We would like to thank these individuals for representing Katerva publicly and donating time to the organization in our various outreach and partnership efforts as we grow.
Dr. Ashok Khosla, International Union for Conservation of Nature
Ashok is chairman of Development Alternatives, the world’s first social enterprise dedicated to sustainable development. DA innovates technologies, resource management methods and institutions to create livelihoods for the poor and to regenerate the environment. Dr. Khosla was Director, Infoterra in the UN environment program, and is President of the Club of Rome and President of IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature.
Jeremy Rifkin, President of the Foundation on Economic Trends
Jeremy is the author of seventeen best-selling books on the impact of scientific and technological changes on the economy, the workforce, society, and the environment. He serves as an advisor to the European Union on issues related to the economy, climate change, energy security, and sustainable development. Jeremy also currently serves as an advisor to the European Commission, the European Parliament, and several EU heads of state. He has been influential in shaping public policy in the United States and around the world and has testified before numerous congressional committees.
Hazel Henderson is the founder of Ethical Markets Media, LLC and the creator and co-executive Producer of its TV series. She is a world renowned futurist, evolutionary economist, a worldwide syndicated columnist, consultant on sustainable development, and author. She has many awards and is listed in Who’s Who, USA, Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who in Business and Finance and Who’s Who in Science and Technology. She is an Honorary Member of the Club of Rome.
Mathis Wackernagel, President of Global Footprint Network
Mathis is co-creator of the Ecological Footprint and President of Global Footprint Network, an international sustainability think-tank dedicated to bringing about a sustainable human economy in which all can live well, within the means of one planet. By promoting the use of the Ecological Footprint, Global Footprint Network is working to make ecological limits central to decision-making everywhere. Mathis has worked on sustainability on six continents and lectured at more than a hundred universities.
Peggy Liu, JUCCCE Chairperson
Peggy is an internationally recognized expert on China's energy landscape and was a Time Magazine Hero of the Environment in 2008, a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, an energy adviser to the Clinton Global Initiative in 2008, and the Hillary Institute Laureate of 2010. Prior to JUCCCE she has been a venture capitalist, an Internet pioneer, a management consultant at McKinsey, a software product manager, computer programmer, and organic gardener. She has extensive non-profit management experience in a wide range of sectors.
Richard David Hames, Executive Chairman of The Hames Group
Richard Hames is an Australian citizen, born and educated in Europe, now resident in Asia. He is a Fellow of the World Academy of Art & Science, Executive Chairman of The Hames Group and President of the Asian Foresight Institute. Richard works internationally as an adviser to governments and with many of the world’s most innovative business corporations. A celebrated public intellectual and writer Richard is the author of several best-selling books including The Management Myth; Burying the 20th Century; The Five Literacies of Global Leadership; Open Heart - Open Mind; and Heresies: Essays on the Future of Humanity.
Sylvia Earle, President of Sylvia Earle Alliance
Sylvia, called a "Living Legend" by the Library of Congress, and the first "Hero for the Planet," by TIME MAGAZINE is an oceanographer, explorer, author, and lecturer with experience as a field research scientist. Former chief scientist of NOAA, Earle is president of Deep Search International and chair of the Advisory Council for the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies. She has a B.S. from Florida State University, an M.S. and a Ph.D. from Duke University, and 15 honorary degrees. She has authored more than 150 scientific, technical, and popular publications, lectured in more than 60 countries, and appeared in hundreds of television productions.
William H. Saito, Entrepreneur and Innovator
An advisor to governments worldwide, venture capitalist, educator and 2011 Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum, William has spent two decades shaping information security policy, establishing and selling companies, and managing public corporations. In 1991, he founded I/O Software, Inc., in California, and built it into a global leader in security software development, earning recognition in 1998 as Entrepreneur of the Year from Ernst & Young, NASDAQ and USA Today. After Microsoft bought the company in 2004, Saito founded InTecur K.K., a Tokyo-based consultancy that helps companies identify and develop applications and markets for innovative technologies.
We would like to thank these individuals for reaching out to and engaging their personal and professional networks to get the high level of individuals involved in Katerva as well as extending the overall reach of the organization.
Ann Goodman, Executive Director, Women’s Network for a Sustainable Future
Under Ann's leadership, WNSF has distinguished itself as the premiere sustainability organization for women in business, growing from a handful of women executives at its base in NYC to Atlanta, Washington DC, California, the Pacific Northwest and China. Ann has been awarded the prestigious University of Chicago Social Service Award in 2010 for her achievements, as well as a fellowship from the Leader to Leader Institute. In academia, Ann has held positions at New York University, Bard College and the University of Paris (economics faculty, Dauphine), developing curricula on business and sustainability-related topics.
Arnold Wasserman, Chairman of The Idea Factory, Singapore
Arnold was named a “Master of Design” by Fast Company magazine. Arnold serves on the Professional Advisory Board of Carnegie Mellon University; the International Advisory Panel of Singapore's Ministry of Information, Communication and the Arts and the jury and advisory board of Singapore’s annual “President’s Design Award.” He is a member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Design and is a consultant to the World Business Council on Sustainable Development. Among his many other accolades, he originated the Design2050 world redesign movement.
Bill McKibben, Founder of 350.org
Bill is the author of a dozen books about the environment, including what is often called the first book for a general audience about climate change, 1989's The End of Nature. Schumann Distinguished Scholar at Middlebury College n Vermont, he writes for a wide array of national and international publications, including the New Yorker, National Geographic, and the New York Review of Books. He is the founder of the global grassroots climate campaign 350.org, which has coordinated what CNN called the "most widespread day of political action in the planet's history."
Cameron Sinclair, Co-founder of Architecture for Humanity
Cameron is the co-founder of Architecture for Humanity, a nonprofit design services firm founded in 1999 that brings design, construction and development services where they are most critically needed. He has spoken at a number of international business and design conferences including guest appearances on several global media networks. Cameron has received numerous awards including the Lewis Mumford Award for Peace, the TED Prize, and the Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian National Design Patron Award.
Holly Kaufman, Founder of Environment and Enterprise Strategies
Holly speaks and publishes widely on green business, clean tech, climate change, sustainability and ecological protection issues. She is the founder of Environment & Enterprise Strategies, an advisory firm that specializes in strategic planning, program design and relationship development for initiatives that integrate environmental and business needs. Holly served as a delegate to the U.N. climate treaty negotiations. She also served at the State Department and the Department of Defense and as liaison to the President’s Council on Sustainable Development.
Janet M. Morgan, CEO of the Sequent Management Group
As CEO of the Sequent Management Group, Jan Morgan is an advisor and speaker with a focus on sustainable business practices, social enterprise and best practices for nonprofits. Jan is the former President of CSRwire, the corporate social responsibility and sustainability newswire. She was the President of Morgan Amadeo LLC, Director of Not-For-Profit Consulting Services at RSM McGladrey and Director of the Not-For-Profit Consulting Group at American Express Tax & Business Services.
Olaf Thommessen, Partner, head of sustainability consulting, Scandinavia at Steria
Olaf is heading the French company Steria’s sustainability efforts in Scandinavia. In his former career as a politician Olaf argued strongly for the need for a global view on both environmental as well as immigration issues. In 2009 he launched the consulting firm Etheco, including the Norwegian branch of CSR Europe, CSR Norway. He has previously worked in consulting and in line management positions in international companies in New York, Oslo and Paris. Olaf Holds an MBA from IMD in Switzerland as well as a degree in politics from Science Po in Paris.
Sean Cleary, Chairman of Strategic Concepts
Sean served in the South African Navy on the staff of the Commander Maritime Defense before commencing a diplomatic career in the Middle East, USA and Namibia. As Chief Director in Namibia in the mid-1980s, he initiated negotiations between all political parties, the release of political prisoners and the adoption of a Bill of Rights, paving the way for independence. He is a recipient of academic and public service awards and has been published in South African, British, German and U.S. journals.
Ken Blanchard, Founder and Chief Spiritual Officer, Ken Blanchard Companies
Ken Blanchard is a speaker, author and consultant who been voted several times as one of America’s most influential leadership professionals. Author of The One Minute Manager and numerous other books on leadership and management, Mr. Blanchard has created a large influence on the day-to-day management of people and companies throughout the world.
Benno Werlen, Co-founder and Executive Director of the Initiative for an International Year of Global Understanding
Dr. Benno Werlen teaches at the Friedrich-Schiller-University of Jena, holds degrees from the Faculties of the Humanities and Natural Sciences and worked at the Universities of Cambridge, Geneva, Nijmegen, and the ETH Zurich. As a ‘key thinker of space and place,’ he is a panel member of European Research Council for ‘Environment and Society’ and an editorial board member of a large number of international scientific journals. As co-founder and Executive Director of the Initiative for an International Year of Global Understanding, he is a bridge builder between sciences, policy, and economy.
We would like to thank these individuals for lending their experience and thought leadership to Katerva as part of the ongoing effort to make the Katerva Awards as powerful and impactful as possible.
Alan Webber, Co-founder of Fast Company
Alan is the co-founder of Fast Company magazine and most recently author of Rules of Thumb: 52 Truths For Winning at Business Without Losing Your Self. Prior to Fast Company he was the editorial director of the Harvard Business Review. Between the two publications he helped win two national magazine awards, was a finalist three times, and was named editor of the year by Ad Age. Prior to HBR Webber co-authored a book at HBS on the competitiveness of the U.S. auto industry in global competition; before that he was special assistant to the U.S. Secretary of Transportation in the Carter administration.
Sir Ken Robinson
Sir Ken is an internationally recognized creativity expert and leader in the development of innovation and human resources. He has chaired and given keynote lectures to corporate, educational, and cultural conferences throughout the world. He has also worked with national governments, international agencies, Fortune 500 companies, national and state education systems, non-profit corporations and some of the world’s leading cultural organizations.
Konrad Otto-Zimmermann, Secretary General of ICLEI
Konrad is a thought leader, innovator, writer, convener and manager in the field of urban sustainability. He is the Secretary General of ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, the largest and leading network of metropolises, cities, towns and regions with over 1,200 members in 70 countries. The association’s mission is to build and serve a worldwide movement of local governments to achieve tangible improvements in global sustainability with special focus on environmental conditions through cumulative local actions.
Mervyn E. King, UN Committee on Governance and Oversight
Mervyn consults, advises and speaks on corporate business issues around the world. He is senior counsel and former judge on the Supreme Court of South Africa, "Professor extraordinaire" at the College of Economic and Management Sciences of the University of South Africa, Chairman of the King Committee on corporate governance in South Africa, Chairman of the Asian Centre of Corporate Governance and Chairman of the United Nations Committee on Governance and Oversight
. He is also a member of the Private Sector Advisory Group to the World Bank on Corporate Governance
Mike Brown, Executive Chairman, Chrysalix Energy Venture Capital
Mike is an award-winning venture capital pioneer and Chrysalix Energy Venture Capital is one of the world’s largest and most active investors in early-stage clean energy companies. He has spearheaded venture funding and financed, advised, and built technology companies. His passion for finding and cultivating breakthrough solutions that change how we use natural resources to support sustainable economic activity, while minimizing environmental impacts, is supported by his regular participation on numerous government sustainability task forces and committees.
Jeremy Leggett, Founder and Chairman of Solarcentury
An author and advocate for renewables in the international media, including as a CNN Principal Voice, Jeremy has been described by the Observer as “Britain’s most respected green energy boss.” Jeremy is founder and chairman of Solarcentury, currently the UK's fastest growing energy company, and SolarAid, one of Africa's fastest-growing poverty-alleviation charities. He is also a founding director of the world's first private equity investment fund for renewables. Jermey is Entrepreneur of the Year at the 2009 New Energy awards, a Director of the Month in Director magazine, and the first Hillary Laureate for International Leadership on Climate Change.
Dr. Terry Cutler, Principal of Cutler and Company
Terry is an industry and strategy advisor with a background in the information and communications technology sector. He has authored numerous influential reports and papers on the digital economy and innovation. During 2008 Terry Cutler chaired the Australian Government’s Review of the National Innovation System, which culminated in the Report, Venturous Australia. Terry has consulted widely in Asia, South America and Australasia.