Speakers and Trainers 2019

Annick Boyen leads a team of seasoned advocacy, media, issues, sustainability and external affairs experts who drive Unilever’s purpose of Making Sustainable Living Commonplace. At Unilever, we believe this is the best long-term way for our business to grow. She advises Unilever’s European leadership to deliver flawless issues management and thought leadership. She works with the divisions to build brand equity and growth via (brand) purpose, advocacy, partnerships and sustainable innovation. Annick is part of Unilever’s European Leadership Team.

Ilene Wasserman, President of ICW Consulting Group, has been on the cutting edge of consulting, research and publishing in strength-based methodologies, capacity building, and relational leadership and strategy. She has worked with both private and public-sector organizations to build and strengthen diverse leadership teams, staff relationships, and effective communication strategies to help them achieve their goals.  Ilene uses an action learning approach and specializes in developing peer coaching teams that support learning and development as a part of everyday work. In addition to consulting and coaching, Ilene teaches courses related to organization development and leadership, organization communication, diversity and inclusion at the graduate level. Ilene serves as a Senior Fellow at the McNulty Leadership Program at the Wharton Leadership Program at the University of Pennsylvania, where she is a learning director and executive coach for various programs. She is also an Executive in Residence for the Center for Creative Leadership. Ilene holds a Ph.D. in Human and Organizational Systems. She is the author of the recent book: Communicating Possibilities: A Brief Introduction the the Coordinated Management of Meaning (CMM)Peer Coaching at Work: Principles and Practices and several articles and book chapters. Ilene also serves on several professional and community boards.

Kristin Dypdahl, as a Coordinator for the Corporate & Stakeholder Engagement Team at GRI, is responsible for corporate engagement in countries in Northern and Eastern Europe, and in the Middle East. The responsibility involves raising awareness and building relationships between GRI and key partner organizations and stakeholder. This includes the GRI Community program, GRIs core network of supporters, made up by over 500 diverse stakeholders in more than 60 countries. The Corporate & Stakeholder Relations department brings together a worldwide network of companies and organizations committed to GRIs mission to empower decision makers everywhere through its sustainability standards and multi-stakeholder network, to act towards a more sustainable economy and world.

Anuj Saush leads the sustainability research practice for The Conference Board Sustainability Centre in Europe. The Conference Board is a member-focused think tank that provides trusted insights for what’s ahead and is a non-advocacy and not-for-profit entity. Anuj started his career as an environmental consultant focusing on strategy, innovation and compliance, and then transitioned into corporate sustainability roles, where he has experience of leading and delivering sustainability strategy, supply chain, circular economy and social enterprises programs. Prior to The Conference Board, he was at PwC, UK and in the past has also worked at EDF Energy and Aramark. Anuj has a master’s degree in environmental policy from the London School of Economics and holds a civil engineering degree from India. He has also attended the sustainability leadership program at the University of Cambridge. He is a Chartered Environmentalist and a member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment. He is also a trained coach and is currently pursuing a master’s in behavioral psychology at the Henley Business School.

Mark Tulay has 25 years of experience in sustainability movement advancing ESG metrics, measurement & business-NGO-investor innovations and sustainable investing. His focus is on corporate sustainability, multi-stakeholder sustainability initiatives, ESG reporting and measurement standards,and sustainability strategy. Mark serves as the co-founder and Director for CECP’s Strategic Investor Initiative. Mark provides business and organizational development services and strategic counsel to NGOs, institutional investors, companies and investment managers working to advance sustainable markets, metrics and sustainable investing. Experience includes building complex partnerships with investors, NGOs, and companies; working with endowments and institutional investors on: Sustainability themed funds, ESG policy development, sustainability and climate research, shareholder engagement programs, performance assessment, proxy voting strategies, corporate innovation, and launching a sustainability ratings initiative (GISR). Mark served as Head of ESG for Risk Metrics Group (now MSCI). Projects included advising a sustainability hedge fund, creating an ESG fund for the largest 400 companies in Japan, and launching emerging markets structured investment products, and customized enterprise risk management research programs. Mark has worked in a senior management capacity for environmental organizations, socially responsible investment firms and investment management research providers. Mark served as the first full-time employee of CERES, a global network of investors, non-profit organizations, and corporations. As Development Director for the Nature Conservancy, Mark managed a $60 million capital campaign – an unprecedented amount raised for conservation in Massachusetts. Mark has also worked for Greenpeace and KLD in an organizational development capacity. The Strategic Investor Initiative (SII) is a coalition of leading companies and investors committed to re-orienting capital markets toward the long-term. SII convenes CEO Investor Forums to provide a venue for CEOs to share their long-term strategic plans with audiences of long-term investors. Through leading research, SII assists companies in developing and communicating long-term plans that help inform the decisions of institutional investors. SII programs are made possible by generous support from the Ford Foundation, the Heron Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Bloomberg, and KPMG.

Adam Richards has worked with Social Value UK (SVUK) for 4 years and is responsible for international social value/impacts training and a range of funded projects. He is passionate about how social value can help us to change the way we do things to create more impact in the lives of people. He has worked with individuals and organisations across the world to help them better understand how they can measure the impacts of their work, and importantly use this information to inform how they make decisions. Adam also supports other organisations including the Furniture Resource Centre to help create their award-winning approach to impact management as well as working with the third-sector infrastructure in North Wales.

Matthew Patsky is CEO, Managing Partner, and a Portfolio Manager at Trillium Asset Management, leading Trillium’s Sustainable Opportunities strategy. Matt joined Trillium in 2009 and has over three decades of experience in investment research and investment management. Matt began his career at Lehman Brothers in 1984 as a Technology Analyst. In 1989, while covering emerging growth companies for Lehman, he began to incorporate environmental, social, and governance factors into his research, becoming the first Sell-side Analyst in the United States to publish on the topic of socially responsible investing in 1994. As Director of Equity Research for Adams, Harkness & Hill, he built that firm’s powerful research capabilities in socially and environmentally responsible areas such as renewable energy, resource optimization, and organic and natural products. Prior to joining Trillium, Matt was at Winslow Management Company in Boston, where he served as Director of Research, Chairman of the Investment Committee, and Portfolio Manager for the Green Solutions Strategy and the Winslow Green Solutions Fund. Matt currently serves on the Boards of the Environmental League of Massachusetts and Shared Interest. He has also served on the Boards of Pro Mujer, US SIF, and Root Capital. He is a member of the Social Venture Network (SVN) and member of CFA Society Boston as well as a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Short info about the company: Trillium Asset Management (Boston, MA) is an employee-owned investment management firm with $3 billion in assets under management. Trillium integrates Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) factors into the investment process as a way to identify the companies best positioned to deliver strong long-term performance. Founded in 1982, Trillium has a long history of managing equity and fixed income portfolios for: Individuals, Foundations, Endowments, Religious Organizations, Other Non-Profits, Financial Advisors and their Clients. A leader in shareholder advocacy and public policy work, Trillium leverages the power of stock ownership to promote social and environmental change while providing both impact and performance to investors.

Michael Spanos is the Founder & Managing Director of Global Sustain, an Expert Advisor to the European Commission on the Sustainable Development Goals, an AHC Group Senior Associate (USA), a member of the secretariat of the United Nations Global Compact Network and of the Advisory Board of the CEO Clubs in Greece and a member of the Stakeholder Advisory Council of FMC Corp (USA). Michael leads projects in sustainability strategy, non-financial reporting, sustainability activities, performance and recognition through indices, awards and initiatives. He presents in international events and produces global publications on responsible investments, sustainable leadership and innovation, collaborating with organisations such as the UN Principles for Responsible Investment, Global Compact, GRI, European Commission and Parliament. He has held senior positions in a venture capital firm, an investment fund and in ICAP Group, the largest business information and consulting firm in South-East Europe. Michael is also a visiting lecturer at the International MBA program of the Athens University of Economics and Business and the Cyprus International Institute of Management. He holds an MBA and a diploma in Production Engineering and Management and speaks English, French and Greek.

Heather Morgan oversees Sustainability and Risk Management in the New York Metro Water and Marine groups at AECOM. She brings more than 16 years of experience in flood risk management, infrastructure planning, landscape architecture, and landscape archaeology for projects focused on human well-being, ecosystem integrity, and national security. Prior to joining AECOM, Ms. Morgan worked at the US Army Corps of Engineers Headquarters, as the Civil Works Sustainability Lead and the National Sustainability Program Manager. She assessed existing and proposed water resource projects across all missions to create a national sustainability strategy that addressed urgent, short-, and long-term risks. Ms. Morgan currently serves as the Project Management Lead on the Battery Park City Authority’s South Battery Park City Resiliency Project. In that capacity, she oversees integrated flood risk and public space design, community engagement, and FEMA certification/accreditation as well as operations and maintenance.

Brian Kellogg brings 23 years of comprehensive experience in Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) management and system development, with expertise in behaviour based safety management, ISO/OHSAS auditing, environmental reporting, permitting, and compliance assurance with global responsibilities. An active member of the National Association of Environmental Managers (NAEM) and American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) he possesses strong leadership skills in driving EHS improvement across many industries including metals, mining, building materials, chemicals, and glass. Brian is a dedicated EHS professional that understands the complexities of global businesses, customer integration, budgeting, and performance improvement within diverse cultures. Before joining AGC in 2017, he was the EHS leader at Quaker Chemical Corporation, Owens Corning, Carmeuse, and Worthington Industries. He holds a MS in Environmental Management and a Bachelor in Public Affairs / Environmental Science.

Short info about the company: AGC Inc. (AGC株式会社 AGC Kabushiki-gaisha), formerly Asahi Glass Co., Ltd., is a Japanese global glass manufacturing company, headquartered in Tokyo. It is the largest glass company in the world, one of the core Mitsubishi companies and is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Asahi Glass was named one of Thomson Reuters Top 100 Global Innovators in 2013. Its main areas of production are: automotive glass and industrial material, bio-technology and environment, commodity and performance chemicals, display glass (including Dragontrail smartphone displays), electronic materials and products, flat glass and construction material and optics and telecommunication. AGC’s business extends into over 30 countries and regions with regional pillars in Japan/Asia, Europe and the Americas (http://agc.com).

Maya Hennerkes leads the EBRD’s environmental and social work with financial institutions and private equity funds. She promotes the integration of climate and broader environmental as well as social issues in investment decisions and investment management. Maya designs and supervises environmental and social risk management and safeguard frameworks. To help clients maximize their positive impact, she supports their design of sustainable finance strategies and identifies sustainability gains and added value opportunities in investment proposals. She is also responsible for EBRDs ESG training programme for financial institutions and funds. Maya is a sustainable finance expert with over 15 years of experience, with previous positions at the Inter-American Development Bank Group in Washington DC and Bloomberg L.P. in London. She studied economics, political science and Latin America studies in Germany and Spain and holds an Executive Masters in Public Management from the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin.

Deppie Tzimea is the OTE Group Corporate Communications Executive Director since July 2015. She joined the Group in February 2001 as OTE Group Corporate Communications Director. Since then, she has been a member of the executive committee reporting directly to the Chairman and CEO of the Group. Prior to that she held various senior executive positions in Marketing and Corporate Communications in the telecommunications industry (1995-2001) . She has thorough knowledge and experience in all areas of communications including advertising, having worked at Adel Saatchi & Saatchi, amongst others. Ms Tzimea holds a postgraduate degree in Communications and Public Relations from Stirling University and is a Political Sciences & Public Law graduate from the University of Athens Law School.