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Stefan Seidel

Stefan SeidelResearcher, University of Vienna

A.F.E. stands for Social Accountability and Fundamental Environmental Standards), and since 2011 he is also the Team Head PUMA.SAFE Ecology responsible for environmental standards at PUMA globally. He is also a Founding member of PUMA’s employees organization “Charity Cat”....
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Economy
Steve May-Russell

Steve May-RussellManaging Director, Smallfry Industry Design

Since becoming MD of Smallfry in 1986, May-Russell’s skills/knowledge-base and tireless passion for market led innovation have informed and developed Smallfry’s unique strategic product development methodology. Fascinated by the process of product development, from strategy and design to...
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Human Development
Steve Polasky

Steve PolaskyDepartment of Applied Economics, University of Minnesota

He previously held faculty positions in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at Oregon State University (1993-1999) and the Department of Economics at Boston College (1986-1993). Dr. Polasky was the senior staff economist for environment and resources for the President’s Council...
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Economy
Stewart Elgie

Stewart ElgieDirector, University of Ottawa Environmental Institute

He is the associate director of the University of Ottawa’s Institute of the Environment. Professor Elgie was the founder and managing lawyer of the Sierra Legal Defence Fund. Prior to founding SLDF, he worked as an environmental lawyer in Alaska, including litigating against Exxon over the Valdez...
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Economy
Sylvie Blanco

Sylvie BlancoDirector, Business Innovation for Society, Grenoble Ecole de Management

She holds a PhD in Business Administration achieved in close collaboration with industrial and technology organizations and used to work as a consultant in new venture creation, with a focus on micronanotechnologies. She is currently developing the GEM BIS campus as an open collaborative platform...
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Education & Human Resources
Taryn Mead

Taryn MeadGraduate Faculty

As a researcher, lecturer, practitioner and consultant, she has been engaging with companies large and small to envision a future driven by innovative and creative organizational solutions to sustainability challenges and innovation inspired by natural systems. With more than fifteen years of...
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Energy & Environment
Tasso Rezende de Azevedo

Tasso Rezende de AzevedoGeneral Coordinator

Tasso was founder and director of IMAFLORA (the largest FSC certifier in Brazil), Director of the National Forest Program at the Ministry of Environment and the first Chief & Director General of the Brazilian Forest Service. Tasso was one of the key people behind design and implementation of...
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Environment
Thilotham Kolanu

Thilotham KolanuDirector, GreenStratos Consulting (P) Ltd.

He specializes in designing and implementing Renewable Energy Programmes, Environmental Management Systems and Climate Change and CDM Projects, as well as in Natural Resource Management including water supply, public utilities etc. In his 21 years work experience and 4 years of research experience...
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Energy & Environment

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