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Jeana Wirtenberg

Associate Director of Corporate Social Innovation Education, Rutgers Institute for Corporate Social Innovation

Tríona Byrne

Director of Executive Marketing EMEA, Salesforce

Amos Njiraini

Founder, Eco Create & Innovate (ECANDI)

Eva Zabey

Executive Director, Business for Nature

Madge Thomas

Lead, Private Sector, Innovative Finance and Philanthropy, UNICEF

Michael Sheldrick

Chief Policy and Government Relations Officer, Global Citizen

Martijn Lampert

Co-Founder and Research Director, Glocalities

Anthony Moorhouse

Co-Founder, EarthTech Ventures

Sana Mustafa ( she, her)

Associate Director of Partnerships & Engagement, Asylum Access

sebastian jespersen

CEO and Co-founder, Vertic

Indy Hothi

Khalsa Aid

Malini Mehra

Chief Executive, GLOBE International

Felipe Carazo

World Economic Forum

Leonie Bremer

Climate Activist

Ann Rosenberg

Co-Founder UN Global Compact SDG Ambition

Peter Willis

The Resilient Shift

David Chen

Co-founder, AngelVest Group and Founding Managing Director AngelVest Fund LP

Haider Nazar

Co-Founder & CEO, MAHA Global

Sarah Hendel-Blackford

Programme Management Officer, Partnerships & Stakeholder Engagement, United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction

Marie-Claire Graf

YOUNGO Focal Point at UNFCCC and Co-Founder Sustainability Week International

Marjorie Brown

Roedean School, South Africa

Gail Whiteman

Researcher, University of Exeter


Director for Natural Resources, AFD

Danielle Carreira

Climate and Environment Specialist

Glenn Hurowitz

CEO, Mighty Earth

Mark Kenber

Managing Director, Climate Advisers Trust

Vemund Olsen

Rainforest Foundation Norway

Barbara Ryan

Space program Director, World Meteorological Organisation

Ariana Karamallis

Communications Specialist

Steve Waygood

Chief Responsible Investment Officer, Aviva Investors

Mariam Eluma

Founder, HoBeei

James Lloyd

Partner, Asia-Pacific FinTech & Payments Leader, EY-Parthenon

Florence Jeantet

Managing Director, OP2B Coalition

Klara Kehnel

Master Field Of Study Environmental Science, University of Zurich

Brent Loken

Global Food Lead Scientist, WWF

Patty Fong

Principal, EcoIntegrity

Divya Nawale

Asian Development Bank

Rafe Pomerance

Former Under Secretary of State, Climate, USA

Xiye Bastida

Co-Founder at Re-Earth Initiative

Irene Suarez Perez

Lead of nature-based solutions and food systems, Future Stewards and the High Level Champion COP26

alice jay

Campaign Director for AVAAZ

Valerie Hannon

Director, Innovation Unit

Mark Ritchie

President, Global Minnesota

Merete Johansson

Chief at UNOCHA, Founder at Real Food Systems

John Moorhead

Project Director, Gallifrey Foundation

François Taddei

Director of the Interdisciplinary Research Center

Darcy Roehling

Women 17

Koen Timmers

Executive Director, Take Action Global

Marten Kaevats

National Digital Advisor, The Government Office of Estonia

Gavin Edwards

Global Coordinator, WWF International

Farhana Yamin

Lawyer, Author, Speaker, Activist and Founder of Track 0

Emma Grace Wilkinson

Coordinator of GlobalChoices’ Arctic Angels


Director, Learning Planet Festival

Adam Rogers

UN Adviser and Writer

Beth Chitekwe-Biti

Acting Managing Director, SDI

Ayesha Khanna

Managing Director, CARE

Anna Mori

Partnerships and Project Manager, International Trade Centre

Alex Edmans

Responsible Business Expert

Melchior de Muralt

Managing Partner, De Pury Pictet Turrettini & Cie and Co Founder, BlueOrchard Finance Ltd

Katharine Wilkinson

Writer, Climate Change Activist and Vice President at Project Drawdown

anders wijkman

Co-President of Club of Rome and the Tällberg Foundation

Sydney Alfonso


Neelima Parasker

Snap IT Solutions and Forbes

Arsalan Abtahi

Planet Positive Ventures

Violet Abtahi

Co-Founder Synclash

George Orbelian

General Partner, Planet Positive Ventures

Joanne Sawicki

Communications Specialist

Gary Lynch

CEO and Founder, The Risk Project, LLC

Arvinder Singh

The Digital Economist

Sandrine Dixson-Decleve

Environment & nature expert

Suddha Chakravartti

Head of Research and International Relations Lecturer, EU Business School

Marco Lambertini

Director General, WWF International

Maarten van Aalst

Red Cross Climate Centre

Abbas Albasha

Former Vice Governor, Yemen Central Bank

Karlee Schnyder

Director, Real Food Systems

alan laubsch

Founding Partner, Planet Positive Ventures

Kaitlin and Lauren Grierson

Co-Founders, TreesCO2

Lily Cole

Activist and author of Who Cares Wins, a book exploring environmental solutions

Victoria Masso

Founder & Director, Behaviour Hackers

Monette Stephens

Managing Director, SF Growth Labs

Valeria Di Marzo

Communications Manager, World Farmers'​ Organisation

Larisa Semernya

Environmental expert

Mac Glovinsky

Innovation Lead at UNICEF

Khoushbou Singh SEWRAJ

FALCON Association

Martijn Van der Ven

CEO & Founder, Athalos

Elise Buckle

Climate & Sustainability, Strategic Advisor to the UN

Sonia Kabir

SBK Tech Ventures

Clara Tsao

Trust & Safety Professional Association

Rafał Serafin

Partnership Brokers Association

Ravi Singh

Khalsa Aid

David Lee

Partnership Brokers Association

Rafiq Islam

Regional Vice President- North America, Smithers

Kali Taylor


Fela Akinse


Katherine Milligan

Bamboo Capital

Maria Wilvenna Añora

Digitalisation Expert

Sandra Krähenmann

Thematic Legal Advisor, Geneva Call

David Imbago

Technical Programs Officer, CORE Group

David Imbago

Technical Programs Officer, CORE Group

Natasha Freidus

Co Founder & CEO, NeedsList

Dave Prescott

Creative Director, The Partnering Initiative

Colin Rajah

Coordinator, Civil Society Action Committee

Emmanuel Guerin

European Climate Foundation, International Climate Policy Hub

Peter Crane

Founder & Managing Partner, Planet Positive Ventures

Lucy Almond


Kel Currah

What World Strategies and G7 Task Force Chair

Alden Meyer

ICP Hub Climate Lead on G7/G20

Sam Myers

Principal Research Scientist, Harvard University Center for the Environment

Ana Belén Noriega Bravo

Secretary General, PEFC Spain

Cherop Soy

Eco Warrior Kenya

Dan McClure

Innovation Ecosystem

Jennifer Wilde

Response Innovation Labs

John Granholm

Managing Partner, Mandeleo

Mamta Borgoyary

Director, FXB India

Ken Caplan

Partnerships in Practice

Barbara Gray

The Pennsylvania State University

Lea Stadtler

Grenoble Ecole de Management

Leda Stott


Charlotte Kirby

Partnership Champion

Navroop Sahdev

Digital Economist

Jean Ayoub

Secretary General, ISS

Eugenia Coman

Advocacy Advisor

Emily Woollaston

Societal Data Innovator

Rune Kirt

Innovation Expert

Carl-Oscar Lawaczeck

Sustainable Travel Expert

Peter Hall

Sustainable Energy Expert

Markus ElKatsha

Urban Expert

James Ehrlich

Academic Entrepreneur

Samira Khan

Sustainability Champion

Rayan Kassem

West Asia Regional Director, Youth4Nature

Paul Zakariya

Executive Director, Zimbabwe Farmers Union

Cristina Rumbaitis del Rio

Action Track Co-Manager for the Global Commission on Climate Adaptation, World Resources Institute

Kati Partanen

Facilitator and Chair of the Women's Committee, World Farmers' Organisation

Theo De Jager

President, World Farmers Organisation

ceris jones

Climate Change adviser

Caitlin Hafer

Co-Founder, What The Hack

Sophie Benoit

C0-Founder, What The Hack

Worth MacMurray

Governance & Compliance Initiatives Expert

James (Chip) Cottrell

Holland & Knight LLP

Pramisha Thapaliya

Youth Ambassador, Real Food Systems

Yousra Mshmsh

Artist, Youth Activist and Entrepreneur

Eric Dawson

Co-founder, Peace First

Antoine Terrien

Country Manager, Red Cross Ukraine

Titte Obelitz Søe

International Advisor at Danish Red Cross

Rachel Lang

Manager, Education Products, Project Learning Tree

Paul Robitaille

Director, Indigenous and Youth Relations Project Learning Tree Canada

Enda Keane

CEO, Treemetrics

Jose Luis Tome

Forestry Engineer, Agresta

Barney Swan

Founder, ClimateForce

Valeria Drigo

Policy Lead, Global Network of Civil Society Organisations for Disaster Reduction

Sille Krukow

KRUKOW - Behavioral Design Team

Sheela Patel

Founding Director, Society for Promotion of Area Resource Centres

Wendy Pekeur

Founder and Leader, Ubuntu Rural Women and Youth Movement

Chandran Nair

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Global Institute for Tomorrow

Alicja Mosbauer

The Digital Economist

Jenn Bonine

AI AppStore

Dr Maha Hosain Aziz

Visiting Fellow, the Institute of Global Affairs at the London School of Economics.

Sabrina Herold

Managing Director, MYBLUEPLANET

Bulbul Baksi

Partnership Brokers Association

Daniel Aronson

Founder, Valutus

Vanessa Garcia Polanco

Federal Policy Associate, National Young Farmers Coalition

Martin Wainstein

Open Earth Foundation, Yale OpenLab and MIT Media Lab

Owen Gaffney

Global Sustainability Analyst, Writer and Head of Media, Stockholm Resilience Centre

Elaine Dezenski

Managing Partner, LumiRisk LLC

Laura van der Zande

Project Manager & Policy Officer, The Club of Rome

Ian Dunlop

Engineer, Writer, and Energy Expert

Tomy Hendrajati

President, Human Initiative

Mark Tait

NGO Senior Consultant, Western Union Business Solutions

David Bent

Strategy Advisor and Edmund Hillary Fellow

ken kragen

Chairman, Hands Around the World

neil morgan

CEO, Hands Around the World


Founder and Organiser, Global Freshwaters Summit

Rudelmar Bueno de Faria

General Secretary, ACT Alliance

Jean-Pierre Danthine

Academic, Paris School of Economics

Debra Boudreaux

Executive Vice President, Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation

May Seitanidi

Academic, Kent Business School, University of Kent, UK and Luis Business School in Rome, Italy.

Robert Swan

2041 Foundation

Sally Ranney

President and Co-Founder, GlobalChoices

Inge Relph


Hannah Graham

Food Foundation

Chloe MacKean

Food Foundation

Phoebe Maina

Dignified Children International

Nicole Lüthi


Ina Paschen


Catriona Gourlay

Peace Nexus

Ignacio Packer

Executive Director, International Council of Voluntary Agencies

Lucy Perkins

Founder, Systems Entrepreneurs Advisors

Adam Bornstein

Lead of Innovative Finance & Systems Change, Danish Red Cross

Paula Gil Baizan

Global Programme Development Manager - Innovation & Digital, the Norwegian Refugee Council

Safia Verjee

Innovation Manager, Kenya Red Cross

Gargi Banerji

Founder-Director, Pragya

Noa Gafni

Executive Director, Rutgers Institute for Corporate Social Innovation

Vincent Subilia

Geneva Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Services

Thomas Hohne-Sparborth

Lombard Odier Investment Managers

Obong Idiong

Africa Prudential Plc

Illia Gorodishchanov

Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine

Daiyoung Jung

Smart City Development Consultant

Silvia Dusa

Bosch Power Tools

David Lais

CEO, Organisation für nachhaltigen Konsum

Helena Knight

Sultan Qaboos University

Heeta Lakhani

Real Food Systems

Zubair Anwar-Bawany

Co-Founder and CEO – Europe, Middle East & Pakistan, Quantum5

Gaëlle Mogli

Founder of ConnectAID, The International Solidarity Network

Wei Zheng

Amity Foundation, China

Tanaji Sen

Executive Director, RedR India

Virginie Lefevre

Program & Partnerships Coordinator, Amel Association International

Andrew Andrea

Founder, Impact17

kristina touzenis

Managing Director, KP&K Impact Solutions

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Global Youth Food Charter

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