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Joe Mwakiremba

Art Director

Clean oceans. We recycle ocean waste into amazing creations. Constantly talking to folks about stopping using plastics, beach cleanups, not buying plastics meant for single use.

Dragana Vukasinovic

Art Director

I have 20 years of education and research experience within crop/food production, food safety and food security (see my LinkedIn for more info, below). I was always working to bridge the gap between fundamental and applied agricultural sciences to optimize Primary Food Production – which is how we feed the planet. I self-financed my 1st PhD research where I developed a molecular method for precise, fast and affordable way to identify insect-pests and tailor crop protection strategies by introducing biological control measures. In this way, with early warning diagnostics (proactive) it possible to exclude chemical pesticides in 100%. Furthermore, by introducing biological control strategies - we are growing food and we re-build biodiversity at the same time. This is exactly how the future farming should look like – farming should give and not take. Today, AgroDNA as a service, is part of my startup Fauna Smart Technologies (FST) (www.faunasmarttechnologies). My PhD research at the University of Copenhagen was on climate change effects on insect population dynamics and behavior in crops. I took innovative approach to this as well by introducing new links between sciences and technology thus creating applied agro-eco-physiology – to predict pest attacks already during winter! By improving predictions we make farm management easier, by saving time, money and creating conditions for introducing more biological control strategies (green solutions). With a huuge desire that all that beautiful science steps out into the real world and saves it from itself – I founded Fauna. I believe that the makers of the brave new world are Entrepreneurial Scientists. It is the capacity of a research mindset to Solve Complex Problems and the world needs this more than ever, NOW. At Fauna Smart Technologies we pose the crucial question: HOW do we want to evolve as a species? Healthy and Infinitely Sustainable? How to do it? At FST we provide science based pathway for creating not only livable, but a thriving Planet. We start with agro-ecosystems (human managed systems) and then continue with natural ecosystems. We have been selected for the SDG tech award (2020, DK) for the Infinite Sustainability science and tech system approach for Ecosystem Restoration. This is a result of many years of education and research converged into a beautiful science based pathway to restore the health of our Planet. The system provides the biggest total impact: with depth and scale - starting from the Biosphere and covering all 17 SDGs.

Saqib Hussain

Art Director

As a Environmentalist my strength is the field work for the sustainability of Environment & even i can perform my duty in the most tough climatic condition for the collection of baseline data and monitoring.

Tove Holm

Art Director

My core expertise areas are change management, adult education for sustainable development, networking and transdisciplinary and applied research. I am interested in applied transdisciplinary projects, which enhances education for sustainable development, sustainable development, corporate social responsibility, Baltic Sea protection and Agenda 2030. I love organizing and facilitating workshops, preferably cross-disciplinary and presenting my work. I finished my PhD in 2014 on enabling change in universities: enhancing education for sustainable development with tools for quality assurance, an action research, based on change management; which nine higher education institutions from Denmark, Finland and Sweden participated in. I have worked with these topics my entire working career, over 20 years.

Samantha Jewel

Art Director

I’m 20+ yrs advocating soil health as a solution to all things human ...

Gitte Haar

Art Director

Senior Non-Executive Board Member and Strategy Business Advisory within Circular Economy, Climate Change, SDG and Purpose as an important business driver. The new Green Economy creates competitave advantage for companies with new business models, new energy sources, energy optimization and new material streams. Innovation within the Circular Economy.

Jennifer Lauber

Art Director

Banking and industry - Technology commericalisation and enabling communities through financial solutions

Anne-Sofie Svendsen

Art Director

Background in geology and master in cc (dynamic ecosystem functioning at subarctic mire, as a result of recent climate change). Internship at Danmarks Natrufredningsforening, focussing on feedback mechanisms and balance between cc impact, biodiversity and effect of sustainable action (national and bilateral climate policy). Insight in mitigating soil management, with focus on wetlands and climate effects

Hilda Hoti

Art Director

As an water quality/treatment engineer the the aim is to deliver safe, reliable supplies of water to households, industry and agriculture, and in safeguarding the quality of water.

Manavi Bhardwaj

Art Director

Working on a range of complex issues over 8 years, that have concerned people and the environment, from biodiversity and climate change, mining, forestry, industrial pollution, education, sustainable agriculture, rural development, sustainable fashion and sustainable tourism, I have had several opportunities to connect myself to ground issues; and to the diverse stakeholders involved. These have navigated my interest towards psychology, human behavior and the reasons behind the choices people/organisations/businesses/governments make. I am particularly excited about using design thinking and behaviour science to catalyze socio-environmental change.

My inter-disciplinary academic and professional foundation in sustainability has fostered my systems and divergent thinking mindsets. (I completed by BSc in Life Sciences with a specialisation in Environmental Biology; my MSc in Environmental Sciences, Policy and Management; and have completed online courses on the Circular Economy, and on Design Thinking). These, along with my keenness to go deep, and the lens of empathy that I practice and apply to issues I have worked on, have enabled me to over short periods of time make deep dives into very diverse sectoral challenges; effectively gather insights and diagnose root cause issues; and influence programme as well as policy design.

I also have strong experience in programme management, proposal design, partner (grantee) relations, government relations, and multi-stakeholder engagement. I have independently managed a multi-stakeholder initiative to strengthen the organic cotton value chain. I also have considerable experience in policy research and advocacy.

Most recently - I have spent the last 2.5 years contributing in the organic cotton sector; and have recently taken on the role of driving the sustainable tourism agenda of a leading travel company.

I have lived in very diverse countries, and travelled extensively around the world. This exposure has helped me develop a worldview that recognises and empathises with complex global challenges that concern people and the environment across borders; while also learning about best practices from around the world. This has greatly helped cross-fertilise ideas across different contexts in my work on sustainability.

Elliot Connor

Art Director

Elliot is a skilled communicator, senior management executive and policy strategist with experience across two dozen charitable organizations. His theory of change seeks to develop a model for mass individualism: empowering future leaders to find their potential, connecting the connectors and generating grassroots impact globally. From Quito, Ecuador to Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa to quiet Sydney suburbs Elliot brings his leadership acumen and systems thinking to bear on the most pressing issues of our 21st century. As the founder and CEO of Human Nature Projects, Elliot displays incredible drive and perspicacity in reframing our human relationship with the natural world. This pioneering conservation community incorporates over 1200 volunteers across 102 countries globally, revolutionizing the environmental field through the extent of its semi-decentralized operations. Recognizing the importance of a holistic viewpoint, Elliot also dedicates much time to other worthy causes. He was a 2019 Ambassador to CoalitionWILD and Tunza Eco-Generation, and continues to undertake ambassadorial duties for the Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature (Youth Circle), Blue Luxury Investments and Lawrence Anthony Earth Organization. He is the director of Youth for our Planet Asia-Pacific and founding board member of the Global Youth Biodiversity Network Oceania. Initiate of the Jane Goodall Institute Australia’s National Youth Leadership Council, he serves also as Assistant Country Director for Global Peace Chain in Australia. The accumulated experience from such a diverse portfolio of course facilitates Elliot’s advocacy at conferences worldwide. He has voiced his thoughts on stage in South Korea, at the World Biodiversity Forum in Davos, locally at TEDx in Sydney, and with further engagements planned at the World Wilderness Congress and World Conservation Congress in the first half of 2020. Such unparalleled devotion to the cause has earned Elliot recognition as Young Citizen of the Year in the 2020 Australia Day Awards and as winner of Samsung’s 2020 Eco-Hero Award. Elliot is the founder of Sydney Naturalists- the only field naturalists’ group in the Greater Sydney area- and has organized monthly gatherings for this collective over the past 18 months. Last year he coordinated Birdlife Australia’s Birdathon event, part of the national Twitchathon which raised a total of 60K AUD for avian conservation. His work in the digital media space complements this by raising awareness of environmental imperatives, along which vein he is currently negotiating a half a million dollar outsourced management agreement with WildEarth TV for a programme that will see two hundred emerging environmentalists contracted in building a revolutionary on-demand platform for natural history film. Elliot is also a member of IUCN’s Commission on Education & Communication, and a Humanitarian with the Global Goodwill Ambassadors.

Prachi Bobhate

Art Director

I am an expert in the individual fields of biotechnology (life sciences), environmental sciences and planning for sustainability & climate change. As, all three are inter-related, the ultimate aim is to achieve sustainable development. My approach is more inclined toward environmental & social part of sustainability.

Tuly Sarah Costa

Art Director

I am expert in agricultural and environmental science with an interdisciplinary perspective on climate challenges, strategic solution and practical framework for sustainable food transition and food waste management. I have experienced in developing sustainable procurement policy, focusing on the procurement process, operational challenges, supply chain management, and gender mainstreaming. My communication experiences include multi-stakeholder engagement, with internal and external communication, use of IT platforms (Confluence, Sharepoint, G suite) for a range of operational and awareness raising purposes and remote liaison with international partners.

David Crookall

Art Director

Highlights include: Climate change, Sustainability education, Participatory simulation, Experiential learning, Debriefing, Editing, Publication. Too many things to list here, so please see my profile https://www.linkedin.com/in/simulation/.

Soeren Thomsen

Art Director

I am a PHD holding ocean and climate scientists.

Anastasia Tikhonova

Art Director

I am an expert in climate change adaptation and mitigation in agriculture, climate smart agriculture, ecosystems based adaptation and climate finance. I have a PhD in Environmental Sciences and Policy, and have worked for a number of years for the FAO, UN, but also in higher education sector.

Federica Catonini

Art Director

I am specialised in international environmental law and law of the sea and have relevant professional experience in environmental management, environmental education and sustainability. My expertise in international law, governance and international organisations enables me to have a deep understanding of the policy-related and international legal issues connected to climate change, environmental protection and sustainability.

Sofie Mora Fregerslev

Art Director

3 years of work and research with sustainable production has resulted in specialized knowledge on sustainable chocolate production, value chains and development projects in the Latin American jungle. The conclusion was evident for me - sustainability is worth it, and the same results should be applicable in other inustries. These days, I'm working with re-forestation and biodiversity on my own initiative, 'Tree for Life'. Hence, I will bring my experience and knowledge on sustainable production and biodiversity to the table.

Sergio Rejado Albaina

Art Director

I am a professional of the field of natural resources management and international cooperation, with professional activity as well as environmental journalist, educator, and in innovation management. I have worked in over 10 countries in 3 different continents in various project and programme management positions and for organizations at multiple levels (from community-led NGOs, to international organizations and the private sector). I am also an entrepreneur, and I am passionate about music, travelling, outdoor activities, lifelong learning, and languages (I speak fluently English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese, with notions of other languages).

Angelica Lips da Cruz

Art Director

Founder and CEO of Innorbis with more than 25 years expertis in the field, Angelica has developed and created Innorbis, a powerful, objective, scalable and trustworthy digital analytical system for sustainable finance.
Today’s economic and financial system are part of the problem , not measuring objectively the externalities and its price and values that matters. These are climate aspects, technology progression and transformation, and underlying governance aspects that are normally taken as discretionary in the investment world. Today we calculate with high automation all these aspects in a quants equation where qualitative aspects are measured alongside quantitative factors in a forward looking perspective for business assessment, risk and impact investing. We work with all the 17 SDGs and its targets , closing the gap between the markets and the new narrative in a sustainable development that we are proud of to be part of.