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Tom Burke CBE

Tom is a Founding Director of Third Generation Environmentalism and serves on the boards or advisory boards of a number of environmental and other organisations. He is Chairman of the Editorial Board of ENDS magazine. He was formerly an Environmental Policy Adviser to Rio Tinto plc and a Visiting Professor at Imperial and University Colleges, London.

He has been a Senior Business Advisor to the Foreign Secretary’s Special Representative on Climate Change.

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Marga Hoek

Marga is the CEO and founder of Business for Good. She is a prominent business leader and thought leader with profound knowledge, experience and vision on both sustainable business and capital.

Over the last 20 years, Ms. Hoek has held multiple CEO and board positions for both mid-sized and large corporations. She founded and was the CEO of the Dutch Sustainable Business Association from 2010 to 2016 and holds several international Advisory and Supervisory Board positions in which she has impact on business, science and capital.

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James Stacey

James is currently a Partner at ERM, the world’s leading sustainability consultancy. During the period 2006–2015 James was Global Head of Sustainable Business at Standard Chartered Bank Plc and then a Partner at Earth Capital Partners. James previously led KPMG’s UK sustainability consulting and Global environment transaction services (M&A) practices. He began his career as an environmental engineer.

James is a Fellow of the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL)

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Anna Swaithes

Anna is currently an independent sustainability adviser, an Associate of Earth Security Group and a Principal of Rogers MacJohn. Until November 2016 Anna was Director of Sustainable Development for SABMiller plc, leading SABMiller’s SABMiller’ Prosper strategy. She had previously led SABMiller’s sustainable agriculture strategy.

Prior to joining SABMiller in 2012, Anna led the Cadbury Cocoa Partnership for Cadbury and then Kraft Foods. Her early career was in strategy consulting for corporate clients, with a particular focus on the food and beverage sector.

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Robert Tacon

Robert is a consultant and trainer concentrating on bank credit risk including risks resulting from environmental, social and climate change issues. As such he has worked with a range of organisations including Standard Chartered Bank, WWF, UNEP FI, various universities and banks globally.

He was Chair of the United Nations Environmental Programme Finance Initiative (UNEPFI), representing Standard Chartered Bank plc, where he worked for some 27 years. Whilst at Standard Chartered, Robert led their position on environmental risk management policy and processes including the Bank's adoption of the Equator Principles in 2003. He represented the Bank on a range of UNEP FI working groups, including human rights, public disclosure and reporting.

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Christof Walter

Christof runs a consultancy specialising in sustainable agriculture and agri-investment. He mainly works with clients from the consumer goods, retail and banking industries. An agronomist by training Christof worked for Unilever for 12 years before setting up his consulting business. He is the vice-chair of the governing body for the CGIAR’s Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security Program (CCAFS).