Board Members

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  • Daniele Giovannucci is the co-founder and President of the Committee on Sustainability Assessment. He has served as Senior Consultant to the World Bank Group and has led or contributed to the strategies of several UN agencies and eleven governments. Daniele Giovannucci
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    Daniele Giovannucci is the co-founder and President of the Committee on Sustainability Assessment. He has served as Senior Consultant to the World Bank Group and has led or contributed to the strategies of several UN agencies and eleven governments. Downloads of his published research consistently rank him in the top 1% of the more than 250,000 professional authors tracked by the Social Science Research Network.

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  • Dr. Chantal Line Carpentier
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    Dr. Chantal Line Carpentier is the Chief of UNCTAD in New York. Prior to her role in the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, she was actively involved in the successful negotiations of the SDGs for the Division for Sustainable Development of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs. During her tenure with DESA, she served as the Major Groups coordinator to enhance non-state actors engagement with the UN. She facilitated the participation of more than 10,000 non-state actors – a record – in the UN Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable development. She was also the DESA focal point for sustainable consumption and production, food security and sustainable agriculture.

    Prior to her UN career, she served as Head of the Trade and Environment Program of the NAFTA Commission for Environmental Cooperation from 2000 to 2007, as policy analyst for the Wallace Institute, and as post doc for IFPRI in the Brazilian Amazon. She is a 2006 Yale World Fellow and regularly publishes on the relationships between sustainable development policies, trade and agriculture including a co-authored book on Ethical Investing. Her interests include competitive marathons and ironman events and she retains a black belt in karate.

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  • Karimah Hudda Karimah Hudda
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    Karimah Hudda is the North America Sustainability Lead for Mondelēz International (www.mondelezinternational.com), driving strategic sustainability initiatives across the company’s operations. Working cross functionally, she manages multiple stakeholders and represents Mondelēz on the board of the Packaging Consortium, the Grocery Manufacturers Association Sustainability Committee, and the Food & Consumer Products of Canada Sustainability Committee. Karimah has global experience in sustainable agriculture, responsible sourcing and sustainability strategies with a range of private sector and not for profit organizations. She has held key leadership roles in Fairtrade and with sustainability consulting firms across Asia, Europe and North America.

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  • Jessica Morris
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    Jessica Morris is Senior Vice President & Partner at FleismanHillard, one of the largest global PR networks. Her career has spanned positions in NGOs including the British Refugee Council, the Institute of Transportation and Development Policy and Shelter; government, where she was head of corporate social responsibility for the UK’s HM Revenue & Customs; and corporations, where she was Managing Director of Fishburn’s New York before joining FleishmanHillard. She was the founding Chair of the Sheila McKechnie Foundation and serves on the governing body of OmniWomen and the communications advisory board of Human Rights Watch. She was an Adjunct Lecturer at Columbia University’s School of International Public Affairs.  

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  • Jason Potts Jason Potts
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    Jason Potts is Founder of the Finance Alliance for Sustainable Trade and manages the Sustainable Markets and Responsible Trade (SMART) Program at the International Institute for Sustainable Development. He is the co-founder of the Sustainable Commodity Initiative (UNCTAD-IISD), and has worked with the Trade, Employment and Competitiveness Program at the International Development Research Centre, as well as the North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation’s Trade and Environment Branch. Jason has published widely on competition policy and on issues at the nexus of trade, environment, and international development. He is an Ashoka Fellow and lives with his family in Canada.

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  • Monika Weber-Fahr Monika Weber-Fahr
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    Monika Weber-Fahr is the Chief Knowledge Officer and Senior Manager of the World Bank’s Independent Evaluation Group. She has served as the Global Business Leader for Environmental and Social Sustainability Business Advisory Services in the International Finance Corporation (IFC) where she was responsible for IFC-wide strategy and quality assurance in the areas of climate change, labor & social capital, and biodiversity. She holds a PhD in Business Economics.

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  • Mary Williams Mary Williams
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    Mary Williams is the former Chairman of Starbucks Trading Company, co-owns a farm in Guatemala and has served on diverse Boards of Directors ranging from the Rainforest Alliance to her own health and education foundation. Besides being one of the driving forces behind the success of Starbucks, she was one of the first women senior executives in a male dominated industry and is recognized as one of the world’s most astute coffee cuppers (tasters) who is credited with several terms that are now part of the standard lexicon of the industry.

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  • Eugenia Dantz Eugenia Dantz
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    Eugenia Dantz is the former Treasurer of a US-based Savings and Loan Association and is a manager for Fantes Inc. a notable online and physical retailer whose global client list includes a who’s who of food and culinary professionals.

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