Speakers & Facilitators
… of plenary keynote, breakout and summary sessions in alphabetical order.
* = Keynote Speaker
Systems Convener, Regenerative Communities Network
Biomimicry and bioregionalism share the same prefix, linking both back to the intertwining biological evolution of humanity and nature. It is this intersection that I will illuminate at the r3.0 Conference, sharing my experience working at the bioregional level in Colombia, and at the global level as the new Systems Convener of the Regenerative Communities Network.
As a theoretical and evolutionary biologist, Melina understands evolution in contexts of community and complexity, she has been asking nature, as a biomimetic, about regeneration and evolution at different scales, from individuals to ecosystems, to be applied on human systems. She is leading projects as “How to evolve” with key learnings for adaptation and evolution, “Land Trusts for Regeneration”, “Colombia Regenerativa” linked with RCN, “South-South exchanges” linking Africa and Latin America through its participation at the Transformation Systems Mapping of the Blue Marble Evaluation. She co-founded Bio Systemica which consults for private, public and civil organizations and do mobilisation projects globally and she co-coordinates and teaches at the Transdisciplinary Master on Sustainable Systems of Life at the Externado, University of Colombia. As theoretical biologist she has been modelling evolutionary process and bringing biological thinking to the Regenerative Communities Network, ISO for biomimetics and more.
Senior Director, r3.0
After clearly identifying sustainability gaps, we in the r3.0 ecosystem are rolling up our sleeves to pilot new practices to bring humanity across positive tipping points — the thresholds of transformation — into new paradigms of Regenerative & Distributive Economies and Cultures.
As an internationally recognized expert on ThriveAbility, Sustainability Context, and Online Stakeholder Engagement, Bill designs systemic transformation at global, company, and community levels. A serial entrepreneur, he’s co-founder of a number of companies and initiatives: ThriveAbility Foundation, Sustainability Context Group, Convetit and Sea Change Radio. He works with organizations across the sustainability ecosystem, including AccountAbility, Audubon, Ceres, GE, Global Compact, Harvard, UNCTAD, UNEP, Walmart, and Worldwatch Institute.
Principal – Analysis and Reporting Safety and Sustainable Development, Anglo American
As a longtime member of the Sustainability Context Group, I couldn’t be more excited to lead Anglo American’s participation in the UNRISD Thresholds of Transformation Indicator Piloting Project, which will contribute to our internal learning journey toward creating context based sustainability metrics.
After completing my Masters in Molecular Engineering, I obviously chose to work in retail, culminating in a planning manager role within the Kidswear division at Woolworths in South Africa. I then chose a different path, studied Sustainable Development Planning and Management. Subsequently, I worked as an independent consultant within corporate sustainability for six years in South Africa before joining Anglo American and moving back to the UK to support effective internal and external sustainability reporting through analysis, interpretation and communication of Anglo American’s performance and position on Sustainable Development.
Culture Designer, Design Institute for Regenerating Earth
Joe Brewer is an integrative scholar and practitioner in the field of culture design. He has worked with nonprofits and social enterprises on three continents over the last 15 years — bringing insights from complexity science, the cognitive and behavioral sciences, and study of the dynamic Earth system to strategy formulation, policy creation, and community development efforts. He is founder and executive director of the Center for Applied Cultural Evolution. Previous affiliations including being the research director for /TheRules, co-founder of Evonomics magazine, and coordinator for the creation of the Cultural Evolution Society.
Director of Sustainability, Cabot Creamery Cooperative
Jed has been involved in dairy agriculture and cooperatives his entire life. Raised on a seven-generation family dairy farm in New England, since 1991 he has held a variety of positions for Cabot Creamery Co-operative in Vermont. In 2008, Jed has appointed to direct Cabot’s sustainability practice, focused on advancing a framework for sustainability performance at the historic dairy co-op. Cabot draws inspiration from its Sustainability Credo of “Living within our means and ensuring the means to live” from cow-to-creamery-to-customer. Cabot is proud to be certified as a B Corporation since 2012.
Director, Centre for Regenerative Development, Rashtram School of Public Leadership
I am inspired by the idea of educational transformation that has Consciousness at its centre, and look forward to the conversations around the route to educational transformation for regeneration and thrivability.
Suparna has been working in the development sector in India for over three decades. During this time she has worked at the grassroots with communities, designed and delivered programmes on education leadership, and set up and run organisations. During these years, she has developed a deep conviction in the infinite human potential, the divinity of every soul. However, she has been deeply disappointed and dismayed with the development approach that India has taken moving away from her civilisational wisdom rooted in deep ecology and Dharma. She is deeply convinced that Indic traditions have answers to some of the most challenging questions that humanity faces today – What is the purpose of life? How must we organise ourselves to live in harmony with Nature and with each other? How can we enable the unfolding of potential of people and place while respecting the limits imposed on us? As the newly appointed Director and Mentor, Centre for Regenerative Development at Rashtram School of Public Leadership, she hopes to collaborate with colleagues at the School and elsewhere to co-create offerings in service of humanity anchored in this deep Indic wisdom – a regenerative paradigm anchored in Indic wisdom.
Education was given a lot of importance in the family and she was educated by her parents at some of the renowned schools of India. She holds a Master’s Degree in Economics and a Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resources Management. She lives with her family in India across the cities of New Delhi and Bengaluru, and a beautiful village called Duhra in the lower Himalayas.
Mahlet Getachew *
Managing Director, Corporate Racial Equity, PolicyLink
To achieve racial equity in our nation, we need to set consistent expectations for how companies should approach their racial equity efforts, how they should measure their progress, and what they should disclose. This is our collective mission at PolicyLink, FSG and JUST Capital, where we are working with partners like r3.0 to define robust racial equity standards for the private sector. I’m excited to share at the Conference how our work will set the bar for a new way of doing business so we can finally achieve an equitable nation for all of us, not just some of us.
Mahlet Getachew works to ignite the racial equity movement more broadly and deeply within corporate America. She comes to PolicyLink with extensive experience advising public and private corporations across various industries as external legal counsel and in-house counsel. Prior to joining PolicyLink, Mahlet was General Counsel at Suki AI, Inc., and previous to that, she was Associate General Counsel & Assistant Secretary at GoPro, Inc. Mahlet started her career as a corporate attorney at an international law firm, where she represented large and small tech companies on a broad range of corporate and commercial matters in the software, internet, renewable energy, media, education, and semiconductor industries. She holds a B.A. in East Asian Studies from Lewis & Clark College and received her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.
Delphine Gibassier *
Associate Professor of Accounting for Sustainable Development, Integrated Multi-Capital and Performance Research, Chair Director (Chaire de Recherche), MBA Chief Value Officer Academic Director, Audencia Business School
In our research centre at Audencia, we are building integrated multi-capital accounts that aim at maintaining the carrying capacities of all vital capitals respecting normative thresholds. Therefore, we are happy to be part of the 2021 r3.0 Conference, and to exchange on advancing knowledge on how to move multi-capitalism forward.
Delphine Gibassier is an associate professor at Audencia Business School with 18 years’ experience in non-financial accounting & reporting. She is an expert in accounting for sustainability. She is also the director of the Research Centre “Multi-capital Global Performance“, and the academic director of the MBA Chief Value Officer (the 1st MBA worldwide, on the topic). She researches in accounting for sustainable development and have an expertise in academia, practice and policy-making. She works and has worked with the UN Global Compact, the IIRC, WBCSD, R3.0 and CDSB, as well as the French government on carbon accounting and integrated reporting. In practice, she has developed carbon accounting, SDG accounting and integrated reporting for large companies and SMEs.
She is also associate editor of Sustainability, Accounting, Management and Policy Journal.
Strategic Advisor on Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Business and Human Rights
Richard has been a leading voice on corporate responsibility, during a career spanning international politics, business and civil society. In a distinguished twenty-year period as a Member of the European Parliament, Richard served as Rapporteur on Corporate Social Responsibility. He is known as the key architect of the EU’s Non-Financial Reporting Directive, described as the foremost legislation internationally on corporate transparency. Subsequently, Richard has completed a three year-term as Chief Executive Officer at the International Integrated Reporting Council, driving reform of corporate reporting with its global coalition of businesses, investors and regulators. This included helping to establish the major project seeking better alignment between the world’s principal financial and non-financial reporting frameworks and the joint project with R3.0 to advance the concept and practice of multi-capitalism. Richard participated in the development of the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in the UN Human Rights Council, was an adviser to the OECD in its update of the Guidelines on Multinational Enterprise and a member of the B20 Business Leaders’ group advising G20 Governments, serving on its Energy and Climate and its Integrity Task Forces. He has travelled and spoken extensively throughout the world, including at the Rio+20 UN Summit on Sustainable Development, the World Economic Forum and the World Investment Forum. Richard is currently Strategic Advisor on Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Business and Human Rights, and Senior Associate at the public interest law firm, Frank Bold LLP.
Professor at Mondragon Unibertstatea, Dept. Humanities and Educational Sciences
Mondragon took part in the r3.0 UNRISD Project ’Thresholds of Transformation’ through Laboral Kutxa and Fagor Ederlan. We gathered the experience with context-based indicators and are happy to share our experience at the r3.0 Conference.
Oier Imaz is Research-Professor at the Institute of Cooperative Studies – Dept. Humanities and Educational Sciences at Mondragon Unibertsitatea since 2018. From 2017 to 2018 has was Professor – Dept. Sociology II at UPV/EHU. Before that he was Visiting Researcher – Dept. Political Sciences at VUB from 2013 to 2014 and Researcher – Praxis Research Group – Dept. Logic and Philosophy of Science at UPV/EHU from 2011 onwards. He holds PhDs in political sciences from Vrije Universiteit Brussels and philosopy, science and values from Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea (UPV/EHU) and Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM).
Indy Johar *
It is widely recognised that we need to invest in a whole portfolio of societal infrastructures in order to transition to more resilient, inclusive, carbon-neutral and thriving futures. What is much less clear is whether if we have the institutional economy to support the next generation novel asset classes like urban forests as nature-based solutions, whole city retrofits, mental health as a foundation for creativity, or the imagination capability of a city and the holistic retrofits of city districts. I am happy to share the learnings of Dark Matter Labs at the r3.0 International Conference in the Science & Behaviour Keynote Panel.
Indy is a founding Director of Dark Matter Labs. An architect by training, Indy is a Senior Innovation Associate with the Young Foundation and a visiting Professor at the University of Sheffield. He co-founded Impact Hub Birmingham and Open Systems Lab, was a member of the RSA’s Inclusive Growth Commission. He is a thought leader in system change, the future of urban infrastructure finance, outcome-based investment and the future of governance.
Mervyn King *
Former Judge of the Supreme Court of South Africa, Ex-Chair of the Board GRI, Co-Chair Emeritus Value Reporting Foundation
With decades of experience and active creation of the governance conditions necessary to let sustainability thrive I am delighted to share my latest thinking and the extraordinary changes that are happening in regard to sustainability reporting at the forthcoming r3.0 8th International Conference, a meeting of top-notch and inspiring thinkers and good friends.
Mervyn King is a Senior Counsel and former Judge of the Supreme Court of South Africa. He is Professor Extraordinaire at the University of South Africa on Corporate Citizenship, Honorary Professor at the Universities of Pretoria and Cape Town and a Visiting Professor at Rhodes.
Mervyn King is currently a professor at the Wits Business School at the University of the Witwatersrand.
He has an honorary Doctorate of Laws from the Universities of the Witwatersrand in South Africa and Leeds in the UK, an honorary Doctorate from Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia and a honorary Doctorate in Commerce from Stellenbosch University in South Africa, is Chair Emeritus of the King Committee on Corporate Governance in South Africa, which produced King I, II, III and IV, and Chair of the Good Law Foundation.
He is Chair Emeritus of the Value Reporting Foundation, Chair Emeritus of the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) in London and of the Global Reporting Initiative in Amsterdam and a member of the Private Sector Advisory Group to the World Bank on Corporate Governance. He chaired the United Nations Committee of Eminent persons on Governance and Oversight and was President of the Advertising Standards Authority for 15 years and a member of the ICC Court of Arbitration in Paris for seven years.
He is chair of the African Integrated Reporting Council and chair of the Integrated Reporting Committee of South Africa.
He has received Lifetime Achievement Awards for promoting quality corporate governance globally from the ICGN, the Asian Centre for Corporate Governance, the Indian IOD and the Regenesys Business School. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and Commerce, honorary fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales; of the Institute of Internal Auditors of the UK; of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants; of the Certified Public Accountants of Australia; of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations of the UK, of the Chartered Secretaries and Administrators and a Chartered Director of South Africa.
He is the Patron of The Good Governance Academy, currently housed in the Wits Business School in Parktown Ridge, which holds colloquia on critical governance issues and distributes a memorandum to over two million members of local and international institutions.
He has been a chair, director and chief executive of several companies listed on the London, Luxembourg and Johannesburg Stock Exchanges. He has consulted, advised and spoken on legal, business, advertising, sustainability and corporate governance issues in over 60 countries and has received many awards from international bodies around the world including the World Federation of Stock Exchanges and the International Federation of Accountants.
He is the author of six books on governance, sustainability and reporting, the latest being “The Healthy Company.”
He sits as an arbitrator and mediator internationally.
Head of Impact Transparency & Sustainability, GLS Gemeinschaftsbank eG
GLS Bank took part in the r3.0 UNRISD Project ’Thresholds of Transformation’. We gathered experience with context-based and multi-capital based indicators and are happy to share our experience at the r3.0 Conference, and celebrate our just published new Sustainability Report, in our view the first one globally that is fully context and multi-capital-based.
Jan Köpper is heading the department on impact transparncy & sustainability at GLS Bank Germany. In his role Jan is responsible for the conceptualization, coordination and implementation of societal impact measurement and management, the analysis and translation of sustainability risks, the sustainability assessments in corporate loan transactions as well as the integration of sustainability related processes in internal sustainability and bank management in the GLS Group. Following posts at the business network CSR Europe in Brussels and the sustainability rating agency imug/VE in Hanover he joined GLS Bank in April 2018 to start is current position.
Jan Köpper is founding director of the Peer School for Sustainable Development e.V. and chairman of Cluster e.V.. He has published numerous articles and media contributions. He also looks after the memberships of the GLS Forum for Sustainable Investments (FNG), B.A.U.M. e.V. and the United Nations Principles for Responsible Banking (UNPRB).
Revathi Kollegala *
Executive Director, Regen Foundation
Global adaptation to change and resilience in today’s world requires robust governance systems. The rapid global transformations we’re facing today are an opportunity for a systemic overhaul to implement more diverse and inclusive funding and governance systems. The Funding Governance for Systemic Transformation Blueprint seems very timely in this context and I’m excited to be a part of the kick-off.
Revathi is a governance strategist and ethical technologist passionate about building resilient systems. As the Executive Director of Regen Foundation, she leads the effort to co-design and implement community-owned governance to include diverse stakeholders in climate finance and philanthropy. She is part of the CIFAR Solutions Network working with SEWA Federation to develop responsible AI governance systems for financial inclusion based on grassroots distributed governance systems.
Tjeerd Krumpelman *
Global Head of Advisory, Reporting & Engagement at ABN AMRO Bank
Our sustainability and reporting journey at ABN AMRO has benefitted immensely from the work of r3.0 and its community, particularly at its annual Conferences — which I consider must-attend events. I look forward to presenting the latest advances in ABN AMRO’s work in this space, receiving valuable feedback on our progress and inspiration for next steps.
Tjeerd Krumpelman is Global Head of Advisory, Reporting & Engagement at ABN AMRO. With more than 18 years of experience in the banking sector he started as a private banker, investment advisor and later on as Head of Investment teams. He is currently working within ABN AMRO Corporate Strategy & Sustainability department. He heads up a team that is responsible for ABN AMRO’s sustainability strategy, stakeholder management and integrated reporting. Their focus is on assessing materiality, integrated thinking and reporting, communication and engagement.
Environmental Specialist, World Bank
We at the World Bank were honored to participate in the UNRISD Sustainable Development Performance Indicators Pilot Project that r3.0 ran, where we came to understand the unique indicators needed for Multilateral Development Banks like us, so I’m excited to present on our explorations for filling this gap.
Founder, catalyzing radical systemic change
Serendipity happens when we meet someone unknown, out of the blue. Networking effects are most likely to occur when we meet people that come from a different backgrounds. That’s why for the first time r3.0 decided to offer networking during the breaks of the second day of the conference, which I am happy to facilitate for 30 minutes each after the Mindful Movement sessions. I am Alistair Langer, a r3.0 Advocation Partner, and look forward to our ‚Positive Maverick Coffee Corner‘ gatherings.
Alexander Laszlo *
President, The Bertalanffy Center for the Study of Systems Science (BCSSS)
The next stage in human evolution is sure to be marked by advances in collective consciousness and the r3.0 Educational Transformation Blueprint and the sessions at the 2021 Conference represent great strides in this direction.
Alexander Laszlo, Ph.D., is President of the Board of Directors of the Bertalanffy Center for the Study of Systems Science (BCSSS), Director of Research at the Laszlo Institute of New Paradigm Research (L-INPR), and President of the Honorary Board of Advisors of the World Complexity Science Academy (WCSA). He served as 57th President and Chair of the Board of Trustees of the International Society for the Systems Sciences (ISSS), and was Founding Director of the Doctoral Program in Leadership and Systemic Innovation at ITBA, Argentina. As Professor of Systems Science and Evolutionary Development, he teaches on evolutionary leadership, collaboration, and systems thinking at a variety of MBA and Doctoral programs internationally, serves on the Global Collaborators Board of Global Education Futures (GEF), on the EARTHwise Leadership Council, and as Vice-President for Education on the Board of Directors of Unity Foundation. He has worked for UNESCO, the Italian Electric Power Agency, and the U.S. Department of Education, has held visiting appointments with the London School of Economics and the European University Institute, and has been named a Level I Member of the National Research Academy of Mexico (SNI). He is on the Editorial Boards of Systems Research & Behavioral Science; World Futures: The Journal of New Paradigm Research; Systema · Connecting Matter, Life, Culture and Technology; Markets and Business Systems; and Organisational Transformation & Social Change, recipient of the Gertrude Albert Heller Award, the Sir Geoffrey Vickers Memorial Award, and the Förderpreis Akademischer Klub award, author of over one hundred journal, book, and encyclopedia publications, and a 6th Degree Black Belt of traditional Korean Karate.
Born in Fribourg, Switzerland, he is holder of a PhD in the interdisciplinary field of Science and Technology Policy from the University of Pennsylvania from where he also received his MA in History and Sociology of Science. His BA is from Haverford College, with a major in International and Comparative Political Science and a minor in Human Physiology.
Mark McElroy *
Founding Director, Center for Sustainable Organizations
For anyone interested in really understanding what authentic, context-based, triple bottom line accounting looks like, there can be no better way to do so than to attend the r3.0 Conference this year. For an inside view of how performance accounting is shaping up in preparation for the regenerative economy, this is a must-attend event!
Mark W. McElroy, PhD is the creator and world’s leading practitioner of Context-Based Sustainability, a pioneering implementation of the Sustainability Context principle for measuring, managing and reporting the performance of organizations. He is also co-creator of the MultiCapital Scorecard, the world’s first context- and capital-based triple bottom line (TBL) accounting method. Dr. McElroy’s innovations in the field have influenced the development of context-based tools, methods and metrics on multiple fronts, including the Science-Based Targets initiative and SAI’s Certified TBL program, a new credential for cutting-edge accounting functions.
More recently, Dr. McElroy was appointed special advisor to the United Nations on a 4-year project to help develop a new set of context-based sustainability indicators for use by organizations around the world. He also recently unveiled an implementation of the MultiCapital Scorecard for the Doughnut Economics concept, the first context-based scorecard for use at the population or macro-economic level. He is a former KPMG partner, the Founding Director of the Center for Sustainable Organizations, and a co-founding principal of Thomas & McElroy LLC, home of the MultiCapital Scorecard.
Jennifer Dhyana Nucci
Founder / Owner, Breath of Being
The workings of the mind are enthused by mindful embodiment in liberating stretch and circulation, by the calming, centering force of deep breath, and by enlivening the senses to the present moment. I look forward to leading participants into these refreshing and liberating moments, to sustain and enhance your wellbeing during the wonderful work of this conference.
Jennifer has been teaching yoga and meditation for over 25 years. She’s trained in Hatha, Prana, and Taoist Yoga, as has taught all ages and all levels of practice. She’s a massage therapist and is trained in Herbalism-both Chinese and Western- Non-Violent Communication, trauma recovery, emotional release therapy, and Ayurvedic health.
Laura Ortiz Montemayor *
Founder & Chief Purpose Officer, SVX Mexico
At SVX Mexico we are actively exploring and working on the intersections between impact investing, climate finance and the Regenerative Economy. We realized a key investment theme for regeneration is Biodiversity. Our mission is that capital works at the service of life instead of governing it. Ever since we’ve been working in Mexico, Colombia, Peru, Chile and Central America we’ve seen a new investment thesis materialize for biodiversity regeneration in Latin America so we’re very excited to collaborate with r3.0 and its partners on the potential of integrating the Biodiversity Performance Index into our work. And I’m thrilled to speak another year at the r3.0 Conference, which quickly became my favorite event for cross-pollinating cutting-edge ideas and meeting brave leaders and co-creators!
Laura Ortiz Montemayor is a social entrepreneur, founder of SVX México, passionate about Regenerative Culture, Systems Thinking, decentralized systems, and an advocate for Impact Investing. Her life mission is to ensure that capital serves humanity. During the past years, Laura’s work has focused on driving social, economic, and environmental justice through Impact Investment capacity building, and consulting. She is also an active promoter of Sistema- B, founding member of Alianza de Inversión de Impacto México AII MX, Member of Amexcap, and founding member of ASEM: The Mexican Association of Entrepreneurs.
Laura works to make impact investments the rule and not the exception in Mexico and aligning values with investment/ transaction decisions. She has taught impact investing and alternative structures and spoken at conferences for Amexcap, Columbia University, Universidad Anahuac, Wharton University, Mexico Impact Investment Training, EGADE, Ashoka and has mentored entrepreneurs in multiple accelerator programs.
She worked for over 8 years in wealth and asset management in BBVA Bancomer and CitiBanamex. Laura has a degree in International Business from ITESM (Tec de Monterrey) and has additional certifications on Impact Investment from Oxford University, Venture Capital and Private Equity Seminar of RiskMathics, Investment Management training by ANDE and Behavioral Economics by NYU.
Operational leader, Sociocracy For All
20th Century hierarchical governance is giving way to 21st Century distributed governance, so I look forward to sharing in the Conference about my contributions to the Funding Governance for Systemic Transformation Blueprint on applying Sociocracy with funders and the organizations and initiatives they fund.
He grew up in suburban Germany and studied linguistics, literature and history in Tübingen before earning his PhD in linguistics there in 2010. As part of that career, he moved to the USA and fulfilled a long-held wish to live in an intentional community. Since a career in Academia required more moving around than he was willing to do, he left Academia. Ted identifies as a transgender man, and he is a parent of 5 children. He lives with 70 neighbors in Massachusetts in an intentional community.
His work is driven by the people who suffer in organizations. If we spend so much time with others, neighbors, colleagues, co-volunteers – why not make those groups places of belonging, shared purpose, and companionship? That’s where sociocracy fits in, supporting more forward motion while deepening connections.
Co-Founder, The Conversation Collaborative & Co-Author, r3.0 Funding Governance for Systemic Transformation Blueprint
To catalyze transformation that is regenerative, we must learn to distribute resources, including funding, the way natural ecosystems do. Clouds don’t micromanage the allocation of their rain–forests do that through complex relationships and structures that have evolved over time. The regenerative movement is maturing to the point where it is ready to start acting like a forest!
Ben Roberts is a process artist and network weaver who works in service to systemic transformation, inspired by large group conversation methodologies and the internet’s power to support new possibilities for dialogue, both virtually and in-person. Much of his current work focuses on the use of such dialogic processes, in combination with new models of governance, to gather and allocate pools of money in collaborative ways. He is a steward of the Thriving Resilient Communities Collaboratory, the founder and lead convener of the Now What?! global gathering and gift economy, a member of the Global Council of the Regenerative Communities Network, and a founding member of that network’s Connecticut River Valley Bioregional Collaborative.
Delilah Rothenberg *
Co-Founder & Executive Director, Predistribution Initiative
Delilah Rothenberg is the Founder & Executive Director of the Predistribution Initiative (PDI), a multi-stakeholder effort to improve investment structures to share more wealth and influence with workers and communities, have stronger incentives to invest responsibly, and that ultimately address systemic risks including income inequality and climate change. This includes research on how to more adequately compensate people for the value created and risk taken throughout the “capital markets value chain.” Prior to PDI, Delilah advised private equity investors, lenders, and project developers on growth financing, ESG (environmental, social, and governance) integration, and impact strategy. Her past experience includes institutional equities at Bear Stearns and investment research with Gerson Lehrman Group (GLG). Delilah has been an active contributor to USAID’s Responsible Land-Based Investments initiatives, the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) Supply Chains Working Group, the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) HoldCo Working Group (focused on structuring investments for long-term strategies and less liquid markets), and served as a Board Director of Business Council for Peace (Bpeace, a non-profit that provides pro-bono consulting to entrepreneurs in conflict-affected countries), as well as Invest Africa US. She currently serves as a Collaborating Partner of Rights CoLab, is a Member of the SASB Standards Advisory Group, and a Board Director of For The Long Term.
Executive Director, REFOCUS & Flourishing Enterprise Institute
As we transition toward a future in which humanity is respectful of the social and environmental boundaries science has helped us to define, its critical to determine how such a planetary state can be achieved through the progress of many at smaller scales. I am very much looking forward to discussing Enterprise Evolution and other innovations being developed and mobilized to enable change at the interlinked municipal and bioregional levels.
Randy Sa’d is the Executive Director of REFOCUS and the Flourishing Enterprise Institute (FEI). REFOCUS delivers a unique combination of professional education and advisory services that, in response to accelerating change, enables enterprises to build the strategic management capabilities they will need to thrive. Through REFOCUS, Randy co-developed the Enterprise Evolution approach and applied learning program, which relies on systems theory, including the best natural and social science available, to elevate how strategic management is understood and practiced. The FEI at Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada, is an applied research centre Randy Co-Founded in 2019, that is dedicated to accelerating the development and mobilization of systems-based management knowledge and innovations. The FEI sits atop the well-established, global community of practice you can find on LinkedIn called the Strongly Sustainable Business Model Group.
Pourya Salehi *
Senior Research Officer, ICLEI — Local Governments for Sustainability
I will present on the multi-national partnership that recently submitted a proposal to the Trans-Atlantic Platform centered on leading 10 municipalities through the Enterprise Evolution program. Pioneered by four partners, including r3.0 Advocation Partners REFOCUS and Edward James Consulting, Enterprise Evolution enables municipal leadership teams to build the strategic management capabilities they will need to thrive and, with communities, create resilience in the context of a just transition. I’ll also address the importance of synchronizing efforts at the municipal and bioregional level.
Since January 2017, Pourya has worked for ICLEI’s Urban Research Team which is responsible for ICLEI’s in-house knowledge production and also the interface of the organization with academia and scientific partner institutes. Having studied Urban Planning at the University of Tehran, Pourya gained professional experience through working for urban and environmental consultancies. He graduated with his MSc in Land Management from Technical University of Munich (TUM) in 2016.
Prior to joining ICLEI, Pourya worked as a researcher in the field of disaster resilience for the Institute of Geodesy and Geoinformation (IGG) at University of Bonn. In addition to authoring various briefing sheets and case studies in the form of ICLEI’s knowledge production, he has also authored and co-authored both peer-reviewed and non-reviewed publications in scientific journals and conferences; mainly in the areas of Sustainable Urban Development, Disaster Risk Reduction, Urban Resilience, Critical Infrastructure Resilience, Renewable Energies, and Sustainable Mobility.
Dr. Michael P. Schlaile
Postdoctoral Researcher, Cusanus University and University of Hohenheim
Dr. Michael P. Schlaile currently holds two part-time postdoc positions, one in the research project “New Imaginative Economies” at Cusanus University and one at the Department of Innovation Economics at the University of Hohenheim. Prior to that, he worked at the Department of Business Ethics (2012 to 2016) and as a foreign exchange trader and consultant at a regional bank. Michael’s interdisciplinary research revolves around memes, worldviews, responsibility, sustainability transitions, and the interplay of cultural and economic evolution in complex socio-economic systems. In January 2021, his book “Memetics and Evolutionary Economics” was released with Springer, and he frequently publishes in renowned international journals such as Cognitive Systems Research, Int. J. Computational Economics and Econometrics, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Evolutionary Economics, Philosophy of Management, Sustainability Science, Sustainability, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, etc. For more information, please follow Michael on LinkedIn, ResearchGate or Twitter.
Dr. Elli Siapkidou
Financial System Research Lead, WBA
Our work on the WBA Financial System Benchmark aligns closely with r3.0’s work on Multicapitalism, so I welcome exploring our common focus on respecting Planetary Boundaries and normative social foundations at the r3.0 Conference.
Elli Siapkidou is the Financial System Research Lead. She works on developing the financial system methodology and benchmark and is responsible for the research and evaluation and ranking of companies. She is passionate about robust research methodologies, thorough analysis, writing, editing and people management. She has 18 years of experience in research, project management and evaluation. She was previously the Gender Research Lead at WBA, working on gender equality in the workplace. Her recent experience includes Director of Research at Equileap (leading gender data provider), the Head of Intelligence at inspitatia (ranking global markets on investment in infrastructure) and teaching in academia. She holds an MA in Economics and Management (University of Oxford), an MPhil in European Politics and Economics (University of Oxford) and a PhD in European Politics (University of Athens).
David Sloan Wilson *
SUNY Distinguished Professor of Biology and Anthropology, Binghamton University
Capitalism’s tragic misinterpretation that competition spurs natural selection has had devastating effects, so I’m excited to share how I’m collaborating with the Bioregional Action Research Network that r3.0 is curating to help fix this problem, by contributing the Prosocial application of the Core Design Principles that Elinor Ostrom and I co-conceived on governing the commons within bioregional carrying capacities.
David Sloan Wilson is SUNY Distinguished Professor of Biology and Anthropology at Binghamton University. He applies evolutionary theory to all aspects of humanity in addition to the rest of life, both in his own research and as director of Evolutionary Studies (EvoS), a unique campus-wide evolutionary studies program that recently received NSF funding to expand into a nationwide consortium. He co-conceived the 8 Core Design Principles (CDPs) for effective groups on with 2009 Nobel Prize in Economics recipient Elinor Ostrom for her work on governing the commons. He is also Co-Founder of Prosocial.World, a framework for applying the CDPs in conjunction with other tools. His books include Darwin’s Cathedral: Evolution, Religion, and the Nature of Society, Evolution for Everyone: How Darwin’s Theory Can Change the Way We Think About Our Lives, and The Neighborhood Project: Using Evolution to Improve My City, One Block at a Time and Does Altruism Exist? Culture, Genes, and the Welfare of Others.
Anneloes Smitsman *
Founder & CEO, EARTHwise Center
Lead Author, r3.0 Educational Transformation Blueprint
Dr. Anneloes Smitsman (PhD, LLM) is an evolutionary systems scientist, futurist, published author, and catalyst for developing our future creative capabilities and collective leadership for a Thrivability Civilization. She is the Founder & CEO of EARTHwise Centre, holds a Masters degree in Law and Judicial Political Sciences from Leiden University, the Netherlands, and a degree of Doctor from the School of Business and Economics of the University of Maastricht, the Netherlands. Her PhD dissertation Into the Heart of Systems Change, is gaining international traction for the innovative guidance it provides for transitioning to a Thrivability Civilisation, and for how to transform the human systemic barriers in resolving our sustainability crisis. Anneloes is the lead architect of the EARTHwise Tipping Point System (TPS), which is the practical application of her PhD research. TPS facilitates deep collaboration and transformational societal change through co-creative thrivability challenges that form part of Tipping Point Festivals and Music for Social Change Events. She has provided training, executive coaching, consultancy, and project development for the Mauritius Government, the Shift Network, UNESCO, the Mauritius Institute of Directors, LUX* Resorts & Hotels, St Regis Hotel, the Mauritius Commercial Bank, and the Indian Ocean Commission, among others. She developed the Education for Sustainability program for the Mauritius Catholic School’s Network through which she trained over 300 teachers, which served as national input for the curriculum innovation in Mauritius. Her multi-stakeholder dialogue process was adopted in 2012-2014 in 9 different countries for the UN Rio+20 civil society inputs, and she trained the SIDS (Small Island Developing States) youth leaders under UNESCO for the 2014 UN SIDS Youth inputs for the UN SDG formulations. She is a founding member of the Creative Board of the Laszlo Institute of New Paradigm Research, serves on the Board of the Global Education Futures Initiative, is a member of the Evolutionary Leaders Circle, and serves as a R3.0 Advocation Partner.
Assistant Professor, Audencia Business School France
Multicapital accounting needs to integrate thresholds to be transformative. Contributing to the work of R3.0, a pioneer and change maker in the field is a great honour.
Souad TAÏBI is originally a food scientist, with 20 year work experience in the food sector, of which 9 years with sustainability-related missions. Convinced that accounting is key to changing organizations, she defended her PhD in 2019 in the field of sustainability accounting and continues doing intervention-research inside the Multicapital Integrated Performance Research Centre.
Managing Director, r3.0
We are delighted to return with r3.0’s 8th International Conference, using the proven structure of the 2020 conference. We embark on piloting regenerative & distributive economies and cultures, deepening our collective know-how of those solutions that are necessary for transformation. As in all former conferences we are offering the most advanced thinking of the thought leaders that are currently available. r3.0 conferences give hope and are life-changing experiences, we have been told many times.
Ralph Thurm is one of the leading international experts for sustainable innovation and strategy as well as sustainability and integrated reporting. He is co-initiator, content curator and facilitator of the r3.0 Platform, worked as Director of Engagement for GISR and co-founder of the ThriveAbility Foundation. Earlier, Ralph Thurm held positions as Head of the Sustainability Strategy Council at Siemens, COO of the Global Reporting Initiative and Director of Sustainability & Innovation at Deloitte. Ralph was involved in the development of all four generations of the GRI Guidelines. Furthermore Ralph works in and supports many networks for sustainable innovation as a valued partner and is a member of various Boards and Jury’s. His blog A|HEAD|ahead is a respected source and input for many international discussions.
Katherine Trebeck *
Strategic Advocacy Advisor, Wellbeing Economy Alliance
As societies around the world begin to move from the immediate emergency of the pandemic to casting their gaze towards what comes next, coming together at the 2021 r3.0 Conference is an opportunity to connect, share hope, and explore a better future. That future needs to be underpinned by an economy designed for collective wellbeing. r3.0 – who WEAll is proud to work with – will bring rigour, energy and insight to these most necessary of conversations. I look forward to being part of it!
Dr. Rehema White
School of Geography and Sustainable Development, University of St Andrews
I am inspired by theories of sustainable development, but actually implementing regenerative practices can be a challenge – I am passionate about linking local with regional, national and international scales and am intrigued by what we might learn in this session.
Dr Rehema White is a sustainability generalist at the University of St Andrews, Scotland and Chair of the Steering Group of Learning for Sustainability Scotland (Scotland’s UNU Regional Centre of Expertise in Education for Sustainable Development). She works in knowledge and sustainable development (including learning for sustainability, research modes); governance of natural resources (including multi-level collaboration, global North-South links, roles of community); and sustainability in practice in contested areas, including biosecurity and biodiversity conflicts. She is exploring integrative analysis and novel links across these different fields, drawing on her experiences across the natural and social sciences. Much of her recent work involves gathering together academics, practitioners and policy makers in innovative ways to co-design collaborative solutions to specific sustainability challenges.
Ilcheong Yi *
Senior Research Coordinator, United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD)
The UNRISD Sustainable Development Performance Indicators Project significantly advances the field of corporate sustainability reporting and accounting, by introducing thresholds-based and transformation-based measures atop the existing incrementalist ESG measures. I’m excited to share learnings from the indicator piloting we’re collaborating on with r3.0 and two dozen pilot-testing companies.
Ilcheong YI is Senior Research Coordinator in the Social Policy and Development Programme and in the Social Dimensions of Sustainable Development Programme at UNRISD. He joined UNRISD in October 2008. Born in the Republic of Korea, he was trained as a political scientist (B.A. and M.A. from the Department of Political Science, Seoul National University, Korea) and as a social policy analyst (D.Phil from Oxford University, UK). His specialization is in the issues of poverty, social policy, labour policy, social economy, and historical analysis of the economic and social development process. Prior to joining UNRISD, Ilcheong was Associate Professor at Kyushu University, Japan (2004-2008), Korea Foundation Visiting Professor in the Department of East Asian Studies, University of Malaya, Malaysia (2003-2004), and Visiting Research Fellow at the Stein Rokkan Centre, University of Bergen, Norway (2002-2003). He has fulfilled a number of consultant, field researcher and project development roles for international and national organizations including the ILO, UNRISD, JBIC and KOICA
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