advisory board

Braungart, Prof Dr MichaelBishop, Dr Bob

Bob Bishop is President and Founder of the ICES Foundation (International Centre for Earth Simulation), a Geneva based not-for-profit organization chartered to bring together the multitude of specialised sciences that contribute to our knowledge of the global future. His career spans the world of technical, engineering, scientific and high performance computing – especially that of of digital modeling, simulation, and big data visualisation… Read more

Specialism

Earth Simulation

Organisation

ICES Foundation (International Centre for Earth Simulation)

Braungart, Prof Dr Michael

Braungart, Prof Dr Michael

Professor Dr Michael Braungart is Academic Chair, Cradle to Cradle Chair for Innovation and Quality, Rotterdam School of Management at Erasmus University in the Netherlands. He holds the Chair and is founder of The Cradle to Cradle Design Paradigm as well as co-author of the book Cradle to Cradle. 

He is the scientific director of EPEA International which he founded in 1987, and … Read more

Specialism

Chemist and Cradle-to-Cradle Design Advocate

Organisation

EPEA International

Deakin Crick, Dr Ruth

Deakin Crick, Dr Ruth

Dr Ruth Deakin Crick is Reader in Systems Learning and Leadership at the Graduate School of Education, University of Bristol and Conjoint Professor of Education at the University of Newcastle, Australia. The focus of her research interest is on pedagogies which promote deep learning and change for individuals, organisations and communities. She is one of the originators of a visu… Read more

Specialism

Systems Learning & Leadership

Organisation

University of Bristol

Girardet, Prof Herbert

Girardet, Prof Herbert

Professor Herbert Girardet is an author, film maker and international consultant. He is a co-founder, honorary member and former program director of the World Future Council. He developed sustainability strategies for London, Vienna and Bristol. In 2003 he was inaugural ‘Thinker in Residence’ in Adelaide, defining eco-development strategies for South Australia which have since been implemented. Herbert is visiting professor at … Read more

Specialism

Urbanist, Writer and Film maker

Organisation

World Future Council

Goldring Andy

Goldring, Andy

Andy Goldring is the Chief Executive of the Permaculture Association, the UK charity that helps people to learn about and use permaculture – an ethical design approach based on lessons from nature. He has a wealth of design and teaching experience and an excellent overview of permaculture in Britain and around the world.

Recent projects include the development of an England wide demonstration network, development of the world’s biggest permaculture Diploma system and co-steering of the Local Food Fund, a £57million lottery fund which supported over 500 food related projects. His team is currently preparing to host the 12th International Permaculture Conference in London in September 2015, and supporting the global network to develop a strategic plan for its next major phase of work… Read more

Specialism

Permaculture

Organisation

Permaculture Association

Lee, Prof Laura

Lee, Prof Laura

Laura Lee, FAIA, Hon FRAIA, is an architect and Professor of Architecture at Carnegie Mellon University where she served as Head from 2004-2008. Laura has also taught at the Higher Institute of Architecture in Antwerp, Belgium; the Royal Danish Academy in Copenhagen, Denmark; the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Switzerland, and most recently was the Cass Gilbert Visiting Professor at the University of Minnesota. In 2009 – 2010, La… Read more

Specialism

Architect, Integrated Design Strategies

Organisation

Carnegie Mellon University

Haycock, Robin

Haycock, Robin

Robin is a Non Exec Director of RouteMonkey and director of Fernhay. The focus of his work is mobility and accessibility principles as a way of minimising human impacts through reducing energy consumption from our daily lives whilst still allowing us to create, work and live in a positive way. In recent years he has focused on the opportunity that data and optimisation of assets through algorithm based software can have, and he has been instrumental in the architectural design of several bespoke pieces of software to manage transport, energy and infrastructure assets… Read more

Specialism

Optimisation of energy and transport assets through algorithm design

Organisation

Fernhay

Lindner, Dr Marcus

Lindner, Dr Marcus

Dr Marcus Lindner has been Head of Programme Sustainability and Climate Change at the European Forest Institute since 2003. Dr Lindner studied forest science at the University of Freiburg, Germany and obtained a PhD from the University of Potsdam, Germany with a dissertation in Geoecology: “The Impact of Climate Change on Managed Forests in Central Europe”. He has 20 years’ experience in research on climate change impacts and the deve… Read more

Specialism

Forestry

Organisation

European Forest Institute

Lisney, Robert OBE

Lisney, Robert OBE

He worked mainly in the public sector, first as an organisational development consultant and then as the Director of Project Integra, an award winning network of councils that implemented an integrated approach to waste avoidance and recovery. He was also involved with strategic networks in the UK, EU and the UN in the developing of policies to move to a resource conservation and value paradigm instead of ‘dealing with wastes’.

In recent years with his own consultancy he was… Read more

Specialism

Materials Resource Recovery

Organisation

Independent consultant

Liu, John D.

Liu, John D.

John D. Liu founded and has directed the Environmental Education Media Project (EEMP) since its creation in the mid 1990’s. In this capacity John has produced, written and directed a number of films on various ecological and environmental subjects. In 1995 the World Bank assigned John to document the baseline of the restoration of China’s Loess Plateau and in returning to continue this documentation over the years John witnessed the amazing trans… Read more

Specialism

Ecology and Landscape remediation

Organisation

Environmental Education Media Project

Mabey, Nick

Mabey, Nick

Nick Mabey is Chief Executive and a founder director of E3G (Third Generation Environmentalism) a non-profit international organisation dedicated to accelerating the transition to sustainable development. In addition to his management role, Nick leads E3G’s work on European climate change policy, climate diplomacy and foreign policy, and the security implications of climate change.

Nick was previously a senior advisor in th… Read more

Specialism

Climate Politics

Organisation

E3G

Mashford, Dr Kerry

Mashford, Dr Kerry

Dr Kerry Mashford is Chief Executive of the UK’s National Energy Foundation, a charity working at the forefront of improving the use of energy in domestic and non-domestic buildings.

Kerry has deep expertise in the built environment, technology development and integration, with an international reputation in sustainable urban development and regeneration.

Prior to joining the NEF, Kerry worked on the Executive Team … Read more

Specialism

Sustainable Urban Development & Technology Innovation

Organisation

National Energy Foundation

McDonough, William

McDonough, William

William McDonough is a globally recognized leader in sustainable development. Trained as an architect, his interests and influence range widely, and he works at scales from the global to the molecular. Time magazine recognized him in 1999 as a “Hero for the Planet,” stating that “his utopianism is grounded in a unified philosophy that – in demonstrable and practical ways – is changing the design of the world.” In 1996, McDonough received the Presidential Award for Sustainable Dev… Read more

Specialism

Architect, Designer & Cradle-to-Cradle Advocate

Organisation

McDonough Advisors

McNally, Donald H.

McNally, Donald H.

Donald has 50 years’ experience in agricultural engineering for private and Government clients, in New Zealand and overseas, and in both temperate and tropical areas (Australia, Papua New Guinea, South Pacific countries and China). This work included project design and supervision of construction and commissioning of controlled environment piggeries; poultry breeding and high health hatcheries; egg and chicken production units; and greenhouses and ancillary facilities… Read more

Specialism

Algae bioreactors

Organisation

Abel Group, NZ

Midgley, Alan

Midgley, Alan

Alan is an independent specialist with over 17 years’ experience spanning Engineering, Construction, Planning and Disputes who advises the trust on project management tools and systems. He is a medium risk reviewer to the Major Projects Authority, a contributor to the CIOB guide on project management 5th and 6th editions and was chair of the CIOB guide to the management of time in complex projects. He also advises and contributes to the US Government Accountability Office on their Schedule Assessment Guide. During his career he has worked for some of the UK’s top contractors (Mace, Bovis, and Laing) and Consultancy’s (EC Harris, Capita and Arup)… Read more

Specialism

Project management systems

Organisation

AG Midgley Ltd

Miller, David

Miller, David

David Miller is Counsel, International Business and Sustainability at Canadian law firm Aird & Berlis LLP. He was Mayor of Toronto from 2003 to 2010 and Chair of the influential C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group from 2008 to 2010.

Under his leadership, the City of Toronto became widely admired internationally for its environmental leadership, economic strength and social integrat… Read more

Specialism

Sustainable Urban Economies

Organisation

Aird & Berlis LLP

Newman, Jeffrey

Newman, Jeffrey

Jeffrey Newman is Rabbi Emeritus of Finchley Reform Synagogue and Adviser to the International Secretariat of www.EarthCharter.org, a systemic UN-inspired set of 16 Principles and 61 sub-principles for a just, sustainable and peaceful global society. The principles are based on Four Foundations: Care & Respect for the Community of Life; Ecological Integrity; Social & Economic Justice; Democracy, Non-Violence and Peace… Read more

Specialism

Community Development, Education, Interfaith, Interdisciplinary

Organisation

Finchley Reform Synagogue

Patel, Pankaj

Patel, Pankaj

Pankaj Patel is an innovator and business professional who exemplifies the combination of sound technical acumen as well as business and strategic expertise.

Mr Patel is one of the architects behind conceptualizing and realizing the business model of Abellon CleanEnergy Limited, an organization led by the Gandhian principle of sustainability and the philosophy of finding simple solutions to complex problems faced by the world…. Read more

Specialism

Bio-energy

Organisation

Abellon CleanEnergy Limited

Pawlyn, Michael

Pawlyn, Michael

Michael Pawlyn established Exploration in 2007 to focus exclusively on biomimicry. In 2008 the company was shortlisted for the Young Architect of the Year Award and the internationally renowned Buckminster Fuller Challenge.

Prior to setting up the company, Michael worked with Grimshaw for ten years and was central to the team that radically re-invented horticultural architecture for the Eden Project. He was res… Read more

Specialism

Architect, innovation, biomimicry

Organisation

Exploration Architecture

Prakash, Sanjay

Prakash, Sanjay

Sanjay Prakash, B. Arch., A.I.I.A., is an architect with a commitment to energy-conscious architecture, eco-friendly design, people’s participation in planning, music and production design.  Over the years, he has integrated all his work with the practice of new urbanism and sustainability in his professional and personal life.

His area of practice and research over the last 32 years includes passive and low energy architecture and planning, hybrid air-conditioning, au… Read more

Specialism

Architect

Organisation

Studio for Habitat Futures (SHiFt) & Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS)

Clare Saunders

Clare Saunders

Clare Saunders is a highly skilled Resource Management professional with 20 years’ experience in the public sector, 10 of those in a senior management role. Extensive public-private and public-public partnership experience. She is a focused professional with a track record of delivering on the vision; infrastructure, strategy, innovation and savings.

Clare is currently running her own Consultancy (Clare Saunders Ltd) with a primary focus on the circular economy and commercial waste.
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Specialism

Materials resource recovery

Organisation

Clare Saunders Ltd

Ragnarsdóttir, Prof Kristín Vala

Ragnarsdóttir, Prof Kristín Vala

Professor Kristín Vala Ragnarsdóttir is a Professor of Sustainability Science at the Sæmundur frodi Institute for Sustainable Development and the Institute of Earth Sciences at the University of Iceland. She was the Dean of Engineering and Natural Sciences at the University of Iceland from 2008-2012. Prior to moving to Iceland she was a Professor of Environmental Sustainability at the University of B… Read more

Specialism

Soil science and health

Organisation

University of Iceland

Smith, Dr Geoff

Smith, Dr Geoff

Geoff Smith is a Director / Consultant at Specto Natura with 25 years’ experience in the science and development of operational applications for extracting information about the environment from Earth Observation. He has a strong background in physical geography and geophysics and is heavily involved in the developments surrounding the land surface mapping components of the EU Copernicus programme (fo… Read more

Specialism

Operational delivery of geo-information from Earth Observation

Organisation

Specto Natura Ltd

Stott, Dr Robin

Stott, Dr Robin

Robin Stott worked for 27 years as a consultant physician in Lewisham University Hospital.  For much of this time he was also site dean and medical director. He has a life-long commitment to understanding and seeking to improve the economic, environmental and social circumstances which are most supportive to good health. In this context he has served as Chairman of the International Committee of  International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, Chairman of th… Read more

Specialism

Physician and Health

Organisation

Commission for Sustainable London

Velders, Michael

Velders, Mark

Mark Velders is a Director of Planning4Food formally a Senior Consultant at Arup with more than 15 years’ experience in sustainable development.Mark mastered in Agricultural and Environmental Engineering in Wageningen and Change Management in Utrecht. He is committed to good project management and continues to implement a variety of initiatives that strive to make a difference to society.

“How can we feed ourselves sustainably in a low carbon economy?” Mark’s p… Read more

Specialism

Metropolitan Food and Agro Clusters

Organisation

Arup

Dr Kongjian Yu, Fasla

Dr Kongjian Yu, Fasla

Kongjian Yu received his Doctor of Design at the Harvard GSD. He is Changjiang Chair Professor in Design at Peking University and is the founder of the College of Architecture and Landscape. He founded Turenscape, an internationally awarded firm of architecture, landscape architecture and urbanism and is one of the first private firms in China… Read more

Specialism

Landscape, Ecology and water systems

Organisation

Turenscape