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Director of Strategy and Impact
Mike leads Root Capital’s impact assessment program. Previously, he worked at the International Finance Corporation and Acumen Fund. He has also consulted for Monitor Company and conducted research for Harvard Business School professor Michael Porter. Mike holds an M.B.A. and an M.P.A. from Harvard University and a B.A. from Yale University.
Strategy and Analysis Officer
As a Strategy and Analysis Officer, Cindy works to advance the foundation's understanding of the different contexts of the world's most pressing problems. This entails emphasizing a critical mass of social entrepreneurs and their innovations working within an issue, analyzing progress against these problems, and identifying key points of leverage where Skoll Foundation can double-down its efforts, in partnership with its portfolio of social entrepreneurs and other innovators. Cindy holds a B.S. in Management Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Masters in Business Administration from the Walter A. Haas School of Business at University of California, Berkeley.
Project Manager, Climate Learning Initiative
Skoll Global Threats Fund
Jane Bloch is the Project Manager for the Skoll Global Threats Fund’s Climate Learning Initiative where she focuses on climate risk communication and public engagement on climate change. Prior to joining SGTF, she advanced efforts to price carbon and promote greenhouse gas emissions caps at the Energy Foundation. Jane has worked with diverse stakeholders in the United States— including business groups, local governments, communities of faith, medical professionals, labor unions, and environmental groups — to protect and implement state and regional climate and energy policies including California’s landmark Global Warming Solutions Act (AB 32) and the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). Previously, she researched and evaluated coal-fired electricity generation facilities for the Northwest Energy Coalition and supported media and communications outreach at the Pacific Institute. Jane has a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of Washington.
Author and Speaker
Mindy S. Lubber is the president of Ceres and a founding board member of the organization. She also directs Ceres' Investor Network on Climate Risk (INCR), a group of 100 institutional investors managing nearly $10 trillion in assets focused on the business risks and opportunities of climate change. Under Mindy's leadership, Ceres launched The 21st Century Corporation: The Ceres Roadmap for Sustainability, a visionary practical guide highlighting environmental and social performance improvements companies and investors must achieve to succeed in the resource-constrained 21st century global economy. She also helps coordinate Ceres' Business for Innovative Climate & Energy Policy (BICEP), a coalition of more than 20 leading consumer brand companies advocating for strong climate and clean energy policies in the U.S. and abroad.
Forum for Democratic Libya
Amr is a business leader, entrepreneur, and civil society activist with a track record in the industrial, political and philanthropic fields. He is Founder and Chairman of the Board of the Forum for Democratic Libya (FDL), an organization established during the 2011 revolution in Libya to promote democracy, citizen engagement, and accountability. He is also the founder and board member of AYTB. Amr is also a board member of AFAC, the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture.AFAC is an independent Arab initiative that funds individuals and organizations in the fields of cinema, performing arts, literature, music and visual arts. He continues to be an active member and supporter of various philanthropic and civil society projects in the Arab world. He is currently on the Advisory Board of Visualizing Impact, a visual media organisation focusing on social justice issues. Amr recently served as the Executive producer of ‘First to Fall’, the first full-length documentary on the Libyan revolution.
MERCY SHIPS CANADA/ SECHANGE INTN’L
Mercy Ships is the world's leading non-governmental, ship-based medical organization delivering medical excellence with integrity and compassion to the world's most economically disadvantaged people in the lowest income countries. http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/africa-mercy-hospital-of-hope-50141230/ MSC is one of several organizations for which I provide technical & strategic management support. I founded Social Enterprise for Change ('09)to support ‘disruptive technology’ organizations with business & intn’l development expertise.Technical support is provided to build their capacities, successfully source funding, broker partnerships & reach scale to catalyze their innovations. I am currently working with social enterprises in Canada, Philippines, Tanzania, W. Africa & Nicaragua. My 26 year career has been with Asian Development Bank, CIDA, Nat'nl Judicial Institute of Canada, with 18 yrs. working in Malaysia, Cameroun, China,Philippines & Switzerland.
Paul Perkins has worked with children and young people in Coventry, Cambridge and London for the past fifteen years. He is CEO of The Winch, an innovative children and young people's charity in north London pioneering new approaches to frontline delivery, collective impact and impact measurement. He also lectures in youth and community work and is a Trustee at Scene & Heard, a children's charity based in Somers Town.
Burundi Country Representative
Segal Family Foundation
Dedo Ndyishmiye is the Burundi Country Representative of the Segal Family Foundation. He is a Burundian national, based in the capital of Bujumbura. Previously, Dedo has worked with Population Services International and Global Health Corps.
Author and Speaker
President and CEO
Skoll Global Threats Fund
Larry Brilliant, MD, MPH, is the President and CEO of the Skoll Global Threats Fund whose mission is to confront global threats like: Pandemics, Climate Change, Water, Nuclear Proliferation and the Middle East Conflict. Larry was formerly Vice President of Google and Executive Director of Google.org. He is board certified in preventive medicine and public health and co-founder of The Seva Foundation, an international NGO whose programs and grantees have given back sight to more than 3.5 million blind people in over 20 countries. Larry lived in India for more than a decade working as a United Nations medical officer where he played a key role in the successful World Health Organization (WHO) smallpox eradication program in South Asia. He was professor at the University of Michigan and founding chairman of the National Biosurveillance Advisory Subcommittee. Prizes: Time 100, TED Prize, two honorary doctorates. He is on the board of the Skoll Foundation and Salesforce Foundation.
Author and Speaker
Research and Evaluation Officer
As Research and Evaluation Officer for the Skoll Foundation, Ehren Reed is responsible for assessing the impact and effectiveness of the Foundation's efforts in order to support ongoing learning and evidence-based decision making. He was previously a Director of Innovation Network, a Washington, DC-based evaluation consulting firm and brings over 10 years of experience managing research and evaluation projects for grantmakers and grantees in the fields of human services, human rights and advocacy.