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Steve Polasky

Steve PolaskyDepartment of Applied Economics, University of Minnesota

He previously held faculty positions in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at Oregon State University (1993-1999) and the Department of Economics at Boston College (1986-1993). Dr. Polasky was the senior staff economist for environment and resources for the President’s Council...
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Economy
Stewart Elgie

Stewart ElgieDirector, University of Ottawa Environmental Institute

He is the associate director of the University of Ottawa’s Institute of the Environment. Professor Elgie was the founder and managing lawyer of the Sierra Legal Defence Fund. Prior to founding SLDF, he worked as an environmental lawyer in Alaska, including litigating against Exxon over the...
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Economy
Susan Shaheen

Susan ShaheenCo-Director, Transportation Sustainability Research Center, Berkeley

She has served as a special assistant to the Director’s Office of the California Department of Transportation. She has a PhD in ecology, focusing on the energy/environmental aspects of transportation, from UC Davis and an MS in public policy analysis from the University of Rochester. She worked...
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Transportation
Sylvie Blanco

Sylvie BlancoDirector, Business Innovation for Society, Grenoble Ecole de Management

She holds a PhD in Business Administration achieved in close collaboration with industrial and technology organizations and used to work as a consultant in new venture creation, with a focus on micronanotechnologies. She is currently developing the GEM BIS campus as an open collaborative platform...
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Behavioral Change
Taryn Mead

Taryn MeadGraduate Faculty

As a researcher, lecturer, practitioner and consultant, she has been engaging with companies large and small to envision a future driven by innovative and creative organizational solutions to sustainability challenges and innovation inspired by natural systems. With more than fifteen years of...
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Energy & Environment
Tasso Rezende de Azevedo

Tasso Rezende de AzevedoGeneral Coordinator

Tasso was founder and director of IMAFLORA (the largest FSC certifier in Brazil), Director of the National Forest Program at the Ministry of Environment and the first Chief & Director General of the Brazilian Forest Service. Tasso was one of the key people behind design and implementation of...
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Environment
Thilotham Kolanu

Thilotham KolanuDirector, GreenStratos Consulting (P) Ltd.

He specializes in designing and implementing Renewable Energy Programmes, Environmental Management Systems and Climate Change and CDM Projects, as well as in Natural Resource Management including water supply, public utilities etc. In his 21 years work experience and 4 years of research experience...
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Energy & Environment
Thomas George

Thomas GeorgePresident and Founder, Vipani

Thomas has a Ph. D. in agronomy and soil science from the Univ. of Hawaii and worked for many years as an agronomist contributing to research and technology transfer projects in the US and Asia. Finding that advances in agronomy are not fully benefiting smallholder farmers, he spent the next...
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Food & Water
Tiffany Harnsongkram

Tiffany HarnsongkramFounder Legacy Mentors

Tiffany Harnsongkram is Co-Founder and COO of Legacy Mentors, a Mentorship Firm tailored for Family Legacies. She also serves as advisor for organisations including W/M Nexus, Ethical Markets, and Njovu Foundation. For years, she organised Family Office conferences worldwide. Through this “small...
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Health & Wellbeing
TJ Glauthier

TJ GlauthierFounder and CEO, TJG Energy Associates, LLC

He held two Presidential appointments in the Clinton Administration, as Associate Director of the Office of Management and Budget from 1993 - 1998, and as the Deputy Secretary and COO of the Department of Energy from 1999 - 2001. He served on President Obama's transition team in 2008. Mr....
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Energy & Power

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