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Confirmed Speakers

GRI appreciates the support of its Conference speakers – dynamic and inspiring sustainability leaders from around the world. Speakers are listed alphabetically below - the sessions they spoke at are here.​​​​

 

 Leena Al Olaimy, Triple Bottom Line Associates (3BL)

 
 

 Jorge Abrahão, Instituto Ethos de Empresas e Responsabilidade Social

 
 

 Luis Pereira Aldama, PwC

 
 

 Habiba Al Marashi, Arabia CSR Network (ACSRN)

 
 

 Felipe Arango, BSD Consulting

 
 

 Seema Arora, CII-ITC Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development

 
 

 Marjella Alma, Global Reporting Initiative USA (GRI)

 
 

 Nelmara Arbex, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)

 
 

 Marjolein Baghuis, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)

 
 

 Peter Bakker, World Business Council for Sustainable Development

 
 

 Michel Barnier, European Commission

 
 

 Wim Bartels, KPMG

 
 

 Jan Bebbington, University of St. Andrews

 
 

 Cornelia Beck, The University of Sydney

 
 

 Constanze Berendts, oekom research AG

 
 

 Pankaj Bhatia, WRI

 
 

 Brigitte Biermann, Triple Innova

 
 

 Vania Borgerth, Brazilian Development Bank (BNDE)

 
 

 Adam Brennan, PUMA

 
 

 Jermyn Brooks, Transparency International (TI)

 
 

 Bastian Buck, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)

 
 

 Maria Eugênia Buosi, Resultante Consultoria Estrategica

 
 

 Sharan Burrow, ITUC

 
 

 Desiré Carroll, CPA, CA(SA)

 
 

 Bhaskar Chatterjee, Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs

 
 

 Joel Charron, Curran & Connors

 
 

 Jeanne Chi Yun Ng, CLP

 
 

 Charles Cho, ESSEC Business School

 
 

 Juan Costa Climent, Ernst & Young

 
 

 Mercè Colomina, Socarrel

 
 

 Jo Confino, Guardian Sustainable Business

 
 

 Heloisa Covolan, Itaipu Binacional Hydroelectric Power Plant

 
 

 Carlos Márcio Cozendey, Brazilian Ministry of Finance

 
 

 Aron Cramer, Business for Social Responsibility

 
 

 Crystal Crawford, Liberty Global

 
 

 Frank Curtiss, RPMI RAILPEN Investments

 
 

 Yibo Dai, Golden Bee CSR Consulting

 
 

 Ali Darwin, NCSR Indonesia

 
 

 Jane Diplock, Singapore Exchange Limited

 
 

 Michel Doucin, French Ministry of Foreign Affairs

 
 

 Kirstine Drew, Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD (TUAC)

 
 

 Paul Druckman, International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC)

 
 

 Pia Olsen Dyhr, Danish Ministry for Trade and Investment

 
 

 Hans-Peter Egler, SECO

 
 

 Gregory Elders, Bloomberg

 
 

 John Elkington, Volans Ventures

 
 

 Carolyn H. Ervin, OECD

 
 

 Denise Esdon, Ernst & Young

 
 

 Pedro Faria, Carbon Disclosure Project

 
 

 Sonia Favaretto, BM&FBOVESPA

 
 

 Maaike Fleur, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)

 
 

 José Figueiredo Soares, EDP

 
 

 Teresa Fogelberg, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)

 
 

 Glenn Frommer, MTR Corporation

 
 

 Meyer Frucher, NASDAQ OMX Group

 
 

 Takuya Fukumoto, METI

 
 

 William Garcia, The European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic)

 
 

 Carlota Garcia-Manas, EIRIS

 
 

 James Gifford, Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)

 
 

 Michelle Greene, NYSE Euronext

 
 

 Leticia Greyling, Rhodes Business School, Rhodes University

 
 

 Hakan Gürdal, AKÇANSA

 
 

 Jonathon Hanks, Incite Sustainability

 
 

 Aditi Haldar, Global Reporting Initiative India (GRI)

 
 

 Nick Hartley, GS SUSTAIN

 
 

 Eric Hespenheide, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited

 
 

 Kim Hessler, General Electric

 
 

 Ásthildur Hjaltadóttir, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)

 
 

 Jeroen J. Hooijer, DG Internal Market and Services, European Commission

 
 

 Richard Howitt, European Parliament

 
 

 Claire Hoy, Deloitte

 
 

 Timothy Hui, Global Reporting Initiavite China (GRI)

 
 

 Patrick d’Humières, Institut RSE

 
 

 Jennifer Iansen-Rogers, ERM CVS

 
 

 Karin Ireton, Standard Bank Group

 
 

 Nicolas Jandot, Institut RSE

 
 

 Ian Jameson, Eskom

 
 

 Bimlendra Jha, Tata Steel Limited

 
 

 Thomas Riise Johansen, Copenhagen Business School

 
 

 Bengt Johansson, Minstry of Foreign Affairs, Sweden

 
 

 John Joseph, Sustainability Excellence

 
 

 Y.W. Junardy, Global Compact Network

 
 

 Jasper Jung, General Motors

 
 

 Dwight Justice, International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)

 
 

 Douglas Kativu, Global Reporting Initiative South Africa (GRI)

 
 

 Georg Kell, United Nation Global Compact (UNGC)

 
 

 Satoshi Kida, The Nippon Foundation

 
 

 Mervyn King, International Integrated Reporting Council

 
 

 David Kingma, Holcim

 
 

 Dong Soo Kim, Korea Productivity Center (KPC)

 
 

 Victor Kjaer, Danish Ministry of Business and Growth

 
 

 Julia Kochetygova, S&P Dow Jones Indices

 
 

 Ans Kolk, University of Amsterdam

 
 

 Hiroshi Komori, Sumitomo Trust & Banking Co.

 
 

 Ik Seung Kim, Dongduk Women’s University

 
 

 Kaori Kuroda, CSO Network Japan

 
 

 Judy Kuszewski, Shine

 
 

 Barbara Kux, Siemens

 
 

 Carlos Larrinaga, University of Burgos, Spain

 
 

 Sylvie Lemmet, UNEP

 
 

 Kai Li, State Information Centre (SIC)

 
 

 Ernst Ligteringen, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)

 
 

 Yongfeng Lin, Shanghai Stock Exchange

 
 

 Connie L. Lindsey, Northern Trust

 
 

 Adriano Lima, Petrobras

 
 

 Simon Longstaff, St James Ethics Center

 
 

 Ruud Lubbers, Earth Charter

 
 

 Leandro Machado, Natura

 
 

 Francis J. “Sonny” Maher, Verasiti, Inc.

 
 

 Jacques Marnewicke, Sanlam, South Africa

 
 

 Rob McGarrah, Office of Investment

 
 

 Kevin McKinley, ISO

 
 

 Kevin L. McKnight, Alcoa

 
 

 Nikki McKean-Wood, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)

 
 

 Claire Melamed, ODI

 
 

 Marina Migliorato, Enel

 
 

 Daniel Mittler, Greenpeace International

 
 

 Amina Mohamed, United Nations Environment Program

 
 

 Christian Mouillon, Ernst & Young

 
 

 Herman Mulder, The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)

 
 

 Nodoka Nakamura, Nippon Foundation

 
 

 Ai L.H. Nguyen, Jia Hsin Co., Ltd.

 
 

 Are-Jostein Norheim, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

 
 

 Peter Norman, Swedish Ministry for Financial Markets

 
 

 Brendan O'Dwyer, University of Amsterdam

 
 

 Joris Oldenziel, SOMO

 
 

 Juan Camilo Padilla, Independence S.A

 
 

 Sanjiv Pandita, Asia Monitor Resource Centre (AMRC)

 
 

 Sang Ho Park, Samsung Life Insurance

 
 

 François Passant, Eurosif

 
 

 Ana Paula, Empresas ICA

 
 

 Dave Pearson, Deloitte

 
 

 Ashok K. Pavadia, Government of India, Department of Public Enterprises

 
 

 Michal Pelzig, Hess Corporation

 
 

 Paolo Perego, Rotterdam School of Management

 
 

 Leontien Plugge, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)

 
 

 John Purcell, CPA Australia

 
 

 Francis Quinn, WebFilings

 
 

 Athalanallur Natarajan Raman, IFAC

 
 

 Girish Ramachandran, Tata Consultancy Services

 
 

 Tlou Ramaru, Government of South Africa

 
 

 Curtis Ravenel, Bloomberg

 
 

 Victor Ricco, Center for Human Rights and Environment (CEDHA)

 
 

 Stan Rodgers, Shemsi Sdn Bhd

 
 

 Eric Roston, Bloomberg

 
 

 Santanu Roy, GAIL (India) Ltd.

 
 

 Luis Fernando Samper, Colombian Coffee Growers Federation

 
 

 Bruno Sarda, Dell

 
 

 Hans Schoolderman, PwC

 
 

 Masao Seki, Sompo Japan Insurance Inc.

 
 

 Puvan J. Selvanathan, UN Working Group

 
 

 George Serafeim, Harvard Business School

 
 

 David Simpson, Lead CSAP

 
 

 Paul Simpson, Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP)

 
 

 Katherine Smith, Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship

 
 

 Anneke Sipkens, Deloitte

 
 

 José Manuel de la Sota, Province of Córdoba

 
 

 Tonia de Sousa-Shields, Es Global Consulting

 
 

 Achim Steiner, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

 
 

 Annette Stube, A.P. Moller – Maersk

 
 

 Roatchana Sungthong, CSR Asia at AIT

 
 

 Pavan Sukhdev, GIST Advisory

 
 

 Amanda Tan-Sonnerfeldt, Lund University

 
 

 Glaucia Terreo, Global Reporting Initiative Brazil (GRI)

 
 

 Paresh Tewary, JSW

 
 

 Rupert Thomas, Royal Dutch Shell plc

 
 

 Hidemi Tomita, Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance Limited (LRQA)

 
 

 Enrique Torres, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)

 
 

 Farooq Ullah, Stakeholder Forum

 
 

 Jeffrey Unerman, Royal Holloway University

 
 

 Tony Valdez, CSR San Roque Power

 
 

 Andrè van Heemstra, UNGC Netherlands Network

 
 

 Giuseppe van der Helm, VBDO

 
 

 Hansje van der Zwaan-Plagman, ASN Bank

 
 

 Charl de Villiers, University of Waikato, New Zealand

 
 

 Jan-Willem Vosmeer, Heineken International

 
 

 Wang Yuan, China Development Bank

 
 

 Mike Wallace, Global Reporting Initiative USA (GRI)

 
 

 Stiaan Wandrag, Sasol

 
 

 Xin Wang, Syntao Co.

 
 

 Steve Waygood, Aviva Investors

 
 

 Allen White, Global Initiative for Sustainability Ratings (GISR)

 
 

 Gwendolen B. White, Ball State University

 
 

 Holke Wierema, Save the Children

 
 

 Janet Williamson, Trade Union Congress (TUC)

 
 

 Sue Wolter, Petrobras

 
 

 Christianna Wood

 
 

 Yuki Yasui, UNEP Finance Initiative

 
 

 Atilla Demir Yerlikaya, Coca-Cola İçecek

 
 

 Yu Jung Yi, Shinhan Financial Group

 
 

 Vera Zandbergen, Heineken

 
 

 Africa Zanella, Global Reporting Initiative Australia (GRI)

 
 

 En Zhang, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS)

 
 

 Jochen Zeitz, Kering