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Lars-Olle Larsson is the Chairman of the Jury for the Globe Sustainability Award
Lars-Olle Larsson, Partner, Sustainable Business Solutions, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Sweden, has worked since 1977, with the management of environmental, social and governance issues in major Swedish corporates and large organisations. Lars-Olle has been a member of the accounting profession since 1995 and is an expert member of the Swedish Institute for the Accounting Profession, serving as its representative in the Federation of European Accountants Sustainability Policy Group. He is a member of the Management Committee of the European Sustainability Reporting Association and of the Sustainability Experts Advisory Panel established by IFAC/IAASB/PAIB.
Lars-Olle is chairing the Swedish Financial Analysts Corporate Responsibility Group and is the Swedish representative for the ICC Commission on Business in Society. He also chairs the Globe Sustainability Awards and the Swedish Institutes' Sustainability Reporting Awards. Furthermore, Lars-Olle is an appreciated author of a number of books addressing sustainable business development and corporate governance. In audit and advisory assignments regarding environmental and sustainability reporting, Lars-Olle has worked with clients in almost all types of industry and services.
Mohan Munasinghe is the Chairman of the comitte for the Sustainability Research Award
Born in Sri Lanka, Prof. Mohan Munasinghe shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, as Vice Chairman of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC-AR4), for work on global warming and sustainable development. Currently, he is also Chairman, Munasinghe Inst. of Development (MIND), Colombo; Director-General, Sustainable Consumption Institute (SCI), University of Manchester, UK; and Honorary Senior Advisor to the Sri Lanka Govt. He has earned post-graduate degrees in engineering, physics and development economics from Cambridge University (UK), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA), and McGill University and Concordia University (Canada). He has also received several honorary doctorates (honoris causa).
During 35 years of distinguished public service, he has served as Senior Energy Advisor to the President of Sri Lanka, Advisor to the United States Presidents Council on Environmental Quality, and Senior Advisor/Manager, World Bank. He has taught as Visiting Professor at a number of leading universities worldwide. He has won many international prizes and medals for his research and its applications. He has authored 92 books and over three hundred technical papers on economics, sustainable development, climate change, power, energy, water resources, transport, environment, disasters, and information technology. He is a Fellow of several internationally recognized Academies of Science, and serves on the editorial boards of a dozen academic journals.
Shiqiu Zhang, Professor and deputy dean of College of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Director of the Institute of Environment and Economy (IoEE) at Peking University (PKU, China). Graduated at Economics Department and Center for Environmental Sciences of PKU, majored in economics and environmental sciences respectively, she has been teaching on environmental economics and has been conducting various research projects related to environment and development issues which covers Environmental and Resources Economics, Environmental Policy, and Environmental Management. She is the Senior expert member of UNEP Technology and Economic Assessment Panel for implementing Montreal Protocol, Co-Chair of the Task force for Replenishment of the Multilateral Fund of Montreal Protocol. She is a member of Advisory Committee of Environment and Economy Program for Southeast Asia (EEPSEA).
Frederick C. Dubee
Born in Canada, Professor Fred Dubee was educated in Canada, Switzerland, Ireland, the United Kingdom and Austria; he joined the automotive industry in 1968 where he spent three decades unevenly distributed in North and South America, Europe and Asia. Since 2000, Fred Dubee has served the United Nations Global Compact initially as Senior Officer, Executive Office of the Secretary-General and most recently as Senior Advisor working extensively in China and throughout Asia.
Fred Dubee teaches at the post-graduate level at the European Peace University in Austria, the World Peace Academy, University of Basel, Switzerland, the University of Sydney, Australia and in China at Shanghai University where he is also Executive Director (International) of the MBA Center and Global Management Education Institute. He is a professor (hc) at the Beijing Genomics Institute. In 2009, he was appointed Associate Director for Asia, Research Centre for the Global Compact, The Levin Institute (SUNY).
Fred is a Senior Advisor to a number of high level institutions including the State Administration of Foreign Expert Affairs (SAFEA) and China’s umbrella and most prestigious think tank, the China Center for International Economic Exchanges (CCIEE).China and lectures internationally at academic institutions and research institutes. He is a frequent contributor at high level national and international events and acts as an advisor to leaders of government and industry around the world. Fred is an elected full member of the Club of Rome.
Dr. Peter Meier is a Swiss energy economist with wide experience in renewable energy projects, from 100 kW off-grid small hydro schemes in Vietnam to wind farms in China. Over the last 10 years he has served as the World Bank economist for projects in renewable energy and rural electrification in Peru, Yemen, Serbia, Vietnam, and Sri Lanka, among others. He advises Governments on renewable energy tariffs and subsidy rationalisation (Vietnam, Philippines, India), and has also advised ADB (renewable energy in Azerbaijan), KfW (power purchase agreements in Andhra Pradesh), USAID (hydro development in Kyrgyzstan), UNDP(energy policy in Ghana). In the 1990s he was chief economist for the New Zealand-based Asia Power company, developing private power projects in India, Indonesia and the Philippines. In the 1980s he advised many North American Power companies (e.g. BC Hydro, Seattle, Centerior)and developing country Governments (e.g. Sri Lanka, India, Morocco)on energy and environmental economics. Previously he was head of the Energy and Environment division at Brookhaven National Laboratory, and Chairman of the energy programme at State University of New York Stony Brook. He is widely published (most recent books are on decision analysis with Prof. Hobbs at Johns Hopkins, and energy policy and sustainable development with Prof. M. Munasinghe) He was educated at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, and the Institute of Water Resource Economics at the University of Karlsruhe, Germany.
Dr. Dana Cordell co-founded the Global Phosphorus Research Initiative (www.phosphorusfutures.net) in 2008 with colleagues in Sweden and Australia, as an outcome of her doctoral research on the 'sustainability implications of global phosphorus scarcity for food security', which she undertook jointly at the Institute for Sustainable Futures at the University of Technology Sydney, in Australia, and, Linköping University’s Department for Water and Environmental Studies in Sweden. Dana is currently a core member of an international consortium of researchers working on the Sustainable Use of Phosphorus project for the European Commission. She also has 10 years of sustainability research experience leading and undertaking interdisciplinary sustainable water, sanitation and waste management projects many of which involved high-level stakeholder engagement. Dana undertook an international masters degree in Sweden in 2004-5 on Water Resources and Livelihood Security, with a special focus on the challenges and opportunities of urine diversion and reuse.
Philip A. DesAutels
Philip DesAutels is the Chairman of the comitte for the Sustainability Innovation Award
Philip DesAutels is a researcher at Bentley University and Microsoft's manager of Academic Evangelism. Philip holds MS and BS degrees in Industrial and Management Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Philip was founder and CTO of Ereo, an image retrieval search company. He worked as Chief Scientist for Excite@Home and as a researcher on the staff of the World Wide Web consortium. As a Peace Corps volunteer, he served in Uzbekistan, where he lectured, established a micro-lending program, and installed part of the country's first email infrastructure. His research interests lie in the areas of sustainability, conscious capitalism and social entrepreneurship. Philip serves as a board member and advisor to numerous NGOs.
Charlotte Masiello-Riome has served on the Communications teams of well-known organizations. Her expertise lies in developing high-level multi-lingual communication strategies, worldwide advocacy and promotional campaigns; sponsorship and external relation activities; and strengthening internal relationships.
Charlotte served as Communication Expert Consultant for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. She served as Global Secretariat for the World Summit on the Information Society Follow-up on the Action Line on E-Agriculture, where she led global discussions related to how access to information and communication technologies (ICT) can improve lives in developing countries.
She also served on the Board of Directors for the prestigious International Network of UNESCO Chairs in Communications (Orbicom), in which she has served as an associate member since 2003.
Charlotte holds an Associate in Arts (Honors) from Brevard Community College in Melbourne, Florida; a Bachelors Degree in International Studies and Journalism from American University in Washington, DC and has a Masters in Mass Communications (Merit) from Leicester University in England, United Kingdom.
Francesca Polini was born and raised in Rome where she obtained a degree in International Politics and was active in the political arena as an activist for major issues such as social justice and antiwar movements.
Ms Polini's professional career started in London where she worked as a news producer. While in London, Ms. Polini earned her degree in Economics.
Ms Polini worked as Head of Internal Communications for Europe for Mars Inc. based in France and later on Effective Business Change Management, value implementation and csr. It was during this time that Ms Polini completed her Master's degree in Responsibility and Business Practices with an emphasis on social responsibility and environmental and social justice.
Her next challenge was to become International Brand and Communications Director for Greenpeace based in Amsterdam. Ms. Polini believes that Communications offer the tools to drive change. With the use of mass media and multimedia channels, Ms Polini hopes to make this a better world.
In light with her maintained commitment to environmental and social justice she has recently set up her own business, Wecare, with a focus on advising some of the world's foremost companies and NGOs on sustainability, stakeholder engagement, corporate responsibility, strategic communication, organizational development and branding.
Dr. Pierre Berthon holds the Clifford F Youse Chair of Marketing and Strategy at Bentley University. Professor Berthon has held academic positions at Columbia University in the US, Henley Management College, Cardiff University and University of Bath in the UK. He has also taught or held visiting positions at Rotterdam School of Management, Copenhagen Business School, Norwegian School of Economics and Management, Cape Town Business School, University of Cape Town and Athens Laboratory of Business Administration. His research focuses on the interaction of technology, corporate strategy and consumer behavior, and has appeared in journals such as Sloan Management Review, California Management Review, Information Systems Research, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, Journal of Business Research, Journal of International Marketing, , Long Range Planning, Business Horizons, European Management Journal, Journal of Interactive Marketing, Journal of Information Technology, Information Systems Review, Journal of Business Ethics, Marketing Theory and others.
Professor M S Swaminathan has been acclaimed by TIME magazine as one of the twenty most influential Asians of the 20th century and one of the only three from India, the other two being Mahatma Gandhi and Rabindranath Tagore. He has been described by the United Nations Environment Programme as "the Father of Economic Ecology" and by Javier Perez de Cuellar, Secretary General of the United Nations, as "a living legend who will go into the annals of history as a world scientist of rare distinction". He was Chairman of the UN Science Advisory Committee set up in 1980 to take follow-up action on the Vienna Plan of Action. He has also served as Independent Chairman of the FAO Council and President of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources.
A plant geneticist by training, Professor Swaminathan's contributions to the agricultural renaissance of India have led to his being widely referred to as the scientific leader of the green revolution movement. His advocacy of sustainable agriculture leading to an ever-green revolution makes him an acknowledged world leader in the field of sustainable food security. The International Association of Women and Development conferred on him the first international award for significant contributions to promoting the knowledge, skill, and technological empowerment of women in agriculture and for his pioneering role in mainstreaming gender considerations in agriculture and rural development. Professor Swaminathan was awarded the Ramon Magsaysay Award for Community Leadership in 1971, the Albert Einstein World Science Award in 1986, and the first World Food Prize in 1987.
Jan Sturesson is the Chairman of the commitee for the Sustainable City Award
Jan Sturesson, partner in PwC and Global Leader of Government and Public Services. Jan Sturesson was between 2002 and 2008 Global Leaders in PwC for Cities of the Future Network.Professional focus and specialisation are: Strategic development, Corporate Governance and Leadership Development. Jan Sturesson is also a Global conference speaker, some examples - UN Habitat, (Vancouver, Canada) EU (Goa , India) CEO dialogue on Sustainability (Shanghai, China) ICMA - Leaders of the Future (Phoenix USA) Cities of the Future (Wellington New Zealand). Author or Co-author of more then 15 books in various topics regarding strategic development, like Reflecting the Future, and Cities of the Future - global competition local leadership. He has also been leading big projects in different cities around the world.
Professor Kiang has served as the Founding Dean of the newly established College of Environmental Sciences at Peking University from 2002 to 2006. His vision is to set up the basic infrastructure for the development of leadership in sustainable development, exploring what China can do for the World in the 21st Century.
Before that Prof. Kiang spent more than thirty years in US, served as Head of Aerosol Program at National Center for Atmospheric Research, Director of School of Geophysical Sciences, Director of Office of Environmental Sciences, Technology and Policy and Institute Professor at Georgia Tech and the Founding Director of the Southern Oxidant Study, a strategic alliance among public, private and academic institutes.
Currently, he is the Chairman of Peking University Environment Fund. He is a Council member of the World Future Council, a member of Advisory Board of the Environmental Research Letters and Climate Change Capital, a member of International Council of Asia Society and a member of the Global Agenda Council on Water Security; Global Agenda Council of Alternative Energies; Global Agenda Council of Climate Change of the World EconomicForum and an advisor of the Global Elders and other various roles in Non-profit Partners Entrepreneurships and consultation service for private corporations.
Lawrence Bloom has enjoyed a long and distinguished career in the property industry. Among a number of senior positions, he sat on the Executive Committee of the Intercontinental Hotel Group from where he managed their $3Bn. global real estate portfolio. Whilst there he created an environmental manual, subsequently adopted by HRH Prince Charles, and currently in use in 3.5 million hotel bedrooms worldwide. His passion for sustainability also led to the creation of Global Action Plan in 1989. This initiative was designed to impact personal lifestyle choices around sustainable consumption.It was the first to recognise the significance that the individual could play in this role, and this year was chosen by SKY to be their Charity partner.
Currently Lawrence holds the position of non-executive Deputy Chairman of Noble Cities Plc, a property development company which has been commissioned to build a new African Economic City in Libya. He is also non-executive Chairman of Organic Power Projects Ltd. a waste to energy initiative based on biodigestion. Lawrence currently Chairs the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Urban Management and the UN Environmental Programme Green Economy Initiative sector on Green Cities, Buildings and Transport.
Dr. Marilyn Hamilton, PhD, CGA is the founder of Integral City Meshworks Inc. and TDG Global Learning Connections. She uses an integral framework to design change in the city that is ecologically informed and operationally integrated.
Author of Integral City: Evolutionary Intelligences for the Human Hive, she envisions cities as the resilient vibrant habitat of humanity. Just as bees pollinate their life conditions for positive, co-creative sustainability, her Integral City systems are designed to generate optimal conditions that add value to the evolution of the planet. Blending frameworks and technologies from integral, evolutionary, developmental and living system approaches, Hamilton ‘meshworks’ or weaves people, purpose, priorities, profits, programs and processes to align contexts, grow capacity and develop strategies for resilience. Hamilton facilitates sustainable development programs, enquiries, assessments, co-creativity practices and collaboration through her global network of interdisciplinary connections in community, workplace and academia.
A Charter Member of the Integral Institute and Integral-Ecology; Founder of the Center for Human Emergence: Canada; Convener of Quantum Woman Inquiries; and faculty member and guest lecturer at Royal Roads University, University of the Fraser Valley, University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, Banff Centre, University of Alberta, University of Colorado, California Institute of Integral Studies and Adizes Graduate School, Marilyn resides in Abbotsford BC Canada with her husband Peter Dobson. She has served on the executives of many global and local organizations, recently as Advisor to Renaissance2 Worldshift Conference; Chair, Abbotsford Community Foundation; and Chair, Imagine Abbotsford.
Professor of Competitiveness and Innovation, Executive Director of the International Advisory Council, Director of International Relations and coordinator of the Innovation Centre at Fundação Dom Cabral (FDC) Brazil. At FDC, from 2001 till 2006 the Dean for Research and Development and Associate Dean for Finance. Previously, he was the FDC Executive MBA Director and Coordinator of the Competitiveness and Internationalization of Brazilian Enterprises Centers (1994 – 1998).
Carlos Arruda is currently Chairman of the UNICON (USA) board, and member of the World Economic Forum (Switzerland) Council on Talent and Diversity of the Technical Advisory Council of Instituto Venturus (Brazil).
PhD in International Business from the Bradford Management Centre – United Kingdom. Master in Organization Development from the Federal University of Minas Gerais and Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering from the same university. Has published books and articles on the topics Internationalization of Brazilian enterprises, Competitiveness and Management of Innovation. Brazilian coordinator of the World Competitiveness Yearbook – IMD (Switzerland) and Global Competitiveness Report – World Economic Forum (Switzerland)
Professor Edvinsson is a key pioneering contributor to both the theory and practice of Intellectual Capital. As the world’s first director of IC in 1991 he initiated the creation of the world's first public corporate Intellectual Capital Annual Report 1994, and inspired the development ever since on IC metrics. He was parallel to that prototyping the Skandia Future Center as a Lab for Organisational design, one of the very first in the World in 1996, and inspired many to be followed.
During 1996 he was recognised with awards from the American Productivity and Quality Centre, USA and Business Intelligence, UK. In January 1998, Leif received the prestigious Brain Trust "Brain of the Year" award, UK. for his pioneering work on IC. In 1999 noted as Most Admired Knowledge Award on Knowledge Leadership. He was also awarded The KEN Practitioner of the Year 2004, from Entovation International, where he also is an E 100. In 2006 also listed in a book by London Business Press, as one of The 50 Most influential Thinkers in the World. He is listed in Who’s Who in the world. Also associate member of The Club of Rome. He is also Cofounder and Chairman of The New Club of Paris, focused on the Knowledge Economy initiatives.
Professor Leif Edvinsson has his education from the University of California, Berkeley, USA, and Lund University, Sweden. He is the author of numerous articles on the service management and on Intellectual Capital. In March 1997, together with Michael S. Malone, he launched one of the very first books on Intellectual Capital. He is also special advisor on Societal Entrepreneurship to the Swedish Governmental Foundation for Competence and Knowledge Development, as well as on Service Science to the Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation. In 1997 co founder of Intellectual Capital Sweden AB.
Paul Druckman is the Chairman of the comittee for the Sustainability Reporting Award
After a highly successful business career as an entrepreneur in the technology sector, Paul now splits his time between operating as a non-executive Chairman and Director of businesses and organisations ranging from the world of software to business support, and working on influencing the accounting community on sustainability matters.
The high profile work on sustainability matters has been within the accounting profession, as President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (2004/5); working with the Prince of Wales; and with the European profession. Currently Chair of the Prince's project www.accountingforsustainability.org and Chairman of the Sustainability Policy Group at the Fédération des Experts Comptables Européens (FEE), which is the representative organisation for the accountancy profession in Europe.
Formerly Paul was Chairman of the CCAB (the 6 UK accounting bodies); a board director, council member and chair of the Audit Committee of the Financial Reporting Council; and a member of the City Takeover Panel.
Brian Ballou and Dan Heitger
Brian Ballou, Ph.D. and Dan Heitger, Ph.D., have extensively taught, researched, and worked with students and executives in integrating integrity in corporate governance and executive decision-making, leadership in strategy and risk management, and transparency in stakeholder engagement, including sustainability since 1999. They co-instruct the only course series of its kind in the United States that integrates these topics. These courses are delivered to a variety of audiences, including undergraduate and graduate students and executives. Ballou and Heitger have performed joint research projects with executives from the leading organizations. In addition they are representing the AICPA as U.S. delegates on the HRH Prince Charles’ Accounting for Sustainability Project. They also are members of the inaugural Chief Responsibility Officer Association’s Board of Governors. The CROA is sponsored by CRO Magazine, which publishes the Top 100 Corporate Citizens List. As Co-Directors of the Center for Business Excellence, the hold an annual Executive Conference on Governance, Risk Management and Reporting, develop curriculum linking integrity, leadership, and transparency to business topics under the KPMG Curriculum Development Initiative, and host the annual Ernst & Young Business Excellence Student Summit at Miami University with top undergraduate students from across North America.
Luis Perera is currently the Partner in charge of Sustainable Business Solutions at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Chile. Perera is a seasoned audit partner with wide international experience servicing many audit and sustainability clients and projects, throughout his career. Speaks German, English, Portuguese and Spanish and has a working knowledge of French and Italian.
He is the author of several papers on sustainability reporting , wrote two books on the socio economic dimension of sustainability reporting "Towards a Fourth Financial Statement", has been engaged as a technical expert in working groups with the GRI, and his views have been included in the first study of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) about sustainability. ("Professional accountants on Business – At the heart of Sustainability"- www.ifac.org)
Conferencist on Sustainability throughout Latin American, he is considered in his region a pioneering accountant in the field of integrating non financial information into mainstream reporting
A former Director of PricewaterhouseCoopers and Member of the Belgian Institut des Experts-Comptables et des Conseils Fiscaux (Institute of Certified Accountants and Tax Counsels), Olivier Boutellis-Taft joined FEE in October 2006 as CEO. Olivier benefits from a diversified professional experience both in a multinational and a small business environment, as well as in the public and not-for-profit sectors, holding management positions for more than 10 years.
He started embarking on a competition career in equestrian sports (jumping), creating his own business at the age of 19. Olivier joined PricewaterhouseCoopers Tax and Legal Services in the Luxembourg finance team in 1996. In 1998, he moved to Brussels to contribute to the development of the global multidisciplinary e-business team of the firm. The same year he received the "PwC Global Innovation Award" for his work on an audit methodology of e-business projects. In 2000, he was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Belgian Firm and developed a new service offering focused on European affairs.
Mr. Peter Hong-Yuen Wong
Peter Wong is a well known personality in both community and business affairs in Hong Kong. A former member of the Legislative Council in Hong Kong, he represented the Accountancy Functional Constituency from 1988 to 1995. Mr. Wong was President of the Hong Kong Society of Accountants (now known as Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants) from 1984 to 1985. Mr. Wong was educated in England at Marlborough College and then at Pembroke College, Cambridge University. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales and Certified Public Accountant, Hong Kong. Mr. Wong retired as Senior Tax Partner in 2003 and remains as a consultant to Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu. Mr. Wong's interests in education led him to be among the founders of The Open University in Hong Kong and the Independent Schools Foundation Academy in The Cyberport. He is Chairman of GFC Trustees (Hong Kong) Limited, an independent Trustee Corporation in Hong Kong.
Susanne Stormer is Vice President of Global TBL Management at the Danish-based pharmaceutical company, Novo Nordisk. TBL is short for Triple Bottom Line – the Novo Nordisk principle to always strive to be a financially, environmentally and socially responsible business.
Susanne has a master’s degree in English Studies and a BA in East Asian Area Studies from the University of Aarhus, Denmark. She is a graduate of Stanford Graduate School of Business Executive Education Program (2006). In 2008 she was appointed member of the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship International Advisory Board. She is also an alumni of the Cambridge Sustainability Network, following her participation in 2001 in the Cambridge University Business for the Environment Programme.
In this capacity she sets the strategic direction for the company’s positioning as a sustainability leader and a pioneer in demonstrating the long-term business value of incorporating economic, social and environmental perspectives into its market proposition. She and her team are charged with aligning, driving and accounting for the company’s sustainability-driven performance, and for creating, capturing and communicating the value of the TBL business principle. In addition she serves as executive support and counsel to the Board.
Among her achievements are the successful integration of the company’s financial and sustainability reporting that has brought Novo Nordisk at the cutting edge of integrated reporting, developing Novo Nordisk’s employee volunteer programme, TakeAction!, and implementing the company’s progressive climate strategy.