G17Eco Institute

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The Standards Council

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. 

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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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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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Judy Kuszewski

Chief Executive at Sancroft Chair, Global Sustainability Standards Board, GRI Corporate responsibility and sustainability expert

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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

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William R. Blackburn

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

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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

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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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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. 

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The Movement Council

 

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

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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

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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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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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Alhana Babar

Artist, Documentary filmmaker Drummer 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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Dr. Mark Hutchinson

Former CEO of GE  NED BlueScope Steel and Mission Australia

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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

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