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Basil is Managing Partner of FORE Partnership, a private investment Club focused on UK and European commercial real estate, designed by and operated exclusively for wealthy families that seek an alternative way to gain exposure to property investments. FORE’s unique structure as a direct, deal-by-deal club provides a highly aligned solution for private capital. A central part of FORE's approach is to fully integrate what it calls "Responsible Real Estate" strategies as a means of enhancing financial returns. These strategies encompass traditional energy, water and waste concepts, but also go deeper into built environment issues and the role buildings play in our daily lives more broadly. Before founding FORE, Basil was a Partner of Capricorn Investment Group where he was responsible for the global Real Assets portfolio, managed the firm’s overall business in Europe, and sat on the firm's global investment committee.
Member of the Board
Peter Möhrle Stiftung
Patrick is currently working on a restaurant start-up with the aim to reintegrate former prisoners into society. He is on the board of the Peter Möhrle Stiftung; a foundation based in Hamburg, Germany.
Kristina Skierka is leads d.light's Power for All initiative. Kristina’s expertise has informed a number of well-known environmental leadership initiatives and public awareness efforts including Flex Your Power, California’s award-winning energy efficiency campaign. Kristina also served as the Energy Foundation's Senior Fellow at the California Public Utilities Commission (2009–2011), charged with leading implementation of the California Energy Efficiency Strategic Plan and driving zero net energy (ZNE) across multiple end-use sectors, including lighting, industry and the built environment.
Co-Founder and COO of SPARK Schools (a network of high performing low-fee private schools) and eAdvance Group. Interested in disruption especially disruption that is tech enabled. Currently located in Johannesburg, South Africa
Global Director, Women's Economic Empowerment
The Coca-Cola Company
Charlotte Oades leads the development and implementation of The Coca-Cola Company's global strategy in women's economic empowerment. Her responsibilities include the company's 5by20 initiative to enable the economic empowerment of 5 million women entrepreneurs by 2020. Charlotte's leadership in driving an integrated business focus on sustainabiltiy during her tenure as President of Coca-Cola Great Britain led to her leading the company's sustainability strategy across the European business. Charlotte is a fellow of the Marketing Society, the Institute of Grocery Distribution and the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts; a member of the Marketing Group of Great Britian and Women in Advertising and Communications in London. She was listed among Fast Company's League of Extraordinary Women in July 2012 and Newsweek's 150 Women Who Shake the World in March 2011. Charlotte is a founder member of the Women's Leadership Council of The Coca-Cola Company.
Advisory Board Member
Women Peacemakers Program
Michelle Ciccarelli Lerach is a lawyer, entrepreneur and activist. Formerly a Partner with the world's largest law firm specializing in protecting investor, consumer and human rights, she left in 2008 to commit herself fully to social activism and philanthropic work. She is a visiting lecturer at the Buchmann Faculty of Law, Tel Aviv University. She is serving as a consultant to the Liberian Ministry of Gender & Development with respect to that country's proposed constitutional revisions. She is a member of the Board of the University of California Press Foundation, promoting scholarship in the area of social justice; the Advisory Board of the Women Peacemakers Program at the Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice; the Advisory Board of the San Diego Museum of Man's "Empowering Women" exhibit; and the Advisory Board for Seats at the Table, a coordinated group of international NGOs focused on gender issues in West Africa.
Founder and CEO
Darell Hammond is the Founder and CEO of KaBOOM!, a not-for-profit based in Washington, DC dedicated to giving all kids the childhood they deserve by ensuring they get the balance of active play they need to become healthy and successful adults. Hammond wrote the New York Times bestseller KABOOM! A Movement To Save Play (Rodale, April 2011; paperback, September 2012). Founded out of Hammond's apartment in 1996, KaBOOM! has raised $250 million, rallied a million volunteers, led the hands-on construction of over 2,400 playgrounds, and inspired a movement for the child's right to play. Hammond has been named an Ashoka Fellow, Schwab Social Entrepreneur by the World Economic Forum and has been awarded the American Express NGEN Leadership Award by Independent Sector and the Satter Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award by New York University's Stern School of Business. Hammond lives in Washington, DC with his wife Kate Becker.
Bernie Bulkin has broad interests and experience in Sustainable Development. As a Professorial Fellow at Cambridge University he organized the Environment on the Edge series, and he has also hosted the radio series on Voice America with the same title. His columns appear regularly on Huffington Post, dealing with leadership, science, and environmental issues. He has experience as a venture capitalist with Vantage Point Capital Partners and Ludgate Investments Ltd, and has served on numerous company and charity boards. He was a member of the UK Sustainable Development Commission for six years, and has also been the UK Government Chair of the Office of Renewable Energy. Dr Bulkin was Vice President Environmental Affairs and then Chief Scientist of BP.
Tom Hulme is Design Director at IDEO, London, where he uses a human-centred innovation approach to design new businesses. A serial entrepreneur and angel investor, he has firsthand experience in building successful enterprises and, as a result, he has a thorough understanding of business. Hulme regularly speaks, writes and blogs on the topics of entrepreneurship, design thinking, open innovation and industry disruption. He keeps a blog at www.weijiblog.com.
Director of Campaigns and Policy
Ben Phillips is Director of Oxfam's Campaigns, Policy and Influencing Team, leading Oxfam GB's global campaigning and programme policy work. Ben has lived and worked in South Africa, India, Thailand, Japan, Holland and the USA, and has overseen both programmes and campaigns in Oxfam, Save the Children and the Children's Society. He has also worked with children living in poverty in east London. Ben began his development career at the grassroots, as a teacher and ANC activist living in Mamelodi township, South Africa, in 1994, just after the end of apartheid.