Who We Are
Engineer, economist, development banker, fund manager. I've worked on enough development and conservation projects as well as private businesses to know that we will destroy the planet unless we change at a very basic level how we perceive other animals and the environment.
I have designed growth strategies for global multinationals, banks, professional services, eco-start ups, farmers, health services, food businesses, public utilities. All of which did tons for their shareholders and customers and very little for the planet.
If we're going to fix the planet we have to redesign business - all of it.
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Ray leads the WCS Business and Conservation Initiative, which engages with industry and governments to support policies and practices that seek to balance conservation objectives with development interests through design and implementation of best practices aimed at reducing and compensating for impacts on biodiversity and ecosystem services.
Louise Kjellerup Roper
CEO at Volans. Previously marketing ‘bleeding-edge’ software companies such as Cisco and Check Point Software Technologies in the 1990s, before more recently launching Cradle to Cradle and circular economy FMCG brands into Europe. A guest lecturer at both Cranfield University and the University of Exeter and part of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s CE100 network.
CEO and Co-Founder of The Good Economy. Formerly Deputy CEO of
Big Issue Invest, director at the New Economics Foundation and Senior
Economist at the World Bank where designed and led large scale poverty
alleviation projects in Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe.
Independent Director at John Lewis Partnership - making sure the partnership stays on mission.
Formerly General Counsel at Smiths, from February 2020 Michael took on the role of one of two independent directors at John Lewis, charged with challenging the business on how it is upholding the principles of its constitution.
Director and Co-founder of The Good Economy. Formerly co-founder of
Local Futures Group and policy advisor to OECD, UN Economic Council
and the European Commission. Multi-disciplinary economist focused on
role of business and finance in driving inclusive economic development.
Formerly: Vice President of the Asian Development Bank; Deputy Director of the OECD; Vice President at the Millennium Change Corporation; CEO of the National Development Fund for Saudi Arabia