Tate – Director Cambiar; ChangeBusiness
winner Alan Tate earned a high reputation at the Sydney
Morning Herald, reporting on environmental issues.
In the early 90's he decided to move to the electronic
media and became ABC TV News' environment reporter.
He has worked for the 7:30 Report and Lateline as
well, covering the major national and international
environmental stories of the last decade. He covered
the first Earth Summit in Rio and has recently returned
from covering the second in New York.
with companies to better understand how environmental
and social changes are affecting their operating context,
and to seek opportunities to create competitive advantage
and business value by adjusting to those changes.
Cambiar operates in the unpredictable territory between
non-government organisations’ activism and corporate
rationalism. Cambiar acts as a trusted advisor, developing
clients’ understanding of environmental and social
issues, building their credibility in addressing them,
and assisting with positioning to ensure full advantage
of their actions.
Team with Advisory Board members Molly Olsen and Alan
the dinner for the 2005 Business Leaders Forum
Downing, President of The Institution of Engineers
Downing was elected National President of Engineers
Australia in November 2004. He is a biomedical engineer,
the Dean and Foundation Professor of Engineering at
Adelaide's Flinders University. As National President
for Australia’s peak engineering association,
Professor Downing is focusing on promoting the role
of the engineering profession in advising on national
planning and growth, sustainable development and development
aid. Professor Downing is a strong advocate for the
professional and personal development of young engineers,
having introduced successful workplace experience
programs within an Innovation and Enterprise degree
in engineering at Flinders University.
Andrew has previously held a number
of positions in Engineers Australia including an active
role in the accreditation of engineering courses in
Australia, and has provided guidance on accreditation
matters during visits to six of the ASEAN countries.
As Foundation Professor at Flinders University, Professor
Downing’s research interests are in biomedical
engineering, with particular focus on rehabilitation
engineering, technology for older people, and developing
assistive devices for persons with disabilities.
and Cheryl with Advisory Board member Andrew Downing.
Grear, President Elect of the World Federation of
Barry is an Electrical Engineer with
a long experience in Government Executive positions
covering many appointments related to the built environment.
As a past National President of Engineers Australia
he has had extensive experience in Professional engineering
requirements for graduates and practicing engineers.
Barry was the inaugural Chair of the APEC Engineer
Coordinating Committee and is the current Chair of
the Australian Monitoring Committee for APEC and EMF.
Barry has been active in the World Federation of Engineering
Organisations (WFEO) and the Federation of Engineering
Institutions of South East Asia and the Pacific (FEISEAP)
for more than a decade. Following active involvement
in three Standing Committees, at the General Assembly
of WFEO in 1999 Barry was elected as a National Member
on the Executive Committee, in 2001 was elected as
a WFEO Vice President, and in Novermber 2006 Barry
was elected as the President Elect of WFEO.
Brendan Mackey, Chair of the Earth Charter International
Education Advisory Committee
has a PhD in Plant Ecology from the Australian National
University. He has worked as a research scientist
with the CSIRO and the Canadian Forest Service. He
is currently serving as Chair of the Earth Charter
International Education Advisory Committee, and is
Project Leader (Ecosystem Vulnerability to Change)
in the CRC for Greenhouse Accounting.
theme of Brendan’s research is Ecological Integrity.
A major focus of his research involves investigations
into the significance of landscape ecosystems and
landscape-scale processes in maintaining globally-scaled
life support systems, especially the carbon and water
cycles. Of particular interest is the impact of land
use activity on the functioning of these ecological
systems. Also, we still only have a poor understanding
of the roles of genetic diversity and natural selection
in the continued functioning of ecological systems,
and the consequences of replacing these natural processes
with human engineered management systems. Current
research projects include the development of landscape-wide,
temporally dynamic, multi-agent based, simulation
models of carbon and water fluxes.
is involved with a number of international academic,
professional and outreach activities, including the
Associate Editor for Environmental Conservation, an
international journal of environmental science published
by Cambridge University Press; a member of the IUCN
Commission on Environmental Law (CEL); an inaugural
member of Catholic Earthcare Australia, the environmental
advisory body of the Bishops' Committee for Justice,
Development, Ecology and Peace; and Chair of the Expert
Scientific Committee advising the State Government
of Queensland on conservation planning in Cape York
Walker, CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems
currently working on a research project to investigate
a proposed national collaborative 3 year pilot project
to develop a measurement program for modelling regional
and national sustainable development with the CSIRO.
To date, Brian has authored 1 publication, edited
7 books and has 135 published papers and edited book
to 1999 Brian was the Chief of the Division of Wildlife
and Ecology, CSIRO, Australia after spending 10 years
as Professor of the Department of Botany, and Director,
Centre for Resource Ecology, University of the Witwatersrand,
Johannesburg. Brian was chairman of the Scientific
Steering Committee of the IGBP core project on Global
Change and Terrestrial Ecosystem from 1990-1997 and
chairman of the Board, Beijer International Institute
of Ecological Economics, Swedish Academy of Sciences
from 1999-2002. Currently Brian works part-time as
a research scientist for CSIRO and as the program
director and chair of the Board of Members of Resilience
Bayliss, RMIT Global Sustainability
Caroline is GS@RMIT’s Deputy
Director and works on corporate and commercial initatives.
Caroline’s responsibilities include managing
collaborative and dynamic relationships with GS@RMIT
Founding Partners; coordinating events for Founding
Partners and special projects; and developing projects
and partnerships with the business community. With
Degrees in Arts and Law from Monash University, Caroline
has worked as a solicitor in private practice and
a corporate solicitor.
Before joining GS@RMIT, Caroline worked as Corporate
Affairs Manager at Philip Morris Limited, where her
duties included government and stakeholder relations,
internal communication and involvement in program
approval processes. Central to her role were issues
of corporate, social and environmental responsibility.
Rob Coombs, Caroline Bayliss, Cheryl and Mike at the
National Business Leaders Forum for Sustainable Development.
Dexter Dunphy – Co-author Organisational Change
for Corporate Sustainability (2003)
A professor of business, Dexter grew up in a family
of dedicated conservationists, spending many of his
holidays in the bush. He became a primary school teacher
before moving to Harvard to study sociology and became
an Associate Professor at Harvard University. Today
he is a Professor at the School of Business Management
at the University of Technology in Sydney (UTS), and
is a consultant to some of Australia's leading businesses.
Dexter has worked with Philip Sutton on the publication
Sustainability: The Corporate Challenge of the 21st
Century, and has recently released Organizational
Change for Corporate Sustainability with Andrew Griffiths
and Suzanne Benn, both of UTS.
Frank Fenner, John Curtin School of Medical Research,
Prime Ministers Prize for Science 2002
December 1914. Educated University of Adelaide (MBBS
1938, MD 1942) and University of Sydney (DTM 1940).
MBE (Military) 1944, CMG 1976, AC 1989. Served in
Egypt and New Guinea as an officer of the Australian
Army Medical Corps 1940-46. Haley Research Fellow,
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
1946-48, Rockefeller Travelling Fellow 1948-49, Professor
of Microbiology, John Curtin School of Medical Research,
Australian National University 1949-67, Director of
the School 1967-73, Director, Centre for Resource
and Environmental Studies, Australian National University
Research Prize 1949, Fellow, Australian Academy of
Science 1954, Fellow, Royal Society 1958, Walter Burfitt
Medal, Royal Society of New South Wales 1959, Mueller
Medal 1964, Matthew Flinders Medal 1967, Britannica
Australia Award for Medicine 1967, Foreign Associate,
US National Academy of Sciences 1977, ANZAAS Medal
1980, ANZAC Peace Prize, 1980, Florey Lecture, Royal
Society 1983, Burnet Lecture, Australian Academy of
Science, 1985, WHO Medal 1988, Japan Prize 1988, Copley
Medal (Royal Society) 1995, Senior Australian Achiever
of the Year 1999, Albert Einstein World Award for
Science 2000, Clunies Ross Lifetime Contribution Award
2002, Prime Ministers Prize for Science 2002.
Australian Society for Microbiology 1964-65, Chairman,
Global Commission for the Certification of Smallpox
Eradication, World Health Organization 1977-80, Chairman,
Committee on Orthopoxvirus Infections, World Health
Organization 1981-85. Since 1994 the Frank Fenner
Medal has been awarded for the most outstanding PhD
thesis submitted each year in the John Curtin School
of Medical Research, Australian National University.
Cass, Hunter Lovins, Brendan Mackey and Frank Fenner
for the opening of the Australian Sustainability Initiative.
Wain, CEO Environment Business Australia
been the CEO of EBA since early 1999 and has been
a tireless and highly effective negotiator and lobbyist
on behalf of the industry. Some of the tangible results
of this work include the Environment Industry Action
Agenda, partnership in the Sydney Olympics Business
Club Australia, a new focus by Austrade on the industry
with the appointment of a dedicated specialist, publication
of the Australian Environment Industry Directory,
a significant increase in the association's membership
base, strong working alliances with Environment Australia
and the Department of Industry Science and Resources
and a broadening of the horizons for the Association
- for example we are now working more closely with
the finance, legal, planning and insurance sectors
- some of the key drivers that help to shape the marketplace
for the environment industry.
Fiona played a pivotal role in producing a national
study for the Federal Government on strategies to
develop the full commercial potential of the environment
industry in domestic and export markets. The recommendations
in this report are being developed under the Environment
Industry Action Agenda.
closely with Environment Australia and the Department
of Industry Science and Resources, Austrade - especially
in relation to the Business Club Australia - has demonstrated
the need for strong alliances at national and state
levels. Fiona is committed to bringing together a
number of industry players - associations, companies
and organisations - to seek a more cohesive policy
input from the industry and to develop a stronger
Australian environment industry marketing strategy.
to vision and perseverance, Fiona brings extensive
international experience to the industry having worked
in England, France and Canada in the fast-paced world
of sports marketing. With the very little spare time
that EMIAA activities allow, Fiona still trains for
cross-country, or endurance marathons.
Bourne, CEO WWF-Australia
studied chemistry at the University of Western Australia
under a scholarship from BP Refinery, Kwinana. His
Exploration activities saw him living and working
in the United Kingdom, America, Canada, Ireland, Brazil,
China and Australia.
Seconded to the Prime Minister's Policy Unit at numbern
10 Downing Street in 1988, he was the Special Adviser
on Energy and Transport, and returned to BP in January
1990 to take up the position of Chief Executive, BP
Marine, London. He returned to Australia in October
1992 as President and General Manager - Exploration
and Gas, BP Developments Australia Ltd., with responsibility
for BP Exploration's activities in Australia and Papua
New Guinea. After working overseas as Director BP
Scotland and then Regional Director - Latin America,
based in Caracas; he returned to Australia in January
1999 to become Regional President - BP Australasia
the position from which he retired from BP in September
up his current position as CEO WWF-Australia in October
2004. Greg is also Chair of the Sustainable Energy
Authority of Victoria and a Member of the CSIRO Sector
Advisory Council to the Natural Resource Management
and Environment Sector. He was awarded the Centenary
Medal for services to the environment.
Bourne with the invited delegates to the Hawke
by Charlie Hargroves (tall
one at the back) and Nick Palousis
one at the front).
Lovins, President and Co-Chair, Natural Capitalism
of ‘Natural Capitalism’ and ’Factor 4’, Hunter is
trained as a lawyer, Hunter has managed international
non-profits, created several corporations, and is
in great demand as a speaker and consultant. A member
of the California Bar, she helped establish and was
for six years Assistant Director of the California
Conservation Project (Tree People), an innovative
urban forestry and environmental education group.
She served as Policy Advisor for Friends of the Earth,
Named Henry R. Luce Visiting Professor at Dartmouth
College, Hunter has also taught at dozens of other
when she left to join global academy, she was RMI's
CEO for Strategy. She serves as a Commissioner in
the State of the World Forum's Commission on Globalization.
She was also named one of four people from North America
to serve as a delegate to the United Nations Prep
conference for Europe and North America for the Earth
Harris Olsen and Hunter Lovins (on tour with TNEP)
at the 2005
National Business Leaders Forum for Sustainable Development.
McKnoulty is Chairman of Conics Limited
is Chairman of Conics Limited, a group of consultancies
assisting industry and government to meet the challenges
of growth management throughout Eastern Australia.
Jim specialises in creative partnerships between the
development industry and local authorities to produce
more sustainable developments which are economically
viable and socially cohesive. He offers high level
political and strategic advice to clients and enjoys
excellent working relationships with the Lord Mayor
of Brisbane and the Mayors of South East Queensland
Councils. Jim is the Founding President of the Australian
Green Development Forum and National President of
Greening Australia. In 2007, Jim’s contribution
and commitment to business sustainability was recognised
through the Premier’s Award for Leadership in
Business Sustainability at the Environmental Protection
Agency Awards and Ernst and Young’s Queensland
Entrepreneur of the Year in the Business Services
Cole, Executive Director, Sustainable Industries Division,
Environmental Protection Agency Queensland
is an Executive Director, Sustainable Industries Division,
Environmental Protection Agency Queensland –
and head of its non-regulatory arm, the Sustainable
Industries Division. For twenty years he has served
in a variety of senior public and industry positions
in areas as diverse as technology commercialisation
and community development. John was the founding Chief
Executive Officer of the Environment Management Industry
Association of Australia (now known as Environment
Business Australia) between 1991 and 1998. After that,
he undertook an organisational renovation of the Keep
Australia Beautiful Council in Queensland before joining
the EPA in 1999 as a founding Executive Director.
During the late 1980s he was senior policy advisor
in Canberra. He is a Queensland representative on
the standing committee of the Environment Protection
and Heritage Council of Australia and New Zealand
and the standing committee of the National Environment
Protection Council. As well as co-chairing the Queensland
Government's Ethanol Industry Development Committee,
he also serves on State Government inter-departmental
committees responsible for sugar industry reform,
Queensland's greenhouse gas response strategy, clean
coal technology, and energy policy.
Harriss Olson, Director, Ecofutures
formerly the head of President Clinton's Council on
Sustainable Development and is now the convenor of
the National Business Leaders Forum on Sustainable
Development. Between 1995-97, Ms Olson was President
and CEO of The Natural Step, USA, a non-profit environmental
education organisation working with business leaders.
She was also the US representative on the steering
committee of Sweden-based The Natural Step, International.
worked in the White House as Executive Director of
the President's Council on Sustainable Development.
Appointed by President Clinton in 1993, the 25 member
Council was a groundbreaking partnership whose membership
came from, high-ranking representatives of industry,
government, environment, labour and civil rights organisations.
The Council was commissioned to develop a broad based
national action strategy on sustainable development,
and in March 1996, submitted its report, Sustainable
America: A New Consensus, to President Clinton.
was the sustainability expert for the Opening Plenary
of the World Economic Forum's 2000 meeting in Davos.
She serves on the Boards of the Australia Institute,
Global Action Plan, Clean up Australia, and has also
served on the Boards of the Australian Building Energy
Council, the Environment Management Industry Association
of Australia, the Eco-Efficiency Consultative Group,
The Australian National Committee for the Earth Charter,
and the International Advisory Council for the Foreign
Policy Association. She was the Chair of King Carl
Gustaf's Business Leadership and the Environmental
Symposium, Stockholm, Sweden, and the Myerhoff Visiting
Scholar, Series on Global Civic Responsibility, Goucher
College, Baltimore, NM. "Business Class" Magazine
recently identified Ms Olson as a "Woman to Watch
earned her Bachelor degree in Environmental Studies
and Natural Resource Economics with honours from the
University of California, Santa Cruz. She was a distinguished
Bates Resident Scholar at Yale University where she
earned a Masters in Environmental Policy from the
School of Environmental Studies. In January 1995,
Ms Olson was selected to be a member of the World
Economic Forum's Global Leaders for Tomorrow program,
made up of individuals worldwide born after 1950,
who have distinguished themselves as recognised leaders
in the world community.
McLaren, Regional Manager, Hydro Tasmania Consulting
Following a successful 35 year career in the management
of the design and delivery of major infrastructure
projects with the Federal Government and as a Principal
of one of Australia’s major private consulting
organizations, Neil has been appointed Regional Manager
for Hydro Tasmania Consulting. The organization provides
solutions in renewable energy, environment and catchment
management and power engineering throughout Australia
and selected regional markets, to clients that share
a vision of innovation and sustainability. Neil is
a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia
and has served as Chair of the Electrical Branch of
the Victorian Division of Engineers Australia.
Perkins, Chief Executive of ACTEW Corporation
has played a leading role in public utility reform
in Australia in the Electricity, Water and Health
Services sectors. In recent times Mr Perkins has been
involved in industry and export development activities
at a local, industry and national level. He is involved
in eleven company boards and Government committees
and is Chairman, Australian Science Festival Ltd,
Chairman, Environment Industry Action Agenda and Barton
Group, and Director and Immediate Past Chairman Environment
Management Industry Association of Australia Ltd (EMIAA),
now Environment Business Australia. Mr Perkins is
also a Companion of the Australian Institution of
Engineers and an Honorary Ambassador for Canberra.
Toyne, Director, Earthmark
is one of Australia's best known environmentalists
and was formerly Head of the Australian Conservation
Foundation. From 1994-1997, Phillip was Deputy Secretary
in the Commonwealth Department of Environment, where
he played a major role in the international policy
arena on issues such as biodiversity, sustainable
development and climate change. Between 1992 and 1994
Phillip was a visiting Fellow at Australian National
University, where he taught environmental law and
policy, wrote the Book "The Reluctant Nation" and
developed the national ABC Radio series based on the
1986 and 1992, Phillip was Executive Director of the
Australian Conservation Foundation, where he led successful
campaigns on mining in Kakadu, the Wet Tropics, Antarctica,
and began the long process of merging green and aboriginal
partnerships. He also developed the National Land
Care program with NFF head Rick Farley, a movement
which has radically changed land use practices in
Australia and which is now moving to Africa and America.
Before ACF, Phillip spent 14 years in the desert,
first as a schoolteacher in a remote aboriginal community
at Haasts Bluff, and then as the first lawyer for
the Pitjantjatjara aboriginal people. During that
time, Phillip successfully negotiated the passage
of the Pitjantjatjara Land Rights Act, and then led
the negotiations for the traditional owners of Uluru
(Ayres Rock) resulting in them receiving title to
the National Park. The leaseback arrangement and the
joint management arrangements for the Park were a
world first, and are used as a model today around
the world in reconciling indigenous and environment
is President of the Australian Bush Heritage Fund
and serves on the Lake Eyre Basin Coordinating Committee.
He is a former member of the National Land Care Advisory
Committee, the Genetic Manipulation Advisory Committee,
Australian Population Council,the Prime Minister's
Ecologically Sustainable Development Round Tables,
and a Murray Darling Basin Commissioner.
Gell, Chairman, Access Environmental
Rob is a
coastal geomorphologist by training; he taught Environmental
Science and Physical Geography at tertiary level,
then for twenty-five years he presented television
weather. In his professional life he works as an environmental
and communications consultant and is Chairman of Access
Environmental Pty Ltd.
He is also a company director, and a published author
and a photographer. He is the President of Greening
Australia Victoria, Chairman of the Mornington Peninsula
and Westernport Biosphere Reserve Foundation Ltd.
And a member of the Victorian Coastal Council. Rob
is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and
an Inaugural Fellow of the Environment Institute of
Australia and New
He is the savewater® ambassador and was Environment
Ambassador to the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games.
Rob Gell is a uniquely qualified individual who has
the respect of government, business, environmental
groups and the community for his approach to sustainable
development. Importantly he is also an excellent communicator
who can get the message across.
Clarke, Founder of the Council for the Encouragement
of Philanthropy in Australia (CEPA)
is most famous for his incredible career in world
long distance running. Ron set 36 Australian and 19
world track records. In 1965, in a period of two months,
Clarke broke 11 world records in 16 races. A performance
still unmatched today by any other athlete in history.
He competed in two Olympics and three Commonwealth
Games and almost killed himself going for gold in
Mexico, collapsing into a coma after finishing sixth
in high altitude conditions. He was voted 'International
Sportsman of the Year' in 1965 and 1966 by the BBC
and the International Association of Sports Writers
(1965), and the French Academy of Sport (1966).
was in Ron's blood, but it was never as important
as his passion for his family and business career.
Retiring from competition in 1970 gave Ron more time
to focus on his flourishing Accountancy career.
with wife Helen, Ron moved to London after purchasing
Cannons Sports Club from a receiver. He lifted membership
of the club by more than 400% before eventually selling
to InterPacific in 1993. During his 13 year stay in
England, Helen and Ron Clarke, together with other
investors, bought a 1712 manor house in Bath which
they successfully developed into a highly successful
Country Club Hotel, Combe Grove Manor.
to Australia in 1996 to create a $185 million eco-nature
resort for InterPacfic on South Stradbroke Island.
Acutely aware of the fragile environment in which
they were working, Ron and his team of architects
and environmental engineers built the COURAN COVE
RESORT with the least possible disturbance to the
islands rare and distinctive plant and animal life.
To date the Resort has received 15 awards for design
and environmental achievements.
Ron began building the $30 million Runaway Bay Sports
Super Centre, an integrated fitness, sports medicine,
dining and hotel complex, completing the project in
Ron Clarke relocated to Melbourne in 2001, to establish
the CEPA Trust, one of the world's largest Philanthropic
Mays, Australian Ethical Investment Pioneer
retired as the Managing Director of Westpac Financial
Services in 2003. Shaun has over a decade of experience
in the financial services industry in Australia and
internationally. Prior to joining Westpac in 1999,
he held senior positions including Chief Investment
Officer of Commonwealth Financial Services and Managing
Director and Chief Investment Officer of Mercury Asset
Management. Shaun is currently a Director of Plan
International Australia Limited, a non-executive Director
of Babcock & Brown Direct Investment Fund, Director
of Investa Properties Limited a Member of the National
Environment Education Council, a Member of the Australian
Stock Exchange Listing Appeals Committee and Member
of the Environment Minister's Round Table. Shaun recently
released the Mays Report on Corporate Sustainability
– an investor Perspective.
Caswell, Global Sustainability Unit, Royal Melbourne
Institute of Technology (RMIT)
2000 Tricia has been the Executive Director of GS@RMIT,
responsible for establishing the Institute and creating
its vision, mission and strategy. She is the public
face of the Institute. Tricia began her working life
as a teacher at secondary, TAFE and tertiary levels.
She became one of the nation's first women trade union
leaders as secretary of the Teachers Trade Union of
Victoria an elected industrial officer at the Victorian
Trades Hall Council, and a member of the ACTU Executive.
From 1992 to 1995 Tricia held the position of Executive
Director of the Australian Conservation Foundation.
From here she went on to be the Executive Director
of PLAN International Australia, an aid and development
organisation. Tricia has been a representative on
many public and private organisations, including UNESCO,
The Australia Council, RMIT University Council and
Chair of Circus Oz.
As a leader
in Global Sustainability in Australia, Tricia has
a number of Advisory and Board positions. These include:
Mining Corporation External Advisory Group
Forum for Corporate Social Responsibility
Council of Australia External Sustainable Development
Share Funds: Sustainability Assessment Advisory
Schools Innovation Commission Board
Lease Victoria Harbour Advisory Group
Melbourne Fund Board
New Guinea Sustainability Development Program Limited
Research Centre for Coal in Sustainable Development
Environmental Labelling Association Advisory Committee
and Chemicals Industry Association Community Advisory
Knowledge Venture Advisory Committee
Business Australia National Executive
Energy and Transport Sector Advisory Council
Valerie Brown, National Institute for Environment,
Australian National University
Val is currently
a visiting fellow in the School of Resource and Environmental
Science and the Centre for Resource and Environmental
Sciences (jointly) at the Australian National University.
As director of the Local Sustainability Project, she
is conducting research programs on local government
management; the introduction of sustainability into
public-health teaching; and whole-of-community decision-making.
Val is author of over 200 research papers and 12 books
on links between human and environmental issues, and
her work can best be summed up as “thinking globally,
R. Stahel, Visiting Professor, School of Engineering,
University of Surrey
Stahel is an alumni of ETH, the Swiss Federal Institute
of Technology, in Zürich, where he received his
diploma in architecture in 1971. He is one of the
founder-directors of the Product-Life Institute (since
1983). Since 1987, he is also director in charge of
risk management research, and vice-secretary-general,
of the Geneva Association (International Association
for the Study of Insurance Economics). Before, Stahel
worked as an architect in London and as a project-manager
at the Battelle Geneva Research Centres, Geneva, Centre
for applied economics, in the fields of business strategy
and feasibility studies. He left Battelle in 1980
to become personal assistant to the CEO of a holding
company with worldwide activities in railway maintenance,
shipping and real estate. In 1982, with a paper "The
Product-Life Factor", Stahel was one of the laureates
of the Mitchell-Prize Competition on sustainable societies
in Houston, TX USA. In 1978, together with Peter Perutz,
he won a first prize in the competition of the German
Future's Society on the issue of job creation. Stahel
has been a member of the first Environmental Council
of the German Railways, Berlin 1996-2000, and of the
Umweltrat of the UmweltBank, Nürnberg, since
its foundation in 1997 (presently as its chairman).
He was member of the Jury of the Sustainable Growth
Awards 1996, 1998 and 1999 of DuPont de Nemours, Wilmington,
DE. He is a member of the Eco-Dream-Team of Interface
Inc, Atlanta GA. Consultant on policies and strategies
of a sustainable development to the European Commission
in Brussels, he participated at its 'Futures 2010'
project, as well as ETAN and STRATA projects on research
policy, risk management and global climate change,
and presently on the issue of sustain-able and competitive
production. He is an associate member of ESTO, the
European Science and Technology Observatory. He works
as a consultant on strategic issues for a number of
large industrial companies (including BP, CORUS, Cookson,
Kodak) as well as SMEs and national and regional governments.
Stahel regularly lectures at universities and conferences
in Europe, Japan and the USA on subjects ranging from
tools such as eco-design, risk management and loss
prevention. His research focuses on strategies and
policies for a more sustainable development, and the
insurability of risks as the 'natural' borderline
between State and the market economy. Among his regular
teaching assignments are the University of Wisconsin-Madison,
Ecole des Mines à Paris, a number of German
and Swiss universities. At present he is a lecturer
at Université de technologies de Troyes in
France. A list of reports, publications and clients
can be found on www.product-life.org.
new book, 'The
Performance Economy' summarizes and updates many
of his previous publications and emphasizes the economic
importance of sustainability.