Timo Cochius is a CSR consultant with BECO, an internationally operating consultancy in sustainable development based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. He has an academic background in international business administration and is an expert on CSR strategy development, implementation and sustainability reporting. He has extensive experience with consulting with companies, governments and NGOs on different aspects of CSR and ISO 26000 and has published several articles on ISO 26000.
Lars Moratis is the former director of a specialised CSR consultancy in the Netherlands. He has extensive experience in consulting with companies, governments and NGOs on CSR strategy development and implementation. Currently, he is affiliated with MVO Nederland, the Dutch CSR knowledge centre and is a lecturer/coordinator in a postgraduate CSR program at the Open University in the Netherlands. He has published three books, including the primary Dutch study book on CSR, and various articles on CSR, ISO 26000 and the interface between CSR and management education.
Lalith Gunaratne is a parent, entrepreneur, trainer and writer. He pioneered the model for retail marketing of solar electricity systems with micro financing for rural off-grid households in Sri Lanka in the late 1980s. He is an international consultant in renewable and rural energy and has worked throughout Asia and Africa. Lalith is also a leadership trainer and organizational consultant/coach focusing his inquiry on the balancing emotional intelligence and spirituality. He is a Mechanical Engineering Technologist (Nuclear) qualified in Canada and holds both a Diploma in Marketing from UK-Chartered Institute of Marketing and an MSc in Responsibility and Business Practice from the School of Management, University of Bath.
Dr. Bendell is an advisor, educator, researcher and writer with 15 years at the forefront of innovations in business responses to sustainable development. He is currently an international authority on sustainable luxury. You can see him featured on YouTube: CNBC Going Green: The Future of Luxury or view his speech from the IHT Luxury conference.
Elaine is passionate about CSR, HR, sustainability reporting and social justice. She is the co-founder and managing consultant of Beyond Business Ltd, a leading CSR consulting and sustainability reporting firm, serving a long list of international companies and non-profit clients. She is a frequent Tweeter on CSR issues at @elainecohen. Oh, and she is addicted to ice cream!
Ian is a CSR consultant with the Lifeworth network. He was an external expert in the DeBeers 2010 stakeholder forum, has written regularly on the subject of CSR in The Journal of Corporate Citizenship, and has several forthcoming publications. He also presented at the Sustainable Luxury Forum in 2010 where he spoke on social innovation through the ethical sourcing of coloured gemstones. He is interested in developing a set of sustainability heuristics to help companies become designers of sustainable futures.
David is Chair of Corporate Responsibility and Director of the Doughty Centre for Corporate Responsibility. For most of his career, he has been a social entrepreneur – starting and running a number of public–private–community partnerships. He was co-founder/director of Project North East – an innovative British NGO. He also chairs Housing 21 – one of the leading providers of sheltered and extra care housing and care for older people.
Chris is an Associate Professor at Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Management, and the Faculty Research Director at the Fowler Center for Sustainable Value. He is also the co-founder and Managing Partner of Sustainable Value Partners, LLC, an advisory services firm specialized in sustainability for business advantage.
Deborah is an author and thought leader in the field of sustainability. She advises companies, United Nations agencies and civil society organisations on a wide range of social and environmental issues. Deborah serves on the Advisory Board for Aviva plc’s SRI Committee. She is the author of one of the best-selling books in the field, The Corporate Responsibility Code Book. She can be reached at dleipziger[at]gmail.com.
Dr McIntosh FRSA is Professor and Director of the Asia Pacific Centre for Sustainable Enterprise at Griffith University, Queensland, Australia. He is Deputy Chair of the UN Global Compact Network Australia and has served as a Special Advisor to the UN Secretary-General’s Global Compact in New York. He has worked on sustainability, corporate responsibility and ethics issues for nearly 30 years, including working for the BBC. He currently works in partnership with various multinational companies and NGOS around the world.
Philip is author of the acclaimed new book Sustainability in Austerity, which has been praised by respected commentators from the UN, Harvard, WWF and Accenture.
He is a strategist and change manager in the fields of economic development and environmental sustainability.
Jacquie pioneered green marketing by founding J. Ottman Consulting, Inc. Her mission: apply her in-depth consumer packaged goods expertise, with a creative bent for dreaming up new products and her finely honed strategic instincts, to help businesses develop and market the next generation of products designed with sustainability in mind. Ottman is a sought-after keynoter for conferences and corporate forums around the globe.
Dr Rory Sullivan is a Senior Research Fellow in the School of Earth and Environment at the University of Leeds and a Strategic Advisor to Ethix SRI Advisors. He was previously Head of Responsible Investment at Insight Investment, where he established Insight Investment as one of the world’s leading investment managers. Rory is an internationally recognised expert on the investment implications of climate change.
Wayne Visser is Founder and CEO of the thinktank CSR International, as well as Senior Associate of the University of Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership. Before getting his PhD in Corporate Social Responsibility (Nottingham University, UK), Wayne was Director of Sustainability Services for KPMG and Strategy Analyst for Capgemini in South Africa.
Sandra is Galligan Chair of Strategy and Professor of Management at Boston College’s Carroll School of Management. She was a co-founder of the Boston College Leadership for Change Program, the Institute for Responsible Investing, and the Business Ethics 100 Best Corporate Citizens ranking. She received the 2005 Faculty Pioneer Award for External Impact by Aspen Institute’s Business in Society Program and the World Resources Institute.
Nadya is the Coca-Cola Chair of Sustainable Development at IEDC-Bled School of Management. She currently serves as Vice-President of Challenge:Future, a global youth think-tank and is a member of the Advisory Board of the Fowler Center for Sustainable Value. Nadya is also an Associate Partner of Sustainable Value Partners, LLC.