law and ESG.

Markus Strangmüller

Markus Strangmüller

Vice President of Sustainability – Business to Society, Siemens

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Caroline Hill

Caroline Hill

Head of Sustainability
Land Securities

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Caroline joined Land Securities in April 2015, where she is delivering the company’s ambition for industry leadership on sustainability. She is responsible for both setting strategy and delivery. Her work is focused on creating jobs and opportunities, efficient use of natural resources and sustainable design and innovation. Recent achievements include moving the company to 100% renewable electricity provision and setting new science-based carbon and energy reduction targets. Prior to joining Land Securities, Caroline was COO of PwC’s Sustainability & Climate Change team where she worked with a number of clients to develop leading sustainability programmes.

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Richard Batten

Richard Batten

Global CSR Director
JLL

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Richard is the Global Chief Corporate Responsibility Officer for JLL, with additional responsibility for Sustainability. He has spent the last 35 years working in the real estate business. His work initially focussed on advising investor clients on commercial properties, sales and acquisitions. This developed into advising on government privatisations, funding provision of finance, acting as LPA receiver and advising commercial and residential companies moving from private to listed status or vice versa.

Richard became Joint Senior Partner of King Sturge in 2005 and led the company into the merger with JLL in 2011. He has subsequently been Chairman of the UK business, and in 2012 a Member of the EMEA Management Board with responsibility for CEE, the Middle East and Africa together with the industrial sector and sustainability. He took up his current role in January of this year.

Richard is a keen family man and a triathlete, gardener and choral singer.

Claudine Blamey

Claudine Blamey

Head of Sustainability and Stewardship
Crown Estate

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Claudine Blamey is Head of Sustainability and Stewardship at The Crown Estate. She is also the Chair of the Institute of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (ICRS).

Claudine was Head of Sustainability at SEGRO and before that Director of Corporate Responsibility at British Land.

Claudine is a Board member of BITC and was previously a Board member of the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) and Chair of its Policy and Communications Committee.

Helle Bank Jorgensen

Helle Bank Jorgensen

CEO
B. Accountability

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George Cobb

George Cobb

Group Sustainability Accountant
SSE

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George is a sustainability professional and currently holds the position of Group Sustainability Accountant at SSE Group, a FTSE 35 company based in the UK.  His primary role is advising executive management on best value capital expenditure decisions which seek to balance a wide range of key stakeholder views.  Prior to joining SSE, George qualified as a Charted Accountant in 2010 having trained with PricewaterhouseCoopers. Academically, George graduated from the University of Dundee having completed a BAcc, an MA and a PhD, with his postgraduate research having been published in international accounting journals. Outside his work commitments George is the Chair of the ICAS Sustainability Advisory Panel and Vice Chair of the Capital Expenditure work stream for The Prince of Wales Accounting for Sustainability project.

Paul Gerrard

Paul Gerrard

Group Policy Director
Co-op

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After a 20 year career in the Civil Service with the Home Office, HM Customs and Excise and HM Revenue and Customs, Paul joined the Co-op in 2016 as Group Policy Director. Paul is responsible for establishing and delivering the Co-op’s position on a range of ethical and sustainability issues leading campaigns on those that matter most to the Co-op and its members.

While in Government Paul operated in a number of strategic, operations and transformation roles, the last ten years as a Director. From 2000 he led the development and implementation of strategies to tackle multi-billion losses from a range of organised criminal attacks on the UKL Exchequer including cigarette smuggling, VAT fraud, alcohol fraud, tobacco smuggling and road fuels fraud. From 2008, as Operations Director, he was accountable for the delivery of tax credits and Child benefit leading 6,500 people in HMRC.

Gavin Milligan

Dr. Gavin Milligan

Group Sustainability Director
William Jackson Food Group

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Dr. Gavin Milligan holds a PhD from the University of London and worked for 9 years in the chemical industry before moving to the food sector. He has worked for a number of businesses ranging from SMEs to blue chip corporates in supply chain, operations and commercial roles and is currently Group Sustainability Director for the William Jackson Food Group where he is responsible for the company’s social and environmental programmes. He is a Member Director of Sedex, sits on the Management Committee of FoodWasteNet and the consumer sustainable lifestyles engagement working group at IGD, is a member of the Food Sector KTN, a committee member of the Royal Society of Chemistry’s agriculture sector group, chairs the Agri-food member interest group at Campden BRI and sits on the Industrial Advisory Board at Sheffield Hallam University’s centre for excellence in food engineering. He is also a former member of the FDF’s sustainability steering group and WRAP’s Product Sustainability Forum.

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Andy Brown

Andy Brown

Head of Sustainability
Anglian Water

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Andy Brown is Head of Sustainability at Anglian Water and is responsible for working with the board to oversee the delivery of their sustainability strategy “Love Every Drop”; putting water at the heart of a whole new way of living. He also has direct responsibility for the teams delivering community education, customer engagement, public affairs and employee engagement & volunteering programmes.

Having worked in sustainability for the past 20 years he has led in the areas of natural environment, climate change adaptation and now sustainability. He is currently a member of BITC’s national Water Taskforce, Circular Economy Taskforce and BITC’s Wellbeing Leadership Team. He is also an external advisor on Tarmac’s Sustainability Panel and is a Trustee of the Hertfordshire and Middlesex Wildlife Trust.

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Philips Lighting

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Peter Harris

Peter Harris

Director of Sustainability Europe, UPS

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  • Masters degree in Engineering from Cambridge University, UK
  • Chartered Engineer (CEng) and Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (MIMechE)
  • 2 years as a volunteer agricultural engineer with Voluntary Service Overseas in Indonesia, developing better ways of storing rice
  • 4 years with London Transport
  • 27 years with UPS including:
    • 6 as UK Automotive Director
    • 2 as UK Industrial Engineering Director
    • 5 on assignment to Corporate Compliance developing and implementing a system to manage regulatory compliance outside the U.S.
    • 7 (to date) as Sustainability Director for Europe
  • Also a non-executive director for Coperforma, a small company providing non-emergency passenger transport services to the UK’s public health service.
  • Married with two children and two classic cars!
Dr Gemma  Cranston

Dr Gemma Cranston

Director, Cambridge Institute for Sustainable Leadership (CISL)

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Katrien Rennemeier

Katrien Rennemeier

Senior Sustainability Advisor, Toyota Industries

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  • Katrien is responsible for Toyota Material Handling Europe’s sustainability stakeholder engagements, reporting, and internal communications. Working cross-departmentally and regionally, Katrien aims to integrate sustainable development even further within the business strategy and corporate culture.  
  • An array of experience in the NGO, social- profit and corporate sectors in Africa, Asia and in Europe.
  • Passionate about change leadership and the SDG’s.
  • BA. In politics & international relations, MSc. In social & cultural anthropology, and a part-time MA. student in ‘responsible management’ at the Steinbeis CSR institute, Berlin.
  • 31 years old, raised in different countries in Africa, half Belgian/ half British, Brussels based.
Martina Macpherson

Martina Macpherson

Head of ESG Research & Analysis, S&P Global Ratings

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Martina Macpherson is Head of ESG Research & Analysis at S&P Global Ratings. In this role, Martina is responsible for S&P Global Ratings’ ESG assessments and analysis.

Prior to joining S&P Global, Martina served as founder and managing partner at SI Partners Ltd., an independent consulting firm specializing in Economic Environmental Social and Governance (E-ESG) research, products, investment content, and engagement services. Previously, Martina held a range of senior global research, business, and product development roles at Hermes EOS, MSCI ESG Research and Lloyds Banking Group/Insight Investment. Earlier in her career, she also worked for RBS Asset Management, F&C (now BMO) and Deutsche Bank.

Martina holds an M.A. from the University of Frankfurt and a certificate by the Investment Management Association in the United Kingdom. She is a writer and lecturer in sustainable finance at University of Zurich and at Henley Business School and presenter on sustainable investment and corporate governance themes - and contributes regularly to industry and academic publications.

Martina is a board member of the Global Network for Sustainable Financial Markets and an independent non-executive director board member and chair of the Global Thinkers Forum.

She sits on the U.K. Sustainable Investment and Finance Association’s (UKSIF) analyst committee board, is a Steering Committee Member of WAM (Women Advancing Microfinance), and a member of Towers Watson’s Thinking Ahead Institute Sustainability Working Group. She also forms part of UNCTAD / Sustainable Stock Exchanges’ Global Green Finance Working Group.

Martina is an alumni fellow of the German National Academic Foundation.

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Fleur Hudig

Fleur Hudig

Head of Corporate Citizenship, NN Group

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Fleur Hudig joined NN Group in February 2014, where she leads the company’s efforts in the areas of sustainability, community investment and stakeholder engagement. She is responsible for NN's Values Framework and advises the Management Board on the company's long-term value creation strategy and non-financial targets and KPIs. Fleur has over 15 years of experience in sustainability reporting, including several award winning publications.

Fleur also has direct responsibility for the employee donations & volunteering programmes, the cultural partnerships and art & history management.

Prior to joining NN, Fleur worked at ING Group and later ING Bank where she set up the CSR framework, developed the Financial Inclusion & Education strategy and managed the Community Investment Office.

Fleur is Director of the NN Foundation "You and Society" and jury member of the NN/Junior Achievement Social Innovation Relay and the Social Innovation signatory award. She is a former Member of the European Commission Expert Group on Financial Education.

Fleur is married and has three children.

Lene Serpa

Lene Serpa

Head of Governance and Research, Maersk

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Tony D’Arcy

Tony D’Arcy

Head of Corporate Responsibility Reporting, Nokia

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Mr. Anthony D’Arcy (b. 1962) has over 20 years’ experience in the technology industry, including 2 extended periods working with sustainability related business topics.. He is currently the head of the CR reporting and communications at Nokia, responsible for all corporate sustainability reporting, communications, and customer relations. He has held positions in communications, brand and marketing communications, and industry relations marketing. Tony has also worked in the education sector, and sits on the board of an International School in Finland.

Twitter: @AnthonyDArcy1

Annie Heaton

Annie Heaton

Head of Sustainable Development Reporting, ArcelorMittal

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Anna Maria Rugarli

Anna Maria Rugarli

Sustainability & Responsibility Senior Director, EMEA, VF Corporation

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Tjeerd Krumpelman

Tjeerd Krumpelman

Head of Reporting & Stakeholder Engagement, ABN AMRO

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Tjeerd Krumpelman, 40years old, dutch nationality. 17 years of banking experience, starting as a private banker and investment advisor, later on Head of Investment team and Director of Preferred Banking after that.

The past four years I have been responsible for ABN AMRO's sustainability reporting as head of the sustainability Advisory and Reporting team. We offer advise on developing and implementing sustainability strategy within business lines of the bank, we manage the relationships with key-stakeholder groups and we report and communicate on our progress on sustainability through the integrated report and by particpating in various benchmarks.

Eric Bischof

Eric Bischof

VP Corporate Sustainability, Covestro

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Eric Bischof studied chemistry at the RWTH Aachen and holds a Ph.D. in natural science. He has more than 25 years of experience in the chemical industry, including positions in manufacturing, product management, supply chain management and business process redesign. He has lived and worked in Europe, USA and in China. He is the inventor of the energy efficiency methodology licensed under the trade name STRUCTese. Eric headed the Sustainability initiative Chemie³ of the German chemical association, which was highlighted as an exemplary initiative by the German Council for Sustainable Development (RNE) in its report to the German federal government in the fall of 2013. Today Eric Bischof serves as Vice President Corporate Sustainability at Covestro. He is married and has 3 children.

Heather Johnson

Heather Johnson

Vice President, Strategic Programs and Communications, Ericsson

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Heather Johnson is responsible for Sustainability and Public Affairs Strategic Programs and Communications for the Ericsson Group worldwide, and has worked for the Ericsson Group in Sweden for over 20 years. During this time she has held various Marketing, Communications and Engagement positions across different parts of the company, and for the last 15 years at the Group level. Since 2007 her work has focused exclusively in support of Ericsson’s sustainability and corporate responsibility efforts, with a broadened Public Affairs scope since 2017.

Ms. Johnson’s focus is on advocating the role that Information and Communication Technology (ICT) can play in addressing global challenges in areas such as poverty, development, climate change and human rights. She manages relationships with the key sustainability stakeholders, including investors, UN and other international organizations, NGOs, and partnerships including the World Economic Forum.

In 2011, she was responsible for the launch of the Technology for Good communications platform which focuses on the use Ericsson’s core technology in public-private partnerships to solve some of the world’s most compelling challenges and help to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. The platform has evolved to include one of Ericsson’s most followed social media channels, www.facebook.com/technologyforgood

Prior to joining Ericsson, Ms. Johnson worked in the pharmaceutical industry while pursuing her graduate degree. 

Ms. Johnson holds a BA in History from Villanova University and an MBA from Santa Clara University. She is a dual-citizen of the United States and Ireland and resides in Stockholm, Sweden with her husband and their three children.

Leon Kamhi

Leon Kamhi

Head of Responsibility, Hermes

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Rupert Maitland-Titterton

Rupert Maitland-Titterton

Senior Director, Corporate Communications, Public Affairs & Sustainability, EMEA, Kellogg's

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Rupert Maitland-Titterton has been Senior Director, Corporate Communications & Sustainability, Kellogg Europe, since March 2014. He is also a member of the company’s European Leadership Team.

Rupert has worked at a number of multinational and food companies, starting at The Procter and Gamble Company in 1995 and then moving to HJ Heinz, Nestlέ, Tetra Pak in Marketing, Corporate Communications and Sustainability roles. He joined the Kellogg Company in March 2014.

Rupert has held a number of Trade Association roles in the food and beverage industry, primarily for the Food and Drink Federation.

Rupert received an MA (Hons) in Geography from Edinburgh University, as well as an MBA from Heriot-Watt Business School and a BSc in Politics and International Relations from the London School of Economics. He is currently studying for an MSc in Social Responsibility and Sustainability at the Aston Business School. One evening a week, he helps out at Shoreline Trust Foodbank, feeding homeless and marginalized families, where he is in charge of “spuds and veg”!

Rupert was born in London and lives in the North West of England with his wife, Sarah and their three sons.

Jan Klawitter

Jan Klawitter

Principal, International Relations, Anglo American

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Christian Heller

Christian Heller

Senior Manager Corporate Sustainability Strategy, BASF

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Christian Heller is heading BASF’s Value-to-Society program. In his role, he developed BASF’s approach on assessing economic, social, and environmental impacts along the value chain. He represents BASF in the various impact valuation initiatives as WBCSD or the Impact Valuation Roundtable. Christian has a strong background in human rights and labor standards. He had positions in BASF’s human resources, EHS, and communications. Beside developing and implementing programs on human and labor rights, he contributed to the development of BASF’s corporate strategy in represented BASF in networks such as UN Global Compact, Global Business Initiative on Human Rights, CSR Europe or econsense. Christian holds a degree in philosophy.

Sarah Dyson

Sarah Dyson

Director of Corporate Responsibility and Corporate Reporting, GSK

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Sarah Dyson is director of corporate responsibility and corporate reporting in GSK’s global corporate affairs department. Having joined the company in 2012, she is responsible for GSK’s Annual Report, Responsible Business Supplement, and external indices and benchmarks, including the Dow Jones Sustainability Index.

Sarah has a MSc in Corporate Governance and Business Ethics and has previously worked in RELX’s corporate responsibility team as well as at an investment advisory firm.

Justine Harris

Justine Harris

Head of Corporate Transparency & Stakeholder Engagement, Vodafone Group

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Anna Hagemann Rise

Anna Hagemann Rise

Group Public Affairs & Communication Director, Froosh Smoothies

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Anna Hagemann Rise has a background in international politics and communication and has worked with international development in various organizations and institutions. She has worked at UN accredited NGOs in New York and has worked with UN social and economic growth programs in the developing world through both her studies and professional career.

Mrs Hagemann Rise is the spokesperson at froosh for all things related to public affairs. She speaks at conferences and universities and recently published a book titled, 'fruit on a mission.’ Anna has a masters degree from the University of Roskilde and a bachelor degree from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver.

Louise Koch

Louise Koch

Corporate Sustainability Lead, EMEA, Dell

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Louise Koch is the Corporate Sustainability Lead for Dell EMC in Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Louise’s work is driven by a passion to build a better world through business. In Dell EMC she is working closely with colleagues, customers and partners to share and develop Dell’s corporate sustainability program and drive sustainability in business development. In 2016 she was listed on the global top 100 of most influential CSR leaders.

Prior to joining Dell, Louise was Head of CSR for the Confederation of Danish Enterprise, where she also served as a board member of the Danish Ethical Trade initiative and a national expert in the ICC Commission on CSR and Anti-corruption. Louise holds a master degree in Anthropology and Innovation from the University of Copenhagen.

Michael Karimian

Michael Karimian

Human Rights Program Manager, Microsoft

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Michael Karimian is a Human Rights Program Manager within Microsoft’s global human rights team. Michael has responsibility for Microsoft’s implementation of the UN Guiding Principles, which includes Microsoft’s human rights policy, due diligence, transparency, and training, as well as external engagement with human rights organizations. The human rights team is also responsible for implementing the Global Network Initiative Principles on Freedom of Expression and Privacy, and for strategic partnerships with the UN and WEF. Prior to joining Microsoft, Michael worked in trade finance at the Royal Bank of Scotland in London, and in business and human rights at the UN in Bangkok.

Vincent Neate

Vincent Neate

Board Member, Social Value UK

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Katie Buchanan

Katie Buchanan

Head of Sustainability, Virgin Media

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