Peter Teuscher

Peter Teuscher

Managing Partner, BSD Consulting, an ELEVATE Company

Peter has been working in the sustainability domain as an entrepreneur for more than 25 years. He founded trading company gebanallc, co-founded BSD Consulting and initiated information and collaborative platforms such as Social Management Systems SMS, Sustainability Compass and r3.0. As a Managing Partner of BSD Consulting he contributes his extensive experience in working with big multinational and smaller companies on strategy and sustainability management within a cross-cultural and international context. His main areas of work are strategy deployment and stakeholder engagement, sustainability communication and sustainable supply chain management. Peter has a Master’s degree from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich and a Business Engineer’s degree.

Stephen Russell

Stephen Russell

Senior Associate, World Resource Institute

Stephen leads the Corporate GHG Accounting Project at WRI, which seeks to develop (inter)nationally recognized best practices for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions management for organizations. He is currently managing projects in Brazil and elsewhere to create GHG measurement tools for agribusiness. He has led the development of a GHG accounting protocol for the US public sector (subsequently adopted by US federal agencies under EO 13514) and various accounting protocols and tools for specific industrial sectors, including the Chinese coal-fired power sector and metals production. Stephen has also assisted the creation of the GHG Protocol Brazil Program, a voluntary, corporate GHG reporting program in Brazil. Stephen previously conducted academic research on ecology and population genetics. His research fields encompassed the spread of invasive species in the Caribbean and southern Africa, population demographic analysis, and speciation. Stephen spent two years as a post-doctoral researcher with the Max-Planck Research Society in Germany. He holds a Ph.D. in Biology from the University of St. Andrews (Scotland) and a BSc. (Hons.) in Biology from the University of York (England).

Delphine Gibassier

Delphine Gibassier

Full Professor of Accounting for Sustainable Development,
Integrated Multi-Capital Integrated Performance Research Center Director,
MBA Chief Value Officer Academic Director,
Audencia Businesss School

Delphine Gibassier is a full professor in accounting for sustainable development at Audencia, and a recognized expert in non-financial accounting and reporting with 18 years’ experience in both practice and academia. She is also the director of the Research Centre “Multi-capital Global Performance“, and the academic director of the executive MBA Chief Value Officer.
 
She has worked with the UN Global Compact, EFRAG, IIRC, WBCSD, R.3.0, Capitals Coalition and CDSB, as well as the French government on various topics such as non-financial reporting, carbon accounting and integrated reporting. In practice, she has developed and implemented carbon accounting, SDG accounting and integrated reporting for large companies. Before joining academia, she worked as a management controller for large multinationals in Paris, USA and Asia. She is an associate editor of the academic journal Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal. She is a member of CSEAR (Centre for Social and Environmental Accounting Research) and on the scientific committee of EMAN Europe (Environmental and Sustainability Management Accounting Network). Her research has been recognised with a number of prestigious prizes.

Richard Howitt

Richard Howitt

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..

Laura Palmeiro

Laura Palmeiro

Senior Advisor, UN Global Compact

Laura started her career in 1993 as Finance Auditor in PWC Buenos Aires, Argentina. In 1997, she joined Aguas Danone Argentina as Sales & Marketing Controller. She became Financial Controller in Villa Alpina (Groupe Danone) in 1999. In 2003 she moved to France as Sales & Marketing Controller for the World Wide Waters Division. In 2006 she accepted a position at Corporate level where she acted as Investors’ Relations Officer.

She later became VP Finance Nature in 2009, in charge of developing and deploying the environmental reporting for the company, including the CO2 accounting system.
In March 2014, Laura was appointed Corporate Social Responsibility Director, and as of May 2016, she became Sustainability Integration Director, in charge of coordinating sustainability governance, animation and sustainability reporting at corporate level.
Since January 2018 Laura is seconded to the UN Global Compact where she serves as Senior Advisor on sustainability reporting issues.

Will Szal

Will Szal

President of the Board of Regen Network Development, Inc.;
President of the Board of Regen Foundation

Will has spent the last decade at the intersection of regenerative agriculture and alternative economics. In 2010 he served as a Founding Steering Committee Member of PVGrows – a network focused on provisioning local food system infrastructure in Western Massachusetts. In 2017, he cofounded Regen Network, which aligns economics with ecology to drive regenerative land management. He is especially interested in commoning, gift economics, and land reparations.

“r3.0 is the premier forum for discourse and research on the nestedness of living systems; its frameworks enable nuanced understanding of how an entity relates with its environment, a foundational capability in the 21st century.”

Brendan LeBlanc (✝︎2020)

Brendan LeBlanc (✝︎ 2020)

Partner Climate Change & Sustainability Services, EY

Brendan is a Partner in Climate Change and Sustainability Services at EY, with more than 20 years of experience working with global public and private companies to provide financial and non-financial advisory, reporting and assurance services. He is a subject matter professional on corporate social responsibility metrics, reporting and assurance and led the first full sustainability assurance engagement in the US. Brendan brings extensive experience in implementing sustainability initiatives into internal balanced scorecards utilized to drive executive compensation. He also brings significant experience leading and coordinating several sustainability risk assessments, conflict minerals engagements and sustainable sourcing reviews, including working with some of the leading manufacturers on sustainable sourcing programs, values-led sourcing programs and numerous third-party certification schemes. Brendan serves as EY’s representative on the: • International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) Working Group • Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) Advisory Board, Education and Assurance Committees • Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) – North America Organizational Stakeholder Group • World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) Liaison Delegate • His participation with these organizations provides the opportunity to help set the direction and provides our clients with leading-edge perspective on the direction of these global trends.

“r3.0 plays a vital role in advancing the world of disclosure by envisioning the next necessary steps for reporting to actually fulfill its promise of spurring an economy that truly serves people, prosperity and planet. My particular interest, since I first heard about the Platform, has been in helping r3.0 activate evidence-based stakeholder advocacy that uses data from corporate reports to contextualize the sustainability of company performance.” 

Mairead Keighter

Mairead Keighter

Reporting Program Manager, Shift

As an Reporting Program Manager with Shift, Mairead manages the reporting program, overseeing the growth and application of the UN Guiding Principles Reporting Framework. Prior to joining Shift, Mairead worked for 19 years in the information and communications technology sector in Europe in both strategic and operational positions. For Microsoft, Mairead was Corporate Affairs Manager in the company’s Legal and Corporate Affairs division, focused on Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). Within this role Mairead coordinated across 28 subsidiaries to engage with governments and bring a consistent policy and corporate social responsibility strategy to life. She participated on behalf of Microsoft in multistakeholder initiatives on key topics linked to business and human rights. Prior to this role, Mairead worked in marketing for Microsoft, where her key responsibilities included developing and managing engagement programs, training initiatives and marketing campaigns in support of the large network of partners across the Europe-Middle East-Africa (EMEA) region. Prior to Microsoft, Mairead worked in Business Development roles for Digital Equipment Corporation/Compaq.

“Engaging in the r3.0 ecosystem provides a great opportunity to accelerate integration of human rights into the core of the broader reporting agenda, spurring the transition to a business climate that incentivizes and rewards enhanced human rights practice”

Paul F.M. Hurks

Paul F. M. Hurks

RA Director International Affairs, NBA

Paul F.M. Hurks RA (1958) is a Dutch Chartered Accountant (RA), Director International Affairs at NBA Amsterdam (Dutch Professional Organization for Accountants) since 2007. Current capacity at NBA covers international accountancy relations, international accountancy education as member of the Common Content Steering Group (harmonizing European Accountancy Education), sustainability and integrated reporting and assurance, and PAO capacity building (long term projects/relationships with developing Professional Accountancy Organizations in collaboration with IFAC PAODC). For Sustainability Reporting and Integrated Reporting, the capacity includes providing facilities for discussion platforms and best practice development, both for reporting and assurance. Paul participates in (inter)national working relationships with IIRC (Business Network), Accountancy Europe, World Business Council for Sustainable Development, Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate, CSR-Netherlands, IUCN and True Price, r3.0 and the Community of Practice for IR-education in close collaboration with large audit firms, public sector, oversight, sustainability sector and the IAASB-Working Group. In former capacities Paul has been a practitioner in the Netherlands for 25 years for audit clients, partly with KPMG and partly as a founding partner of Omnyacc Accountants (a local medium-sized practice). Paul served furthermore in international and national capacities as quality control inspector (for auditing practice and accountancy education), lecturer and consultant in the field of audit and quality control and lecturer Financial Auditing & Assurance for postgraduate accountancy education at VU University Amsterdam and University Maastricht.

Sarah Grey

Sarah Grey

Reporting & Assurance Advisor, Global Sustainability, PwC

Sarah is Reporting & Assurance Advisor, Global Sustainability, PwC.  She was instrumental in establishing PwC’s global Integrated Reporting Network and led thought leadership programmes, including World Watch magazine, the Hundred Group Briefing and Board Radar. From 2000 to 2005 she led the pan-European IFRS Transition market development programme. Sarah was previously the editor of the ICAEW’s Accountancy magazine (International Edition) and worked briefly in television and advertising after graduating from Manchester University with an honours degree in American Studies. Sarah loves theatre and founded a touring theatre company and performed with the National Youth Theatre in the 1980s, but these days she sticks to the audience.

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.

Close