Dr. James Fava
As Chief Sustainability Strategist for thinkstep and with over 25 years of experiences in the sustainability space, Jim helps the world’s businesses scale sustainability. He is founder of the SETAC LCA Advisory Group which created the technical foundation for life cycle assessment as it is known today, headed the U.S. delegation in the development of ISO LCA standards, is co-founder and currently co-chair of the UNEP/SETAC Life Cycle Initiative’s PMO. For over 20 years, he has directed (and founded) the Product Sustainability Roundtable which has become has been the premier community of practice in the product sustainability space. Jim holds a PhD in Environmental Toxicology from the University of Maryland, College Park, USA.
Prof. Dr. Guido Sonnemann
Guido is a full professor for sustainable chemistry and material management at the University of Bordeaux. Before joining the University of Bordeaux in 2012, he worked as a UNEP Programme Officer for Innovation and Life Cycle Management. In this function he also servedas the Science Focal Point for the UNEP’s Resource Efficiency/ Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) subprogramme. He holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University Rovira & Virgili, Spain (2002), M.Sc. in water biology and chemistry from the University of Poitiers, France (1996), and graduated as engineer from the Technical University of Berlin, Germany (1995) with a specialisation in environmental engineering.
Chief Financial and Operations Officer
Philip is an independent consultant with vast experience in international sustainability projects focussing on natural resource management and life cycle thinking. He’s been working with the UNEP/SETAC Life Cycle Initiative and UNEP’s International Resource Panel where he acted as the secretariat’s focal point on metals. He’s also been involved in the International Network of Product Sustainability Initiatives and has given trainings on LCA Database Management and Carbon Footprinting. He’s also chairman of Policy Innovation e.V., a Berlin-based youth NGO. Philip holds a Master in Public and Private Environmental Management from FU Berlin and a Bachelor in Political Science from the University of Bremen.