The 2011 Katerva Awards will award sustainability initiatives in 10 categories. The following experts will be reviewing finalists and selecting a winner and runner up in their category.
Even when new technologies come out weekly, people can often be a mass of unchanging habits. This category covers those initiatives that educate people, raise awareness, and work towards better morals and habits at a global level. The best technologies can do little to save the planet if individuals do not decide to use them.
Andrew is a globally recognized expert on how business can profit from environmental thinking. He advises some of the world’s leading companies, including Bank of America, HP, Kimberly-Clark, Boeing, Pepsi, and Bayer. He is the author of two bestselling books on green strategy, Green to Gold and Green Recovery. Andrew’s earlier career included corporate strategy at Boston Consulting Group and management positions at Time Warner and MTV.
Aaron has spent the better part of the past decade as a social scientist for international environment and finance at the Environmental Defense Fund, a leading national environmental nonprofit organization representing more than 700,000 members. There, he developed and quarterbacked advocacy strategies related to international development, trade, finance, human rights, and the environment. Aaron has been published and quoted in both mainstream and specialized media and done extensive public speaking. Aaron was the recipient of the Dean’s Fellowship, the highest honor that the Harvard Kennedy School of Government bestows on a student. He is a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Dr. Chameides has combined more than 30 years in academia with a 3-year stint as the chief scientist of the Environmental Defense Fund. A member of the U.S. National Academy of Science and author of more than 130 publications and 6 books, Chameides is the Vice Chair of the Committee on America’s Climate Choices commissioned by Congress to develop a multi-decadal roadmap for America’s response to climate change. Bill blogs on The Green Grok and The Huffington Post.
Associate Professor Jem Bendell is an advisor, educator, researcher and writer with fifteen years at the forefront of innovations in business responses to sustainable development. With a PhD in international policy, over 100 publications (including four books and four United Nations reports), Dr Bendell is an award-winning international authority on business-society relations and lecturing in fifteen countries. Since graduating from the University of Cambridge, Bendell has sought collaboration with people who seek to contribute to, and benefit from, the transformation of markets to promote global well-being.
Ralph has 20 years of experience in sustainability. He supports Deloitte internally and its clients regarding the development of sustainability strategies and performance. Before working for Deloitte, Ralph was COO of the Global Reporting Initiative. He has co-authored books, is a well-known writer on the subject of sustainability and has given more than 250 presentations on sustainability strategies and transparency all over the world.
Parag is a medical doctor, public health specialist, anthropologist and disaster management professional. He is a recipient of the Ashoka Fellowship and a fellow at the Salzburg Seminar. In 2001 he founded `Neeti Solutions’, a technology company based in Pune, India that creates simulations and interactive 3D training for disaster management professionals and educational computer games for 21st century challenges. He is a director at Educational Simulations, the California company that developed the life simulation game ‘Real Lives’. In 2008 he founded ‘Young Change Makers’ in India, bringing students together to research and develop local solutions for civic, climate change, environmental and disaster/emergency issues in a yearly conference and action projects. He has worked extensively on terrorism in India, and was part of the 8 member team that visited Afghanistan on behalf of the Prime Minister of India to report on development assistance to Afghanistan.