Tuesday, April 17th 2012
One of the often heard complaints is that economically seen, nature is invisible: it is not shown in balance sheets and budgets. Through ecosystem valuation these values are made visible to companies.
Prof. Manfred Niekisch, Director, Zoological Garden Frankfurt & Vice President of the Global Nature Fund
Prof. Manfred Niekisch has been the Director of Frankfurt Zoo since March 2008. In July 2010 he was appointed also professor of International Conservation at the Goethe-Universität Frankfurt.
James Griffiths, Managing Director: Ecosystems, Forest Solutions and Water, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)James joined WBCSD in August 2002 based in Geneva, Switzerland. His primary responsibilities are to manage the Council’s Ecosystems Focus Area, a multi-sector program of leading international companies addressing risks and opportunities associated with ecosystem impacts and dependence. James has degrees in Psychology, International Politics and Political Science from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, and in Political Science from the University of Hawaii, USA. For more information visit the WBCSD’s website: www.wbcsd.org.
Mathieu Tolian, Project Manager at the Corporate Social
Responsibility Department of Veolia Water
Mathieu Tolian has been Project Manager at the
Corporate Social Responsibility Department of Veolia Water since 2011. He leads
the Ecosystems Strategy, and manages the internal duplication and external
promotion of responsibility best practices. He joined Veolia in 2002. He had
previously worked at Veolia Environnement as Environmental Project Manager. He
managed the indicators definition and reporting tool administration. He led
several projects aiming at clarifying the Ecosystems and Biodiversity strategy
of the Group. He had previously worked in the field of Risk Management and
Insurance for Veolia Transport, as well as Health and Safety for Veolia Water.
He has degrees in Water Treatment and Quality (Hydro-ecology) and QHSE
Maria Norell, Sustainability Manager Pulp and Paper Chemicals, AkzoNobel
Maria Norell is Sustainability Manager for AkzoNobel’s business unit Pulp and Paper Chemicals. She holds a Master of science in chemical engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm 1974. Maria is an active participant of the Sustainable Forest Products Industry work group of WBCSD, World Business Council for Sustainable Development and has held several sustainability presentations in conferences, such as the Chemicals Management Summit, Skellefteå, Sweden 2011 and Sustainability Day, Stockholm Sweden 2010.