B4E Climate Summit 2011


REACHING FOR ZERO: Innovation, Growth and the Clean Industrial Revolution


Alex MacGillivray

Executive Director
Climate Business

Alex MacGillivray is Executive Director of Climate Business, a global network of experts making the low-carbon economy a reality. Alex has many years of experience in sustainability and climate change. He works with businesses, associations, ministries and NGOs. His core skills are in strategy, capacity-building and innovation.

Alexandra Tracy

Association of Socially Responsible Investors in Asia (ASrIA)

Alexandra Boakes Tracy is President of Hoi Ping Ventures in Hong Kong, which she established to carry out special projects, research and advisory on strategic, investment and sustainability issues. Based in Asia for nearly twenty years, Alexandra was an investment banker with Morgan Stanley, Citibank and ABN Amro. More recently, she was Vice President – Strategy at First Eastern Investment Group, focusing on direct investments in China. Alexandra is Chairman of the Association for Sustainable & Responsible Investment in Asia, which represents nearly 100 financial institution members in the region. She has an MBA from the Harvard and MA degrees from Yale and Cambridge.

Alistair Guthrie

Director & Leader, Global Buildings Sustainability

Alistair Guthrie is a Director and Leader of global buildings sustainability at Arup. He is an Arup Fellow and Professor of Environmental Design in the School of Built Environment Nottingham University. He joined Arup in 1979 and has been involved in the design of arts & culture, education, commercial and transport buildings worldwide. His particular expertise is the application of building physics and micro climate design in finding sustainable solutions to the built environment.

Alois M. Flatz

Managing Partner
Zouk Ventures Limited

Alois is a Managing Partner of Zouk Capital, an independent, London-based private equity fund manager focused on cleantech markets. Currently Zouk manages three cleantech-focused funds with total assets of €370m:two expansion-stage private equity funds investing in clean technology companies; and a renewable infrastructure fund focused on solar project development. Previously, Alois had been Managing Partner with BTS Investment and a Partner of SAM Group Ltd. Alois was the co-founder of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI), the world’s first and most recognized financial sustainability index.

Andrew Steer

Special Envoy for Climate Change
The World Bank

Since his appointment in July 2010, Dr. Steer is responsible for guiding the Bank Group’s work on climate change, and for advancing a strong pro-development climate agenda internationally. Prior to this, Dr. Steer served for three years as Director General, Policy and Research at the UK Department of International Development (DFID). Dr. Steer has three decades of experience working on development issues at the country level and globally. He has a PhD in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania

Angelina Galiteva

World Council for Renewable Energy

In addition to her role as Chairperson of WCRE, Angelina Galiteva is a member of the Governing Board of the California Independent System Operator Corporation and a Principal of New Energy Options, Inc. She specializes in formalizing strategic direction for renewable energy and overall sustainable policy programs for public and private entities. With her global industry experience, Angelina has successfully managed to bring key multi-stakeholder partnerships together to effectively implement green energy programs and initiatives in various countries.

Ben Goldsmith

Founding Partner
WHEB Partners

With nine years’ clean technology investment experience. Ben Goldsmith is recognised as a leading green investor and a pioneer in the green investment sector. In 2002, Ben co-founded WHEB with the intention of building Europe’s leading specialist green investment business. Ben is an active Partner of WHEB Partners (the private equity part of WHEB) but maintains a hands-on involvement with the two other WHEB companies: namely WHEB Asset Management (long only equities) and WHEB Infrastructure Partners (project finance).

Benjamin Kott

Clean Energy Advocacy Manager EMEA

Benjamin works with key stakeholders to help advance the roll-out of clean energy solutions in the areas of energy efficiency, renewable energy investments and clean energy R&D. Previously, Benjamin was Google’s Green Business Operations Manager for Europe, covering building efficiency, employee engagement as well as major external initiatives like Google’s Copenhagen Project (www.google.com/cop15). Before Google, Benjamin worked with Booz&Co and EADS Airbus. Benjamin holds a degree in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering from Munich Technical University, and an MBA from Insead in France.

Bernard Giraud

SVP, Sustainability & Shared Value Creation

Bernard GIRAUD held various functions as General Manager in the field of regional economic development, then as International Director of the Marine Division at US group Johnson Worldwide. In 1994, he was appointed General Manager, North America for the Invest in France Agency (DATAR). He joined Danone in 1998 as Director “Danone Initiatives”, and was appointed Director, Sustainable Development and Social Responsibility in November 2002. Since March 2009, Bernard GIRAUD is Vice President Sustainability and Shared Value Creation.

Binny Prabhakar

Head Corporate, Business Development

Binny has worked as a Strategy Consultant across Asia, Europe and Americas, across Industries, Governments, and the World Bank, focusing on ‘gray’, new uncharted contexts interpreting evolving Industry dynamics, policies and their impact on Investments and Businesses. Currently, she is interested in an Ecosystem approach to Energy and Carbon Management addressing Resource, Risk and Reward based-Views for Economics based on Eco principles. She holds a Doctorate (Including an MBA – Strategy and Finance), from Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore and Bachelors’ Degree in Architecture.

Björn Stigson

World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

Björn Stigson worked for the Swedish multinationals Kockums and ESAB in several positions from 1969-1982. From 1983-91 he was President and CEO of the Fläkt Group, and following this, he became Executive Vice President and a member of ABB Asea Brown Boveri’s Executive Management Group. In 1995, he was appointed President of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. Björn serves on the boards of a variety of international companies and organisations, and has been active as an advisor to governments (particularly China, US and Germany).

Bruce Duguid

Senior Advisor, Green Investment Bank Team

Bruce currently leads the strategy and business design work stream at the Green Investment Bank. Previously, Bruce spent 3 years as Head of Investor Engagement at The Carbon Trust. Prior to this, Bruce worked in corporate strategy (e.g. Head of Strategy, Visa Europe) and management consulting (Boston Consulting Group). Bruce is a qualified corporate lawyer and has a first class degree in Natural Sciences (Organic Chemistry) from Cambridge University. He has always had a passion for aligning the interests of business and economic growth with the environment.

Bruno Zago

Environmental Manager, UK & Ireland

Bruno has worked for HP since 1983 in a variety of roles and has been an Environmental Professional since 2005.Working closely with Government and Regulatory authorities Bruno makes sure that HP products comply with all relevant legislation. Bruno is currently focusing on how HP’s products and services can help customers to reduce their carbon footprint and ensures that interested parties are kept up to date with HP’s strategy for responsible supply chain management. Bruno is an Associate Member of the Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment (IEMA) and sits on the Editorial Board of Sustainable Business magazine.

Bryan Walsh

Staff Writer
Time Magazine

Bryan Walsh currently writes TIME’s “Going Green” column, which focuses on environmental issues. A former Tokyo bureau chief for TIME, Walsh was named writer in 2007 and is now based in New York. Previously, Walsh was a staff writer for TIME Asia in Hong Kong where he focused on public health, science and the environment. Walsh was awarded a Knight Public Health Journalism Fellowship from the Center for Disease Control Foundation.

Caroline Hurford

Senior Public Information Officer
United Nations World Food Programme

Caroline Hurford heads the World Food Programme Liaison Office in London, having joined WFP as a Public Information Officer at its Rome headquarters in 2002. Caroline began her career as a journalist for the BBC and has worked a Regional Information Delegate for the International Red Cross (Federation) in Russia (where she spent 7 years in Moscow) and East Africa. Caroline is a graduate in Russian and is married with a 22-year-old son.

Cecile Ortlieb

Strategy Lead Sustainability, Global Sustainability
Kimberly Clark International

Cecile Ortlieb holds a MSc in Political Economy from the London School of Economics. In 2007 she contributed to the launch of the Prince of Wales Rainforests Project by establishing multi-stakeholder dialogue that focused on economic solutions to enable private sector partnerships addressing deforestation in the tropical rainforests. She joined Kimberly Clark in 2008 and is now leading strategy for sustainability in emerging and developing markets. In her spare time she works with charities and social entrepreneurs to deliver positive social, economic and environmental results where needed.

Charles Hodson


Charles Hodson anchors CNN International’s twice-daily programme ‘World Business Today’. Two editions of this in-depth programme – both in Asia primetime – round up the day’s business and financial market news and include keynote interviews with major business players and updates on Asian, European and US stock markets. Hodson has interviewed some of the world’s most powerful people, including the European Commission President José Manuel Barroso, IMF Managing Director (former French Finance Minister) Christine Lagarde, European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet and Microsoft founder Bill Gates, among others.

Che Wall

Director, Sustainability
Lend Lease

Ché is internationally recognised as one of the world’s leading green building experts, with a raft of award winning projects to his name. Ché joined Lend Lease in 2010 as a founding Director of its Sustainability Solutions business. Previously Ché was the Managing Director of WSP Lincolne Scott. He was the founding Chairman of the World Green Building Council, a co-founder and founding Director of the Green Building Council of Australia, and he established the Green Star environmental rating system for buildings.

Chris Tuppen

Founder & Senior Partner
Advancing Sustainability

Chris Tuppen has been involved in sustainability for over twenty years. He runs Advancing Sustainability LLP, is a partner in Fronesys Ltd and is an Honorary Professor at Keele University. He was previously BT’s Chief Sustainability Officer. Chris is experienced in developing sustainability strategy, reporting, metrics, target setting, climate change, risk assessment, governance, thought leadership, stakeholder dialogue, media support, public affairs interaction and international collaboration. He has a special interest in the application of smart technologies.

Christian Kornevall

Director, Energy Efficiency in Buildings Projects

An economist by training, Christian’s early career included positions at Stockholm University, the ILO and Sida. He worked 10 years at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), then joined the UNDCP, eventually heading its Regional Office in Bangkok to fight drug trafficking and organized crime. In 1999, he joined WWF International as Deputy Secretary General. Between 2001 and 2005, he was Senior Group Vice President for Sustainability Affairs at ABB. Currently, Christian directs WBCSD’s Energy Efficiency in Building Project (EEB) and a new project on Urban Infrastructure Initiative(UII).

Christian Ramaseder

Group Environmental Manager

Christian Ramaseder was born in 1963 in Austria. Currently working as Group Environmental Manager at Mondi, he holds responsibility for Environment, Climate Change and Product Stewardship Strategy and represents Mondi in international organizations such as WBCSD and CEPI. Before joining Mondi in 2008, Christian held various management positions in production, SHE and energy in chemical and pharmaceutical companies (OMV, DSM, PCD). He holds a PhD in Chemistry and is lecturing at Johannes Kepler University in Linz on Environmental Technology and SD Management.

Claude Fussler

Special Advisor for Innovation and Sustainability

Claude is an expert on business innovation and issues management in sustainable development and corporate social responsibility. He chairs the Sustainability Council of the EDF Group and is a member of the Sustainability Advisory Boards of Kimberley-Clark and Alcatel-Lucent. Claude received the Cleantech Pioneer Award in 2006 for his work in business processes for eco-efficiency and innovation. He worked for more than 30 years at Dow Chemical where he held a succession of manufacturing, commercial and business positions, including vice-president for Europe.

David Fell

Co-Founder & Director
Brook Lyndhurst

David Fell co-founded Brook Lyndhurst and remains one of its directors. He is an economist with more than 20 years’ research and strategy experience. David led the conceptualisation, development, drafting and delivery of the London Food Strategy. Previously, David was director of economic development with EDAW; director with Business Strategies Ltd; and a researcher with PMA. He has a degree in economics from Cambridge. David has recently been appointed as an associate of the Cambridge Centre for Climate Change Mitigation Research (4CMR).

David Michael Jerome

SVP Corporate Responsibility

David Michael Jerome is the Senior Vice President for Corporate Responsibility at InterContinental Hotels Group based in the United Kingdom. IHG leads the industry in environmental innovation with its guide to sustainable hotel building, construction and operations. Before joining IHG in 2006, David led Corporate Affairs for AB InBev, the world’s largest brewer. Prior to this, David worked for General Motors in a variety of staff and operational roles. He was head of GM Korea before assuming responsibility for GM’s global reputation and corporate responsibility activities. David practiced law in Washington, D.C. before joining GM.

David Nussbaum

Chief Executive Officer

In addition to heading up WWF-UK, David Nussbaum chairs the international WWF Network’s Global Climate and Energy Initiative, and sits on the Global Network Executive Team. Prior to this, David was Chief Executive of Transparency International and held senior positions in Traidcraft plc and Oxfam. David is currently a non-executive director of Low Carbon Accelerator and of the fair trade organisation Shared Interest Society, as well as Vice-Chair of the ACCA Social and Environmental Committee.

Dax Lovegrove

Head of Business & Industry Relations

Dax manages WWF-UK’s business engagement strategy while identifying opportunities for converging business and environmental interests. He also works with colleagues across WWF’s network in its international endeavours with business and industry. Dax has been heavily involved in providing guidance for corporate sustainability strategies within a number of key business sectors including energy, finance, food and beverages, ICT, retail, travel, and media. Before joining WWF, Dax worked in the private sector for ten years. Dax holds a Masters in Sustainable Development.

Dominique Heron

Vice President, Partnerships
Veolia Environnement

Dominique Heron is V.P for Partnerships at Veolia Environnement, a French company managing environmental services (water-waste-energy-transportation) with operations in 70 countries. Before joining Veolia in the early 90s, he was V.P. for Human Resources at AP- Hopitaux de Paris and previously, working for the Ministry of Interior. Born in 1948, married with 4 children, Dominique Heron graduated from the Institute of Political Studies (Paris) and the National School of Administration. He is also a lecturer at French Ministries and academic institutions.

Emma Boyd

Jupiter Asset Management

Emma Howard Boyd – Director, Jupiter Asset Management Limited, Head of Sustainable Investment and Governance. Emma joined Jupiter in 1994 and has overall responsibility for the management and development of Jupiter’s SRI business. She is also responsible for building Jupiter’s corporate governance and engagement services for institutional clients and Jupiter’s UK retail funds. Emma is an independent non executive member of the Environment Agency Board. Emma was Chair of UKSIF, the sustainable investment and finance association until March 2006, whenshe retired from the board after eight years’ service.

Emma Stewart

Senior Manager, AEC Sustainability

At Autodesk, Emma spearheads the design software company’s efforts to make sustainable design easy, cost-effective and routine across the building, infrastructure, and plant industries. In 2009, Emma founded Autodesk’s Sustainable Design Living Lab program, which uses Autodesk facilities as a testing ground for new software to rapidly green existing buildings.Prior to this, she founded and directed the Environmental R&D Division at BSR. Emma holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Science and Management from Stanford and a B.A. Honours degree in Human Sciences from Oxford.

Gerry O’ Hagan

Global Technical Director
Diageo Global Supply

Gerry joined Strathleven Bonded Warehouses Ltd as a graduate trainee in 1977, spending the first 15 years of his career in the Scotch whisky industry before relocating to London to work in IDV’s and subsequently Diageo’s head office in global procurement, manufacturing, supply chain and technical roles. Currently Gerry is responsible for leading key aspects of Diageo’s growth, cost, compliance and sustainability agendas. Gerry was an adviser to the Board of Management of Birmingham Business School from 1998-1999 and is currently a Board member of the Strathclyde Institute for Operations Management.

Giles Hutchins

Global Director, Sustainability Solutions

As Global Director of Sustainability Solutions at AtoS, Giles Hutchins balances educational and operational responsibilities. His goal is to bring sustainability into the mainstream of all business behaviour and to develop focused and practicable sustainability initiatives for AtoS and its clients. With over a decade of business and IT transformation experience, Giles is focused on helping organisations evolve to become more sustainable. He is particularly interested in how business models can mimic those found in nature to create resilience under volatile conditions. Giles is the co-founder of BCI – Biomimicry for Creative Innovation, a collaborative ‘think and do’ tank for business transformation based on ecological thinking.

Guy Battle

Partner, Carbon & Sustainability
Deloitte dcarbon8

Guy Battle is an environmental engineer and sustainability consultant with 20 years of experience. He founded Battle McCarthy, an engineering consultancy, and dcarbon8, a specialist carbon management and sustainable business consultancy. In March 2010 Deloitte acquired dcarbon8, and Guy is now a Partner responsible for carbon and sustainability within the practice. Guy’s thought leadership and work in finding closed loop lifecycle solutions has enabled unique client offerings – from low branded products to the future operations of cities.

Henry Bastaman

Deputy Minister, Ministry of Environment
Republic of Indonesia

Henry started his career with the Ministry of Environment since 1985. Currently, he leads the implementation of Sustainable Consumption and Production across development sectors and within the partnership of government – business – civil society, in synergy with development of Green Economy/Low Carbon Economy in Indonesia. For the last three years, he has been actively involved in the Earth Charter Indonesia. He also serves as a guest lecturer for Masters’ degree students and as an examiner and a co-promoter for PhD students in State University of Jakarta, Bogor Institute of Agriculture and University of Padjadjaran, Bandung. He holds Masters and Ph.D degrees in Environmental Studies (MES) from York University, Toronto, Canada.

Ian Walker

Element Energy

Ian is a director in Element Energy’s London office and leads Element’s work in the low carbon buildings sector, particularly on the development of site energy strategies for developer and local authority clients. Formerly Ian worked in the Sustainability and Renewables team of multidisciplinary engineering consultancy Whitbybird, where he gained experience of low carbon building design and engineering of building-integrated renewables installations. Ian has a BA in Natural Sciences and Ph.D in Materials Science from the University of Cambridge.

Janine Benyus

The Biomimicry Institute

Janine Benyus is a natural sciences writer, innovation consultant, and author of six books, including her latest − Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature. In 1998, Janine co-founded an education and innovation practice called Biomimicry Guild, which has helped clients such as General Electric, HOK Architects, Levi’s, NASA, and Seventh Generation create sustainable products, processes, and policies based on nature’s principles. In addition to her biomimicry work, Janine teaches interpretive writing, lectures at the University of Montana, and works towards restoring and protecting wild lands. She has received several awards including Rachel Carson Environmental Ethics Award and the Lud Browman Award for Science Writing.

Jennifer Layke

Director, Institute for Building Efficiency
Johnson Controls

Jennifer Layke is the Director of Johnson Controls’ Institute for Building Efficiency, a global initiative to provide information and analyses of technologies, policies, and practices in high performance buildings and smart energy systems from a practitioner’s perspective. Jennifer leads the Institute’s research agenda and collaborations with global experts. Previously, Jennifer was Deputy Director, Climate and Energy at the World Resources Institute (WRI). Jennifer is an accomplished author on energy and climate action and founded Beyond Grey Pinstripes –a sustainability ranking of business schools conducted in partnership with the Aspen Institute.

Jeremy Oppenheim

Director, Head of Sustainability and Resource Productivity Practice
McKinsey & Company

Jeremy leads McKinsey’s global Sustainability and Resource Productivity Practice (SRP), the Firm’s hub on green growth, resource productivity and the wider sustainability agenda. The SRP practice’s aspiration is to help decision makers accommodate their value-creating agenda, the sustainability imperative and the discontinuities altering resource economics, including technology innovation and regulatory intervention. Jeremy has a MA in Law and Economics from Cambridge University and a Masters in Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government. Prior to joining McKinsey, he worked as a Senior Economist at the World Bank.

Jerry Stokes

Suntech Europe

Jerry Stokes heads the European operation of Suntech. With revenue in excess of US$ 1.5 billion the region accounts for over 50% of Suntech’s global business. Jerry first started work in the PV industry over 20 years ago. He joined Suntech in 2007 through the company’s acquisition of MSK Corporation, and previously worked with AEA Technology Battery Systems and Sanyo Energy UK. He holds an Honours Degree in Metallurgy from Brunel University in England.

Jim Leape

Director General
WWF International

As Director General, Jim is the chief executive of WWF International and leader of the global WWF Network, which is active in more than 100 countries and has an annual income of more than 525 million Euros. He was appointed to this position in December 2005. Jim first joined WWF in the US in 1989, and for ten years led their conservation programmes around the world. Jim graduated from Harvard College and Harvard Law School and began his career as an environmental lawyer.

John Elkington

Founding Partner & Executive Chairman

John Elkington is a world authority on corporate responsibility and sustainable development. BusinessWeek described him as “dean of the corporate responsibility movement” (2004) and in 2009, a CSR International survey placed John as 4th of top 100 global CSR leaders. In 2008, John co-founded Volans, which aims to find, explore, advise on and build innovative scalable solutions to the great global divides that overshadow the future. 
A prolific writer, John is working on his 18th book ‘The Zeronauts’, due in Spring 2012

Julian Walker-Palin

Head, Corporate Sustainability

Julian is a retail specialist having worked in this sector for nearly 15 years. Since 2007 he has been Head of Corporate Sustainability at Asda, the UK arm of Walmart. In this role he heads up the corporate sustainability team responsible for strategy and policy formulation as well as external communications and stakeholder engagement. He is also the UK and European sustainability representative for Walmart and runs global projects (e.g. sustainable palm oil strategy) on behalf of the global organisation.

Justin Adams

Head, Emerging Business & Ventures
BP Alternative Energy

Justin Adams has spent the last 14 years championing innovation in clean energy & carbon markets; building bridges between multinationals, the investment community and entrepreneurs. He is currently Head of Emerging Business & Ventures in BP’s Alternative Energy division, where he develops new low-carbon business opportunities for BP. He leads the Group’s CO2 innovation activities including CCS, and heads BP’s corporate venture activities with over $130m invested in over 20 companies. He serves on the Board of several cleantech and carbon companies in the US and Europe

Karen Hamilton

VP, Sustainability

Karen joined Unilever in consumer marketing in 1988 in their UK Personal Care company. In her current role, VP Sustainability, she has a global remit and has led the development of the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan. Karen represents Unilever on a number of external sustainability boards including The Sustainability Consortium and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBSCD). She is an alumnus of the University of Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership, Climate Change Leaders programme.

Katharina Tomoff

Vice President GoGreen Program
Deutsche Post DHL

Katharina Tomoff is Vice President leading Deutsche Post DHL’s environmental department with its environmental protection program GoGreen since January 2010. The focus of GoGreen is to reduce Deutsche Post DHL’s carbon footprint for every letter mailed, every container shipped and every square meter of warehouse space used by 30% until 2020. Prior to this, Katharina was assignment manager for Inhouse Consulting at Deutsche Post DHL where she worked in international projects in the area of performance improvement, sales, strategy and business development.

Keith Allott

Head, Climate Change

Keith Allott leads a team which works on issues including the international climate change negotiations, implementation of the UK Climate Change Act, UK energy policy, emissions trading, climate change adaptation and aviation. Previously, Keith worked as Deputy Editor at ENDS, the leading publisher of information and analysis on UK and EU environmental policy. He also worked for the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution and contributed to its 2000 report on Energy & Environment – the source of the Government’s original target to reduce the UK’s CO2 emissions by 60% by 2050.

Kersti Strandqvist

Senior Vice President, Sustainability

Kersti Strandqvist, Senior Vice President Corporate Sustainability, leads SCA’s Corporate Sustainability team and is a member of the SCA Executive board. She is responsible for the Group Sustainability strategy and the integration of targets for environmental, social and public affairs into SCA business plans. Kersti has been employed by SCA since 1997, and she has previously been leading the global Feminine Care business and the Baby Care business as well as heading up the R&D Incontinence Care.

Mac Motraghi

Head of Sales and Marketing
Hitachi Rail Europe

Mac is the head of Sales and Marketing for Hitachi Rail Europe Ltd, and is responsible for increasing the visibility and reach of Hitachi’s transportation company in Europe Mac joined Hitachi in 1999, and has been involved with Hitachi Rail since 2008. Prior to joining Hitachi, Mac spent many years in senior sales and marketing roles in blue chip companies such as IBM, Compaq, and Nokia.

Maja Wessels

Executive Vice President, Public Affairs
First Solar

Maja Wessels leads First Solar’s government affairs, sustainable development and community relations activities globally. She joined First Solar in 2008 as VP, Government Affairs for Europe, Middle East and Africa. Previously, she held senior positions at Honeywell and United Technologies International Operations. Ms. Wessels chaired the American Electronics Industry Association Europe and was President of the American Chamber of Commerce to the EU. Maja Wessels holds degrees from Dartmouth College and Johns Hopkins University.

Malcolm T. Jacques

Executive Director
Wasabi Energy Limited

Dr. Jacques is an energy consultant with over 30 years of academic and commercial experience in the Renewable and Clean Energy sectors. He received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Sheffield UK in 1971, and pursued an academic career for 15 years (University of Leeds and MIT). Subsequently, he became involved in the acquisition, development and commercial exploitation of a wide range of energy technologies, and has led both public and private energy technology companies in Australia, UK and North America.

Marco Albani

Senior Practice Expert, Sustainability & Resource Productivity
McKinsey & Company

Marco serves leading public, private and social sector clients on sustainability topics, with focus on climate change mitigation strategies, bioenergy, forest carbon and land-use. Previously, Marco worked at Harvard University in the field of ecology, specializing in carbon sequestration in forest ecosystems. Marco authored several scientific journal articles and book chapters in the fields of forest ecology, global change biology, and resource economics. He holds a Ph.D. in Forest Sciences from the University of British Columbia.

Mark Kenber

The Climate Group

An expert on international climate policy, Mark advised former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair in the joint policy initiative Breaking the Climate Deadlock (2008-2009) and co-founded the successful Verified Carbon Standard (VCS). Previously, Mark worked in WWF’s International Climate Change Programme where he led the creation of the CDM Gold Standard, a tool for channeling carbon market investments into sustainable clean energy projects . He has also served as Director of Planning at Fundacion Natura, Ecuador’s largest environmental organization, and climate change advisor to the Ecuadorian government.

Melanie Moore

Vice President Environment
Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics

Melanie Moore is responsible as the driver and custodian of WWL’s Environmental Forerunner strategy working in close cooperation with internal and external stakeholders. She has 17 years experience in the shipping and logistics industry in various operational, commercial, human resources and management positions in Australia, USA, and Norway. Melanie holds a BA in International Business Relations from Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia.

Michael Molitor

Principal Advisor, Roundtable on Sustainable Development

In addition to his work on climate finance at the OECD, Michael is the founder of CarbonShift Pty Ltd, an Australian company with a focus on helping clients develop, implement and communicate robust strategies to respond to the challenge of a climate system modified by human activity. Previously, Michael served as Senior Advisor on Climate Change at McKinsey & Company and was the global leader of Climate Change Services at PricewaterhouseCoopers (2000-2003). Michael was a leading Earth Systems academic for 10 years. He earned his PhD from Cambridge University, England.

Michael T. Eckhart

Managing Director and Global Head of Environmental Finance & Sustainability

Michael Eckhart supports Citi’s goal to be the leading financial services firm in renewable energy, energy efficiency, clean water and related areas. From 2001 to 2011, he was the founding President of the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE). Previously, he developed financing for solar energy under the SolarBank Initiative in South Africa and India; was Chairman & CEO of United Power Systems and Vice President and Partner of Areté Ventures. Mike also worked in GE’s power systems sector and was a Principal with Booz, Allen & Hamilton.

Mohammad Rafiq

Senior Vice President, Programs
Rainforest Alliance

Mohammad Rafiq, Senior Vice President of Programs at the Rainforest Alliance, develops, coordinates and oversees the organization’s global work in agriculture, forestry and tourism, climate change and evaluation and research. With a specialization in social forestry with expertise in forest management planning and implementation, he began his career as a professional forester in Pakistan. Prior to the Rainforest Alliance Rafiq was employed as the Head of the Business and Biodiversity Program of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

Neil McIndoe

Head of Environmental Finance

At Trucost, an environmental data company, Neil has led major projects to develop and market investment products that take the environment into account working with Legal and General Investment Management, UBS, Standard and Poor’s, Deutsche Bank, GLG Partners, Virgin Money, and Euronext among others. Neil has advised corporate clients on environmental reporting requirements and written numerous reports including one for the UK Environment Agency which analyzed the first 100 FTSE All-Share companies to report under the EU Accounts Modernisation Directive. Neil holds an honours degree in Economics and Economic History.

NJ Mxakato-Diseko

Ambassador at Large: COP 17/CMP 7, Department of International Relations & Cooperation
South Africa

Ambassador Nozipho Joyce Mxakato-Diseko is currently the Deputy Director General, Americas and Caribbean in the South African government’s Department of International Relations and Cooperation. Prior to this, she was appointed by the President as National Commissioner to the Public Service Commission (2004 – 2010) and served as Chief Commissioner of the International Trade Administration Commission (2000 – 2003). Amb. Mxakato-Diseko has had an extensive career in the diplomatic services, including a period of service as South Africa’s Permanent Representative to the UN in Vienna. She graduated from Somerville College, Oxford University.

Olav Kjørven

Assistant Secretary-General and Director, Bureau for Policy Development

Before joining the United Nations, Kjørven worked for the Government of Norway, where he served as State Secretary for International Development since 2001. In this capacity, he was responsible for policy making and the overall management of Norwegian international development activities. Between 1997 and 2000, he was political adviser to the Minister on International Development and Human Rights. Kjørven served as Director of International Development at the Centre for Economic Analysis from 2000 to 2001. He also worked for the World Bank as Environmental Specialist from 1992 to 1997.

Paul Dickinson

Executive Chairman
Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP)

Paul Dickinson heads the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), an independent non-profit organization providing primary corporate climate change information. CDP serves as a system through which organizations and businesses disclose their greenhouse gas emissions and climate change strategies. CDP subsequently uses this data in order to help shape financial and policy decisions with the mission of motivating investors, corporations, and governments to prevent dangerous climate change. CDP unifies corporate CEOs, investors, and political leaders to take action against climate change.

Paul Laird

Interim Director of Corporate Partnerships, Europe

Paul Laird is responsible for business development and corporate partnerships, and works with Earthwatch’s corporate partners in the agriculture and forestry sectors. Paul coordinates programmes with British American Tobacco and Syngenta in particular, to raise awareness of the impacts of agriculture and forestry on biodiversity and develop capacity and skills to address those impacts. Paul is a forester with an MSc in Environmental Management. He has over 20 years’ experience of managing forestry, agriculture and rural development projects in Africa.

Paul Lin

Senior Manager , Overseas Marketing
BYD Auto

Paul Lin joined the BYD AUTO overseas business after being the Senior Manager for US market. In 2008, Paul became the Senior Manager of Overseas Marketing Dept in BYD AUTO. He is responsible for global strategy, PR, brand building, product planning and channel management. Recently, he has also been responsible for the EU auto sales. Paul has an MBA from Beijing University, Guanghua Management School.

Peter Bragg

General Manager, Energy & Environment
Eurostar International

Peter Bragg joined Eurostar in April 2010 and heads up their Environment and Energy team. He is responsible for the Company’s innovative ‘Tread Lightly’ Programme which has delivered significant improvements in carbon reduction, recycling and responsible sourcing across the business, including achieving a 25% reduction in carbon emissions for passenger journeys. Eurostar has recently committed to a 25% reduction in its wider business carbon emissions by 2015. Before joining Eurostar, Peter worked for Network Rail, where he was responsible for environment and sustainability on the £3.5bn Thameslink Programme.

Peter Malik

Director, Centre for Market Innovation
Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

Peter Malik came to NRDC after a career in investment banking, specifically with Credit Suisse and JPMorgan where he focused on emerging markets debt instruments. He received his BA from University of Wisconsin-Madison, and MA from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University. As a Director of CMI he oversees the group’s initiatives spanning energy efficiency, renewables and ecosystem services. The approach is designed with a business mindset, ensuring that the outcomes of CMI’s initiatives are not only environmentally but also commercially sustainable

Peter White

Director, Global Sustainability

A key architect of P&G’s long-term Sustainability Vision and 2020 Goals, Peter White leads P&G’s Global Sustainability Department, the corporate group which supports P&G’s Global Business Units, manages Sustainability issues and reports progress against P&G’s Sustainability Goals. Peter holds several external appointments, including Vice-chairmanship of the WEF’s Global Agenda Council on Consumer Industries. A biologist by training, Peter has worked at P&G for 20 years in the areas of Environmental Management, Lifecycle Assessment and Integrated Solid Waste Management.

Peter Young

Aldersgate Group

Peter seeks to promote the economic benefits of a well regulated and high quality environmental services sector and drive consensus amongst the broad membership. He regularly provides advice at ministerial level and sits on the Green Economy Council, formed to advise government how best to work with industry on green growth policies. Peter is also Strategy Director at SKM Enviros and has 30 years’ experience in multi-disciplinary environmental management consulting.

Philip Wolfe


Philip Wolfe is a recognised pioneer of the renewables sector since founding BP Solar in the 1970s. In six high-profile years as Director General of the Renewable Energy Association (REA) he became the voice of renewable energy in the UK. Philip led the campaign for the Tariffs and authored the first design blueprint presented to Ministers. He is a member of the Energy Saving Trust’s Microgeneration Advisory Board and the REAL Code Panel, and a non-executive director of the REA and the Aldersgate Group.

Puvan Selvanathan

Vice President
Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil

Puvan J Selvanathan is Chief Sustainability Officer of the Sime Darby Group, a 100-year old Malaysian multinational with businesses in Plantations, Property, Energy & Utilities, Motors and Healthcare. The Group has 100,000 people working across 20 countries and is the world’s largest producer of RSPO Certified Sustainable Palm Oil. Puvan is also President of the Business Council for Sustainability & Responsibility Malaysia, Vice-President of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil and a Director of the national Malaysian Green Technology Corporation.

Ramon Arratia

Sustainability Director, EMEAI

Ramon Arratia provides direction and leadership for InterfaceFLOR in the area of sustainability across the EMEAI region. Ramon continues to develop the Mission Zero strategy and leads InterfaceFLOR’s ‘Let’s be clear’ campaign, an anti-greenwash drive. Ramon is also leading InterfaceFLOR’s ‘war on waste’ campaign, to change European Waste Legislation within the flooring and construction industry. Previously, Ramon was Senior Group Corporate Responsibility Manager at Vodafone Group. He holds an MBA (Warwick Business School, 2008) an MSC (Quality Management) and a degree in chemistry.

Reiner Hengstmann

Global Director SAFE Supply Chain

Dr. Reiner Hengstmann was born in Germany in 1962. He graduated from the University of Paderborn with a PhD degree in Chemical Science. Dr. Hengstmann oversees the environmental and social issues for the sportlifestyle company’s suppliers worldwide. He is responsible for implementing the PUMA.Safe program which aims at reducing PUMA’s carbon footprint, facilitating the development of sustainable products and raising work and production standards globally. Additionally, he is in charge of the development, communication and implementation of environmental related duties in the company and along PUMA’s worldwide supply chain.

Richard Evans

PepsiCo UK, Ireland & South Africa

In his current role since September 2009, Richard has responsibility for over £2Bn in retail sales of iconic brands like Walkers, Quaker, Tropicana and, in South Africa, Simba. PepsiCo UK employs over 5500 people across 13 sites. 1500 people work for PepsiCo South Africa in Johannesburg and Cape Town. His PepsiCo career began in 1990, holding roles of increasing seniority across Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Richard sits on the Executive Committee of the Food & Drink Federation and is a member of the CBI Climate Change Board.

Richard Goode

Global Head of Sustainability

In this role Rich leads the company’s efforts in setting CO2 reduction targets, and creating and implementing sustainability programs across Alcatel-Lucent. Rich also integrates sustainability issues into the planning, business and decision-making functions of the company, challenging established ways of doing things to build lasting business value. Rich has lectured on climate change and sustainability issues at Harvard University, MIT Sloan School of Management, Tufts University and Boston University. Rich is an adjunct professor at both Tufts and Harvard Universities. He resides in Cambridge, Massachusetts with his wife and three daughters.

Richard Mattison

Chief Executive Officer

Richard Mattison is chief executive of Trucost. He oversees the development of Trucost’s research methodology, with the support of an International Advisory Panel of leading academics in the fields of economics and the environment. He is a member of the UK Government’s Sustainable Development panel and is a regular public speaker on environmental issues. Richard has a PhD in Neuroscience and a BSc (Hons) in Physiology from Edinburgh University.

Richard Spencer

Head of Sustainability

Richard joined ICAEW in 2005 establishing the sustainability practice there and leading on ICAEW’s thought leadership and engagement programme in sustainability. Previously, Richard worked as a strategy consultant at Accenture. He has also held a number of roles at N M Rothschild & Sons Ltd, Rothschild Australia and the Bank of England. Richard holds degrees from the universities of Leeds and London. He is a member of the FTSE4Good Policy Committee.

Robin Haycock

Head of Transport
The Climate Group

Robin Haycock is Head of Transport at The Climate Group working on issues relating to the decarbonisation of road transport and is a consultant to the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) supporting the development of Codes of Practice and Standards on emerging transport issues. Previously he spent two and half years working with the UK government in various automotive and transport roles including support to the NAIGTRobin Haycock, Head of Transport, The Climate Group initiative and finally specialising in the electrification of transport at OLEV. Robin has also worked on transport planning for Eco city developments and started his career within the auto industry.

Rosalio Rodriguez

SVP, Operations
Grupo Bimbo

As Senior Vice President of Grupo Bimbo, Rosalio Rodriguez is a member of the Board of Directors of the company, responsible for the Operations and Technical Services. Formerly, Rosalio had served as the Group’s Corporate Vice President during which time he launched Bimbo’s business in Asia. Rosalio has also led various seminars at different universities, including Harvard Business School (MBA Program). Rosalio has a B.Sc. in Biochemical Engineering from the Instituto Politécnico Nacional in Mexico and holds advanced degrees in Business Administration from Harvard, IMD and IPADE.

Samantha Smith

Leader, Global Climate and Energy Initiative
WWF International

Prior to her current position at WWF, Ms. Smith held various senior roles in the New Energy division of Statoil, the Norwegian energy company, where she developed wind power and CO2 projects. Before this, Ms. Smith was director of WWF’s International Arctic Programme, where she worked for ten years. Ms. Smith represented WWF in high-level political processes and the media, and focused on climate, energy and governance issues. She started her professional career as a corporate litigation attorney and has degrees in history and law from the University of California, Berkeley.

Seiji Kawazoe

Associate General Manager
Sumitomo Trust & Banking Co.

Seiji Kawazoe joined Sumitomo Trust & Banking Co. in 1987, and has worked in the asset management and investment section at the bank since 1995, gaining experience as a Fund Manager for global equities for institutional accounts. Kawazoe has been based in New York, London and Luxembourg, where he gained deeper insights in the field of equity investments, corporate disclosure issues and regulatory frameworks. He has recently taken on global business development, including environment, social, and governance services at Sumitomo Trust’s Tokyo office.

Shane Slater

Element Energy

Shane is a director of Element Energy, one of the UK’s leading energy and climate consultancies. Element Energy helps its clients create policies, strategies and products to decarbonise transport, energy generation, and the built environment. Shane leads the company’s work on low carbon transport. The transport team in Element develops roadmaps for the cost and performance of electrified drive trains in the passenger car sector, develops objective trajectories of key technologies such as batterie and uses a quantification of consumer attitudes to develop consumer-driven uptake trajectories of low carbon vehicles.

Simon Mills

Head of Sustainable Development
City of London Corporation

Climate change mitigation and adaptation have been constant themes in Simon’s work- from early involvement in the UK’s carbon markets, to the adoption of the world’s first dedicated climate change adaptation strategy. Simon began his current position in 2000 and has been instrumental in gaining the City an exemplary reputation in sustainable development. He was asked to develop part of the UK’s submission to the Johannesburg Earth summit in 2002, and was invited to attend the summit negotiations. 
Simon has a BSc (Hons) in Environmental Sciences, an MSc in Environmental Impact Assessment and a Master of Public Administration.

Sir Stephen Gomersall

Group Chairman for Europe

Sir Stephen, Group Chairman for Europe, is the senior representative for the Hitachi Group’s businesses in EMEA, responsible for Group Strategy and Business Development. Before joining Hitachi in 2004, Stephen enjoyed an extensive career with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, serving in several capacities including British Ambassador in Japan and Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN. He received his knighthood for services to the government in 2000. Following early retirement, Sir Stephen became Hitachi’s Chief Executive for Europe before his current appointment in April 2011.

Steffen Säcker

Business Manager

Steffen Säcker began his career as Business Development Manager at SAFECHEM Europe GmbH, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company, in 2003. Before taking over his current position as Business Manager, he had been working in the company as Marketing Manager. Steffen played a leading role in the development of studies on “Chemical Product Services”, “Chemical Leasing” and “Chemical Management Services”. He studied Business Economics at the University of Passau/Germany and at the Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration in Mikkeli/Finland.

Stephen Ouaknine

Chairman and CEO, Managing Partner

Stephan Ouaknine is both Managing Partner of Inerjys Ventures and President and CEO of Inerjys Corp. Ouaknine has delivered over $1 billion in total shareholder value with three successful exits in his 15-year career in the telecommunications sector. He founded Blueslice Networks in 2001 and led it to its acquisition in 2010 by Tekelec. Ouaknine’s other successes include Emblaze, and Airslide Systems. Ouaknine decided to apply the lessons learned from the telecommunications sector to clean energy. He believes the future of renewable energy lies in the effective combination of innovation, cost efficiencies, and branded multi-country utilities that benefit from an opening market.

Steve Evans

EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Industrial Sustainability

Steve Evans 
spent 12 years in industry, becoming Professor of Life Cycle Engineering at Cranfield University in 1998 and has recently joined University of Cambridge. His research seeks a deep understanding of how industry brings sustainability concerns into its practices, with a duel emphasis on urgent & practical change now and system level change for a sustainable future. His work includes sustainable factories, food, and cars. Steve has acted as Specialist Adviser to the House of Lords on Waste Reduction and is a Partner in two cleantech start-ups.

Stewart Stevenson

Minister for Environment and Climate Change
Scottish Government

Stewart Stevenson is MSP for Banffshire and the Buchan Coast. Born in 1946 and brought up in Cupar, Fife, Mr Stevenson studied Mathematics at the University of Aberdeen, graduating in 1969.Three decades later he retired from Bank of Scotland as a Technology Director and was first elected to the Scottish Parliament in 2001 having joined the SNP in 1961.He was Transport Minister for most of the 2007-2011 administration and was appointed to his current post after being re-elected at the 5th May 2011 election.

Susan Claris

Associate Director

Susan has worked for Arup for about twenty years and recent activities have included research on urbanisation for Arup’s Drivers of Change programme, research on urban mobility for the World Economic Forum, and current work with the UK Government on low emission vehicles. She has also been working with the C40 Cities on a programme of UrbanLife workshops to address climate change and resilience. Her background is in planning and anthropology.

Tatjana von Bormann

Market Transformation Manager, Sustainable Business Programme
WWF South Africa

Tatjana’s work at WWF focuses on the food and beverages sector and transforming commodity markets by linking corporate practices to the ecological systems in which they function and on which they depend. Tatjana left a successful career in media and marketing to follow her commitment to supporting the private sector shift towards sustainable practices. Before joining WWF four years ago she consulted to local and international clients in ecotourism, retail and the conservation sector.

Thomas Tang

Director, Corporate Sustainability

Thomas Tang is Director for Corporate Sustainability, AECOM Asia, a global provider of professional planning, design and engineering services. He is responsible for AECOM’s sustainability and CSR initiatives in the region as well as reducing the company’s internal carbon footprint. He also has policy research experience concerning the built environment, waste management, energy and climate change with particular interests in green technologies and designing low carbon cities of the future.

Tom Berry

Head of Sustainability, Europe
Kimberly Clark

Tom has been working with companies on corporate strategy and sustainability for the past 12 years. He now leads sustainability in Europe as part of the Kimberly Clark Global Sustainability team. Before Kimberly Clark, Tom was Sustainability Manager at Innocent. Prior to joining the corporate world, he worked at Forum for the Future (in the UK) and The Institute for Sustainable Futures (in Australia) – both sustainable development charities providing strategic advice on sustainable development to business. Tom had also spent 3 years as a business strategy consultant at Gemini Consulting in London.

Tony Boatman

Founder and CEO

Tony created The Indela with a singular purpose: Quantify the Triple Bottom Line. Indela has developed a cloud based decision support service which merges traditional financial modelling with environmental and social cost-benefit analysis. Previously Tony led Microsoft’s Xbox Marketing team in Asia and before this was Nokia’s Head of Product Marketing, also for the Asian region. Tony has been trained personally by Al Gore to deliver Gore’s presentation materials on climate change. He holds a B-Ed and MBA.

Tracy Currer


With twenty years of experience in designing interactions between people and products, Tracy believes the power of design can find the common ground between the way the mass public want to live and the changes we all must make to create a more sustainable future. Her latest venture, Ecomodo, an award winning social enterprise, helps people consume less, whilst enjoying rich, fulfilling and social lives. Enabling people to share everyday goods, skills and spaces, Ecomodo is recognised as a pioneer in the emerging global market of collaborative consumption.

Trewin Restorick

Chief Executive Officer
Global Action Plan

Trewin Restorick founded the independent environmental charity Global Action Plan (www.globalactionplan.org.uk) in 1993. The charity runs programmes to reduce carbon emissions, energy consumption and waste with businesses, schools, community organisations and households. Global Action Plan has won a range of awards including the Ashden Award for sustainable energy for its employee behaviour change programmes. Trewin has been trained as one of Al Gore’s UK Climate Change Ambassadors and is a regular contributor to the Guardi an’s Sustainable Business network.

Vivek Tulpule

Head of Economics & Chief Economist
Rio Tinto

Vivek is responsible for assessing the economic environment and markets in which Rio Tinto operates. This includes the global macro economy, commodity demand, supply and prices and the implications of global shifts such as climate change. Vivek began his career as an economist in the Australian Public Service and has degrees in economics from the Australian National University and an MBA from the Melbourne Business School.

Wilson Newton de Mello Neto

Vice President of Corporate Affairs
BRF Brasil Foods S.A.

Mr. Mello is responsible for Law, Public Relations (Government, Media and Institutional) and Sustainability at Brasil Foods S.A. He graduated in Law from the Catholic University of São Paulo and has a Master degree from the same institution. He is professor of Fundação Getúlio Vargas Law since 2006. His career in law involved major M&A processes and integration of companies. Mr. Mello was responsible for structuring the Corporate Affairs area of Wal-Mart Brasil and his last position was as New Business Director of Tishman Speye, Brazil.


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