SPEAKERS

A list of speakers from our event

SPEAKERS – 2018 CONFERENCE

If you would like to nominate a speaker please email Jason Youner, CEO at Jason@solveclimatechange.com

More speakers will be added on an ongoing basis.

  • Louise Koch
    Louise Koch
    Corporate Sustainability Lead for Europe, Middle East & Africa at Dell
  • Rebecca Fay
    Rebecca Fay
    CMO at Natural Capital Partners
  • Kathleen Enright
    Kathleen Enright
    Deputy Managing Director, Salterbaxter
  • Huw Maggs
    Huw Maggs
    Director of Strategy, Salterbaxter
  • Ian Knight
    Ian Knight
    Global Sustainability Senior Manager - MARS Inc.
  • Andrew McMullen
    Andrew McMullen
    Renewable and Buildings Senior Manager at LEGO Group
  • Michael Cooke
    Michael Cooke
    SVP, HSE & Sustainability, ABB
  • Thibault d’Ursel
    Thibault d’Ursel
    Global Head of Sustainability at bpost
  • Arnaud Brohe
    Arnaud Brohe
    CEO, CO2logic
  • Romy Miltenburg
    Romy Miltenburg
    Manager CSR & Sustainability EMEA at ASICS Europe BV
  • Axelle Bodoy
    Axelle Bodoy
    Global Milk CO2 - GHG manager at Danone
  • Kate Redington
    Kate Redington
    Supply Chain Account Manager at CDP
  • Carla Neefs
    Carla Neefs
    Director, Supplier Sustainability and Audits, Philips Lighting
  • Andreas Follér
    Andreas Follér
    Sustainability Manager, Scania Group
  • Kati Kaskeala
    Kati Kaskeala
    Corporate Communications and Sustainability Director at Kellogg, Southern Europe
  • Tom Salisbury
    Tom Salisbury
    Senior Sustainable Business Manager at Vodafone
  • Kaitlin Crouch-Hess
    Kaitlin Crouch-Hess
    Global Environmental Program Manager, ING

SPEAKERS – 2017 CONFERENCE

  • Louise Koch
    Louise Koch
    Corporate Sustainability Lead for Europe, Middle East & Africa at Dell
  • Alan Knight
    Alan Knight
    Corporate Responsibility, General Manager, ArcelorMittal
  • Ralf Pfitzner
    Ralf Pfitzner
    VP Sustainability, Siemens
  • Marcus Wagner
    Marcus Wagner
    Director Sustainability, Global Environmental Management, SAP SE
  • Manu Jans
    Manu Jans
    CEO, Greenpulse
  • Ann Vandenhende
    Ann Vandenhende
    CSR Manager, Spadel
  • Patrick Blankers
    Patrick Blankers
    Head of Sustainability & Corporate Responsibility, Ericsson
  • Paul van den Kerkhoff
    Paul van den Kerkhoff
    Head of Supplier Quality and Sustainability, Philips Lighting
  • Timothy Manuel
    Timothy Manuel
    Managing Director, Toyota Belgium and Luxembourg
  • Philippe Weiler
    Philippe Weiler
    Lidl Belgium & Luxemburg
  • Cécile Jodogne
    Cécile Jodogne
    Secretary of State Brussels-Capital Region
  • Uwe Bergmann
    Uwe Bergmann
    Director Sustainability Management, Henkel
  • Richard Ellis
    Richard Ellis
    VP, Corporate Social Responsibility, Walgreens Boots Alliance
  • Libby Bernick
    Libby Bernick
    Global Head of Corporate Business, Trucost
  • Arnaud Brohe
    Arnaud Brohe
    Carbon Consultant and Professor, CEO, CO2logic
  • Christy Cooke
    Christy Cooke
    Account Manager, Supply Chain Program, CDP
  • Philippe Deconinck
    Philippe Deconinck
    CSR Manager for the Environment and Supply Chain, Proximus
  • Marc Van Meldert
    Marc Van Meldert
    Sr Director Health, Safety & Environment, UCB Pharma
  • Issam Yousef
    Issam Yousef
    Researcher and Technical Expert, Helly Hansen
  • Simon Boas Hoffmeyer
    Simon Boas Hoffmeyer
    Director, Group Sustainability Carlsberg Group
  • Michel Bande
    Michel Bande
    Corporate Sustainability Officer, Solvay S.A.
  • Kaitlin Crouch-Hess
    Kaitlin Crouch-Hess
    Global Environmental Program Manager, ING
  • Isaline Medcalf
    Isaline Medcalf
    Deputy Head Group Corporate Responsibility Department, Sopra Steria
  • Oliver Dudok van Heel
    Oliver Dudok van Heel
    Head of Corp. Responsibility Freshfields Bruckhaus, Deringer
  • Rebecca Fay
    Rebecca Fay
    Chief Marketing Officer Natural Capital Partners
  • Inge Huijbrechts
    Inge Huijbrechts
    Global Vice President Responsible Business, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group
  • Cécile Demailly
    Cécile Demailly
    Founder and Executive Consutlant, Early Strategies
Louise Koch
Corporate Sustainability Lead for Europe, Middle East & Africa at Dell

I am a driver for business development and innovation which takes place through collaboration across sectors and continents.

Through my career, I have built a strong international experience in people-centered and sustainable innovation, business development in emerging markets, strategic CSR and sustainable business development, cross-sector partnerships, communication, and public affairs.

My profile presents a strong combination of analytical and social skills from anthropology combined with a solution driven approach from innovation and business development, and expert insight into CSR and sustainability in business. My colleagues and leaders describe me as engaged, visionary, structured, self-driven yet a team player, and with a strong eye for both process and results.

In February 2016 I was named on the Global List of 100 Most Impactful CSR Leaders.

Rebecca Fay
CMO at Natural Capital Partners

Senior marketing professional with experience working in both large, global and small entrepreneurial businesses:

Creating and delivering communication strategies to build reputation and thought-leadership profile
Working with B2B and B2C clients to create engagement and communication plans for internal and external audiences
Building collaborative networks to understand sustainability trends and uncover opportunities for partnerships that deliver change, impact and scale
Delivering revenue growth for B2B businesses through competitive positioning, awareness building, brand development and lead generation.
Managing brand development, positioning and communications strategy to build reputation, launch new products and services and create competitive differentiation.
Retaining and growing revenue with existing clients through client management and support programmes.

Specialties:
Content marketing and communication strategies
External stakeholder relations with influencers, NGOs and media
Brand launch and development
Stakeholder engagement programmes
Delivering business growth and customer acquisition and retention strategies
Product development and go to market planning

Kathleen Enright
Deputy Managing Director, Salterbaxter

• Pure Player with 15+ years’ global experience in cause marketing and sustainable development
• An accomplished consultant praised for my counsel and ‘positive pragmatism’
• An intrapreneur who looks at the world and asks ‘why not?’
• Experience of sustainability strategy across supply chain, product life cycle and 360° marketing
• Broad experience working for brands & organisations in a variety of sectors and countries
• Now wearing a Strategy & Planning hat

A few of my favorite things: challenging companies to rethink conventional business approaches, pushing brands to drive loyalty by doing good, making sustainability relevant and attractive to people who don’t care, putting fun and passion into complex messages to engage audiences in a positive manner

About myself: entrepreneurial, pragmatic and driven by the belief that responsible consumption is the key to powering a clean, sustainable future and that a new approach to marketing is necessary

Huw Maggs
Director of Strategy, Salterbaxter

Experienced strategy consultant with 12+ years of experience. MBA with distinction and Masters in Sustainable Business also with distinction.

Proven commercial track record in business case analysis, strategy development, and change execution within client’ businesses.

Experience of sustainability-driven challenges across diverse client sectors, including Energy and Utilities, Finance, Retail and Consumer Goods, ICT, Mining and Minerals, and Construction and Commercial Property.

Specialties: Strategy development and diagnostics; Sustainable value mapping; Risk management; Business process re-design; Operational and supply chain execution; Change management; Corporate reputation; Stakeholder engagement; Tracking and reporting sustainability performance; Sustainable business consulting market; Environmental policy and regulation.

Ian Knight
Global Sustainability Senior Manager - MARS Inc.

Ian Knight is based in the UK and works in the Mars Corporate Sustainability Team, covering the environmental impact of the global factory network, water stewardship, and sustainability data systems. He is a Chemical Engineer and has held various Engineering and Sustainability Leadership roles within Mars over a twenty five year period.

Andrew McMullen
Renewable and Buildings Senior Manager at LEGO Group

Andrew is a Senior Manager at the LEGO Group, leading its initiative to reduce scope 3 CO2 emissions across the LEGO Group’s supply chain. Andrew’s focus area helps the LEGO Group deliver on its corporate responsibility Planet Promise commitments.

Andrew takes an interest in how creativity and innovative thinking can be encouraged through playful activities. This approach stems from his exposure to the benefits of play whilst working for the LEGO Group. He believes these skills are key for individuals who are passionate about solving environmental issues.

Before his time at LEGO, Andrew worked as a consultant developing Royal Mail’s energy efficiency and data management systems.

Prior to that he spent 6 years at Tesco PLC as an energy manager – delivering resource efficiency projects and employee engagement programmes.

Before energy management he held roles in health & safety, building control systems and refrigeration

Michael Cooke
SVP, HSE & Sustainability, ABB

Working at driving world-class HSE performance throughout the global ABB footprint and continuing the journey towards a more sustainable future.

A highly qualified DIRECTOR with extensive international experience in a wide range of industrial sectors and blue-chip companies. A team builder, skilled at motivating employees to excel. Demonstrable track record of change management. Strategic vision balanced with pragmatism to ensure adoption of best practice. Financial, M&A and marketing experience compliment SHEQ expertise. Proven leader with excellent communication, persuasion, analytical and implementation skills.

Specialties: * Change Management,
* Effective Team Building,
* Chemical Risk Management,
* Combined SHEQ Management Systems,
* Value Added Performance Improvement,
* Sustainability Processes,
* Continual Improvement Programmes,
* HAZOP leader,
* Marketing,
* Business Developement and Strategy
* M&A Activities.

Thibault d’Ursel
Global Head of Sustainability at bpost

Thibault d’Ursel is an entrepreneur with a passion for Sustainable Development and is currently working as Global Head of Sustainability at bpost. He is also an active board member of the Club of Rome EU chapter. Before BPost he was a management consultant specialised in change management and created the sustainability consulting department at Deloitte.

Every project d’Ursel is involved in has an important change management aspect. He makes sure to create the “awareness” of the need, then develop the “desire” to participate and support the change. Next he builds the “knowledge” on how to change, then support the “ability” to implement change on a day to day basis.  Finally Thibault works on the “reinforcement” aspect to keep the change in place. At Bpost he transformed the Procurement Processes into Sustainable Procurement Processes, changed real estate investment standards into sustainability solutions and launched the National Eco Driving competition.

Arnaud Brohe
CEO, CO2logic

Arnaud is a seasoned consultant with international experience in carbon management, sustainability and ESG (GRI, CDP, GHG Protocol, PAS2060, ISO14040 and ISO14001). Arnaud carried out the first carbon audits for the EU Emission Trading System sites back in 2005, was among the first consultants to calculate the carbon footprint of complex organizations (banks, chemical factories, universities, cities, etc.) and products (beer, chocolate, textile, cooling systems, etc.). Arnaud was a co-author of several landmark reports, including for the European Commission. He published extensively on carbon accounting and carbon markets. Besides his role as CEO of CO2logic Inc, Arnaud is Professor of sustainable management at the Free University of Brussels and a guest lecturer at Imperial College London where he teaches carbon accounting in the MSc Climate Change, Management & Finance.

His book Carbon Markets, for which Lord Nicholas Stern wrote the foreword, was awarded a prize by the American Library Association. His new book on carbon accounting will be released in October by Greenleaf Publishing.

Romy Miltenburg
Manager CSR & Sustainability EMEA at ASICS Europe BV

Romy Miltenburg has more than 10 years of experience in the fashion and sporting goods industry. She has expertise in corporate social responsibility, sustainability reporting, corporate communications, social compliance auditing, stakeholder management and environmental management systems.

Her role includes management of the CSR & Sustainability Department of ASICS Europe BV and she is a member of ASICS’ global CSR & Sustainability Team.
Her key responsibilities and experience include:

– Corporate sustainability strategy development and goals setting
– Corporate Communication and stakeholder engagement
– Risk and compliance monitoring, issue management and policy development
– Sustainability reporting (including alignment with GRI standards and operation of a materiality assessment program)
– Internal corporate responsibility and sustainability awareness training
– Implementation and operation of ISO 14001 certified environmental management systems
– Supply chain transparency, labor compliance auditing and supplier sustainability compliance management

Axelle Bodoy
Global Milk CO2 - GHG manager at Danone

Responsible for the implementation of CO2 assessment tools for dairy farms and milk GHG mitigation projects and actions in 17 countries worlwilde.
Coordination of a network of 17 local milk sustainability managers. Training and scientific and technical support to local teams.

Coordination of milk CO2 reporting at group level, responsible for methodologies. Link with international network of scientists and experts.

Kate Redington
Supply Chain Account Manager at CDP

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Carla Neefs
Director, Supplier Sustainability and Audits, Philips Lighting

Carla is responsible for Supply Chain Sustainability and Supplier Audits at Philips Lighting. In the Procurement Department she develops and coordinates the strategy and implementation of programs aimed at improving social, ethical, environmental and quality performance of suppliers. She also drives Philips Lighting’s cooperation with CDP in the CDP Supply Chain program, in which strategic suppliers are invited to disclose their carbon footprint and implement carbon reduction activities.

Before joining Philips Lighting, Carla was a sustainability consultant with Ernst & Young, specialized in sustainability strategy and sustainable supply chains. Before that she was employed by governmental agencies and not for profit organizations, as a specialist in sustainability.

Andreas Follér
Sustainability Manager, Scania Group

Andreas is Sustainability Manager at Scania Group with a responsibility to oversee and coordinate the sustainability efforts at the corporate level. In this role he works with central functions as well as in the markets to develop and communicate Scania’s ambitions in the fields of sustainable transport and responsible business.

 

Previously to Scania, Andreas has been working with sustainability for the last two decades. Over the years, he has been involved in promoting sustainable solutions and practices in the fields of energy, pharmaceuticals, packaging materials and in the apparel industry. Additionally, he has operated his own business as well as having worked with climate change issues at the World Wildlife Fund, WWF.

Kati Kaskeala
Corporate Communications and Sustainability Director at Kellogg, Southern Europe

Senior global corporate communications, sustainability, CSR and public affairs executive with nearly 20 years’ experience in leadership positions in major multinational companies, such as Kellogg, Burger King and Unilever, and in a leading global communications agency, Burson-Marsteller.

Tom Salisbury
Senior Sustainable Business Manager at Vodafone

An experienced sustainability professional with a background in both a global corporate environment and the third sector, including seven years’ experience in the sustainability team within a global FTSE-10 FMCG organisation, with a recent focus on measurement and reporting. I have a strong commitment to the integration of sustainability into core business strategy. I care about the role of business as a force for good, delivering a positive social and environmental impact.

I have a keen appreciation of the sustainability issues, challenges and opportunities for business in both a global and local policy and stakeholder context, with a particular focus on measurement, reporting, water, CSI and responsible sourcing.

I have built and maintained relationships with a range of different stakeholders both internally and externally, from farmers to Board members. I translate complex environmental and social data to provide a narrative on sustainability performance for a wider audience. I recently project managed SABMiller’s 2016 Sustainable Development Report.

Kaitlin Crouch-Hess
Global Environmental Program Manager, ING

Kaitlin holds a Master’s degree in International Relations with a specialization in International Political Economy and Corporate Sustainability. Kaitlin began her career as head of the Sustainable Procurement Program for ING Global Procurement in 2011. In this role, she set and implemented a strategy for reducing risks and engaging suppliers to seize opportunities in the Circular Economy and green purchasing. During her time at procurement, Kaitlin began her second Master’s degree programme in Sustainability and Environmental Management at Harvard University where she currently holds a Professional Certificate in Corporate Sustainability and Innovation.

After four years in procurement, Kaitlin joined ING’s Global Sustainability team where she currently manages the Environmental Programme. Furthermore, Kaitlin acts as environmental advisor on improving the impact of ING’s lending portfolio across corporate, mid-corporate and SME lending segments in her role as Sustainable Transitions Product Owner.

Louise Koch
Corporate Sustainability Lead for Europe, Middle East & Africa at Dell

I am a driver for business development and innovation which takes place through collaboration across sectors and continents.

Through my career, I have built a strong international experience in people-centered and sustainable innovation, business development in emerging markets, strategic CSR and sustainable business development, cross-sector partnerships, communication, and public affairs.

My profile presents a strong combination of analytical and social skills from anthropology combined with a solution driven approach from innovation and business development, and expert insight into CSR and sustainability in business. My colleagues and leaders describe me as engaged, visionary, structured, self-driven yet a team player, and with a strong eye for both process and results.

In February 2016 I was named on the Global List of 100 Most Impactful CSR Leaders.

Alan Knight
Corporate Responsibility, General Manager, ArcelorMittal

My area of focus is understanding how business can address the complex area of sustainable development. I now work for ArcelorMittal, the world’s number one steel company.

Alan has over 25 years’ experience working with global and national organisations, advising them at board level on global sustainable development issues which affect business, society and individuals.

He was appointed Corporate Responsibility General Manager at ArcelorMittal, the world’s leading integrated steel and mining company, in April 2014. At ArcelorMittal he is responsible for all corporate responsibility issues for the organisation and initially he is reviewing the company’s major strategic corporate sustainability challenges.

Previously Alan was a Director at Business in the Community overseeing its Corporate Sustainability programmes.

Following working with the entire Virgin Group for six years until 2012, Alan continued working on the Virgin Earth Challenge (Sir Richard Branson’s $25m prize for scalable, sustainable ways of removing greenhouse gases from the atmosphere), but he resigned in 2014 to take up the post at ArcelorMittal.

He has chaired the UK Task Force on Sustainable Growing Media which is creating a roadmap for the UK gardening and horticulture industry to only use sustainable growing materials. He is still involved with the Task Force. He is also a senior associate of the Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership (now the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership).

He has worked with blue chip companies internally (B&Q, Kingfisher and SABMiller, as well as the Virgin Group), has spoken to, presented to or has provided quick reviews to over 50 companies ranging from Quorn to the Alberta oil sands industry, see My Corporate Experience. In June 2013 Alan was appointed the first Chair of the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Nature Partnership but resigned his Chair position to become a board member in 2014 due to his full time role at ArcelorMittal. Alan was also a co-founder of the Global Association for Corporate Sustainability Officers which in March 2014 joined forces with the Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment, see My public policy and not for profit work.

Through his career Alan has developed narratives for how lifestyles will be sustainable by 2050, the idea of choice editing versus consumer choice and has also voiced his opinion on certification proliferation. As well as corporate work he chaired several government think tanks and was a Sustainable Development Commissioner between 2000 and 2009.

Aligned to his work for others, Alan has been a well known and a popular keynote speaker on the global conference/workshop circuit.

Ralf Pfitzner
VP Sustainability, Siemens

Responsible for decarbonization at Siemens. Siemens global CO2 neutral program: 50 percent reduction of ghg footprint by 2020 and carbon neutral by 2030. core topics: business case of climate change mitigation, carbon pricing, low carbon innovations, energy transition, green growth, circular economy.

Marcus Wagner
Director Sustainability, Global Environmental Management, SAP SE

Marcus Wagner is responsible for SAP’s Global Environmental Management. In his current role he is in charge of all environmental sustainability programs and initiatives globally. As an example the implementation of SAP’s Environmental Management System (ISO 14001), electric vehicles programs, renewable electricity strategy or SAP’s green cloud services are key initiatives to continually improve SAP’s environmental performance.

After university and a few years at IBM and Lufthansa, Marcus Wagner joined SAP as a developer and consultant in 1993. Most of his professional career he was part of our SAP consulting organization with more than 20 years of experiences in business development and senior management.

Manu Jans
CEO, Greenpulse
Ann Vandenhende
CSR Manager, Spadel

Ann Vandenhende has 15 years’ experience in sustainable development and corporate social responsibility combined with in-depth knowledge of European affairs. She has in recent years worked as a CSR manager in close consultation with Spadel CEO Marc du Bois, an in-depth strength of collaboration with Antwerp Management School, a long-term strategy in which corporate social responsibility has gradually been cut into all aspects of Spadel

Patrick Blankers
Head of Sustainability & Corporate Responsibility, Ericsson

Patrick Blankers (born 1964) is Program manager of Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility at Ericsson, for Western and Central Europe. In this role he drives sustainability initiatives across the region and works with external and internal stakeholders. He also has responsibilities in business intelligence and regulatory affairs. During his 20 years at Ericsson, Patrick has fulfilled various roles in strategy, management and technology. Prior to that, Patrick worked at Dutch operator KPN as a researcher. Patrick has a Master degree of the Technical University of Eindhoven, Electronic Engineering, 1988.

Paul van den Kerkhoff
Head of Supplier Quality and Sustainability, Philips Lighting

Paul van den Kerkhoff is responsible for the quality of all finished goods and components bought by Philips Lighting. He is accountable that quality is well embedded in the total supply base and for operational Quality results. The role extends from initial supplier identification, risk assessment, selection and certification, to new product introduction and on-going production till end-of-life. Philips Lighting is going through a disruptive technology change from lamps to LED and a shift from in-house manufacturing to outsourcing (expected outsourcing spend to be doubled in 3 years).

Paul’s main achievements so far:

Timothy Manuel
Managing Director, Toyota Belgium and Luxembourg

Previously, Tim worked as a consultant with Pricewaterhouse Management Consulting, and held various positions in marketing and sales within Kering Group and Speedy. Before joining Toyota, Tim was EMEA Sales Director for the Passenger cars replacement tyres and VP of EMEA Motorcycle Business Unit at Bridgestone.

75% of all hybrid cars in Belgium are from Toyota or Lexus. Of all cars sold by Toyota in Belgium, 54% are hybrid.

Philippe Weiler
Lidl Belgium & Luxemburg

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Cécile Jodogne
Secretary of State Brussels-Capital Region

Cécile Jodogne is a Belgian politician. In July 2014, she was appointed Secretary of State of the Brussels-Capital Region, in charge of Foreign Trade, Firefighting and Emergency Medical Assistance. She is also Minister and Member of the Board of the French Community Commission (COCOF), in charge of Civil Service and Health Policy.[1]

Jodogne was born in Louvain (Leuven) and has a degree in geography and economics (UCL). After graduation, she worked in education (university and secondary school). She then specialized in urban studies and mobility. Her political involvement began early. She became a member of the FDF (Fédéralistes Démocrates Francophones) in 1985. In the early 1990s, she became consultant for the Office of the Secretary of State for Monuments and Sites, where she was responsible for monitoring urban plans, various publications on Brussels heritage and cultural and sports policies of the COCOF. She then became Head of Office of the Deputy mayor of Schaerbeek Bernard Clerfayt, before being elected municipal councilor in Schaerbeek. At the next election, in 2006, she was appointed Deputy mayor for Urbanism, Environment, Urban Renewal, Heritage and Tourism. In 2008, she took on, in addition to this mandate, the role of acting mayor, replacing Bernard Clerfayt who was then appointed Federal Secretary of State.[2]

In 2014, Cécile Jodogne became Secretary of State for the Brussels Region and Minister of COCOF. Despite her new role, she continues to closely monitor her municipality since she remains communal advisor in Schaerbeek. Next to her political responsibilities, she is also active in the sector of urbanism and architecture. She presides of RenovaS, an association supporting urban renewal, and the association Autrique House.

Uwe Bergmann
Director Sustainability Management, Henkel

Responsibilities include the development of the sustainability strategy and the coordination of Henkel’s Sustainability Council, driving the implementation of the strategy together with Henkel’s business units and functions as well as the development of steering and communication tools.

Richard Ellis
VP, Corporate Social Responsibility, Walgreens Boots Alliance

Richard Ellis has spent the past 35 years working for a range of Companies on all aspects of the CSR agenda. The early part of his career was spent in Banking before becoming involved in CSR after the Inner City riots of the early 1980s. After this involvement, Ellis held CSR related positions at HSBC, TSB, British Aerospace and ran his own CSR consultancy for five years. In 2003 he joined Boots and became responsible for all the Company’s CSR activities. Following the merger between Boots and Alliance UniChem and the subsequent Private Equity Buy Out, Ellis was appointed Director of CSR. 2014 saw the creation of Walgreens Boots Alliance following the merger between Walgreens in the USA and Alliance Boots. He now has responsibility for CSR globally for this new enterprise.

Libby Bernick
Global Head of Corporate Business, Trucost

Libby is the Global Head of Corporate Business for Trucost, part of S&P Dow Jones Indices. Trucost assesses and prices risks relating to climate change, natural resource constraints and broader ESG factors, enabling companies and financial institutions to understand exposure to ESG factors, inform resilience and identify the transformative solutions of tomorrow. Libby is responsible for product development, research and sales activities for Trucost corporate programs globally, including advanced ESG analytics, impact analysis of bonds and company ESG disclosure to investors. She has been a strategic advisor to global multinational corporations, development banks, investors, and foundations on environmental and social issues. She has worked for over 25 years integrating sustainability information into business decision-making, and has led the development and implementation of numerous decision-support tools and programs. Prior to joining Trucost, Libby was Vice President, Sustainability Services for Underwriters Laboratory; previous roles included executive positions commercializing new greener products, environmental manager within a manufacturing facility, and managing water and air pollution programs at the US EPA.

Arnaud Brohe
Carbon Consultant and Professor, CEO, CO2logic

Arnaud is a seasoned consultant with international experience in carbon management, sustainability and ESG (GRI, CDP, GHG Protocol, PAS2060, ISO14040 and ISO14001). Arnaud carried out the first carbon audits for the EU Emission Trading System sites back in 2005, was among the first consultants to calculate the carbon footprint of complex organizations (banks, chemical factories, universities, cities, etc.) and products (beer, chocolate, textile, cooling systems, etc.). Arnaud was co-author of several landmark reports, including for the European Commission. He published extensively on carbon accounting and carbon markets. Besides his role as CEO of CO2logic Inc, Arnaud is Professor of sustainable management at the Free University of Brussels and a guest lecturer at Imperial College London where he teaches carbon accounting in the MSc Climate Change, Management & Finance.

His book Carbon Markets, for which Lord Nicholas Stern wrote the foreword, was awarded a prize by the American Library Association. His new book on carbon accounting will be released in October by Greenleaf Publishing.

Christy Cooke
Account Manager, Supply Chain Program, CDP

Christy Cooke is an Account Manager in CDP’s Supply Chain team, working with global multinationals such as Philips and Unilever to address environmental impacts within their corporate supply chains, through CDP’s Supply Chain Program.

He has worked in the environmental/sustainability space for several years, with experience in both carbon auditing of companies and consultancy work. Before joining CDP, Christy worked at the Carbon Trust, managing sustainable supply chain projects with companies such as Aviva Insurance. Prior to this, he worked on intergovernmental projects in the Caspian Sea for a Norwegian NGO, with cross-collaboration from all 5 littoral states on environmental management, and establishing a knowledge-sharing network in order to facilitate this work.

Philippe Deconinck
CSR Manager for the Environment and Supply Chain, Proximus

Within the Corporate Social Responsibility organisation, Philippe Deconinck guides the company to fulfill its CSR strategy in becoming a sustainable and green enterprise.

The Proximus CSR Strategy
Our corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategy aims to create shared value for our company and for our stakeholders. Through our activities we want to contribute in a sustainable way to technological, economic and social progress.

Our CSR strategy is based on three pillars: education, communities and the environment. As a company committed to the integrity of its CSR principles, we ensure that our suppliers and subcontractors also apply CSR standards in their own activities.

Marc Van Meldert
Sr Director Health, Safety & Environment, UCB Pharma

Marc has over 25 years of experience shaping the HSE and Sustainability strategies of multinational organizations active in a variety of sectors including the chemical, pharmaceutical, logistics and transportation industry.

Since 2011 Marc is a member of UCB’s Corporate Social Responsibility Board and leading UCB’s global Environmental and Wellbeing initiatives. UCB is a global biopharmaceutical company focusing on creating value for people living with neurology and immunology conditions. UCB aims to render its operations carbon neutral by 2030.

Issam Yousef
Researcher and Technical Expert, Helly Hansen

I am currently working as a researcher and technical expert at Helly Hansen. I’m part of the Material and R&D team, and involved in different projects, such as; testing, evaluating and assessing fabrics and technologies, as well as researching fabric and new technology innovations and working on CSR aspects including chemical management. I am a textile engineer, graduated from Damascus University in 2006, have a master’s degree in administration science from the same university from 2008. Finished a 2-year research master in 2011 and since then I have been working on a PhD in woven fabric mechanics at The School of Textiles and Design in Scotland.

Simon Boas Hoffmeyer
Director, Group Sustainability Carlsberg Group

Simon Boas Hoffmeyer, Director, Group Sustainability in the Carlsberg Group

Simon has a background within strategy, business development, PR and communications and has been developing business-driven sustainability solutions during the last 10 years, within many different areas such as compliance, reporting, communication, data management and branding.

He is currently sustainability director at Carlsberg Group and is among others responsible for the roll out of Carlsberg’s Sustainability Programme Together Towards ZERO. The programme is a response to increasing consumer demand for sustainable products in a time of global challenges such as climate change, water scarcity and public health issues. It is an integral part of the Carlsberg Group’s SAIL’22 strategy and consists of four major ambitions – ZERO carbon footprint, ZERO water waste, ZERO irresponsible drinking and a ZERO accidents culture – each with individual and measurable targets. He has led the work with Carbon Trust, the independent not-for-profit expert, to set science-based targets for emission reductions at a level that would contribute to limiting global warming to 1.5°C, the higher level of ambition contained within the Paris Agreement. The concrete targets include among other ZERO carbon emissions at the Group’s breweries by 2030 and 100% use of renewable electricity at breweries by 2022. Through the Carlsberg Circular Community, the company is also engaging partners along the value chain to reduce beer-in-hand emissions1 by 30% by 2030.

Michel Bande
Corporate Sustainability Officer, Solvay S.A.

Michel Bande began his career in 1974 at Solvay and never left. He started as Junior Auditor and evolved in the finance department, including five years in Paris, until 1984 when he became successively IT Manager and Corporate Logistics & Supply Chain Manager.

In 1990, Michel took over the management of the SBU Consumer Products, and was partly based in Paris. He then evolved to the implementation of Corporate Purchasing Competence Centre until 2009 when he became Senior Executive Vice President Sustainable Development, the position he holds till end of 2012. Today, he is in charge of coordinating special projects for the Group (Extra-Financial / Int. Reporting, WBCSD Chem. WG, …). He also spent 15 years as senior lecturer in Organisation at the University of Brussels (ULB). He is also CSR Europe VP External Relations, member of EABIS Advisory Board, UNGC Belgian Chapter VP, IIRC Ambassador and member of the GRI Stakeholder Council.

Kaitlin Crouch-Hess
Global Environmental Program Manager, ING

Kaitlin holds a Master’s degree in International Relations with a specialization in International Political Economy and Corporate Sustainability. Kaitlin began her career as head of the Sustainable Procurement Program for ING Global Procurement in 2011. In this role, she set and implemented a strategy for reducing risks and engaging suppliers to seize opportunities in the Circular Economy and green purchasing. During her time at procurement, Kaitlin began her second Master’s degree programme in Sustainability and Environmental Management at Harvard University where she currently holds a Professional Certificate in Corporate Sustainability and Innovation.

After four years in procurement, Kaitlin joined ING’s Global Sustainability team where she currently manages the Environmental Programme. Furthermore, Kaitlin acts as environmental advisor on improving the impact of ING’s lending portfolio across corporate, mid-corporate and SME lending segments in her role as Sustainable Transitions Product Owner.

Isaline Medcalf
Deputy Head Group Corporate Responsibility Department, Sopra Steria

Isaline Medcalf has been managing Consulting projects for clients over 15 years within Sopra Steria and has joined the Corporate Responsibility Department of the Group since 2013. She has been co-leading the Sopra Steria Corporate Responsibility Department since 2015.

As a European leader in digital transformation with over 40 000 employees in more than 20 countries, Sopra Steria is committed to reduce its environmental footprint and preserve the use of resources, and applies a resolute, proactive environmental policy.

To deliver this policy with the rest of the team, Isaline Medcalf has been focusing on an action programme for Sopra Steria based on applying the principles of the low-carbon economy, being CarbonNeutral®, managing sustainability, developing the circular economy and environmentally friendly services, contributing to local and international initiatives.

Isaline Medcalf is a graduate from ESSEC Business School in France, has studied at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School’s MBA in North Carolina, USA. She has also a Master in European Law and in Public and Private International Law. She lives with her husband and children near Paris in France and can be contacted at Isaline.medcalf@soprasteria.com or on LinkedIn

Oliver Dudok van Heel
Head of Corp. Responsibility Freshfields Bruckhaus, Deringer

Oliver Dudok van Heel is the global Head of Corporate Responsibility with law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer where he leads the development and implementation of the firm’s approach to sustainability.

Previously he was Executive Director of An Economy That Works, an alliance of leaders from business, government and society that is seeking to define a new economic paradigm focused on sustainable growth, competitiveness and prosperity. Before that he was Sustainability Director with creative agency Radley Yeldar, working to get the message of sustainability across to internal and external stakeholders. He started his career as a strategy consultant with Arthur D. Little, Monitor, SustainAbility and Enviros.

Oliver is a tutor on CISL’s Postgraduate Certificate in Sustainable Business and Master’s in Sustainability Leadership. He was an active member of Transition Town Lewes and helped launch the Lewes Pound to support the local community and reduce its carbon footprint.

Oliver speaks English, French, Dutch, German, Spanish and Portuguese and holds a Master’s of Law and an Insead MBA.

Rebecca Fay
Chief Marketing Officer Natural Capital Partners

Rebecca has over 25 years’ marketing experience with international corporations such as Reuters and Dow Jones. At Natural Capital Partners she works with clients such as Microsoft, Bain & Company, M&S, VMWare and Freshefields, to develop communications and stakeholder engagement activities that support their carbon neutral or renewable energy achievements. In addition to working with clients, Rebecca is responsible for the development and launch of new products and solutions to ensure businesses continue to meet their environmental goals and have a positive impact on natural capital and sustainable development. Rebecca works closely with key external partners such as the International Carbon Reduction and Offset Alliance (ICROA) and members of our Advisory Forum.

Inge Huijbrechts
Global Vice President Responsible Business, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group

Inge Huijbrechts is Global Vice President Responsible Business for Carlson Rezidor – developing the Responsible Business program in the group’s 1300 hotels in operations & development in 90 countries around the world.

In 2012 she launched Rezidor’s ambitious energy saving initiative Think Planet, targeting a 25% energy consumption reduction in 5 years. Think Planet is a success with 22% energy saved to date. Think Planet is promoted to employees by its charming mascot Lumi, the firefly.

Next to Think Planet Rezidor’s award winning Responsible Business programme focuses on: Think People – caring about health & safety of employees and guests, and Think Together – taking responsibility for ethical and social issues in the company and local communities.

Rezidor has been listed as one of the World’s Most Ethical companies since 2010, is a signatory to the UN Global Compact since 2009 and joined the UN CEO Water Mandate in 2014.

During the last 15 years, Inge has held senior management roles across Europe in the areas of Corporate Social Responsibility, Sales and Business Development, working in Belgium, France, Sweden and Germany. Before joining Rezidor she headed the CSR team at Toyota Motor Europe.

Inge has a Master in Science and Applied Economics from the University of Leuven, Belgium, and an MBA in European Studies from the University of Saarbrücken, Germany.

Inge lives with her husband in Belgium. She rides horses, is a yoga teacher and loves art & dancing. From 2003 to 2007 she sailed around the world in her own yacht.

Cécile Demailly
Founder and Executive Consutlant, Early Strategies

Consultant – researcher – coach. Former corporate person at IBM, AT&T, GE.

I focus on change within large companies: I work the man-made complexity, to give executives & managers the time to work on ‘real’ problems. I bring corporate knowledge, strategic consulting expertise (on subjects such as technology adoption, adaptation to new business models, gender diversity, sustainability) together with a regular research practice. Prior to creating my consultancy Early Strategies, I worked for 20 years in executive and management roles at IBM, AT&T and GE – in product development, marketing and program management.

Published in 2017: “How CSR is Changing Business” research report; find the report here