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Julie Adams

Julie Adams has worked in the Asian region establishing partnerships with stakeholders in the corporate and NGO sector to develop business solutions to combat nutrition deficiencies. Prior to her work in the nutrition sector she founded and headed the Marinedream ...

Shamsad Akhtar

On 10 December 2013, Dr. Shamshad Akhtar, a national of Pakistan, was appointed by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and as the tenth Executive Secretary of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and ...

Samuel Alexander

Dr Samuel Alexander is a lecturer with the Office for Environmental Programs, University of Melbourne, teaching a course called ‘Consumerism and the Growth Paradigm’ in the Masters of Environment. He is also a research fellow with the Melbourne Sustainable Society ...

Ahmad Alhendawi

Born in 1984 in Jordan, Mr. Alhendawi holds a Master’s degree in Advanced European and International relations, a diploma as “Policy Officer in European and International Organizations” from the Institut Européen in Nice, and a Bachelor’s degree in ...

Syed Azam Ali

Professor Azam-Ali’s background is in plant physiology and environmental physics. He has co-ordinated research in three continents that applies scientific principles to agricultural development, particularly in the tropics. In 1988, he established the Tropical Crops Research Unit (TCRU), which ...

Ariana Alisjahbana

Ariana is a researcher at WRI’s Forests Initiative, working primarily with land use issues focusing on Southeast Asia. Her work focuses on land use challenges in tropical forested countries, including forest governance, forest monitoring, sustainable agriculture, and commodities (notably ...

Manish Bapna

Manish Bapna is the executive vice president and managing director of the World Resources Institute (WRI), a think tank working at the intersection of the environment and development. He served as WRI’s acting president from 2011-2012. Manish oversees WRI ...

Rick Beckmann

Rick Beckmann is a Partner at Norton Rose Fulbright Australia who works at the Indonesian associate office of Susandarini & Partners. Rick has been based in Indonesia for 15 years. He advises both foreign and local plantations companies in the context ...

Mike Berners-Lee

Mike Berners-Lee is an expert in greenhouse gas footprinting and organisation development. He is also the co-author of The Burning Question and How Bad Are Bananas? The carbon footprint of everything. He is Director and principal consultant at Small World ...

Herman Betten

Herman Betten is Communications Director for Royal DSM.

Asit Biswas

Prof. Asit K. Biswas is the founder of the Third World Centre for Water Management in Mexico, and currently is the Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School for Public Policy in Singapore, University of Wuhan, China, and ...