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An Unrivalled Speaker Line-up

Innovative and inspiring brands shared their transformational change ambitions and challenges at the event in 2018. A key focus was on how all in the room can collaborate to accelerate the change. See below for the 100+ expert speakers from 2018’s event.

Lise Kingo
United Nations Global Compact

Lise Kingo

CEO and Executive Director

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Jorge Laguna-Celis
UN Environment

Jorge Laguna-Celis

Director, Governance Affairs Office and Private Sector Relations

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Thomas Jelley
Sodexo

Thomas Jelley

Vice President, Sodexo Institute for Quality of Life

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Geoff Skingsley
L’Oréal

Geoff Skingsley

Chairman UK & Ireland

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Jürgen Gerke
Allianz Capital Partners

Jürgen Gerke

CEO

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Jürgen Gerke has served as CEO and Chairman of the Board of Management at Allianz Capital Partners since 2015. Jürgen oversees the Renewables investment business, Legal and Compliance as well as Communications.

Prior to becoming CEO, he was CFO at Allianz Worldwide Partners from 2013 to 2014, and CFO of Allianz France from 2007 to 2013. Previously, Jürgen has held positions with, among others, Dresdner Bank, Euler Hermes and the European Commission.

Jürgen holds a degree in law from the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, and participated in executive programs at INSEAD, Harvard and IMD.

Martino Scabbia Guerrini
VF Corp

Martino Scabbia Guerrini

President EMEA

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Martino Scabbia Guerrini is President, VF Corporation, Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA), with responsibility for all of VF’s businesses in these regions including the The North Face®, Timberland®, Vans® , Wrangler®, Lee®, Napapijri®, Kipling® and Eastpak® brands.

 

His VF career began in 2006 when he joined the company as President of the Sportswear coalition in EMEA, overseeing the Napapijri®, Kipling® and Nautica® brands. Over time he expanded the scope of his responsibilities, adding oversight of the Eastpak® brand in 2008, 7 for All Mankind in 2009, and the Lee® and Wrangler® brands in 2013.

He has nearly 30 years of experience in lifestyle, apparel and fashion. Prior to VF, Scabbia Guerrini was at Opera SA Equity Fund and for many years he held a number of executive roles at Tod’s Group and Stone Island. He began his career working for Virgin Group.

Scabbia Guerrini holds a degree in Economics and Political Science from the Università Cattolica, Milan, Italy, with a specific Bachelor in Marketing. Committed to mentoring and teaching younger generations, since 10 years he has given lectures in Master programs at Domus Academy Milan (Fashion), Politecnico University Milan (Industrial Design) and Luiss University Rome (Economics).

He is passionate about Design, Art and Jazz.

Gitte Pugholm Aabo
LEO Pharma

Gitte Pugholm Aabo

President & CEO

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Education

  • 2005 Medical sales consultant exam under The Danish Association of the Pharmaceutical Industry (Lif).
  • 1996 MBA, Copenhagen Business School.
  • 1993 HD graduate diploma in business administration, Copenhagen Business School.
  • 1990 Bachelor of economy, Niels Brocks Handelsakademi.

Career

  • 2008 President, CEO in LEO Pharma A/S
  • 2007 Deputy Group Managing Director in LEO Pharma A/S
  • 2005 Member of the Executive Board in LEO Pharma A/S
  • 2001 Senior Vice President, Finances & IT, LEO Pharma A/S
  • 1999 Vice President, Finances & IT, LEO Pharma A/S
  • 1997 Personal assistant to Ernst Lunding, President, CEO, LEO Pharma A/S 1995 Financial Manager, LEO Pharma A/S
  • 1992 Economist in LEO Pharma A/S
  • 1988 Office trainee, Jørgen Bladt A/S

Honorary Office

  • 2014 Member of the Board of Directors, Danmarks Nationalbank (the Danish National Bank)
  • 2016 Member of American Skin Association Board
  • 2016 Member of American Skin Association Education Council
  • 2016 Member of EFPIA Board (European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations)
Victor Zhang
Huawei

Victor Zhang

President of Global Government Affairs

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Victor Zhang currently serves as President, Global Government Affairs, in charge of Huawei's global government strategy and relationship building with clients, partners and key stakeholders.

Over the past 19 years, he held different positions within Huawei, both in China and in Europe. He has worked at Huawei Brussels Office as the President of European Public Affairs and Communication, responsible for building solid strategic relationships with the EU institutions and the ICT and other key industries in Europe, as well as participating in EU ICT programmes and contributing to industry policy making.

As CEO of Huawei UK and Ireland, he helped build the long-term strategy for growing Huawei’s business in the UK and to establish a trust-based relationship with the UK government, key customers, and the public. As

Director of Marketing, Solutions and Strategy at Huawei UK, he led the Huawei team towards a strategic partnership with key customer British Telecom (BT).

Victor Zhang holds a MBA from the Northwestern Polytechnic University in Xi’an, China.

Rohit Talwar
Fast Future

Rohit Talwar

CEO

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Rohit Talwar is a global futurist, award-winning keynote speaker, author, and the CEO of Fast Future. He is probably the only person in this room to have been on Interpol's Most Wanted List. He advises global corporations and governments including Singapore and the UAE on future strategies for harnessing disruptive technologies and deploying them to the benefit of humanity. He has recently been nominated as an MP elect for the parliament of Asgardia Space Nation - a test bed for pioneering new models of governance, economy, and civil society in the age of smart machines. His clients include American Express,, BP, Bayer, Deloitte, EY, GSK, Intel, KPMG, Microsoft, PWC, Pepsi, Pfizer, Royal Bank of Scotland, SAP, Sara Lee, Tat, and six of the top ten global law firms. 

Rohit's prime focus is on helping clients understand the emerging future and shape strategic responses that put people at the center of the agenda. He is a co-editor and contributor for the recently published Beyond Genuine Stupidity – Ensuring AI Serves Humanity and The Future Reinvented – Reimagining Life, Society, and Business. He is also the co-author ofDesigning Your Future, editor of Technology vs. Humanity, and lead editor and a contributing author for The Future of Business, and two forthcoming books - Unleashing Human Potential – The Future of AI in Business, and 50:50 – Scenarios for the Next 50 Years.

Saker Nusseibeh
HERMES

Saker Nusseibeh

CEO

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Virginie Helias
P&G

Virginie Helias

Vice President Global Sustainability

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With 30 years of experience at Procter & Gamble in Brand Management and Innovation, Virginie has a broad experience across multiple categories and global to local brand management expertise across several of P&G multi-billion dollar brands (Pantene, Ariel/Tide, Pampers). She has international experience (France, UK, Switzerland and the United States).

Prior to her current position, she was the Western Europe Franchise Leader for Ariel, one of P&G largest brands, where she turned Ariel into the leader in Sustainability through the launch of the highly successful “Cool Clean/Turn to 30” campaign and the most sustainable laundry product (Excel Gel).

Beyond her brand and innovation expertise, she is also recognized for her visioning, change management and leadership development skills. She is a certified coach.

In July 2011, she recommended the creation of a new position -- Global Sustainability Brand Director, working across all P&G business units and regions. Her mission was to embed sustainability into the innovation, brand-building and everyday business practices at P&G. In July 2016, she was promoted to Vice President of Global Sustainability, in recognition of the work she has led to make sustainability a core business strategy, an innovation driver and a catalyst for a more resilient organization.

Virginie lives in Geneva, Switzerland, with her husband and 3 children. She is a marathon runner.

Minna Aila
Nokia

Minna Aila

Vice President, Corporate Affairs

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The Hon. Per-Olof Loof
KEMET Corporation

The Hon. Per-Olof Loof

Chief Executive Officer

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Mr. Per-Olof Loof is the Chief Executive Officer of KEMET Corporation (NYSE:KEM) a leading global manufacturer of electronic components with 16,000 employees, operations in 24 countries and headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Mr. Loof is also the past President and Chief Executive Officer of Sensormatic Electronics Corporation, the world's leader in electronic security. He led the organization through a turnaround and managed its successful acquisition by Tyco International, Ltd.

Due to his past successes, Mr. Loof was honored by Ernst & Young as an Entrepreneur of the Year in the Carolinas in 2012. In addition, he was awarded the South Florida Business Journal's Broward Ultimate CEO in the same year. Mr. Loof was elected to the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA) in 2014. He was recently inducted into Nova Southeastern University's H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business & Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame.

Mr. Loof has served as Honorary Consul of Sweden for the State of Florida since January 18th, 2006, and was elected Freeman and Citizen of the City of London in 2001.

Andrea Valcalda
Enel

Andrea Valcalda

Head of Sustainability

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Marjella Alma
Datamaran

Marjella Alma

CEO & Co-founder

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Marjella Alma is the CEO and co-founder of Datamaran – a technology company that provides an intelligent solution for tracking the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues critical to business. Datamaran has offices in London, Valencia, New York.

Marjella has over ten years of specialist experience in sustainability and ESG disclosure. She is responsible for driving Datamaran’s mission to professionalize non-financial risk management and embed in business strategy.

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 GRI’s youngest female Director at age 30.

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.

Marjella is a member of Telefonica’s Sustainability Stakeholder Advisory Council and Sustainable Development Goals Advisory Committee for UNPRI, she is a recognised emerging thought leader and a keynote speaker on subjects including AI, sustainability and ESG. Marjella has won Game Changer award 2017, and has been nominated for Forward Ladies and Women in IT awards.

Richard Howitt
IIRC

Richard Howitt

CEO

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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.

Juan Martin
Mars Multisales

Juan Martin

President

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Born in Cordoba and having worked in Spain for many years, Juan Martin is one of the top senior leaders in Mars, Incorporated today.

Mars is a family-owned business with more than a century of history making diverse products and offering services for people and the pets people love. With almost $35 billion in sales, the company is a global business that produces some of the world’s best-loved brands: M&M’s®, SNICKERS®, TWIX®, PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, WHISKAS®, ORBIT®, SKITTLES®, Sugus®,  Solano® and UNCLE BEN’S®.

One of the top five regions with Mars, Incorporated is Mars Multisales, covering 51 countries with more than 2,500 Associates across Europe and Southern Africa.

Juan began his career at Mars 14 years ago as Sales Director in Spain. He was soon promoted to General Manager Spain, where he successfully drove growth across the Petcare, Confectionery and later also Gum & Confections categories. The following years led Juan outside of Spain where he became Vice President of Wrigley Gun & Confections in South Central Europe and later Regional President of Mars Food for Europe, Russia and South Africa, before he was promoted to the President of Mars Multisales two years ago.

Juan graduated in Economics and Law in the University of Cordoba and later on continued his education at London Business School, Harvard and IMD.

Prior to Mars, Juan spent seven years at Procter & Gamble Spain in different positions - from Marketing, Logistics to Customer Business Development.

In addition, Juan is an external Board member of Ashoka, an international NGO which is focused on social entrepreneurship and education. Juan Martin lives in Madrid, with his beautiful daughter and wife. During his free time, he enjoys reading and outdoor activities.

Franz W. Paasche
PayPal

Franz W. Paasche

SVP, Corporate Affairs and Communications

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Sarah Atkinson
CA Technologies

Sarah Atkinson

VP, Communications

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Leon Wijnands
ING

Leon Wijnands

Global Head of Sustainability

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Alastair Collier
National Grid

Alastair Collier

Head of Strategy, Solutions & Sustainability

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Holy Ranaivozanany
Huawei

Holy Ranaivozanany

Head of Global Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

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Holy RANAIVOZANANY is the Head of Global Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) for Huawei Technologies in Shenzhen, China. She is responsible for global corporate citizenship initiatives, CSR stakeholders’ outreach and communications covering 170+ countries.

Prior to joining Huawei in 2011, she was in charge of CSR in Africa, Middle-East and Asia for Orange, a French telecommunications operator, based in Paris, France. She acted as CSR advisor in 20 countries and was the lead author of the company White Paper on CSR issues and recommendations for the leadership. She held several positions at Orange, including as Culture Change and Human Resources project manager and as Marketing Analyst for Orange UK (now Everything Everywhere).

Holy Ranaivozanany holds a Master’s Degree in Marketing Management from EDHEC Business School in France. She is the recipient of the CSR Leadership and Excellence Award from the World CSR Day, recognizing the contribution made by individuals to drive Sustainability and CSR through the business.

Rupert Maitland-Titterton
Kellogg's

Rupert Maitland-Titterton

Senior Director, Corporate Communications, Public Affairs & Sustainability, EMEA

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Sandrine Ricard
Chivas Brothers

Sandrine Ricard

Head of Sustainability & Responsibility

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Grainne O’Brien
Kellogg Europe

Grainne O’Brien

Director External Communications & Brand PR

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Alan Knight
ArcelorMittal

Alan Knight

Head of Corporate Reporting and Sustainable Development

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Alan has over 25 years’ experience of working with global companies and governments on sustainability. He joined the world’s largest Steel company ArcelorMittal in 2014 as their General Manager for Sustainable development and Corporate Responsibility and since then has helped develop a sustainability framework ranging from products to process. He is Chairman of ResponsibleSteel and sits on the steering board of the Initiative for Responsible Mining. Alan created and chaired the Ebola Private Sector Mobilisation Group, which was a collaboration of over 100 companies sharing best practice and coordinating the corporate respond to Ebola in West Africa. For this he was made a Clinton Global Citizen honouree in 2015.

Previous to that he was Sustainability Director for Business and the Community (BITC) where he oversaw all their Corporate Sustainability Programmes. He advised the Virgin Group on sustainable development for seven years. Previously he has worked with global companies as diverse as B&Q where led their entire Cr and Sustainability programme for 10 years. He was instrument in founding and developing the Forest Stewardship Council. He held similar roles in the Parent company Kingfisher and SABMiller, the multibillion brewery company.

For nine years he was a commissioner with the Sustainable Development Commission and he introduced the concept of "choice editing" into the product policy debate. He is a Senior Associate of the Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership.

He was awarded the OBE in June 1998, in 2005 the US-based Rainforest Alliance presented him with a lifelong award and in 2013 he was made an Honorary Fellow of the Society for the Environment.

Janice Lao
The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels

Janice Lao

Director - Corporate and Sustainability

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Janice Lao - the Director – Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability at Hong Kong & Shanghai Hotels.

With more than a decade experience on the nexus of sustainable and responsible business issues, she has worked for blue chip companies, local and national governments, NGOs and multinational conglomerates in the transport, energy, extractive, consumer and property sectors. Her expertise lies in embedding and integrating sustainability into the business, rather than just as a traditional add-on – her experience ranges from working on innovative sustainable financing and investment and advising board members and senior management. Her international work experience has taken her around the Asia-Pacific, North American and European regions.

She graduated with an MSc on Environmental Change and Management from the University of Oxford and a diploma in business from the University of Oxford Said Business School. She has been awarded the 2014 FWN Global Most Influential Women of the Year – Emerging Leader; 2015 Global Sustainable Leadership Award and a fellow of the exclusive Pioneers for Change Fellowship Programme in the United Kingdom.

Toni Ballabriga
BBVA

Toni Ballabriga

Global Head of Responsible Business

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He reports directly to the Board of Directors. His mission is to ensure that people are systematically placed at the decision-making processes.

He assists to the CEO to propose Responsible Banking policy & plans to the Board. He is responsible of its implementation & monitoring.

He works mainly as second line to challenge & give support to all areas to embed this policy in their operational models,

This includes the design of customer solutions to marketing and sales, customer relations & complaints; sustainable finance integrating environmental & social opportunities & risks; reputation monitoring & risk management; integrated report; community investment.

Simon Messenger
CDSB

Simon Messenger

Managing Director

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Simon Messenger joined the Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB) as Managing Director in 2017, with over 10 years of academic and professional experience in sustainability and non-financial reporting.

He currently heads the team working with investors, companies and regulators to understand how to most effectively report environmental and natural capital information in mainstream reporting. He currently leads their work relating to the Taskforce on Climate-related Finance Disclosures (TCFD) recommendations and works with companies to provide a framework for reporting environmental information with the same rigour as financial information.

Previously, Simon was Head of Consulting at the Energy Saving Trust and a Sustainability Manager at PwC and Deloitte. In his roles at PwC and Deloitte, he focused on a wide range of sustainability, risk management and non-financial reporting issues, working across multiple countries in Europe, Asia, Africa and Central America in a range of sectors.

Vincent Neate
Social Value UK

Vincent Neate

Board Member

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Rasmus Skov
Ørsted

Rasmus Skov

Head of Group Sustainability

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Rasmus is Head of Group Sustainability at Ørsted (formerly DONG Energy). Rasmus joined Ørsted in 2012 and has been part of the company’s journey from coal-intensive utility to market leader in offshore wind. Rasmus specializes in sustainability strategy, governance and communication as well as third-party due diligence. Previously, he promoted political dialogue and rule of law in the Balkans.

The Ørsted vision is a world that runs entirely on green energy. Ørsted develops, constructs and operates offshore wind farms, bioenergy plants and innovative waste-to-energy solutions and provides smart energy products to its customers. Headquartered in Denmark, Ørsted employs 5,600 people. Ørsted’s shares are listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen [Orsted]. In 2016, the company’s revenue was DKK 61 billion (EUR 8.2 billion).

Filippo Veglio
WBCSD

Filippo Veglio

Managing Director

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Filippo Veglio is Managing Director at the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), a CEO-led, global coalition of some 200 leading corporations. The Council is the leading voice of business supporting companies in scaling up true value-adding business solutions to some of the most pressing global sustainability issues and in creating the conditions where more sustainable companies will succeed and be recognized.

As part of the Senior Management Team, Filippo heads up a team engaging senior representatives of member companies across various industry sectors, business organizations, multilateral institutions, NGOs and academia in the People Program (encompassing Social Impact, Sustainable Lifestyles, Sustainable Development Goals) and three Outreach functions (Communications, Events, and Global Network of partner organizations).

Filippo joined WBCSD in 2005. He holds an M.A. in International Relations from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva. A Swiss national and fluent in six languages, Filippo was formerly a professional tennis player and has been a member of the Swiss Davis Cup team.

Louise Koch
Dell

Louise Koch

Corporate Sustainability Lead

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Darian McBain PH.D.
Thai Union

Darian McBain PH.D.

Group Director, Sustainable Development

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Linda Freiner
Zurich Insurance Group

Linda Freiner

Group Head of Sustainability

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Dan Domeracki
Schlumberger

Dan Domeracki

Vice President Government and Industry Relations

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Dan Domeracki is Vice President, Government, Industry and Corporate Stewardship for Schlumberger Limited. In this position, Domeracki has expanded Schlumberger’s government affairs program, establishing non-lobbying, non-political, interactive working relationships with governments in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. Domeracki also founded Schlumberger’s first fully integrated social and environmental corporate responsibility function, called Schlumberger Global Stewardship, which defines and manages the company’s global sustainability activities. Before this role Domeracki served as Vice President, Global Accounts and Industry Affairs (NA) for Schlumberger where he was responsible for leading Schlumberger’s global account program and dedicated Global Account teams. During 2008 – 2011, Domeracki was Global Account Director for ConocoPhillips managing the executive level corporate relationship between ConocoPhillips and Schlumberger. From 2006 – 2008, Domeracki was based in London where he served as Vice President, Marketing & Technology for the Schlumberger Reservoir Management Group.

In previous positions, Domeracki has served as Vice President of Marketing, Well Services worldwide. He also served as Marketing Manager for Schlumberger Canada and Vice President of GeoQuest Reservoir Technologies Consulting Group. Domeracki joined Schlumberger through the acquisition of Intera, Inc. (Eclipse reservoir modeling software) in 1995 where he served as EVP Reservoir Consulting.

Domeracki served on several task groups within Schlumberger to contribute to technology development and corporate organizational evolution. He is an executive corporate sponsor for selected acquisitions, served on the Schlumberger Gender Diversity board and is an active sponsor in the Reservoir Engineering Community SIG in Schlumberger’s Eureka organization. Domeracki has served on the Board of Petroleum Technology Association of Canada and is a Past Governor of the Canadian Oilmen’s Association.

He holds a Masters degree in Geology from the University of South Carolina.

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Mark Chadwick
Carbon Clear

Mark Chadwick

CEO

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Mark Chadwick - Mark founded Carbon Clear after a career in the internet industry. After the birth of his daughter, Mark decided to invest himself full-time into helping to leave a better world for her generation. He brings to Carbon Clear a passion for contributing to the climate change solution, strong business management experience, and an enthusiasm for growing successful entrepreneurial ventures. Mark has an MBA from London Business School and also won the Guardian Unltd Award for social entrepreneurship.

Part of Mark’s role at Carbon Clear involves direct client involvement in projects, and he has been involved in Design, Build and Operate phases for many of our clients, including Deutsche Bank, RBS, Innocent and a Global 500 FMCG business.

Sasja Beslik
Nordea

Sasja Beslik

Head of Group Sustainable Finance

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Sasja Beslik (born 24 December 1972) is Head of Group Sustainable Finance. He is one of Sweden’s foremost experts on finance and sustainability and lives in Stockholm, Sweden. 

Career
Sasja Beslik has more than 15 years of experience of advising and working with multinational companies on investment issues in Africa, Asia and former Soviet Union countries. He also has extensive experience of bridging risk to opportunity within ESG, creating commercial strategies for integration of ESG issues into asset management, fund companies and products.

Sasja’s roles in the financial sector include Head of Responsible Investment at Nordea Asset Management, CEO of Nordea Funds AB, Global Head of Responsible Investment & Engagement at Banco/ABN AMRO and as a consultant for the World Bank. He has also served on various boards and expert groups, such as The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative and as the chair of UNEP Finance Initiative’s Water Work Group.

Early life
Sasja Beslik was born in Bosnia and fled to Sweden more than twenty years ago to avoid being drawn into the war in the former Yugoslavia. At the age of 21, he made his way across Europe. With 20 German marks in his pocket and three T-shirts in a plastic bag, he entered Poland, sailed across the Baltic Sea and arrived in Sweden. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in journalism and economics from Stockholm University and worked as a war correspondent for several years writing for the Red Cross, Unicef, Dagens Nyheter and more. 

Awards and nominations

2017 appointed as specialist in the areas of Insurance, Asset Management and Sustainable Development in World Economic Forum Expert Network.

•2017 Sustainability Leader of the Year 2017 for finance by The New Economy

•2017 Banking Profile of the Year, Sweden, by Privata Affärer

•2013 The Order of the Seraphim by H.R.H King Carl Gustaf of Sweden, for extraordinary efforts in the field of finance and sustainability.

•2011 Selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum

Natasha Buchler
K2 Intelligence

Natasha Buchler

Senior Director Head of Ethics and Compliance

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Daniella Peting
The JAMA Network

Daniella Peting

Manager, Social Communications and Digital Channel Strategy – Scientific Publications

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Bennett Freeman
Global Witness

Bennett Freeman

Chair, Advisory Board

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Andrew White
Saïd Business School

Andrew White

Associate Dean for Executive Education and Corporate Relations

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Andrew White is Associate Dean for Executive Education and Corporate Relations at Saïd Business School and Fellow of Green Templeton College at the University of Oxford. An experienced programme director, teacher and researcher, his areas of expertise include innovation management and leadership development.

As the Associate Dean for Executive Education at Saïd Business School since 2010, Andrew is responsible for forging connections between the research, resources and expertise of the School, and of the wider university, with senior leaders in companies and organisations throughout the world. He is responsible for leading the development and delivery of custom, open and accredited executive programmes which serve as the primary platform for the School’s communication with those facing the demands of leadership in the 21st century.

Andrew is an experienced programme director, teacher and researcher. He has directed and taught on a wide range of executive development programmes for organisations such as BAE Systems, Lloyd’s Market Association, the Government of Abu Dhabi, Avon Cosmetics, State Farm and IBM. He also regularly contributes to the School’s open and accredited programmes focusing on the areas of leadership development, change management and innovation management.

Andrew acts as a consultant to a number of international organisations, and has co-authored a review of how information technology will create intelligent infrastructure systems over the next few decades for the British Government's Department of Trade and Industry. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufacturers and Commerce and is a Scholar with the Advanced Institute of Management Research.

Andrew joined Saïd Business School as Fellow in Strategic Management in 2006. Prior to this he worked at the Cranfield School of Management from 2001, latterly as a Senior Research Fellow within the Centre for Logistics in Supply Chain Management. He was a Research Engineer for the University of Warwick from 1997 to 2001. Andrew also obtained his doctorate from the University of Warwick in addition to a masters in science (with distinction).

Sandy MacDonald
Standard Life Aberdeen

Sandy MacDonald

Head of Sustainability

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Sandy MacDonald is Head of Corporate Sustainability at Standard Life Aberdeen plc, which means he aims to ensure the business takes a long-term view and operates as responsibly as possible. His remit incorporates all aspects of sustainability including strategy, programmes, policy, reporting and representing the business externally. Under his leadership, Standard Life has consistently improved its position in leading sustainability indices including Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) World and Europe, FTSE4Good and CDP (Climate Disclosure Project), and has been recognised as 4th in the UK’s first social mobility index of leading employers. 

Following a brief stint working in book publishing in London after studying Biological Sciences at Edinburgh University, Sandy made the move back to Edinburgh and joined Standard Life. Initially working in a technical role, he completed a Chartered Institute of Marketing diploma and has never looked back. He now has over 15 years’ experience in senior marketing, communications, government relations and corporate social responsibility roles.

He has a strong and active interest in social inclusion and creating, and campaigning for, equal opportunities for people from all backgrounds. He’s currently Deputy Chair of Children 1st, Scotland’s national children’s charity; and a member of the Scottish Living Wage leadership group; the Edinburgh Advisory Board for Common Purpose; the Scottish Advisory Board for Tomorrow’s People charity; and the Scottish Veterans funding panel.

Simon Hoffmeyer Boas
Carlsberg

Simon Hoffmeyer Boas

Director of Sustainability

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Natalie Chan
PIE Strategy

Natalie Chan

Managing Director & Principal Sustainability Consultant

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Natalie has close to 15 years of experience in corporate responsibility and sustainability management, and has been the director and principal sustainability consultant of PIE Strategy since 2016. A certified B Corporation®, PIE is a boutique consultancy specialising in helping companies develop bespoke sustainability strategies and management systems. Through PIE, Natalie supports the top think tank in Hong Kong, Our Hong Kong Foundation, in managing its Business for Social Good platform for engaging businesses in social innovation and creating shared value.

An award-winning sustainability professionals, Natalie has extensive experience in developing sustainability strategies for multinational corporations headquartered in Asia, such as Swire Pacific group and Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels. She also managed the implementation of these strategies through effective engagement with external and internal stakeholders across functions and cultures as well as establishing lean and effective management systems to drive continuous improvement. Natalie serves on the Advisory Board of Ethical Corporation and a number of government and industry committees in the area of sustainability and social responsibility in Hong Kong.

Stuart Poore
Canon

Stuart Poore

EMEA Director of Sustainability and Government Affairs

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Stuart Poore is Director of Sustainability and Government Affairs at Canon, covering Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He leads a team of sustainability experts that manage all aspects of the company's social and environmental impact. Prior to Canon, he was Director of Corporate Stewardship at WWF, leading the organization's engagement with UK companies across a broad range of stewardship priorities with a focus on business investments and supply chains in China, India, East Africa and Brazil & Amazon.

Stuart has extensive experience of working within businesses to lead social and environmental change programmes. He spent 4 years in the media and telecommunications sector as Director of Corporate Responsibility at Virgin Media and previously led Corporate Responsibility at the QinetiQ Group, a global defence, aerospace and security company. Stuart has a PhD in International Politics and is a former Chairman of the Global Association of Corporate Sustainability Officers.

Jochem-Jan Sleiffer
Hilton

Jochem-Jan Sleiffer

Senior Vice- President Operations

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Jochem-Jan Sleiffer is responsible for Hilton’s portfolio of managed full service hotels in Continental Europe. In this role, he oversees trading and pipeline properties in more than 25 countries and territories, including the recently opened, Hilton Lake Como near the shores of the picturesque Italian location and Hilton Astana in Kazakhstan.

Gloria Guevara Manzo
World Travel & Tourism Council

Gloria Guevara Manzo

President & CEO

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Gloria joined the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) in August 2017, following a varied career in Travel & Tourism. WTTC is the global body that represents travel & tourism worldwide. A sector that generates 10% of GDP and employs circa 300 million jobs.

Recognised as one of the most influential women in Mexico by CNN and Expansion, Gloria began her professional career in 1989 at NCR Corporation working in the Latin America, Middle East, and Africa regions. She holds a BS in Computer Science from Anahuac University and MBA from Kellogg School of Business, Northwestern University.

Since 1995 she has worked for the travel industry, starting at the Sabre Travel Network and Sabre Holdings, she was later CEO of JV Sabre Mexico reporting to a board of directors from Aeromexico, Mexicana, and Sabre. In March 2010 President Calderon appointed her as Minister of Tourism and two weeks after she was given in addition the full responsibility of the Mexican Tourism Board. Under her leadership the “National Agreement for Tourism” in Mexico was created in 2011 and for the first time “the importance of Travel & Tourism” was included in the G20 declaration of leaders in Los Cabos.

Gloria received the Good Neighbour Award from the US-Mexico Chamber of Commerce and Virtuoso awarded Mexico the best tourism board in the world due to her successful branding and repositioning efforts. In addition, Gloria has been Special Advisor on Government Affairs to Harvard University, and part of the Future for Travel, Tourism and Aviation Global Agenda Council of the World Economic Forum (WEF).

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Dirk Hoozemans
Triodos Investment Management

Dirk Hoozemans

Fund Manager

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About Triodos Investment Management

Triodos Investment Management connects a broad range of investors who want to make their money work for lasting, positive change with innovative entrepreneurs and sustainable businesses doing just that. In doing so, we serve as a catalyst in sectors that are key in the transition to a world that is fairer, more sustainable and humane.

With our highly professional investment teams, we have built up in-depth knowledge throughout our 25 years of impact investing in sectors such as Energy & Climate, Inclusive Finance, Sustainable Food & Agriculture, Arts & Culture, and Sustainable Real Estate. Besides the direct impact investments in these sectors, we also invest in listed companies with an above-average environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance. Assets under management as per end of June 2017: EUR 3.3 billion.

Triodos Investment Management is a globally active impact investor and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Triodos Bank NV.

About Dirk Hoozemans

Dirk Hoozemans joined Triodos Investment Management on 1 August 2017 as Fund Manager SRI Investments with a focus on equity investments in innovative sustainable small to mid cap companies. Dirk brings a long track record of over 15 years of active fund management, lastly in his position as director at Robeco and deputy portfolio manager for the Robeco NV fund. Dirk is a CFA Charterholder and holds a Master’s in Econometrics from Tilburg University.

Geanne Van Arkel
Interface EMEA

Geanne Van Arkel

Head of Sustainable Development

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Kimon De Ridder
Aviva

Kimon De Ridder

UK Compliance Oversight Director

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Cheryl Hicks
Toilet Board Coalition

Cheryl Hicks

Executive Director & CEO

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Frances Way
CDP

Frances Way

Chief Strategy Officer

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Frances oversees CDP’s climate change, water security and forests strategies as well as the disclosure platform, scoring systems, data and research. Having spent eight years in the private finance sector, primarily at Dresdner Kleinwort's Global Equities Division, Frances joined CDP in 2007 to manage and expand the supply chain program. Frances sits on the board of EIRIS Foundation and holds an MSc in Environmental Technology from Imperial College.

Daniel Weston
Nestlé Nespresso SA

Daniel Weston

General Counsel & Global Head of Corporate Affairs and CSV

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Mark Gough
Natural Capital Coalition

Mark Gough

Executive Director

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Jon Khoo
Interface

Jon Khoo

Innovation Partner

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Jon Khoo is an Innovation Partner at Interface with a focus on sustainability, inclusive business and intrapreneurship. Following a former career as a city lawyer, Jon joined Interface in 2012 having chosen to reapply his skills to tackle the global challenges of marine plastics, inequality and climate change. Jon works on Interface and the Zoological Society of London’s (ZSL) Net-WorksTM partnership, a community-based supply chain for discarded fishing nets that provides access to finance and seeks to provide long term conservation benefits. He is also part of the team responsible for Interface’s membership of NextWave, an open-source initiative led by Dell and Lonely Whale to engage corporates, scientists, and NGOs to figure out how to integrate ocean-bound plastics into products in a way that is both scalable and sustainable.

As an ambassador from Interface, Jon has shared the company’s ethos, projects and learnings at the Global Wave Conference, Edie Live, the Resource and Waste Management Exhibition, the Eden Project and for UNPRME.

In addition, Jon currently serves on the trustee board of UK environmental charity, Surfers Against Sewage.

Net-Works was awarded the Guardian Sustainable Business Award in 2015 for Collaboration, the 2016 US State Department Award for Corporate Excellence (Sustainable Oceans Management), 2017 MRW National Recycling Award for Business Partnership of the Year and was a finalist for the 2017 Buckminster Fuller Challenge.

Mélodie Kinet
Samasource

Mélodie Kinet

Director of Business Development & Advisory Services

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Mélodie Kinet is Business Development Director at Samasource, the social enterprise that pioneered impact sourcing, which connects people living in poverty to digital work. In her role, Mélodie helps companies measure, deepen and promote the impact of their CSR efforts using Samasource's proven social impact measurement methodology. She also helps organizations, governments, and large corporations implement impact sourcing along their supply chain using our Give Work Guide. With a background in public health, her career spans global development work with UN agencies and refugee programs, healthcare consulting in process improvement, and health tech operations in developing markets. Mélodie holds a bachelor\s degree from the University of Chicago, and a Masters in Public Health and MBA from Johns Hopkins. 

Euan Murray
The Sustainability Consortium

Euan Murray

CEO

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Euan Murray became Chief Executive of TSC in December 2016 with a focus on driving implementation of TSC tools by retailers and large purchasers, and working with TSC members on innovative solutions to supply chain sustainability problems. Murray joined TSC in 2012 and has held a number of leadership positions, most recently COO. Prior to joining TSC, Murray was Director of Footprinting at The Carbon Trust. There, he led projects with PepsiCo, Unilever, M&S, CDP and many other TSC members, focusing on product and supply chain carbon footprinting. He has held a number of other roles in sustainability, financial services and strategy consulting. Murray has a BA in Natural Sciences and an MSc. in Materials Science & Metallurgy from Cambridge University, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce. He is married to Emily and has two sons, Oscar & Zac.

Gideon Maltz
Tent

Gideon Maltz

Executive Director

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Pukka Herbs

Fox

Marketing Director

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Charlie Beevor
Unilever

Charlie Beevor

Global Vice President, Household Cleaning Brands

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Rebecca MacKinnon
Ranking Digital Rights project, New America

Rebecca MacKinnon

Director

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Robert Milder
Van de Sant Innovations

Robert Milder

CEO

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David Grayson
Cranfield School of Management

David Grayson

Emeritus Professor of Corporate Responsibility

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Justine Harris
Vodafone

Justine Harris

Head of Corporate Transparency

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Justine joined Vodafone Group Plc in 2012 and has been Head of Corporate Transparency since October 2015, co-leading the Vodafone Group Sustainable Business team. In this role, Justine is responsible for Vodafone’s strategy and approach to corporate transparency and non-financial disclosures as tools to evidence Vodafone’s commitment to operating responsibly, to manage reputation risk and to build trust with stakeholders.

Justine started her career in advertising at Saatchi & Saatchi Plc, working on global campaigns for multi-national companies including P&G and Visa International. A move to the NGO sector, as Director of Marketing and Communications for a top 75 charity, saw her responsibilities extended to include multi- stakeholder, multi- channel communications, brand development and reputation management.

Jan Poulsen
thinkstep AG

Jan Poulsen

CEO

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Jan Poulsen is the CEO of thinkstep AG, a market leader in sustainability software, data and consultancy services. Throughout his career he has worked internationally with a wide variety of organizations and industry sectors to help companies succeed sustainably. From an operational sustainability consultant doing Life Cycle Assessment to a business leader inspiring employees and stakeholders alike, Jan continues to encourage value-added change toward a more sustainable world.

Martijn Lampert
Glocalities

Martijn Lampert

Research Director

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Martijn Lampert leads the Glocalities values, brands and trends research program covering 27 countries and 83% of the world economy, based on interviews with more than 160,000 people. Lampert generates and shares breakthrough knowledge of global change, brands, generations, leadership and sustainability. Lampert developed the fully automated World of Glocalities application for generating global audience insights and fact based branding strategies. Martijn is a cross-cultural expert, a leadership and marketing advisor. He enables organizations to use social intelligence in order to achieve their goals in an ever-changing sociocultural context. Lampert founded the Mentality research program in values and lifestyles in the Netherlands (www.motivaction.nl/en/mentality). On June 6, 2012 Martijn Lampert was elected Agency Researcher of the Year at the Dutch MOAwards.

John Edelman
Edelman

John Edelman

Managing Director, Global Engagement and Corporate Responsibility

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Filippo Bettini
Pirelli

Filippo Bettini

Chief Sustainability and Risk Governance Officer

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Catherine Howarth
Share Action

Catherine Howarth

CEO

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Aris Vrettos
Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership

Aris Vrettos

Programme Director

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Aris leads the strategy, development and delivery of CISL’s executive education programmes and oversees regional projects and partnerships in international markets including the Middle East, China & South East Asia and Australia.

He is the Global Director for The Prince of Wales's Business & Sustainability Programme which trains business and finance leaders on global sustainability trends, with regular seminars in Cambridge, Cape Town, Melbourne and Zapallar.

Aris speaks on global trends and business leadership and works with companies on the opportunities of the Sustainable Development Goals and Rewiring the Economy, CISL’s 10 year plan to create the foundations for a sustainable economy.

Previously he was a Senior Advisor at the think tank AccountAbility, focusing on strategy, engagement and governance. Since 2005, he has worked on leadership and sustainable business with retail, health, technology, industry and finance sectors in Europe, the US, India and South America. He contributes regularly to events and panels, sits on the advisory board of the Ethical Corporation and is non-executive director at Global Sustain, a European sustainability NGO. He is a trained economist and journalist and began his career writing for international news and reporting on social tensions in Greece.

Mato Franković
Dubrovnik

Mato Franković

Mayor

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Mato Franković was born in Dubrovnik where he was elected Mayor last year. Franković has served in politics for several years including as HDZ Youth President of the Dubrovnik-Neretva County as well as one term of duty as the National HDZ Youth Vice President. From 2012 to 2014, he held the position of local County Councilor at the Assembly of Dubrovnik Beretva County. And in 2014, he was elected as president of the city committee of HDZ for the City of Dubrovnik.

Besides politics, Franković has served in various roles throughout his career. He worked at the Generalturist agency in Dubrovnik then held a stent at the Lanta Generalturist in Budva, Montenegro where he quickly moved into the executive director role. The mayor previously served as the director of the ACI Marina in Dubrovnik and was regional nautical coordinator for the southern Adriatic region.

Mayor Franković attended high school in Centerburg, Ohio in the United States, followed by a two-year program at Rochester Institute of Technology where he earned an associate degree in applied science.

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Tyler Gillard
OECD

Tyler Gillard

Head of Sector Projects

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Tyler Gillard is the Head of Sector Projects and Senior Legal Adviser in the Responsible Business Conduct Unit of the OECD’s Investment Division. He leads the OECD’s work on due diligence in the financial, garment & textiles, mining & metals, oil & gas and agriculture sectors. Tyler joined the OECD in 2009 to lead the multi-stakeholder negotiation of the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas. He has since overseen the development and implementation of the OECD-FAO Guidance on Responsible Agricultural Supply Chains, the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Meaningful Stakeholder Engagement in the Extractive Sector, the OECD Guidance on Responsible Supply Chains in the Garment & Footwear Sector and OECD best practice papers on due diligence in various financial products and services.

Tyler led the OECD’s engagement with business, workers and civil society, leading to the recent adoption by 48 governments of the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Business Conduct, relevant for all sectors of the economy. As part of the OECD’s implementation of these sectoral due diligence instruments, Tyler works closely with governments, the private sector and civil society to integrate these standards into relevant international processes, national laws, industry programmes and business practice.

Sarah Bishop
Circular Economy Club

Sarah Bishop

Mentors Coordinator

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As the Membership Manager at Prodigy Finance, Sarah looks after customer loyalty in a business that keeps a 20+ year relationship with its clients. In her free time, Sarah studies Circular business models and volunteers as the Mentors Coordinator with the Circular Economy Club.

Sarah earned her MBA at London Business School, prior to which she worked as the Fellowship Director at a startup not-for-profit called StartingBloc. There she designed and implemented 12 leadership training programs to equip more than 800 young professionals for careers in social entrepreneurship. Based on these experiences, Sarah wrote The Connection Agency, a how-to book for young professionals who want a more authentic approach to networking.

Sarah loves dancing, language-learning, and minimalism.

James Gomme
WBCSD

James Gomme

Director, Sustainable Development Goals

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Rodney Irwin
WBCSD

Rodney Irwin

Managing Director, Redefining Value & Education

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Tim Mohin
GRI

Tim Mohin

Chief Executive

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Xavier Houot
Schneider Electric

Xavier Houot

SVP Global Safety, Environment, Real Estate

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Xavier Houot is Schneider Electric SVP in charge of Safety, Environment, Real Estate. He reports to EVP, Chief Supply Chain Officer and President & CEO North America, Annette Clayton.

Schneider Electric is a 25 B€ (2016) turn-over company, a worldwide leader in Energy Management and Automation, with operations across 100 countries.

Xavier’s passion is to help define and implement planet and climate-compatible growth paths for Companies, and to help spell-out and design Offers which allow Customers to themselves become more resource efficient, more circular, thus enabling them to become more planet-compatible as well.

His 28 years of professional experience include marketing and growth strategies, organizational transformation, together with a strong ‘Green for Growth’ focus over last 15 years. Xavier worked internationally, of which 4 years in India, serving multinational Companies in their Sustainable performance endeavors across their supply chains, as a partner with Ernst & Young. Recent contributions in his current role are the development of Schneider Electric Sustainable Supply Chain, Environmental and Safety roadmap for 2020, and the leadership over transformations spanning from Circular Economy, Green Offers, to CO2 neutrality, leveraging Schneider Electric’ suite of ecoStruxure architecture. His work entails multiple collaborations with R&D, Manufacturing, Logistics, Marketing, and Sales, and involve frequent interactions with Customers.

Amanda MacArthur
PYXERA Global

Amanda MacArthur

Chief Program Officer

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Thomas P. Illes
University Lecturer and Journalist

Thomas P. Illes

Cruise Analyst

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Internationally renowned cruise analyst and maritime trade journalist Thomas P. Illes has been associated over 30 years with the cruise industry. In addition to his work as a journalist for German, English-speaking and Scandinavian print media as well as for TV and radio stations, he advises tourism enterprises, shipping companies, shipyards and the maritime supply industry in branding, design, lifestyle, benchmarking, corporate communication and music branding issues. He furnishes market analyses and vessel reviews for the travel and economic trade press, lectures at various universities and acts regularly as a moderator and panel guest at trade shows and conferences.

Jeremy Skidmore

Jeremy Skidmore

Journalist

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Jeremy Skidmore has been a journalist for more than 30 years.
Previously editor of Travel Weekly and a reporter for The Telegraph and The Mail on Sunday, he has been a regular contributor to several national newspapers, television and radio stations, and online publications.

He now works with companies to help them protect and promote their businesses.
His high-energy media training courses help prepare executives to deal with anything from a promotional launch to a crisis that threatens a company.

Jeremy also runs presentation training courses that focus on content and delivery. They show executives how to deliver when it matters, whether that’s to colleagues in a boardroom or to a packed conference audience.

The courses are very practical, always tailored to a client’s needs and can work for everyone from junior staff to chief executives.
Jeremy is also regularly hired to host conferences and seminars at a variety of events.

He receives incredible feedback on his training courses and conference moderating, and you can read several testimonials on www.jeremyskidmore.com

Neil Davy
Corporate Citizenship

Neil Davy

CEO

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Specialisms
Throughout my career, I have worked on a wide range of brand, communications, stakeholder engagement, change management and governance programmes with middle-management through to Exec, Board and NEDs. I've also worked extensively with business, governments, NGOs and civil society organisations to establish and manage cross-sector partnerships the support responsible business and sustainable development goals. 

Background
Growing up in Asia, I began my career in international development working with the British Council, UNHCR and Save the Children in Hong Kong at the time of the Vietnamese refugee crisis in the 1990’s. I later moved into the marketing services world with WPP and Omnicom operating companies based initially in Hong Kong, then Shanghai and Tokyo, and working regionally across the Asia Pacific and Australasia before moving to London to take on global client roles.
In 2012, I set-up my own consulting practice working with businesses, governments and civil society organisations on cross-sector partnerships that support responsible business sustainable development initiatives. 
Against prevailing wisdom in 2010, I also established Britain’s only commercial olive grove in Kent, where my ambition is to produce British extra virgin olive oil from a 200-tree grove. 

Client and Project Experience
I have worked internationally with numerous clients including Shell, BP, HSBC, Diageo, Pernod Ricard, Heineken, Virgin Atlantic, Cathay Pacific, Coca Cola, Nokia, Johnson & Johnson, Walgreens Boots Alliance, DHL, Boehringer Ingelheim, Unilever, VW, the British Council, UKTI (now DIT) and a wide range of international charities, NGOs and development agencies. 

Person I most admire
Anyone who’s prepared to act in line with their conscience in the face of adversity.

Jérôme Auriac
Greenflex

Jérôme Auriac

Partner/CSR, Stakeholder management, Social innovation practice director

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Jérôme is  associate director at Greenflex, the leading CSR consulting and transition financing in Europe.

He is an entrepreneur  and has founded 7 consulting companies in the field of CSR and social innovation in the last 20 years.

Expert in CSR and stakeholders management, he works for multinational companies (DANONE, MICHELIN, TOTAL, SANOFI...), social entreprises (SIEL BLEU, ASHOKA, RESOLIS...) and NGOS (WWF, CARE...).

Member of the ASHOKA network, he teaches on Stakeholders management strategies and social innovation at HEC PARIS

Frances Lu
Maersk

Frances Lu

Sustainability Manager

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Frances is the Sustainability Governance and Reporting Manager at Maersk, an integrated container logistics company working to connect and simplify its customers’ global supply chains. A leader in shipping services, Maersk operates in 130 countries and employs roughly 76,000 people. Frances leads the production of Maersk’s Annual Sustainability Report, and drives projects across ESG ratings, post-merger integration of sustainability, process optimization, and governance.

Prior to joining Maersk, Frances was one of the first 40 employees, instrumental in the startup of a Big Four audit and advisory firm in Europe. At KPMG’s Climate Change & Sustainability practice in Denmark, she managed projects in the areas of ESG risk management, sustainability reporting and assurance, human rights risk management and due diligence, and was actively engaged in cross-border collaboration, new tool and service development, and global thought leadership.

In addition, Frances is an External Lecturer in the Department of Management, Politics, and Philosophy at the Copenhagen Business School, where she holds an M.Sc. in Economics & Business Administration. Frances also holds a B.Sc. in Society & Environment and a B.Sc. in Business Administration from UC Berkeley and the Haas School of Business.

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Charles Henderson
South Pole

Charles Henderson

Corporate Climate Change Expert

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Richa Bajpai
Goodera

Richa Bajpai

Founder and Co-CEO

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Richa Bajpai is the Founder and Co-CEO of Goodera, a state of the art technology platform that helps companies measure the progress and impact of their CSR, Sustainability and Volunteering initiatives at the last mile on a real-time basis. Currently, 200+ corporates (24 in Fortune 500) including Reckitt Benckiser, P&G, Target, Dell, GAP, Abbott, Amazon are using the Goodera platform to track, monitor and measure the impact of $250mn of development capital deployed annually across 60+ countries, impacting 6mn+ beneficiaries.

Kevin Hagan
Iron Mountain

Kevin Hagan

Vice President, Environmental Social & Governance Strategy

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Stefan Bernards
Nedap

Stefan Bernards

Proposition Manager

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Stefan has over 7 years of experience in the lighting controls market as Export Manager and Product Manager. He has an irrepressible drive to move markets with technology that matters and reduce energy waste. In his current role he continuously strives to create new relevant product-market fits. He has a master’s degree in International Business from RSM Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Ruptesh Pattanayak
Microsoft

Ruptesh Pattanayak

Director Industry Solutions Manufacturing & Resource

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Lisa Bonadonna
GSK

Lisa Bonadonna

Global Head GSK-Save the Children Partnership, Global Head Access Medicines Portfolio

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Lisa joined GSK’s Vaccines Business in 2008 and led the team that managed GSK Vaccines H1N1 pandemic response. In 2012, she joined the corporate Government Affairs Public Policy & Patient Advocacy team and negotiated the first industry agreement with the WHO under the Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Framework, while doing an MSc in Health Policy at the LSE. She currently heads the award-winning global GSK-Save the Children Partnership and GSK’s Access Medicines Portfolio. Lisa is a member of faculty at the Institute for Interdisciplinary Innovation in Healthcare at the Universite Libre de Bruxelles, as well as a blogger and speaker on issues in Global Health.

Christopher Hook
Accenture Strategy

Christopher Hook

Director, Sustainability Strategy

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Christopher advises the world’s largest companies and institutions on how on they can succeed through having a positive social, environmental and economic impact. This has led him to work on some of the most intractable development challenges and think about how the private, public and third sector can work together to make a lasting and necessary impact. He has almost a decade of strategy consulting experience, working with leading companies across consumer goods, retail, telecoms, pharma, infrastructure and financial services. He graduated from Magdalen College, Oxford in 2009.

Simon Wright
Save the Children UK

Simon Wright

Director of International Development

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Zahid Torres-Rahman
Business Fights Poverty

Zahid Torres-Rahman

Founder and CEO

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Nicko Debenham
Barry Callebaut

Nicko Debenham

VP Head of Sustainabilit

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Mike Peirce
The Climate Group

Mike Peirce

Director Corporate Partnerships

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Mike joined The Climate Group in January 2017 and leads the organization’s portfolio of activity with business, including its programs on renewable power (RE100), energy productivity (EP100), electric vehicles and LED lighting.

Mike has worked with companies across the world on climate and sustainability issues since 1988, spending more than a decade at the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL), most recently as Director of Executive Programmes, and previously as Director of Strategy and Communications. Before joining CISL, he was Chief Operating Officer of AccountAbility where he led the development of the AA1000 framework for sustainability accounting and reporting.

Mike started his career as a business consultant for the COBA Group, a strategy boutique since acquired by PricewaterhouseCoopers, following studies in politics, philosophy and economics at the University of Oxford, and international relations at the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University.


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