Ros Tennyson is Director of the Partnering Initiative – global programme of the Prince of Wales International Business Leaders Forum. Established in 1990, and supported by international business, IBLF’s mission is to put business at the heart of sustainable development. Ros has led the partnership-building work of the IBLF since 1992 always working in a practice-based approach and seeking to empower those operating as ‘partnership practitioners’ from all sectors by developing their partnering skills and confidence. In addition to her professional work with IBLF, Ros is also a social entrepreneur her most recent project being Trigonos where she is one of three directors. This community based, social business set in the spectacular scenery of Snowdonia in North Wales offers opportunities for social, economic and environmental development in an area of high unemployment. Eleven years after it started, Trigonos is now used as a model by other social entrepreneurs.
Social Progress Initiative
Global Head, Corporate Citizenship Management
Dorje Mundle took on the global role of Head of Corporate Citizenship Management at Novartis in 2008. He is responsible for driving the integration of societal issues into corporate innovation, commercial and organisational development activities. His top priority is driving business innovation to meet the needs of under-served patients in developing and developed countries alike. Prior to joining Novartis, he managed Citizenship and CSR issues for 12 years with Shell, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Novo Nordisk.
President and CEO
Fair Trade USA
Paul Rice, President and CEO of Fair Trade USA, launched the Fair Trade Certified label in 1998 and now partners with more than 800 US companies to help alleviate poverty among 1.2 million farmers and workers globally. Fair Trade certification helps consumers make every purchase matter with quality products that improve lives and protect the environment. Rice has received numerous international awards as a social entrepreneur and has an MBA from Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley.
Global Head, Water
International Finance Corporation
Usha Rao-Monari is the Global Head of Water and Environment in the Infrastructure Department of International Finance Corporation (IFC). Since joining IFC she gained substantial experience in the Infrastructure, Manufacturing and Petrochemicals sectors worldwide. Rao-Monari was the Regional Manager for Manufacturing and Services for South Asia and Country Head for India, from 1998 to 2001 when she assumed her current responsibility in Washington, DC. Prior to joining IFC, she was a Vice President at Prudential-Bache Capital Funding.
Minister of Health
Government of Rwanda
Dr. Agnes Binagwaho is the Minister of Health of the Republic of Rwanda. After practising as a pediatrician for over 15 years, Dr. Binagwaho led the National AIDS Control Commission between 2002 and 2008, and then served as Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health until 2011. Dr. Binagwaho is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth.
Author, “An Optimist’s Tour of the Future” Co-Founder
Mark Stevenson is a London-based British author, comedian, businessman, public speaker and futurologist, as well as a former semi-professional musician. He is Chief Operating Officer and a founder of Flow Associates, a cultural learning agency and a principal at ReAgency, a science communications agency. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce. Stevenson's recent book, An Optimist's Tour of the Future, was released in the United Kingdom in January 2011 (February 2011 in the United States).