Portfolio: Sunday

Chris Underhill

Chris Underhill MBE

Chris is a leading exponent on global mental health practice, a social entrepreneur, a trainer in community-based facilitation technique, conference speaker, and mentor. He is the founder of BasicNeeds; Action on Disability and Development; and Thrive. Chris chairs the International Centre for Social Franchising, and Carers Worldwide. Chris is a Senior Fellow with the Ashoka Fellowship, a recipient of the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship, and a Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneur. In 2000 Chris received an MBE for his services to disability and development. Chris is currently co-founding citiesRISE, a multi-stakeholder initiative in cities north and south.

Paul Miller

Paul is CEO at Bethnal Green Ventures, an early-stage investor in technology start-ups with a positive impact on society or the environment. He was previously co-founder and CEO of education technology start-up, School of Everything, as well as working for the think tanks Demos and Forum for the Future.

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Paul Jepson

Paul Jepson is course director of the Master of Science in Biodiversity, Conservation, and Management, and Senior Research Fellow with the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment. He transferred into academia from a successful career in conservation management and policy. Paul started out as a local government countryside officer in the UK, and then moved to Indonesia to found the Birdlife Indonesia Programme, before going on to consult for a range of International bodies. His research focuses on conservation governance and in particular: i) theory development to support better conservation practice, ii) the implications of new technological forces, and ii) rewilding policy.

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Ilko Bosman

Ilko Bosman

Ilko Bosman holds a Master’s degree in business information management and a postgraduate degree in IT-auditing. His professional career started in university with starting up his own company. After a career in banking and investment management, he pursued his love for building organisations, and became partner in a start-up company, one of the pioneer companies in 3D printing.

Next to enjoying nature on a bicycle or on foot, Ilko has a passion for building organisations, finding new ways to reach objectives, and turning problems into opportunities. Within Rewilding Europe, he is responsible for developing nature based businesses and supporting these through Rewilding Europe Capital, Europe’s first conservation financing facility.

 

Peter Drobac

Peter is a global health implementer, educator, and researcher. A specialist in infectious diseases and public health, he is the co-founder of the University of Global Health Equity (UGHE), Partners In Health’s ground-breaking new university in Rwanda. As the director of Partners In Health in Rwanda, he helped establish community-based health system incubators that developed care delivery innovations from HIV to cancer—many to national scale.  Peter has an MD from Medical College of Wisconsin and a Master of Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health. He teaches global health and social medicine at Harvard Medical School, and is an associate physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

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Geoff McDonald

Geoff’s background in teaching, HR, marketing, communications, and sustainability is considerable. He spent 25 years with Unilever where he played a central role in transforming Unilever’s business model with purpose at its core.  Geoff consults to organisations, helping them embed purpose as a driver of growth and profitability. He too consults on how to address the stigma linked to depression and anxiety in the workplace, with a particular emphasis on raising awareness and providing practical strategies to address this growing modern illness. Geoff has worked with David Cameron and CEOs to agree actions to break stigma in the corporate world, as well as the Royal Foundation to support in their mental health campaign within the corporate sector.  Geoff is married with two girls and has completed a number of ultra-cycling and swimming events.

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Laura Grassi

Laura Grassi is an environmental scientist who has worked mostly in South America on soil protection, agroecology, and environmental impact assessments.

Her encounter with Source International in 2015 shifted Laura’s attention and passion towards voiceless communities affected by mining activities. A great part of her work consists of the collection of evidences of environmental, social, and health extractive impacts on local communities. Laura also manages campaigns to raise public awareness on our unsustainable and unjust consumptions – school projects, European partnerships, and local events – addressed to the final consumers of those products that contain metals derived from extraction activities in remote locations.

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Kevin Warner

Kevin Warner

Kevin Duco Warner is an American entrepreneur operating at the intersection of food, agriculture, and the environment. Focused on the social impact of food, he has worked to develop market-driven solutions to climate change through the advancement of the local food movement.

 

Alex Pitt

Alexander Pitt

Co-Founder at Mustard Seed, an investment firm that seeks to enable the creation of world-class businesses that generate positive and sustainable outcomes. Formerly senior vice president at Mubadala in Abu Dhabi, project leader with The Boston Consulting Group in New York, Chicago, and Dubai, and investment banking analyst with Goldman Sachs in London. Alexander holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the London School of Economics, and a Master of Business Administration from Stanford.

Soloman Elliot

Solomon Elliott

Solomon is the founder of The Student View (TSV). Frustrated by the absence of a platform for young people to be heard, Solomon created an online publication where his students and the students of his friends on the Teach First programme could share their world through words. This project became The Student View, an education charity which delivers journalism training to hundreds of secondary school children across London. TSV’s mission is to create a newsroom in every school. The programme is co-delivered by leading journalists from over 20 UK media organisations. Solomon studied history at the University of Cambridge and was trained as a journalist by Goldsmiths College.

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