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Advisory Council

Advisory Council provides objective input on strategy, political landscapes, outreach efforts and connections to their diverse, international professional networks reflecting each member’s unique professional expertise and geographic area.

Market Development and Financing
Lee West began his career in money management in 1984 with Wall Street firms acting in various investment advisory capacities and financial services businesses. Through his various companies, he held and holds interests in CleanTech, Environmental Market Technologies, Equity Market Trading... Learn more
Environmental Auditor
Edwin Aalders has 20 years of experience as an assessor in Environmental Auditing and accreditation.  In 2004 he became the Director of the International Emission Trading Association (IETA) which he held till 2009.  In addition to his role as Director of IETA he held the role of Acting CEO for the... Learn more
Alyson Slater is the Director of Regional Network and Sustainable Development at the GRI. She brings over 15 years of experience in both corporate social responsibility and international development. Before returning to the GRI in 2014 she spent five years in Asia on various assignments, including... Learn more
David Antonioli serves as Chief Executive Officer of the VCS where he oversees all aspects of the organization and works with the VCS Board to chart the future course of the organization. With more than two decades working on environmental issues, Mr. Antonioli’s leadership and vision have helped... Learn more
Ingo Puhl, Project Developer Forum / South Pole Carbon Asset Management holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering and Management. He has been in the carbon market for 15 years in various capacities. He is currently in charge of South Pole’s work on scaled-up carbon market mechanisms including... Learn more
Sarah Hobson brings her long experience of working with community-based initiatives and rural women’s organizations in West Africa, South Asia, and Iran, particularly on issues of food systems and agro-ecological policy and practice. She is founder and advisor to Open Channels (UK) and a Senior... Learn more
Sylvia Low serves as Manager, Corporate Responsibility Asia Pacific for Hilton Worldwide. She is responsible for driving the strategy, development and activation of the company’s global Corporate Responsibility strategy – Travel with Purpose™ - at the Asia Pacific level. Travel with Purpose™... Learn more
Wangu Mutua has a Masters degree in Project Planning and Management, and a Bachelor degree in Economics. She is currently working as a Deputy Programme Director for Swedish Cooperative Centre and Vi Agroforestry in Nairobi. She has previously been working as a project manager coordinating field... Learn more
Kevin Whitfield is the Head of the African Treasuries Carbon and Financial Products Unit of Nedbank Capital, South Africa, and is responsible for the creation and management of new business in the African Treasury space, as well as all Carbon related and Green initiatives.   Kevin’s duties also... Learn more
Dr. Eija Pehu joined the Agriculture and Rural Development Department of the World Bank in 2000 as an Advisor on Science, Technology and Innovation. She leads the Department’s program on sustainable agriculture  with special  focus  on  agricultural research  and  innovation  including  ... Learn more
Rachel O’Reilly has pioneered the development of the voluntary carbon market in the US and beyond working with companies like Audi, PUMA, Microsoft, Hershey’s, and Coca-Cola. Rachel works with these corporations to design and execute plans to achieve her client’s sustainability and corporate... Learn more

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