Birgitte Mogensen is among Denmark’s most experienced CSR leaders. A public accountant and owner of www.boardmanagement.dk, she has worked for over 20 years with top-level management on business-related CSR: change management, risk management, transparency, business and CSR interaction. She also serves as chair of the Danish Institute of Chartered Accountants’ CSR Committee and member of the Danish Council on Corporate Social Responsibility.
Dr. V. Kurian Baby
Dr. Baby, formerly from the IAS, is a well-known water and sanitation expert at policy and programme levels. Credited with many innovations, he has served as Lead, WASH-India, Oxford Policy Management; India Country Director, IRC, Netherlands; and Managing Director, Kerala Water Authority and
Executive Director, Kerala Rural Water & Sanitation Programme (Jalanidhi). He has also undertaken extensive international assignments for the World Bank, UNDP, UNICEF, DIFID, BMGF, JICA and EU in South Asia, Middle East, Europe and Africa.
He holds a first-class MA with PhD in regulatory economics, specialized in Project Management (IIM-A) and Environmental economics and Development Policy from the USA. While working as District Collector, Thrissur, Kerala, India, he conceptualized, designed and implemented the ‘Mazhapolima’ rainwater water conservation programme, the winner of the 2018 WAFA Water Award.
A PhD in man-made climate change and ecological ecosystems, Jakob Zeuthen focusses on environmental legislation and business sustainability. Working initially with NGOs, he has over 15 years experience in the EU. Senior positions include: environmental committee chair of the EuroCommerce; co-chair of the Forum on Sustainable Procurement; board member in Danish Environment Ministry partnerships; council member for the Nordic Swan and EU eco labels; managing counselor for environmental committees in the Danish Chamber of Commerce and the IT-Branchen trade association. He is also General Director of Danish chemical producer Kemi & Life Science.
Brian Sundstrup is former Senior Social Responsibility Advisor at Coop Denmark, Denmark’s largest retailer. With 11 years experience in CSR-related issues, he has spearheaded national and global initiatives promoting social, economic and environmental development. Brian’s work ranges from Fairtrade and organic food production to strategic farm-to-fork business partnerships in Coop’s value chains.
A former judge and Greenland Court chair, Thomas Trier has over 15 years experience in human rights, labour and anti-corruption issues in 40 countries worldwide. A practising lawyer with Nordic Law Group, his purview covers human and labour rights, corporate governance, data protection, public procurement, corruption risk mapping (due diligence). Clients include private companies, public institutions and NGOs. Since 2013, he has served as an external senior adviser to Deloitte Denmark Sustainability.
Sustainability Manager at IKEA, Jonas Engberg is responsible for developing business solutions for IKEA’s social and environmental strategies. He is currently involved in developing circular economy solutions, and sustainability-related campaign development. He is also responsible for external partnerships.