I have CSR and sustainability expertise and experience of 12 plus years in Asia and Africa
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.
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.
During 6 years I was in charge of coordinate a global initiative for sustainability. The initiative was focus on the non-traditional sectors of development cooperation (think tanks, Financial Sector, Private sector). This initiative developed practical instruments, standards, metodologies and innovative learning spaces for sustainable development.
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.
AI, Cloud, Big Data and IoT as enablers of new global solutions to tackle climate change
I specialise in removing unconscious bias from marketing and advertising. I believe in gender and neuro-diverse communication to better connect with the real citizen and to provide opportunities for those currently alienated. Gender rights leads to economic opportunities and to impact our planet with more compassion and respect. A lot of the world’s problems begin from removing gender bias and being more inclusive.
Marije de Roos
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 economist and I focus on sustainable development inclusive of social and environmental justice and economic equity. I use the tools of economics to promote behavioral change and also include stakeholder engagement and communications strategy to facilitate economic literacy for sustainability. My focus is a grassroots paradigm shift of the economic model from self gratification and individualism to stewardship and community.
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.
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 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 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.
Dean is a Chemist and an Environmental scientist. He has vast experience in life cycle thinking approach applications - Sustainable chemistry, green fiscal reforms, sustainable resource management, circular economy-greening the economy, sustainable consumption and production, and sustainability standards development. He is also a trainer and practitioner of Circular Economy models, LCA, water, carbon, and environmental footprint. Dean is a receiver of Life Cycle Initiative 2017 LCA Awards. He is also an expert and national delegate, contributing to the development of International Standards representing Uganda on ISO/TC 323(Circular Economy), ISO/TC 207/SC 1/WG 7, ISO/TC 207/SC5, ISO/TC 207/SC 5/WG11 & ISO/TC 207/SC 1/WG 8 and a contributing expert to Ecosystem-based Adaptation for food security in Africa Assembly (EBAFOSA) standards. Dean is also a consultant for the Uganda government on sustainable coffee production. Dean is the Uganda Chapter Lead for African Circular Economy Network (ACEN), Membership Executive for Africa for Circular Economy Club (CEC) and one of the Board of Directors at Forum for Sustainability through Life Cycle Innovation(FSLCI).
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.
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.
Juana Purchase Hatfield
Over the course of my fifteen year career I have worked in development finance, sustainability and management consulting as well as advisory services. Having lived on three continents and worked on multi-country and multi-stakeholder projects; I have become proficient at developing solutions for complex business problems in difficult environments. My passion has become finding the place where People, Profit, the Planet and Innovation meet. I am fascinated by disruptive and profitable products and solutions that have the potential to positively transform systems.
More than a decade of practical experience in responsible and sustainable investment, with leadership in the field of ESG integration into listed infrastructure portfolios (Environment, Social and Governance). Signatory of the Principles for Responsible Investment, proficient with Sustainalytics and Bloomberg. Advocate for cycling and walking.
Banking and industry - Technology commericalisation and enabling communities through financial solutions