Wednesday, April 18th 2012
Once seen as the essential turnaround in environmental policy, the "Rio-process" has led to many disappointments in the past 20 years. Were do we stand now and what kind of "sustainable progress" can we expect in the 20 forthcoming years?
Franz Untersteller, Minister for the Environment, State of Baden-Württemberg
Franz Unterseller is the Minister for the Environment, Climate, and Energy of the State of Baden-Wurttemberg. He also currently serves as a Member of the Board of the Heinrich Boell Foundation. Franz Untersteller is also on the board of various institutes and associations including Eco-Institute e.V., the Association of Friends of Wilhelma e.V., Plan International, and an honorary board member of TTF Neckarhausen Active Players Association.
Franz Fehrenbach, CEO Robert Bosch GmbH
The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its more than 350 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. In 2011, Bosch spent more than 4 billion euros for research and development and applied for over 4,100 patents worldwide. With all its products and services, Bosch enhances the quality of life by providing solutions which are both innovative and beneficial.
David Steurman, Programme Officer, Business and Biodiversity, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
David joined the Secretariat of the CBD in early 2011 to work on the program of engagement with the business community. Prior to joining, David worked for the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, where he was in a variety of positions including Disarmament and Nonproliferation, Climate Change and Deputy Director of Canada-US Commercial Relations. David also served overseas as a trade commissioner in Tokyo. David has a BSc in Biology and an MA in Political Science.
Achim Drewes, Corporate Communications, Nestlé Deutschland
Achim Drewes is responsible for the department of Public Affairs at Nestlé Germany. His tasks include the analysis and management of societal issues, advising product departments, as well as the coordination of CSR projects in Germany, the international CSR Strategy and stakeholder communication. Between his study economics in Cologne, Germany and his stay at Nestlé, Achim Drewes worked several years for the German Chamber of Commerce, including for the Czech office of the German Chamber of Commerce.