NESI 2019 Contributors EN2018-12-13T10:15:04+00:00

Speakers and contributors

These leaders are already lined up to contribute to NESI Global Forum 2019 - and many more will follow! Watch this page for ongoing updates on speakers and panellists.

Rajiv Joshi

The B Team

Rajiv Joshi is a social entrepreneur and activist who serves as Managing Director and a founding member of The B Team. He is working actively with some of the world’s most influential CEOs to help redefine the role of business in tackling inequality, corruption, climate change and other barriers to sustainable development. Rajiv has served as a Trustee of Oxfam and as Executive Director and Head of Programs for the Global Call to Action against Poverty (GCAP), the world’s largest civil society alliance working to end poverty and inequality.

Professor Kate Pickett

University of York

Kate is currently Professor of Epidemiology in the Department of Health Sciences, and the University’s Research Champion for Justice and Equality.  She is co-author, with Richard Wilkinson, of The Spirit Level, chosen as one of the Top Ten Books of the Decade by the New Statesman, winner of Publication of the Year by the Political Studies Association, translated into 25 languages, and the recently published, The Inner Level. She is a co-founder and trustee of The Equality Trust.

Andrea Somma-Trejos

OMINA Foundation

For more than a decade, Andrea Somma-Trejos has been dedicated to several non-profit initiatives in sustainability and the arts, and is a passionate advocate of women’s empowerment.

In 2017 she founded the Costa Rica Fashion Summit (CRFS), the first sustainable fashion forum in the region, reuniting the most relevant experts worldwide.

The success of this initiative led Andrea to create OMINA, an ambitious non- profit venture that seeks to inspire people to adopt a sustainable lifestyle by spreading global visionaries’ perceptions.

Andrea Somma-Trejos is also country coordinator of Fashion Revolution.

Pedro Tarak

Sistema B

In 1984 Pedro co-founded Fundación Ambiente y Recursos Naturales in Argentina and was Managing Editor of the first environmental law journal in Spanish. He also co-founded Emprendia, the first B Corp in Argentina, and became a board member and shareholder of Guayakí, a beverage firm that includes ecosystem regeneration and social inclusion in its core business. He is co-founder of Sistema B, an organization dedicated to promoting B Corps in South America, and he is highly engaged in the globalization of the B Corp movement together with B Lab from the U.S.

Amy Tennent

Velcro Companies

Amy is a Director of Cripps Foundation, and also a Director of Minsmere Pty Ltd, a Director and Executive Vice President of Chartwell Industries Ltd., and is the Chairman of Velcro Industries N.V. She has recently been appointed to the ECOF Committee of the Trinity College Foundation (June 2015), and in 2014 became a member of the Campaign Board for the University of Melbourne.

Stewart Wallis

The Wellbeing Economy Alliance

Stewart is the Chair of the Wellbeing Economy Alliance (WEAll). A long term advocate for the need to transition to a new economic system, Stewart previously worked as Oxfam International Director from 1992 to 2002, for which he was awarded an OBE. From 2003 to 2016, he was Executive Director of the New Economics Foundation.

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