I have CSR and sustainability expertise and experience of 12 plus years in Asia and Africa
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.
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.
Highlights include: Climate change, Sustainability education, Participatory simulation, Experiential learning, Debriefing, Editing, Publication. Too many things to list here, so please see my profile
Aaron is an entrepreneur working globally across the Agriculture and technology nexis specializing in the development and implementation of innovation and growth strategies advising corporates, governments, NGO's, investors, and farmers through successful AgTech integration and best practices across the supply chain.
Immersed in the family agricultural irrigation company in California since childhood, Aaron pioneered one of the first stand-alone AgTechnology integration companies in 2011, Signature AgTech, bringing new solutions to farmers, with unprecedented support.
Following his vision and global economies, in 2014 he founded AgTech Insight as a full service consulting and advisory firm offering expertise to ensure success and projection in today’s global economy. Their team of subject matter experts consists of experienced, top-level agriculture and technology professionals from around the world. Today, Aaron travels often working globally with clients concentrating on the US, Latin America and Asia markets. He works with public and private sector leaders building and implementing innovative strategies across the Ag & food supply chain and Go to Market process speeding up adoption rates.
Aaron has been a co-founder of AgTech startups in both hardware and software development with global operation as well as has become a leader in the AgTech movement and speaks to groups around the world.
Ashantha Goonetilleke is a Professor in Water/Environmental Engineering at Queensland University of Technology with an enduring commitment to make the water environment more sustainable and contribute to its adaptation to climate change. Ashantha has achieved significant success in undertaking projects of relevance to industry and the community and the translation of outcomes for practical application. He also possesses sixteen years of professional experience in the areas of Integrated Water Resources Management, water security, water supply and sanitation, climate change adaptation and rural and regional development.
Niels Peter Flint
I am an architect, designer and artist who has for more than 35 years solely envisioned sustainable concepts / visions / solutions for the betterment of life on planet earth.
I am a glaciologist, studying how glaciers react to climate change. I am also heavily involved in science policy and science communication.
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.
Founder of WomenHackCPH and Ambassador for Women in AI
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.
I founded in 2018 and still lead an NGO that focuses on sustainability and public value. Relying on a multi-stakeholder and inter-generational approach, we co-create public value principles to shape a narrative on sustainability, well-being or public value that all (investors, corporates, civil society experts, and the public) will understand and embrace.
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.
My background in marketing and impact strategy for social enterprises has seen me work with many companies and non-profits in sustainable energy, circular food production, economic empowerment and equality. I'm now starting Moja (launching March), an underwear company that turns consumer power into projects that donate underwear, create job opportunities and contribute to hygiene workshops. We do this with a one-for-one model, however the donated pair are ALWAYS made in the local community in which they're donated by people with a distance to the labour market. As a One Young World Ambassador and frequent guest speaker at various events in The Netherlands, I believe I have build a strong expertise in understanding how to approach change and I look forward to furthering that with Impactr.
I am a founder of a dynamic NGO called Being Green where we focuses on the three E; Environment, Education and Empowerment. Our focus is to improve and aware the community which would yield in betterment of the society. We regularly conducts social experiment and I am on the verge of becoming a social entrepreneur.
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 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.
Banking and industry - Technology commericalisation and enabling communities through financial solutions
With my degrees in Geography and Environment and Environmental Management and Policy I am passionate about not only identifying the sustainability related problems but come up with feasible solutions. I have done my researches focusing on Sustainable energy in urban areas. I had the opportunity to do my research in both Bangladesh and Sweden and see the contrast of different countries. My expertise in the RMG sector has enhanced my understanding of sustainability in academia and industry and the underlying knowledge gap existing between different sectors. I am devoting myself to work on reducing the industry academia gap.
Affordable Clean Enrergy/Industry, Innovation/Climate Action: I have a PhD in Operations Research (Applied Mathematics). In my career I've used data science and math to wind energy optimization challenges. In particular, in my PhD project I developed a software and a methodology to improve the design of offahore wind farms, so that we can design more efficient farms at lower costs, and thus be able to reduce the price of wind energy. This program has been used, for example, to design Holladse Kust Zuid, the first farm that will be constructed subsidy free. This project was in the top 6 applications of Operatios research in the world this year (Franz Edelman award finalist) and won various international awards (Best Industrial PhD 2018, European Doctoral Dissertation award, Glover-Klingman Prize, etc.). I currently work in Vattenfall, keeping a close relationship with academia. For the above I think I qualify as expert in Affordable Clean Energy and Innovation.
Geneder equality/quality education: I am a girl working in Data Science and I had an education and now a job in a male-dominated field. I am very passionate about gender equality in Science.
I feel as a personal mission also getting more people to know about applied mathematics and what could be its effect in practical applications (expecially related with climate action). I strongly believe is important to educate the new generations and give equal possibilities. In Italy, where I come from, I am founder and coordinator of the italian PhD-PostDoc association (AIROYoung) where we work for offering low cost educational activities for all PhDs, indipendently from their univeristy funds. I am also funder of the EUROYoung association, that is born in inspiration from AIROYoung but with an european scope. I also supervise PhD students and master students form different univeristies all over Europe, and give lectures and talks about my work.