Meet our Advisory Committee
|Belinda Cleeland||Head of Research and Innovation at ISO||Belinda Cleeland is the Head of Research and Innovation at the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). The Research and Innovation unit has a mission to promote research on the concrete economic, social, and environmental impacts of International Standards, to identify new and emerging areas for standardization, and to promote education about standardization. Being part of this Advisory Committee is a great opportunity to engage with teachers and students of standardization and to raise awareness about the importance of standards for social regulation and sustainable development. Belinda has been with ISO since 2012 and was previously the Head of Technical Policy.
Prior to joining ISO, Belinda worked for four years as a project manager at a small Swiss-based NGO called the International Risk Governance Council, a science-based think tank working to improve the understanding and management of systemic risks with an impact on health, environment, economy, or society in general. She holds a Master’s degree in International Affairs from the Graduate Institute, Geneva, a Bachelor of Arts with Honors (Political Science and French) and a Bachelor of Science (Biochemistry and Genetics) from the University of Melbourne, Australia.
|Jacques Ducrest||Délégué du Conseil fédéral à l’Agenda 2030, DFAE||Jacques Ducrest studied Law at the Universities of Neuchâtel and Mannheim before obtaining a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree from McGill University in Montreal. He has also been admitted to the bar of the Canton of Neuchâtel. Having joined the federal government's diplomatic service in 1998, he completed postings to Manila, Prague and Vienna before joining the Directorate of International Law and then the Division Prosperity and Sustainability DPS at the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs FDFA. The DPS is a division within the State Secretariat which ensures coherence between thematic policy areas and Switzerland's foreign policy. This coordination work focuses primarily on the areas of economics and finance, energy, the environment and health, as well as education and science in a prosperity and sustainability perspective.
Jacques Ducrest has been Deputy Head of the Division Prosperity and Sustainability since 1 September 2017 and oversees a cross-disciplinary approach to current challenges. In this capacity he was appointed in 2019 Delegate of the Federal Council for the 2030 Agenda. He chairs the 2030 Agenda Steering Committee, which is the strategic guiding and coordinating body for sustainable development policy at federal level. He considers that education has a key role to play in the transformation towards a more sustainable world.
|Marie-Amelie Dupraz||Sustainability Manager, Canton Fribourg||How do we ensure that decision-making processes are environmentally friendly and socially responsible? This is an issue I have been working on for more than twenty years, with increasing interest. As a scientific officer at the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment and then as a Head of Sustainability for the Canton of Fribourg, I have a long experience in designing and implementing policies and measures in favor of sustainability, the green economy and sustainable public procurement, in communicating on sustainability issues, in formulating position papers on policy issues related to sustainability at national and and cantonal levels, in supervising complex projects involving multidisciplinary approaches, and in reporting results to decision-makers. My training includes a Master of science (MSc) in Geology at the Fribourg University, and a Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Environmental Management at the EPFL. I took numerous continuing education courses, related to sustainable procurement and sustainable finance specifically. I am currently participating in a Public Governance Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS). To design and implement projects related to sustainability initiatives represents a professional and personal commitment, as well as to support others in doing so.|
|Anthony Miller||Economic Affairs Officer, UNCTAD / Sustainable stock exchange initiative||Anthony Miller is the Coordinator of the United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges initiative and the Focal Point for Corporate Social Responsibility within the Investment and Enterprise Division of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).
He has managed the Sustainable Stock Exchanges initiative since its launch by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in 2009. In 2011, the initiative was named by Forbes magazine as one of the “world’s best sustainability ideas” and today it counts over 100 partner exchanges around the world.
Dr. Miller is a specialist on CSR, corporate governance and responsible investment. He served five years as an expert in the ISO Working Group on Social Responsibility where, as a member of the Integrated Drafting Task Force, he was responsible for drafting significant portions of the ISO 26000 standard. He is a regular contributor to UNCTAD’s flagship World Investment Report, and was lead author of an interagency paper to the G20 “Promoting standards for responsible investment in value chains”.
For over 10 years he served as an annual guest lecturer on CSR and responsible investment at the Centre for Development Studies at Cambridge University. He holds a B.A. from Trent University, Canada, and an M.Phil. and Ph.D. from Cambridge University, England.
|Ana Serbanovic Mendes||
Sustainable Innovation Lead, Wella Company
|My engagement in sustainability started 20 years ago, with cutting-edge scientific research for a PhD in Sustainable Processes. From academia I transitioned to industry; over the last decade, I have been applying and advocating sustainability principles as a Supply Chain Project Manager in large consumer goods companies. Today, I am an engineer by education, a corporate manager by vocation and a sustainability advocate by conviction.
In my work, I focus on advancing two Sustainable Development Goals: Responsible Consumption and Production, and Partnerships for the Goals. More recently, I am also engaged in the philanthropic work of evaluating and coordinating NGO projects supporting women’s empowerment. I strongly believe in Sustainable Development education and its power to bring sustainability in alignment with economic development, as it teaches future leaders that resilient and sustainable businesses depend on respecting finite planetary resources. I am looking forward to participating in this Advisory Committee, to help advance understandings of complex sustainability issues in dialogue with fellow Committee members and Master students.
Manager business helpdesk, ILO
|Emily Sims is a Senior Specialist in the ILO Programme on Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy and manager of the ILO Helpdesk for Business. She has also been involved in drafting of the labour component of various key CSR instruments, including ISO 26000 and the update of the OECD Guidelines, and has provided technical assistance to a range of industry and multi-stakeholder initiatives. She is the author of numerous articles and co-author of two books: Corporate Success through People and Labour-Management Cooperation in SMEs: Forms and Factors. Emily is trained at the graduate level in both law and economics (Juris Doctor, Yale Law School; MSc in economics, London School of Economics). She is on the faculty for the Bocconi University Master in Sustainability and Energy Management; and she is a member of the Responsible Jewellery Council Standards Committee.|