The board of directors support the governance function of G17Eco and its members. They work closely with the Council Members to ensure the network grows and thrives in the most ethical, decentralised and democratised way.


Manjula Lee

  • Founder of World Wide Generation and G17Eco.

  • Manjula started her career in M&A for Shell.

  • Since then has had a solid career in sustainable development and impact investing, and has received numerous awards as one of the most influential leaders in Blockchain and Fintech globally

  • Advised in every sector to influential figureheads and captains of industry, including to the UN on the MDGs and SDGs.

  • She was selected for the UK Government’s Global Entrepreneur Programme and was invited to No.10 Downing street, to deliver her strategy for G17Eco and how to deliver global market infrastructure that would help remedy our world's greatest ills.


Mark Anielski

  • Founder, President & CWO of Anielski Management Inc.

  • International expert in national income accounting, natural capital accounting and well-being economics having provided economic advice to Canada, US cities, China, South Korea, Austria, the Netherlands, the Philippines, the UK, and other international centres.

  • Author of the award-winning book The Economics of Happiness: Building Genuine Wealth (2007) and The Economics of Well-being: Common Sense Tools for Building Genuine Wealth and Happiness (2018).


Prof. Ian Thomson


  • Director of Lloyds Banking Group Centre for Responsible Business at University of Birmingham

  • Convenor of the Board, C-Change Scotland

  • Chair, CSEAR Network

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Judy Kuszewski

  • Chief Executive at Sancroft

  • Chair, Global Sustainability Standards Board, GRI

  • Corporate responsibility and sustainability expert

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Sonal Mahida

  • Managing Director and Founder, ESG Investing and Stewarding, Verability

  • The first Head of North America for the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI).

  • TIAA-CREF’s first Senior Governance Analyst on E&S, as well as the head executive of CDP USA

  • Developed initiatives to aid and educate over 300 U.S. and Canadian investors in the practice and implementation of ESG integration and risk management. 

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William R. Blackburn

  • Founder & President, William Blackburn Consulting, Ltd. a sustainability consulting firm and social enterprise


David Freiberg

  • Manager, ESG and Impact Strategy at KKS Advisors

  • Academic Researcher with the Impact-weighted Accounted Initiative (IWAI), a research project incubated at Harvard Business School and jointly led by the Global Steering Group (GSG) and the Impact Management Project (IMP)

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Tony Lee Luen Len

  • Senior Partner, Ecosis

  • Scholar, Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship

  • Expert, United 4 Smart Sustainable Cities Collaborative (United Nations Economic Commission for Europe/ITU)

  • Chartered quantity surveyor, project manager and an accredited partnership broker

  • Contributor to regulatory, policy, and strategy work for UN-Habitat, World GBC, UNEP, UNECE, ITU, IOC and Governments

  • Leads the special commission of Sustainable Cities and Communities of Business Mauritius

  • Mentor for the Google for Startups SDG programme


Dr. Immaculate Motsi-Omoijiade

  • Research Fellow in Emerging Technology - Lloyds Banking Group Centre for Responsible Business, University of Birmingham

  • ​Contributing Writer, Oxford Analytica

  • Technical Committee Member, Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology, British Standards Institute

  • Member, UK Government Cabinet Office Distributed Ledger Technology (Blockchain) Community of Interest


Tim Goodwin

  • Strategic Advisor delivering leadership and change initiatives in complex organisations, including publicly traded and privately held companies, NGOs and charities, higher education, and governmental bodies. 

  • Chairs Exeter Community Initiatives; and chairs the Integrated Governance Committee as a Trustee for EDP-Humankind, which addresses health and social inequalities both across the South West and nationally. 

  • Director with Sustainable Leadership, Ltd., which has a particular emphasis on supporting 3rd sector organisations, sustainability projects, and building community capital. 



Made of the world’s leading academic institutions and sustainability experts; the Standards Council deliver the harmonisation and mapping of thousands of metrics from standards, policies, and frameworks, making sustainability reporting literally and acronymically S.I.M.P.L.E (Strategic, Interconnected, Meaningful, Purposeful, Long-term and Educative). 

They streamline and standardise sustainability reporting and sector benchmarking for all types of organisations, projects and funds and bring it into line with financial reporting. 

They have helped design an impact measurement methodology and an agile data model which aggregate and visualises national and global SDG data to communicate our progress on meeting the goals. 



Made up of marketing, PR, sociology, psychology, behavioural scientists and economist 'actionists', they put the well-being of humanity and our planet at the heart of their decision making.


They stir, enable and promote community engagement and integration around social, economic and environmental change, through education, empowerment and multi-cultural community growth activities.


They champion and advocate for new holistic systems, which are compatible with human consciousness, protect the human condition and their rights.

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Marina Testino

  • Founder of POV: a mission-driven micro agency focused on digital communication and sustainable transformation.

  • International model and tastemaker

  • Activist

  • Fashion photographer


Eberhard Ruess

  • Head of IT Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures Nestle Switzerland

  • Former Head of Information Technology for Supply Chain and Procurement at Nestlé Switzerland. 


Dr. Beate Degen

  • Independent Director & Advisor

  • Chair of Markets Development Board, IFoA (Institute and Faculty of Actuarias).

  • Stakeholder Board of SHERPA (Ethical dimensions of AI in Smart Data Information Systems)

  • Former Partner at EY, Chair Emeritus ITU Independent Management Advisory Committee

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Ida Engberg

  • World famous DJ, Vegan Eco Warrior

  • Ambassador for Music Against Animal Cruelties and World Peace Day Berlin

  • Founder of Techno for Humanity to help Syrian Refugees, Amazon Watch 

  • Host of online webinar "Building Our Regenerative Future” curated by renowned authors and system thinkers Rory Spowers and Daniel Pinchbeck

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Sara Vaughan

  • Innovator, Creator Brands with Purpose, Positive Change Maker (De Beers, Unilever, Danone, The Body Shop, Reckitt Benckiser)

  • Transformation Accelerator IMAGINE

  • Global Chief Purpose & Sustainability Advisor Marie Claire 

  • Former Vice-President Unilever

  • Advisory Chair Playmob

  • Advisory Chair Stories for Change


Simon Horner

  • Director at Flint Global

  • Innovation Director City of London Corporation

  • Board member, Innovate Finance

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Alhana Babar

  • Artist

  • Drummer

  • Documentary filmmaker
    TEDx speaker

  • Founder of Donate a Dream (teaches vulnerable girls in India how to drum) 

  • 1 in 100 girls selected for Harvard's Youth Lead The Change Programme

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Prof. Alan Tratner

  • Chairman /Founder of Green2Gold Incubator

  • Helped to found EarthDay1970

  • Contributed to First International United Nations Conference on the Human Environment,

  • Former Director of The Green Business Conferences of Eco Expos

  • 50 year champion of the Global Green Economy 

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Dr. Mark Hutchinson

  • Former CEO of GE 

  • NED BlueScope Steel and Mission Australia


Wim Vermeulen

  • Director of Strategy and Sustainability at Bubka

  • Expert in Marketing Effectiveness and Corporate Sustainability

  • Lecturer at the Solvay Business School and an international speaker

  • Author of 'Marketing for the Mad Men of Tomorrow'

  • Producer of the documentary 'The Decade of Action', a remarkable documentary showing the urgency of solving the global sustainability issues and the need for businesses to go all in