Speakers and Contributors
· NESI Forum 2019 ·
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.
Carlos Trias has spent more than a decade representing consumers in the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), committed to tipping the transition from finance to truly ethical environments, committed to sustainable economic models. The EESC opinions that it has presented, built on cooperation and the construction of consensus, endorse inclusive, participatory and transparent lines of intervention, giving real protagonism to people … and the planet, of course.
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.
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 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.
Sacha Bernal Coate
She works at OCU in the study of the “new consumers” and the search for solutions to improve society from consumption. She has been member of the United Nations multi-stakeholder advisory committee for SDG 12 (Information for sustainable consumption and production).
She has coordinated the joint research of OCU and NESI Forum “Another consumption for a better future” (January 2019), which shows that 73% of Spanish consumers already take into account social or ecological aspects in their consumption decisions; that ethical consumption goes far beyond what we buy and is expressed above all in our habits; and that there are immense barriers that the consumer faces in terms of information, accessibility, price and trust. Barriers that from the new economies, responsible companies and public administrations, must be reduced to allow this committed consumer to flourish.
Marcos (Spain/The Netherlands) is an Economist and PhD in Business Administration. An entrepreneur that has started companies in different industries including financial services, technology and professional services. He brings a wealth of experience including banking, consulting, management and research. Marcos is known for his ability to lead the strategic delivery of profitable, sustainable, values-based business models.
As Executive Director of the GABV Marcos is building the values-based banking movement and growing our work with members, partners, experts and policy makers to influence the banking system so that it is more transparent, ethical, robust and real-economy focused. Marcos is also a professor of Business Administration at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya.
Peter Holbrook became CEO of Social Enterprise UK in January 2010. Social Enterprise UK is the national trade body for social enterprise and represents a wide range of social enterprises, regional and national support networks and other related organisations. SEUK works to promote social enterprise as a model for changing both business and society.
Peter has established, developed and supported hundreds of diverse social enterprises over his career. He has advised government taskforces in the UK and overseas and chaired the Social Enterprise World Forum, the global network of social businesses until 2015. He was appointed a CBE in 2015.
Mechanical engineer, trainer, speaker, consultant & researcher on Sustainable Design, Circular Economy and Green Entrepreneurship. External expert for UNEP-UNIDO, he is founder and director of Ecologing. Author and mindshaker he has been teaching and provoking thousands of people to think differently about sustainability at important universities and business school around the world.
He has been, also, exploring how to help organisations creating the Ecocanvas, an “circular” update of Business Model Canvas. He loves anthropology, travelling and learning from different cultures, observing and experiencing adventures to generate a valuable and inspirational impact to those people that he finds along the way.
Coordinator of Red de Transición (Transition Spain) and of the Municipalities in Transitionproject, and currently serves as Vice-President of ECOLISE. She is a sustainability consultant, group process facilitator and transition trainer, focusing her activity on supporting community resilience processes and projects. She has also done research on citizen engagement and harnessing collective intelligence to solve local problems.
She has worked in international cooperation and holds a degree in International Relations (University of Plymouth) and a Masters in Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development (Montpellier SupAgro).
Lars Fogh Mortensen
Is an expert on sustainable consumption and production working at the European Environment Agency (EEA). He prepares assessments and advices policy makers on the sustainability of textiles, plastics and electronics. He has over 20 years of experience working on sustainability in international organisations, including from the OECD and the UN Division on Sustainable Development. He is also an author of a large number of academic articles and book chapters on sustainability.
For two London boroughs, Jonathan manages the city government’s affordable housing programme. The Housing and Land Directorate also works in partnership with charities and businesses to plan and deliver a significant increase in new homes, including piloting new technologies and finance models.
Previously, Jonathan worked for public policy think tanks (The RSA, New Economics Foundation) evaluating the impact of interventions in the built environment, advising on devolution of powers to local government, and exploring the role of the historic built environment in social and economic development. His background is in urban design, urban planning, and community development.
Donnie Maclurcan Ph.D. leads the Post Growth Institute, an international organization exploring how we thrive within ecological limits. Believing purpose-driven enterprise is the key, Donnie has consulted to over 450 not-for-profit businesses across 30 countries.
His own initiatives include the (En)Rich List, the Post Growth Alliance, the Offers and Needs Market process, Silent Skype team meetings, The Not for Profit Way training, Free Money Day and the globally-used #postgrowth hashtag. An Affiliate Professor of Economics at Southern Oregon University and Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts, Donnie is completing his fourth book: How on Earth: Our future is not for profit.
Susana Martin Belmonte
Susana is an economist, researcher, writer and activist. Although she has dedicated most of her professional career to the online business, Susana is committed to the field of monetary reform, monetary and financial innovation, and complementary and alternative currencies.
His works include an independent research into the true nature of the monetary and financial system and its impact on the real economy, on environmental sustainability and on the social inequality (income and wealth). Currently, she works for the REC citizen currency project in Barcelona, ??in the B-MINCOME EU project, directed by Barcelona city council, ??where she is responsible for the monetary model, the legal viability and technology. Susana has been an e-commerce professor in the Master of Citius (UAM), and has taught complementary currencies in the Master of Smart Cities (UdG) and is the author of different publications and reports in this field.
“I am Melanie, entrepreneur in veganized – non toxic fashion, the first sustainable fashion concept store in the heart of Malaga and manager of a family business with 2 daughters. I want to be part of a more sustainable world, for us, our daughters and for every kids, I am looking for alternatives to mass production without respect for the environment, animals and people exploited.
Until becoming Social Entrepreneur, with a very novel concept in the retail sector, I learned in multinational companies in marketing and wholesale trade the functioning of conventional economies. But already very young in my first career as a registered nurse I wanted to contribute something different, my ethical and sustainable values. My psychology studies have contributed even more to a different vision about the current world. Today with veganized we introduce in the market the first concept store with the values ??vegan, fair trade, organic, toxic free , cradel to cradle urban fashion”
Carol Blázquez has extensive experience in the fashion industry but it is in 2010 when she joins the Ecoalf project as Creative Director and from there develops her passion for creating materials and processes much more respectful with the planet, until becoming in the Present Director of Innovation and Sustainability and Patron of the Ecoalf Foundation.
Responsible for ensuring the values of the brand so that they are the engine of the company and proud to be part of the BCORP community.
Mr. Mejía was appointed Director of UNITAR’s Division for People and Social Inclusion in 2018. Within the Division, he also serves as Senior Manager of UNITAR’s Social Development Programme (SDP), which he has lead since October 2012. Prior to these posts in Geneva, Mr. Mejía served for three years as Director of UNITAR’s Hiroshima Office in Japan, and for four years as Director of UNITAR’s CIFAL training centre in Atlanta, USA. In his current capacity, he serves as Director of UNITAR’s global network of 17 training centers, and is responsible for several other programmes within UNITAR’s Division for People and Social Inclusion, including the Nigeria Project Office and the Human Mobility Programme managed out of New York.
Mr. Mejía is a citizen of Ecuador, and his career spans two decades in private and public organizations. After obtaining his first master’s degree in 1992, he worked in corporate banking in Latin America for six years. In 1998, he joined his country’s foreign service as a diplomat, serving as Counsellor at the Ecuadorian Embassy in Bogotá, Colombia. In 2001, he became Vice Minister of Economy for the Republic of Ecuador. During this period, he also served as Alternate Governor to the International Monetary Fund, to the World Bank, and to the Inter-American Development Bank, and as a member of the Board of Directors of Ecuador’s Central Bank. From 2003 to 2005, he worked in Washington, DC as the Director of the Inter-American Council’s Andean Program, an entity chartered by the Organization of American States.
Mr. Mejía holds a master’s degree in Foreign Affairs from Georgetown University in Washington DC, and a master’s degree in Business Administration from INCAE University in Costa Rica. He also holds a Diploma in Political Leadership from Harvard University.
Benoît is the Secretary General of global campaign to Change Finance. , the NGO dedicated to making finance serve society. He also initiated the , a platform allowing a broad range of stakeholders, including pioneers in sustainable businesses and financial services, academics and civil society organizations to engage on a Before joining Finance Watch upon its creation in 2011, Benoît spent more than ten years in the financial sector.
Tomás de Lara
Initiator and Co-leader of Ciudades+B / Cities CAN B (Multi-stakeholder initiative to foster civic and business engagement on social and environmental good practices), co-founder and co-chair of Colaboramerica (International festival on new economies), Member of the board of Sistema B Brasil (B Corps Movement), Member of the advisory board of CEBDS (Brazilian Business Council for Sustainable Development) co-founder of Goma, (co-owning space and collaborative ecosystem of social entrepreneurs), and co-founder of Rio de Janeiro and Porto Alegre’s Hub of Global Shapers Community from the World Economic Forum.
Ana is the Network Wellbeing Lead for WEAll. The last 5 years she has been travelling around the globe working with different projects, from ecovillages to organic farms. Ana is an advocate for responsible and sustainable tourism via her blog Viajar alimenta el alma and is leading a project to use tourism to repopulate rural parts of Spain. Her work history includes time with Centro Cultural de Idiomas, leading their Responsible for Exchange Language Programs.
At OUR ecovillage she lived in Vancouver Island, she was responsible to welcome and integrate volunteers into the village life. She coordinated within the community the educational activities as well. Moreover, she founded with 3 more people Sunsorya Fair Trade Cooperative to support Cambodian families’ food productions.
Mikel Feijoo Elzo
How: He currently lives his passion serving as B Corp Ambassador at B Lab Europe. Director General of ebbf – ethical business building the future. Co-founder of The Impact Hub Madrid. Professor at various impact innovation MBAs and Univestiries at EOI, IE, UEM, IED and RIC.
At Finance Watch, Shonan activates a network of people and organisations to start campaigning on finance reform. She has created ChangeFinance.org, where she builds campaigns together with civil society activists and other stakeholders.
She develops and coordinates the Change Finance coalition, as it tries to build a consistent and compelling story about why and how finance needs to change in order to deal with the big social, economic and environmental challenges we’re facing today. Previously, she has built policy communications platforms at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
Albert Cañigueral is the Connector Ouishare for Spain and Latin America. He founded the blog Consumo Colaborativo in 2011 and since then has been considered one of the benchmarks of the collaborative economy in Spanish. He works as a disseminator and consultant in the adaptation of organizations to the collaborative economy.
Entrepreneur, Activist, Holistic Designer, Facilitator, Speaker, Natural Philosopher. Dragon Dreaming trainer, creator of FlowInOut methodology. Creativity&Social Innovation consultant. Founder of MolinodeGuadalmesi, Founder of TarifaEcocenter, Founder of TheArtofCo (European Week for the Art of Collaboration) Founder of ThinkSmart. President of LetsDoItSpain.
Urban Architect by the University of Architecture of Madrid (ETSAM) since 1998. Founder and CEO of the architecture studio sAtt, founder and ex-president of the association of economy companies Triple Balance SANNAS. Founder and president of ECOMETRO, association for the measurement and diffusion of ecology in architecture. Patron of the EL PUENTE Foundation dedicated to social innovation. Founding member and architect of the first cohousing in Madrid, ENTREPATIOS.
Having returned from the US where I used to be a MB member of the NACET (Northern Arizona Centre for Entrepreneurship and Technology), I fully pledge myself to contribute to a wellbeing economy movement.
A former chief of economist, advisor to a CEO of a bank, a team leader, the PUM Netherland representative, a former junior advisor to the International Monetary Fund led me to experience “epiphany”. The latter directed me to a full “reincarnation” from a hard-core macroeconomist to a wellbeing homo sapiens and a “wellbeing macroeconomist” encompassing my genuine intention to contribute to a new global movement, to save us and the only home we have, the planet Earth.
Daniel is a social entrepreneur, innovation consultant, and speaker on sustainability and social innovation. He has worked for 12+ years at the intersection of technology, sustainability, and business strategy – to deliver innovation that matters. Daniel co-founded two chapters of MakeSense, a digital platform and global network of social entrepreneurs, the social innovation ‘un-conference’ SenseCamp, which has taken place more than 30 times around the world, and the climate activist movement “Silent Climate Parade” in Berlin.
Recently, he worked with UN Environment on an entrepreneurship program for 400+ teams in 8 countries. Previously, he raised €1.4m for a climate rating for investment funds later known as Climetrics. A believer in tomorrow’s talent, he has mentored dozens of teams around the world.
María helps clients increase levels of awareness and catalyse their integral development through leadership and organisational development and executive coaching. As an organisational consultant, she supports clients with behavioural and cultural change initiatives and leading change for sustainability in a complex world. She contributes to building relationships and facilitating interactions to improve performance and develop more resilient and conscious leaders and organisations. María works at the intersection of business, public institutions and civil society, bridging emerging business trends, personal development and social innovation.
She is co-founder of new worlds group (www.newworldsgroup.com) and Instituto Mindful Leading (www.imindful.es), organisations dedicated to accompanying the transformation of leaders and organisations to co-create a more resilient and sustainable future and Adjunct Faculty for Ashridge / Hult Executive Education and Instituto de Empresa.
Luca is a Marie Sk?odowska-Curie and CAROLINE research fellow from Trinity College Dublin. His research focuses on ecosystem services and natural capital evaluation and the Sustainable Development Goals indicators.
Luca is contributing to theoretical and practical reforming of the economics discipline overcoming paradigms of growth at all costs. Since 2015 he is Fellow of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) and Member of the RESURBE initiative for transition to resilience and adaptation through community development under the umbrella of the United Nations (UNEP, UNDP and UNESCO) and FAO. Since 2018 he is Associate Member of the Well-Being Economy Alliance. He is Editor of Frontiers in Energy Research and Frontiers in Sustainable Cities and authored multiple publications on international peer-reviewed journals.
Ivan del Caz de Diego
His professional challenge is to help organizations define and develop a strategy that reinforces their presence in current and future segments, based on attributes and values that place the interests of society at the same level as the company’s. The commitment to the common good to move towards a better world must be the basis of the strategy and the creation of value and brand of any organization in the short, medium and long term.
Iván is Consultant in Branding Approved by the Basque Government – SPRI and consultant in ethical and socially responsible management for Forética. He has directed projects of strategy for the common good, branding, communication and marketing for different organisms and companies Speaker and trainer in different areas of business strategy oriented to the common good and positive social impact.
Master in Marketing Management and Business Management from the British University Hertfordshire, Higher Diploma in Marketing from the Basque Country Marketing Institute (I.M.P.V.). Specialties: Common Good, Consultant, strategy, marketing, communication, publicity, PR, Internet, social media, branding, CSR, CSR.
Javier is one of the best exponents on what is the personal transformation towards the Common Good. He worked for almost 30 years in “the dark side”, in national and multinational companies that are within the capitalist wheel. He has developed his work immersed in the direction of commercial teams, quality and production.
He says that one day he suffered a “mental” stroke, and decided to leave everything behind to dedicate himself to accompanying organizations in the search for economic, social and environmental sustainability through ethics and values. He is a founding partner of BIKOnsulting, the first cooperative of consultants for the Common Good. Connector of NESI Euskadi.
Expert in the development and application of positive impact metrics and new economies. Speaker and lecturer; consultant and expert auditor in Economics of the Common Good and consultant BCorps, Monetization of the Social Value of GEAcounting and Smeta de Sedex organizations.
Michael lives in Spain with his wife and son, after moving from South Africa where he was international director of the consulting arm of NEF. He holds post-grad qualifications in economics and organisational development and loves blending rigorous analysis with innovative approaches to opening up learning spaces and finding solutions. Luckily there’s no dip in his wellbeing from moving to Spain given the kitesurfing and biking options available near Malaga!
Mª Soledad Valdés Leal
Agronomist with specialization in agrarian economy, regional planner and international consultant in the internationalization process of SMEs. Recently certificated as International consultant for Common Good Companies by the Asociación Federal Española para el Fomento de la Economía del Bien Común .
With a diploma in Solidarity Economy and Fair Trade. Has been participated as speaker in countless Seminars, Congress and workshops in Chile, Latin America and Europe about the Chilean experience in these matters.
Bachelor in Economics, Master in Digital Business Management (U.Barcelona). CEO in Quinto Impacto, company dedicated to the development of positive impact solutions with a technological component generated from integration ( quintoimpacto.net).
Consultant in Business Innovation for the common good. Coordinator in University Innovation Laboratory (Universidad Nacional de Cuyo) Coordinator in Master of Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development, (Universidad Nacional de Cuyo).
Tatiana Glad is an entrepreneur, sustainability practitioner and change strategist working across sectors and cultures with a focus on impact entrepreneurship, urban innovation, sustainable business and the next generation.
She is co-founder and director of Impact Hub Amsterdam; director of the Board of the globalImpact Hub Association; co-founder of Waterlution; chair of the supervisory group of AIESEC International; and on the Board of Elos Foundation.
Graduate in Biological Sciences from the Complutense University of Madrid, with an MBA from EUDE Business School and 3 more master’s degrees in integrated water cycle management at different private schools and public universities, such as the EOI, UPCT and UGR, I have about 20 years linked to the environment sector and more specifically to the water sector, working most of them in companies of the Suez Group, as Head of Debugging first, Manager of several UTEs after, Operations Director and for 4 years as Director of Development Sustainable and Innovation.
From my current position, among other things I design and implement Sustainable Development and Innovation plans in our companies, with a clear focus on the Circular Economy and on the Fight against Climate Change, with a triple vision: Social, Environmental and Economic. As a result of all this, last summer I was invited by the Advanced Leadership Foundation to come as Leader to the First Spanish Summit on Circular Economy and Innovation held in Madrid, with Barak Obama, numerous Spanish and international politicians and several Nobel Prizes, among other participants.
Juan del Río
Educator and designer for ecosocial sustainability. Biologist, activist and network weaver. International facilitator of community transition processes, ecosocial innovation and systemic change. Co-founder and coordinator of Transition Spain (Red de Transición) and member of the Municipalities in Transition project.
He is the author of ” Guía del movimiento de Transición“, and director of the documentary project ” ALTER NATIVES: towards a sustainable future“. Since 2007 he focuses his work on promoting new models of sustainable living and local resilience. He currently lives in Cardedeu, Barcelona.
Maria Teresa Badui
Graduated in Political Science and Public Administration from the National University of Cuyo, Master in Public Management and close to graduating in MBA.
Her career in the public sector and in international organizations such as the United Nations Organization for Agriculture and Food (FAO), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the World Bank (WB), among others, has allowed him to intervene directly in the planning, formulation and management of public policies for the development of the most relevant sectors of that Province. All this is done with a strong gender perspective and vision since in turn it also exercises the Coordination of the Economic Development Center for Women Mendoza.
Another aspect to mention is her outstanding participation in the academic field, contributing to the training of future professionals by being a Full Professor of the “Financial Administration” Chair, in the Faculty of Political and Social Science of the National University of Cuyo. She also directs the Center for Public Finance Studies for Sustainable Development, in the same House of Study, a space composed of teachers, graduates and students that promotes knowledge, critical analysis, development and research production in order to contribute to generate conditions of equality in pursuit of sustainable development.
Marco Antonio Robledo Camacho
He defines himself as an agent of change that helps organizations and individuals in their integral development and transformation using integral theory as a model of reference. Its main area of ??study is the new organizational paradigms, specifically management models that seek to be more comprehensive, human and socially responsible.
He is an expert in alternative theories such as teal organizations, holacracia, sociocracy 3.0, conscious capitalism, B corps, etc. In this line, he is the creator of a pioneering integral management theory called D3D (3D Management) and the founder and leader of the D3D Club of Conscious Organizations, whose purpose is to move towards a new business model that overcomes the limitations of the business paradigm. conventional and prevailing.
Co-founder of SenseTribe Consulting, visual artist and psychologist specialized in education. Marina is an experienced illustrator and graphic facilitator passionate about encouraging wellbeing, sustainability and creativity in our everyday life. Marina has more than 10 years of experience in Spain and UK teaching and designing learning materials. Marina’s aim is to make visible new role models, cultivating a creative mind and increasing collective awareness on SDGs.
Co-founder of SenseTribe Consulting, team coach and specialist in participatory methods and effective collaboration. Mira is German/Iranian and has worked in international business for over 15 years across Europe, Latin America, Australia and China. Over the past 8 years she has helped to develop 3 international businesses, two of them with a participatory leadership model.
Mira is Sociocracy 3.0 trainer, SCRUM Master and non-violent communication certification candidate. She holds a MSc in Environmental Decision Making and will share with you hands-on experience of working towards the SDGs in a horizontal, multidisciplinary, ‘teal’ work environment.
Architect by the Polytechnic of Munich. 15 years of experience in Bioclimatic Architecture and Sustainable Urban Planning. Evaluator of European projects of DG Energy. Member of Area3 of ACE-CAE.eu. He has made PAES, Master Plans and various environmental consultancies to municipalities and local or regional development entities. Master Coach with NLP and Applied Anthropology. Participates in Transition and Ecovillage Networks. Energy consultant in ecooo.
Almudena de la Peña
Computer Engineer from the Carlos III University of Madrid. Expert in Project Management Systems. 15 years of experience in high performance teams in the financial, technological, social, gender, environmental and new energy models. Ecologist’s, feminist’s and new economies’ activist. She coordinates entrepreneurs at the MAR of Energy and facilitates students’ activities of the EcoooLocal project in ecooo.
CEO at ecooo. Since 1999 professor of economics in the Faculty of Politics of the Complutense: Public Treasury, Budgeting, Territorial Treasuries and fiscal integration and Political Economy. Since 1997, business advisor. In 2004 he founded NEI, the precursor of Ecooo. Member of the governing council of the Social Market of Madrid, of Cooperativa Teatro del Barrio and of the Platform for a New Energy Model.
Degree in Psychology, Master in International Cooperation and in Economics for Transition at Schumacher College. She has worked for CEPES, IEPALA, CEAR and Chip-Chap Payment systems. She is currently researching blockchain technology and P2P Models, collaborating with El Salto Diario, the Mercado Social de Madrid and the Universidad de Economía del Teatro del Barrio, and working in the ecooo communication department.
Current Director of El Confidencial. He has also been Chief Economist of La Clave Magazine and head of the El Mundo Real Estate section. Bachelor of Science in Information by the Complutense University of Madrid. He has written three books Los Señores del Ladrillo, Los PPijos and edited The Business of Freedom. He collaborates in TV and radio in Más de Uno, with Carlos Alsina in Onda Cero and Espejo Público, with Susanna Griso in Antena 3.
Fabian is a Researcher in the RSA’s Future Work Centre. He is particularly interested in self-employment, the gig-economy and the impacts of technology on jobs and has co-authored several recent RSA reports on these topics. He currently leads the Future Work Awards – a search for innovations from around the world that are emerging to address the challenges workers face in finding, creating and sustaining good work.
Specialist in ecological architecture and heritage rehabilitation. From 2011 to 2014 he is coauthor and coordinator of the European Cross Border Cooperation Project Biourb research on traditional architecture with energy efficiency criteria. Currently have architecture office in Malaga where he is carrying out bioclimatic housing through bioconstruction and local materials.
Achim Steiner became UNDP Administrator on 19 June 2017 and will serve for a term of four years. The United Nations General Assembly confirmed his nomination on 19 April 2017, following his nomination by Secretary-General António Guterres. Mr. Steiner is also the Vice-Chair of the UN Sustainable Development Group, which unites 40 entities of the UN system that work to support sustainable development.
Over nearly three decades, Achim Steiner has been a global leader on sustainable development, climate resilience and international cooperation. He has worked tirelessly to champion sustainability, economic growth and equality for the vulnerable, and has been a vocal advocate for the Sustainable Development Goals.
José Carlos Rodrigo
Work mainly with social entrepreneurs and with the institutions that promote this type of entrepreneurship, in the analysis of business models and their viability, as well as in the possibilities of financing. Bachelor of Economics and Business Administration from the University of Málaga. Since December 2016, I have started a new stage as an Independent Social Consultant for projects and social enterprises at a national and international level.
Ellen Oetelmans is manager of Amsterdam Impact, the City of Amsterdam, department of Economic Affairs’ program to stimulate and foster impact entrepreneurship. She is an intrapreneur, co-creating with different partners in strengthening the ecosystem for impact. Ellen strongly believes that in order to solve societal challenges and maximize your impact as a city, you need to be ready to learn, co-create, and adopt an entrepreneurial mindset to shift a government’s role in achieving the common good.