Our action team of experts
and entrepreneurs

NOW’s 100+ global partners are business owners, leaders and entrepreneurs, senior advisors and experts in B Corp and regeneration, high & clean tech, impact investing & finance, happiness & mindful action, innovation & systems transformation. Learn more about our team below.

 

Walter Link

NOW Partners’ founding CEO. Former co-owner of Euro-Asian industrial group. Co-founder & leader of first sustainable business networks across Europe and the Americas. Advisor and coach to senior leaders in business and other sectors. Passionately committed to co-creating a regenerative economy within a regenerative civilization.

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Moneshia zu Eltz

More than 25 years of value creation through M&A, strategic partnership, venture investing and post-merger integration for corporate transformation. CEO of Volunteer Vision. Previously Vice President of Global Alliances, Partnerships and Venture for Philips.

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Marcello Palazzi

NOW Co-founder and Global Ambassador. Impact entrepreneur, economist and visionary for human progress. 35 years global experience focused on Better Economies, Enterprises and Entrepreneurs for public good. Has led and co-led 25 successful ventures across the highest levels of business, civil society, finance, government, philanthropy and academia.

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Hunter Lovins

President and Founder of Natural Capitalism Solutions. Environmentalist and champion of sustainable development for over 35 years. Chief Impact Officer at Change Finance. Consultant to governments, industries and communities worldwide including the Pentagon, the UN and the US Congress. Author and Social Entrepreneur.

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Tom Cummings

Entrepreneurial Founder. Executive Board Member. Senior Management Adviser to senior leaders in more than 30 countries over 30 years. Creative partner and thought leader for strategic visioning, business performance and leadership excellence in charitable foundations.

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Maria Emilia Correa

Recognized leader in sustainability and entrepreneurship in Latin America and abroad. Entrepreneur and investor in B Corporations. Co-founder of Sistema B. Member of the Board at Colbún (energy), Explora (hospitality), Córpora (family holding) in Chile, and Fundación Bancolombia (finance) in Colombia.

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Pedro Tarak

Senior Leader of Global Bridge Builders at Sistema B International. Co-founder of Sistema B and former President of Sistema B International. Impact entrepreneur, global change maker, strategist and innovator for regenerative and sustainable business.

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Dr. Tiffany Jana

Author, social entrepreneur, international public speaker, Doctor of Management, strategic adviser. Founder and CEO of TMI Portfolio, a collection of socially responsible and interconnected companies working to advance more culturally inclusive and equitable workforces.

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Hein Dijksterhuis

Executive coach, strategy consultant, psychologist, author, world champion in sailing. Expert in creating the conditions for organizational transformation. Specialist in facilitating the U-process to discover meaningful solutions to challenges. Creates high performance teams and supports them in becoming a force for good.

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Sandrine Dixson-Decléve

One of the 30 most influential women across the globe driving change in the low carbon economy and promoting green business. First female Co-President of the Club of Rome. Senior advisor for CISL, ETC, Interel, and E3G. Climate change and energy policy expert.

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Pape Samb

Global Vice President of Ashoka and Executive Director of Ashoka Africa. Global social entrepreneur and impact leader. Agent for change for youth globally. Public speaker. More than 20 years experience in systems change leadership, program, and resource development.

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Marise Barroso

38 years executive experience, 10 years as a Board Member. Expertise in marketing, sales, new business development, sustainability, digital transformation and general management. Owner of MRB Consultoria. Elected one of 46 women in Brazil who translate the real meaning of female empowerment.

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Peter Coughlan, Ph.D.

Design, strategy and organizational change consultant with hundreds of clients from Silicon Valley startups to global consumer product companies. Decades of experience leading organizations to implement new structures and capabilities.

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Renata Puchala

CEO and Founder at Become Sustainability Hub. Advisory board-member at Climate Ventures. Former Head of Business and Sustainability at Natura Cosmetics and board-member at B Lab. UN Global Compact and Circular Economy CE 100 Brazil.

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Mathis Wackernagel

Co-creator of the Ecological Footprint and President of Global Footprint Network. Award winning pioneer of new approaches to global sustainability. Has worked to promote ecological sustainability with governments, corporations and international NGOs on six continents.

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Jennifer Kenny

Master of innovation practice in emerging technologies. Strategic advisor, thought leader, international speaker, facilitator, mentor, investor, award-winning CEO with over 25 years of experience in strategy, leadership development, and technology-driven transformation. Master of innovation practice in emerging technologies. Strategic advisor, thought leader, international speaker, facilitator, mentor, investor, award-winning CEO with over 25 years of experience in strategy, leadership development, and technology-driven transformation.

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Daniel Truran

Strategist, impact innovator, speaker, enabler and business schools professor. More than 20 years leading global and local organizations to implement impact innovation. Director General of the ebbf, co-founder Impact Hub, Madrid. B Corp Ambassador.

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Meg Levie

Professional coach and master facilitator. Non-profit executive and experienced mindfulness and emotional intelligence teacher. Pioneer in the development of awareness practices in the business world for the last decade.

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David Sherman

Founder of Cooperative Advantage. Executive advisor, coach, business and sustainability strategist, system change expert and facilitator. Extensive experience working with leaders, organizations, and systems on leading-edge initiatives in over 2 dozen countries and many different sectors. 

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Bonnie Nixon

Global leader, supply chain sustainability strategist, regenerative re-evolutionary. Edupreneur, marketer, learning technologist, sustainable product, and process innovator. Relentless optimist and courageous catalyst for change.

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Dr. Vinya Shanthidas Ariyaratne

President, Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement. Chairman, Sarvodaya Institute of Higher Learning. Physician and Board-Certified Specialist in Community Medicine. Extensive experience with civil society peace and reconciliation initiatives in Sri Lanka.

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Shannon Lucas

Global thought leader. Intrapreneur. Catalyst. Innovation executive. Strategic consultant and expert facilitator. Co-founder of Catalyst Constellations. Over 20 years experience working with startups, launching her own ventures and driving innovation into the world’s largest companies. 

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Jaap van den Hoek

Founder and Managing Partner of The Change Collective. Strategic thinker, transformation consultant, and challenging executive coach. Expertise in system change and translating strategic challenges to culture transformation.

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Rhonda Magee

Professor of Law. Internationally recognized thought and practice leader focused on compassionate conflict engagement. Teacher and advocate of mindfulness and social justice. Highly practiced facilitator. Renowned author.

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Christophe Fauconnier

Activist, leader, author, impact investor. Senior adviser to leading companies including Unilever, The Coca Cola Company, Samsung, Materialise and the Darden Group. Expertise in the development of growth strategies, purpose brands and organization engagement.

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Leonardo Andrade

Professional consultant and coach. Associate Director Housidea Social Innovation Hub. More than 15 years experience as owner/partner of boutique consulting companies. Expert in Strategy Planning and Execution and Development of Data Driven and Customer Centric Cultures.

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Jorge Arango

Founder and Principal, Boot Studio LLC. Information Architect. Strategic design consultant, author, and educator. Over 25 years architecting digital experiences for organizations including non-profits and Fortune-500 companies.

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Dr. A.T. Ariyaratne

Founder of the Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement of Sri Lanka. Humanitarian. Peace Leader. Nobel Peace Prize nominee. Recognized and honored internationally for a lifelong contribution towards peace, development and human wellbeing on a grand scale.

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Helle Bank Jorgensen

CEO of Competent Boards. Globally recognized sustainability, climate change, and strategic ESG advisor. Close to 30 years experience helping global companies and investors such as IKEA, Nike, Shell, Unilever, Novo Nordisk, and Vestas.

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Dan Beam

Principal, with Meredith Beam, of International Consulting and Design firm BEAM, Inc. “Screwing up the Status quo to Create Value and Enrich Life”. Over 38 years’ experience with more than 150 iconic brands, innovative businesses, cities and non-profit organizations around the world.

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Meredith Beam

Principal, with Dan Beam, of International Consulting and Design firm BEAM, Inc. “Screwing up the Status quo to Create Value and Enrich Life”. Over 38 years’ experience with more than 150 iconic brands, innovative businesses, cities and non-profit organizations around the world.

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Bob Beth

Integrative Visionary. Change Maker. Special Advisor, World Business Academy. Member of the Board of Advisors, Nori. Four-decade career starting ventures that utilize advanced technologies and innovations in business models.

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Peter Bostelmann

Director of Mindfulness Programs at SAP, the world’s largest provider of business software. Founded the Mindfulness@SAP initiative to inspire cultural change in his organization. SIY executive coach and certified teacher. More than 20 years of international leadership experience.

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Nicole-Anne Boyer

Strategic foresight expert and systems change specialist. A pathfinder for diverse leaders facing disruptive change. 25-year career across multi-system sectors and political perspectives. Innovative futurist, pragmatic idealist, activist, speaker, writer and teacher.

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Thais Corral

Activist. Pioneer Entrepreneur. Social Innovator. Founder and Director of Sinal do Vale. Co-Founder of WEDO (Women, Environment and Development Organization). Three decades advocating women’s equality in global policy.

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Cristina d’Arce

Strategic and Organizational Consultant. Director of Quartet Labe Consultoria. Founder of the Society for Organizational Learning in Brazil. Over three decades as a Senior Consultant with clients including Petrobras, Natura, Banco Santander, and Exxon.

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Oscar David

Organizational psychologist, senior executive coach, boardroom consultant and speaker in the field of leadership and change. Adjunct Professor at TIAS School for Business and Society.  Author of ‘The Enneagram in Organizations’ and ‘The Integrity of Power.’ 

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Channa de Silva

Chairman Sarvodaya Development Finance. Founder Chairman Capital Media. Founder President COEXIST Foundation, Sri Lanka. Vice President Sarvodaya Movement. Social entrepreneur. Humanitarian. Strategic Advisor. Economist.

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Giulia Detomati

Social Entrepreneur. Founder and CEO of InVento Innovation Lab. Founder and CEO of Venti Sostenibili. Focus on environmental and social innovation and empowering young people with the tools for change through sustainability education.

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Paolo Di Cesare

Entrepreneur, Visionary, Future-Fit Designer, 20 years expert experience in sustainable innovation and exponential technologies. Co-founder of NATIVA, the first company in Europe to be awarded B Corp certification. 2016 Most Valuable Player of the global B Corp movement.

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Roeland Dikker Hupkes

Founder and Managing Partner of The Change Collective. Strategic thinker, system change expert, and transformation consultant. Challenging executive coach. Expert and speaker on organizational transformation.

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Dr. Deborah Egerton

Internationally respected psychologist, creative thought leader, executive coach, corporate facilitator, inspirational teacher and expert in personality assessment, individual and organizational development and cultural change. Certified Enneagram practitioner, master teacher and coach. President of Trinity Transitions Consultants.

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Eric Ezechieli

Regenerative Entrepreneur, Cofounder and Evolution Officer of Nativa. Chairman, The Natural Step Italia. Advisor to the G7. Cofounder and Board Member of Assobenefit. Expert in exponential technology acceleration. Strategic advisor and coach.

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Dario Ferreira Guarita Neto

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Christian Forthomme

Founder and CEO of RealChange. Expert of in-person and virtual learning expeditions to Silicon Valley. International innovation and sustainability entrepreneur. A connector of leaders globally, an educator and senior leadership coach.

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Simoon Fransen

Leading awareness based systems change projects for government, education, agriculture, nature-preservation and business since 2000. Director of Source for Change, Core Team Netherlands and Strategy Team, Presencing Institute, European Program Coordinator and community builder at Berkana institute.

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Rodrigo Gallegos Touissant

Environmental economist, leader, and writer. 20 years’ experience crafting data-driven solutions to foster green growth and social commitment in 3 sectors: think tanks, government (Office of the President of Mexico), and private sector (Mexican Business Council).

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Martin Goebel

Pioneer of the sustainability movement. Martin is an accomplished connector, enabler and entrepreneur specializing in emergent and innovative public-private partnerships, especially in high conflict arenas. Nearly 35 years’ experience in natural resources management and sustainable development.

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Edgard Gouveia Júnior

Bio-architect, urbanist, social entrepreneur, social media game designer, and university professor. CEO and Founder of Epic Journeys. Berkana and Ashoka Fellow. Facilitator and focuser on group processes. Mobilizing youth and adults through collective actions to co-create transformative community change.

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Benoit Greindl

B Entrepreneur. Strategic Advisor. Co-founder and CEO of Montagne Alternative. Co-founder of The Resilience Institute Europe. Former president of the Board of B Corp Switzerland. 25 years experience in commercial real estate and real estate sectors.

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Leslie Hansen

Decades of line experience in supply chain operations and finance. Passion for sustainability.

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David Hodgson

Network strategist, hyper-connector, visionary and social entrepreneur. Founder of the Global Regeneration CoLab, enabling collaboration to accelerate large-scale ecological regeneration.

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Elliot Hoffman

Founder and CEO, REV. Business and community leader for over 3 decades. Pioneer in sustainable business. An early leader in the socially responsible business movement. Previously CEO and Co-founder of Just Desserts.

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Ryan Honeyman

Coauthor of The B Corp Handbook: How to use Business as a Force for Good. Partner / Worker-Owner at LIFT Economy. Co-founder of the Force for Good Fund. Advocate for Racial Justice. Helped over 40 companies become Certified B Corporations.

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Dr. Marcos Eguiguren Huerta

Former Executive Director of Global Alliance for Banking on Values. Co-founder SingularNet Consulting, SL. Professor business administration Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Economist, entrepreneur, and expert in change management, strategic planning, and sustainable business model.

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Elisabetta Lattanzio Illy

Journalist and photographer. UNIDO Goodwill Ambassador. Advocate for equal dignity for all. Founder of Picture of Change, sharing stories of positive change and resilience to raise awareness of the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

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Paula Johns

Social entrepreneur, sustainable development strategist, sociologist and leading advocate for tobacco control, alcohol, food and health policies in Brazil and worldwide. Co-Founder and Director of the ACT Health Promotion, former Tobacco Control Alliance in Brazil.

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Hans Krueger

Co-founder and former CEO of global design firm MetaDesign. As a design entrepreneur Hans has decades of experience building and running international consulting firms. Experienced advisor and mentor bringing enlightened life concepts to business.

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Hendrik-Jan Laseur

Economist. Strategist. Expert in change management, leadership development and executive coaching. Founder and Owner of Lead the Change, helping to build purpose-driven organizations worldwide. Partner at Sum People and Leader’s Quest.

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Tia Kansara

Multi-award-winning entrepreneur. Co-founder of Kansara Hackney Ltd. CEO of Replenish Earth Ltd. Future city sustainability evangelist. Youngest entrepreneur to receive the Royal Institute British Architects honorary fellowship. Hailed amongst the Top 100 most influential leaders in Tech by the Financial Times and Inclusive Boards.

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Marc Lesser

Founder and CEO of 3 companies, including the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute. Mindfulness teacher, executive coach, speaker, and facilitator. Author of 4 books, including “Seven Practices of a Mindful Leader: Lessons from Google and a Zen Monastery Kitchen.”

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Lenny Lind

Pioneer in technology-supported facilitation of large meetings, now all online. Engagement Producer. Principal of Covision Design LLC. Founder and senior consultant, Covision Inc., leading it for 30 years. OD and Strategy Consultant.

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Christopher Marquis

Samuel C. Johnson Professor in Sustainable Global Enterprise at Cornell University. Leading researcher, writer, and expert on resilient and sustainable capitalism in business. Author of “Better Business: How the B Corp Movement is Remaking Capitalism.”

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Helio Mattar

President and CEO, Akatu Institute. Co-founder of the Ethos Institute for Business and Social Responsibility. Served as President and CEO of GE Appliances Brazil. Previous Secretary of Production Development at the Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade.

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Andy Middleton

Strategy and policy innovation specialist helping leaders and organizations deliver radical action on climate, nature, and wellbeing. Chief Exploration Officer at the TYF Group. Experienced keynote speaker, facilitator, challenger, connector and coach specializing in biomimicry, sustainability and innovation.

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John Montgomery

Founder of Lex Ultima. Executive Coach in transformation management. Co-Chair of the legal working group behind California’s historic benefit-corporation legislation. International advocate for the benefit corporation. Corporate Lawyer since 1984.

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Olivia Muiru

Founder and board member B Lab East Africa. Expertise in international development, social entrepreneurship, environmental sustainability and social enterprise. Recognized as an Emerging Leader in 2017. Skoll Fellow 2019.

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Doris Naisbitt

Observer of global, social, economic and political trends. Director of Naisbitt China Institute. Co-author best-selling Megatrends series and columnist in Austrian, German, Chinese, Australian and Nepalese media. Guest professor at Beijing Foreign Studies University and Honorary Member of the Himalayan Consensus.

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John Naisbitt

Author of #1 New York Times International bestseller, Megatrends and numerous other bestsellers on global, social/economic developments and political analyst. He holds 21 honorary doctor degrees and professorships. Founder of the Naisbitt China Institute.

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James Hurd Nixon

Co-Founder and Principal of Sustainable Systems. President of Global Urban Development. Lead Consultant for the East Bay Broadband. Skilled and experienced Strategist and Consultant on sustainable economic development, regional initiatives, and web strategies.

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Paweł Niziński

Strategic consultant, entrepreneur, lecturer, sociologist, graphic designer. Market Explorer in PL and CEE for B Corps and B Lab Europe. 16 years of experience in advertising as creative and creative managing director. 13 years in sustainability consulting.

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Aya Okawa

Visual anthropologist, photographer, and creative who believes in the power of visual imagery to transform perception. Experienced ethnographer, media director, and storyteller. Published and exhibited by National Geographic, Washington Post, California Academy of Sciences, and others.

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Kerem Okumus

Founding partner and CEO of S360. Leader of B Corp Turkey. Co-founder of the Turkish Corporate Leaders Group on Climate Change. Impact entrepreneur and investor. Social innovator. Leading expert on sustainability.

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Paul Orengoh

Strategic leader. Strategic stakeholder relationship builder. Resource mobilizer. Concept to execution driver with over 15 years experience in water resources and ecosystems management in Africa and the Middle East. Director of Programs, African Minister’s Council on Water.

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Diane Osgood

Pioneer in sustainability and innovation. Social impact expert and strategist. Over 30 years helping companies build profits with purpose. Clients have included Richard Branson, as well as DuPont, Monsanto, P&G, and Aventis Pharma.

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Boleslaw Rok

Expert on sustainability management, circular economy, values-driven transformation, and sustainable entrepreneurship. Co-founder of Climate Leadership platform for business powered by UN Environment. Head of Sustainability Transition at Kozminski University. Director of Positive Entrepreneurship Research Lab.

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Jose Edson Santos

Founding partner Housidea Consultoria. Leading positions in global technology and consumer goods industries in Latin America for over 2 decades. Strategic sourcing, business development, procurement, innovation, design thinking and leadership.

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Tracy Shinchok Rescigno

Partner at Mind EQ. Certified Executive Wellness Coach. Licensed outdoor adventure guide. SIY certified teacher. Trained as a Tibetan Buddhist nun. Facilitator with decades of experience in meditation, curriculum development, project management, and teaching.

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Nehal Shukla

Global Citizen. Social Innovator. CEO and Founder of ProChange Africa Ltd. Previously Chief Financial Officer at Ashoka for the continent of Africa. Advocate for diversity and cultural collaborations. Finance expert.

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Dr. Stefan Siemer

Head of Corporate Sustainability of Weleda AG and Weleda Group. Founder of Ambulanz für neue Kommunikation (Clinic for Innovative Communication). Expert in collaborative strategy development and implementation for: sustainability and corporate responsibility, brand and identity leadership communication and stakeholder commitment.

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Moniek Tersmette

Thought-leading psychologist, changemaker, progressive caregiver and coach. Senior adviser to leading companies including Danone, JNJ, L’Oréal, ELC, and Bayer. Expertise in deep human understanding and the development of brand and business strategies for meaningful growth. Business developer and COO at Innate Motion.

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Renske van Grinsven

Strategist, innovator, catalyst and creator of organizational change and transformative leadership development programs. Co-founder of the Future Centre, Studio BliQ. Founder of the Economic Development Program.

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Femke van Loon

Activist, freedom fighter, changemaker, and author. Senior adviser to leading companies including Unilever, Barilla, Campari, and KIND. Expertise in the development of activist brands and purpose positioning. Driver of B Corp within Innate Motion and Italy.

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James Vaccaro

Thought leader in sustainability and impact finance for over two decades. Strategist and systems thinker across positive impact sectors. Influential and dynamic speaker. Executive Director at RePattern. Special Advisor to Triodos Bank.

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Manuel Vega

Leader in the creation, innovation, transformation and development of existing and new projects, businesses and ventures with the utmost transparency, ethical and professional standards. Over 35 years on Executive and Board positions in Mexican and international leading finance sector.

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Carlos Vicente

32 years in sustainable economic development and public governance. Expert advisor on Brazilian Amazon issues including biodiversity, climate change, traditional populations, and natural resource management. Legislative Advisor on social-environmental issues for the Sustainability Network Party in the Federal Senate of Brazil.

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Richard Vokes

Development economist specializing in sustainable development in South and South-East Asia. Held Director level positions within the Asian Development Bank between 1999 and 2011. Extensive experience in conflict and post-conflict environments and disaster reconstruction. Board Member Sarvodaya Development Finance Company.

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Matt Westendorf

Experienced Chief Operating Officer. Certified executive coach. Nonprofit leader, organizational strategist. Expertise in board governance, human resources, finance, organizational development, conflict resolution, diversity, equity and inclusion, meditation and mindfulness and fundraising.

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Leen Zevenbergen

Serial entrepreneur. Impact investor. European leader in sustainable entrepreneurship. Former Chairman of Social Venture Network Europe. Co-Founder, B Lab Europe. Author, speaker, Chairman at Bolesian.

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Randall Zindler

Co-Founder of the Regenerative Alliance and Chairman of YPO’s Planet Action Network. Faculty of Lancaster University Management School, Department of Entrepreneurship and Strategy, and Board Member of the Resilience Institute. Former CEO of International NGO Medair and former Chairman of Mercy Ships Switzerland. Consultant, researcher, teacher and facilitator in governance, leadership, and strategy. 

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