I believe cross-sectoral collaboration is key to making a difference for the women and men living on this planet and to bring people and their daily lives in the forefront. This is why I founded Next Energy Consumer; a policy consultancy focused on the social aspects of the energy and climate transitions at European and international levels. On a daily basis, I provide support and policy analysis services and advise organisations to set up strategies to put the citizens back in the centre. I aim to empower the people by paying extra attention to the most vulnerable elements of our societies, in order to build a just transition.
Academia, public administration; own firm (consultancy and training)
Bachelor in Environmental Engineering, Master in Cities and Sustainability; professional mediator and moderator for meaningful, effective, focussed and productive transdisciplinary collaboration; seminar leader for communication and conflict resolution, resilience, wellbeing and team-building. Expert in citizen participation; Practical experience as climate action manager for communities; Network of international sustainability experts.
Academia, Industry, Entrepreneurship
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.
Academia, Courses, conferfences, readuing, practice, debriefing, training, etc.
Highlights include: Climate change, Sustainability education, Participatory simulation, Experiential learning, Debriefing, Editing, Publication. Too many things to list here, so please see my profile
Academia, Industry, Consultancy
My expertise directly relates to sustainability in regard to energy and energy policy. I have postgraduate qualifications in Climate Science and Policy; a Masters in Public Policy (Energy), and a Ph.D. in energy innovation and energy policy, with a focus on the implementation of smart batteries (virtual power plants). I have worked across academia, consultancy and heavy industry. My area of research expertise (PhD) closely relates to the understanding of the implementation and the scaling up of technologies for sustainable transitions.
Banking and industry - Technology commericalisation and enabling communities through financial solutions
Christopher Macias Escalona
My primary expertise lies in developing models, metrics, and management systems for measuring and managing impacts on sustainable development. This includes advisory and management in relation to responsible business conduct, herein risks assessments in on human rights and the environment, as well as detailing how organisation's can methodically frame, measure and manage their positive impact. As such, I provide insights into how organisations can incorporate impact management strategies into their operations and interconnect their sustainability efforts with their business model(s), both in terms of their negative and positive impacts. Hence I have expertise in organisational development, strategy framing, making impact tangibl and leading social innovation processes through the usages of Design-orientated methods. Finally I have broad insight into anti-discriminatory practices and on how we, politically, co-creationaly and democratically combat social inquality in genera - specifically through an contextual understanding of the asymmetries between majorities/minorities - both on an individual level as well as on a Global South/North perspective.
Sayyid Mohsen Madani
I am a Political and Economic Researcher especially in the field of energy policy.
And Also Professional Expert and extensive skills in the topics of Energy investment Strategist and Consultations on renewable energy and Distributed generation. • Business development consultant in projects such as oil derivatives production line, CHP and Solar Power Plants, Export of agricultural products and import of industrial equipment. All of these are related to Energy policy and Sustainable Energy.
Dr. Caniglia (PhD University of Notre Dame) is Executive Director of Earth, Incorporated and Editor-in-Chief of the Solutions Journal. Dr. Caniglia’s research and publications are focused at the intersection of resilience and environmental justice in urban communities. Dr. Caniglia is past-Chair of the Environment & Technology Section of the American Sociological Association. She has received numerous awards. In 2009, she was chosen as a Global Climate Leader by the State of the World Forum in recognition of her commitment to link academic scholarship to global carbon cycle transformation. In 2016, she was recognized by the International Women’s Leadership Association as among Top Women Executives, Professionals & Entrepreneurs. Her book (with Thomas J. Burns) Environmental Sociology: The Ecology of Late Modernity was honored with the Gerold L. Young Outstanding Book Award from the Society for Human Ecology. She has been honored by America’s Who’s Who in Academia and was selected to serve as a Research Fellow for the Wellbeing Economy Alliance. Dr. Caniglia was most recently honored to be selected as a Propeller Impact Accelerator awardee in her new home of New Orleans.
Dr. Caniglia’s representative publications and presentations include four books: Regenerative Urban Development, Climate Change and the Common Good (2019 Routledge); Resilience, Environmental Justice & the City (2017 Routledge); Environmental Sociology: The Ecology of Late Modernity (2016 Line-In Publishing); and The Rise of Environmental Consciousness. Cognella Academic Publishing (2014 Cognella). Representative articles and book chapters include: Caniglia, Beth Schaefer. 2018. “The Path to a Regenerative Future: The Importance of Local Networks and Bioregional Contexts.” The Solutions Journal, Volume 9(2). Caniglia, Beth Schaefer, Beatrice Frank, Bridget Kerner and Tammy Mix. 2016. “Water policy and governance networks: a pathway to enhance resilience toward climate change.” Sociological Forum (Volume 31); Caniglia, Beth Schaefer, Robert Brulle and Andy Szasz. 2015. “Civil Society & Climate Change,” in Sociology of Climate Change, Riley Dunlap and Robert Brulle, eds. Oxford University Press and an official publication of the American Sociological Association; Caniglia, Beth Schaefer, Beatrice Frank, Daisha Dalano and Bridget Kerner. 2014. “Enhancing Environmental Justice Research and Praxis: The Inclusion of Human Security, Resilience & Vulnerabilities Literature.” International Journal of Innovation and Sustainable Development; and Caniglia, Beth Schaefer. 2011. “Global Environmental Governance & Pathways for the Achievement of Environmental Justice.” In Julian Agyeman and JoAnn Carmin (eds.) Environmental Injustice Beyond Borders: Local Perspectives on Global Inequalities. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
Ilaria Di Meo
I have a bachelor in political science and a master in Human Ecology from Lund University, which was focused on studying climate change from a social sciences perspective, to understand how humans interact with the environment and shape it through economy, politics and culture: it gave me the tools to gain a deep understanding of climate change and environmental issues. I am currently working for a start-up in the food industry that has a great sustainable vision, and I am overall really interested in the field and wish to keep working within it in my future.
Sofia Fernandez Madero
I've been developing my career in CSR and Sustainability in the banking industry for a few years now. In addition, I am SDG advocate and have training in Sustainable Finances.
Academia, Industry, non-profit sector
My passion shines when working collaboratively and eﬀectively with partners in the public and private sector to advance human rights and sustainable practices on a global scale. My expertise within NGO events and causes sets me apart. I have over four years of experience in managing an array of local and international projects, events and grant programs, including project feasibility/outcome analysis, partnership development, and community engagement within the NGO sector. I promote social inclusion in everything I do. I have a deep understanding of disability rights and how universal design can improve the lives of everyone, not just people with disabilities. I hold a Master of Science in Global Development from the University of Copenhagen, which has equipped me with the theoretical and hands-on knowledge of applying an interdisciplinary lens to solve global sustainability issues. Most recently, I worked with the Danish Institute for Human Rights within the Business and Human Rights department where I co-authored a publication of an analysis on the development process, content, and implementation of current National Action Plans on Business and Human Rights adopted between 2013-2018.
Industry, Chief Content Officer at This Spaceship Earth, co-author "Moving to a Finite Earth Economy", board member of Pachamama Alliance PDX and Drawdown presenter
I communicate, educate and gently persuade concerning the societal, political and economic transitions we must go through to get at the route causes of our climate crisis.
Marije de Roos
Academia, Industry, Self study
I’m a circular economist and founder who is disrupting the fashion industry through a brand new ecosystem where Aesthetics meet Ethics. I have a broad interest and am currently educating myself in the field of biofabrication
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.
I am an expert in innovation within global development, and have worked widely with water, sanitation, air pollution and health technologies in humanitarian and development sector.
Jesica Murcia López
I'm starting my PhD at Lund University to study synergies and conflicts of land use in the Amazon region of Colombia and the drivers of deforestation, where meat production and cattle production is focus point.
Israa holds a Master of Science degree in Environment Management and Policy from Lund University in Sweden (Lund University is one of the top 100 universities in the world according to the most recent QS world universities ranking).
She has extensive experience spanning 8 years in corporate sustainability and sustainable development, across several sectors in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region; including tourism, aviation, fast moving consumer goods, healthcare, oil and gas and food and beverage.
She has over 2 years experience in social media and web content creation and management.
Israa is an adept networker with significant connections in several industries in the MENA region.
She is passionate, motivated, well-spoken with a strong creative and entrepreneurial drive.
Angelica Lips da Cruz
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.
Quality Education which obtaining it is the foundation for equitable education service delivery for all is the bedrock for sustainable growth and way of life.