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Maria Figueroa Kupcu

Maria Figueroa KupcuPartner, Brunswick Group

She is a senior advisor on communications strategies and campaigns that address the intersection of risk, competitiveness and social purpose. Since joining in 2007, Maria has helped anchor Brunswick’s corporate responsibility practice and led the development of the firms’ stakeholder engagement...
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Food & Water
Marina Mansilla Hermann

Marina Mansilla HermannCampaigns Director, Ashoka

Entrepreneur in the field of environmental sustainability, she has spent the last 20 years inspiring, supporting and mobilizing youth to address the challenges of sustainable development; as well as promoting their participation and leadership in sustainability policy decision making. President...
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Behavioral Change
Marti Tirinnanzi

Marti TirinnanziOwner, Financial Standards

Through her company, Financial Standards, she helps investors and companies evaluate financial transactions, business and investment models. Futures Magazine named her as one of the Top 25 Most Influential People of 2010. Most recently, she has worked with the Congress, the Commodity Futures...
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Economy
Maruxa Cardama

Maruxa Cardama‎Executive Coordinator and Founder, Communitas,

Her 15-year career spans strategic policy analysis & advocacy, multi-stakeholder partnerships and capacity building initiatives with multilateral institutions and with national and subnational governments from both developed and developing countries. Prolific public speaker and analyst, Maruxa is...
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Smart Cities
Matthew Chandler

Matthew ChandlerDoctoral candidate, University of Notre Dame

A. degree in international peace and conflict resolution from American University and a B.A. degree in philosophy and Christian ministries from George Fox University. He has served as the deputy director of Nonviolence International in Washington, D.C. and a field team coordinator for Christian...
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Human Development
Matthias Pühringer

Matthias PühringerAdvisor at Permanent Representation of Austria to the EU

Following legal training in Austria and Switzerland, Matthias Pühringer has focused throughout his academic and professional career on international cooperation and development in the area of environment, climate change and energy. Prior to joining the public administration of Austria in...
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Michael Denison

Michael DenisonGroup Political Adviser, BP

Since 2013 he has helped BP understand and respond to the political environment, advising on strategic business decisions on topics such as new country entry or major capital investments. Michael was formerly Global Research Director for Control Risks, and previously worked as Special Adviser to...
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Energy & Power
Mildred Mkandla

Mildred MkandlaExecutive Director, EarthCare Africa

At the time she was a development activist with more than 35 years experience in the fields of health, education and environment focusing mainly on women and children. She shifted her focus to water, gender and health in 2000. Her biggest achievement in RWH training was a project on Empowering...
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Environment
Mirian Vilela

Mirian VilelaExecutive Director, Earth Charter International Secretariat and the Center for Education for Sustainable Development at UPEACE,

Mirian worked for the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), and later for the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in preparation to the 1992 UN Earth Summit. She holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School...
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Materials, Resources & Water

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