Current & Recent Work

I work principally as a strategic advisor, and not all of my (or my company’s) assignments can be listed or detailed publicly. The following will give you a sense of what I do, as well as a listing of public events such as keynote speeches and conference moderation.

• Continuing support to several large corporations on their sustainability strategy
• Strategy and policy support to the “Baltic 2030” initiative, the collaboration of the 9 governments around the Baltic Sea
• Independent strategic advisor to UNDESA (United Nations Secretariat, New York), long-term, multiple roles and assignments, 2009 to Current
• Keynote address, “European Sustainable Development Week,” May 2016 (followed at the end of the day with a closing performance of the song “We Love the SDGs”) (Documented on video – speech starts at 0:30, song begins roughly at 3:00)
• Conceived and worked with Norwegian colleagues to launch the global Oslo Manifesto initiative, translating the UN SDGs to the world of design and architecture
• Keynote address, “Transform” conference, Norwegian Centre for Design and Architecture, April 2016
• Strategy review for a large Japanese corporation on global integration of the SDGs into sustainability and CSR programs
• Strategic support to a large global institution on mapping leverage points for change in the financial system, Dec 2015 – Feb 2016
• Strategic support and report development on the Blue Economy (oceans and seas) for WWF, ongoing since 2014
• Instructor, Online Professional Development Course, Strategy Tools for Transformative Change, International Society of Sustainability Professionals, Apr 2016 (and annually since 2012)
• Strategic support to the German Council on Sustainable Development on integration of the SDGs, Fall 2015
• Strategic CSR and sustainability support, Al-Sayer Holding, Kuwait, 2014-current
• Moderator, The Gothenburg Award for Sustainable Development, Nov 2015 and Nov 2014
• Opening Keynote, Framtanker – Sustainability on the Bottom Line (conference on design, business, sustainability), Oslo, Nov 2015
• Opening Keynote, CSR Forum, Western Sweden, Nov 2015 (in Swedish)
• Opening Keynote, Accelerating Change Conference, Gribskov, Denmark, Oct 2015
• Performance of “Sustainability: The Musical!”, Gribskov Cultural Center, Denmark, Oct 2015
• Opening Presentation, International Workshop on Integrated Tools for Sustainable Development, United Nations, Geneva, Oct 2015
• Guest Lecturer, Uppsala University, Center for Sustainable Development, Sweden (several events, 2015)
• Guest Lecturer, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, two events, 2015
• Guest Lecturer, International Training Programs in Strategic Environmental Assessment, Integrated Sustainable Coastal Development and other topics, with Niras AB (sponsored by Swedish SIDA), numerous events 2015-2016 and dating back to 2008
• Strategic Planning Workshop (using the VISIS/Pyramid model), Stockholm International Water Institute – SIWI, Oct 2015
• Keynote & Moderation, Climate Seminar for regional decision-makers, Örebro and Kumla, Sweden (in Swedish), Aug 2015
• Guest Lecturer, “Bactory Summer School” (PhD course on sustainable biological production processes), Aug 2015
• Opening Keynote, European Outdoor Group (CEO-level conference for outdoor industry), July 2015
• Instructor (with Axel Klimek), Master Class in Change for Sustainability, Stockholm, May 2015 (sponsored by Center for Sustainability Transformation)
• Strategic advisor on sustainability & CSR, Levi Strauss & Co. (multiple roles & assignments), 2008-2014
• Moderator, WWF International ClimateSavers Corporate Event, Gothenburg, Sweden, May 2015
• Moderator/Facilitator, International Workshop on Integrated Sustainable Development, UNDESA (United Nations Secretariat), April 2015
• Moderator, Seminar on SD Strategies in the Baltic Sea Region, Baltic 21/Council of the Baltic Sea States, April 2015
• Keynote, Conference on Culture and Sustainability, Governments of Denmark and Latvia, Riga, March 2015
• Support to the Government of Belize on the development of an integrated national Growth and Sustainable Development Strategy, on assignment from UNDESA, in collaboration with UNDP, 2014-2015• Strategic support to the United Nations Office for Sustainable Development, Incheon, Republic of Korea (2011 to present, multiple assignments)
• Member, President’s Science and Technology Advisory Council, European Commission, 2013-2014 (voluntary service)
• Presentation to Global Systems Science conference, Brussels, Oct 2014

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