McKinsey & Company
Oliver Triebel is the Head of the Mindsets and Capabilities Practice at McKinsey & Company and is a member of the German Organization Practice Leadership Group. He began his career at McKinsey in 1993 after receiving his master’s degree in public administration at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, following his diploma in cell and molecular biology at the University of Marburg. At the end of 1999, Oliver Triebel became vice president of Corporate Management Development at Bertelsmann AG, responsible for worldwide recruiting and professional development.
In 2004 Oliver Triebel returned to McKinsey into the new role of Head of Organizational Learning. There he could again bring collected practical experience in management, training and further education, coaching and other HR processes into his consulting. Since 2007, he has taken on a teaching position at the University of Cologne: he lectures students there on the theme “Leadership in Media Enterprises.”
Former mayor of Bogota
Antanas Mockus is a Colombian mathematician and philosopher, as well as a renowned political figure and environmental activist. Born and raised in Colombia to two Lithuanian parents, he spent the first half of his life in academia. He received his master’s degree in philosophy and became a professor at the National University of Columbia, and then eventually served as the president of the university from 1991 – 1993. Mockus then left his role as president of the university to run, successfully, for mayor of Bogotá. He served two terms as mayor: 1995 – 1997 and 2001 – 2003. As mayor, Mockus introduced many flamboyant, effective measures to address Bogotá’s societal problems, especially regarding conservation, pollution, and gender equality.
Corporate Culture Ltd.
Chief Executive Officer
Transformational programmes in relation to sustainability are at the core of Amanda's career both in the public and private sectors. Amanda is the Chief Executive of the cutting edge sustainable business and behaviour change consultancy Corporate Culture. Established 25 years ago, Corporate Culture is one of very few companies that combine expertise in sustainable business, social marketing and employee engagement. As the co-architects of WRAP's Recycle Now campaign and with over 200 successful behavioural change projects in health to cite, Corporate Culture is a leader in making behavioural change programmes happen at scale.
Her career in sustainable business began 15 years ago working with Unilever, and its then large subsidiary Birds Eye Wall’s, on developing and implementing the ground-breaking, international sustainable marine fisheries programme – the Marine Stewardship Council initiative – in partnership with WWF. This was then followed with the development of Birds Eye Wall’s sustainable agriculture programme.
Amanda brings her energy and vision to national and international Advisory Boards including: Business in the Community's 2050 Vision Project launched in March 2011. She is also the Chair of the Behavioural Change Working Group for the University of Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership Sustainable Water Stewardship Collaboratory and one of this year's judge's for the Chartered Institute of Marketing National Awards.
New University of Lisbon - CENSE
Sofia Vaz was born in Lisbon in 1964 where she graduated as environmental engineer (1989). Sofia worked on environmental consultancy and has an MSc in Environmental Technology (1993) from the Imperial College in London. From 1997 up to 2002 she worked at the European Environment Agency in Copenhagen, specializing in environmental policy and environmental emerging issues such as the precautionary principle. From 2003 up to 2007 she undertook a PhD on environmental political philosophy focusing on responsibility and virtue politics. Sofia co-edited the book Late Lessons from early warnings. The precautionary principle 1896-2000 (2001) and Interfaces between Science and Society (2006) and co-authored the book Environmental Ethics and Citizenship (in press). She is currently a researcher on the political philosophical implications of sustainable consumption in CENSE (Centre for Environmental and Sustainability Research), New University of Lisbon.