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She advocates for mindful lifelong learning, OER-innovative EDTech, social entrepeneurship, and global sustainability.
PhD, University of Massachusetts Boston, Business Administration under the National Science Foundation IGERT Fellowship
MA, New Mexico State University, Sociology
BA, Heritage University, English and American Cultural Studies
Nichole Wissman-Weber is an Assistant Professor of Management at the University of San Diego School of Business, where she studies processes of climate adaptation and teaches strategy. Nichole’s commitment to environmental issues was cultivated while growing up in the Yakima Valley of Washington State, where the juxtaposition of community and the wilderness of the Cascade Mountains made the interconnection between environmental issues and justice hard to ignore.
In Nichole’s practice-based endeavors, she has organized and facilitated multi-stakeholder events, consulted on sustainability projects, worked in applied policy and research, and volunteered as a certified conflict mediator and in international ecological restoration programs.
Currently, Nichole’s attention is on climate adaptation. H can we integrate regenerative practices into current business models? Along with her research, she is developing two projects (1) Ark 2.0 a platform to amplify community-based sustainability efforts and (2) the Environmental Integration Lab at the University of San Diego to engage students and faculty in interdisciplinary solutions to environmental problems.
Viviana Jiménez is a sustainability expert specialised in corporate strategy, sustainable growth, corporate responsibility, and international conservation. She has guided global organisations in identifying and implementing strategic drivers for improved organisational management and purpose-driven leadership.
Viviana has worked on the intersection between sustainability and business with the University of Oxford, led the UNEP Convention on Migratory Species in North America, and worked with a number of charities to further environmental conservation and social equity. She was also an international markets securities trader in Bogotá, Colombia.
Viviana holds an MSc in Environmental Change and Management at the University of Oxford, and a BA in Finance, Government, and International Relations from Universidad Externado de Colombia. She studied International Environment and Development at American University and Non-profit Management at Georgetown University.
JP Andrew is a shark attack survivor and ecology advocate with a background in advertising , education and e-learning.He is an award winning art director and graphic designer.
I start waves to make big things happen. I believe in a world of possibilities and I am blessed with contagious energy that enables me to drive positive movement.
“It is my conviction that knowledge comes before change; to enhance the transition towards a clean economy we need to share insights and views and reevaluate our personal role in society. The time to act is now”
a Dutch and USA print and online magazine covering positive news
and new developments worldwide that support mankind to move towards a healthier, happier and juster world.
She has been involved with many non-profit foundations and ran one ofthe most successful fundraising campaigns in
The Netherlands at the time of the war in Kosovo (Knuffels voor Kosovo).
Bonnie serves on the Standard Committee for The Non-GMO Project and is a board member of the Hela Bima Rice Project. She’s also the founder of Pomegrant, an online collaborative philanthropy platform.
Former management functions at Dutch Railways, Eneco Group, Van Gansewinkel. Master Bussiness Administration, Corporate Social Responsibility.
She believes in a South African saying: “..If you want to go fast, go alone, if you want to go far, go together”
She was Minister of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment for the Labour Party from February 2007 – February 2010. Her background is primarily related to industry, working as a consultant for many years with more than 150 companies on the implementation of sustainable entrepreneurship and corporate social responsibility. Moreover, she worked as part-time professor since 1990.
She was and still is member of various (inter) national advisory boards of the government, industry and non-profit organisations.
Drs. in Criminology at Leiden University, The NetherlandsM.A. University of California, Berkeley. USA. TV-Journalism & Photo-Journalism. B.A. at Law, Leiden University, The Netherlands
Renée has worked for Dutch television as a Director, Producer and Camera-person for 35 years. Many of her documentaries were selected at International Film Festivals. As a photographer, Renée has worked for Magazines and Newspapers in Holland, the US, and South Africa. She was a member of Gamma Liaison in New York, now called Getty
He is Co-founder and relations manager of the Young Club of Rome. His mission is to connect people and encourage initiatives to make the world a better, more beautiful and greener place. Allard is a green chemical engineer and networker for over 15 years of experience. He likes to focus on transformational change through tangible action, and sustainable energy.