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Advisory board
 

Alan AtKisson is an internationally recognized author, speaker, and consultant in the field of sustainable development, corporate responsibility, and transformational change.

He works with governments, companies, cities, NGOs, and the United Nations. Alan has been working at the forefront of sustainability since 1988, generating innovative tools and methods, providing expert insight, and inspiring people with a combination of solid technical knowledge and creative approaches to communication and change.

His books on sustainability have sold many thousands of copies and been translated into several languages. Alan is also a musician and songwriter.


Bas de Leeuw is Managing Director of the World Resources Forum (WRF), based in Switzerland. Before joining the WRF in 2011 he was Executive Director of the Donella Meadows Institute, based in Vermont, USA.

Bas has been a diplomat for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), in Paris, France, from 1998 to 2009, where he set up and managed a number of global initiatives, such as the Sustainable Consumption Program anad the Marrakech Process on Sustainable Consumption and Production. He was Head of the Secretariat of both the Life Cycle Panel and the Resource Panel. He also set up the UNEP/Wuppertal Institute Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production and represented UNEP in its Board.

Bas has also worked as a national expert for the OECD, for which he drafted a policy document on sustainable consumption policies.

Bas de Leeuw is a Dutch economist from the Rotterdam Erasmus University and has held various positions in the Dutch government (Ministry of Economic Affairs respectively Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and Environment) between 1985 and 1991.

Bernard Lietaer, author of The Future of Money, is an international expert in the design and implementation of currency systems. He has studied and worked in the field of money for more than 30 years in an unusually broad range of capacities including as a Central Banker, a fund manager, a university professor, and a consultant to governments in numerous  countries, multinational corporations, and community organizations.

He co-designed and implemented the convergence mechanism to the single European currency system (the Euro) and served as president of the Electronic Payment System at the National Bank of Belgium (the Belgian Central Bank). He co-founded and managed GaiaCorp, a top performing currency fund whose profits funded investments in environmental projects.

A former visiting professor of International Finance at the University of Louvain, he has also taught at Sonoma State University and Naropa University.  He is also a member of the Club of Rome EU Chapter, a Fellow of the World Academy of Arts and Sciences, the World Business Academy, and the European Academy of Sciences and Arts.


Jacques de Mévius is since December 2005 Secretary General of the Union of International Associations, a research and information center over a century old. Beyond the general administration, the main project he is taking care of is the re design of the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential, a research line which was initiated in 1972 by the UIA and Mankind 2000.

Mr. de Mévius is a member of the board and shareholder of Rayvax (a family businesses management company) and Rutten New Energy System (a small company which develops an innovative steam turbine adapted to a range between 0,25 and 10 Megawatts and a battery free 30 kw Solar plant). Both companies are situated in Belgium.

Jacques is also a significant shareholder (together with Dr Ashok Khosla) of "TARA Machines and Tech Services (P) Ltd." a Company which is based in New Delhi and markets green technology solutions for building construction, waste recycling and recycled paper production.

He is also involved in the funding of a primary school in Mali, since 2006.



Patrick Worms, a molecular geneticist, represents the World Agroforestry Centre, has reported on the astonishing benefits of multicrop agriculture involving trees in thousands of peer-reviewed publications.

Patrick has been active at the science-policy interface since the late 1980s, with a start teaching biology in the Hindu Kush. As a young European official, he pioneered a new way of using communications to deal with the environmental legacy of communism across the former Soviet Union before leaving for the private sector and engaging with the disastrous environmental legacy of China’s Great Leap forward.

Later, he helped commercialise ESA’s assets on the International Space Station, consulted for a range of international organisations and Fortune 500 companies, and managed the Georgian government’s international media relations during Russia’s 2008 invasion. 

Servane Mouazan is the founder and director of Ogunte C.I.C, an award winning organisation that enables women – social entrepreneurs, socially responsible executives, and finance providers to make an impact on people and planet. Her expertise includes women social entrepreneurship, sustainable supply chains, challenge prizes and social business incubation. She has supported ca 5000 women social entrepreneurs, worked across industries in Brazil, France, Holland and the UK and sits on various social innovation organisations’ advisory boards.

She regularly speaks about conscious innovations, tech for good, the gender lens on the economy, and connecting in a flat world.

Servane currently manages the Womanity Foundation’s Womanity Award programme, investing in a replication ecosystem to prevent violence against women.

Mr. Tetsuro Yasuda, MBA, MSc, has been the Secretary General / Director Commendation of the Asahi Glass Foundation since 2009.

During this time he has been engaged in the Blue Planet Prize, an international environmental award scheme commending outstanding achievements for sustainability of individuals or organizations, and the Environmental Doomsday Clock®, a survey graphically representing worldwide environmental concerns in the form of a clock. The Clock is set according to the results of a survey issued annually to experts in the field and influential officials around the world.

Together, the Blue Planet Prize and the Environmental Doomsday Clock, by interacting and working with environmental organizations, researchers, campaigners, and individuals from all over the world, seek to increase recognition of the environmental issues faced by humanity and to coordinate to some extent, and to reward efforts to produce solutions to these most critical problems.  

Other working experience includes a Sales & Marketing General Manager in Detroit USA, Corporate Planning Directorship and Senior Manager role in several companies in Japan.

 

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