6 TH B4E Global Summit 2012


COLLABORATE, INNOVATE, ACT - Delivering the Green Economy


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.

Alexander Doering

Secretary General

Alexander Doering has been Secretary General of FEFAC (European Feed Manufacturer’s Federation) since 1994. From 1992 – 1994, he was European Affairs Manager, Groupement of European flour millers, GAM and Northern European Rice Miller Association. Before that, he was an external analyst at the European Commission, DG Agriculture. Alexander graduated in agricultural economics from the University of Bonn in 1991.

Alexander Holst

Lead, Sustainability Services Practice in Austria, Switzerland, and Germany

Mr. Alexander Holst is leading the Accenture Sustainability Services Practice in Austria, Switzerland, and Germany. He has been in Consulting for about 13 years. In addition to Accenture Mr. Holst worked in London for Merrill Lynch in M&A as well as for Black & Decker in the European Marketing Department. Mr. Holst holds an MBA from IESE in Barcelona and has originally studied European Business in Osnabrück and London. Moreover, he is an Alumni of the Cambridge University Business & Environment Program.

Aline Kraemer

Managing Director

Aline is a co-founder and managing director of Endeva – an independent institute that aims to build, share and apply enterprise solutions for development. Aline is an expert on inclusive business and has developed and directed several research and consulting projects on the topic. She co-authored various studies on inclusive business. As a researcher, Aline led projects on the development of inclusive and sustainable innovations in the housing and energy sector in Brazil for the Research Centre for Design and Sustainability, for which she gained the Emerald/CAPES Management Research Fund Award.

Anastasia O’Rouke

Big Room Inc

Dr. Anastasia O’Rourke is a co-founder of Big Room Inc – the creators of Ecolabel Index, and a proposal for a new top level domain (www.doteco.org). Big Room also provides advisory services to clients such as the GSA, UNEP and FedEx. She is co-chair of the Green Products Roundtable, a multi-stakeholder group of corporations, nonprofits, certifiers and government working together to help bring clarity to the green marketplace. She has a PhD from Yale University, and MSc from Lund University, Sweden both in Environmental Management.

Andreas Bluethner

Global Coordinator, Food Fortification

Andreas Blüthner, born 1971 in Frankfurt (GER), is BASF’s Global Coordinator for Food-Fortifiction/SAFO and permanent lecturer for International Economic Law at University of Mannheim. He holds a degree in business administration a PhD in International Economic Law. Andreas’ public sector work experience includes the German Foreign Office (Berlin), the United Nations Organizations (UN HABITAT, UN Volunteers) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (GAIN). For the last 4 years, the Andreas’ efforts focussed on the development and operational implementation of the development partnerships in nutrition with BASF’s Food-Fortification Team.

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. and ATG Energy. 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.

Anne-Catherine Husson-Traore


Anne-Catherine Husson-Traore is Chief Executive of Novethic, the leading research center in France on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Socially Responsible Investment (SRI). As a founding member of Novethic, Anne-Catherine Husson-Traore led in 2001 the development of novethic.fr. In addition to defining the editorial slant of novethic.fr, Anne-Catherine is the Founding editor and publisher of L’Essentiel de L’ISR, a quarterly publication for the French-speaking financial community that provides up to date information on international SRI practices, extra-financial analysis and shareholder activism. She was promoted Chief Executive of Novethic in 2006.

Bas de Leeuw

Managing Director
World Resources Forum

Before joining the WRF as Managing Director in 2011, Bas was Executive Director of the Donella Meadows Institute. Bas has been a diplomat for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), in Paris, France, from 1998 to 2009, where he set up and managed a number of global initiatives, such as the Sustainable Consumption Program, the Marrakech Process on Sustainable Consumption and Production, the International Life Cycle Panel, and the International Resource Panel. He also set up the UNEP/Wuppertal Institute Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production and represented UNEP in its Board.

Bernhard Stormyr

Corporate Communication Manager
Yara International

Bernhard Stormyr is the Corporate Communication Manager in Yara International ASA. His responsibilities comprise both financial and sustainability communication, with a particular focus on the partnerships and agricultural initiatives being developed by Yara. His former experience includes both reporting and lobbying in central federations, media and environmental organizations.

Beth Galetti

Vice President, Planning & Engineering
FedEx Express EMEA

Beth Galetti is responsible for overseeing the operating system and performance structure for FedEx Express in EMEA. In this role, Beth leads all environmental efforts and is responsible for the development and implementation of environmental sustainability programs for FedEx EMEA. Under her leadership, FedEx sustainability program – EarthSmart – was launched in the EMEA region in 2011. Beth is also committed to overseeing the evolution of FedEx environmental strategy in EMEA by introducing responsible environmental practices and setting goals that challenge FedEx to increase efficiencies and reduce waste.

Bruno Berthon

Global Managing Director
Accenture Sustainability Services

Bruno Berthon’s expertise lies in helping multinational clients evaluate and transform business opportunities and challenges related to climate change, environmental and social sustainability across industrial sectors and in public service and to support them on their journey from ‘Issues to Solutions’. He leads a practice of more than 1500 consultants across the globe supported by a central expert core team and has authored numerous articles and blogs about the Sustainability Imperative. Bruno Berthon is based in Paris, he graduated from Ecole Centrale Paris and holds an MBA from INSEAD and a Master in Macroeconomics from La Sorbonne

Carlo Scaramella

Director, Climate Change
World Food Program

Carlo Scaramella has led the activities of the World Food Programme in the areas of climate change, environment and disaster risk reduction since mid 2009. Before this, Mr Scaramella has been Chief of WFP’s Emergency Preparedness and Response Branch, with former extensive field experience with WFP and other UN agencies and institutions in many countries, including El Salvador, Angola, Sudan and Somalia. He is an Italian national and holds a Doctorate in Political Science.

Charles Emmerson

Independent Adviser & Senior Research Fellow
Chatham House

Charles Emmerson is an independent adviser and writer based in London, and a Senior Research Fellow at Chatham House, where he works on the global political economy of natural resources. He is the author of The Future History of the Arctic, exploring the emerging geopolitics and geo-economics of the Arctic region under conditions of climate change. He was previously an Associate Director at the World Economic Forum where he headed their global risks’ work, and has contributed to their sustainability work over several years.

Chris Knight

Head Sustainability and Climate Change

Chris Knight leads the PwC UK Sustainability and Climate Change team’s work on forestry (including REDD), ecosystems and biodiversity. Chris also leads the PwC global ecosystems and biodiversity network, and has in-country project experience in over 20 countries. He is a trained environmental scientist and represents PwC on several international REDD and conservation finance working groups. With 13 years experience across a range of industry sectors, with a particular specialism in biodiversity, finance and sustainable forestry, Chris coordinates PwC’s work on valuing and accounting for biodiversity and ecosystems, including PwC’s contribution to the TEEB Report for Business.

Christian Hageluken

Director, EU Government Affairs

Dr. Christian Hagelüken is Director of EU Government Affairs at Umicore. Between 2003 and 2011 he headed Business Development & Market Research in Umicore’s Precious Metals Refining business unit. Before that, he held various management positions in the precious metals department of Degussa AG. Christian has over 20 years experience in sustainable metals management and has made numerous contributions to professional books, journals and conferences. Christian holds university degrees in mining engineering and industrial engineering from RWTH Aachen, Germany, where he also received his PhD (1991).

Christian Kornevall

Director, Building Efficiency

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).

Christos Sirros

Delegate General of Quebec

Mr. Christos Sirros was named Delegate General of Quebec in Brussels on October 6, 2004. Having acquired a broad experience in Parliament for over 23 years as Member of the National Assembly, and having served as Minister for Natural Resources, Minister responsible for Native Affairs, Minister responsible for Health and Social Services and as first vice-president of the National Assembly of Quebec, Mr. Sirros also developed many relations of cooperation in Europe. A graduate in education sciences and in trade, Mr. Sirros also worked in the social services sector.

Claude Fussler

Special Advisor on Sustainability & Innovation

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.

Cornelia Daheim

Managing Director
CDP Europe

Cornelia Daheim is Z_punkt’s Managing Partner. Ms Daheim supervises projects for key customers from several industries and within the framework of European research networks. Ms Daheim is founder and head of the Millennium Project’s German Node. Ms Daheim majored in literature studies, English, and Psychology.

Damian Miller

Orb Energy

Damian Miller is a leading expert on solar energy in emerging markets. In 1998, after completing his PhD at University of Cambridge, he joined Shell, as Shell Solar’s Director of Rural Operations and established solar subsidiaries in India, Sri Lanka, the Philippines and Indonesia. In 2006 he set up Orb Energy in India. Orb Energy has been operational for 5 years now, with 500 personnel, more than 100 branches, and has installed more than 35,000 solar systems. It is the largest direct solar sales and service company in India.

David King

Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment

Professor Sir David King, FRS, became the Smith School’s first Director in January 2008. Sir David was the UK Government’s Chief Scientific Adviser and Head of the Government Office of Science from October 2000 to 31 December 2007. He has published more than 500 papers on chemical physics and on science and policy. He was knighted in 2003 for his work in science, and received the award of “Officier dans l’ordre national de la Légion d’Honneur” from the French President in 2009 for his work on climate change.

Dax Lovegrove

Head of Business Engagement
World Wildlife Fund – UK

As Head of Business and Industry for 8 years, Dax manages WWF-UK’s business engagement strategy while identifying opportunities for converging business and environmental interests. He has provided guidance and support for corporate sustainability strategies within a number of key business sectors including energy, finance, food, ICT, retail, travel, and media while promoting transformative business practice (see www.wwf.org.uk/talkingtransformations). His team also facilitates the crowd-sourcing of international case studies of green business innovations at www.wwf.org.uk/innovation. Previously, Dax worked in the private sector for ten years in Information Communication Technologies, travel and personal finance industries.

Dominique Heron

Vice President, Partnerships
Veolia Environnement

Dominique Heron is VP 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.

Duncan Pollard

Sustainability Advisor

Duncan Pollard’s career has seen him move from the corporate sector, to the non-profit sector and back again. With a degree in forestry he worked for a variety of forest companies and spent 9 years with Shell in various locations. He spent almost 10 years with WWF International. In 2010 he joined Nestlé as Sustainability Advisor, providing advice and support on a range of sustainability issues across the organisation. He is also assisting in the development of Nestlé’s approach to water stewardship, natural capital and rural development.

Elizabeth Thompson

Executive Coordinator
Rio +20

Ms. H. Elizabeth Thompson, a former Minister for Energy and Environment of Barbados, is Executive Coordinator for the UNCSD Rio + 20 Conference. Ms Thompson also served as Minister for Physical Development and Minister for Health. She was appointed to the Barbados Senate and was a practising attorney as well as a journalist. Additionally, she was a lecturer in ecology, economy, energy and politics. Ms. Thompson graduated from the University of the West Indies and has advanced degrees from the University of Liverpool and Robert Gordon University, Scotland…

Erastus Mwencha

Deputy Chairperson
African Union Commission

Mr. Mwencha was appointed the Deputy Chairperson of the African Union in January 2008. Prior to this position, he served as the Secretary General of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) for almost ten years. Mr. Mwencha has been closely associated with the development of COMESA and its predecessor the Preferential Trade Area (PTA) for Eastern and Southern Africa right from its inception..

Filippo Veglio

Deputy Director, Development Focus Area

Based in Geneva, Switzerland, Filippo manages the WBCSD’s program promoting the role of business in driving greater social inclusion and sustainable development in emerging markets.
work program themes include base of the pyramid /
inclusive business models; access to clean, reliable and affordable energy sources; and impact assessment. Filippo is a Swiss national and is fluent in six languages. He holds a Master’s Degree from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva. He has been a professional tennis player and a member of the Swiss Davis Cup team.

Fritz Lietsch

Executive Director
Forum CSR

Fritz Lietsch studied business management and market and advertising psychology at the Ludwig Maximilians University. In 1984, he founded the ALTOP publishing and sales company for eco-friendly products in Munich, of which he is now the CEO. In 1997 the internet portal www.eco-world.de followed. In 1999 he was initiator, chief and host of the radioshow „Grünstreifen“ (greenbelt) on Radio LORA. In 2007, Lietsch founded the sustainability portal www.forum-csr.net and magazine “forum Nachhaltig Wirtschaften” ( forum CSR). In 2010 he was awarded with the prestigious environmental prize of the German Environmental Management Association (BAUM).

Geoff Lane

Partner, Sustainability & Climate Change

Geoff Lane is a Partner for PwC in the UK, working on Sustainability & Climate Change issues. Geoff has a degree in Biology and a Masters degree in Environmental Technology. Geoff was formerly Head of Environmental Policy at the Confederation of British Industry, where he had responsibility for formulating and promoting CBI Policy on environmental issues in the UK and internationally.
Geoff is PwC’s Liaison Delegate at the WBCSD, a member of the Advisory Group of The Prince’s Accounting for Sustainability Initiative and a Faculty member with the CPSL.

George Rittenhouse

Chief Operating Officer
Alcatel-Lucent Software, Services

Gee Rittenhouse is the Chief Operating Officer of Alcatel-Lucent’s Software, Services, and Solutions Group (S3G). Before his current role in the S3G organization, Gee was Vice President of Bell Labs Research, overseeing all Alcatel-Lucent research in physics, computer science, mathematics, optics, access, networking, and applications. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in physics from UCLA in 1986 and a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT. He is currently the Chairman of the Board of Green Touch, a non-profit pre-competitive research consortium focused on dramatic reductions in network energy requirements.

Gerard Bos

Head Business and Biodiversity Programme

Gerard has a degree in European Business Administration from the European Business School (Paris, London, Frankfurt) specialized in International Bank Finance. He started as a banker and worked for 5 years for Barclays Bank in London and Madrid. For 17 years he worked for Holcim in Europe, USA and Africa, mainly in Procurement and Logistics. In 2007, he joined the Sustainable Development team at Holcim headquarters.
In May 2012, Gerard was appointed head of the global Business and Biodiversity Programme at IUCN and is responsible for the business engagement strategy of IUCN.

Gerhard Praetorius

Head of Coordination CSR and Sustainability
Volkswagen Group

Since 2006 Gerhard Prätorius is in charge of CSR and Sustainability at the Volkswagen Group. His team is, among other things, responsible for Volkswagen’s profile with regard to sustainability rankings and ratings and the internal coordination. Prätorius joined Volkswagen in 1992 as manager for environment. He worked for the Volkswagen Group as a managing director for regional development agencies, which dealt with technology transfer, especially in the fields of new transportation systems and environmental technologies. Gerhard Prätorius graduated in Economics, Political Science, and German Literature.

Giane Zimmer

General Manager, Sustainability

Giane Zimmer graduated from Business Administration and Economy at Rio de Janeiro Federal University, and has a postgraduate degree in Management. She has been at Vale since 1998 and started as an export manager in the aluminium department. She was the General Manager for business development and M&A at Vale until 2009. She is now the General Manager for Sustainability and Biodiversity area at the sustainability development and environmental area at Vale. .

Giles Dickson

Vice President for Environmental Policies & Global Advocacy

Giles Dickson heads Alstom’s 17-strong global team that promotes the Company’s thinking on energy, environment, climate and transport policies and engages governments and others on how to support the transition to the low-carbon economy. He joined Alstom in 2008 as Director Government Relations Europe for Alstom Power. He was previously a UK Government official for 16 years, working mainly on EU affairs, finally serving as Environment Counsellor at the UK Permanent Representation to the EU. He is a member of the Board of the European Power Plants Suppliers Association

Gregory Koch

Managing Director, Global Water Stewardship
The Coca Cola Company

Gregory Koch joined The Coca-Cola Company in 1996. He has over 20 years of experience in the environmental and engineering fields. Currently Greg directs the global water stewardship initiative of the Company. This work addresses the assessment and mitigation of water risks facing the global, Coca-Cola business. In 2007 he formed a partnership with WWF, the world’s largest multinational conservation organization, and he manages the multi-year, $30 million project. He was instrumental in establishing the Company’s commitment to the CEO Water Mandate.

Hannes Schwaderer

Managing Director

After completing a degree in management, Hannes Schwaderer joined Intel’s Munich office in 1994 as Retail Marketing Manager. Over the next few years he took on various positions in marketing within Intel before being appointed Country Manager Germany and Austria in 2002, and later Managing Director Central Europe in 2004. In August 2011, Hannes was appointed Director Energy Sector Europe, Middle East and Africa, while he continues to serve as Managing Director of Intel GmbH, Germany.

Hans Wendschlag

EMEA Environmental Programme Manager
Hewlett-Packard Company

Hans Wendschlag is EMEA Environmental Program Manager and has responsibility for ‘green’ public procurement, product energy efficiency, eco labels. In 1996, Hans took the initiative to establish a self declaration system for environmental attributes of ICT products, The Eco Declaration (TED) which in 2006 became an International standard by ECMA and is used by some 15 International IT companies. Hans took up this position with HP in 2000. Prior to working at HP, Hans held a number of positions at IBM.Hans has a Masters of Science from the Uppsala University.

Helen Clark


Helen Elizabeth Clark, ONZ is the Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme, the third-highest UN position, and was the 37th Prime Minister of New Zealand for three consecutive terms from 1999 to 2008. She led the Labour Party from 1993 until 2008. Before resigning from Parliament in April 2009, Clark was the Labour Party’s foreign affairs spokeswoman and MP for the Mount Albert electorate, a position she had held since 1981. Forbes magazine ranked her 20th most powerful woman in the world in 2006.

Helle Juhler-Verdoner

Vice President, Global Affairs, Environmental Policies & Global Advocacy

Helle Juhler-Verdoner is responsible for ALSTOM global activities towards a coming UN climate change agreement after 2012 and is ALSTOM’s representative at the UNFCCC meetings. Her focus is a future agreement’s Technology and Financing Mechanism as well as carbon market development including CDM. Together with colleagues in the Environmental Policies & Global Advocacy team and across ALSTOM she is organising ALSTOM advocacy work on UN issues and in South Africa and Brazil. She is also responsible for coordinating ALSTOM’s activities in relation to key organisations and in relation to ALSTOM’s Rio+20 advocacy effort.

Helmfried Meinel

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Environment Baden-Wuerttemberg

Helmfried Meinel received a degree in electrical engineering with a focus on physical electronics from the University of Stuttgart. In his early career, he was a Researcher at the Institute of Physical Electronics and a Research Associate of the Parliamentary Group of the Greens in the areas of research and technology, renewable energies and climate protection
. From 1988- 2011, he worked in various positions in the NRW Consumer Advice Centre, and eventually as head of special consumer issues. He was appointed to his current position in 2011..

HM Nerukar

Managing Director
Tata Steel

Mr. H. M. Nerurkar joined Tata Steel on February 1, 1982. In September 2007 he was appointed Chief Operating Officer of Tata Steel. Mr. Nerurkar is a unique motivational leader who instills confidence in his subordinates and mentors them to reach excellence, innovation and out of box thinking. He has keen business acumen in identifying new business opportunities for accelerated growth.

Hsin Huang

Secretary General
International Meat Secretariat

Prior to joining the IMS, Mr. Huang worked at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), where he was responsible for assessing the role of agriculture in climate change, food security and sustainability, and “green growth”. Mr. Huang has published articles on climate change and agriculture, and is on the editorial board of the Journal “Outlook on Agriculture”.

Ian Hope-Johnstone

Director of Agricultural Sustainability

Ian is currently leading the Agricultural Sustainability agenda globally for PepsiCo.
The focus for PepsiCo is to implement a Farm Verification program that complements the objectives and principles contained in the PepsiCo Agricultural Sustainability policy. Ian has gained global experience in the fields of agricultural procurement, strategic sourcing and building program capability in developing countries. He holds a Bachelor of Agricultural Science degree from his native Australia and is based in the UK.

James Fava

Senior Executive Director
PE International

Dr. James Fava is Senior Executive Director of PE INTERNATIONAL, Inc. & Five Winds Strategic Consulting. He was previously co-founder of Five Winds international. He is Past President of SETAC; and Founder of the SETAC LCA Advisory Group, which led the global development of the technical framework, data quality assessment, impact assessment, public policy, and code of practice for LCA. Additionally, he was Chair of Coordinating Committee of the UNEP/SETAC Life Cycle Initiative whose mission is to advance life cycle approaches globally; one of the most recent reports was the Global Guidance Principles for Life Cycle Assessment Data Bases.

Jan Klawitter

Government Relations Manager
Anglo American

Jan Klawitter has a background in Business Studies and International Relations from universities in Germany, Spain and China. After working in China for a large FMCG company and with the Ministry of Land & Resources for 6 years, he joined the World Economic Forum as a Global Leadership Fellow to head up their Mining & Metals Group for 5 years before joining Anglo American in his current role in which he is responsible for stakeholder relations for the corporate activities in the Far East and corporate engagement with multilateral institutions.

Jay Witherspoon

Vice President, Water Sustainability Director & International Technology Leader
CH2M HILL International

Jay Witherspoon is a Senior Fellow Technologist (the highest technology rating offered by CH2M
HILL), Vice President, Water Sustainability Director, and International Technology Manager for CH2M HILL Civil Infrastructure Services with more than 31 years of extensive experience in sustainable city and plant design and optimization. Currently, Jay leads triple bottom line sustainability and technology innovations and integrated approaches and analyses for the firm’s
international water and sustainable cities business groups.

Jennifer Helfrich

Global Ambassador
Solar Sister

Jennifer Helfrich is the Global Ambassador for Solar Sister, a non-profit with a unique model for distributed solar power which eradicates energy poverty by empowering women with economic opportunity. She also works as a Renewable Energy Policy Researcher with the Environmental Assessment and Policy Research Group at the Technischen Universität (Technical University) of Berlin. Previously she worked as a Climate and Energy Policy analyst for the University of California, Santa Cruz and as an International Climate Fellow with the web-based advocacy organization Avaaz

Jens Bruno

Senior Director Environmental Programs
DHL Express

Jens Bruno is since three years the global head of environmental programs at DHL Express. He leads a team of regional and local green managers and functional champions within areas such as target setting, improving environmental performance and green services. His career with DHL as an environmental professional started 10 years ago and has stretched from country organization, Nordics, European region to the current global role. Prior to DHL he led the environmental agenda at Coca-Cola Sweden. He holds a M.Sc. in Systems Ecology and Environmental Management from Stockholm University.

Jens Riese

McKinsey & Company

Jens Riese is the global co-leader of Economic Development Practice and the Green Growth Service Line, which are supporting the governments of more than 50 developing and emerging economies, as well as development agencies on issues related to climate mitigation, REDD, adaptation, agricultural development, energy access, public finance and other economic and social development topics. He holds a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Cambridge University, a M.Sc. in Environmental Management from the Dresden University of Technology, and a M.Sc. in Biology from Heidelberg University.

Jessica Fries

Executive Chairman
The Prince’s Accounting for Sustainability Project

Jessica is Executive Chairman of The Prince’s Accounting for Sustainability Project (A4S). Over the past two years, she has been Executive Director of both A4S and the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC), responsible for establishing and running the IIRC. She is now on the IIRC’s Board and Deputy Chairman of its Working Committee. Jessica is co-editor of a book comprising case studies on ‘integrated reporting’ and ‘integrated thinking’ by leading academics published in June 2010, “Accounting for Sustainability: Practical Insights”.

Jim Clancy


Jim Clancy brings the experience of more than three decades covering the world to every newscast on CNN International. His career includes reporting on the events that have shaped history over the last quarter century. Based at CNN’s world headquarters in Atlanta, Clancy currently anchors the weekly show, ‘The Brief’. In his 30 years with the network, Clancy has taken viewers to places all over the world and has interviewed many of the world’s most prominent figures. He has won several awards for his work.

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’s 18th book ‘The Zeronauts’ is due in May 2012.

Joppe Cramwinckel

Director, Water

Joppe Cramwinckel joined the WBCSD in September 2010 to lead the expansion of its Water Programme. The expansion included the establishment of a leadership group, to support Water Programme activities, which has expanded from 18 to 29 member companies. Before joining the WBCSD, Cramwinckel was Sustainable Development Lead for Shell International Exploration and Production B.V. Cramwinckel is member of a number of advisory boards/advisory councils including the European Water Partnership and the Stockholm World Water Week. He is a member of the Supervisory Council of the Water Footprint Network.

Joseph Mathews

General Manager, Head of Government & Community Relations
ArcelorMittal Mining

Joseph Mathews is responsible for government and community relations as ArcelorMittal implements its mining strategy. Prior to this, Joe has been the Chief Executive Officer of the Liberia project from inception in 2006 until September 2011. Joseph Mathews has broad experience within the US steel industry as well as international private equity ventures. He has an MBA from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and a BTech in Metallurgical Engineering from IIT Bombay.

Juan Ramon Silva

Executive Director, Sustainability

Juan Ramón Silva (Santiago de Chile, 1955) is Executive Director of Sustainability in ACCIONA, since January 2010. Previously, he had served as Area General Manager of Marketing and Corporate Responsibility of ACCIONA, company he joined as Corporate Responsibility Director in 2005. Before joining ACCIONA, Juan Ramón Silva was CEO of UTC, a Spanish direct and interactive marketing agency, where he was responsible for the online campaigns and strategies for clients such as ACCIONA, BMW, Diageo, among other.

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.

Kees van der Leun

Chief Operating Officer

Kees van der Leun graduated from Utrecht University with an MSc in Physics in 1986. He led Ecofys’ solar energy activities and initiated major project and product development. In 2000 these new activities grew into a holding company on the board of which Kees van der Leun led a large international turnkey PV system supplier and a carbon credit originator. Since 2010 Kees van der Leun has been the COO of Ecofys with a keen interest in deploying the full value of the wide range of expertise available in the company.

Kevin McGovern

Chief Executive Officer
The Water Initiative

Kevin McGovern, (AB ’70 Cornell University, JD ’75 St. Johns University School of Law) is the Chairman of The Water Initiative®, which co-creates customized and sustainable drinking water solutions through innovative partnerships with municipalities, business and local microentrepreneurs in developing and developed countries. Mr. McGovern has founded over fifteen companies, six of which have become world/category leaders, McGovern has also been lead negotiator/principal in over twenty-five (25) global joint ventures and serves as Chairman of McGovern Capital, an investment, strategy and licensing provider to global businesses.

Kevin O’Donovan

Director, Energy Sector Sales

Kevin is the WW Energy Sector Sales Director for Intel’s Enterprise Solution Sales division at Intel Corporation. The mission of Enterprise Solution Sales is to work with the world’s largest enterprises and Governments and create business value through the effective adoption of Information Technology, Best practice and Innovative use of Technology. In this role, Kevin is responsible for defining and implementing a comprehensive worldwide market and sales program focused on Utilities within the Energy Sector for the Enterprise Solution Sales division

Koen Boone

Managing Director Europe
The Sustainability Consortium (TSC)

Koen Boone is the Managing Director Europe of the Sustainability Consortium (TSC) and Head of the Centre for Economic Information at Wageningen University and Research Centre. TSC (www.sustainabilityconsortium.org) develops methods to measure sustainability on product level. Koen has more than 10 years of experience on measuring sustainability on all kind of levels (product, company, sector). He worked together with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) on the development of GRI guidelines for sustainability reporting for the Food Processing Industry.

Luc Bas

Director, International States & Regions
The Climate Group

Before joining The Climate Group, Mr Bas served as an adviser on international sustainable development policies to both the Belgium Federal and Flemish Governments. He is involved in different working groups and business initiatives to encourage more ambitious EU-climate policy and leads on The Climate Group’s European technology and policy programs. Currently Luc also coordinates the International States and Regions Alliance for The Climate Group.

Luisa Diogo

Former PM, Mozambique, Member,
UN High Level Panel on Global Sustainability

Luisa Dias Diogo was prime Minister of Mozambique from 2004 to 2010. She was appointed Minister of Planning and Finance (2000) after a career of 20 years in the Public Sector, serving as an Officer at the Department of Economics and Investment(1980), Head of the Budget Department (1986), Deputy National Budget Director (1989), National Budget Director (1991) and Deputy Minister of Planning and Finance (1999).She was distinguished in the list of World Top Leaders by Time Magazine (2004).In 2010, the UN Secretary General, Ban ki-Moon appointed Diogo as a Member of the High-level Panel on Global Sustainability (GSP) .

Magnus Kuschel

Managing Director
Volvo, Commute Greener

Dr. Magnus Kuschel is the Managing Director for the Volvo initiative of Commute Greener! Which is a new way to reduce carbon footprints by engaging individuals, business and cities with web and mobile social networks. Magnus has a background in leading global business development activities, with innovative and sustainable transport solutions as a specialty. Magnus is currently based at Volvo IT Innovation Centre in Goteborg Sweden, but has lived and worked in Brazil, India, Germany, UK among other places. Magnus has a PhD from the IT-University (University of Gothenburg and Chalmers.

Malcolm Preston

Global Head and UK Leader, Sustainability & Climate Change

Malcolm Preston leads a global team of some 700 sustainability and climate change experts at PwC. His role is to drive the understanding of sustainability and climate change throughout the firm to ensure the risks and opportunities associated with these issues are considered in the advice PwC gives to its clients. Additionally, PwC has been engaged in a number of ground breaking projects. These include being appointed by DFID to set up and run a Climate Development Knowledge Network to help the developing world understand and combat the effects of climate change, and working with TEEB UNDP initiative to quantify the cost of eco-system and biodiversity loss.

Mark Hidson

Global Sustainable Procurement Centre

Mark is British and a sustainability manager by education. For 14 years he has worked for, and on behalf of, local governments in policy and strategy development on sustainability issues such as climate change, transport and procurement. Mark is the Director of the Global Sustainable Procurement Centre and Director of Sustainable Procurement, Europe at ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability. He is a member if the European Commission’s Green Public Procurement Advisory Group. Mark has a BSc (Hons) degree in Environmental Science and a Masters in Environmental Management.

Mark Kenber

Chief Executve Officer
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.

Markus Zils

Partner, SRP
McKinsey & Company

Prior to joining McKinsey in 2001, Markus worked for an international aviation consultancy and an international cargo airline. He is one of members of McKinsey’s Sustainable Resource Productivity and also a co-leader of the Circular Economy und Zero-Waste Initiative. Markus serves clients in identifying circular business opportunities, as well as setting-up and supporting required transformation programs. Markus holds a doctorate in operations research and his professional background stems from optimizing integrated logistics and production systems.

Martina Fleckenstein

Director EU Policy, Agriculture & Sustainable Biomass
WWF Germany

Martina Fleckenstein is Director of EU Policy, Agriculture & Sustainable Biomass of WWF Germany (World Wide Fund for Nature). Martina has worked on certification and international commodity markets for several years. She has been involved in the development of sustainable certification schemes with a focus on biodiversity and conservation. She is running projects on sustainable land use management and spatial planning in Southeast Asia and Latin-America, esp. for the identification of high and low risk areas for biomass production

Matthias Hansch

Vice President, Health, Safety & Environment

Dr. Matthias K. T. Hansch, born in 1963. Following a 2-year Professorship in the USA he has since April 1995 worked with E.ON in various positions including nuclear technology, business development and sales management. From Aug. 2007 he has taken over the management for climate protection and environment as well as safety, health and crisis management in the E.ON headquarters.

Michael Kuhndt

Head of Centre UNEP
UNEP/Wuppertal Institute Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production

At management level, he presently directs projects in the fields of Sustainable Consumption and Production, eco-efficiency performance assessment and management, Corporate Social Responsibility, technology assessment, triple bottom line innovation, product stewardship and the design of strategies based on multi-stakeholder approaches at company, product chain and sector level. He has worked with or for a variety of organisations including UNEP, UNIDO, World Bank, ILO, WEF; WBCSD, the European Commission, InWent, GIZ, the Global Reporting Initiative, the Global e-Sustainability Initiative and various other companies and sector associations.

Michael Mabuyakhulu

Minister for Economic Development & Tourism, KwaZulu-Natal
South Africa

Michael Mabuyakhulu is a MEC for Economic Development & Tourism in the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Government. He is a Member of the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Legislature and was involved in the Peace Process in KwaZulu-Natal in the 1980’s and 1990’s. Michael holds an Honours Degree in Management and a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from the University of Wales. He is currently working on his Masters in Business Administration. He had also completed an Advanced Business Programme through the Durban University of Technology. .

Mizue Unno

Founder & Managing Director
So-Tech Consulting

Mizue Unno is Founder & Managing Director of So-Tech Consulting Inc., which is an independent management consulting firm in Tokyo, specializing in the field of responsible and sustainable business. Her strength is in providing professional advice for the operation of global management to her Japanese clients among major multi-national corporations, mainly Japanese, based on her extensive knowledge and expertise on cross-border consulting. Prior to this, Mizue was a Senior Consultant at Roland Berger & Partner.

Nancy Gillis

Section 13, Working Group
General Services Administration, US

Nancy Gillis directs the General Services Administration (GSA) Federal Supply Chain Emissions Program Management Office (PMO) which is tasked to create and promote a more sustainable federal supply chain. She chairs the Section 13 Interagency Working Group, manages the Sustainable Supply Chain Community of Practice, and manages the Sustainability in Procurement Fellowship, a government-wide program focused on leveraging procurement to increase federal government sustainability. Ms. Gillis received her graduate degree from Georgetown University and is a proud alumnus of the Santa Fe Institute Complexity program.

Partha Sengupta

Vice President, Raw Materials
Tata Steel

Mr. Partha Sengupta, Vice President (Raw Materials), Tata Steel joined the company as a Graduate Trainee in 1980. A metallurgist from IT, BHU, Mr. Sengupta has had the experience of contributing to diverse departments of Tata Steel since he joined the Company, from initial stints in R & D and Scientific Services to his current appointment as Vice President (Raw Materials) from 1st April 2010. He is also Director on the Boards of many Indian and overseas companies. He was Chairman of CII – Jharkhand Council from 2008 to 2009.

Pavan Sukhdev

Head of UNEP Green Economy Initiative
TEEB Study Leader

Pavan is founder and CEO of GIST Advisory, a consulting firm focused on assisting governments and corporations measure and manage their impacts and dependencies on nature. A career banker, he took a sabbatical in 2008 to lead “TEEB” (The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity) and the Green Economy Initiative for UNEP. These projects create awareness for natural capital as a key factor of production and a means of solving persistent poverty, and for a ‘green economy’ as an engine for development, decent employment, and poverty reduction.

Peter Bakker

World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

Peter Bakker is a distinguished business leader who until June 2011 was the CEO of TNT NV the Netherlands based holding company of TNT Express and Royal TNT Post (formerly TPG Post). Peter was the recipient of the Clinton Global Citizen Award in 2009; SAM Sustainability Leadership Award in 2010, and UN’s WFP Ambassador Against Hunger in 2011. He is also the Chairman of War Child Netherlands. Peter holds a Masters in Business Economics from the Erasmus University and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the HTS Alkmaar.

Peter Boyd

Carbon War Room

Peter Boyd brings to the Carbon War Room over 15 years of experience in strategy, marketing, operations, and general management. Following over ten years in the Virgin Group, he was integral to the launch of CWR, serving as Launch Director starting with the finalization of the initial concept with Richard Branson and fellow founders in early 2009. Peter is based in London and Washington, DC. He previously served for two years as CEO of Virgin Mobile South Africa.
Peter graduated from Oxford University with BA Honours in Philosophy, Politics & Economics

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..

Philippe Fonta

Cement Sustainability Initiative Lead

Philippe Fonta joined the WBCSD in March 2011 to lead the Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI) project. Initially launched in the early 2000’s, when ten leading cement producers agreed to work within the WBCSD for a more sustainable cement industry, the CSI is now gathering 24 member companies, expanding in countries like India, China and Latin America. Fonta also leads the project on Energy Efficiency in Buildings (EEB) since January 2012. Before joining the WBCSD, Fonta was Head of Sustainable Development for Airbus.

Philippe Joubert

Advisor to the Chairman and CEO

Philippe Joubert became Executive Vice-President of Alstom, Member of the Executive Committee, as well as President of Power Systems Sector in 2004. In 2009, he was appointed President of the newly formed Alstom Power Sector. On July 4th 2011, Philippe Joubert was appointed Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Alstom Group with responsibility for Strategy & Development for the whole group (Power, Grid, Transport). On Feb 1st 2012, he became Advisor to the Chairman & CEO for Environment and Sustainable development matters.

Ranjit Barthakur

Senior Advisor
Tata Consultancy Services

Ranjit heads the overall GMS operations, and brings 30 years of successful experience in managing and leading companies in a wide range of industries, including FMCG, telecommunications, tourism, technology, outsourcing and healthcare. Ranjit is the chief architect of the thought process at GMS of developing the theme of NaturenomicsTM (which relates to capital formation through the creation of ecologically ‘compliant’ assets in a sustainable manner). Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, Ranjit was CEO of Orange in India, Chairman of Marconi in the Indian Sub-continent, and held senior positions in sales and marketing at ITC, one of India’s leading FMCG companies.

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

Risto Veivo

Advisor, Chair of Climate and Environment Group
City of Turku, Finland

Mr. Risto Veivo, Adviser to Deputy Mayor, is Chair of Climate and Environment Coordination Group at the City of Turku, Finland. He is responsible for the city’s Climate and Environment Program, including international cooperation and liaison. Mr. Veivo has previously worked over ten years in leading posi-tions on the international level, including as Head of Sustainable Development and Environment Unit at the Council of Baltic Sea States Secretariat and as Head of Environment and Sustainable Develop-ment Secretariat of the Union of the Baltic Cities.

Rob Cameron

Executive Director

Rob is Executive Director at think tank and strategy consultancy SustainAbility. SustainAbility focuses on driving business transformation through a focus on trust building, innovation and leadership. Until January 2012, he was chief executive of Fairtrade International, the global coordinating body for Fairtrade where he led a strategy to strengthen Fairtrade’s organization, broaden its reach and deepen its impact. Prior to joining Fairtrade, Rob was owner and Executive Chairman of Flag, an international sustainability and CSR communication company.

Roberto Vega

Director, Sustainability
Dole Food Company

Roberto Vega is Costa Rican and currently based in Hamburg.
His background is in Finance with a Master in International Business and a specialization in Sustainable Development. Prior to joining Dole in 1998, he spent 7 years in the banking industry in Costa Rica. At Dole, he has held several positions including Financial Analyst, Strategic Business Analysis Manager and currently, Director of Sustainability. In this role, he is responsible for coordinating Dole’s sustainability initiatives worldwide(Carbon Footprint, Water Footprint , LCA, Sustainability KPIs) and representing Dole in international sustainability platforms and initiatives, etc

Robin Bidwell

Senior Advisor
Environmental Resources Management

Robin Bidwell is Senior Advisor at ERM, the global environmental consultancy and President of the ERM Foundation, where he chairs the Low Carbon Enterprise Fund. As Executive Chairman of ERM, he was responsible for building ERM’s global practice. Robin co-chairs WBCSD’s Development work and the Access to Energy initiative; he is Chairman of the Green Alliance (a UK-based NGO) and for GEMA (UK’s Gas and Electricity Regulator) he chairs the OFGEM Low Carbon Network Fund. He was awarded a CBE in 1999 for services to the environment.

Sabrina Soussan

Senior Vice President, CEO Sustainability & Energy Management
Siemens Building Automation

Sabrina Soussan is a senior executive with over 20 years of experience in guiding companies to market success and profitability. She currently serves as Senior Vice President and CEO of Sustainability and Energy Management Business Segment for Building Automation – a US$3 billion global business unit of Siemens Building Technologies Division – where she is responsible for bringing a global, enterprise-level solution to help corporations achieve sustainability and energy efficiency based on Siemens domain expertise in commercial and industrial facilities and technologies.

Sam Di Piazza

Vice Chairman
Citigroup Institutional Clients Group

Mr Di Piazza joined Citi in 2011 as a Vice Chairman in the Institutional Clients Group. He is a member of the Senior Strategic Advisory Group, which includes some of Citi’s most senior and experienced bankers. Mr Di Piazza retired as Global Chief Executive Office of PricewaterhouseCoopers International Limited (PwC) in September 2009, after serving in the role since January 2002. Under his leadership, PricewaterhouseCoopers’ experienced record revenue and growth levels and expanded operations in the emerging markets, becoming the largest professional services throughout the world.

Sandy Rodger

Lighthouse Leadership

Sandy Rodger held senior manufacturing, supply chain, and R&D positions with Unilever and Diageo, most recently as Diageo’s Global Technical Director. He led environmental strategy and execution in both companies. He is now Director at Lighthouse Leadership, building a practice advising sustainability leaders, while working as an Associate with the Institute for Sustainability, and leading his community’s “Transition Town” project. Sandy is a qualified engineer with an MBA and an MSc in Environmental Systems, and based near London.

Sigrid Kaag

Assistant Secretary General & Assistant Administrator

Ms. Kaag is heading UNDP’s Bureau for External Relations and Advocacy (BERA) as Assistant Secretary-General since 1 August 2010. As part of the senior management team Sigrid Kaag oversees UNDP’s strategic external engagement, organization-wide communication and advocacy as well as resource mobilization. Previously, Ms. Kaag has worked among others in senior positions at UNICEF, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA).Sigrid Kaag started her career with Shell International and the Dutch Foreign Service.

Soon-Young Kwon

Chief Technological Officer
KOSEP Korea South-East Power

Mr Soon-Young Kwon graduated from Seoul University in Business Management and also earned a degree from Samchok National University in the science of micromechanics. From 1976 to 2002 he worked in Kepco. In 2002, he joined Korea South-east power (Kosep) as Mechanical Team Manager. Over the next few years, he held various roles at Kosep, including Manager of New business development and Vice President of Generation and Construction. Currently, Mr Kwon is the Chief Technological Officer of Kosep.

Stefan Crets

Executive Director
CSR Europe

Stefan Crets is Executive Director of CSR Europe, the European platform for companies and stakeholders to exchange and cooperate to become European leaders in sustainable competitiveness and societal wellbeing. From 2002 onwards, Stefan worked as the CSR leader at Toyota Europe where he developed and implemented a new strategy which informed Toyota’s worldwide approach. In 2008, Stefan was appointed General Manager for Corporate Planning and CSR, Toyota Europe.

Stephan Herbst

Senior Manager Government Affairs
Toyota Motor Europe

Stephan Herbst is currently acting as Principal Project Manager of TME’s Corporate Energy Research Group looking into future mobility and Senior Manager of TME’s Environmental Affairs and Corporate Citizenship Group. Previously he was responsible for the environmental strategy of TME before he moved to Toyota’s Global Headquarter in Japan contributing to the global environmental strategy and looking into energy related topics. Stephan is a member of Toyota’s global climate change and energy team.

Stephanie Maier

Head of Corporate Responsibility
Aviva Investors

Stephanie joined Aviva Investors in October 2010 from EIRIS where she most recently headed up a team of over 30 researchers and six international research partners providing research on environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance of developed and emerging market companies. She also has significant experience in assessing corporate responsibility performance. Prior to EIRIS she was at corporate governance consultancy PIRC.

Stephen Harper

Director, Global Environment & Energy Policy

Stephen Harper oversees Intel’s interactions with governments globally related to the environmental and energy performance of its factories and products. He advises senior management and directs a team of policy experts globally. He founded and serves as Co-Chair of the Digital Energy Solutions Campaign (DESC) and chairs the International Climate Change Partnership (ICCP). Previously, Stephen had served as a senior regulatory manager for Amoco Oil, Senior Policy Advisor at the US EPA and Vice President of ICF Consulting. Stephen has a Master’s in International Affairs (Princeton University) and an MBA (University of Chicago).

Steven Tebbe

Managing Director
CDP Europe

Steven leads all CDP activities in Europe. Previously, he held various senior management positions at Daimler, EADSAirbus and most recently served as the Vice President for Environmental Affairs at the Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary NetJets, as well as being a Partner at Antural Partners, a boutique sustainability-consulting firm. Steven holds a Masters degree in Public Administration from Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts as well as a Masters degree from the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management in Belgium. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (FRGS) and a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS).

Susan Chaffin

BCtA Programme Manager
Business Call to Action

Susan heads up the BCtA Secretariat and has overall responsibility for coordinating activities with member companies and partners, leveraging more than 20 years in financial and private sector development. She has consulted for IFC, USAID, CGAP and the European Investment Fund among other international financial institutions and organizations. She has deep knowledge of value chain analysis and international business strategy. Her sectoral specialties include access to finance, agriculture and healthcare. Susan has a BA in Government from Harvard College, and Masters degrees from Columbia University and UCLA.

Susan Dreyer

Director, Head of Programs & Markets
CDP Germany & Austria

Susan oversees CDP’s program and partnership activities in Germany and Austria, with a particular focus on Mittelstand, Supply Chain and Capital Markets. She holds a master degree in economics and has an extensive background in the banking and asset management sector. After having worked for Deutsche Bank on corporate credit, she followed a career as an equity fund manager for 8 years with DWS, Germany’s largest retail asset manager. She was responsible for German and European equity funds and won the Lipper Fund Award twice for her performance. Susan has co-lead working groups on non-financial reporting and is also the author of an award-winning German bestseller on behavioral finance and ethical investing.

Suzanne Chew

Alliance Director
Nexus-Carbon for Development

As the Alliance Director, Suzanne is responsible for driving a united yet adaptive approach across Nexus members, to make climate finance work for low-carbon development projects. She previously worked at McKinsey & Company in strategic management consultancy, specialising in 2006 in the climate change sector with TFS Green, a global commodities firm, where she held the position of Regional Manager, Carbon Markets. Suzanne graduated with Honours in Physics from Imperial College London, with a Masters in Environmental Technology, majoring in Environmental Economics.

Tara Lundy

Concept Development Manager – Climate
Vestergaard Frandsen

Tara Lundy is responsible for developing integrated environmental and public health programming using carbon financing. She holds her Masters in Business Administration and Masters in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University and has over 7 years of experience working in both domestic and international health contexts. Previously, Tara has worked in the Global Health Fellows Program at USAID where she developed a performance based financing strategy for their supply chain programs and consulted on the improvements to the Global Health Bureau’s budgeting processes.

Thomas Becker

Vice President, Government Affairs
BMW Group

Dr. Thomas Becker graduated in business economics from Cologne University in 1991. Three years later he received his doctorate. From 1995 to 2002 he worked for the Federal Association of the German Industry (BDI) in the field of environmental politics. From 2002 to 2006 he was head of the economics department at the Confederation of the Automotive Industry (VDA) in Frankfurt. There he was appointed vice chairman in 2006. Since 2007 he is vice president of the department for governmental affairs at BMW Group.

Thomas Koenen

Executive Director

Mr. Koenen is a lawyer focusing on international law, international environmental law, as well as corporate responsibility. Since April 2011 Mr. Koenen has been Managing Director of the Department of Climate and Sustainable Development at the Federation of German Industries (BDI), as well as Executive Director of econsense. Mr. Koenen has considerable experience in the fields of sustainability management, corporate responsibility, climate protection, business and human rights, as well as stakeholder dialogues. He is a lecturer at the Institute for Corporate Responsibility Management at the Steinbeis University Berlin.

Thomas Nagy

Senior Vice President & Chief of Staff

Thomas Nagy was appointed Executive Vice President and COS of Stakeholder Relations in October 2007. Responsibilities include Corporate Positioning, Sustainability Development, Corporate People & Organization, and Facility Management. Prior to his current position, Thomas served as President of Novozymes North America Inc. from 2004 to 2007. Thomas Nagy received his B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from the Technical University in Copenhagen (1985) and is a graduate of Wharton School of Business AMP program (2006).

Tobias Krug

Energy Efficiency & Buildings
WWF Germany

Tobias Krug works as a program officer for Energy Efficiency and Buildings at WWF Germany. Before joining WWF, he worked as program coordinator at Federation of German Industries (BDI). At BDI, he worked on Sustainable Urban Technologies and Energy Efficiency in Buildings. Mr. Krug is also member of the steering committee of Climate Alliance Germany, a broad alliance of churches, development organizations, environmental NGOs, trade unions, and youth associations with over 100 members.

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 Simons

World Agroforestry Centre

Tony Simons has worked 27 years on issues at the tropical agriculture/forestry interface – in the private sector (Shell Forestry), academia (University of Oxford), official development assistance (ODA/DFID) and research (CGIAR). He holds degrees from Massey University and Cambridge University and an Honorary Professorship in Tropical Forestry at the University of Copenhagen. He has published over 100 research papers. He is passionate about the transformative and profitable change that the private sector can bring to development.

Uwe Bergmann

Head Sustainability Management

Uwe Bergmann heads the department Sustainability Management at Henkel and is company-wide coordinator for sustainability/corporate social responsibility. He holds a M.Sc. in Environmental Technology from Imperial College, London and a B.Sc. in Environmental Sciences from the University of East Anglia, Norwich. Prior to joining Henkel in 2000, he worked as a Researcher and Consultant at the Institute for Environmental Management at the European Business School, in Oestrich-Winkel, Germany.

Yalmaz Siddiqui

Senior Director of Environmental Strategy
Office Depot

Yalmaz Siddiqui, is Office Depot’s Senior Director of Environmental Strategy. He is responsible for setting strategy and driving integration of a wide range of environmental programs into the global organization. Under his leadership Office Depot was recognized in 2011 by Newsweek Magazine as the #1 greenest large retailer and #8 greenest large company in the United States. Yalmaz previously worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers and IBM Business Consulting Services. He holds an M.Phil in Environment & Development from Cambridge and a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University.

Yvo de Boer

Special Global Advisor, Climate Change & Sustainability

Yvo de Boer joined KPMG in July 2010 as Special Global Advisor, Climate Change and Sustainability. He is responsible for thought leadership and strategy development, and acts as a global ambassador for KPMG worldwide. Prior to joining KPMG, Mr de Boer was Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). He received a knighthood from the Queen of the Netherlands in 2009 and the Dutch Climate Award in 2010..