GSSB members

The 15 members of the GSSB represent diverse sectors, backgrounds and regions around the world. Their range of technical expertise, diversity of experience, and multi-stakeholder perspective support and strengthen the development of the GRI Standards. 

In remembrance of Bruce Klafter (GSSB member 2020)

Bruce was a colleague and a friend for many years.  His thoughtful insights were foundational to the corporate responsibility movement around the world.  Bruce leaves a rich legacy of service to people and the environment and his work made the world a better place. 

GRI was fortunate to have Bruce serve on our Standards Board that helps to create our core product – the GRI Standards. From all of us at GRI, we send our deepest sympathy to Bruce’s family and many dear friends. He will be sorely missed.

(Tim Mohin, former GRI Chief Executive)

Judy Kuszewski

Chief Executive, Sancroft International Ltd., United Kingdom
Chair of the GSSB

Judy heads a team of sustainability and corporate responsibility consultants for Sancroft - advisors to major international brands and companies in the retail, food, apparel, finance and many other sectors around the world. She is responsible for the company’s business strategy and for overseeing the team and operations.
Judy is an experienced corporate responsibility expert and advisor, with around 25 years of expertise in corporate accountability and transparency, stakeholder dialogue, risk and opportunity identification, and communication planning around corporate sustainability challenges. She co-founded sustainability consultancy Shine in 2008, working on projects from the oil and gas industry to the food sector, supply chain management, knowledge economy, social media and the development of professional standards and services for sustainability.
From 2000-2008, Judy served as Director, Client Services with the London-based think tank and consulting firm SustainAbility, in which position she worked with scores of clients across a range of industries. Previously, she served as Director of Corporate Programs for Ceres, during which time she was founding project manager for the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). A United States citizen, Judy is married with a young son, and lives in rural England.

Dr. Robyn Leeson

Principal, STR Consulting, Australia
Vice-chair of the GSSB

Robyn has over twenty-five years of experience in the environmental and broader sustainability fields. She has worked directly for government agencies at all levels, including regulators, as well as a consultant to corporations and industry bodies on developing strategic responses to their sustainability challenges. Robyn was a Director with dedicated sustainability firm Net Balance for six years and has subsequently worked as an independent consultant since 2014. Robyn's client projects include bench marking, strategy development, research and writing and stakeholder engagement. 

Robyn served on GRI's Stakeholder Council between 2010 and 2015. Between 2011 and 2015 she also acted as the Stakeholder Council's representative to GRI's (former) Technical Advisory Committee.

She is an Australian citizen and lives in Melbourne.

Loredana Carta

Project Officer, International Trade Union Confederation, Belgium
Constituency: Labor

Loredana Carta works with the Legal Department of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), where she contributes to the development of international strategies to promote and advance workers’ rights, supports national trade unions to enforce compliance with international labour standards and advises civil society organisations on human and trade union rights advocacy efforts. She is also responsible for the Global Rights Index, the ITUC flagship report on civil liberties and labour rights. Loredana worked for several years as a legal expert at the International Labour Organization (ILO) on a wide range of human and labour rights issues, including with the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations (CEACR) and with the ILO Ethics Office. She developed material for the training of lawyers and judges at the International Training Center of the ILO. Loredana studied law in France and she holds a Master’s degree in International Labour Law from the University of Strasbourg.

Peter Colley

National Research Director Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union, Australia
Constituency: Labor

Peter has almost 30 years experience working with Australian and global unions in research and advisory roles around economic policy, trade, investment, taxation and the environment. After being involved in climate change policy since the early 1990s, he began involvement in sustainability reporting in the early in the 2000s over concerns about the accuracy and reliability of human rights and labour practices reporting. Peter was nominated by Global Unions to the GRI’s Stakeholder Council from 2011 to 2017. Peter has represented Australian unions on the Australian pilot and implementation phases of the global Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative. He has provided expert opinion on behalf of global labor to the Responsible Mining Index and the Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance. Peter holds a Masters degree in Economics with Honours from the University of Sydney. An Australian citizen, he lives in Sydney with his spouse and two daughters.

Evan Harvey

Director of Corporate Responsibility, Nasdaq, USA
Constituency: Investment Institution

Evan Harvey is the Director of Corporate Responsibility for Nasdaq. He manages environmental, social, governance, philanthropic and volunteering efforts for the Exchange. Evan also sits on the Network USA Board for the UN Global Compact and the Advisory Board for the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship. He previously served as the first chairman of the World Federation of Exchanges Sustainability Working Group. He lives and works in Washington DC.

Kirsten Margrethe Hovi

Vice-president and head of Extra-Financial Reporting, Norsk Hydro ASA, Norway
Constituency: Business Enterprise

Kirsten has worked for many years for Hydro within different areas including HSE, CSR, human resources, quality management, strategy, process engineering and communication. Since 2004 she is responsible for Hydro's extra-financial reporting. She has also actively participated in developing general and industry specific reporting standards, representing both the mining and the oil and gas industry. She has been a GRI practitioner since 2003 and a member of GRI’s Global Sustainability Standards Board since January 2014.

Born in Norway, Hovi graduated with a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in 1983. She studied French at Alliance Française in Paris in 1984 and holds an economics degree from the Norwegian School of Management (1989).

Ir. Vincent Chi-yuen Kong

Manager - Sustainability, Wheelock and Company, Hong Kong
Constituency: Business Enterprise

Vincent is the head of sustainability for Wheelock and its affiliated companies. He has over two decades of experience in the built environment with a leading role in policy and strategy development, corporate and supply chain sustainability, Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) related international standards-setting, sustainability disclosures, second and third-party audits, accreditation and certification management.

Vincent has been a member of Global Sustainability Standards Board of GRI since January 2018 and currently is a director of Hong Kong Green Building Council (HKGBC). He also served as a member of Steering Committee for Climate Change Business Forum, Communications and Membership, and ESG Advisory Group for Business Environment Council.

Vincent is a member of Green Building Faculty of HKGBC, a BEAM professional, a chartered engineer, a member of the Association of Energy Engineers, and a fellow of Hong Kong Institution of Certified Auditors. He graduated from University of Toronto with dual Master's degrees in engineering and theological studies from University of Toronto and Regent College, Canada respectively.

Vincent lives in Hong Kong with his wife and a daughter.

Joseph Martin

Environmental Specialist, Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia
Constituency: Business Enterprise

Joseph has a decade of sustainability consulting experience in the Middle East and North Africa and over two decades of industrial and consulting experience in the energy, petrochemical, and automobile sectors in India. He is currently a specialist with Saudi Aramco in environmental science, sustainability, and policy. Previously, he was a Director with Ernst & Young in the Middle East and North Africa, where he advised large corporates on sustainability strategy and program management, sustainability disclosures, responsible investments, and assurance. During this period, Joseph worked across oil and gas, petrochemical, utilities, finance, telecom, logistics, healthcare, aviation, and luxury sectors. Joseph was also a visiting faculty in leading business schools in India on business transformation and circular business innovation. He is keen on mentoring and developing young leaders and is the founder of RICE (Responsible Inspirational Creative Emotional) Leadership program for teenagers to develop future leaders. An Indian citizen, Joseph is married and has a daughter.

Tung-Li (Tony) Mo

Deputy Secretary General, BCSD, Taiwan
Constituency: Civil Society Organization

Tony has worked in BCSD-Taiwan since 1999. During his tenure, Tony successively introduced GHG Protocol, GRI Guidelines/Standard, <IR> Framework Eco-efficiency Indicators etc. sustainable management tools into Taiwan. In order to support Taiwanese corporations improving their sustainability performances, he also takes part in many government and businesses consultant projects related to Corporate Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) issues. In 2009, Tony assisted Taiwan Stock Exchange Corporation (TWSE) and Taipei Exchange stipulating the regulation of “Corporate Social Responsibility Best Practice Principles for TWSE/GTSM Listed Companies” and promoting as well. Tony is specialized in Energy and Climate Change topics, including GHG emission and reduction strategies, CSR information disclosure, CSR performance evaluation and so on. Tony received bachelor degree in Atmospheric Science of National Taiwan University and master degree in Institute of Environmental Engineering of National Chiao Tung University. 

Jennifer Princing

Senior Sustainability Manager, Dow Chemical, USA
Constituency: Business Enterprise

Jennifer is a global sustainability manager with Dow Chemical, responsible for corporate external sustainability reporting.  She has been a full time sustainability professional for more than ten years, reporting to the GRI first at Dow Corning and since 2017 with Dow Chemical.  Jennifer has led engagements with various CSR reporting organizations.  She is leading an effort to implement the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).  In her work at Dow Corning, she was a life cycle assessment practitioner, producing the company’s first Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) and participating on a working group with the Adhesives and Sealants Council to publish a Product Category Rule (PCR) for sealants in the US. A native of the Great Lakes region of the USA, Jennifer earned her Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan.

Corli le Roux

Independent Specialist, South Africa
Constituency: Mediating Institution

Corli has 21 years’ experience in capital markets across legal counsel and sustainability roles. She led the Johannesburg Stock Exchange’s sustainability function for nearly 16 years, working to influence corporate and investor perceptions and behaviour on sustainability and reporting. This included the development, operation and evolution of the exchange’s pioneering Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) Index and managing all sustainability-related engagements and stakeholder relationships across the investment value chain. Since late 2017 she has been working as an independent specialist focusing on analysis, research, training and strategy development in the areas of sustainability, reporting and stakeholder management. Corli is actively involved in the development of guidance on reporting with the Integrated Reporting Committee of South Africa (of which she is an honorary member) and the Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative’s ad hoc advisory groups, and serves on the judges’ panel for the Chartered Secretaries Southern Africa’s Integrated Reporting Awards. She previously served as Vice-Chair and Chair of the World Federation of Exchanges Sustainability Working Group and has been a finalist for CEO magazine’s South Africa’s Most Influential Women in Business and Government Awards. Corli lives in Johannesburg, South Africa, with her husband and two daughters.

Gustavo Sinner

Partner-Director, AG Sustentable, Argentina
Constituency: Mediating Institution

With almost 20 years of consulting experience for companies, Gustavo is currently partner-director of AG Sustentable, providing consultancy in Sustainability Reports, Sustainability strategy and management, Training, Stakeholders dialogs and Materiality analysis and Research/Benchmarking of Sustainability practices and Reports. AG Sustentable is GRI Data Partner for Argentina since 2012, with various publications of trends in Sustainability Reports in Argentina and co-host GRI Roll-out Events in Buenos Aires, Argentina, for launches of G4 (2014), and GRI Standards (2017). Also, he is a member of the Board of the local Network for Argentina of the UNGC (since 2014). Gustavo has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, and Public Accountant, from the Argentine Catholic University and previously, worked in Telecom Argentina and in Deloitte Argentina. Married, with two kids, lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Dr. Kenton Swift

Professor of Accounting, and Distinguished Faculty Fellow, University of Montana, USA
Constituency: Civil Society Organization

Kenton is a professor of accounting at the University of Montana. He has more than 25 years of experience as an accounting academic at universities in the United States, and at Zayed University in the United Arab Emirates. Kenton has developed an award winning course in sustainability reporting that he has been teaching at the University of Montana for many years, and at Aarhus University in Denmark. In addition, Kenton has organized and led a workshop for accounting academics around the world on developing a sustainability reporting course. His research interests are focused on the quality of sustainability reporting, with a current focus on greenhouse gas emissions and water reporting. Kenton is also a licensed Certified Public Accountant and has more than 25 years of work experience as an accounting professional.

Rama Krishnan Venkateswaran

Lead Financial Management Specialist, the World Bank, USA
Constituency: Investment Institution

Rama is currently the World Bank’s Lead Governance Specialist based in Lusaka, Zambia (since July 2018). Prior to moving to Zambia, Rama was based at the World Bank Head Quarters at Washington DC for fifteen years where he has worked on Governance and Public Financial Management projects in twenty countries in the South Asia, Middle-East and  Africa regions. Rama is one of the Co-authors of the World Bank publication on Municipal Finance. Rama coordinated the Integrated Reporting Community of Practice at the World Bank HQ since 2014 and organized several knowledge and learning events on Sustainability and Integrated Reporting. Rama started his career with the Reserve Bank of India and subsequently joined the Indian Civil Service where he held several leadership positions in Government. Rama has an MBA, a Masters in International Affairs from Columbia University, New York; a Masters in Finance and Accounting from George Washington University, Washington DC and is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Government Financial Manager (both in the US).

Michel Washer

Deputy Chief Sustainability Officer, Solvay, Belgium
Constituency: Business Enterprise

Michel has spent most of his career within Solvay in various functions, including engineering, HSE, marketing and sales, strategy. Since 2012 he is deputy chief sustainability officer, and in charge of Solvay’s extra-financial reporting.

He has implemented the GRI G4 Guidelines for Solvay’s reporting, and more recently, the GRI Standards. He organized the progressive evolution of Solvay’s annual reporting to a combined report, then to an integrated report.

Born in 1960, he graduated with a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the Free University of Brussels.

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