Advisory Board

The Advisory board is composed of 60+ high-level/high-impact personalities with relevant competence and experience: international scholars, civil society organizations actors, social innovators, business leaders, (former) policymakers, philanthropists, etc. It will meet once a year to discuss thematic proposals and projects, to determine priority activities, and to identify potential team leaders for the approved activities (reports, briefs, events). Along with the 12 members of the Coordination Council, the first members are:

A detailed presentation of the members of the Advisory board is available in this document.

Jari Ala-Ruona

Jari Ala-Ruona

Serial entrepreneur, CEO of Aion Sigma, Mentor at Oxygen50

Marta Arretche

Marta Arretche

Professor, Department of Political Science, University of São Paulo

Gustaf Arrhenius

Gustaf Arrhenius

Professor of Philosophy, Stockholm University, and Director of the Institute for Futures Studies
Stefania Avanzini

Stefania Avanzini

Director of One Planet Business for Biodiversity (OP2B), an initiative of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development

Adelle Blackett

Adelle Blackett

Professor of Law and the Canada Research Chair in Transnational Labour Law and Development at the Faculty of Law, McGill University

Romina Boarini

Romina Boarini

Director of WISE, the Centre on Well-being, Inclusion, Sustainability and Equal Opportunity at OECD

Gustavo Cardoso

Gustavo Cardoso

Professor of Communication Sciences at ISCTE – Lisbon University Institute

Lars-Erik Cederman

Lars-Erik Cederman

Professor of international conflict research, ETH Zürich

Martha Chen

Martha Chen

Senior Advisor, Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and. Organizing (WIEGO), and Lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School
Anabel Cruz

Anabel Cruz

Institute for Communication and Development, Lead Civil Society Co-Chair of Open Government Partnership

Leila Dagher

Leila Dagher

Associate Professor of Economics at the American University of Beirut (AUB), Economic Adviser to several public officials, and adjunct lecturer at the George Washington University

Purnamita Dasgupta

Purnamita Dasgupta

IPCC and IPBES Member, and Chair in Environmental Economics and Head, Environmental and Resource Economics Unit Institute of Economic Growth, University of Delhi Enclave, Delhi, India

Mathieu Denis

Mathieu Denis

Senior Director, Head of the Centre for Science Futures, International Science Council

Fatima Denton

Fatima Denton

Director of the United Nations University Institute for Natural Resources in Africa (UNU-INRA)

Gala Diaz-Langou

Gala Diaz-Langou

Director of CIPPEC, Buenos-Aires

Aidan Eyakuze

Aidan Eyakuze

Executive Director of Twaweza East Africa

Warren Feek

Warren Feek

Executive Director of The Communication Initiative Network and Partnership

Isabelle Ferreras

Isabelle Ferreras

FNRS Researcher, Professor at the Department of Political and Social Sciences, University of Louvain-la-Neuve

Fernando Filgueira

Fernando Filgueira

Head of Office at the United Nations Population Fund in Uruguay, and Professor, Social Science Faculty, Universidad de la República

Sakiko Fukuda-Parr

Sakiko Fukuda-Parr

Professor of international Affairs at The New School, New York

Debra Furr-Holden

Debra Furr-Holden

Dean of New York University’s School of Global Public Health.

Ugo Gentilini

Ugo Gentilini

Global Lead for Social Assistance with the Social Protection and Jobs Global Practice at the World Bank

Sascha Haselmayer

Sascha Haselmayer

Ashoka Fellow, Ashoka Germany Partner, social entrepreneur, author of The Slow Lane

†Saleemul Huq

†Saleemul Huq

Director of the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD) and Professor at the Independent University, Bangladesh

Samia Huq

Samia Huq

Dean of the School of General Education and Professor of Anthropology at Brac University, Bangladesh

Lila Karbassi

Lila Karbassi

Chair of the SBTi Executive Board, and Senior Programme Officer of Science-Based Target Setting at the United Nations Global Compact

Uichol Kim

Uichol Kim

IFP Distinguished professor at College of Business Administration, Inha University, Incheon, Korea

Dina Kiwan

Dina Kiwan

Professor in Comparative Education, University of Birmingham

Daniel Kostzer

Daniel Kostzer

Chief Economist, International Trade Union Confederation

Will Kymlicka

Will Kymlicka

Canada Research Chair in Political Philosophy in the Philosophy Department at Queen’s University in Kingston

Guillermo Larrain

Guillermo Larrain

Professor of Economics, Universidad de Chile

Sangheon Lee

Sangheon Lee

Director of the Employment Policy Department of the ILO

Amandine Lepoutre

Amandine Lepoutre

President of Thinkers & Doers, President of Art for Action

Juliana Martinez-Franzoni

Juliana Martinez-Franzoni

Humboldt Chair and Professor of social policy at the University of Costa Rica

Shanaaz Mathews

Shanaaz Mathews

Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town

Claire Mellier

Claire Mellier

Co-founder of the Global Assembly

Leticia Merino

Leticia Merino

Senior researcher, Instituto de Investigaciones Sociales, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)

Doris Mwikali

Doris Mwikali

SD4 Education2030 High Level Steering Committee, UNESCO; Education Program Coordinator, UNICEF,

Laurie Nathan

Laurie Nathan

Professor of the Practice of Mediation and Director of the Mediation Program at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame.

Charmaine Pereira

Charmaine Pereira

Writer and feminist scholar in Abuja, Nigeria

Camille Putois

Camille Putois

CEO of B4IG (Business for Inclusive Growth)

Gabriela Ramos

Gabriela Ramos

Assistant Director-General for the Social and Human Sciences of UNESCO

Marta Roig

Marta Roig

Chief, Emerging Issues and Trends in Development Section, DESA, UN

Rana Sabbagh

Rana Sabbagh

Senior editor for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region at the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP), member of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists

Gonzalo Sozzo

Gonzalo Sozzo

Professor at the National University of the Littoral, Santa Fe, Argentina

Diane Stone

Diane Stone

Professor at the School of Transnational Governance, European University Institute

Laurence Tubiana

Laurence Tubiana

CEO of the European Climate Foundation (ECF) and Professor at Sciences Po, Paris

Stefaan Verhulst

Stefaan Verhulst

Co-Founder and Director of GovLab’s Data Program

Helena Wajnman

Helena Wajnman

Executive Director, Republica.org

David Williams

David Williams

Florence Sprague Norman and Laura Smart Norman Professor of Public Health and chair of the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Woo Wing-Thye

Woo Wing-Thye

Vice President for Asia of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network

Bahru Zewde

Bahru Zewde

Professor of History, University of Addis Ababa

Xiaobo Zhang

Xiaobo Zhang

Senior research fellow at IFPRI’s Development Strategy and Governance Unit and chair professor of economics at Peking University