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External Review Committee
For the ninth successive year, Shell has invited an External Review Committee of independent experts to assess the content and the process of producing its Sustainability Report. Two members were rotated out of the Committee from last year and two new members were added. This ensures fresh perspectives.
External Review Committee members for the Shell Sustainability Report 2013:
• Clarissa Lins (Chair), Founder, Catavento, Brazil
• Tom Burke CBE, Environmental Policy Advisor, Rio Tinto plc, UK
• James Hoggan, President, James Hoggan & Associates, Canada
• Reidar Kvam, Senior Manager for Policy, Quality Assurance and Knowledge Management, International Finance Corporation, Norway
• Ndidi Nwuneli, Founder, LEAP Africa and Co-Founder, AACE Foods, Nigeria
• Chris Perceval, Director Corporate Relations, World Resources Institute
• Charles Secrett, Founder Member, The Robertsbridge Group, UK
Based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Clarissa is founder of Catavento, a private consultancy on sustainability strategy and business models that influences the decision making process of large Brazilian companies.
Prior to that, Clarissa served as the Executive Director of the Brazilian Foundation for Sustainable Development – FBDS, a non-profit organisation promoting sustainable development in Brazil.
She headed the corporate sustainability area for almost 10 years, being responsible for coordinating consultancy projects and think tank activities. Clarissa has expertise in advising major Brazilian companies (e.g. Vale, Itaú, Light, BM&FBovespa) on sustainability strategy, management and reporting.
Focused on raising awareness on the corporate agenda towards sustainability, she has also served on numerous award panels and roundtables related to sustainability practices. She has been a member of Sustainability’s International Council since December 2010, as part of a global network of experts and influencers.
Prior to her dedication to the sustainability field, Clarissa had the opportunity to work at the Brazilian Ministry of Finance, the National Development Bank of Brazil - BNDES and Petrobras.
She has published a book on sustainability and value creation (Sustentabilidade e Geração de Valor), together with co-author David Zylbersztajn – a former head of Brazil’s regulatory agency for oil & gas, and she is the author of several other publications related to corporate sustainability in Brazil.
Clarissa is an economist graduated from the Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro – PUC Rio and holds a Master's degree in Economics from the same university.
Tom Burke CBE
Environmental Policy Advisor, Rio Tinto plc
Tom is a currently an Environmental Policy Advisor to Rio Tinto plc and a Visiting Professor at Imperial and University Colleges, London. He is a Senior Business Advisor to the Foreign Secretary’s Special Representative on Climate Change. Tom is a Founding Director of E3G, a sustainability think tank and strategy consultancy. He is Chairman of the Editorial Board of ENDS magazine.
He was appointed by the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland to chair an Independent Review of Environmental Governance in Northern Ireland from 2006-2007. He was a member of the Council of English Nature, the statutory advisor to the British Government on biodiversity from 1999-2005. During 2002 he served as an advisor to the Central Policy Group in the Deputy Prime Minister’s Office. He was Special Advisor to three Secretaries of State for the Environment from 1991-1997 after serving as Director of the Green Alliance from 1982-1991.
He was an environmental advisor (part time) to BP plc from 1997-2001. He was a member of the OECD’s High Level Panel on the Environment 1996-1998. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and was a member of the Council from 1990-1992 sitting on its Environment Committee 1988-1996. He also served on the Executive Committee of the National Council of Voluntary Organisations from 1984-1989. He was a Visiting Fellow at the Cranfield Institute of Management and a Senior Visiting Fellow at Manchester Business School.
He was formerly Executive Director of Friends of the Earth and a member of the Executive Committee of the European Environmental Bureau 1988-1991. He was the Secretary-General of the Bergen 1990 Environment NGO Conference 1988-1990.
He was a member of the Board of the World Energy Council’s Commission ‘Energy for Tomorrow’s World’ 1990-1993. He currently serves on the Advisory Board for Conservation International’s Centre for Environmental Leadership in Business in the US. In 2007 he was elected a Fellow of the Energy Institute.
He also serves on the Advisory Council of the Carbon Disclosure Project. He is a Patron of the United Kingdom Environmental Law Association and a Vice-President of Environmental Protection UK.
In 1993 he was appointed to United Nations Environment Programme’s ‘Global 500’ roll of honour. In 1997, he was appointed CBE for services to the environment. He was awarded Royal Humane Society testimonials on Vellum (1968) and Parchment (1970).
President, James Hoggan & Associates
Jim Hoggan is a Canadian public-relations professional and the president and owner of the Vancouver firm Hoggan & Associates.
A law school graduate with a long-standing passion for social justice, Jim also serves as chair of the David Suzuki Foundation, one of Canada’s most influential environmental organizations, and as a Trustee of the Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education.
Jim is the cofounder of Stonehouse Standing Circle, an innovative public-engagement and communications think-tank, and the former chair of The Climate Project Canada - Al Gore’s global education and advocacy organisation.
He also led the Province of British Columbia’s Green Energy Advisory Task Force on Community Relations and First Nations Partnerships.
Jim is the co-founder of the website DeSmogBlog, chosen as one of Time Magazine's Best Blogs for 2011. He has published books on sustainability issues and speaks, writes, and presents widely on public attitudes toward sustainability, climate change, and the environment.
Senior Manager for Policy, Quality Assurance and Knowledge Management, International Finance Corporation
Reidar Kvam is Senior Manager for Policy, Quality Assurance, and Knowledge Management in IFC’s Environment, Social and Governance Department. He coordinates the development and stewardship of IFC's Sustainability Policy and Performance Standards, including engagement with the World Bank, Equator Principles Financial Institutions, Export Credit Agencies, Development Financial Institutions and civil society. He leads IFC’s corporate learning program on sustainability.
Reidar has a Ph.D. in Social Anthropology from the University of Bergen, Norway. He joined the World Bank Group in 1996, after having worked in academia, the UN system, and with Norway’s bilateral aid program. He has extensive operational experience from Latin America, East Asia, South Asia, and Africa. His work focuses on integrating social dimensions into development projects and policy work. He has worked extensively on assessment methodologies and social inclusion, related to topics such as gender, participation, involuntary resettlement, indigenous peoples, and human rights.
Founder, LEAP Africa and Co-Founder, AACE Foods
Mrs. Ndidi Okonkwo Nwuneli has seventeen years of experience in international development. She is the co-founder of AACE (African Alliance for Capital Expansion) Foods, an indigenous agro-processing company and a director of Sahel Capital Partners, an advisory firm focused on the agribusiness and manufacturing sectors.
Through her work with Sahel and AACE, she has also shaped agriculture strategy and policy and supported a range of clients in Senegal, Nigeria, Ghana and Liberia, including ECOWAS, Oxfam International, AGRA, USAID, UNECA, and Technoserve.
She started her career as a management consultant with McKinsey & Company, working in their Chicago, New York and Johannesburg Offices. She returned to Nigeria in 2000, to fulfill her passion of promoting entrepreneurship and leadership development in Africa.
She served as the pioneer executive director of the FATE Foundation from 2000, and then established LEAP Africa, and NIA in 2002 and 2003 respectively. NIA empowers female university students to achieve their highest potential in life, while LEAP Africa provides leadership, ethics and management training and coaching for youth, business owners, social entrepreneurs and the public sector.
LEAP also conducts leadership research and has published numerous books on succession, governance, ethics, management and leadership.
Ndidi holds a Master of Business Administration from the Harvard Business School and received her undergraduate degree with honors in Multinational and Strategic Management from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Ndidi has received numerous honors and awards. She was recognized as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. She also received a National Honor - Member of the Federal Republic, from the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Ndidi serves on numerous boards including USAID's Advisory Committee on Voluntary Foreign Aid (ACVFA) and the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on New Models of Leadership.
Director Corporate Relations, World Resources Institute
Chris is Director of Corporate Relations at the World Resources Institute. He oversees WRI’s Global Strategic Partnerships with business, the WRI Corporate Consultative Group, and WRI’s corporate due diligence process. He works directly with strategy leaders in the private sector to identify the best way they can partner with WRI, tap into relevant tools and key messages, and improve business.
Chris started his career as a financial risk analyst with Eni Spa. He then moved to Earthwatch Europe, where he led the Corporate Partnerships department, helping to make links between scientific field research and corporate environmental policy. He led a joint WRI/WBCSD/Earthwatch publication Ecosystem Challenges and Business Implications and an Earthwatch/IUCN paper for the European Commission’s High Level Conference on Business & Biodiversity. His work on Corporate Sustainability appears in the Journal of Corporate Citizenship, Sustain Magazine, and elsewhere.
Degrees in Business (with Distinction from Oxford University) and Natural Sciences (from Durham University), underpin his ability to build bridges between disciplines.
Founder Member, The Robertsbridge Group
Charles is a Founder Member of The Robertsbridge Group and a Senior Associate at the University of Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership. He has been Chair of the Board of Triodos Renewables, the Triodos Bank’s renewable energy investment fund, since 2004.
He sits on the Advisory Boards for The Ecologist magazine and the Environmental Law Foundation in Britain. He is a trustee of The Building Exploratory, Hackney and Vice-President of the London Wildlife Trust.
Between 2004 and 2008, he was a Special Advisor on Climate, Environment and Sustainability for The Mayor of London, a Board Member of the London Development Agency, and Chair of its Health and Sustainability Advisory Group.
He was a member of the UK Government's Round Table (then Commission) for Sustainable Development for ten years from 1993 to 2003.
He has held advisory and paid positions with a number of companies and NGOs. As Executive Director of Friends of the Earth (1993-2003), Charles led its transformation into becoming, for many years, the UK's leading NGO organisation.
Amongst other jobs, he has previously worked on a variety of environmental research and investigation projects in Brazil, Costa Rica, Malaysia, Nicaragua and Nigeria. He attended the University of North Carolina on a Morehead Scholarship between 1972-1977.