Profile: 100 Global Sustain Ability Leaders

Profile: 100 Global Sustain Ability Leaders

Not one but 100 profiles in this issue. The
selected Global Sustain Ability Leaders from six continents include Nobel prize
winners, scientists, architects, designers, artists, and CEOs of international
companies. Besides the well-known, there are the quiet achievers who are making
a name for themselves and their NGOs, institutes, universities or businesses.
One is Alison Rowe (left) Fujitsu’s global head of sustainability and another
is Singapore’s Ho Kwon Ping (right). Here’s the full list. Read More


100 Global Sustain Ability Leaders

This the first 100 Global Sustain Ability
Leaders list, which has been devised and produced by Ken Hickson, Chairman/CEO
of Sustain Ability Showcase Asia and ABC Carbon, is published first in this the
150th issue of abc carbon express
(24 August 2011).

Nominations were invited through abc carbon express and received from
readers around the world. There is purposely no ranking or numbering of individuals
on the list, which is shown in alphabetical order based on surnames.

Ken Hickson takes full responsibility for the
final selection and admits that many of those finalists are personally known to
him, but many are not. There could well be many deserving ‘sustainability
leaders’ not on the list, but either they were not nominated or brought to the
attention of the ‘selection committee’.

Agassi, Shai: Founder and
CEO of Better Place, which has developed the infrastructure for employing
electric cars as an alternative to fossil fuel technology. Formerly President
of the Products and Technology Group (PTG) at SAP AG. In 2003, at the age of
36, Agassi was named one of the top 20 ‘Global Influentials for 2003′ by
CNN-Time magazine and in 2009, was included in TIME magazine’s 100 most
influential people list.

An, Esther: Head of CSR
for City Development Limited (CDL) Singapore, which is a leader in
sustainability in Singapore through its properties and businesses.

Ang, Winston: President
of the Environmental Challenge Organisation (ECO) Singapore & organiser of
World Leadership Conference, Singapore 2011.

Baggs, David: Founder
Ecospecifier, Technical Director & Principal Consultant, and Chartered
Architect. A vocal advocate, educator and guide in a world ready to be greener,
he challenges the way for new frontiers of sustainable design to be realised.
He has 30 years’experience in the Green Building and Product sector, delivering
world leading projects.

Bayliss, Caroline: The
Climate Group Australia Director, former Director of Global Sustainability at
RMIT University in Melbourne.

Birkeland, Janis.  Former Professor of Architecture, Queensland
University of Technology, now University of Auckland, New Zealand, urban
designer, and author of “Design for Sustainability” and “Positive Development”.


Blake, Dr Martin:
Sustainability and CSR guru, started Carbon Zero Solutions, joined The Green
Asia Group, and initiated Sustainably Blue. At Royal Mail in the UK he
implemented far-reaching plans which lead to greater energy efficiency and
sustainability, utilising carbon abatement measures to save millions of pounds
and win European awards.

Blanchett, Cate: Oscar winning
actress, star of dozens of international movies and stage roles, co-director of
Sydney Theatre Company, which features many sustainable attributes, including
energy efficiency and renewable energy features; an outspoken advocate for
climate change action; in 2007, she was named as one of Time magazine’s 100
Most Influential People In The World and in the same year became the ambassador
for the Australian Conservation Foundation’s online climate change

Bongars, Christophe: CEO
Sustain Asia, Hong Kong. He has 24 years of experience in the field of business
development, clean technologies, large-scale industrial and infrastructure
project development and management. He has successfully created, developed and
managed projects and businesses in diverse countries in Asia, Europe and

Bourne, Greg: Ex WWF CEO
Australia & Director Carnegie Corporation. He was seconded to the Prime
Minister’s Policy Unit at 10 Downing Street in 1988 as Special Adviser on
Energy and Transport. In January 1999 he became Regional President – BP
Australasia, the position from which he retired from BP in September 2003. Greg
was appointed CEO WWF-Australia in October 2004 the position he held until June

Bun, Mara: CEO Green
Cross Australia,  Mara was born and
raised in Brazil and studied and worked in the US before moving to Australia in
1991. She brings 20 years of community and business experience to Green Cross
Australia – from Morgan Stanley, The Wilderness Society, Greenpeace Australia,
Australian Consumer’s Association (CHOICE), Bush Heritage Australia, Macquarie

Carpenter, Sidonie: President
of GreenRoofs Australia, Sidonie has run her own design and construction
business (Green Canopy Design Pty Ltd) in Sydney and Brisbane for the last 16
years, with a focus on residential and small commercial projects. She
specialises and consults on green roof and wall design, and construction and
maintenance, specifically for Australia’s unique climate and plant species. She
has studied green roof design and construction around the world.

Cassels, Richard:  Founder Climate Leadership, Brisbane, Australia,
archaeologist & former GM of Queensland Museum.

Cheam, Jessica: Straits
Times Environmental Writer is the founder and editor of the website, which provides news and views for Asia Pacific’s sustainable
business community. She has won a global journalism award at the Earth
Journalism Awards, which was held in Copenhagen in December 2009. In March
2010, she was named Young Journalist of the Year by Singapore Press Holdings
and in February 2011, her stories on sustainability won her the first Asean
Green Technology Journalism Award by Siemens.

Chu, Steven: US
Secretary of Energy in the Obama administration, a distinguished scientist and
co-winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics (1997).

Clark, Anna:  President of EarthPeople, based in Dallas,
Texas, US and the author of “Green, American Style”. Previously a management
consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers and IBM before becoming vice president
of a public relations firm.  She founded
EarthPeople in 2005 and has helped clients from non-profits and school districts
to municipalities and Fortune 500 corporations to achieve cost savings and
brand loyalty through profitable sustainability strategies.

Collins, Cate:  Head of Sustainability for Lend Lease,
Sydney, Australia. Previously, as Associate Director ESD at Hyder Consulting,
Cate was responsible for building the Melbourne Sustainable Design Group and
the coordination of multi-disciplined teams across Hyder’s Australian Offices,
providing sustainability consultancy services for built environment projects
around Australia. Cate is an active participant of the Property Council of
Australia’s National Sustainability Roundtable, the new Green Building Council
of Australia’s Asia Pacific Committee and the United Nations Environment Programme
Finance Initiative Property Working Group, developing resources to facilitate
sustainable responsible investment.

Crawley, Cathy: Principal at
Arup and leader for sustainability in Australia.

Dickinson, Paul: Former CEO,
Carbon Disclosure Project, now the executive chairman of CDP, maintaining
supervision of the board and spending time working with other entities to
maximize CDP’s impact around the world.

Doherty, Peter: Nobel Prize
winner in Physiology and Medicine, author of “The Light History of Hot Air”.
Doherty, who holds the Michael F. Tamer Chair of Biomedical Research at St.
Jude Children’s Research Hospital, has been elected to the Institute of
Medicine (IOM), a prestigious branch of the National Academy of Sciences.

Doppelt, Bob:  Director of Resource Innovations and the
Climate Leadership Initiative at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon.

Duggan, Mike:  Founder, Four Walls and a Roof (FWR), now
General Manager at Ecospecifier Global. Sessional Lecturer at Univerity of the
Sunshine Coast, Industry Fellow at Australian Centre for Sustainable Business
and Development and Director at Australian Green Development Forum.  Michael is committed to accelerating
sustainable development, and facilitating its uptake into the mainstream
through strategic business management and sustainability learning.

East, May: Director CIFAL
Findhorn, Scotland, UNITAR Associated Training Centre, Sustainability Educator,
from Brazil to United Kingdom.

Elkington, John: Co-founder of
SustainAbility and Founder and Executive Chairman of Volans Ventures. Author of
many books, the most significant being 1997’s “Cannibals with Forks: The Triple
Bottom Line of 21st Century Business”. He is a world authority on corporate
responsibility and sustainable development. In 2004, BusinessWeek described him
as “a dean of the corporate responsibility movement for three decades.”

Failliot, Gatsby: Green
Solutions Engineer with global responsibility, based in Singapore with the
French company Sodexo, committed to sustainable business practices.  He focuses on developing innovative,
sustainable approaches to liveable residential facilities in remote locations.

Flannery, Dr Tim: Author of
the landmark book “The Weather Makers”, leading climate change advocate, former
Australian of the Year, head of the Copenhagen Climate Council and appointed by
the Australian Government early 2011 to a newly-created position as Climate
Commissioner, chairing a panel of six experts, including scientists and economists.

Forbes, Angus: In 2009, he
established Natural Capital in Sydney, Australia after working in London as an
investment banker. He is in the process of setting up the Natural Group and
Natural Foundation, both aimed at boosting the contribution to the
stabilisation and restoration of the global commons, of the professional
services sector.

Frost, Tony: A fifth
generation South African, he is passionate about the natural heritage of our
planet and particularly South Africa. After 20 years as a Human Resources
Director, he founded Sirocco Strategic Management in 1996. He has published
“After the Rain”, a book on the subject of organisations and management. He was
CEO of the Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF) in South Africa from 2002 to 2007.

Garnaut, Professor
Ross:  Economist and author of the Ross
Garnaut Reviews of climate change policy and action for the Australian

Gilding, Paul: An
independent writer, advisor and advocate for action on climate change and
sustainability. Former CEO of a range of innovative NGO’s and companies
including Greenpeace International, Ecos Corporation and Easy Being Green. He
argues in his book “The Great Disruption”, that this crisis driven change is an
enormous opportunity to build a new approach to economic and social development
for humanity.

Gipton, Sara: She became
CEO of Greenfleet in early 2007 after moving to the environmental sector and
after holding senior financial roles at the Victorian Workcover Authority and
Ernst & Young’s Audit and Consulting Divisions. Sara is a Chartered
Accountant, with an Honours degree in Science and a Masters of Social Science
focused on environmental management and planning.

George, Aaron: Co-Founder,
Amida Recruitment, a London-based agency specialising in the sustainability
sector and Director, BREP (Resource & Environmental Planning). He has 10
years’ experience in the recruitment industry, specialising in town planning,
the consulting engineering, construction and property sectors. Aaron leads
Amida’s business in the energy and engineering sectors.

Grant, Andrew:  As CO2 Group CEO, he was honoured with the
national 2009 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Award in the Cleantech
category. Prior to CO2, he was the National Head of Ernst and Young’s
environmental advisory division also fulfilling this same role at Arthur
Anderson in previous years. Earlier, Andrew held the position as Executive
Manager in Sustainable Packaging at Visy Industrial Packaging.

Grier, Nigel: Landscape
Ecologist with a focus on Biomimicry and the Tropics,  Managing Director & Principal, Zingspace,
Townsville, Australia.

Guldberg, Ove Hoegh: Director
of the Global Change Institute at The University of Queensland, he has held
academic positions at UCLA, Stanford University, The University of Sydney and
The University of Queensland and is currently a member of the Australian
Climate Group; the Royal Society (London) Marine Advisory Network; and the
Board of Editing Reviewers at Science Magazine. He also heads a large research
laboratory (over 20 researchers & students) that focuses on how global
warming and ocean acidification are affecting coral reefs now and into the

Gunning, Tex:  Board member Akzo Nobel, with a degree in
Economics from the Erasmus University Rotterdam, a passionate lecturer, writer
and speaker on the role of business in Society and the need for collective leadership
to tackle the world’s biggest challenges.

Harding, Jeff: As Chairman
Ceramic Fuel Cells, he has extensive experience in the renewable energy sector.
From 1995 to 2005 he was Managing Director of Pacific Hydro Limited,
Australia’s largest renewable energy developer with wind and hydro energy
projects in Australia, Asia and Chile.
He has Degrees in Civil Engineering, Economics, and a Masters Degree in Business
Administration and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company
Directors. He resides in both Europe and Australia and is also a non-executive
director of the ASX listed Carnegie Wave Energy Limited.

Ho Kwon Ping: Executive
Chairman Banyan Tree Group, member 100 Global Leaders for Tomorrow at the World
Economic Forum (2005) and Chairman, Singapore Management University.  Mr Ho is also Chairman of Laguna Resorts
& Hotels Public Company Limited, Thai Wah Food Products Public Company
Limited, Singapore Management University and MediaCorp Pte. Ltd. He is a member
of the Asia-Pacific Council of The Nature Conservancy, Global Advisory Council
of London Business School, International Council and East Asia Council of
INSEAD, International Council of Asia Society and Management Board of the
Middle East Institute at the National University of Singapore. He is a former
journalist with the Far Eastern Economic Review.

Hobley, Anthony: Norton
Rose, Global head of climate change and carbon finance.

Hood, David: Chairman of
Australian Green Infrastructure Council, David is a chartered professional
engineer with more than thirty years’ experience in senior executive positions
in the public and private sectors. He is an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of
the Built Environment and Engineering at Queensland University of Technology,
Chairman of the Australian College of Environmental Engineers and is Deputy
President of the Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council (ASBEC).
David is also an accredited presenter on Al Gore’s Climate Project.

Huxley, Anne Marie: Founder
and CEO, Models of Success and Sustainability (MOSS), Melbourne, Australia. She
was instrumental in launching the unique training tool called Sustainability

Jones, Allan: The City of
Sydney’s international climate change and energy expert, who implemented major
climate change mitigation and adaptation programmes at London and Woking in the
UK, was appointed by the Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency to
the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF) based at
Griffith University in Queensland. He is guiding the Sustainable Sydney 2030
Vision is for a Green, Global, and Connected City.

Jones, Andy: Director
Group Sustainability, Amcor, previously with the Victorian Goverment, Toyota
and URS Australia. Former President of Net Impact at Melbourne Business School,
where he competed his MBA.

Juniper, Tony: A campaigner,
writer, sustainability adviser and a well-known British environmentalist. He is
the editor-in-chief of National Geographic Green Magazine.

Keller, Denise: Model,
performer, producer or crusader – she is far more than meets the eye. The
former MTV host is now a partner in a film production company No Quarter TV and
fronts a documentary series on Discovery channel. She is on the advisory
committee for the Climate Project and a regular speaker on environmental and
sustainability issues.

Kendall, Professor Kevin:
School of Chemical Engineering, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom. He
has been researching hydrogen and fuel cells over the past 30 years and was
responsible for the first hydrogen filling station in England, to fuel hydrogen
vehicles running on the Birmingham campus since March 2008. There are now four
stations in the Midlands and there should be eight by 2012, with a prospect of
hundreds of hydrogen hybrid vehicles by 2015.

Kent, Muhtar: Chairman of
the Board and Chief Executive Officer of The Coca-Cola Company. He oversaw the
development of a system-wide sustainability framework called LIVE POSITIVELY,
built on its commitment to making a positive difference in the world,
which  is embedded within the entire
business at every level.

Keogh, Amanda: Manager of
Environment and Sustainability, Fuji Xerox Australia. Following a successful
internationally-based career in ICT marketing communications, Keogh earned a
masters degree in Sustainable Development and has conducted extensive research
into corporate sustainability.

Kepler, David: Chief
Sustainability Officer, Dow Chemicals, US. He is responsible for guiding the
sustainable business development of the company and is charged with leading the
company’s commitment to Set the Standard for Sustainability, including
achieving the company’s aggressive 2015 Sustainability Goals. He is a member of
Dow’s Management Committee and chairs its Sustainability Committee. In
addition, Kepler chairs the Sustainability External Advisory Council (SEAC), an
organization formed to provide an outside-in perspective on sustainability to

King, Sir David: The
former UK Government’s Chief Scientific Adviser, Director of the Smith School
of Enterprise and the Environment at Oxford University.

Kleef, Jochen: Founder and
Group CEO, Kleef & Co, the Hong Kong based diversified group of companies
focused on sustainable business.

Koh, Professor Tommy:
Singapore Ambassador at Large, won the Champion of the Earth Award from the
United Nations Environment Programme, he was President of the Third UN
Conference on the Law of the Sea from 1980 to 1982. He was Chairman of the
Preparatory Committee for and the Main Committee of the UN Conference on
Environment and Development (RIO) from 1990 to 1992. Special Adviser of the
Institute of Policy Studies and Chairman of the National Heritage Board.


Kux, Barbara: Member
Group Management Committee, Chief Procurement Officer and Chair Sustainability
Board, Philips. Represented Philips at “Caring for Climate: The Business
Leadership Platform,” convened by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon in Geneva in
July 2007. Sustainability has been on the Philips agenda since the company was
founded because it makes sense for business, she believes. With the growing
concerns about climate change, sustainability has now become even more
important, evolving into a main business driver and strategic imperative.

Lane, Guy:  A sustainability consultant, based in
Townsville, Queensland, Australia, he is the founder SeaO2, My Clean Sky, The
Funnel Exchange and author of “The Oil Price”.

Lebbon, Tim: Company director,
speaker on sustainability for business and promoter of forest carbon credits
and clean tech investment. He is the founder of Carbon Value, which is a
significant part of the Australian and Singapore investment in the environment
sector for Tim, who is also the Chairman of Adelaide-based Leadenhall VRG Pty
Ltd. He has over twenty five years’ experience in consulting and corporate
advisory work and is an acknowledged expert on company valuations.  Tim is also a director Noble Investments,
Paragon Private Equity and chairman of Lowrie Constructions (WA) Pty Ltd.

Lee Chuan Seng, Chairman
of Beca Asia, Deputy Chairman Building & Construction Authority &
former President of the Singapore Green Building Council

Loosemore, Dr Martin:
Professor of Construction Management at the University of New South Wales,
Sydney, Australia. Principal Consultant Risk Management for Synergy Management
Consulting Group, co-author (with Bede Boyle) of “Climate Change and Corporate
Social Responsibility”.

Lowe, Professor:  President of the Australian Conservation
Foundation, emeritus professor of science, technology & society at Griffith
University, Brisbane, IPCC contributor, and author of dozens of books,
including “Living in the Hothouse”.

McCabe, Simon: Business
Relations Manager at Intelligent Pathways, Past State Manager, Audit &
Advisory Services at Carbon Planet. Member of the committee for the ‘Taking
Care of Business: Sustainable Transformation’ conference being organised by the
Association for Sustainability in Business.

McCarthy, Daniel: President
& CEO of B&V Water and a member of the Black & Veatch Board of
Directors since 2005, oversees the company’s global water business. McCarthy
earned his Civil Engineering degree from Iowa State University in 1975 and his
Masters degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Kansas in 1982. He
currently serves as a board member of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of
Commerce, an advisory group member for the Singapore International Water Week
and chair of the Water Environment Federation International Program Committee.
McCarthy has presented at many global, regional and local conferences for the
water/wastewater industry, as well as at a wide range of business, civic and
political forums.

McIntosh, Professor
Malcolm:  Director, Asia Pacific Centre
for Sustainable Enterprise. An international leader in corporate social
responsibility (CSR) and sustainable enterprise. Malcolm pioneered the teaching
of corporate responsibility and sustainability in universities in the UK,
Japan, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.

Meloto, Antonio: Founder of
Gawad Kalinga (GK), promoting the “seeds of sustainability” in Philippines.
Tony Meloto was invited as one of the speakers in the APEC CEO Summit 2009 in
Singapore, attended by more than 800 of the world’s top business leaders headed
by US President Obama. GK was showcased as the global model of social
development consistent with the UN Millennium Development Goals that seeks to
reduce poverty by half by 2015. GK has transformed over 1700 poverty ridden and
crime-laden communities throughout the Philippines. Emerging as the Asian model
for community development and poverty alleviation, GK has provided successful
programme templates that have been replicated in Papua New Guinea, Indonesia
and Cambodia.

Metcalf, Louise:   Author of Leadership for Sustainability
Survey. Master of Applied Psychology Organisational, Member APS College of
Organisational Psychologists, Member of AHRI, APESM,  Director of Sydney based leadership and
sustainability consultancy, Pax Leader Labs.

Nakanishi, Hiroaki: President
Hitachi Ltd, Japan. The outspoken and energetic president of Hitachi, is
revitalizing the Japanese industrial powerhouse and confirming its sustainability
commitments in all its businesses around the world.

Narulla, Harveen:
Entrepreneur and thinker, founder of Greenpost, which has a vision for a
paperless future. It involves helping Singaporeans go paperless when receiving,
viewing and paying their bills. The qualified lawyer and law lecturer was a
former Parliamentary legislative assistant.

Ng, Jeanne: BSc, PhD,
Member of Sustainability Committee, Director Group Environmental Affairs, China
Light and Power, Hong Kong.

Ong Seng Eng: Director
Waste Minimisation, formerly Director Energy Efficiency, for the National
Environment Agency (NEA), Singapore. Speaker at the National Sustainability
Conference, Singapore 2010.

Oustrup, Mette Kristine: CEO
of Qi Global and aQiver Goodwill Ambassador of Copenhagen. Organiser of Qi
2011, meeting of Asia’s best minds on design, innovation and sustainability.

Parkinson, Giles: Editor,
Climate Spectator, former Environment Writer for The Australian, former Deputy
Editor & Business Editor, Australian Financial Review (1995-2004).

Patterson, Jennifer Lauber: A
specialist in environmental and energy markets with over 20 years’ experience
in the banking and energy sectors, she is head of Environmental Treasury
Solutions at National Australia Bank (NAB).
During her time in the energy industry, Jennifer held a number of senior
roles before transitioning to banking in 2004, taking up the position of
Director, Electricity, Emissions and Renewables at ANZ. She was responsible for
NAB commissioning a report by “Republic of Everyone” on how to “Build
Conversations Around a Low Carbon Economy”. Jennifer is also a non-executive
director of Yarra Energy Foundation and a non-executive director of Frontier

Purves, Rob: Chairman,
Sustainable Business Australia and Board Member, WWF International; Member,
Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists; Director, Purves Environmental Fund;
Principal, RPG Management.

Quirk, Robert: Advocate
and lecturer in sustainable agriculture, foundation chair of the Better Sugar
Cane Initiative (BSI), the global round table for sugar  formed by WWF and IFC to develop practices to
reduce the impacts of sugar cane growing.

Reithofer, Dr Norbert:
Chairman of the Board of Management, BMW. He affirms the company’s commitment
to sustainable mobility, including applications of cleaner fuels – electric and
hydrogen  – and fuel efficiency,
recycling and environment management.
BMW was selected as the automobile partner for the London Olympic Games
in 2012 because of its comprehensible and sustainable approach to mobility. BMW
is the only automaker among the members of the Sustainability Club for the

Rose, Sir Stuart: Former
CEO & chairman of Marks & Spencers, who led the sustainability Plan A –
“there is no Plan B” – for the retailing giant.

Rosenthal, Hendrick: Project
Director Association for Sustainable and Responsible Investment in Asia
(ASrIA), Hong Kong.

Rowe, Alison: Global
Executive Director Sustainability, Fujitsu. She is quoted as saying:
“Sustainability is in our DNA. Our sustainability journey dates back to 1938
with the creation of a parkland environment for our first factory and extends
to our long term policy taking us to 2100.”

Rowley, Nick: Director of
Kinesis consultancy, former advisor to British Prime Minister Tony Blair on
sustainability and climate change. For two years prior to the December 2009
UNFCCC meeting in Copenhagen, Nick was Strategic Director of the Copenhagen
Climate Council. He is a research associate at the Centre for Climate Economics
& Policy at Crawford School, Australia National University, Canberra.

Schlein, Bruce: VP,
Corporate Sustainability, Citigroup, New York. He is also Adjunct Professor at
John Hopkins SAIS and previously Sustainability Manager, China and Romania at

Schuster, Dr Sandra: Munich Re
research analyst, a meteorologist and Governor, WWF Australia.

Shaw, Howard: Senior Vice
President, Corporate Social Responsibility, HALCYON Group, he was formerly the
executive director of the Singapore Environment Council (SEC). Howard was
actively involved in driving the environmental movement since 1995,
contributing towards shaping Singapore environmental policies and programs. He
was responsible for the development and administration of the Singapore
Environmental Achievement Awards, as well as the Singapore Green Labelling

Solsky, David: CEO and
co-founder of Carbon Systems. A passionate technology entrepreneur, he has
spent the past four years working locally and internationally to build the
company into a leader in the energy and carbon management sector. Sydney, Australia.

Stanton, Dean: Operated
BrandGreen Strategy Consultants, now Managing Director, Southeast Asia, Kleef
& Co. and Chief Strategy Officer, Ecopoint.

Stern, Nicholas:  World Bank Chief Economist from 2000 to 2003,
he was recruited to work for the British government, and appointed to conduct
reviews on the economics of climate change and also of development, which led
to the publication of the much respected Stern Review in 2006/7.

Strong, David: From 1998 to
2007 he was Managing Director of BRE Environment and between 2007 and 2010
Chief Executive of Inbuilt Consulting Ltd. Visiting Professor at the University
of Nottingham Department of Architecture and Built Environment. Chairman of the
Energy Efficiency Partnership for Homes and Chairman of Helianth Systems Ltd.
He was responsible for establishing the UK Green Building Council and was
awarded the Building Sustainability Leadership Award in 2007.

Suzuki, David: Canadian
environmentalist and long time activist to reverse global climate change,
co-founded the David Suzuki Foundation in 1990, to work “to find ways for
society to live in balance with the natural world that sustains us.” The
Foundation’s priorities are: oceans and sustainable fishing, climate change and
clean energy, sustainability, and Suzuki’s Nature Challenge.

Swartz, Jeffrey: Timberland
CEO and President, has led the company on its sustainability journey. The
company has reduced its carbon emissions by 36% from 2006 to 2010 Swartz says:
“We’ve done this by lowering costs, making business more profitable and more
sustainable—proving that commerce and justice are not mutually exclusive, but
rather good business practice.”

Tai Lee Siang: President
Singapore Green Building Council & former President of Singapore Institute
of Architects.

Tan, Professor Leo:
Marine Biologist, Chair of the Garden City Fund, President of the Singapore
National Academy of Science, Vice Chair of the Singapore Environmental Council
and Chair of the Science Sub-Commission of the Singapore National Commission

Tay, Simon: Renowned
lawyer, political adviser and environmental policy expert, Professor Tay
teaches international law at the University of Singapore, and is Chairman of
the Singapore Institute of International Affairs . From 2002-08, he chaired the
National Environment Agency, the country’s major agency for environmental
protection. He was a Nominated Member of the Singapore Parliament (1997 – 2001)
and led public consultations on Singapore in the 21st century, the national
concept plan, and the Singapore Green Plan 2012. He is the author of a number
of non-fiction books, including “Asia Alone: The Dangerous Post-Crisis Divide
From Americas”, as well as fiction, the latest being “City of Small Blessings”.

Thomas, Andrea: Wal-Mart’
senior vice president of Sustainability.

Thomas, Thomas: Executive
Director of Singapore Compact, promoting corporate social responsibility and
sustainability. He was formerly with Shell Oil and NTUC.

Thomas, Valerie: Associate
Professor conducts research in sustainability and holds the Anderson-Interface
Chair in Natural Systems at Georgia Tech

Thwaites, Professor John:
Chairman Monash Sustainability Institute and Chairman Climate Works Australia.

Tyndall, Lewis de Vere:
Managing partner and founder of Climate Roundtable, he advises and speaks on
domestic and international law and commerce, climate and carbon economy.

Vachon, Mark L:  A 28-year GE veteran and Corporate Officer,
leads ecomagination, GE’s sustainable business strategy that has invested $5
billion in clean tech research and development and generated $70 billion in
revenues in its first five years. Most recently, Mark served as President &
CEO of GE Healthcare’s $9 billion Americas Region, leading commercial
activities in the United States, Canada and Latin America.

Visser, Wayne: Founder and
Director of the think-tank CSR International and the author/editor of twelve
books, and Senior Associate at the University of Cambridge Programme for
Sustainability Leadership.

Warwick, Richard: Director
and Chairman of the Board of CLIMsystems Ltd. He is Professor of Climate Change
Adaptation at the University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia.
Recently retired from the International Global Change Institute (IGCI) at the
University of Waikato, New Zealand.

Whelan, Tensie: She serves
as the president of the US Rainforest Alliance, previously a board member, and
then later as a consultant, becoming the executive director in 2000. Working in
the environmental field for more than 25 years, she served with the National
Audubon Society and executive director of the New York League of Conservation

Wills, Ray:  CEO, Sustainable Energy Association Australia
Perth & Adjunct Professor School of Earth and Environment, The University
of Western Australia.

Wright, Matthew: Executive
Director of climate solutions think tank Beyond Zero Emissions, an organisation
focused decarbonising the Australian economy. The organisation has a strategic
research collaboration with the University of Melbourne’s Energy Research
Institute. He has led the campaign to get support to enable Australia to shred
all reliance on oil, coal and gas and become entirely dependent on renewable
energy sources, mostly solar thermal, by the end of the decade.

The first 100 Global Sustain Ability Leaders
list, which has been devised and produced by Ken Hickson, Chairman/CEO of
Sustain Ability Showcase Asia and ABC Carbon, is published first in the 150th
issue of abc carbon express (24 August 2011).
Nominations were invited through abc carbon express and received from
readers around the world. There is purposely no ranking or numbering of
individuals on the list, which is shown in alphabetical order based on


2 Responses to “Profile: 100 Global Sustain Ability Leaders”

  1. Barbara Carseldine Says:

    Hi Ken

    Fantastic information. Well done.


    Barbara Carseldine

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