Rodin Genoff named as one of the world’s Top 100 Sustainability Leaders


Rodin Genoff named as one of the world’s Top 100 Sustainability Leaders. Rodin Genoff was recognized for his contribution over the past 15 years for supporting the first environment and business conference in Australia with business partners Lou de Leeuw in Adelaide at which the Toyota Prius was first showcased in Australia. He also developed the first environment cluster strategy for the Australian government and undertook the first national surveys of the industry. He went on to support OECD research on green indicators and developing innovative cluster development projects in cleantech and the wind industry. Outcomes include for example the creation of new joint ventures and business partnerships and research projects between companies in Australia and Europe. He is now developing cutting edge blue economy (green economy2.0) initiatives in Singapore, while writing two books on the new economy and cluster development.

Top 100 Sustainability Leaders is published in ABC Carbon Express issue 202 (25 November 2013):

This, the third 100 Global Sustain Ability Leaders list, which has been devised and produced by Ken Hickson, Chairman/CEO of Sustain Ability Showcase Asia and ABC Carbon, is published in this the 202nd issue of ABC Carbon Express (25 November 2013).

Other Top 100 Sustainability Leaders include:

Blanchett, Cate: Oscar winning actress, star of dozens of international movies and stage roles, co-director of Sydney Theatre Company (until end 2012), which she has led on an environmental and social sustainability program. This included the Greening of The Wharf project which transformed the beautiful, heritage-listed Wharf building into an inspirational example of environmental leadership. She was also involved in the launch of the strategic partnership between Lend Lease and Sydney Theatre Company (STC) to focus on developing programs that facilitate awareness and engagement in the creation of sustainable futures.

Branson, Sir Richard: “Our goal must be to develop responsible renewable fuels and grow production from small batches to millions or even billions of barrels,” said Sir Richard Branson, Founder of Carbon War Room and Founder of Virgin Group, on the start of a global campaign for renewable jet fuels. Just one of his many initiatives to make the transport industry and properties more energy efficient and sustainable.

Chu, Steven: Former US Secretary of Energy, a distinguished scientist and co-winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics (1997). As United States Secretary of Energy, Steven Chu helped implement President Obama’s ambitious agenda to invest in clean energy, reduce our dependence on foreign oil, address the global climate crisis, and create millions of new jobs. Dr. Chu is the co-recipient of the Nobel Prize for Physics (1997). He has devoted his recent scientific career to the search for new solutions to our energy and climate challenges. After serving four years as secretary of energy, Steven Chu returned to Stanford as professor of physics, molecular and cellular physiology. www.stanford.ed

Flannery, Dr Tim: Since the new Australian Government abolished the Climate Commission in September 2013, which Tim was appointed to head, he has become Chief Councillor of the new Climate Council as “Australians deserve independent information about climate change, from the experts”. It is being funded by donations from the public. Author of “The Weather Makers”, leading climate change advocate, former Australian of the Year, head of the Copenhagen Climate Council, he was appointed by the Australian Government early 2011 to a newly-created position as Climate Commissioner, chairing a panel of six experts, including scientists and economists.

Florini, Ann: Professor of Public Policy, Singapore Management University (SMU) and academic director of the new Master of Tri-Sector Collaboration, Ann is also Non-resident Senior Fellow in the Foreign Policy Studies Programme at the Brookings Institution. She has spearheaded numerous international projects, including the Global Governance Initiative and the International Task Force on Transparency, Initiative for Policy Dialogue. Her impressive paper delivered in August 2013 was on “The Future of Capitalism: Will Asia Lead the Way in Sustainability?” shows the important role of partnerships as the foundation for sustainable and effective strategic planning.

Kwek, Leng Joo: Managing Director of City Developments Limited (CDL) is also a firm advocate of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) for close to 2 decades now, making it an integral driving force behind the company’s business philosophy. He was elected as the President of Singapore Compact for CSR. Under his leadership, CDL is recognised as a leader in CSR and green buildings. CDL is proud to be the only Singapore company listed on Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes, FTSE4Good Index Series and Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the world for 3 consecutive years.

Stern, Nicholas: Former World Bank Chief Economist, he was recruited to work for the British government to conduct reviews on the economics of climate change which led to the publication of the landmark Stern Review in 2006. He is currently chair of the Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy, hosted by the London School of Economics and Political Science; chair of the Grantham Research Institute for Climate Change and the Environment; IG Patel Professor of Economics and Government at the Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines (STICERD); Chair of the Asia Research Centre; Director of the India Observatory.

Yeoh, Ruth: Executive Director at YTL Singapore Pte Ltd, she takes responsibility for the company’s environmental and sustainability policies and reports on the YTL Group’s environmental activities through its award-winning Sustainability Reports.  Ruth also pioneered the highly successful “Climate Change Week”, YTL’s flagship educational campaign. Ruth graduated with a degree (Hons) from the University of Nottingham UK and an MSc (Distinction) from Cass Business School in the City of London. She authored and co-edited a book entitled “Cut Carbon, Grow Profits: Business Strategies for Managing Climate Change and Sustainability” (published in 2007).

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