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Director Reporting and Analytics
Capricorn Investment Group
As Director of Reporting and Analytics, Bruce Hao works to provide Capricorn Investment Group with the analytical means to advance its goal to invest profitably while driving sustainable positive change. Prior to rejoining Capricorn, Bruce took a three sabbatical from Capricorn’s investment team to work on various projects and entrepreneurial endeavors in China. In addition, Bruce previously participated in the Leaders’ Quest to evaluate economic and social challenges and opportunities on the African continent on behalf of Capricorn. Bruce worked at KKR Asset Management as an investment analyst and Banc of America Securities as an investment banking analyst prior to joining Capricorn. Bruce holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley, and is presently pursuing an EMBA at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Team Lead (Impact, Knowledge and Communications)
United Nations Development Programme
Subathirai Sivakumaran is the Team Lead for Impact Measurement, Knowledge and Capacity Building at the BCtA. Suba is also a lead author of the UNDP publication “The MDGs: Everyone’s Business”, a member of the author team for 'Business Solutions to Poverty' and contributed research to the UNDP report Creating Value for All. In addition, she is the author of “Market Analysis in Emergencies” on reviving and analyzing markets in emergency situations (a Cash Learning Partnership publication), and has also authored on microfinance, the role of the private sector in emergency situations and impact investing. Previously to her time in UNDP, Suba was the Country Director of Room to Read Sri Lanka, an international educational non-profit building schools, libraries and supporting girls on scholarship in the tsunami and conflict zones of the country. . Suba holds a B.Sc. from the London School of Economics and a Master of Public Policy from Harvard University (HKS) where she was a Reynolds Fellow
World Bank, The
Drew spearheads the World Bank’s Development Marketplace. The DM’s goal is to strengthen the organizational capacity of enterprises that deliver essential last mile services to marginalized populations across the globe. Drew works across the WB Group to provide innovative financial solutions to emerging social enterprises. He was the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Third Sector Capital Partners, a leading advisor on such innovative financings as the Social Impact Bonds. Having worked for several major global financial institutions he has extensive experience across the capital spectrum. At Credit Suisse he headed the bank’s corporate finance business for Latin America, and at ING he was a Managing Director, Information, Technology and Telecommunications where he focused on financing and investing in early stage ventures. Drew’s direct management experience includes President & CEO of a social venture enterprise and the CFO of a web-based financial services company.
Group Director, International Public Affairs & Government Relations
The Coca-Cola Company
As Group Director for International Public Affairs and Government Relations at The Coca-Cola Company, Marika McCauley Sine leads global public affairs and government relations strategy, partnerships and engagement in two of the Company’s three sustainability and business focus areas: wellbeing and women. She leads and collaborates with teams around the world to develop and implement policy on complex issues and to manage partnerships and engagements with key stakeholders. Over nearly a decade at Coca-Cola, Marika has led the development, launch and oversight of award-winning global initiatives and has represented the Company in its engagement with industry, stakeholders and partners. Marika has a Masters Degree in Public Policy from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. In 2010, she was selected as an Aspen Institute First Mover Fellow in recognition of her exceptional business leadership and ability to integrate corporate profitability and societal value.
Author and Speaker
Community and Individual Development Association
Dr. Taddy Blecher is Chairperson of the South African National Government task team on Entrepreneurship, Education and Job Creation, and CEO of the Maharishi Institute and the Community and Individual Development Association. He is known as a pioneer of the free tertiary education movement in South Africa, having helped to create six free access institutions of higher learning. He is Co-Founder of the Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship with Sir Richard Branson. He also serves on a Task Team for the British Government on the reinvention of higher education. In 2012 he co-founded the Impact Sourcing Academy and Invincible Outsourcing, an ISSP focused on giving unemployed youth experience and access to the business services sector. Dr Blecher is a World Economic Forum "Global Leader of Tomorrow" award recipient, a "Young Global Leader", a Skoll Global Social Entrepreneur, an Ashoka Fellow, and has been awarded two honorary doctorates.
Director, Financial Inclusion
Ann Miles is the Director of Financial Inclusion at The MasterCard Foundation. The Foundation advances youth learning and promotes financial inclusion to catalyze prosperity in developing countries. Previously, Ann was a Managing Director at BlueOrchard Finance, S.A., a for-profit asset management company based in Geneva, Switzerland which specializes in microfinance commercial debt and equity investments. She managed their US operations, BlueOrchard Finance USA, Inc. from 2005 to 2011. Ann has also worked for Women’s World Banking, where she managed the Capital Markets team; and as Vice President of Citibank, N.A., where she worked in trade finance, corporate and private banking. She has been instrumental in the formation of several industry initiatives including the Microfinance Club of New York (‘MFCNY’) and Women Advancing Microfinance International (‘WAM’). Ann graduated with a B.A. in Economics and French Literature from Drew University.
I did my undergraduate degree in Geology, in Brazil, at the Pará State Federal University, a M.Sc. in Soil Science at Penn State University, and Ph.D. in Geography at University of California in Santa Barbara. I have been working at Imazon since 1992, an NGO dedicated to promote sustainable development in the Amazon. My research focuses on spatial analysis to identify priority areas for conservation in the Amazon; on the mapping of forest carbon stocks and developing carbon emission models; and on remote sensing to map and monitor land cover and land use changes, particularly forest degradation caused by selective logging, fires and fragmentation. . I am also member of the Global Observation of Forest Change and Land Cover Dynamics (GOFC-GOLD) and Leader of Avina Foundation since January 2008. In 2010, I was granted the Skoll Award on Social Entrepreneurship, and my biography was included in the book Who's Who in Science and Engineering, among other awards such as the Chico Mendes Award in 2008. I have publi
Library Foundation of Los Angeles
Kenneth S. Brecher is the President of the Library Foundation of Los Angeles. He has previously worked as the Executive Director of the Sundance Institute, President of the William Penn Foundation in Philadelphia, Director of the Boston Children’s Museum and Associate Artistic Director of the Mark Taper Forum in LA. Brecher was a Rhodes Scholar at the University of Oxford and is an honours graduate of Cornell. He serves on a number of boards, and has lectured and published widely on current challenges facing arts leadership.
Health Care Without Harm
Josh Karliner has worked as International Team Coordinator and Director of Global Projects for Health Care Without Harm since 2005. In this capacity he leads HCWH’s engagement with international institutions while guiding the development of HCWH’s work in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Karliner oversees HCWH’s Global Green and Healthy Hospitals Network, as well as initiatives on climate change and health, and Mercury Free 2020-- the joint initiative with the World Health Organization to eliminate mercury in health care. He has more than 25 years of experience working on international environmental and human rights issues. He is author of two books and a wide variety of academic and popular publications on global environmental and health policy. In the past, Karliner has taught at the University of San Francisco and worked with several national and international NGOs, founding and directing three of them.
Waterman Aylsworth - Centers for Creative Entrepreneurship
Ron Schultz is co-founder of Waterman Aylsworth and the Centers for Creative Entrepreneurship. He is also the founder and President of Entrepreneurs4Change, working with green and social businesses, veterans, and marginalized communities. His most recent book – Creating Good Work – The World’s Leading Social Entrepreneurs Show How to Build a Healthy Economy was released by Palgrave Macmillan in February, 2013. He has written or co-written and had published 22 previous books including: Coherence in the Midst of Complexity, written with Hugo Letiche and Michael Lissack, published by Palgrave-Macmillan in January, 2012; Adjacent Opportunities – Sparking Emergent Social Action (Emergent Publications, Impact Books, 2010) The Mindful Corporation: Liberating the Human Spirit at Work, (with Paul Nakai) (Leadership Press, 2000); and Open Boundaries: Creating Business Innovation through Complexity, (with Howard Sherman) (Perseus Books, 1998).