Wednesday, 18th April 2012
This session focuses on the indirect impacts of a company on the environment. This impact is often much larger than the direct impact and has a clear link to the financial bottom line.
Sebastian Winkler, Global Footprint Network
Sebastian Winkler, a Mexican-French-German national who grew up in
French-speaking Africa, is currently working as Senior European Advisor
to the Global Footprint Network and he also advises Rosia Montana Gold
Corporation on sustainability and strategy. In 2010 he was leading a
number of international biodiversity negotiations for the Spanish
Presidency of the European Union. Until recently he worked as the head
of the countdown 2010 secretariat and as a senior advisor European
Policy at IUCN. Before, he held several other functions at IUCN and
worked at UNEP's Economics, Environment and Trade Unit in Geneva.
|Chris Boyd, Biodiversity Unit, DG Environment, European Commission|
works on Business
and Biodiversity in
the European Commission, DG Environment. He has experience in environment and
sustainability issues, both in the private sector in large as well as small
companies operating in various European countries and as an official at the
European Commission. He spent over two years in charge of negotiating and
setting up a wind energy joint venture for Airtricity. Before that he was CEO
of Lafarge’s cement business in Italy for four years. Previously Chris was in
Paris as Senior Vice-President Environment and Public Affairs at Lafarge and
worked for three years in the cabinet of President Jacques Delors as his
Derek Whatling BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD, CBiol, FSB
Biodiversity supply chain project (TABS) Manager – Middlemarch Environmental Ltd.
I have over ten years experience as a Biodiversity Consultant responsible for delivering a range of commercial biodiversity projects, including biodiversity and environmental impact assessments. Prior to this I worked within the leisure industry before operating my own company within the sector. My PhD worked with corporate biodiversity management with a focus on developing a process to assess biodiversity performance in the supply chain.
|Cornis van der Lugt is a
Geneva-based consultant with over twenty years’ experience in
international diplomacy, business and research. He worked with the UN
Environment Programme from 2000-2010 in the field of CSR and represented
the UN Global Compact in the ISO 26000 process. He served in expert
working groups of the Global Reporting Initiative|
(GRI) and worked closely with the London-based think tanks SustainAbility and AccountAbility. He is a contributing author to the ‘TEEB for Business’ (Earthscan 2011) and ‘Green Economy’ (UNEP 2011) reports. He holds a PhD in International Relations and Executive MBA from HEC, Paris, and is Senior Associate at Stellenbosch University Business School (Cape Town) and Utopies Consulting (Paris).