Profile: Not One but 100 Global Sustain Ability Leaders

Published in ABC Carbon Express issue 202

Profile: Not One but 100!

Yes, finally the 2013 list of 100 Global Sustain Ability Leaders is out. See if you’re on the list. Who has made it and who hasn’t. Some surprises. Selected from nominations and recommendations received from everywhere, this year’s leaders’ list covers the full spectrum: from large commercial organisations, NGOs, through consultancies large and small to individuals who are making their mark in their own country, city or community. Read More

This, the third 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 in this the 202nd issue of abc carbon express (24 November 2013).

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

Ken Hickson takes full responsibility for the final selection and admits that many of those finalists are personally known to him and/or he has seen them in action, observed their good works and read their fine words.

“We have also done our best to keep the leader’s details updated,” Ken says, “but this has been  a time consuming process , so if anyone is aware where there are cases off out-dated or incorrect information, please provide us with the latest details and we will correct our master list.“

There could well be many deserving ‘leaders’ not on the list, but either they were not nominated or brought to the attention of the ‘selection committee’, or their deeds have not been made known outside their community, city country or company. There have been some changes to the list in 12 months. While some have slipped off the 100 slots, new ones have come into their own. Those who feel aggrieved they are not on the list – or know someone who should be – please make sure nominations are made in time for the 2014 list.

One significant change this year – some “leaders”,  perhaps better known as sustainability communicators, journalists, editors and the like, have been purposely taken off this list for the purpose of creating a new and additional  listing of what we are calling the “Global Sustainability  Communicators” – or GSC. The initial listing of forty names – people and the media and/or organisations they represent – can be found under Last Word at the end of this newsletter.

For now, this is SASA’s best effort in identifying and honouring 100 people around the world – at home and abroad – who have provided leadership in the field of sustainability:

1.       Affleck, Andrew: Managing Partner of Armstrong Asset Management, an independent clean energy asset manager, committed to investing into clean energy assets that leave a long term positive impact on society and the natural environment. In November 2013, the fund was able to surpass its initial target of US$150 million, reaching final close of $164 million, signing up 10 investors from Europe, North America and Asia. The 10-year fund will provide development capital to small-scale renewable energy and resource efficiency projects in Southeast Asia. In all he has 23 years of asset management and investment banking experience in the Asian region.

2.       Aguiriano, Juan: President, Asia-Pacific, DuPont Sustainable Solutions Worldwide, he makes sure the company’s triple bottom line approach produces results for clients worldwide, in industries such as energy, mining and metals and chemicals. The customized solutions help maximize safety, operational excellence and efficiencies, environmental management, develop people capabilities and culture and establish best-in-class process technologies.

3.       An, Esther: Head of CSR for City Development Limited (CDL) Singapore, which is a leader in sustainability in Singapore through its properties and businesses. She has been actively promoting sustainability and corporate social responsibility in the organisation and outside for 15 years. She has set standards and provided a professional example to colleagues within CDL and Singapore Compact and in the wider community.

4.       Baggs, David: Co-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 is a multi-award winning chartered architect, sustainability, energy-efficiency and eco-materials consultant with over 30 years’ experience in sustainable development. He is Technical Director of Global GreenTag Pty Ltd, an associated eco-product life-cycle assessment certification company.

5.       Baggs, Mary-Lou: When GreenTag was just selected as a finalist in two categories of the Banksia Awards in Australia this year, Mary Lou was announced as a finalist in the CEO category. Under her direction Ecospecifier has grown to become one of the world’s most recognised and respected sources of eco-product information and sustainability knowledge and the recipient of numerous major awards. She was the driving organisational and management force behind the creation, formation, financial and other non-technical aspects of Ecospecifier that turned it into a million-dollar turnover business inside six years.

6.       Bayliss, Caroline: Currently on a sabbatical after serving The Climate Group for just over 2 years as its Australia Director, Caroline was also Director of the Voluntary Carbon Markets Association and previously Director of Global Sustainability at RMIT University in Melbourne. She worked in collaboration with the Victorian EPA to produce the first Carbon Offset Guide. Caroline was also previously Deputy Director of the United Nations Global Compact Cities Programme.

7.       Birkeland, Janis.  Former Professor of Architecture, Queensland University of Technology, now Professor of Sustainable Architecture at University of Auckland, New Zealand, Janis is an urban designer and author of “Design for Sustainability” and “Positive Development”. Janis has worked consecutively as artist, advocacy planner, architect, urban designer, city planner and attorney in San Francisco before entering academia in Australia and New Zealand. She has authored over 100 publications on built environment and sustainability and wrote the highly successful and widely adopted Design for Sustainability (Earthscan, 2002).

8.       Blake, Dr Martin: Sustainability and CSR guru, he is the driving force behind a global sustainability movement Be Sustainable. Headquartered in Singapore, it incorporates services covering Advisory and Consulting, Communications, Integrative Design, Intermediary Services, Food, Labs and Research. 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. Regularly on the sustainability speaking circuit throughout Asia Pacific, he is director and advisor to many businesses in the sustainability sectors.

9.       Blanchett, Cate: Oscar winning actress, star of dozens of international movies and stage roles, co-director of Sydney Theatre Company (until end 2012), which she has led on an environmental and social sustainability program. This included the Greening of The Wharf project which transformed the beautiful, heritage-listed Wharf building into an inspirational example of environmental leadership. She was also involved in the launch of the strategic partnership between Lend Lease and Sydney Theatre Company (STC) to focus on developing programs that facilitate awareness and engagement in the creation of sustainable futures.

10.   Boatman, Tony: Founder and Chief Executive Officer of The Indela, Tony has twenty years of business leadership experience. Currently entrepreneur in Residence with Young & Rubicam, he founded The Indela with the principle goal of creating a set of tools to assist corporations in quantifying their triple bottom line and committed to solving the sustainability challenge. Passionate about building sustainable businesses, he wants to create, invest in and incubate ideas that harness technology to exploit emerging opportunities. In Jan 2008 Tony was appointed District Manager, Singapore, for Al Gore’s NGO the Climate Project, part of the Alliance for Climate protection.

11.   Bourne, Greg: Chair of the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), he is Ex WWF CEO Australia & Director Carnegie Corporation. Greg was awarded the Centenary Medal for services to the environment and an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Western Australia for services to international business. In January 1999 he became Regional President – BP Australasia. Greg was appointed CEO WWF-Australia in October 2004 the position he held until June 2010.

12.   Branson, Sir Richard: “Our goal must be to develop responsible renewable fuels and grow production from small batches to millions or even billions of barrels,” said Sir Richard Branson, Founder of Carbon War Room and Founder of Virgin Group, on the start of a global campaign for renewable jet fuels. Just one of his many initiatives to make the transport industry and properties more energy efficient and sustainable.

13.   Bukmanis, Adrian: He set up PowerSave Solutions in May 2011 and now manages the Singapore business of the Hong-Kong based Energenz. “The challenge of putting something right appeals to me and that is how I came to establish a company specialising in energy efficiency”. Through his work with Energenz and his previous experience in Australia, China and the United Kingdom, Adrian fully understands the role that energy efficiency plays in terms of sustainability.

14.   Bun, Mara: CEO Green Cross Australia since October 2007, Mara was born and raised in Brazil and studied and worked in the US before moving to Australia in 1991. She also serves as Non-executive Director of the Australian Ethical Investment and Advisor to the Brazil Foundation. 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 Bank, CSIRO and CANNEX.

15.   Carpenter, Sidonie: Landscape Architect and Horticulturalist running Green Canopy for the past 14 years in Sydney & Brisbane. Awarded an ISSI / Pratt Foundation Fellowship in 2006, allowing her to travel to study the design, implementation & benefits of green roofs and living walls. President of Green Roofs Australia, a not for profit association started to support & provide effective strategies for the design & implementation of green roofs and walls in Australia.

16.   Cassels, Richard:  Founder Climate Leadership Australia, archaeologist & former GM of Queensland Museum. Through Climate Leadership, Richard has embarked on community education and lobbying for action for Australia to reduce greenhouse gas emissions; and lecturing on the (long) history of human sustainability and “unsustainability”. A Governor of WWF Australia and previously an Honorary Research Fellow at the Queensland Museum in Environmental History and Sustainable Futures, he is a popular public speaker, passionate about the need for all citizens to know the environmental history of humankind.

17.   Cheng, Mark: Starting the social-environment movement in Asia when he was 13, Mark was dismayed at the lack of green education in Singapore, so co-founded Avelife in 2008 with a small group of youths. In 2011, Mark started Green Prints, an environment social enterprise, which is renowned as the first exclusive green printer in Asia-Pacific, which also supplies and produces sugarcane paper, made from agricultural sugarcane waste and relying entirely on wind energy. Mark also founded Green Brunei, a non-profit that provides free environmental resources and initiates community-led environment campaigns and projects.

18.   Chu, Steven: Former US Secretary of Energy, a distinguished scientist and co-winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics (1997). As United States Secretary of Energy, Steven Chu helped implement President Obama’s ambitious agenda to invest in clean energy, reduce our dependence on foreign oil, address the global climate crisis, and create millions of new jobs. Dr. Chu is the co-recipient of the Nobel Prize for Physics (1997). He has devoted his recent scientific career to the search for new solutions to our energy and climate challenges. After serving four years as secretary of energy, Steven Chu returned to Stanford as professor of physics, molecular and cellular physiology. www.stanford.ed

19.   Coombs, Rob:  President and CEO, Interface, Asia Pacific, based in Singapore.  After graduating a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne in 1979, Rob worked in Australian businesses before moving to the UK in 1988 and joined Interface, a manufacturer of commercial carpets and furniture fabrics. After moving through a number of senior management roles within in Europe and Asia Pacific, Rob was appointed President and CEO of a newly formed Asia Pacific division on 2002. Rob continues to follow the example of Interface founder and Chairman the late Ray Anderson, is a leading proponent of sustainable business development

20.   Costelloe, Jenny: After leading the CSR consulting practice in several organisations, in 2013 she set up Skylark Advisory. It is a CSR strategy and communications consultancy based in Singapore, which will work closely with organisations helping them to improve their CSR performance and how they communicate it. Skylark has established several collaborations with other organisations and individuals, which will be leveraged to offer the client the best service possible. She was previously with CSR Asia and Tulcan and is a member of ACCA Global Forum for Sustainability (representing Singapore).

21.   Dee, Jon: Australian of the Year 2010 in New South Wales, Managing Director of “Do Something”, Keynote Speaker & Author and Founder of Planet Ark, Jon Dee, is author of “Sustainable Growth”, produced by Sensis, as part of its commitment to supporting a sustainable future for Australia’s small and medium sized businesses. In 2012, the Federal Government awarded Jon’s “Do Something!” team a $871,000 grant to promote energy efficiency to SMEs. In 2013, this involved him presenting videos and writing eBooks that show SMEs how to save energy.

22.   Delay, Tom: Appointed the first Chief Executive of the UK Carbon Trust in 2001, he has helped grow the company to become a world leader in advising businesses, governments and the public sector on carbon emissions reduction and the development of low carbon technologies, markets and businesses. Tom has placed the Carbon Trust at the heart of low carbon business, helping capture the commercial opportunities of a sustainable, low carbon world.  In recent years, he has taken the company’s unique capability to international markets including China, Korea, the US and Brazil.

23.   Doherty, Peter: Nobel Prize winner in Physiology and Medicine (1996), his latest work is “Sentinel Chickens”. He is also author of “The Light History of Hot Air” and “The Beginner’s Guide to Winning the Nobel Prize”. He also serves in a voluntary, unremunerated capacity as Chair of the Board that provides strategic oversight to the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Systems Science. 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.

24.   Duggan, Mike:  Founder, Four Walls and a Roof (FWR), former General Manager at Ecospecifier Global, then responsible for sustainability training at EC3 Global/Earthcheck. Mike is now working with QGC – A BG Group Business as Construction Community Liaison Officer and continues as an industry fellow at the Australian Centre for Sustainable Business and Development.  Michael is committed to accelerating sustainable development, and facilitating its uptake into the mainstream through strategic business management and sustainability learning.

25.   East, May: Special Fellow, United Nations Institute for Training & Research – UNITAR, Geneva Area, Switzerland and CEO of CIFAL Scotland, May is a sustainability educator and designer from Brazil initially heading two international organisations: Gaia Education and CIFAL.  Based at the UN Habitat Best Practice Designation Findhorn Ecovillage since 1992, May has been leading a whole generation of sustainability educators delivering trainings in 31 countries in the most different stages of development and in both urban and rural contexts. She has a UNITAR diploma on Climate Change Diplomacy and is the UN House Scotland Director of Sustainability and Climate Change.

26.   Elkington, John: Co-founder of SustainAbility and Founder and Executive Chairman of Volans Ventures. Visiting Professor, University College London (UCL) Energy Institute and Visiting Professor at the Imperial College London, John is 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.”

27.   Flannery, Dr Tim: Since the new Australian Government abolished the Climate Commission in September 2013, which Tim was appointed to head, he has become Chief Councillor of the new Climate Council as “Australians deserve independent information about climate change, from the experts”. It is being funded by donations from the public. Author of “The Weather Makers”, leading climate change advocate, former Australian of the Year, head of the Copenhagen Climate Council, he was 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.

28.   Florini, Ann:  Professor of Public Policy, Singapore Management University (SMU) and academic director of the new Master of Tri-Sector Collaboration, Ann is also Non-resident Senior Fellow in the Foreign Policy Studies Programme at the Brookings Institution. She has spearheaded numerous international projects, including the Global Governance Initiative and the International Task Force on Transparency, Initiative for Policy Dialogue. Her impressive paper delivered in August 2013 was on “The Future of Capitalism: Will Asia Lead the Way in Sustainability?” shows the important role of partnerships as the foundation for sustainable and effective strategic planning.

29.   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. In one of his latest papers he stresses that “Personal sustainability is an imperative for leaders”.

30.   Gabriel, Florian: Senior Advisor Export and Innovation for swisscleantech , Florian shares his time between Zürich Area, Switzerland and Vancouver British Columbia, Canada. Providing strategic consulting to swisscleantech, Switzerland, the Green Trade Project Office, Taiwan and the Global Cleantech Cluster Association, he is a keynote speaker at International Cleantech Conferences. Instrumental in setting up the Global Cleantech Cluster Association Asia-Pacific Gateway.

31.   Gafoor, Burhan: Ambassador Gafoor is the Chief Negotiator of Singapore for Climate Change and concurrently Senior Director at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He has extensive experience in multilateral negotiations. In 2011, he served as Vice-Chairman of the Transitional Committee that designed the Green Climate Fund, which was operationalized at the UN Climate Change Conference in Durban, South Africa. He has represented Singapore at all UNFCCC events including the latest in Warsaw, Poland November 2013.

32.   Genoff, Rodin: Global Head Strategy & Business Development for BE Integrative Design, part of the Be Sustainable Group, Rodin is an award-winning cluster expert who has built multi-million dollar global sustainability projects. In 1998 and 1999 Rodin undertook the first environment management product services survey of the Australian economy, surveying 800 companies. As a Director of Ecobiz he also played a major part in convening the first international environment and business EXPO and conference in Australia.  Rodin is the author of several books and is currently writing a book with a former editor of the Australian Financial Review on gender and diversity in the new economy.

33.   George, Aaron: Co-Founder and Managing Director of Amida Recruitment, a London-based agency specialising in the sustainability sector and Director, BREP (Resource & Environmental Planning). Aaron has 12 years’ experience in the recruitment industry. Specialising in freelance recruitment in his early career, Aaron then developed his expertise in a management capacity running offices recruiting for the consulting engineering, construction and property sectors. Aaron has worked on global recruitment campaigns with a number of multinational clients and leads Amida’s global operations from London.

34.   Gilding, Paul: An independent writer, advisor and advocate for action on climate change and sustainability, Paul Gilding has been involved in the Core Faculty of the Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership for 11 years. 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.

35.   Grant, Andrew: Chief Executive Officer, CO2 Group Ltd, the ASX listed environmental services company specializing in carbon abatement (carbon forestry), carbon advisory and carbon trading, with offices across Australia and New Zealand. 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. He also serves as Non Executive Director of Parks Victoria and Earthwatch Institute.

36.   Grier, Nigel: Chief Executive of Be Integrative Design, a specialist design, engineering and project management practice operating globally from Singapore, the Former Managing Director & Principal, Zingspace, Townsville, Australia is an experienced Landscape Ecologist with a focus on Restoration Ecology & Biomimicry: looking to nature for the solutions to today’s problems. Nigel has led many multidisciplinary design teams in the Masterplanning for Landscape, Water & Natural Resource projects.

37.   Gunneberg, Ben:  Secretary General of PEFC, the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification, Ben is a  graduate from Aberdeen University, a chartered forester, with a Masters in Business Administration from the Open University. He has spent most of his working life in Forestry. After completing his studies he joined the University of Wales, Bangor as a researcher in Forest Economics and thereafter worked in various positions in the Timber Growers Association in the UK and became involved in forest certification when he took on the position of Technical Director.

38.   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 is currently a member of the Royal Society (London) Marine Advisory Network; and the Board of Editing Reviewers at Science Magazine. He heads a large research laboratory (over 30 researchers &students) that focuses on how global warming and ocean acidification are affecting and will affect coral reefs. He is an Australian Academy of Science Fellow for 2013, nominated for discovering the molecular mechanism behind coral bleaching during his PhD and early career.

39.   Harding, Jeff: As former Chairman Ceramic Fuel Cells, Jeff is director of the AIM listed Renewable Energy Holdings Plc, and non-executive director of ASX listed Carnegie Wave Energy Limited. He was formerly Vice President of the Australian Business Council for Sustainable Development. From 1995 to 2005 he was Managing Director of Pacific Hydro Limited. 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.

40.   Hee, Limin Dr: Deputy Director of Centre for Liveable Cities (CLC), a knowledge nexus and think-tank for liveable and sustainable cities, where she has oversight of research strategies, initiatives and collaborations. She has helped to bring to fruition the Urban Systems Studies series, which delve deep into the transformation of Singapore. Prior to CLC, she taught at the School of Design and Environment at the National University of Singapore, leading the Urban Studies Research and Teaching Group, and was a Principal Investigator at the Centre for Sustainable Asian Cities, with a concurrent appointment at the “Sustainable Cities” cluster at the Asia Research Institute.

41.   Henley, Jane: As Chief Executive Officer of the World Green Building Council, Jane leads the world’s largest organization influencing the green building marketplace and  a role is to drive collaboration between 98 national green building councils, provide leadership and support, and advocate for green building as a mechanism to deliver environmental, economic and social benefits. Jane has addressed audiences at the past 3 COP climate change negotiations, the APEC – ASEAN workshop on green building in Singapore and the World Cities Summit of Mayors. Jane sets a positive and entrepreneurial agenda for business to drive change, to proactively create the future.

42.   Hill, Kevin: Chairman and Founder, Double Helix Tracking Technologies, the Worlds first timber DNA tracking system. Kevin is leader of a team of experienced people from diverse professional to become a global leader in applied forestry genetics for conservation and the sustainable timber trade, to bridge the gap between cutting edge genetics, forest management and timber supply chain issues. He is also the CEO, Nautique, which produces powered waterscape places, and Venturer, an innovator in timber design and construction.

43.   Hood, David: Adjunct Professor, Engineering.  Once he stepped down as the Founding Chairman of the Australian Green Infrastructure Council (AGIC) and as the National President of Engineers Australia (EA) at the end of 2012, there was nothing for David Hood to do but continue through all means at his disposal to preach, practice and teach sustainability. He continues to teach and lead the sustainability program for infrastructure at the Cooperative Research Centre for Infrastructure and Engineering Asset Management (CIEAM) based at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and is Co-President at the Australian National Sustainability Initiative (ANSI).

44.   Huxley, Anne Maree: Founder and CEO, Models of Success and Sustainability (MOSS), Melbourne, Australia, Anne-Maree continues, through MOSS and other organisations, to provide education, tools and training, networking and advice to drive sustainability and competitive business success. She continues as a director of the Carbon Trade Exchange, the world’s first end to end electronic platform for trading voluntary and regulated carbon credits, and has been a judge for the UN World Environment day Awards and the International Green Awards.

45.   Kakabadse, Yolanda: WWF’s International President is the former Ecuadorian Minister of Environment. From 1990 until 1992, she coordinated the participation of civil society organizations for the United Nations Conference for Environment and Development (Earth Summit) in Geneva. From 1996 to 2004 she was President of the World Conservation Union (IUCN), and Member of the Board of the World Resources Institute (WRI) during the same period. She co-Chaired the Environmental Sustainability Task Force of the UN Millennium Project, 2002 – 2005.

46.   Kelly, Jim: Group Vice President and Head of Energy Efficiency, ABB. Jim leads ABB’s global efforts in this business area bringing the full potential of “One ABB” to this important market opportunity. Energy efficiency is recognized as a central driver of growth for ABB’s customers including industries, utilities, transportation and buildings. ABB’s opportunities in energy efficiency are vast (over $15B in sales per annum) and this theme is a top 3 growth driver for the company. Increasingly, ABB is required to offer customers innovative solutions combining elements from across the entire spectrum of the Group’s products, systems and services.

47.   King, Sir David: The former UK Government’s Chief Scientific Adviser, Director of the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment at Oxford University. Sir David was the UK Government’s Chief Scientific Adviser and Head of the Government Office of Science from October 2000 to 31 December 2007. In that time, he raised the profile of the need for governments worldwide to act on climate change and was instrumental in creating the new £1bn Energy Technologies Institute.  Sir David became a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1991, Foreign Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2002, was knighted in 2003 for his work in science.

48.   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. He continues to provide leadership through his writing, teaching and moderating major conferences and forums.

49.   Kwek, Leng Joo: Managing Director of City Developments Limited (CDL) is also a firm advocate of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) for close to 2 decades now, making it an integral driving force behind the company’s business philosophy. He was elected as the President of Singapore Compact for CSR. Under his leadership, CDL is recognised as a leader in CSR and green buildings. CDL is proud to be the only Singapore company listed on Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes, FTSE4Good Index Series and Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the world for 3 consecutive years.

50.    Lauber, Alex:  Director Australasian business for Carbonsoft, which launched an open source platform, with the support of Standard Bank, to fund and oversee the United Nations process of registering projects which generate carbon credits. Alex, an experienced lawyer with extensive commercial and transactional skills. He draws upon his legal and regulatory background to take a hands on approach, combining strategic analysis with a detailed understanding of commercial issues, to deliver practical results. Alex is admitted to practice law in Victoria, Australia and England.

51.   Lauber-Patterson, Jennifer: She has just taken on the role of Interim CEO, Yarra Energy Foundation, to engage the community to reduce emissions, develop carbon reduction programs and partnerships to assist the City of Yarra to become carbon neutral. She continues to head Carbon Market Investment Association (CMIA) for Australia, NZ, Singapore and Indonesia, international trade association representing firms that finance, invest in, and provide enabling support to activities that reduce emissions. She is also Co-Founder and Executive Director of Frontier Carbon, and on the Advisory Board of the Australia Carbon Market Institute.

52.   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 Paragon Private Equity.

53.   Leaver, Rod: Chief Executive Officer, Asia, Rod joined Lend Lease in January 2008. Prior to his current role he was Chief Executive Officer Australia, and previously Chief Executive Officer of Asia Pacific and Global Head of Lend Lease’s investment management business. Rod is a Director of the Green Building Council of Australia and Chair of the Australian National Business Leader’s Forum on Sustainable Development. He was previously a member of the Australian Government’s Business Roundtable on Climate Change.

54.   Lee, Chuan Seng: As the Emeritus Chairman of Beca Asia, a leading engineering consultancy based in Singapore, Lee Chuan Seng is Co-chairman of the Building and Construction Authority (BCA). He is an Honorary Advisor of the Singapore Green Building Council and was its founding President (2009-2011) as well as a Board Member of the World Green Building Council from 2010 to 2013. He is a Board Member of the Singapore National Environment Agency which regulates environmental matters. He is a member of the Singapore Ministry of National Development R&D Steering Committee for applied research.

55.   Lee, Eng Lock: With Trane Singapore for the past 30-plus years, he has  been designing and building arguably the most energy efficient buildings in the world. He is also the pioneer in very accurate long-term measurement and monitoring for mechanical plants. In 1994, Lee was awarded the Association of Energy Engineers USA Energy Project of the year for the Western Digital factory in Kuala Lumpur and in 2012, he received one of four Champion of Energy Efficiency Awards from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) for “his world-leading HVAC design and engineering”.

56.   Lee, Kevin: He has been the Sustainability Manager at Power Seraya in Singapore, a YTL Company, for six years, where he has been intimately involved in the initiation, development and implementation of the company’s CSR strategy, as well as the adoption of sustainable practices through initiatives, awareness building programs, change management and behaviour change approaches. He was responsible for bringing Power Seraya on board as the sustainability partner in the international award winning i Light Marina Bay lighting festival in March 2012.,.sg

57.   Lovins, Amory: Cofounder, Chairman and Chief Scientist of the famed Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), the 65-year-old American consultant, experimental physicist and 1993 MacArthur Fellow, has been active at the nexus of energy, resources, environment, development, and security in more than 50 countries for 36 years, including 14 years based in England. Author of the widely acclaimed work “Reinventing Fire”, he has a plan to make America fossil-fuel free. He is widely considered among the world’s leading authorities on energy—especially its efficient use and sustainable supply—and a fertile innovator in integrative design.

58.   Lowe, Ian Professor:  Immediate Past President of the Australian Conservation Foundation (2004-2012), IPCC contributor, and author of dozens of books, including the landmark climate change expose “Living in the Hothouse”, Ian is currently Emeritus Professor of Science, Technology and Society at Griffith University in Brisbane. Professor Lowe’s contributions to environmental science have won him a Centenary Medal, the Eureka Prize for promotion of science and  the Prime Minister’s Environment Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement. Professor Lowe was named Humanist of the Year in 1988 and made an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2001.

59.   Lyle, Adam: Sustainability change management and green certification specialist, Adam is executive director of Sustain Ability Showcase Asia (SASA). He conducts training and consulting for many organisations. With a 20 year career in industry, beginning in banking, moving into strategic planning, general management and CEO positions. Sustainability is now at the centre of Adam’s business focus, helping companies efficiently manage resources and with the introduction of ISO 50001, 14001 and 20121 programmes. In 2010 Adam started GreenBizCheck in Singapore, an environmental certification company. He is a Board member of the AustCham in Singapore.

60.   Mahbubani, Kishore: A student of philosophy and history, Kishore Mahbubani has had the good fortune of enjoying a career in government and in writing on public issues. With the Foreign Service for Singapore from 1971 to 2004, he served in Cambodia, Malaysia, Washington DC and New York, including Ambassador to the UN and President of the UN Security Council. He recently made an impassioned call for Singapore to become the first country in the world with an all-electric vehicle fleet. “No other country can do it as easily as Singapore”. Currently, he is the Dean and Professor in the Practice of Public Policy at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKYSPP).

61.   McGaw, Ngaire: Her passion for sustainability began in 2001 through her experience in the health sector and environmental studies in Brisbane, Australia and she has more than seven years of experience in reducing emissions. She is experienced in leading sustainability projects at the community, household and organisational levels, including award-winning projects including those funded by the Australian Greenhouse Office. She has been actively involved in the award-winning Sustainable Jamboree, Beyond Zero Emissions and the Climate and Health Alliance. Ngaire holds the qualification of Green Star Association.

62.   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.  Editor of the 2013 book, The Necessary Transition, which  addresses the many transitions taking place around the world: from high- to low-carbon economies, from gross inequality to egalitarianism, from massive human rights abuses to socially just societies, and from high corruption to societies with high social cohesion and integrity.

63.   McKibben, Bill:  An environmental journalist who has written widely about climate change, Bill is the author of a dozen books about the environment, beginning with “The End of Nature in 1989”, which is regarded as the first book for a general audience on climate change. He is a founder of the grassroots climate campaign, which has coordinated 15,000 rallies in 189 countries since 2009. Time Magazine called him ‘the planet’s best green journalist’ and the Boston Globe said in 2010 that he was ‘probably the country’s most important environmentalist.’ In 2011 he was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

64.   McLennan, Tim: Chief Executive Officer of the International Energy Centre (IEC), the Brisbane based not for profit company established to develop energy literacy, leadership, knowledge and expertise to support the transition to a sustainable low carbon future. He has over 25 years of experience in the resources sector, covering research, innovation management, commercialisation, international business and strategic partnership management.  He was held senior roles in CSIRO and the Queensland Centre for Advanced Technologies. He is a director of the Australian Latin American Business Council and the Council of Australia Latin America Relations.

65.   Moore, Stewart: With a Bachelor of Regional and Town Planning (Honours) from The University of Queensland, a Masters Degree in Regional Science specialising in Tourism Planning and Sustainability and a Post Graduate Diploma in Finance and Investment from the Securities Institute of Australia, Stewart is the CEO/Director of Earthcheck and EC3 Global. Stewart has over twenty-five years of experience in tourism operations and consulting to the private and public sector both within Australian and the Asia Pacific region, with a strong focus on sustainability management.

66.   Metcalf, Louise: Author of Leadership for Sustainability Survey and member of APS College of Organisational Psychologists, Louise has over 16 years’ worth of experience in psychological practice, the last 10 years in organisational/ business psychology and coaching. From Macquarie University, she has a PhD in Leadership and Sustainability (Organisational Performance), plus a Masters in Business Administration, Masters in Applied Organisational Psychology, Honours in Psychology. She is Director of Sydney based leadership and sustainability consultancy, Pax Leader Labs.

67.   O’Brien, John:  Managing Director of Australian Clean Tech, which he founded, John facilitates the Australian CleanTech Network that provides opportunities for collaboration and publishes both the Australian Cleantech Index and the annual Australian Cleantech Review. John spent 9 years working in one of Australia’s leading energy companies, and 6 years in roles working on development, strategy and M&A projects. He is on the board of cleantech companies involved in wind farm development, biosensors and plastics recycling in China. He has engineering degrees from the University of Oxford and Trinity College, Dublin and an MBA from the University of Adelaide.

68.   Obbard, Jeff: Head and Director of the Sustainable Development and Water Alliance (SDWA) in Singapore, Jeff has over 20 years work experience in applied environmental science and engineering in the academic, private and government sectors. He has also worked in the United Kingdom, United States and Hong Kong. His core competency is in managing of environmental technology and applied science to further sustainable development; biotechnology, and renewable energy. He has a special focus on aquatic microalgae for biofuel feedstocks. He is associate professor at the National University of Singapore‘s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

69.   O’Gorman, Dermot: Appointed as the CEO of WWF-Australia in August 2010, Dermot first joined WWF’s UK office in 1998. Managing a team of 75 staff in 6 offices with an annual budget of over AUSD$20 million, he oversees 6 large programmes on sustainability in transforming markets, energy and climate change, biodiversity protection and domestic international policy in Australia and the Region. He has since worked with WWF in the South Pacific, at the WWF International office in Switzerland and, most recently, as the Country Representative of WWF in China. Dermot works with leading conservationists, governments and industry leaders to promote the role of WWF.

70.   Polman, Paul:  Appointed an Executive Director of Unilever in October 2008, he assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer on 1st January 2009 and he is widely regarded as the business world’s sustainability leader. He earned a BBA/BA from the University of Groningen, Netherlands, in 1977 and an MBA/MA in economics and finance from the University of Cincinnati in 1979. He is a Trustee of both the Leverhulme Trust and Asia House, a former board member of Alcon and, since February 2010, a non-executive director of the Dow Chemical Company.

71.   Porritt, Jonathon: Co-Founder of Forum for the Future, Jonathon is an eminent writer, broadcaster and commentator on sustainable development. His latest book “The World We Made” looks into the future and sees what we have created in 2050. He is Co-Director of The Prince of Wales’s Business and Sustainability Programme. He was instrumental in launching the Sustainable Shipping Initiative (SSI), which brings together some of the biggest names in the maritime sector to plan how it can contribute to – and thrive in – a sustainable future. Jonathon received a CBE in January 2000 for services to environmental protection.

72.   Posner, Rupert: Chief Executive Officer, GECA since October 2012, Rupert has helped deliver a transformation of Australia’s only independent, not-for-profit, multi-sector ecolabel. Rupert ensures that GECA runs credibly and efficiently and he maintains and develops relationships with prominent stakeholders, governments and the media. GECA’s mission is to drive a substantial increase in the sustainability of consumption. He was previously heavily involved with the Climate Group in Australia and the US, starting in 2005 and continuing until August 2012.

73.   Purves, Rob: President, WWF Australia and Chairman of Sustainable Business Australia, Robert is an investor and an environmentalist. He is co-founder and a member of The Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists. Robert is also a Director of The Peter Cullen Water Trust, a Patron of the Lizard Island Research Station and a Governor of Australian Youth Climate Coalition. In 2012 Robert was appointed as President of WWF Australia for a second term. In 2008 Robert was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for service to conservation and the environment and awarded an Honorary Fellow from the University of Sydney.

74.   Quirk, Robert: Advocate and lecturer in sustainable agriculture, foundation chair of the Better Sugar Cane Initiative (BSI), the global round table formed by WWF and IFC. The Better Sugarcane Initiative (BSI) is a collaboration of sugar retailers, investors, traders, producers and NGOs who are committed to sustainable sugar production. He is involved with Climate Kelpie as a ‘one-stop shop’ for climate risk management information and tools, designed for Australian farmers and farm advisors. He serves on the Board of Directors of the international sugar group Bonsucro, which is creating and making the Standard for sustainable sugarcane production available everywhere.

75.   Ram Bhaskar, Ananda:  Director (Energy Efficiency and Conservation) in the National Environment Agency (NEA), which promotes energy efficiency in the residential, public and manufacturing sectors. Ram Bhaskar has been involved in energy efficiency work for more than 10 years. Prior to that, he was involved in the development of waste disposal facilities for Singapore. He has effectively led a team to upgrade the E2 Singapore website to spread the energy efficiency message as well as organise three successful National Energy Efficiency Conferences in 2011, 2012 and 2013.

76.   Ridley, Andy: Executive Director and Co-Founder of Earth Hour, the global environmental movement initiated in Sydney, Australia in 2007.  Working for WWF in Australia, he was inspired by the idea of a campaign to engage everyday people and businesses in the climate change debate through a simple action, so Andy initiated a think tank between Leo Burnett and Fairfax Media, forming a partnership to deliver a ‘lights out’ campaign, which would later become known as Earth Hour. Andy, now based in Singapore, continues to lead Earth Hour’s global operations.

77.   Risby, Dr Phil: Global Head Technology for BE Integrative Design and Head of Research and Labs, he co-founded Be Sustainable. Serial entrepreneur driven by the potential to bring about positive change through People, Planet and Profit where honour, respect, integrity and fairness are the core principles. In 2008, his innovations and patents featured in a BBC documentary that attracted the interest of Gunter Pauli and the Blue Economy. He handed over his rapidly growing company in 2011 and went on to form BE Labs in Norwich and then BE Sustainable in Singapore. BE Sustainable, (BE is for Blue Economy), is rapidly growing, now active in 17 countries.

78.   Rowe, Alison: Global Executive Director, Sustainability, International Business, Fujitsu. An International thought leader with vast experience in business, government and NFPs. Non Executive Director of the Advisory Board, Future Business Council and Non Executive Director  and member of the External Sustainability Advisory Board, Latrobe University Educational Institution, where she  assists the University in adopting a best practice approach in managing its social, environmental and economic sustainability performance across operations, curriculum and research and changing behaviours amongst staff and students so as to become a leading sustainable organisation.

79.   Schuster, Dr Sandra: Climate and Disaster Risk Analyst specializing in Disaster Risk Reduction/Assessment and Climate Change Resilience, Sandra has a background in Climatology, Meteorology and Physical Geography with over ten years professional work, both in Australia and internationally. Sandra is a Lead Author with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in the Impacts-Adaptation-Vulnerability Volume (due to be completed in 2014), member of the CSIRO Climate Adaptation Flagship Stakeholder Advisory Group, past chair / National Council of the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (AMOS), and NSW Lead Governor of WWF.

80.   Shang, Ruby: Currently Director, Asia Initiative for the William J. Clinton Foundation, she was previously titled Regional Director, Asia for the Foundation and the Clinton Climate Initiative and prior to that Regional Director, SE Asia and China at Clinton Health Access Initiative, Ruby is active in promoting programmes for energy efficiency, clean energy and sustainability throughout Asia. She was education at Brown University and the American School in Japan.

81.   Sharpe, Freddy: The CEO of Climate Friendly, Australia’s leading carbon management company, Freddy Sharpe has grown this into an international business delivering carbon solutions to leading corporations, governments and individuals around the world. As a key figure in the global voluntary carbon market, Freddy has helped to build the business case for real, meaningful voluntary action and to strengthen the links between carbon finance and broader environmental and social impacts, by offering complete solutions from development of carbon projects through to distribution and retail.

82.   Solsky, David: CEO and co-founder of Carbon Systems, now called Envizi, is 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. Prior to 2007 David spent a decade in the IT industry as an entrepreneur, building several successful Australia and New Zealand businesses in the information and data management sector. David plays a driving role in the ongoing design and evolution of the technology platform and the development of the company’s global partner channel.

83.   Stern, Nicholas:  Former World Bank Chief Economist, he was recruited to work for the British government to conduct reviews on the economics of climate change which led to the publication of the landmark Stern Review in 2006. He is currently chair of the Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy, hosted by the London School of Economics and Political Science; chair of the Grantham Research Institute for Climate Change and the Environment; IG Patel Professor of Economics and Government at the Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines (STICERD); Chair of the Asia Research Centre; Director of the India Observatory.

84.   Strong, David: An internationally recognised expert in energy efficient sustainable building design and refurbishment, from 1998 to 2007 he was Managing Director of BRE Environment and between 2007 and 2010 Chief Executive of Inbuilt Consulting Ltd. Since 2002 David has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Nottingham and in December 2012 he was also appointed a Visiting Professor at the Oxford Institute for Sustainable Development. David is also Chairman of the Energy Efficiency Partnership for Buildings and formerly the chair of the UK governments Green Deal Installer Accreditation and Qualification Ministerial Forum

85.   Sun, Dorjee: CEO of Carbon Conservation and Executive Director of Carbon Agro, Dorjee is passionate about sustainable forests, community development, conservation and climate change. He started Carbon Conservation to finance the preservation of tropical rainforests and provide carbon credit revenues to local communities via Avoided Deforestation. Graduating from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) with degrees in Law and Commerce and a Diploma in Asian Studies, Dorjee studied at Peking University in China on a 2 year scholarship.

86.   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. He has authored over 40 books, and is widely recognized as a world leader in sustainable ecology. Dr. Suzuki has received numerous awards for his work, including a UNESCO prize for science, a United Nations Environment Program medal, and is a Companion of the Order of Canada.

87.   Tan, Hoe Beng, Dato’ Sri: Originally from Singapore but now based in Kuantan in Malaysia, he is the man behind the introduction of the hybrid bio-fuel plant, “X Fruit”. Dato’ Sri Tan, who is the President and Chief Executive Officer of ZCM Minerals and Resources, has established International Green Innovation (IGI) to manage the development of the “X Fruit”. His companies have been working on developing this hybrid for close to ten years now and have ascertained that the plant can produce 50 tonne of fruit – or 33,000 litres of oil – per acre per year, which is a much higher yield than palm oil, he announced at the Singapore International Energy Week 2013.

 88.   Tai, Lee Siang: Former President Singapore Green Building Council, Mr Tai is a multi-award winning architect and urban planner at both local and international levels. A Past President of Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA), Mr Tai formed the SIA Green Committee leading to the first collaboration for the International Green Building Conference with Singapore Building and Construction Authority (BCA). He was appointed to the World Green Building Council’s Board of Directors in October 2013 and he is currently the Group Managing Director of the respected architectural firm, Ong & Ong Pte Ltd.

89.   Tan, Professor Leo: He is the Director of Special Projects at the Faculty of Science, National University of Singapore, concurrent with his role as the President of the Singapore National Academy of Science. A marine biologist, as the Chairman of the Singapore Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research Fundraising Committee, he has led the establishment of the new natural history museum at NUS, including the acquisition of three authentic and near complete dinosaur fossils. He was the recipient of the Singapore President’s Award for the Environment in 2007.

90.   Taylor, Graeme: Peace and Conflict Studies, Social Systems Project Coordinator at BEST Futures and a frequent communicator of sustainability and related work. The goal of BEST Futures is to support the emergence of a sustainable global system through providing people and communities with new tools, perspectives, and knowledge. It began in 2003 as a research project designed to develop, apply and disseminate Biosocial Evolutionary Systems Theory model (the BEST Model) of societal change and evolution, which builds on the work of Alastair M. Taylor (1915-2005).

91.   Teng, Kevin: Chief Engineer at Marina Bay Sands, Kevin was made Director of Sustainability in January 2012. Armed with a Bachelor’s Degree, Electrical Engineering , Biomedical Engineering and International Studies from Duke University, a Master’s of Science , Urban Planning from London School of Economics and Masters of Science Degree , Urban Planning London School of Economics, Kevin is well equipped for the job at the iconic Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. He has introduced a raft of sustainability measures and the resort is currently going through the process of adopting the ISO 20121 certification for its convention facilities.

92.   Thomas, Simon: With a strong background in Education Operations Management, Simon most recently served as Director of Facilities of Projects for UWCSEA, a school of 4000 students. A significant part of this role involves overseeing the entire project lifecycle for the construction of Tampines campus, one of the largest new school projects in the world in a 36 month time period.  Simon has recently worked with schools developing new facilities in Thailand, Indonesia and India. A breadth of experience at the sharp end of managing, maintaining and upgrading school facilities and services gives a unique angle to projects which require a firm practical and hands on input.

93.   Thwaites, Professor John: Chair of the National Sustainability Council since October 2012, which provides independent advice to the Australian Government on sustainability issues and produces public reports. He is also Chairman Monash Sustainability Institute and Chairman Climate Works Australia and chairs the Australian Building Codes Board. He was Deputy Premier of Victoria from 1999 – 2007, as well as Minister for Health, Minister for Planning, Minister for Environment, Minister for Water, Minister for Victorian Communities and Victoria’s first Minister for Climate Change. He has degrees in Law (Honours) and Science from Monash University.

94.   Van Aerschot, Constant: Executive Director of Business Council for Sustainable Development (Singapore), Constant was previously Vice-President at Lafarge’s Sustainable Development & Public Affairs department. He graduated as a civil engineer from the ETH in Zürich (Switzerland), and gained extensive building design experience while working for the global design firm ARUP in the UK, Germany and Australia. Constant also holds an MBA from the Cranfield School of Management (UK) and has had corporate strategy responsibilities at Alcatel-Lucent. He was co-chair of the “Energy Efficiency in Buildings” project from the World Business Council for Sustainable Development.

95.   Visser, Wayne: Dr Wayne Visser is Director of the think tank Kaleidoscope Futures and Founder of CSR International. In addition, Wayne is Senior Associate at the University of Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership and Visiting Professor of Corporate Responsibility at the Gordon Institute of Business Science in South Africa. Before getting his PhD in Corporate Social Responsibility (Nottingham University, UK), Wayne was Director of Sustainability Services for KPMG and Strategy Analyst for Cap Gemini in South Africa. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Green Professionals (IGP).

96.   Wiebe, Dr. John:  President and CEO the GLOBE Foundation, which was established Vancouver, Canada in 1993 and organizers of the GLOBE series of international conferences , including GLOBE 2014, the biennial Conference and Trade Fair on business and Sustainability. An expert on environmental business and the application of sustainability principles to business ventures, he was recognized in 2011 as one of Canada’s Clean16, naming him one of 16 individuals who have done the most to advance the cause of sustainability and clean capitalism in Canada. John has managed projects, advised governments and corporations worl-wide for the past 30 years.

97.   Wills, Ray: He has had a wide-ranging career at different times as researcher, academic, planner, consultant, adviser, manager and executive, with substantial expertise in ecology, sustainability, climate change science and the effects of expected future climates on Australia.  Ray is Board Member, and former CEO, of the Sustainable Energy Association of Australia, Adjunct Professor at The University of Western Australia contributing to the academic program and providing advice to UWA on sustainability, and a Director and joint owner of the advisory firm Duda&Wills.

98.   Woodring, Douglas: The co-founder of the Ocean Recovery Alliance, which is focused on bringing innovative solutions, technology, collaborations and policy together to impact positive improvements for the health of the ocean.  Two global preventative projects on the issues of plastic waste were announced at the Clinton Global Initiative in 2010: the Plastic Disclosure Project, and the Global Alert platform. Doug co-founded Project Kaisei which led a science expedition to the North Pacific Gyre with Scripps Oceanography in 2009, and was recognized as a UN Climate Hero and a Google Earth Hero for its efforts.

99.   Wright, Matthew: Executive Director of Zero Emissions since May 2013, after previously founding and leading climate solutions think tank Beyond Zero Emissions, an organisation focused decarbonising the Australian economy. He helped the organisation through its strategic research collaboration with the University of Melbourne’s Energy Research Institute and the production of the landmark Zero Carbon Australia Stationary Energy Plan, released in 2011. He 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.

100.                 Yeoh, Ruth:  Executive Director at YTL Singapore Pte Ltd, she takes responsibility for the company’s environmental and sustainability policies and reports on the YTL Group’s environmental activities through its award-winning Sustainability Reports.  Ruth also pioneered the highly successful “Climate Change Week”, YTL’s flagship educational campaign. Ruth graduated with a degree (Hons) from the University of Nottingham UK and an MSc (Distinction) from Cass Business School in the City of London. She authored and co-edited a book entitled “Cut Carbon, Grow Profits: Business Strategies for Managing Climate Change and Sustainability” (published in 2007).

The third 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 in the 202nd issue of abc carbon express (24 November 2013).  Nominations were invited through abc carbon express and received from readers around the world. There is purposely no ranking of individuals on the list, which is shown in alphabetical order, based on surnames or family names.

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