Ethical Corporation has an editorial advisory board. Here's who is on the current list.
Ethical Corporation, the 14 year old business intelligence company for sustainability, with 40,000 unique readers a month, has developed a loyal readership among large companies, NGOs, government officials, academia and the vendor community.
The magazine has also built up a network of writers around the world, and continually expands this network. The advisory board provides valuable insight into the topics we could be covering in print, in reports, online and at conferences.
Current members of Ethical Corporation’s Advisory Board include:
Director of Sustainable Business, Marks & Spencer
Mike is Director of Sustainable Business at the retailer Marks & Spencer.
He was part of the small team that in 2007 developed and delivered the company's groundbreaking Plan A, a 100 point, 5 year plan to address a wide range of environmental and social issues.
Reporting to the CEO, Mike is responsible for delivering M&S’ aspiration to be the world’s most sustainable retailer. His job is to work with the M&S leadership team to integrate sustainability into the heart of the business across its global retail channels and supply chains. This includes developing the business case; coaching/mentoring colleagues; changing business processes; customer and stakeholder engagement; and business model innovation.
In May 2011 Mike was named the Guardian’s inaugural Sustainable Business Innovator of the Year. He is Co-Chair of the Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Sustainability Steering Group, Chair of the World Environment Center, a Visiting Fellow at the Smith Centre for Enterprise and the Environment at Oxford University, a Senior Associate at the Cambridge Programme for Sustainable Leadership and sits on BiTC’s Environment Leadership Team. Prior to joining Marks & Spencer in 2000, he worked as an environment manager in the engineering sector and as an environmental consultant. He is a chemistry graduate from Sheffield University. You can follow Mike @planamikebarry.
Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility at Walgreens Boots Alliance
Richard has spent the past 35 years working for a range of Companies on all aspects of the CSR agenda.
The early part of his career was spent in Banking before becoming involved in CSR after the Inner City riots of the early 1980s. After this involvement he held CSR related positions at HSBC, TSB, British Aerospace and ran his own CSR consultancy for five years.
In 2003 he joined Boots and became responsible for all the Company’s CSR activities. Following the merger between Boots and Alliance UniChem and the subsequent Private Equity Buy Out he was appointed Director of CSR.
2014 saw the creation of Walgreens Boots Alliance following the merger between Walgreens in the USA and Alliance Boots. He now has responsibility for CSR globally for this new enterprise.
Head of Brand and Corporate Sustainability, Alcatel-Lucent
Christine Diamente is Head of Brand and Corporate Sustainability at Alcatel-Lucent.
In the Brand function since 2013, she has been leading the company’s brand and advertising activities including identity, tools, naming, messaging, corporate writing, translation and corporate reporting. Since assuming the sustainability role in early 2011, she has been leading the company’s overall sustainability strategy, targets, reporting and stakeholder participation for the economic, social and environmental dimensions including Alcatel-Lucent Foundation. For four years in a row, Alcatel-Lucent has been ranked No 1 in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for the Communications Technology Sector and three times Technology Industry Group Leader. The company has also been the recipient of numerous sustainability awards and ranked “best in class” by key rating agencies. More on www.alcatel-lucent.com/sustainability.
Prior to this role, Christine was Director of Corporate Relations, where she built and led Alcatel-Lucent's Strategic Partner activities with the World Economic Forum (WEF). Her tasks included being Sherpa to the CEO, management leaders and managing end-to-end customer and media relations. She has participated at the Annual Meeting in Davos five times and in over 12 regional meetings worldwide.
Before that, for almost ten years, Christine was Director European Affairs where she led Alcatel- Lucent's corporate representation with European institutions at the highest levels including playing a leadership role in relevant European associations and task forces with EU institutions. She was also a member of Alcatel- Lucent's integration team in Public Affairs, elected Board Member of European Internet Foundation including co-chair of the Programming Committee (2004-2008), elected Vice Chair of Digital Europe Policy Group (2004-2008), a member of the European Commission Task Force on Innovation, Sherpa to CEO and CTO in Brussels Round Table, and a Member of European Ideas Network.
Christine started her career in 1996 with Newbridge Networks in Canada. She graduated with a Master's in the History of Technology and International Relations and a B.A. in History and International Politics from the University of Ottawa. She also completed the Management Acceleration Programme at INSEAD Business School in France.
She speaks English, French, Italian and Spanish fluently and currently.
John D. Edelman
Managing Director, Global Engagement and Corporate Responsibility, Edelman
John Edelman was appointed in 2010 as Managing Director, Global Engagement and Corporate Responsibility, a new position focused on Edelman’s global citizenship, sustainability, and corporate responsibility. He also serves as President of the DJ Edelman Family Foundation.
Edelman leads the firm’s global citizenship initiatives including corporate social responsibility, volunteerism, corporate philanthropy, community engagement, supplier and partnership engagement, environmental sustainability, and corporate reporting. He co-leads the Global Diversity Advisory Group with Claudia Patton, Chief Talent Officer.
Prior to his new appointment, he had served as Managing Director, Global Human Resources since 1995 overseeing global human resources professional staff and operations.
The Holmes Group awarded the 2012 Silver Sabre for PR Agency Citizenship to Edelman. Edelman won a PRSA Silver Anvil in 2000 for excellence in Internal Communication, in recognition of the firm’s global launch of the company’s mission, vision, and values program.
Earlier, he served as Vice President and General Manager in the Edelman office in Dallas. He was a delegate on the Dallas Chamber of Commerce Trade Mission to Japan.
Edelman holds a Master’s degree in Management (MM) in marketing and public management from Northwestern University Kellogg Graduate School of Management. He received a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in political science from Brown University.
He currently is a member of the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship and the Advisory Council for the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB).
Director – Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Hong Kong & Shanghai Hotels
Janice Lao is the Director – Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability at Hong Kong & Shanghai Hotels.
With more than a decade experience on the nexus of sustainable and responsible business issues, she has worked for blue chip companies, local and national governments, NGOs and multinational conglomerates in the transport, energy, extractive, consumer and property sectors. Her expertise lies in embedding and integrating sustainability into the business, rather than just as a traditional add-on – her experience ranges from working on innovative sustainable financing and investment and advising board members and senior management. Her international work experience has taken her around the Asia-Pacific, North American and European regions.
She graduated with an MSc on Environmental Change and Management from the University of Oxford and a diploma in business from the University of Oxford Said Business School. She has been awarded the 2014 FWN Global Most Influential Women of the Year – Emerging Leader; 2015 Global Sustainable Leadership Award and a fellow of the exclusive Pioneers for Change Fellowship Programme in the United Kingdom.
Director of the Doughty Centre for Corporate Responsibility at the Cranfield School of Management, Cranfield University
David Grayson, C.B.E. is director of the Doughty Centre for Corporate Responsibility at the Cranfield School of Management, Cranfield University. David joined Cranfield as director of the new Doughty Centre for Corporate Responsibility in April 2007, after a thirty year career as a social entrepreneur and campaigner for responsible business, diversity, and small business development. This included founding Project North East which has now worked in more than 60 countries around the world; being the founding CEO of the Prince's Youth Business Trust and serving as a joint managing-director of Business in the Community.
David has an Honorary Dotorate of Law from London South Bank University and was a visiting Senior Fellow at the CSR Initiative of the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard (2005-10);
He has served on various charity and public sector boards over the past 20 plus years. These have included the boards of the National Co-operative Development Agency, The Prince of Wales' Innovation Trust and the Strategic Rail Authority.
He chaired the National Disability Council and the Business Link Accreditation Board; in each case appointed by the Major Government and re-appointed by the Blair administration.
He is currently chairman of the national charity Carers UK championing the role of 6.5million Britons caring for a loved one; and is a former chairman of one of the UK's larger social enterprises and largest eldercare providers, Housing 21(www.housing21.co.uk) during which the organisation made corporate history by becoming the first-ever not-for-profit successfully to acquire a publicly quoted group of companies. David received an OBE for services to industry in 1994 and a CBE for services to disability in 1999.
The Guardian has recently named David as one of the top ten tweeters on sustainable leadership alongside Al Gore, Tim Cook - CEO of Apple, Sheryl Sandberg - Facebook's COO and Kumi Naidoo - the Heed of Greenpeace International.
Director and Principal Sustainability Consultant, PIE Strategy Limited
Natalie Chan is Director and Principal Sustainability Consultant of PIE Strategy Limited, a boutique consultancy that specialises in helping companies develop and integrate bespoke sustainability strategies and implementation frameworks that align with their businesses and brands.
Natalie has close to 15 years of experience in corporate responsibility and sustainability management. She worked at the Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels where she led the Group’s global strategy on corporate responsibility and sustainability. Reporting to the CEO, Natalie worked with HSH’s management teams around the world in setting up the sustainability function and devising the Group’s long-term vision for sustainable luxury. In her five-year tenure with HSH, she led the Group to become a Global Reporting Initiative’s G4 Pioneer and part of CDP’s Climate Disclosure Leadership Index for the region in 2014.
Prior to HSH, Natalie was with Swire Pacific Group, managing group‐level corporate responsibility policies and strategies. Swire is one of Hong Kong’s leading listed companies, with diversified interests in five operating divisions: Property, Aviation, Beverages, Marine Services and Trading & Industrial. She also served as Hong Kong staffer at APEC Business Advisory Council during her tenure with Hong Kong Trade Development Council, a quasi-government body promoting external trade for Hong Kong.
Natalie serves on a number of government and industry committees in the area of sustainability and social responsibility. She is a Certified Carbon Auditor of The Association of Energy Engineers (AEE), and holds a Master’s degree in Corporate Environmental Governance from the University of Hong Kong.
Director of Open Programmes, University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership
Aris is responsible for CISL’s open executive education programmes where he helps companies understand the implications and possibilities that sustainability creates for business. He is the global director for The Prince of Wales's Business & Sustainability Programme (BSP) which trains approximately 150 leaders from some of the world’s most influential organisations on global sustainability trends every year. Aris also contributes to CISL’s work on low-carbon transition, resource security, sustainable finance and new business models.
He was previously a senior advisor at the pioneering think-tank AccountAbility working at the forefront of strategy, engagement, governance and innovation for sustainable business. He has collaborated with the IFC and the UN Global Compact to promote sustainable finance and sustainable business in emerging markets, with particular focus in Brazil and India.
He is a trained economist and journalist and began his career writing for an international news department and reporting on social tensions in Greece.
Assistant Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, London Business School
Prof. Ioannou is a strategy scholar whose research focuses on Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). More specifically, he seeks to understand whether, how, and the extent to which the modern business organization contributes towards building a sustainable future. His academic work evolves around two main themes: a) understanding how investment analysts, and the public equity markets, perceive, evaluate and react to corporate engagement with, and integration of, environmental and social issues into strategy and b) understanding the multiple factors (e.g. institutional, regulatory, behavioural) that may affect, drive or hinder, the corporate decision to adopt environmentally and socially responsible strategies.
Prof. Ioannou regularly publishes in top-tier peer-reviewed academic journals including the Strategic Management Journal, Management Science, Organization Science, The Accounting Review and the Journal of International Business Studies. He is currently a member of the Editorial Board of the Strategic Management Journal and in 2015 received an Outstanding Editorial Board Member Award for his service. He is also active on social media and a frequent contributor to articles in the popular and managerial press including outlets such as the Financial Times, The Guardian, and Forbes. In further recognition of his impactful work, Prof. Ioannou has been shortlisted for the Future Thinker Award of Thinkers50, the first-ever global ranking of management thinkers whose mission is to recognize ideas that have the power to change the world.