Speakers & Facilitators
… of plenary keynote, breakout and summary sessions in alphabetical order.
* = Keynote Speaker
Founder and Vision Coordinator, P2P Foundation
Historically, the commons has been the only human institution that has been able to create forms of value creation and distribution that stayed within the resource capacities of their territories and in reciprocity with other interdependent living beings. It is an urgent task to now achieve this at the scale of the planet. It is time to integrate commons institutions in the fabric of local, national and global governance.
Michel Bauwens is the founder and Vision Coordinator of the P2P Foundation and works in collaboration with a global group of researchers in the exploration of peer production, governance, and property. Bauwens travels extensively giving workshops and lectures on P2P and the Commons as emergent paradigms and the opportunities they present to move towards a post-capitalist world. Michel is also the director of research of CommonsTransition.org. a platform for policy development aimed toward a society of the Commons and a founding member of the Commons Strategies Group, with Silke Helfrich and David Bollier, who have organised major global conferences on the commons and economics. Three recent books, amongst which (with Vasilis Kostakis), Network Society and Future Scenarios for a Collaborative Economy have been published in English, Dutch and French. Michel currently lives in Chiang Mai, Thailand and is currently finalizing a Commons Transition Plan for the city of Ghent in Belgium. (P2P Foundation. Thailand/Belgium)
Culture Designer, Design Institute for Regenerating Earth; Lead Author, r3.0 Educational Transformation Blueprint
This is a vital moment in Earth’s history. Humanity has overshot our planetary capacity for regeneration and we must choose whether we do all we can to avoid extinction or let the destructive culture of extraction run its course without our best intentions realized. R3.0 gathers entire ecosystems of strategists and practitioners to learn together how this might be done. I’ll be there doing all I can to help!
Joe Brewer is an integrative scholar and practitioner in the field of culture design. He has worked with nonprofits and social enterprises on three continents over the last 15 years — bringing insights from complexity science, the cognitive and behavioral sciences, and study of the dynamic Earth system to strategy formulation, policy creation, and community development efforts. He is founder and executive director of the Center for Applied Cultural Evolution. Previous affiliations including being the research director for /TheRules, co-founder of Evonomics magazine, and coordinator for the creation of the Cultural Evolution Society.
Dr. Stuart Cowan
Systems Convener, Regenerative Communities Network
As Systems Convener of the Capital Institute’s Regenerative Communities Network, I’m excited to share how we’re working with r3.0 and scores of other organizations to seed regenerative economies and cultures in bioregions around the world.
Stuart is the Systems Convener for the global Regenerative Communities Network, which is supporting 15 bioregional initiatives on 4 continents on their journeys towards implementing regenerative economies. In this role, he supports shared infrastructure around leadership, education, systems mapping, regenerative design and planning, regenerative evaluation and metrics, and access to financial capital. Stuart is Co-Founder of Autopoiesis LLC, which applies complex living systems models and frameworks to regenerate communities, ecosystems, and organizations. Stuart served as a Transaction Manager and founding team member with Portland Family of Funds, an innovative sustainable community investment fund. He was the Conservation Economy Research Director at Ecotrust, where he led the development of the Reliable Prosperity framework for a regenerative bioregion. He is the co-author with Sim Van der Ryn of Ecological Design (Island Press, 1996/2007), addressing the whole systems integration of ecology and architecture, land-use planning, and product design. He received his doctorate in Applied Mathematics from U.C. Berkeley with a focus on complex systems modeling and ecological economics. He has taught at Bainbridge Graduate Institute, U.C. Berkeley, Portland State University, and Naropa University. Stuart serves on the Global Advisory Council for the Well-Being Economy Alliance, is a Lead Steward for the SDG Transformations Forum, and is a Core Team member for Common Earth Alliance.
Director of Sustainability, Cabot Creamery Cooperative
We at Cabot have been working with Mark McElroy to operationalize the concept and practice of Context-Based Sustainability. We’re excited to share our pioneering work of embedding context across the Triple Bottom Line by using the MultiCapital Scorecard.
John Fullerton *
Founder & President, Capital Institute
In order to achieve a Regenerative Economy and Regenerative Culture, we need to shift to Regenerative Finance, from the global down to the bioregional level. This is a message I delivered to the r3.0 community a half-decade ago, and I’m pleased you have embraced it whole-heartedly, so I look forward to deepening this conversation, with all the developments in thinking and practice since then, at this year’s Conference.
John Fullerton is an unconventional economist, impact investor, writer, and some have said philosopher. Building on and integrating the work of many, he is the architect of Regenerative Economics, first conceived in his 2015 booklet, Regenerative Capitalism: How Universal Patterns and Principles Will Shape the New Economy.
After a successful 20-year career on Wall Street where he was a Managing Director of what he calls “the old JPMorgan,” John listened to a persistent inner voice and walked away in 2001 with no plan but many questions. A few months later he experienced 9-11 first hand. The questions crystalized into his life’s work with the creation of the Capital Institute in 2010 where his work reflects the rising evolutionary shift in consciousness from Modern Age thinking to Integral Age thinking. Capital Institute is dedicated to the bold reimagination of economics and finance in service to life. Guided by the universal patterns and principles that describe how all healthy living systems that sustain themselves in the real world actually work, the promise of Regenerative Economics and Finance is to unlock the profound and presently unseen potential that is the source of our future prosperity and the reason for hope in our troubled times.
During his Wall Street career, John managed numerous capital markets and derivatives businesses around the globe and was JPMorgan’s Oversight Committee Representative that managed the rescue of Long Term Capital Management in 2008, and finally was Chief Investment Officer for Lab Morgan before retiring from the firm. A committed impact investor, John is the Chairman of New Day Enterprises, PBC, the co-founder of Grasslands, LLC, and a board member of the Savory Institute, and Stone Acres Farm, and is an advisor to numerous sustainability initiatives. John speaks internationally to public audiences and universities, and writes a monthly blog, The Future of Finance.
Co-Owner, Junxion Strategy
The r3.0 community is a collection of the most insightful and far-sighted systems thinkers I have ever come across. I am a better consultant – even a better person – thanks to time spent in their company.
A passionate advocate for social change, Adam helps entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs increase their organisation’s positive impact. Adam ha spent more than a quarter of a century helping organisations plan and deliver effective strategies and communications to further social and environmental goals. Recent projects include working on Intersport’s first holistic sustainability strategy, successfully launching the UN’s Principles for Responsible Banking and helping The Body Shop become the first UK-based multinational to certify as a B Corp. Prior to becoming a consultant Adam was a pollution campaigner with Friends of the Earth and the principles of transparency and accountability underpin all his work as a ‘critical friend’ to business. Adam is a big supporter of the B Corp movement as a B Leader, B Corp Ambassador and member of the B Lab UK Regional Advisory Standards Group. He co-owns Junxion Strategy, a consultancy working at the intersection of sustainability thinking and marketing communications expertise. Junxion supports leaders to build the success stories of the next economy by helping their organisations to articulate their purpose, plan for impact, share their stories and embrace accountability.
Jason Hickel *
Fellow, Royal Society of Arts & Senior Lecturer, University of London
Our economic system is predicated on endless expansion, and is incompatible with any vision for ecological stability. I look forward to keynoting at the r3.0 Conference to lay out a vision for how we can achieve a just transition to a post-growth, post-capitalist economy.
Jason’s research focuses on global inequality, political economy, post-development, and ecological economics. His most recent book, The Divide: A Brief Guide to Global Inequality and its Solutions, was published by Penguin Random House in 2017.
Jason’s ethnographic work focuses on migrant labour and politics in South Africa, which is the subject of his first book, Democracy as Death: The Moral Order of Anti-Liberal Politics in South Africa (University of California Press, 2015). He is co-editor of two additional ethnographic volumes: Ekhaya: The Politics of Home in KwaZulu-Natal (University of KwaZulu-Natal Press, 2014) and Hierarchy and Value: Comparative Perspectives on Moral Order (Berghahn, 2018).
Michelle Holliday *
Author, The Age of Thriveability
I’m inspired by r3.0’s track record of pioneering work around metrics and the group’s important inclusion of context and thresholds within sustainability goals and reporting. And I’m excited to contribute perspectives on organizations and economies as living ecosystems and what that implies for new business models, new measures of success, and new means of assessing what matters
Michelle Holliday is a consultant, facilitator, author and researcher. Her work centers around “thrivability” — a set of perspectives and practices based on a view of organizations and communities as dynamic, self-organizing living systems. With this understanding, we recognize that we can create the fertile conditions for life to thrive at every level – for individuals, for organizations as living ecosystems, for customers, community and biosphere. To that end, Michelle brings people together and helps them discover ways they can feel more alive, connect more meaningfully with each other, and serve life more powerfully and effectively through their collective action. In other words, she invites people into the informed intention and practice of stewarding life.
Her research, perspectives and practical experience are brought together in the highly acclaimed book, The Age of Thrivability: Vital Perspectives and Practices for a Better World, as well as in a popular TEDx talk. She also publishes reflections regularly in her blog, Thoughts on Thrivability, and on social media.
With a Master’s Degree in International Marketing and a Bachelor’s Degree in Russian Studies, Michelle brings a diverse experience base to this work. She spent the first part of her career in brand strategy, working internationally for Coca-Cola and H.J. Heinz. The second part of her career focused on employee engagement, consulting for a range of organizations in Washington, DC. More recently, as part of the global Art of Hosting community of practice, she has designed and hosted hundreds of transformative conversations for clients and the public, from 5 to 500 people. Now, after living in 19 cities, including Moscow, London, Paris, New York and a small town in Scotland, she combines brand strategy, employee engagement, hosting and more in her home base of Montréal and around the world.
Jane Hwang *
President & CEO, Social Accountability International (SAI)
SAI’s Triple Bottom Line Certification brings the science of Context-Based Sustainability to the corporate realm, creating an opportunity to transform business models to align with ecological and social thresholds. I’m honoured to share this exciting development with the r3.0 community (and beyond).
Jane Hwang serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Social Accountability International, a global non-governmental organization advancing human rights at work. SAI’s vision is of decent work everywhere – sustained by an understanding that socially responsible workplaces benefit business while securing fundamental human rights. Since joining SAI in 2005, Hwang has led the organization to achieve significant growth and innovation, especially in corporate advisory services, training and capacity building, and public-private partnerships. Hwang co-created two of SAI’s signature programs—Social Fingerprint® and TenSquared—both highly effective ways to measure and improve management systems, worker engagement, and social performance. She has co-authored implementation guides and served on working groups for international agencies, such as the United Nations, The World Bank’s International Finance Corporation, and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). She is currently on the Strategic Roundtable of the Global Living Wage Coalition.
Having spent her early years in a rural, rice-farming village in South Korea, Jane has devoted her life and career to work that furthers global economic development and social justice. The multi-disciplinary work of SAI has given her the chance to integrate the diversity of her previous professional experiences in community affairs, behavioral sciences, medical and legal research, and corporate marketing. She earned her BA and MBA from Columbia University.
Eveline Jonkhoff *
Program Manager Amsterdam Circular, City of Amsterdam
I’m honoured to represent Amsterdam as the first city in the world to apply the ecological ceilings and social foundations of the Doughnut framework to our strategic planning for transformation to a Circular Economy. So I will be following up what Kate Raworth presented conceptually at the 2019 r3.0 Conference with what we are actually implementing in practice.
Eveline Jonkhoff studied Biology at the University of Amsterdam with specialisations on Environment & Society, toxicology and environmental legislation. She started her career at the City of Amsterdam in the field of waste-to-energy and sustainable development as project-leader, advisor and marketing manager. Since 2008 she worked as strategic advisor on sustainable development. And as a logical next step since 2013 with a main focus on circular economy.
She is responsible for the Amsterdam Circular Economy program which started in 2015 with an in depth research into the potential of a circular economy. Amsterdam was awarded the World Smart City Award in 2017 based on the integrated strategy and program on circular economy.
Recently the city launched the new integrated 5 year strategy Amsterdam Circular and the first city portrait based on Doughnut Economics.
From 2017 to 2019 Eveline Jonkhoff was also chairing the Eurocities task force on circular economy.
Marjorie Kelly *
Executive Vice President & Senior Fellow, Democracy Collaborative
When we peel back the layers of the onion, we discover ownership and governance at the core — with many problems we face caused by concentrated ownership combined with governance on autopilot. A democratic economy requires broad-based ownership and purpose-led governance. It’s a great opportunity to share my deep work on this fundamental issue at the r3.0 Conference.
Previously Kelly was a fellow at the Tellus Institute, a 40-year-old nonprofit research organization based in Boston, where she cofounded Corporation 20/20, a multi-stakeholder initiative to envision and advocate enterprise and financial designs that integrate social, environmental, and financial aims. She has advised private businesses on ownership and capital design for social mission. She served as a member of the resource team of the Ford Foundation project WealthWorks, working for wealth creation in rural communities, and also served on the Rural Policy Development Council of Bernie Sanders.
She was cofounder and for 20 years president of Business Ethics magazine, known for its annual ranking of the 100 Best Corporate Citizens and Social Investing Awards. Kelly has authored two other books, Owning Our Future: The Emerging Ownership Revolution (2012) and The Divine Right of Capital, which was named one of Library Journal’s 10 Best Business Books of 2001. Her writings have appeared in many publications, including Fast Company, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Harvard Business Review, New England Law Review, Chief Executive, Boston Globe, Yes!, and San Francisco Chronicle.
Founding Parnter THRIVE Institute
Thrive Institute is an Advocation Partner of r3.0, and as partners in purpose I already had the privilege to be part of last year’s r3.0 Conference. Without any doubt this was the conference-highlight of the year. I was inspired and engaged to the core :-). So I am looking forward to continuing to contribute in this year’s edition as well. An opportunity not to be missed to be amongst world leaders!
Tjeerd Krumpelman *
Global Head of Advisory, Reporting & Engagement at ABN AMRO Bank
We are supporting the r3.0 conference for the fourth time. This is the space where forward-looking thinkers meet and discuss within the frame of the Blueprints r3.0 has developed.
Tjeerd Krumpelman is Global Head of Advisory, Reporting & Engagement at ABN AMRO. With more than 18 years of experience in the banking sector he started as a private banker, investment advisor and later on as Head of Investment teams. He is currently working within ABN AMRO Corporate Strategy & Sustainability department. He heads up a team that is responsible for ABN AMRO’s sustainability strategy, stakeholder management and integrated reporting. Their focus is on assessing materiality, integrated thinking and reporting, communication and engagement.
Natasha Lamb *
Managing Partner, Co-Founder, Arjuna Capital
After presenting at the Transformation Journey Program at John Hancock in Boston, I’m energized to keynote this year’s global conference of r3.0 positive mavericks. I will focus on Arjuna Capital’s shareholder activism work on climate change and gender and racial parity as key elements to trigger a regenerative and distributive economy.
A leader in impact investing, Natasha works with high-net-worth individuals, families, and institutions to integrate Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) factors into their investments, while engaging major corporations to improve their performance through shareholder activism. Named by Bloomberg Businessweek as one of the “Bloomberg 50” most influential people who defined global business in 2017, Natasha was also featured on the cover of the magazine in June 2017. In 2018, she was named to InStyle magazine’s ‘The Badass 50: women who are changing the world” list and in 2019 she was honored by the Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus with the Abigail Adams Award. Natasha has been profiled in Forbes, Fast Company, and the Boston Globe, while her work has been featured in Rolling Stone, the Economist, the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times, as well as on NPR and CNN. In 2016, Natasha received the Upstart Business Journal Upstart 100 Award and the Aiming High Award from Legal Momentum for pioneering a shareholder campaign on gender pay equity. Her 2014 landmark negotiation with Exxon Mobil led to the company’s first public report on global warming and carbon asset risk. Natasha is a trustee of The Food Project and Chairman of the Intentional Endowments Network. She holds an M.B.A in Sustainable Business from Presidio Graduate School, where she taught sustainable investing for 5 years. Natasha received her B.A. cum laude from Mount Holyoke College.
Founding Director, Center for Sutainable Organizations
I am excited to speak at the forthcoming r3.0 conference once again because it is by far and away the most important congregation of voices in support of multicapitalism on Earth. And boy do we need it!
Mark W. McElroy, PhD is the creator and world’s leading practitioner of Context-Based Sustainability, a pioneering implementation of the Sustainability Context principle for measuring, managing and reporting the performance of organizations. He is also co-creator of the MultiCapital Scorecard, the world’s first context- and capital-based triple bottom line (TBL) accounting method. Dr. McElroy’s innovations in the field have influenced the development of context-based tools, methods and metrics on multiple fronts, including the Science-Based Targets initiative and SAI’s Certified TBL program, a new credential for cutting-edge accounting functions.
More recently, Dr. McElroy was appointed special advisor to the United Nations on a 4-year project to help develop a new set of context-based sustainability indicators for use by organizations around the world. He also recently unveiled an implementation of the MultiCapital Scorecard for the Doughnut Economics concept, the first context-based scorecard for use at the population or macro-economic level. He is a former KPMG partner, the Founding Director of the Center for Sustainable Organizations, and a co-founding principal of Thomas & McElroy LLC, home of the MultiCapital Scorecard.
Michael Quinn Patton *
Aurthor, Blue Marble Evaluation
I developed the Blue Marble Evaluation approach in order to conduct in-depth evaluation of transformation, so I look forward to engaging with the r3.0 community in supporting this work on the necessary transformations for achieving a truly regenerative and distributive economy and society
Michael Quinn Patton is an independent evaluation consultant based in Minnesota, USA. He is former President of the American Evaluation Association (AEA) and author of eight major evaluation books including fourth editions of Utilization-Focused Evaluation and Qualitative Research and Evaluation Methods used in over 500 universities worldwide. He has also authored books on Practical Evaluation, Creative Evaluation, and Developmental Evaluation: Applying Systems Thinking and Complexity Concepts to Enhance Innovation and Use. He co-authored a book on the dynamics of social innovation and transformation with two Canadians entitled Getting to Maybe: How the World is Changed. He is recipient of the Myrdal Award for Outstanding Contributions to Useful and Practical Evaluation Practice, the Lazarsfeld Award for Lifelong Contributions to Evaluation Theory, and the 2017 Research on Evaluation Award, all from AEA. He regularly conducts training for The Evaluators’ Institute and the International Program for Development Evaluation Training. In 2018 he published books on Principles-Focused Evaluation (Guilford Press) and Facilitating Evaluation: Principles in Practice (Sage Publications). In 2020 his new book on evaluating global systems transformations was published entitled Blue Marble Evaluation: Premises and Principles. He has also co-edited a book entitled THOUGHT WORK: Thinking, Action, and the Fate of the World (Rowman & Littlefield Publishing, 2020).
Janez Potocnik *
Co-Chair of UNEP International Resource Panel and Partner Systemiq
I look forward to speak at r3.0’s 7th international conference. I do agree with the need for a proper structure and governance for thresholds and allocations and the plans for a Global Thresholds & Allocations Council (GTAC) are worth of attention. I’m excited to speak about the UNEP IRP’s activities and views in the value & circularity section.
Dr Janez Potočnik (1958) graduated from the Faculty of Economics at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia (Ph.D. degree 1993). He was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Science by London Imperial College and by Ghent University in 2008 and 2009 respectively, and Doctor of Science in Economics and Business Administration by Finland Aalto University in 2016. After a successful career starting in 1989 in Slovenia as a researcher at the Institute of Economic Research, Director of the Institute of Macroeconomic Analysis and Development (1994). He was appointed Head of Negotiating Team for Accession of Slovenia to the EU (1998). He was also Director of Government Office for European Affairs (2000), Minister Councillor at the Office of the Prime Minister (2001) and Minister responsible for European Affairs (2002). In 2004 he joined the European Commission, first as “shadow” Commissioner for Enlargement and then as Commissioner responsible for Science and Research. In 2010 Dr Potočnik became Commissioner for Environment, his term ended on November the 1st 2014. In November 2014 he was appointed as a member and Co-Chair of International
Resource Panel hosted by United Nations Environment Programme. In the same month he was also appointed as a Chairman of The Forum for the Future of Agriculture and the RISE Foundation and a Member of the European Policy Centre’s Advisory Council. In 2019 he is appointed as a Chair of Think Forest Forum.
Sustainability Strategy, iPoint
The collaborative spirit at r3.0’s International Conferences is always a highlight of my yearly event experience. iPoint is a proud sponsor of this year’s conference (again) and will showcase innovation in line with r3.0’s thinking in one of the market-making sessions. I’m also very exited to co-facilitate the Local Doughnut Session.
Martina’s passion for LCA, Life Cycle Thinking and Sustainability started mid of the 1990s when she joined ifu Hamburg the Institute for Environmental IT (www.ifu.com). Today, ifu Hamburg is a member of the iPoint group and the ifu and the iPoint team work towards supporting a fully digital circular economy with their IT solutions. In 2015 Martina became a co-founder of the Forum for Sustainability through Life Cycle Innovation (FSLCI) and she’s been serving as the president of the board of directors since then. In this role she’s enabling the exchange within the Life Cycle Community and beyond to encourage innovation. Beginning of 2017, the FSLCI started the advocation partnership with Reporting 3.0 and Martina is a participant of the Amsterdam Transformation Journey Program with the target to strengthen the partnership of the two NGOs by exploring the role the Life Cycle Community could and should play on the way to a green, open and inclusive economy.
James Quilligan *
Managing Director, Economic Democracy Advocates
The standard model of supply and demand was not designed to link the resources available in a region with the needs of the people who live there. That’s why I’m excited to show the r3.0 Community how computing the carrying capacity between resource thresholds and population allocations creates specific measures for monetary value that can be used directly in managing and restoring Earth’s capacity to meet the needs of human beings everywhere.
James Quilligan has been an analyst in the field of international economic development since 1975. From 1978-1984, he was a researcher and press secretary for the Independent Commission on International Development Issues, chaired by West German Chancellor Willy Brandt. Since then, Quilligan has served as an advisor for leaders, governments and economic institutions in more than fifty countries. He has also taught economic development and managed several NGOs and United Nations agencies. Quilligan is presently Managing Director of Economic Democracy Advocates which generates research, education and training for equitable and sustainable resource management.
Jean Russell *
How do we define value, and how do we identify and nurture value flows, particularly with the goal of creating Thrivability? These are the questions I’ve been focusing on lately, so I’m excited to share my explorations and expand them with the r3.0 community
Jean M. Russell is a culture hacker, facilitator, and writer on a quest for a more thrivable world. As a founder of the Thrivability movement, Jean works with change agents, innovators, and new economy builders, globally. She dances between innovating theory and co-creative practice. In practice, Jean leads operations in technology startups. Most recently, she lead the the *Holo* ICO, which raised 30,000 ETH (valued at $22M at that time).
Jean writes about lessons learned in practice and with other innovators. In 2016 with Herman Wagter, she published Cultivating Flows: How Ideas Become Thriving Organizations, which explored, through leading edge practitioners, what patterns enable healthy emergence. In 2013, Jean published Thrivability: Breaking Through to a World That Works, also with Triarchy Press. In 2010, with 65 inspiring people, she curated, Thrivability: A Collaborative Sketchwhich has been seen by well over 30,000 viewers. She has published articles on organizational design strategies, and her work on thrivability, innovation, philanthropy, and cultural shifts has been highlighted in The Economist, Harvard Business Review, and Stanford Social Innovation Review.
She received an honorable mention on the Enrich List as one of the top 200 people enriching our path to a sustainable future. She is also listed as one of 100 women globally co-creating a P2P Society.
Dr. Anneloes Smitsman *
Founder and CEO, EARTHwise Center
I am excited to speak in the education & governance section of r3.0’s conference for two reasons: EARTHwise Centre collaborates with r3.0 on the Tipping Point System Project that we initiated, and secondly we at EARTHwise Centre see r3.0 as a posterchild of a ’third way‘ solution, transforming the chasm of dualism that holds back effective transformational change. Our collaboration makes 1+1=3.
Dr. Anneloes Smitsman (PhD, LLM) is an evolutionary systems scientist, futurist, published author, and catalyst for developing our future creative capabilities and collective leadership for a Thrivability Civilization. She is the Founder & CEO of EARTHwise Centre, holds a Masters degree in Law and Judicial Political Sciences from Leiden University, the Netherlands, and a degree of Doctor from the School of Business and Economics of the University of Maastricht, the Netherlands. Her PhD dissertation Into the Heart of Systems Change, is gaining international traction for the innovative guidance it provides for transitioning to a Thrivability Civilisation, and for how to transform the human systemic barriers in resolving our sustainability crisis. Anneloes is the lead architect of the EARTHwise Tipping Point System (TPS), which is the practical application of her PhD research. TPS facilitates deep collaboration and transformational societal change through co-creative thrivability challenges that form part of Tipping Point Festivals and Music for Social Change Events. She has provided training, executive coaching, consultancy, and project development for the Mauritius Government, the Shift Network, UNESCO, the Mauritius Institute of Directors, LUX* Resorts & Hotels, St Regis Hotel, the Mauritius Commercial Bank, and the Indian Ocean Commission, among others. She developed the Education for Sustainability program for the Mauritius Catholic School’s Network through which she trained over 300 teachers, which served as national input for the curriculum innovation in Mauritius. Her multi-stakeholder dialogue process was adopted in 2012-2014 in 9 different countries for the UN Rio+20 civil society inputs, and she trained the SIDS (Small Island Developing States) youth leaders under UNESCO for the 2014 UN SIDS Youth inputs for the UN SDG formulations. She is a founding member of the Creative Board of the Laszlo Institute of New Paradigm Research, serves on the Board of the Global Education Futures Initiative, is a member of the Evolutionary Leaders Circle, and serves as a R3.0 Advocation Partner.
Sustainability Specialist, Cabot Creamery Cooperative
Implementing the MultiCapital Scorecard at Cabot has provided a great opportunity for me to apply my background in carbon accounting in the more comprehensive and holistic setting of Context-Based Triple Bottom Line Sustainability Performance Accounting.
Prof. Harald Sverdrup *
Professor of System Dynamics, Innland Norway University
Greg Watson *
Director of Poicy and Systems Design, Schumacher Center for a New Economics
My search for solutions for leveling the economic playing field while improving the overall quality of the environment led me to the work of Buckminster Fuller. I look forward to sharing plans to re-tool and deploy Bucky’s World Game™ Workshop – a global simulation that can help us discover the critical path leading to a world that works for all passengers aboard Spaceship Earth
Greg Watson is Director of Policy and Systems Design at the Schumacher Center for a New Economics. His work currently focuses on community food systems and the dynamics between local and geo-economic systems. Watson has spent nearly 40 years learning to understand systems thinking as inspired by Buckminster Fuller and to apply that understanding to achieve a just and sustainable world.
In 1978 Watson organized a network of urban farmers’ markets in the Greater Boston Metropolitan Area. He served as the 19th Commissioner of Agriculture in Massachusetts under Governors Dukakis and Weld from 1990 to 1993 and under Governor Deval Patrick from 2012 to 2014. During the Patrick administration he launched a statewide urban agriculture grants program and chaired the Commonwealth’s Public Market Commission, which oversaw the planning and construction of the Boston Public Market.
From 1984 to 1990 Watson served as Assistant Secretary in the Massachusetts Executive Office of Economic Affairs, where he established and chaired the Massachusetts Office of Science and Technology. In 1988 he presented a paper entitled “Preparing Policymakers To Address the Problem of Climate Change” at the Second North American Conference on Preparing for Climate Change in Washington, D.C.
Watson gained hands-on experience in organic farming, aquaculture, wind-energy technology, and passive solar design at the New Alchemy Institute on Cape Cod, first as Education Director and later as Executive Director. He served as the first Executive Director of the Massachusetts Renewable Energy Trust and was Executive Director of the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative, a multicultural grassroots organizing and planning organization for which he initiated one of the nation’s first urban agriculture programs.
In 2005 he coordinated the drafting of “A Framework for Offshore Wind Energy Development in the United States” and the following year founded the U.S. Offshore Wind Collaborative. He served on President-elect Barack Obama’s U.S. Department of Energy transition team in 2008. In 2015 he founded the Cuba-U.S. Agroecology Network (CUSAN) following a trip to Cuba to learn about its agroecology system. CUSAN links small farmers and sustainable farm organizations in both countries to share information and provide mutual support.
Dr. Allen White *
Vice President and Senior Fellow, Tellus Institute
Almost two decades after the Global Reporting Initiative introduced the Sustainability Context Principle, corporations continue to transgress ecological, social, and economic thresholds and allocations. Multiple planetary crises are exposing the inadequacies of extant global corporate governance institutions. The urgency to launch the Global Thresholds and Allocations Council has never been greater.
Allen White is Vice President and Senior Fellow at the Tellus Institute. In 1997, he co-founded the Global Reporting Initiative and served as its CEO until 2002. In 2004, he co-founded Corporation 20/20, an initiative focused on redesigning corporations to sustain social mission. Dr. White has been engaged by the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, USAID, the Pew Charitable Trusts and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the UN Foundation and numerous Fortune 500 companies. He has held faculty and research positions at the University of Connecticut, Clark University, and Battelle Laboratories, and he is a former Fulbright Scholar in Peru. He is a 2018 Medal Laureate of the Society for Progress, INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France.
Dr. White has served on boards, advisory groups, and committees of the International Corporate Governance Network, Civic Capital, Instituto Ethos (Brazil), the New Economy Network, the Initiative for Responsible Investment at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, Business for Social Responsibility and r3.0. He was the principal architect of Ceres’ pioneering standardized environmental reporting framework in early 1990’s. He has published and spoken widely on corporate redesign, governance and accountability.
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