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.

GRI and the GSSB want to express their gratitude to GSSB members Dr. Stiaan Wandrag and Jorge Daniel Taillant who were founding GSSB members and whose contributions were instrumental to the work of the GSSB. Dr. Wandrag and Mr. Taillant completed their terms on the GSSB on 31 December 2017 and have henceforth stepped down as active members.

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.

Jürgen Buxbaum

European Secretary, Coordinator of the public administration sector and the work on multinational enterprises, Public Services International (PSI), France
Constituency: Labor

Toolmaker by profession, Jürgen served for 10 years as the chairman of a works council in a German machinery factory, working as an unsalaried judge at a social court and a trainer in education courses on political, social and economic matters. He holds a master's degree in sociology, ethnology and history and worked as the assistant of the Director of the Institute of Sociology at the University of Münster, Germany, and as a lecturer in student courses. Buxbaum has carried out trade union advisory work in different countries, including, among others as the Director of the South-East Europe Office of the International Trade Union Confederation. In the last 11 years he has served as the European Secretary of Public Services International and as the Coordinator of the public administration sector and the work on multinational enterprises. Buxbaum also negotiated Global Framework Agreements and implemented PSI’s global campaign against corruption with a special focus on human, social and workers’ rights and good governance.

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).

Dwight Justice

Former Policy Advisor at International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), Belgium
Constituency: Labor

Dwight W. Justice served on the staff of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) and one of its predecessor organisations, the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions, (ICFTU) from 1990 until his retirement in 2017. However, he has continued to contribute based on his experience.

Dwight’s main responsibilities in the international trade union movement have been in the areas of multinational enterprises, industrial relations and responsible business behaviour. He has also worked on employment relationships and their connection with workers’ rights. Justice has been involved with a number or international organisations and agencies including the OECD, the ILO, UNCTAD and other UN agencies.   

Dwight began his trade union work as an activist and shop steward. Since 1977 he has held a number of positions with various trade union organisations in the areas of organising, political and legislative affairs, and international affairs. He has helped workers organise in the education, health care, public services, manufacturing and retail sectors. Dwight was born in Williamson, West Virginia in 1951 and is a graduate of Elmira College in New York State.

Ir. Vincent C. Y. Kong

Sustainability Manager, Sun Hung Kai Properties (SHKP) Group, Hong Kong
Constituency: Business Enterprise

Ir Vincent Kong looks after SHKP Group’s sustainability efforts and ESG standards compliance issues. He has over 18 years of experience in corporate and supply chain sustainability, second and third party audits, accreditation and certification management, and coaching business leaders. Before joining SHKP, he founded sustainability related services for SGS in Hong Kong and the mainland China, and led a team of professionals to serve his clients including a number of listed companies and state-owned enterprises. In the past decade, he has contributed substantially to the development of international standards and advised sustainable development related strategies and goal setting for both private and public sectors.

Vincent is a Chartered Engineer, a Green Building Professional, a Faculty Member of the Hong Kong Green Building Council, and a Fellow of the Hong Kong Institution of Certified Auditors. He holds a Master’s degree in Engineering from the University of Toronto, and a Master’s degree in Theology from the Regent College, Canada.

Tung-Li Mo (Tony)

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

Tony Mo, the deputy secretary general of BCSD-Taiwan, 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. 

Vadakepatth Nandkumar

Head of the Sustainability Services, Regional Sustainability Manager for India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, DNV GL business Assurance India Pvt. Ltd., India
Constituency: Mediating Institution

Nandkumar is a Post graduate Industrial Engineer with professional qualification in Management System (Quality, Environment, Health and safety, Social, Food safety, Green House Gas accounting etc.) and has 28 years’ experience in managing business vertical his specialization includes advisory and assessments in sustainability risk, corporate responsibility, governance, management systems and communication to provide strategic inputs to top management on a range of Corporate responsibility and Sustainability issues, including materiality assessment, sustainability performance measurement, reporting and stakeholder engagement, to compliance with guidelines, standards and principles.
He has worked with a diverse set of organizations in delivering assurance and verification for over 50 reports based on GRI Framework and helped these organizations move forward in their sustainability journey. He is also a trainer and conducted over 100 trainings in GRI Reporting, Materiality, Stakeholder engagement, over last eight years.

Sulema M de Budin Pioli

Independent Sustainability / CSR consultant, Human Rights specialist, Brazil
Constituency: Mediating Institution

Sulema is a biologist and an environmental lawyer, holds a MSc. in Environmental Health and an MBA on Sustainability. She has 18 years of experience working in an extensive range of sectors, including NGO`s and University, as well as private sector, such as extractive, energy and infrastructure industries. Her work mainly comprises social and sustainability performance improvement and management, social/human rights impact and risk assessment as well as stakeholder engagement and private social investment. She has extensive experience in advising lenders on social risks associated with project financing, working with international investors (including Export Credit Agencies and IFC). She has also led ESG reporting processes over the past 12 years, supporting organizations in adding value to their business by proper assessment and management of their sustainability/social risks and impacts. As a researcher at the University of Sao Paulo Sulema contributed in elaborating social and environmental key performance indicators.

Dr. Kenton D. 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.

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.

Julia Wilson

Director, Global Responsibility & Sustainability, Nielsen, USA
Constituency: Business Enterprise

Julia Wilson is Director of Global Responsibility & Sustainability at Nielsen, responsible for its global environmental, social, governance (ESG) strategy, ongoing stakeholder engagement efforts, and external reporting. In her career at Nielsen, Julia led efforts to create and publish Nielsen's first non-financial materiality assessment and Nielsen’s Global Responsibility Report, aligned with the GRI G4 Guidelines. Julia has also worked on Nielsen Cares, Nielsen's global employee engagement and volunteerism program. Before joining Nielsen, Julia was a high school English and Special Education teacher in New York City, earning her Master's in Special Education with a Bilingual Extension.