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Business for Sustainability

EXPERIENCE & PROJECTS

Research Coordinator for TEEB (The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity) Impacts Study

Where: Global 

Role: Research Coordinator

Client: UNEP

Compiled information from TEEB interventions at corporate level, identified and analyzed the impact of TEEB on various large private sector businesses (including e.g. Land Rover, PNB Paribas Asset Management, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Olam, Kering, etc). This included working with the Natural Capital Coalition (which brings together 300 organisations), focusing on embedding natural capital thinking and assessments into the private sector (business and corporate). 

Timeline: December 2019 until June 2020

Links: The Capitals Coalition Website

 

Supported and advised the business sector in Oranjemund, Namibia

Where: Namibia

Role: Advisor and Trainer

Client: University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership

Supported the training on shared value for corporations, including, through workshops, advised businesses on their business models for sustainability as the town was going through a transformation from a single economic dependency (diamong mining) to becoming more economically diverse (e.g. through tourism, local production etc). 

 

Timeline: Five three-day workshops between June 2016 until July 2017

Links: Oranjemund Town Transformation Website

 

Advising on business models toward circular economy

Where: Mexico

Client: Durango Gold

Role: Advisor (unpaid)

Had several coaching sessions and advised on different strategies on changing the business model of an exploration company, including linking to several networks and experts. The company chose to work on incorporating shared value into its business model as a result. 

 

Timeline: December 2020 until June 2021

 

Renewable energy feasibility study for corporate engagement in southern Africa

Where: Southern Africa (SADC region)

Role: Networker and Connector

Client: SAIS and Hermia

Renewable energy fact finding, networking and connector at the PowerGen Conference for Southern

Africa. Conducted pre-conference demand articulation with Finnish companies; attended conference and active contact sourcing; networking and creating strategic linkages between potentials and investment in southern Africa; networking and reporting on renewable energy sector in southern Africa for Hermia Ltd, 15 Finnish Companies interested in renewable energy capacity investment.

 

Timeline: November 2012

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