Speakers & Facilitators
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Wim Bartels (in-person)
Partner Sustainability, Deloitte
The world needs initiatives such as r3.0 to keep driving the efforts towards a real sustainable economy, already for a full decade now. I am pleased to be engaged in the progressive thinking of r3.0 that effectively is just common sense.
Wim Bartels is an accountant who has been active in sustainability since 2003. He focused for a long time on reporting and assurance for major listed companies across Europe. Since 2016 he has been a member of the Task force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures and focuses further on the financial implications from climate change for companies. He currently serves as the Chair of the Sustainability Policy Group and is a member of the Sustainability Reporting Board of EFRAG.
Bill Baue (online)
Senior Director, r3.0
The r3.0 Conference takes place this year on the cusp of a number of thresholds: r3.0’s transition from its first decade of establishing our “brutally honest” voice (to quote the WBCSD) into our second decade of deepening our impact; our broader field’s struggle to transcend incrementalism into systemic transformation; our broader culture’s necessary shift from self-destruction into potential redemption, if we all find the courage to be brutally honest with ourselves. The r3.0 Conference has gained a well-deserved reputation as a place for this kind of collective truth-telling.
As an internationally recognized expert on ThriveAbility, Sustainability Context, and Online Stakeholder Engagement, Bill designs systemic transformation at global, company, and community levels. A serial entrepreneur, he’s co-founder of a number of companies and initiatives: ThriveAbility Foundation, Sustainability Context Group, Convetit and Sea Change Radio. He works with organizations across the sustainability ecosystem, including AccountAbility, Audubon, Ceres, GE, Global Compact, Harvard, UNCTAD, UNEP, Walmart, and Worldwatch Institute.
Suzanne Bowles (in-Person)
Chief Strategist, Cattail Strategy
Looking forward to finding resonance in a landscape of difference to increase the value of all of our work. Coming with curiosity and openness.
For 20 years Suzanne has co-created liberation funding and financing models with movements that shift power toward equity and wellbeing. For this panel, Suzanne will present Labs for Humanity, an initiative was brought to consciousness during the first months of the pandemic with two other tranforamtion leaders, Aissata M.B. Camara and Jeronimo Calderon. Labs for Humanity, and it’s nested exploration the Indigenous World Bank, has become a case study for the R3.0 Funding Governance Blueprint. It presents a bold and novel approach to rethinking our global systems of economy and governance through margin centered design. It creates a space of repair and liberation where forcibly hidden truths and ways of being can inform new ways ot thinking about the possibilities of our time.
She is a published thought leader on capital transformations and economic democracy, a conscious social change maker, a student of the EF Schumacher Society, a founding member of Catalyst 2030.
Marta Ceroni (in-Person)
Co-Director, Academy for Systems Change; Lead, Donella Meadows Project
On the 50th Anniversary of Limits to Growth, the groundbreaking work of Donella (Dana) Meadows only grows ever more important, as her passionate and deeply informed encouragement for humanity to transcend incrementalism has gone largely unheeded — with devastating consequences. So I’m glad to continue honoring Dana’s legacy by speaking at the r3.0 Conference, where the community is likewise moved to leverage ecological and social constraints to inspire innovation.
Marta Ceroni is the co-director of the Academy for Systems Change, a nonprofit that supports organization- and community leaders in their capacity to shape more equitable and sustainable futures through peer learning and a focus on awareness-based systems change.
With a doctorate in forest ecology, over the years Marta has become interested in economies that prioritize communities and nature. Before her current position, Marta worked as a Research Professor for 10 years at the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics at the University of Vermont. She is also a writer, a dancer, and a community cultivator. Her ancestral home is in the Po River Valley, in northern Italy, her current home is on the New Hampshire side of the Connecticut River, USA.
Ana Rosa de Lima
Founder, Meli Bees
Since my very first contact with r3.0, in Amsterdam in 2018, I was very inspired by the event, the people I could connect to and the new learnings about multicapitalism. I am incredibly honoured to join authors of books I read and resonate with and also share a bit of my journey, including Meli Bees, with this amazing group of people.
A passionate connector developing activities with socioenvironmental positive impact, Ana Rosa grew up in the Arc of Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon. She witnessed the destruction of the forest and how it is connected with land conflicts and human rights abuses. Based on her local experience, she initiated and directs the non-profit organization Meli Bees Network gUG to support vulnerable communities to lead activities for land and people to flourish.
Farhad Ebrahimi (online)
Founder & President, Chorus Foundation
As an abolitionist not only in terms of police and prisons, but also with respect to private philanthropy, I’m excited to share the story of the Chorus Foundation as a case study in what a just transition for the philanthropic sector might look like.
Through his work with Chorus, Farhad is most interested in the question of how private philanthropy might play a role in putting itself out of business. Which is to say, how can the redistribution of extracted and consolidated wealth support the transition to a world in which such wealth is no longer extracted and consolidated in the first place? It is in this context that Chorus will be spending down its entire endowment by 2023.
Farhad’s family history has been defined by multiple cultures, nationalities, political revolutions, and refugee experiences. To say that his parents talked politics at home when he was growing up would be an understatement, and the experience of being a first-generation Iranian American throughout the 1980s had a profound impact on Farhad in ways that he’s still unpacking. These early experiences – combined with a lifelong love of punk and subversive art in general – have defined a political trajectory that has informed both his personal and professional outlook.
Farhad is also a musician, a lover of film and literature, and an occasional bicycle snob. He graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2002 with a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics with Computer Science, and he lives with thirteen adults and five children on Tongva land in Los Angeles.
Tariq Fancy (online)
Founder & CEO, The Rumie Initiative; Former Chief Investment Officer, Sustainable Investing, BlackRock
In the past year or so, I have joined a chorus of voices critiquing the inherent incrementalism, exaggerated marketing, and missed promises of ESG today, as well as the danger that the mismatch between expectations and reality is burning valuable time and distracting from more expensive but effective systemic interventions led by elected governments. I’m looking forward to engaging in this conversation and I thank r3.0 for hosting this event and focusing it on the most pressing issues around how business and finance can help rather than hurt our societal ESG goals.
Founder & CEO of Rumie, an education technology non-profit whose free microlearning tools make building skills fun and easy and is used in >200 countries today. Try it out for yourself: Rumie.org.
Previously BlackRock’s first-ever Chief Investment Officer of Sustainable Investing (2018-2019). Also spent a long career in investment banking, private equity investing, and building and managing investment teams and strategies.
Melanie Goodchild (online)
Research Fellow, Waterloo Institute for Social Innovation and Resilience
I am enthusiastic and honoured to speak about the idea of “relational systems thinking” as a complexity mindset to support regenerative education, informed by Indigenous wisdom.
Melanie Goodchild is an Anishinaabe (Ojibway) complexity and systems thinking scholar. She is moose clan from Biigtigong Nishnaabeg and Ketegaunseebee First Nations. Melanie is currently a PHD candidate in Social & Ecological Sustainability at the University of Waterloo and is a Research Fellow with the Waterloo Institute for Social Innovation & Resilience. She is a proud member of the Iron Butt Association riding her Harley-Davidson motorcycle 1000 miles in 24 hours! Melanie is a faculty member with the Academy for Systems Change, the Wolf Willow Institute for Systems Learning and the Presencing Institute. She is an Advisor to the new Systems Awareness Lab at MIT. Melanie is an alumna of the IWF Leadership Foundation’s Fellows Program (2015-16 class) sponsored by Harvard Business School and INSEAD.
Michelle Holliday (online)
Author, The Age of Thrivability
I’m thrilled to speak again at the annual r3.0 conference. Acting from the reality of our integrated, living context is absolutely vital, as r3.0 and its community has advocated for a decade. Not only will incrementalism fail to respond to that reality; it doesn’t satisfy the yearning in our own hearts. It’s an honor to bring stories of regions and sectors that are putting life’s ability to thrive at the center of their collective action.
Michelle Holliday is a consultant, facilitator, author and researcher. Her work centers around “thrivability” — a set of perspectives and practices based on a view of organizations and communities as dynamic, self-organizing living systems. With this understanding, we recognize that we can create the fertile conditions for life to thrive at every level – for individuals, for organizations as living ecosystems, for customers, community and biosphere. To that end, Michelle brings people together and helps them discover ways they can feel more alive, connect more meaningfully with each other, and serve life more powerfully and effectively through their collective action. In other words, she invites people into the informed intention and practice of stewarding life.
Her research, perspectives and practical experience are brought together in the highly acclaimed book, The Age of Thrivability: Vital Perspectives and Practices for a Better World, as well as in a popular TEDx talk. She also publishes reflections regularly in her blog, Thoughts on Thrivability, and on social media.
With a Master’s Degree in International Marketing and a Bachelor’s Degree in Russian Studies, Michelle brings a diverse experience base to this work. She spent the first part of her career in brand strategy, working internationally for Coca-Cola and H.J. Heinz. The second part of her career focused on employee engagement, consulting for a range of organizations in Washington, DC. More recently, as part of the global Art of Hosting community of practice, she has designed and hosted hundreds of transformative conversations for clients and the public, from 5 to 500 people. Now, after living in 19 cities, including Moscow, London, Paris, New York and a small town in Scotland, she combines brand strategy, employee engagement, hosting and more in her home base of Montréal and around the world.
Nena Jain (in-Person)
Project Manager, Regen Foundation
I’m excited to present the case study for the Funding Governance for Systemic Transformation Blueprint on Regen Foundation’s enDAOment program whose aim is to achieve network security by bringing in diverse representatives and stakeholders on-chain who will hold significant influence in governance proposals on the Regen Network.
Nena is a young eco-feminist, who has worked across different parts of the world in the intersection of gender, environment, and equitable societies. She is a part of the Regen Foundation team and holds the title of a Project Manager. As a part of her role in the organization as well as in the larger ReFi space, she wishes to shed light on the existing inequalities in web3 community and aims to make it more inclusive and equitable space for marginalized communities.
Global Head of Advisory, Reporting & Engagement at ABN AMRO Bank
For years the r3.0 conference has been a yearly highlight for me, and celebrating r3.0’s 10th anniversary this year in Amsterdam at an in-person gathering is no difference. I will speak about ABN AMRO’s continuous improvements to integrated thinking and reporting and the successes made in the last years and will reflect with others what we have achieved in the last decade and what’s still ahead of us.
Tjeerd Krumpelman is Global Head of Advisory, Reporting & Engagement at ABN AMRO. With more than 18 years of experience in the banking sector he started as a private banker, investment advisor and later on as Head of Investment teams. He is currently working within ABN AMRO Corporate Strategy & Sustainability department. He heads up a team that is responsible for ABN AMRO’s sustainability strategy, stakeholder management and integrated reporting. Their focus is on assessing materiality, integrated thinking and reporting, communication and engagement.
Ashley Marchand Orme (online)
Director, Corporate Equity, JUST Capital
Given the multi-century legacy of racial inequality that persists across public and private institutions, including corporations, it is time for companies to embrace the goal of achieving racial equity as a social norm. I’m honored to speak at the r3.0 Conference and share about our work with r3.0 on the Corporate Racial Equity Alliance’s development of racial equity corporate performance standards.
Mark McElroy (in-Person)
Founding Director, Center for Sustainable Organizations
Context-Based Sustainability has always, by definition, transcended incrementalism, so I look forward to sharing the roots of my discussions about thresholds & allocations with Dana Meadows over two decades ago, when I chaired her institute, as a foundation for discussing possible futures of post-incrementalism.
Mark W. McElroy, PhD is the creator and world’s leading practitioner of Context-Based Sustainability, a pioneering implementation of the Sustainability Context principle for measuring, managing and reporting the performance of organizations. He is also co-creator of the MultiCapital Scorecard, the world’s first context- and capital-based triple bottom line (TBL) accounting method. Dr. McElroy’s innovations in the field have influenced the development of context-based tools, methods and metrics on multiple fronts, including the Science-Based Targets initiative and SAI’s Certified TBL program, a new credential for cutting-edge accounting functions.
More recently, Dr. McElroy was appointed special advisor to the United Nations on a 4-year project to help develop a new set of context-based sustainability indicators for use by organizations around the world. He also recently unveiled an implementation of the MultiCapital Scorecard for the Doughnut Economics concept, the first context-based scorecard for use at the population or macro-economic level. He is a former KPMG partner, the Founding Director of the Center for Sustainable Organizations, and a co-founding principal of Thomas & McElroy LLC, home of the MultiCapital Scorecard.
Jennifer Dhyana Nucci (online)
Founder/ Owner, Breath of Being
Bodies have individual thresholds that help us to live within healthy limits: breath capacity, range of motion, available energy, attention span… And we are constantly allocating time and energy for the maintenance and growth of our bodymind wellness: when and how to eat and sleep healthfully; when and how to nurture full range of motion; when and how much to push our edges physically and mentally… All the parts affect the whole, for better or for worse. When we are still for too long, hindering circulation, both the body and mind become stagnant and suffer. When we move and breathe the body mindfully, all the parts, including the thinking brain, become smarter and healthier. The choice is wholeness, not maximizing one part of the body at the expense of the other parts. I’m excited to support our fully embodied presence during the r3.0 Conference this year with mindful movement practices that build health and body integration of this vitally important exploration of thresholds and allocations.
Jennifer has been teaching yoga and meditation for over 25 years. She’s trained in Hatha, Prana, and Taoist Yoga, as has taught all ages and all levels of practice. She’s a massage therapist and is trained in Herbalism-both Chinese and Western- Non-Violent Communication, trauma recovery, emotional release therapy, and Ayurvedic health.
Ben Roberts (online)
Co-Founder, The Conversation Collaborative & Co-Author, r3.0 Funding Governance for Systemic Transformation Blueprint
I look forward to sharing some of what we learned via the Funding Governance Blueprint initiative about regenerative approaches to allocating money, and to inviting people to engage in the work that is being catalyzed as a result.
Ben Roberts is a process artist and network weaver who works in service to systemic transformation, inspired by large group conversation methodologies and the internet’s power to support new possibilities for dialogue, both virtually and in-person. Much of his current work focuses on the use of such dialogic processes, in combination with new models of governance, to gather and allocate pools of money in collaborative ways. He is a steward of the Thriving Resilient Communities Collaboratory, the founder and lead convener of the Now What?! global gathering and gift economy, a member of the Global Council of the Regenerative Communities Network, and a founding member of that network’s Connecticut River Valley Bioregional Collaborative.
Dr. Vandana Shiva (online)
Founder, Navdanya Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Ecology and President, Navdanya International
While the 1% tries to convince us that incremental shifts from the status quo are sufficient, we who recognize the oneness of humanity and nature recognize the need for a just transformation to live with respect for the Planetary Boundaries and Social Foundations. I look forward to sharing with the r3.0 Conference community how my thinking on Ecofeminist Economics from the Thrive book chapter intersects with r3.0’s thinking from their chapter on System Value.
Dr. Vandana Shiva is trained as a Physicist and did her Ph.D. on the subject “Hidden Variables and Non-locality in Quantum Theory” from the University of Western Ontario in Canada. She later shifted to inter-disciplinary research in science, technology and environmental policy, which she carried out at the Indian Institute of Science and the Indian Institute of Management in Bangalore. In 1982, she founded an independent institute, the Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Ecology in Dehra Dun dedicated to high quality and independent research to address the most significant ecological and social issues of our times, in close partnership with local communities and social movements. In 1991, she founded Navdanya, a national movement to protect the diversity and integrity of living resources, especially native seed, the promotion of organic farming and fair trade. In 2004 she started Bija Vidyapeeth, an international college for sustainable living in Doon Valley in collaboration with Schumacher College, U.K. Dr. Shiva combines the sharp intellectual enquiry with courageous activism. Time Magazine identified Dr. Shiva as an environmental “hero” in 2003 and Asia Week has called her one of the five most powerful communicators of Asia. Forbes magazine in November 2010 has identified Dr. Vandana Shiva as one of the top Seven most Powerful Women on the Globe. Dr. Shiva has received honorary Doctorates from University of Paris, University of Western Ontario, University of Oslo and Connecticut College, University of Guelph. Among her many awards are the Alternative Nobel Prize (Right Livelihood Award, 1993), Order of the Golden Ark, Global 500 Award of UN and Earth Day International Award. Lennon ONO grant for peace award by Yoko Ono in 2009, Sydney Peace Prize in 2010, Doshi Bridgebuilder Award, Calgary Peace Prize and Thomas Merton Award in the year 2011,the Fukuoka Award and The Prism of Reason Award in 2012, the Grifone d’Argento prize 2016 and The MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity 2016, Veerangana Award 2018, The Sanctuary Wildlife Award 2018, International Environment Summit & Award 2018 and Amrita Devi Award 2021.
Ralph Thurm (in-Person)
Managing Director, r3.0
We are excited to offer r3.0’s international conference in 2022 as a FREE event for the first time, while also celebrating r3.0’s 10th anniversary. This conference comes at a decisive moment in time, as we observe and personally all feel the further collapse of our Old Order, and being in dire need for a regenerative & distributive economy to replace it. This year’s conference looks into successes made on many front, helping us to envision how the New Order can come into being. How can we transcend incrementalism, how can we educate for transition, what is the funding governance model for systemic transformation, and what can we learn from the first 10 years of r3.0 in the light of the rest of this decisive decade for humanity? Come and join us on September 6/7.
Ralph Thurm is one of the leading international experts for sustainable innovation and strategy as well as sustainability and integrated reporting. He is co-initiator, content curator and facilitator of the r3.0 Platform, worked as Director of Engagement for GISR and co-founder of the ThriveAbility Foundation. Earlier, Ralph Thurm held positions as Head of the Sustainability Strategy Council at Siemens, COO of the Global Reporting Initiative and Director of Sustainability & Innovation at Deloitte. Ralph was involved in the development of all four generations of the GRI Guidelines. Furthermore Ralph works in and supports many networks for sustainable innovation as a valued partner and is a member of various Boards and Jury’s. His blog A|HEAD|ahead is a respected source and input for many international discussions.
Dr. Allen White (online)
Vice President and Senior Fellow, Tellus Institute
In the decade since the launch of r3.0, much of its initial agenda has moved from the fringe to the mainstream of sustainability disclosure practices. As enlightened corporations large and small confronting the realities of a turbulent, interconnected world, rethinking their purpose and revamping their reporting practices is becoming foundational to long term prosperity. r3.0 deserves much credit for its leadership role in shaping and advancing this necessary transformation.
Allen White is Vice President and Senior Fellow at the Tellus Institute. In 1997, he co-founded the Global Reporting Initiative and served as its CEO until 2002. In 2004, he co-founded Corporation 20/20, an initiative focused on redesigning corporations to sustain social mission. Dr. White has been engaged by the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, USAID, the Pew Charitable Trusts and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the UN Foundation and numerous Fortune 500 companies. He has held faculty and research positions at the University of Connecticut, Clark University, and Battelle Laboratories, and he is a former Fulbright Scholar in Peru. He is a 2018 Medal Laureate of the Society for Progress, INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France.
Dr. White has served on boards, advisory groups, and committees of the International Corporate Governance Network, Civic Capital, Instituto Ethos (Brazil), the New Economy Network, the Initiative for Responsible Investment at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, Business for Social Responsibility and r3.0. He was the principal architect of Ceres’ pioneering standardized environmental reporting framework in early 1990’s. He has published and spoken widely on corporate redesign, governance and accountability.