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●Strategic business leaders and academics who develop theoretical modelling and concepts which can generate significant impact and deliver the SDGs by 2030 in the most efficient and effective way.

●Guiding entrepreneurs with breakthrough ideas into an incubator to fast track solutions for the SDGs.

●Vet and steer the best ideas to the Standards Council. 

Meet the Members

Lord Chris Holmes

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-House of Lords Member 

-Advisor to UK Government on Digital Technology for public good 

-Deputy Chair of Channel 4 

-Chancelor BPP

-Diversity Advisor Cabinet Office 

-NED on Equality and Human Rights Commission 


-Ambassador for Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust 

-Paralympic 9 gold , 5 silver and 1 bronze medal winner for swimming 

Dr Immaculate Motsi-Omoijiade

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-Research Fellow in Emerging Technology at Lloyds Banking Group Centre for Responsible Business, University of Birmingham Business School.

-Research Associate UCL Centre for Blockchain Technology, University College London and the AI innovation Network, University of Warwick

-Member of the White Chapel Think Tank on DLT; the British Standards Institute Technical Committee on Blockchain Standards and the UK Digital Currency Association

Eberhard Ruess

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--Head of IT Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures Nestle Switzerland

-Former Head of Information Technology for Supply Chain and Procurement at Nestlé Switzerland. 



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-Founder D1Labs

-Serial Entrepreneur


-Founder and CEO of EPX Worldwide

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●Academic institutions and sustainability experts that will deliver harmonisation of reporting standards, policies, and frameworks, making sustainability reporting literally and acronymically S.I.M.P.L.E (Strategic, Interconnected, Meaningful, Purpose-driven, Long-term and Educative). 

●Streamline and standardise sustainability reporting and sector benchmarking for all types of organisations, projects and funds and bring it into line with financial reporting. 

●which will fundamentally measure impact and a data model which will aggregate and visualise national and global SDG data to communicate our progress on meeting the goals. 

Meet the Members

Prof. Ian Thomson

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 -Director of Lloyds Banking Group Centre for Responsible Business at the University of Birmingham Business School

-Professor of Accounting and Sustainability University of Birmingham
-Convenor of the Board C-Change Scotland
-Chair of The Centre for Social and Environmental Research Network 
-Professor in Sustainability of Accounting University of Strathclyde

Judy Kuszewski

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-Chief executive of Sancroft, a London

-based team of ESG and sustainable business consultants.

-Chair of the Global Sustainability Standards Board, an independent body created by the Global Reporting Initiative

Prof. John Thwaites

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-Professorial Fellow, Monash University

-Chair of the

Monash Sustainable Development Institute and Climate Works Australia

David Freiberg

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-Academic Researcher with the Impact

-Weighted Accounted Initiative (IWAI), a research project incubated at Harvard Business School and jointly led by the Global Steering Group (GSG) and the Impact Management Project (IMP)

William R. Blackburn

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-President of William Blackburn Consulting, Ltd.

-Served in many companies like

-Novartis, United Stationers Supply, ConEd, Continental, Covanta Energy, General

-Dynamics as well as Universities around the world

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  • Philosophy, Theology and Futurist experts who review the ethics, intention and consequences of the ideas and solutions. 

  • They will provide wisdom, knowledge and understanding to very complex problem solving which take people, planet, purpose and prosperity into account holistically for generational impact. A diverse and representative council made up of people across all ages, religions, nations and sectors.


  • Future-proofing and conceptualising policy to create sustainable and resilient communities.

Meet the Members

Dr Stephen Backhouse

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-Political theologian

-Specialist in the assessment of complex systems such as religions, institutions and nations

-Adviser for organisations on their internal dynamics, use and language of power, and their discovery of purpose

-Author of several award winning books and articles

-Has held numerous academic positions. 

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  • Individuals with backgrounds in cybersecurity, defence and regulatory standards. 

  • They will help protect the integrity of the data and security of the G17Eco platform.

  • They will also provide intelligence to support the members and help them navigate the best path to resilience.

Meet the Members

Prof. Sarah-Jill Lennard

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-Former Foreign and Commonwealth Office Agent

-CEO HMGCC (Her Majesty's Government Communications Centre)

-Security Partner, Deloitte UK

-Adviser to the Information Security Committee of the DTTL Board

-NED, Raytheon UK

-Member of Security Advisory Board, Cranfield University

-Visiting Professor, Winchester University

Jonathon Wood

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-Co-Founder and CEO C2 CYBER

-Director, Cyber and Secure Services British Telecom

-Communications Systems Programme Manager, Royal Navy

-Deputy Chief NCSA, NATO

Mark Johnson

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-Founder & CEO of Sovereign Intelligence, Attorney-at-law,

-Former Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) Special Agent

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●Influential figureheads who represent continental regions who can support market-making, convening round tables and navigating policy.

●They will help steward investment and the delivery of G17Eco for territories.

●Safeguarding national resources and assets, and advising governments to drive sustainable infrastructure and transition.

Meet the Members

Professor Alan Tranter

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-Chairman /Founder of Green2Gold Incubator

- Helped to found EarthDay1970

-Contributed to First International United Nations Conference on the Human Environment,

-Former Director of The Green Business Conferences of Eco Expos

- 50 year champion of the Global Green Economy 

Dr. Beate Degan

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-Independent Director & Advisor.

-Chair of Markets Development Board, IFoA (Institute and Faculty of Actuarias).

-Stakeholder Board of SHERPA (Ethical dimensions of AI in Smart Data Information Systems)
-Former Partner at EY, Chair Emeritus ITU Independent Management Advisory Committee

Dr. Mark Hutchinson

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-Former CEO of GE 

-NED BlueScope Steel and Mission Australia



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-Innovator, Creator Brands with Purpose, Positive Change Maker (De Beers, Unilever, Danone, The Body Shop, Reckitt Benckiser)

-Transformation Accelerator IMAGINE

-Global Chief Purpose & Sustainability Advisor Marie Claire 

-Former Vice-President Unilever

-Advisory Chair Playmob

-Advisory Chair Stories for Change



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-Innovation Director City of London Corporation

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● Made up of marketing, PR, sociology, psychology, behavioural scientists and economists who put the well being of humanity at the heart of their decision making.


● Stir, enable and promote community engagement and integration around the SDG goals through education, empowerment and multi-cultural community growth activities.


● They champion and advocate for new holistic systems which are compatible with human consciousness, protect the human condition and their rights.

Meet the Members

Marina Testino

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-Fashion Model

-Sustainability Activist

-Founder of POV: A mission-driven micro agency focused on digital communication and sustainable transformation

Ida Enberg

-World famous DJ, Vegan Eco Warrior,

-Ambassador for Music Against Animal Cruelties and World Peace Day Berlin

-Founder of Techno for Humanity to help Syrian Refugees, Amazon Watch

-Host of online webinar "Building Our Regenerative Future” curated by renowned authors and system thinkers Rory Spowers and Daniel Pinchbeck 

Alana Babar

-Only 14 years old

-Delivered a Ted Talk

- Prolific drummer

- Founder of Donate a Dream (Teaches vulnerable girls in India how to drum)

- Was 1 in 100 girls selected for Harvard's Youth Lead The Change Programme


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