Consultant for Guatemalan case study on GCI and comparison to UNGC CoP
Alexandra is sustainability consultant for the private sector with 10 years of work experience corporate sustainability and non-profit management in North America, Latin America, and Europe. She specializes in corporate sustainability strategy, sustainability monitoring and reporting, commercial and marketing strategy, as well as fundraising, donor development and non-profit organization leadership and management. She’s the Founding Director of GreenIQ Consulting and member of TGB Consulting, as well as the Marketing & Corporate Affairs Manager at Biorgani, a sustainable packaging solutions development company. Prior to joining Biorgani, Alexandra held leadership positions at Executive Director of Guatemala Green Building Council, Administrative Director of Valley of the Angels (Franciscan orphanage), Development Manager of The Guatemalan Food Bank. INCAE Business School MBA Graduate with a BSBA Marketing and BS in International Studies dual undergraduate degree from Elon University.
Environmental Economics (PhD.), University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
She is a recognised expert in the fields of sustainable finance and sustainable development in the finance sector. Previous publications include: Environmental Business, Sustain Magazine, and FT. She is media savvy and has been asked to guest lecture at universities in France, England, Singapore and the USA.
Tauni is an investment banker and has worked in Germany, Switzerland, Singapore, the USA and France for organisations such as JP Morgan and Dresdner Kleinwort Benson on the debt side and in structured finance. She became the first managing director of the DJSGI. She has worked with such organisations as WBCSD, the Global Reporting Initiative, and corporate responsibility and corporate governance ratings, and IMPACT2030. She founded and runs EcoCapital partnership, combining experience in environmental and corporate finance to create a unique solution based business in non-traditional risk assessment and investment impact in investment decisions on the forefront in investment advisement, structuring, and due diligence in climate change, impact investing, social justice and environmental asset project development. Recently she has experience in providing of common sense alternatives to the conventional technology vendors in the primary areas of waste management, renewable energy, water security, food and agriculture, with application to Government policy makers as well as corporate decision makers.
She currently is the Sustainability Director at World Wide Generation (WWG). WWG is the technology partner for City of London Corporation and works with the UK Government.
Senior Advisor SIDA’s project lead Global Investors for Sustainable Development
Karin Svensson is Senior advisor at Swedish International Development Cooperation Sida on issues related to cooperation with private sector. She is currently Sida’s project lead and representative in Global Investors for Sustainable Development. Karin is one of the initiators in Swedish Investors for Sustainable Development network with Sweden’s 20 largest institutional investors, pension funds, asset managers and investment companies. She has been following the Financing for Development Agenda since 2014.
Prior to joining Sida in 2014 Karin worked as news editor and senior reporter at Sweden’s business daily Dagens Industri following the financial markets, fund industry and sustainability issues. She was initiator of Dagens Industri’s first sustainability conference and conference on doing business in Africa. Prior to this Karin was working at Swedish Export Credit Cooperation, SEK at the Finance department and assisting the Head of Economy.
European Union Public Policy Lead World Benchmarking Alliance
Richard Woods is the EU Public Policy Lead of the World Benchmarking Alliance. WBA is a global non-profit bringing together investors, NGO’s, business platforms, governments and existing disclosure standards to develop free and publicly available benchmarks that rank companies on their contribution to the SDGs. In a career spanning positions within UK government, global nonprofits and the private sector, Richard has managed a number of high profile European projects and policy initiatives, building close relationships with EU institutions, NGOs, academic and industry partners.
Mr Feiner is the CEO of Arabesque S-Ray® and a Founding Partner of Arabesque, where he is responsible for ESG Research and the build-out of Arabesque’s advisory practice. Mr Feiner also serves as co-CIO. Prior to founding Arabesque, he was Head of Distribution for Barclays Saudi Arabia. Previous positions include Structured Product Sales for Germany, Austria, and Switzerland at Barclays, as well as Equity Research and later Portfolio Management at Metzler Asset Management. He is an avid advocate for sustainable finance and a regular media commentator and author of highly cited study on sustainability of Oxford University.
Statistics Division Department of Economic and Social Affairs
Ilaria Di Matteo is the Chief of the Business Statistics Section of the United Nations Statistics Division. She joined the United Nations in 2000 and has worked in various areas in statistics, such as environmental economic accounts, energy statistics, industrial statistics, national accounts, and more recently she is responsible for the programme on business statistics, statistical classifications and tourisms statistics and accounts. She is from Rome, Italy, and she holds a PhD and a Ms in Statistics from Carnegie Mellon University, and a PhD in statistics from the University of Rome “La Sapenzia”.
Senior Statistician Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Ms Bizier is a Senior Statistician in FAO’s Office of the Chief Statistician. She is involved in the coordination and quality assurance of FAO’s statistical programmes and supports FAO’s mandate as a custodian agency for 21 SDG indicators. She also leads the Organization’s work on strengthening private sector reporting for the SDGs and the development of Core Food and Agricultural Indicators for Measuring the Private Sector Contribution to the SDGs. She is a member of the Project Working Group of GRI new Agriculture and Fishing Sector Standard.
Ms. Bizier holds Bachelor Degrees in Statistics (University of Sherbrooke) and International Development and Global Studies (University of Ottawa) as well as a Master’s degree in International Management (National School of Public Administration, Canada).
Professor at the University of Torino, Member of the Scientific Committee and Chair of the WG on climate-related disclosure at the Italian Foundation for Business Reporting
Vera Palea, Ph.D. in Finance at Bocconi University, is Associate Professor in Corporate Reporting and Finance at the University of Torino, Italy. She holds a national qualification as a Full Professor.
Vera is a member of the Scientific Committee of the Italian Foundation for Business Reporting, where she co-chairs the working group on Climate-related disclosure. She also co-chairs the technical working group on climate change and credit risk assessment at the Italian Association of Financial Industry Risk Management. Vera is fellow at the European Law Institute, where she involved in the Special Interest Group on Corporate Sustaina¬bility and Accounting. She has extensively published on the relevance of international accounting and reporting standards for corporate risk assessement in top-notch journals.
Head of Stakeholder Outreach Value Balancing Alliance
Céline is the head of stakeholder outreach of the Value Balancing Alliance and has been part of the alliance’s leadership team since its foundation in 2019. The Value Balancing Alliance is a non-profit organization aiming at standardizing methodologies for monetary valuation of impacts and providing guidance on how these impacts can be used for internal business steering. Céline is seconded from EY, where she works as a manager in the Climate Change & Sustainability department with a focus on outcome measurement and valuation. She pursued her doctoral studies at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, and at the Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford, England. Her research centered on integrated reporting and environment, social, and governance performance measurement. She holds a Bachelor and Master in Finance as well as a Master of Business Administration from the University of Dayton.
Deputy Director, Corporate Governance and Sustainability Department FBK Grant Thornton
Experience in sustainable development, including non-financial reporting prepared in accordance with international sustainability reporting standards, independent assurance of sustainability reports since 2014. Deputy Director of Corporate Governance and Sustainability Department of FBK Grant Thornton since 2017. Certified sustainability assurance practitioner (CSAP) and nominated GRI trainer in Russia.